Friday, August 13, 2010

Kaena Point Hike

We had a free day last Saturday. We decided we would enjoy it by taking a hike to Kaena Point.  Kaena means "red hot" or "glowing" in the Hawaiian language.   It is located on the most northwestern point of Oahu.  The hike was very different from many of the hikes we have done on the island.
It was absolutely beautiful and we are so happy we went!
The picture above is from the left hand side of the road. I couldn't take my eyes off the beauty.  Then Sweet girl and I said at the exact same time. "That is so beautiful!" 
Once we reached the end of the highway and parked.  We set out for Kaena Point. 

I thought this formation looked like it was in the shape of a heart. Had to take a picture!
The entire hike the view is (in my opinion)the most beautiful ocean one will ever be blessed to see.

Silly guy spotted this formation, a Sperm Whale.

The view looking south-breathtaking!

This view is looking north.  In the distance you will spot Kaena Point. We walked for about 1 1/2 hours.  Then we decided to head back to the car.  Little man was getting tired and our water bottles were low(full sun all the way). It was a great day!!
Family Pictures from the hike...

Saturday, August 7, 2010

5, 4, 3, 2, 1...Critter Sitters is off

A while back I wrote about Sweet girl starting her own dog walking/pet sitting business.  Well, this summer it has taken off.  Since starting she has had four customers.  It may not sound like a lot but it was.  I am so happy she had this opportunity!  She has learned so much from running her own business. How to manage money, proffesionalism, customer service, responsibilty, interview process, etc.
She has been so proffesional and responsible!!  Recently, she let her customers know she would be leaving.  They told her, "What will the neighborhood do without you!" What a compliment!!

Pictures of Sweet girls "clients".  Photos taken by SG

Mimi- long time and loyal customer.  She walks her Monday-Friday and has pet sat for the family a few times.  Mimi is the cutest thing.  Sweet girl always brings her up the house to say hi to me(and get treats of course).  She is always so happy.

Marley- Sweet girl pet sat for her family. Marley's owner recommended Sweet girl
to her next customer.  Marley was ADORABLE and sweet!! Lap dog all the way.

Teddy- She pet sat Teddy and Buddy for 3 1/2 weeks.  It was A LOT of work. 
Teddy was a sweetheart, very loveable dog.

Buddy-  Buddy was  a sweetheart too but was scared of everything.  Bless his heart. 

I am so proud of her!!

Travel Games- Find It!

While walking through Target's game aisle I found this idea.  The game is called "Find It!"
I thought it looked like something that would be easy to make at home.  I went around the house collecting little things from junk drawers and toyboxes.  Then dyed some rice the fill theplastic bottle with.

Once the rice was dry, using a funnel I put the rice and items into a plastic bottle. 

I made a list of everything that is inside the bottle so the kids know what they are looking for.  The object of the game is to find all of the items by turning and shaking the bottle.

Items I put inside:
  • A tire from a Matchbox car.  I dug into my son's bin of cars and found a few stray tires.
  • A foam letter "E"
  • A BB- found on the park
  • A foam letter "S"
  • Rubber band
  • Lego
  • Long green bead
  • Penny
  • Dime
  • A little leaf-from a broken pair of jewelry
  • A ice cream cone-from my daughter's Littlest Pet Shop collection
  • A cup-from my daughter's Littlest Pet Shop collection
  • A foam caterpillar
  • Yellow Pony bead
  • A small fish-from the bottom of the toy box
  • A daggar- from the Playmobil box
  • A pebble
  • Jack
  • Piece of string
  • Small cork
  • Rope toy-from my daughter's Littlest Pet Shop collection
  • Purple heart bead
  • Blue flower-small flower from the craft store.
  • Green Pony bead
  • A small eraser
  • Paperclip
  • Sea Shell
  • Marble
  • Screw- I found a plastic one.
  • A small dinosaur

Art at the Zoo

Something new at the zoo is this painted wall along the path to the entrance.  It was beautiful and wow was it colorful!!  I thought I would post this work of art:)  

One Last Trip to the Honolulu Zoo

Last night I was doing a blog makeover- updating pics, layout, background, etc.  I realized while looking for pictures I never posted these.  We took a trip to the Honolulu Zoo a little while ago.  Little man always ask ,"Can we go to the zoo? or beach?"  His two favorite places.
This was a laid back trip.  We took our time and let him navigate us.

Our three kiddos

A family favorite... the elephant.  The zoo is in the process of making these guys a better home-yay! 

One of my favorite animals at the zoo, the giraffe.  It was kind of funny.  There was an event going on across the street at the beach.  People were letting balloons fly into the air.  They just so happened to be flying directly over the giraffe exhibit.  The giraffe's were constantly on watch  looking out for them. 

Out of all the animals, Little man was facinated by the chickens.  While Dad was running out to feed the meter we hung out and watched them (for about 45 minutes). It was feeding time on the farm.  He thought it was hillarious that they were coming into their house for dinner time.  He was watching them go up and down the ramps. The zookeeper noticed his facination. So, he brought Henry out for him to pet and feed.  Henry was such a sweet rooster.   

The zookeeper told us Henry loves to have his picture taken with the kids.

The sweet little goats.

Out of the Fog

This past week I had a rude awakening...literally. 
Every morning I have waken up with a severe headache.  I don't usually get headaches this often.  Maybe once a month I will get a minor one but nothing like what I experienced this past week.  Every night I went to bed praying it would be gone.  The next morning came and they just seemed to be getting more intense.  It was taking me about 3 hours to even function. 
On Tuesday, I woke up and it was the worse one yet.  It was pain I can't even begin to descibe and nothing I have ever felt before. You could say I was a bit frightened !! 
I struggled to get out of bed but I had to. I started to think to myself,  "What is going on?"
After about an hour and no relief I called my husband at work.  At this point I was in tears(which wasn't helping ).  He was growing concern too and told me to go to the doctor.  I hung up the phone and made an appointment right away.  I was so thankful they could squeeze me in asap. 
I arrived at the doctor's office.  I began to tell her where I was having this pain (the back of my head, radiating to the top of my head and down the neck)and descibing it to her.  Her diagnosis was a "tension headache". 
From what I understood, I have been storing the stress from this move in my neck.  Which then is affecting the nerves leading up my spinal cord.  She described it as a domino affect.  She prescribed me a muscle relaxer(at night), Motrin, gave me some exercises, and suggested that I sleep with a heating pad on my neck.  Usually, I don't take medicine but  had to cave in this time.  It was not only affecting me but everyone in the familly.  Everything was a fog.    
The first two mornings I  didn't have any relief.  I was starting to think I should go back to the doctor(or ER).   But then, this morning I woke up with a very mild headache.  How excited I was to see a light and to be coming out of the fog!! 
I am praying tomorrow will even be better:)


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