Friday, May 9, 2008

A trip to Hawaii!!

This last week Shane,Tatum and I went with my parents to take my little sister Megan to BYU Hawaii.We had loads of fun I don't even know where to begin.It is so pretty in Oahu.We stayed in this little beach rental on North Shore right across the street to Sharks Cove(the best place I have snorkeled ever...so far)Also right around the corner was Waimaia Bay.We were able to ride the beach cruisers everywhere.SOOO FUN!This post is really long and I didn't even get to post all the pictures I wanted because some of them are on my mom's camera but I got some good highlights of the trip.


The plane ride over was just fine with Tatum.She was pretty darn good with very few fits.Shane and I were surprised that she did so awesome.She slept,put on lipgloss for about 30 minutes(really!),watched a movie, and ate her favorite thing in the world...Cheetos.She kept saying..."wen non a plane to Hawaii!"

Ok.This was hysterical.I bought Tatum this suitcase and packed her a purse for the plane ride.These things were jamb packed with treasures I found for her that she loves...a little horse,polly pockets,5 lipglosses,a mini puppy,littlest pet shop toys,tic tacs,gum,cheetos,candy,coloring books,stickers,dvd player...the works.She would not let go of these two precious packages.Plus you know that suitcase is just so fun to wheel around.If you you Honolulu's airport you know it is the longest walk ever to get your luggage.She wouldn't let us touch her things and was soooooooooo slow...Shane was so mad at me for getting her that suitcase.I was just laughing and took lots of pictures.Eventually Shane did get a hold of that pink suitcase towards the end of the airport and so I took a picture.He looked so cute with it.


Megan and her friend/roomie holly.Tatum calls them Gagon and Cholly.Now that is what they call each other.Cute!(I don't remember why Tatum is almost nakee)


OH!I just had to take this shot so I would remember the view.When I am having a hard day i can go straight back to this happy place in my head.


We went to Hukilau beach with our cousins(Natalie and Ritchie's boys)They are our second cousins and boy did we have fun with them.There is Cardon(with his tounge out)Raleigh is almost five and Lincoln is the baby bum.He is so sweet I wish I had a better picture.Those boys are so wild and fun Tatum had such a blast with them doing boy stuff.Cardon showed Tatum how to pick up a cockroach. Gross I know.See the videao at the bottom..it is pretty funny I think!
We told Cardon to hold on to Tatum so we could take a picture and so he grabbed her bum.Priceless photo!
The highlight of the trip for me was when we went to the sea life park.My dad and I went swimming with dolphins....a life long dream of mine.SOOO stinking fun!I wish I had more pictures but they wouldn't let us take any because they wanted us to buy the ones tha they took.So take a moment and imagine me riding on a dolphin.........kissing a dolphin and swimming with them. 
me and dad at orientation
Shane managed to get a picture of the dolphin we played with


Ok this is the coolest tree ever.We went to a secluded beach/bay by Turtle bay and later found out that they filmed an episode of Lost right where we were standing.Cool huh!!The trees were huge and so beautiful.Unlike anything I have ever seen(well except the last time I went to Hawaii to visit my friend Lydia)
Tatee looks so very small in this picture because the trees are so huge!

My mom is so cute!
Here we are at Sharks Cove.Tatum was scared of the waves and the water until this picture when I handed her a net and said do you want to catch a fish?She warmed up and decided it was ok if she was going to try to "cat a phishh"




Tatum is scared of waves and so here she is at the beach...hiking up to "go home" because there was HUGE scary waves at this beach.My daredevil dad decided he would go snorkeling in this turbulent water and so I took his picture next to the warning signs they put up.He didn't want Shane or I to go in with him because it is too dangerous and he is really a pro..you know?


Ahhhh the view.I can smell the sea mist from the waves right now!
Our trip had to come to an end.Before we wet to the airport, we ate and the now famous Hukilau Cafe(from 50 first dates)best banana pancakes ever... and then Gagon and Cholly took Tatum to their studio apartment while we paid the bill(those silly sidewalkers!!!).Here they are swinging her as they walk.We really had such a good time and will miss Megan a lot.She will be home in 4 1/2 months.We love Megan so much!
Picking up the cockroach..ewww sick.I actually didn't know what it was until after I had filmed this.I about died when someone said that the bug they were playing with was a form of cockroach.Oh and should I mention Tatum wouldn't get near a bug until she encountered this one.Too funny!Maybe her cousins could teach her to eat vegetables?

