Friday, March 23, 2012

Whale Watching

One of our excursions in Hawaii was a short (2 mile) hike to the point of the Makapu'u Lighthouse. Tate fell asleep (read on for proof) and both kids enjoyed sitting on pillars overlooking the ocean and watching whales breach in the distance. Stunning. The Lighthouse wasn't exactly hard on the eyes, either.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Local Flora

The first of our morning walks on the beach resulted in lots of smiles and these surprise flowers for mama, which West decided to return to the sea in grand style.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Hitting The Beach

We wasted no time racing out to test out the beach in front of our cottage. West and Tate ate up the ocean air - and sand, of course.

Making Themselves Right At Home

I'm finally getting around to posting some Hawaii photos. The kids loved our little vacation cottage and wasted no time testing out the beds and the lawn chairs. Up next - the beach!

Friday, March 2, 2012

A(nother) Day in Paradise

Ah, Hawaii. We miss you already! This post could have been called many things: Out of Order (since it is from mid-vacation), Sunset Strip (because of the gorgeou sunset and Tate's lack of attire in several shots), you get the idea. But the winner is an homage to the place where these pictures were taken - the amazing beach and lagoon at Paradise Cove. We spent all day there (8 hours+) with the McKasson clan having an absolute ball. And it really was as beautiful as it looks - if not more so. And the photos of Aaron and the kids - frame worthy. Although we did have to bribe a cranky West with the promise of Skittles to get in the shot. Even though these are from the middle of our vacation, I wanted to start with them because they are so very beautiful. It doesn't get better than this!