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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Another Hawaii Update

sorry about all the updates, but this is the way we show joe what we are doing here. SO - if you are bored of all the hawaii pictures and stuff... feel free to check out one of my friends sites.

PS, Dawn, is great and has done slide shows, of MORE pics of everything going on here...

Here is our day at PCC (the Polynesian Cultural Center)
This is us weaving - we made little fish! aaron and charity made their own, and they turned out pretty good! i was impressed - and they played with them ALL DAY!



This is the lesson they got in Samoa (well, the PCC version of Samoa) we watched the show where they climb the tree to get coconuts and make fire, pretty cool!! then the kids learned how to twirl the fire baton thinggy... nate even joined in!

This is the group before we went on the canoe ride (one of the highlights of aaron's day!) My mom, Lyd & kaitlyn, dawn and her kids, and me and my kids. (sue gilligan is here, but she took the pic...)


Ok, funny thing happened when i was there... right before the big canoe show where all the dancers dance in a parade thinggy... i was walking by the river, and saw a face that i recognized... it was a guy from highschool... (dan law)... how random is that? when EVER are you in hawaii, at a random place and see someone from highschool??? anyways, i met his beautiful wife, and caught up with him for a min. i just thought it was totally random/cool! what a small world!


um, this is the picture of the big goose egg nate got when he climbed out of the stroller and headplanted into a cement bench... sorry nate :(

Friday, me, mom, lyd, and dawn decided to go to the temple early in the morning... it was so nice to go! it is a little easier to go here cause it is so close (like down the street), and babysitting is free and in house! (thanks steph, sue, and dad!)


Then, after a quick morning at the beach, i was back to PCC with the big kids... dawn stayed home to watch the babies. Charity came for a little while, but then her feet started hurting, and i made Steph come get her. thank goodness it is so close! (like everything is here in laie)Here is aaron in the new zealand place learning how to do poi balls - seriously, i was impressed - he did pretty good! he was able to twirl the ball over his head with one hand, and with the other do it around his waist (well, mostly). ya, my son the genious - or at least the next professional baton twirler!! i know, any REAL man would want his son to be good a twirling! ;)

Then, we went to the fishing hut. Aaron caught a fish! So did loch and braeden (dawn's kids). Seriously, braeden is SUCH a boy! he didnt even need a fishing pole like everyone else... he would just put the bait in his hand and catch them bare handed! (as pictured here..) you can tell brae isnt my kid!! seriously, when aaron caught the fish, he was almost afraid to touch it to get it off the hook... meanwhile, brae is pretending to eat all the fish he is catching with his bare hands! just a cute little difference...

Finally, here is the pic of the boys all proud of their tatoos they got. i must say, PCC is SO much more fun when you have just older kids. when i took nate and had charity whining around me, it was DEF. not so much fun...

6 comments:

Amy said...

We missed you at the girls night out...but it appears as if you are having quite a few of those on your own! Keep updating ....I love seeing how much fun you are having while I am roasting by the pool!

Meredith said...

I love your updates :) Looks like you are having a TON of fun. And you look sooo pretty with LONG hair!(it seems really long since I have seen you)

xmas_with_the_devil said...

Probably the best looking kids I've ever seen. In each picture, you guys are getting progressively darker.

Totally shocked that Aaron wouldn't touch the fish with his bare hands. His mother brought him up so much differently. You know, whenever an insect had invaded our house Emily would show the kids how much fun it was to pet insects and cuddle with them. Not run around the house screaming like someone totally afraid of bugs.

Ummmmmm.... Dawn, nice smile in front of the Temple.

I'm glad that you guys are having so much fun. I miss you and I vow to work on making Aaron "insect friendly" when you get back.

Richelle said...

Hey Emily! Looks like everyone is having a great time. The boys would love going over to sharks cove and checking out all the sea life there. We are getting ready to leave for Lake Powell in a few days - see you when you get back.

The Farnsworth Family said...

K you guys are getting so tan :) The PCC looks like so much fun. I bet this will be a Summer your kids won't forget~

Jennifer said...

So nice of you girls to keep the hubby's updated. Hope they aren't jealous. You know I LOVE the updates too though. PCC looks like fun. I'm with you on just bringing older kids though. Much more enjoyable.