Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Fun Stuff

This was a really cool weekend for fun stuff!

The Blue Angels are in town... they've been buzzing our houses for the last few days in practice. If you didn't know what was going on, you might have thought it was the end of the world around here because of the incredibly loud noise those planes make. My neighbor told me that she dove under her table on Friday thinking that the planes were surely going to crash right into our building because they were flying so close.

They put on a real 'show' yesterday and today. It's really quite breath taking to watch these airplanes fly soclosetogether. This picture was taken by Mike yesterday. And thanks to FB I was able to steal it and repost it for you all.

Moana was pretty much scared to death of them for the first two days. But yesterday when we went out as a family to watch the actual show, she really got into it. As long as she was in my arms (her daddy's arms worked too), she was ok to watch... but if we tried to put her down she would grab our legs and whimper, "I scary!" Needless to say, my arms are tired. BUT, she did watch with amazement and would yell out, "OOOOOOH! LOOK AT THAT!!" and, "WOW! COOL!"

Moana and I sat on our lanai this afternoon during the show and waited for them to buzz our building again. They did in fact come really close. It was all good though. I actually like the way Moana grabs onto me and holds tight when she's scared. It's precious and rare to have such close interactions.

This morning we went out on a boat to the sandbar with some friends... There's a low spot out maybe a mile off the coast of our little town and people get together there every weekend to hang out and drink and float around and chill with friends. We should probably do this more often... but typically it's a once a year thing for us.

Last year when we took Moana she was too little to really enjoy it. But this year, she totally had a blast!

So today was a rare rest day for us. It doesn't happen all that often that we take a complete day off (doesn't an easy swim count as a day off? Lol) But today was a real one. No training. Nada. Nothing. Nalani shows us the real meaning of 'put your feet up'...

(What you don't see in that picture was the mai tai... or the sangria... no matter that it was 9AM.)

Coming back to shore we saw a gorgeous view of Windward Oahu. This is what my town looks like from the ocean. We don't get to see it from this angle very often, but man, it's stunning. Lucky we live Hawaii.


Stacey said...

Ohhh how I miss Hawaii! Looks like you had a great weekend!

Teresa said...

Love the angels! But yes. They are so loud! My cats hate them! Super fun though! Tn

Beth said...

Awesome pictures!! Sounds like a great weekend! :)

Sara said...

What a fun weekend! Definitely makes me miss the WARM Pacific Ocean!

Angela and David said...

Love the jumping picture. Can't wait to get to Hawaii! Those pictures have me excited.

Lizzie said...

Ohhhhhhh - that looks like my ideal day!! Love all the photos.

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Oh, I am sooo jealous! Lounging around with those beautiful views sounds wonderful! I'm glad you had a great day!