Ella and Zoe each have their own cute ways of saying Aloha. Ella says "hello ha" and Zoe says "ah ah ha". It's a lot of fun hearing them say it.
Jacob made Valentine cards at home before our trip and packed them. He's a planner like his mother! He even brought one for Aunt Katje and mailed it a week ago from Maui so she would receive it as close to Valentine's Day as possible. We started this great day with Jacob passing out his Valentines.
We stopped to pick up our daily wristbands for the pool on our way to Auntie's. Each day there is a different colored wristband that identifies you as a resort guest. Most of the kids accumulate them throughout the week and end up with a wrist full of them by the end of their stay. Jake and Max were no different. In fact Jake didn't take his off when we got home either. Two have since fallen off, but he still has four on his wrist 6 weeks later! My rule is that they have to come off before Easter. (One week left!)
I wanted to mention the water stations around the pool. I thought this was great! It was nice not to have to buy bottled water.
Today the kids immediately wanted to go to the kids club after breakfast to make space goo with Stich
Kyrie and I took Zoe to the pool while they were doing that. Zoe has had a little cold for about a week now. It hasn't been too bad, but she isn't sleeping well and she has been kind of cranky.
Zoe and I started a daily tradition...I would take her into the lazy river and she would fall asleep. We would float around so peacefully. I just had to steer clear of any spraying water! I loved this! I think Zoe wants a waterbed!
|(No, that's not us; but it set the scene, right?)|
After the kids were done making space goo they joined us in the pools. Actually Max and Ella begged to stay longer and celebrated when I let them! Jacob set a goal for himself of going down the waterslide 10 times today - he beat that by a couple.
|A spontaneous celebration dance broke out when I let them stay in the kids club!|
|Max proudly shows off his Space Goo and "puppet" he made at Auntie's Beach House|
|Live music at the 'Olelo Room.|
|More whales--very difficult to photograph!|
|'Ama 'Ama as the night falls|
We collected the kid's right after dinner. Auntie's is literally right next to 'Ama 'Ama so it was easy to check on them before dinner and get them right afterward. Everytime I would go get them, they were up to something new. Sometimes I didn't even recognize them!
|An interesting group of characters. I think only one is mine.|
Kyrie's phone went through the laundry today so that was unfortunate!