25 comments:

Lydia said...

I'm so glad (and very jealous) you went. HORRAY for swimming with dolphins! Remember the turtles? Looks like you guys had a lot of fun.

Cody, Ashley, and Rilyn said...

I'm glad you guys had such a fun trip. I'm really glad tatum did good on the plane. That means that theres hope for me cause rilyn is so busy like tatum!! Isn't swimming with dolphins fun? See you saturday

Taylor and Stephanie Haught said...

WOW! What an awesome trip!! You are very brave to take a 2 year old on a plane for that long. What was your secret for her good behavior? I think my kids would have lasted 10 minutes and thats it!!

Jen Johnson said...

That is so cool that you got to go to Hawaii! I'm so jelous! I'm sure it was a good break before you start all your swim lessons!

Kelly said...

How fun to go to Hawaii with the whole family. blue and I went for his graduation in december and LOVED it. There were too many good views to capture!

BC said...

shelley...i am soooo jealous! it looks like you had way too much fun. and how fun that you got to swim with the dolphins. YAY!! matt and i need a good vacation like that.

Hardisons said...

Im jealous, sounds like you had a great trip!!
My eyes looks wonderful you're the best, I will send all my people your way. Sorry for my drama and tears. See ya monday!!

Carl and Starla said...

Yes the bow making party, I could have used your expertise! I think buying them from you is a MUCH better idea for me from now on! It's not even funny how pathetic my bow looked!

Frankie and Krista said...

That looked so fun! Makes me want to go !! I am glad you guys had so much fun! I love the bag thing. We had that same thing happen with Alexa in the airport at about the same age. They have to do it by themselves!!

Allie & Matt said...

So sad I missed it! It looks like you guys had such a great time though. We'll have to plan another trip to Hawaii soon and I am coming no matter what! You look fabulous in all your pictures and I love my little Tatum SOOO much! Good luck with swimming on Monday.

Pew Family said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY SHELLEY!

megan allen said...

Wow! How fun is that?! Your trip sounded great! I'm a little ( ok, a lot) jelous but glad you had fun.

Janee said...

Ah SO jealous! Dan and I got married in Laie!

Emily R said...

i am so jealous! i want to go back to hawaii! looks like you had a blast! kindof sad my folks dont live there anymore... glad you had fun!

brooke martin said...

CUTEST PICTURES!!! AWWWWW...WHAT A BLAST. HAWAII IS PARADISE. THAT VIDEO OF TATUM IS HILARIOUS! WE'LL SEE YOU LATER TODAY!! THE KIDS CAN'T WAIT!

Jacob and DeaAnna said...

Looks like you guy had a great time! How beautiful!

Erica said...

how completley fun! Ssounds like a dream gald you had a good time!

Jaime said...

Wow! Those pics are beautiful! Lucky girl! Swimming with Dolphins would be so fun! It sounds like you guys had a blast!

The Harris Family Daily Chat said...

How fun, Shelley. So glad you all had a great time. Now that you aren't in primary I don't get to see your face every week. I miss it. the girls can't wait for there turn at swim lessons. Either can I!

Matt & Sarah Pace said...

lucky You!! Looks like you guys had such a good time there! You did alot of fun stuff!!

Bridget and Dustin said...

Looks like a fun trip! Love all the cute pictures of you and the family.

Kim A said...

How beautiful and fun!

MEET THE JENSENS said...

im sooooo jealous! looks like you guys had so much fun! yay for tatum being so good for you guys!!

Caralee said...

Hi Shelley! It's fun to run into your blog. Life seems to be treating you well. What a blast of a trip! It looks like you guys had a great time.

The Bradford's said...

I am so jealous you were in Hawaii. I have always wanted to go there. I haven't talked to you in awhile. I went to Last Chance yesterday and thougt of you. We need to go when you get a chance. Talk to ya soon.