We went to Hawaii over my spring break. We started in Oahu visiting my awesome friend Erin. This was the first time John or I had been to Oahu and it was fun to see another island and how different it was from the Big Island. Erin was an amazing hostess and we loved meeting her one year old Ryan for the first time. Her three year old Jack gave up his room so we could stay with them. It was an awesome stay but way too short! I look forward to hopefully seeing Erin in Washington this summer.
This picture of Holden was in her back yard. It was SO nice to wear short sleeves after the crazy Washington winter we have had!
Holden on his first Hawaii beach in Oahu and the view from a hike Erin took us on.
We then went to the big island for 9 days to see John's family. It was Holden's first trip meeting all the great aunts and uncles. This photo was taken at the bottom of Waipio Valley. It was my first time going down into the valley. The second photo is of a group of wild horses.
Oh, how I love him!
Our typical Hawaii trips consist of lots of beach sitting and sun bathing. That is a little harder to do with a nine month old who crawls, needs 50 spf applied constantly, and is afraid of waves! This led us to look for more creative Hawaii adventures. We spent one Saturday driving to the southern most tip of the United States and hiking to Papakolea, one of only two green sand beaches in the world. The "green" sand look more like wet, dirty, Washington beach sand, but the hike and the view were definitely worth the trip!
Holden and his mustache hat being cute in the tall grass.
We also stayed at the Marriott for a couple nights. Holden loved the pool. I thought these pictures were hilarious because although he really did like it a lot, these pictures look like we are torturing him with the water!
I tried to convince John the entire trip that we need to move there, and I am still working on it, but I don't think I will win this battle. Can someone just bring sunshine to Washington please?