October 30, 2009

My Pumpkin

Happy Halloween. Chloe is a butterfly this year for Halloween. I thought I would share some holiday photos with you. Hope everyone has a safe and spooky weekend.

October 28, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

October 27, 2009

Hawaii Wrap-up

It is time to end the Hawaii vacation posts. I thought I would show some photos of some of the meals we had and also some of the plants we encountered. The photo above is of Chloe in her pack–n-play that we brought along on vacation for her to sleep in.

October 21, 2009

Event at the Waikiki Shell

On the Wednesday evening of our vacation we had tickets to the American Dental Associations Distinguished Speaker event. It was held at the Waikiki Shell pictured above. It is an out door stage with the famous Diamond Head behind it.

We had lawn seating tickets which were perfect. They gave you a straw mat per couple, and sense we had Chloe with us and the stroller it worked out perfectly.

Here is Chris and Chloe lounging on the mat. Wow, my husband is a stud. We have been together for over 16 years and it is nice that sometimes I will look at him and he still has it. LOL. There is something adorable about seeing the man you love play with the child you both created.

The event was early enough to give us some time to relax before the sun went down. Here is Chloe discovering grass. We do not have much of it in New Mexico for her to play on.

Here she is tickling her feet with the blades of grass. So precious!

I thought life could not get better than this, enjoying some family time outside.

The speaker that night was Sidney Poitier. It was hands down the best speech I have ever heard in person by a famous person. He is such a wonderfully great man. He did over an hour long talk about his life and broke it down into snapshots, and it was all about his life before the acting career. Truly fascinating and I will remember it forever.

October 16, 2009

Honolulu, China Town

Chris and I took a day with Chloe and headed over to China town in downtown Honolulu. We had a wonderful time strolling in and out of all the aisles and shops. They also had a wide assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables. The fish markets were particularly exciting. The shrimp was so fresh that it was actually jumping on the ice. Here are some pictures of our day in China Town.

Here are a few of the things I picked up on our adventure through China Town.

October 11, 2009

Beach Baby

Ahhh the Beach! Can life get any better than sitting under a couple of umbrellas and enjoying the surf and sand? We were on Waikiki beach. The days that we spent enjoying the ocean we would rent 2 umbrellas and 2 chairs for the day. We purchased a mat, some beach towels and a small umbrella that we set up each day in front of our chairs as a little baby play station. It worked well to keep Chloe out of direct sun light. You can see in the photo above her beach space.

Here is a photo you can kind of see how our umbrella and 2 chairs were set up. This is Chloe and her grandmas enjoying some time together. Chloe is telling them a grand story in secret code baby babble. Lucky for Chloe Grandmas understand every word.

Chloe did great at the beach. I picked her up a pail and shovel with lots of toys. My plan was to actually build a sand castle for my little princess but found my self lazing about enjoying the tranquility of the waves crashing a shore and getting to read bits and pieces of some books I brought.

Chloe was not a big fan of the waves crashing in on her toes. I think the next time we take her to the beach we will find a beach that has more of a lagoon, with no crashing waves. That way she can sit at the edge and feel the water gently tickle her toes.

The pool was a bigger success. She liked the pool. Chris brought her in and she would splash around and watch all the other kids playing.

Bringing a 6 month old to the beach is enjoyable. Just make sure to use sunscreen. We bought the spray on kind that worked well and was easy to apply. Also have some kind of sun cover so the baby is not in direct sun light the majority of the time. The cheap little umbrella we bought worked well. We also saw some people who used a little baby tent at the beach. Another recommendation is to use those little swimmers diapers instead of a fancy swimsuit bottom diaper, because if baby goes number 2 in her fancy swimsuit bottom it is not easy to get that off and then you will need to clean them. Not sure where you would do that on the beach. We used the huggies swimmers and when she had an accident we ripped the sides to take it off and easily bundled them up to toss away. Stay tuned more to come of our trip to Hawaii.

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