It’s Valentine’s Day and we were up early as expected on the first day in Hawaii. It was nice to be able to watch the sunrise from our lanai.
The kids wanted to go to the beach so we packed up and headed down.
We set up camp and pretty much stayed the whole day.
Toni and Thomas arrived a little later.
Auntie Yoon and Uncle Kurt showed up by lunchtime with Trevor and we spent the rest of the day with them.
The day ended with an ice cream delivery by Dada and Peanut.
This last always been a fun activity to do as a kid. It’s a mixture of cornstarch and water. If it’s moving, it is a solid state but once you let it rest, it “melts” into a liquid.
The kids spent the afternoon in the garage and opened the kinetic sand box.
They worked together to make a layer cake with decorations too.
It’s amazing how long these two an play together in the front area and the garage. I think they clocked 6 hours total today.
This morning, we woke up to a lovely view of the ocean at our hotel in Carlsbad.
After breakfast, we took a hotel shuttle to the beach down the street. They also provided us with free chairs and umbrellas.
Ponto State Beach was pretty empty and had a restroom nearby. The kids had a really fun time!
Leela took a nap before we headed back.
We have a specific spot in the house where the kids eat their special treats.
I’m so thankful for it now because of this crazy mess of a dessert.
Mmmm…so good…but so messy.
We went to Huntington Beach today!!
What a beautiful day!!
On the way back to Yai’s house, we stopped at Shake Shack. Yum…
We celebrated Father’s Day at Uncle Johnny’s House this evening.
It’s still so HOT here in Southern California and the pool at Auntie Jia’s house is open!