Hayden got obsessed with coconuts here. He kept saying he wanted to climb a tree and pick one. While stopping for lunch he found this tree and tried to climb it. This is how far he got.
The kids found baby coconuts that already fell from the tree
Pre-show activities at Starlit Hui
Hayden made this boutique for me...It's so pretty!
Day 4 - we didn't have anything planned before waking up but had a great day nonetheless. We started by taking a small hike to the end of the cove by our hotel (just on the other side of the Marriott). We heard it was a good place to possibly see turtles. We had to climb over a few rocks to get to the ocean but it was well worth it. There we saw crabs crawling all over the rocks. In the ocean we could see fish swimming everywhere and we got lucky and did see one turtle pop his head up and decide to pay us a visit. On the way back to the room we dropped the kids off at the play house for a couple of hours so they could play and we could relax and figure out what we were going to do the rest of the day. We decided we would first go to the beach and then swim at the pools/water features at our hotel. At the beach we "rented" (our hotel lets those who stay here use them for free) a couple boogie boards as well as sand toys. Hayden & Emmie loved the boogie boards and were all over the cove on them. Paxton played a little in the ocean but ended up playing with a kid digging a hole on the beach. When done we went and played in the lazy river and went down the water slide a couple of times on our tubes. When we were done, we came back to the room where we changed and got ready for dinner. We decided we wanted the kids to experience Waikiki at night so we drove to Waikiki (about a 50 minute drive). We ate dinner at the Top of Waikiki restaurant. The same restaurant Tami and I ate at almost 14 years ago on our honeymoon. After dinner we walked around Waikiki and showed the kids some of the places we went when we were on our honeymoon. The crazy thing is that a lot of the places we went were gone. Our hotel (Miramar at Waikiki) is gone. The International Marketplace is gone. The Denny's we ate at (which was part of the hotel) was gone. But we were able to show the kids where they were. We haven't eaten any breakfasts at any restaurants to the kids haven't had a chance to experience things like fresh pineapple or POG juice. We will be doing a character breakfast later this week so we will save most of that for then but we couldn't put off POG juice any longer. I got a POG shaved ice yesterday and the kids loved it so I knew it was time. While we were walking around tonight we stopped in at the same little grocery store we stopped at on our honeymoon and bought a half gallon of POG juice (for those who don't know POG is Passion, Orange and Guava juice mixed...very yummy). I can't wait until we wake up tomorrow morning and get to have some. Once done we decided we would go to Leonard's Bakery a few miles away since we have heard good things about it. We tried the Malasadas and they were as good as they were supposed to be. A pretty good day considering nothing was originally planned. Tomorrow is Hanauma Bay and the Swap Meet.
I found this fun climbing tree so decided to grab some photos of the kids sitting in it
View of our hotel
The kids went to Aunty's before swimming and got to meet Chip and Dale
Playing at the beach in front of our hotel
Picture taken in the ocean in front of our resort by our GoPro
In the lazy river after the ocean
That night we went to Waikiki