Monday, April 02, 2007

The Big Island

Well, as expected, Hawaii was AMAZING! We had such a great time...awesome weather (for the most part) an incredible place to stay and some pretty spectacular scenery...good company too! The week went by WAY too fast and the plane rides there and back WAY too slow:) Gaines did great considering he spent about 12 hours on a plane both ways! It was worth it because he got to spend some quality time with his uncles and aunt. However, all he really wanted to do was play with nana and papa...he didn't even really let Will or I play with him that much- in fact, we kind of missed him! Anyway, the following pictures will give you an idea of how beautiful is was. I didn't take too many pictures because Brandon bought a SWEET camera before the trip, so we designated him as our personal photographer and will be receiving all his pics before too long (hint hint Brandon)... Friday night Luau

Gaines Birthday party on the beach!

The little cove in the picture below was one of our favorite snorkeling spots...tons of fish and turtles!

This picture was taken right before we went "whale watching." Apparently the whales were being stubborn that day because they sure didn't put on much of a show for us...although we did see a couple tails. The worst part was that my mom got "sea sick"... we all felt soooo bad for her!

The next 5 pictures were taken the day we were at the Volcanoe National Park. It was a really rainy day- that side of the island gets 280 inches of rain a year, the other side where we were staying only gets 10!

Gaines was pretty funny to watch at the beach- he was really into the sand, but not so much into the water. Although, he did think it was fun to drag a boogie board around.

Needless to say, I don't think any of us were quite ready to come home, but we are so thankful we got to go!