Can be pretty spectacular, too.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Our 2014 family vacation was AH-mazing! And here are 1,343 pictures to show just that.
Next stop: Maui! (Max says, "Cheeeeeeese!")
And, of course, no vacation to Maui is complete without a trip to Costco upon landing. Max was pretty happy about this ginormous bag of popcorn.
The view from our condo in Kihei. Welcome to paradise!
I've been taking gymnastic classes...
Check out my sweet moves!
I can get used to being a beach bum.
And speaking of bums, look at this cute one!
The perfect sunset to welcome us to the island...
The next morning, after a delicious breakfast at Kihei Caffe...
It was time for water fun! At first, Max wasn't so sure...
But then he liked it!
The sweetest little fish in the ocean.
Enjoying the scenery.
With Daddy, too.
Bye, Aunt Shawn!
And while I made sandcastles...
My little brother did this.
Such a rough life.
Practicing some hand-balancing.
Gearing up for my acrobatic future!
Then Aunt Shawn did this to Max's hair.
Mommy and Daddy had a date night out at the Four Seasons Wailea...
To celebrate their almost six-year wedding anniversary!
Too bad their view at dinner sucked.
The restaurant surprised them with this sweet treat, too! (Pun intended.)
They capped off their evening with a visit to the best shaved ice stand, "Local Boys". (This will be a running theme through the week.)
And while Mommy and Daddy ate their faces off, Max got caught up on some light reading...
And discovered Aunt Shawn's EOS lip balm, which he then proceeded to cover his belly with.
Feels so good, though!
Nighttime Cuddles after a wonderful day...
Would our trip be complete without at least one round of golf for the boys?
With a view like this, absolutely not!
The Nolans and Coffeys did the Road to Hana...
While I learned to boogie board for the first time!
Laird Hamilton, eat your heart out.
Hurry the hell up, Mom!
Little Brother gave it a go, too (after waiting for his turn).
I think Max could get used to this...
Maybe me too. :)
Max contemplates going in the water...
And decides that right here is just fine.
Sometimes Mommy is just a hat, and Max thinks that's funny.
Also funny: swings.
And after swinging, one must always indulge in some Shave Ice, right?
Damn right, Little Brother!
After such a fun morning...
It was time for a snooze.
Then more beach fun!
Someone enjoyed it very much. :)
Don't forget to wash your toes, though!
Time for dinner, where Mackey proceeded to eat all of Mommy's noodles.
The next day, we went to the Maui Ocean Center...
Which was Max's first time at an aquarium!
He kept running around the entire place saying, "Fish! Fish!"
That's ok, Max. We'll find Nemo together.
Petting the starfish...
Max does it, too...
And says, "Cooooooool! All done.".
Is there a Jaws in here?
Mommy's cutest fish in the sea!
While Max and Mama took a nap, Daddy and I went on a black lava hike together!
I'll just take my shirt's advice and tread lightly.
After all that hiking, we definitely needed to make a pit stop!
Can I order now?
Nothing can be sweeter than this, though!
WOMAN! Where's my cup??
Can't talk. So good.
Sisters love shaved ice, too!
I think we like it!
Night Night, Moma!
And while Jasper and Max played with Moma & Poppy the next morning...
Mommy & Daddy decided to bike down Haleakala Volcano!
With Aunt Shawn & Uncle Dust, too!
They look so good, though.
Fortunately, they passed the cemetery and made it back safe and sound!
And while Aunt Shawn and Mama got their shop on...
Daddy took us to the park!
Here are a bunch of pictures of us looking adorable...
I mean, amirite or amirite?
Enjoying the last sunset...
Our final dinner in Maui.
What better way to end our family vacation than celebrating me, the birthday boy!
I was totally fine with this.
Dear Pineapple Creme Brulee, thanks for being you.
And, of course, Mommy had to follow this with a plethora of family shots in various stages...
Before our flight the next day, we got in more park time...
Naps on Mama...
And one last Shave Ice. :)
We'll see you again soon.
After landing back on the mainland...
And a few more in-flight cuddles...
Mahalo for an incredible family vacation! Can't wait for the next one!