“There’s nothing like packing a suitcase…” (Anything Goes)

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

We headed back to Kauai this year for another week at Kiahuna Plantation. We went the same week that we went in 2009, and got lucky with 9 amazing days of warmth and sunshine. A few things were different this year. We had one more child with us, so we were very happy to have Nana, Papi and Mathew join for the trip. Everything we loved about Kauai last year was still the same this year. The kids all had an amazing time, loved the water, the pool, the sand (Evan, not Sophie), and the hours running and  playing on the beautiful lawns. Sophie probably wins the prize for “most changed” during the 9 days. She came back from vacation with a much expanded vocabulary, and seems to say everything now.

Evan chasing one of the many wild roosters on the island. Evan woke up early each morning and would wait for the roosters to start crowing before getting out of bed.

Evan chasing one of the many wild roosters on the island. Evan woke up early each morning and would wait for the roosters to start crowing before getting out of bed.

Sophie and Nana at the "spouting horn" viewing area.

Sophie and Nana at the "spouting horn" viewing area.

Our beautiful little Sophie Claire.

Our beautiful little Sophie Claire.

Sophie enjoying a valentines cookie from Nana and Papi

Sophie enjoying a valentines cookie from Nana and Papi

Evan with his cookie

Evan with his cookie

Max with his best friend Papi.

Max with his best friend Papi.

The Pool we went to at least once every day. Sophie would literally run around in the pool until she had not an ounce of energy left.

The Pool we went to at least once every day. Sophie would literally run around in the pool until she had not an ounce of energy left.

Evan playing on the grass near the beach just before sunset.

Evan and Sophie playing on the grass near the beach just before sunset.

Evan's 2010 pose - virtually identical to one we took last year - posted below-

Evan's 2010 pose - virtually identical to one we took last year - posted below-

Evan - 2009 - Kauai

Evan - 2009 - Kauai

Sunset is Sophie's best light.

Sunset is Sophie's best light.

Matthew and Max

Matthew and Max

The best we could do to get a picture of Matthew and all 3 kids.

The best we could do to get a picture of Matthew and all 3 kids.

Evan in Matthews Sunglasses

Evan in Matthews Sunglasses

Daddy with Max and Sophie on the Fern Grove Cruise

Daddy with Max and Sophie on the Fern Grotto Cruise

Daddy and Evan on the path to the Fern Grotto

Daddy and Evan on the path to the Fern Grotto

The only picture of all 6 of us together...

The only picture of all 6 of us together...

Daddy and Max on the Fern Grotto cruise

Daddy and Max on the Fern Grotto cruise

Daddy and Evan playing Soccer

Daddy and Evan playing Soccer

Max laying in the sunset

Max laying in the sunset

Sophie enjoys the last of our daily "picnics" at sunset.

Sophie enjoys the last of our daily "picnics" at sunset.

Sophie says goodbye to the Kauia sunset  - until next year!

Sophie says goodbye to the Kauia sunset - until next year!

One Response to ““There’s nothing like packing a suitcase…” (Anything Goes)”

  1. Great photos! We miss Hawaii immensely. It is such a haven for parents and kids alike. Love the pool too! Water is always our favorite part of a vacation; seems to always invite games and laughter.

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