8.06.2011

heading east.

last weekend we had a birthday luau to attend in waimanalo.
we rarely come out to this side of the island,
so we took full advantage of the day here.
after the party with good hawaiian food and bounce houses for the minis, we went across the street to waimanalo beach park.
the water here is absolutely gorgeous and the view of the two islands off shore is picturesque.
it was well worth the drive.


i've been wanting to go down there, but i'm sure
the hike down with minis + gear in tow would be stressful.
mini-she snapped pictures for me since i was driving...
she always makes sure to include a few of herself.
waimanalo beach.
mini-she got pounded in the shorebreak...sand in the hair, yuck.
rabbit island and flat island.

the water was absolutely gorgeous...
until we found portuguese man o' war.
these normally appear during the ninth day after the full moon, but are more present on the east shore because of the constant wind blowing onshore.
 mini-he just likes to get sandy...double yuck.
we ended the night as sister #2's house for dinner and games.
she had the adult beverages waiting for us.
look how tanned the kids are!
(nephew/niece)

25 comments:

  1. whoa- that portuguese manowar is CRAZY looking! Yikes!

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  2. the first photo is very lovely
    Chari T (deep fried stilettos)

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  3. beautiful scenes! lol at u yuck-ing the kids getting dirty with sand siggh kids just love having fun :)

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  4. cool pics
    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

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  5. Ahhh beach, sand, blue water; It's like you live in heaven. Then you show me this thing. Yeah I called it a thing. Although it looks cool I read up on it on the wikipidea link you provided. It does not sound fun at all! I say that is more yuck than sand.
    Cheers,
    Bre

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  6. Really nice pictures! Your swimsuit is lovely!
    And I agree, sand can be yuck-y! :)

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  7. Nice pictures!
    http://www.itsbellatime.blogspot.com/

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  8. You look super sexy babe and i'm still in disbelief about where you live!!! Your so lucky. xoxo

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  9. Gorgeous place and kids are adorable...not sure about that weird and colorful thing on the sand...
    C:

    http://moneygonefor.blogspot.com

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  10. Looks like such a good time! I want to go to the beach, except avoid that portugese manowar thing, ew.
    xJennaD

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  11. Mini-She is way too adorable. She totally takes after you, doesn't she?
    This place looks gorgeous. Take me with you next time.

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  12. these are such great images! looks like a beautiful day :) those kids seriously are TAN! kinda jealous! ;)

    xoxo

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  13. Gorgeous pictures!! I so wish I lived by the beach! Which island do you live on?? We are planning a Hawaii trip for February.. hopefully maui!!

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  14. So beautiful! You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place!

    xo Teresa
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  15. OMG that man 0 war is GORGEOUS looking! I would totally reach out and touch it! hahaha.
    ♥ laura

    the blog of worldly delights

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  16. gorgeous bathing-suit!!!!

    xx
    http://www.trend-ish.com

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  17. The perfect weekend! Gotta get back to Hawaii!

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  18. I am still blown away by the whole, you live in a Hawaii thing. I can't imagine what it's like going to the beach and having to worry about things like jelly fish! Such a lovely place though... wish I could visit someday.

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  19. Beautiful scenery and photos! You're bathing suit is gorgeous on you!

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  20. okay, look at that Portuguese Man of War. My husband was fascinated with the pic. we're hoping to go visit my sister who lives in HI in November! can't wait!

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  21. You have such a lovely family and your kids do look so tan.


    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  22. such lovely pictures, they are so candid..
    you look fab in that swimsuit! mini-he looks like he enjoyed quite a bit in the sand..how do u manage to clean up the mini yous?? lol
    hugs,
    Nelly
    www.massacredmascara.blogspot.com

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  23. Gosh, I so love Hawaii. I would pack up and move there in a heartbeat if I had the chance--so long as I was far away from the shoreline, in case of tsunamis, oh, and a good distance from the few active volcanoes, and then there's the whole hurricane thing (though rare in Hawaii, it would be just my luck that one would hit). Meh, I'd still love to live there.

    Looks like the fam had a blast! One of my kids would probably have grabbed the man o' war and ended up with some sort of allergic reaction from the sting. lol!

    Also, thanks for the low down on Skinny Girl Margaritas--I came across this post today and thought of you! http://howtodoeverythinginhighheels.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-make-skinny-girl-margarita.html

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  24. Looks great & gorgeous swimsuit ^^.
    x

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