Saturday, April 18, 2009

Blueberry Banana Pancake Breakfast At The Beach

After 4 months of crap weather (ok, it's all relative I know, but for those of us who are completely spoiled living here, it's been rainy cold crap), we finally had a perfect day! Ahhhh... reminds me of summer in Hawaii... which I guess it almost is... so we can expect more days like this for a while. YEA!

I rode my bike down to Kailua beach and met my swim team for a little ocean swim.

Last one in's a rotten egg!

...followed by a pancake breakfast. Kurt doesn't mess around... he wasn't grilling just any old pancakes... blueberry banana pancakes! Yep, we know how to do Saturdays around here when the weather's nice. ;)

As if that wasn't awesome enough, Scott brought Moana down to play!

This is why we live in Hawaii. Moana really seemed to enjoy her time at the beach today... and in the ocean! The water felt a lot warmer today and we sure had fun playing in it.

Moana is now recovering from the wild morning in her crib... so it's time for Mama to pack the bag for the sprint triathlon tomorrow morning. It's happening at the same beach we were at today... somehow this little race has a way of bringing out the best talent Oahu has to offer... lots of fast gals to play with tomorrow! Too bad the swim is so short (they say 500M but I don't think it's ever actually been that long) and the run is disproportionately long (3.75 miles, ending with 500M in the sand). Seems to me that if we're going to run 3.75 miles, the swim should be at least 1000 meters... but who am I to say that? Apparently the race directors don't favor swimmers around here. ;)

I'll be up early tomorrow since the gun goes off at 6:15 (yikes!) It'll be fun regardless I'm sure.


Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Well, I'm all in favor of a long swim as well... But you'll still rock it out there! Enjoy, have fun, and remember that EVERYONE has to trudge through the sand.... you'll do fantastic! GOGOGO!

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

PS - I already wrote this on FB, but BEAUTIFUL guys all look fantastic! What a beautiful day!!!

cat. said...

yeah! what a fun day.

i can't wait to hear all about it tomorrow.

go, mama GO!!!

Angela said...

Wow, what beautiful pictures!!!! I'm so jealous, I wish our anniversary stay was longer than the week we spent. Ah, I can feel the breeze and smell the ocean looking at those pics. Thanks.

I'll be sending positive thoughts your way in the morning while I'm getting 12-13 miles in! I'm sure you're going to do great, looking forward to the report.

kerrie said...

um, those are such great pictures. i'm so jealous as we just got a huge mid-april dumping of snow here. have fun tomorrow and enjoy the race!!!

Roz said...

Hi Michelle,

Fantastic pictures! Absolutely adorable and yummy, blueberry pancakes! Are you folks starting a swim on townside any time soon (to Dukes)? Can I get in on that?

You look great and I'm superstitious, so the rest of what I have to say can wait awhile.

Enjoying the blog.

:) Roz

cherelli said...

Hi Mama Simmons, love following your blog, wanted to say that pic of you and Moana in the blog header is awesome! Oh, and would you mind sending your blueberry/banana pancake chef up here to Vancouver BC? I could certainly put a few of those away (well actually I probably couldn't, when it comes to pancakes my mind is definitely bigger than my stomach but 2 or 3 would be good ;) Have a great day, Michelle

Angela and David Kidd said...

Good luck!

And I love the pictures of Moana in the sunglasses. We have some for Zach and they never quite sit right on his face.

Heather said...

Looks so fun for Moana!!