Thursday, September 19, 2013

T&C Grom Surf Contest

Back in May we headed down to Waikiki to have the boys in their first surf contest.  It was a lot of fun, most of the North Shore was there so it was one big party.  Micah and Trey were in the kokua or help division where Stephen was in the water with them and could push them into the waves.  Also everyone gets a trophy at the end.  Dallen though, was in the 7-9 Boys Shortboard division.  He had to paddle himself into the waves and they had heats and finals and so on.  We were not expecting anything since Dallen has only been surfing for a few months and the level set here by kids is soooo high.  He got second though in his heat and was able to advance to the second round.  We are so proud of him!  The waves were unusually big that day and the competition was high but he charged it and did his best with no fear!  They all got a goodie bag and a lunch catered from Chilie's so no one left empty handed.
 
 
 
 Do you see those sets rolling in, it was big for "baby queens"
 
 He was red for his first heat and green for his second
 


 I love the look in his eyes in this photo, so determined
 I literally had to pick Micah up and carry him into the water screaming and yelling.  He caught his first wave though and was all smiles, saying how much he loves surfing.  Mommy really does know best sometimes
 
 He looks like the Hulk since his floatie is under his rash guard
 
 Having fun after his heat is over
 


 Ryder was an angel as usual, we brought his play pen and a pop up tent, so we could escape the sun and sand sometimes
 
 Dallen hearing that he got second in his heat
 
 Some of the groms from the kokua division, in front of the Duke Statue, look bottom right
 
 Trey is a natural
 

 Trey can paddle himself in already
 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Just some fun from 2013

 Dallen, Ryder and Micah

 Over a weekend we did every puzzle we had
 


Ryder being cute
 


Ryder is totally terrified by the big dino as you can tell
 

 The Millennium Falcon and a Fisher Price Farm totally go together
 Micah making faces




celebrating OREO day
 


 
Ryder
 
 
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day
 


 
Micah, Stephen and Ryder
 

 Trey playing at the beach
 
 
Trey's invention
 
 
Watching Baby Einstein with Ryder


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Playing at Gas Chambers

This was earlier this year February maybe?  Just me and the boys for a quick dip after school.  The beaches here are referred to by the name of the surf break.  This spot is called Gas Chambers
 
 Micah
 
 Dallen, Trey and Micah sand sliding
 

 Dallen hitting the wave at the end of a slide
 
 Micah
 
 Trey and a Rainbow
 
 Ryder does not mind the sand at all
 


Micah splashing
 


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Spring Break

We ROCKED Spring Break.  We went to the beach, went surfing, went to the Polynesian Cultural Center, had a Nerf Gun War, ate Shave Ice, Played Board Games and a Pool Party
 
 Playing at Chocolates
 
 Nerf Party, we went to a huge grass field and brought a bunch of cardboard boxes to make hideouts
 


 Getting Tattoos at the PCC

 Playing Qwirkle
 
 Eating Shaved Ice (I have two good friends here who each have three boys, no girls it is pretty much a boy party all day long)
 
 Sweet Ryder putting up with it all
 
 Surfing at Alii's
 
 Pool Party