Mar 17, 2009

Hailey's front teeth

Hailey's little(I mean big) smile has went through quite the transformation in the last month, here she is the end of January and then the 1st of March. I can't believe she is old enough to be loosing all of her teeth.

Just outside of Koloa is the Koloa Sugar Plantation. Though is has been shut down for quite some time, it is still a magnificent building to look at. Kauai once had 5 sugar mills up and running on this Island, now they only have one and it is on it's last season of production. That will mean that the only sugar mill in Hawaii is one left running on Maui. It's really sad how things like this are shutting down everywhere.
After our camping in the rain expedition, John and our girls decided to make a 'fort' in our family room. They used every blanket and sleeping bag to form this fort. I wish they too would have had to clean it up, I think it took me almost two hours to fold everything up and put it away. But they did have fun and played hard for a few days.

Mar 10, 2009

Camping in the rain

We had had plans to go camping for a really long time, yet the weather never quite works with our plans. We went camping with 3 other families, Rusty & Mandy Cook, Mike & Holly Cook and Will & Karen Summerhays familys'. I really need Mandy's pictures for this as my camera's batteries were all dead. We really did have lots of fun, but this week lots of records were set in HI as the coldest weather ever.... I guess that's what you get when so many people from Utah move here.
The girls had lots of fun and we stayed dry in our tent, not all families did :) :) :) I think Mike said that his rain gauge showed we got 3/4 inch of rain during the night. We did have to cancel our Saturday hike and just headed home after breakfast, but John did get to use his new grill for the first time, he got it for Father's Day last year!
Abby loves chickens (bak bak's) and she loves to chase them around, we went for a walk together and I think there were about 50 of them following us back to camp. We really didn't want that so we had to jump and yell and chase scare them a little so they would not follow us anymore. It was rather hilarious to see her trying to scare them.
I'm still working on my scrapbooking a little. Here is a really quick page of Hailey and Alyssa as they were having a sword fight with their Mickey Mouse Light Sabers. The looked really funny with their swimming goggles on too!