Friday, August 15, 2008

Fun in the sun!

Saturday we went down to Hukilau beach to participate in a Hukilau. A Hukilau is where the community gathers together and a large fishing net is taken out around the bay and everyone would help to pull in the net and then they would divide whatever they caught. I have fond memories of doing this when I was a kid. I was excited for Kawika to have an opportunity to do this.
Sunday we went to the temple to enjoy the peaceful grounds.

Monday was our last full day in Hawaii and Kawika really wanted to go snorkeling. We spent the day on the North Shore again. We went to Sharks Cove-I'm not sure why it has the name it, I've never heard of any sharks in that area or shark attacks. It is a great place to snorkel because there is a rock that creates a protective barrier from the open ocean. There is lots of tide pools to explore and lots of fish to see under the water. We even got to see and eel. I just kept hoping nothing would bite me.

Umm I think Kawika's mask was just a little too tight.
That night we ate at Laie Chop Suey-mmm good!! Nobody makes chinese food like they do! Thanks Lia and Namu for dinner!All in all we had an amazing trip! It was so fun to see familiar faces and old friends! I must say though we had a wonderful time we HATED being away from the rest of our family! In my head I thought 2 weeks-no big deal! Umm. . .think again! I loved being home but some very important pieces were missing-needless to say we loved reuniting with our family once again! Thank you mom, dad, Lia and her family for being so kind and accommodating us in every way! We love and miss you all!

9 comments:

R and R said...

I love hearing and seeing all about the Hawaii trip...it makes me long to go. Someday. What happened to Kawika's foot cut in the reef? It sounded like there was more to that story!

Corri said...

Wow! You guys have sure had a fun and adventurous summer! I'm glad that everything went so well during your trips.

By the way, I am amazed that you managed to get all your trips blogged about so quickly--good job! (I know how much work that is!)

Love you guys!

Kahanu said...

About the gash on his toe-Kawika got a pretty deep gash on his big toe while at the beach that first day. If you've ever been cut on the reef it's pretty sore. Anyway it was kind of on the side and so with every step it would re-open. We were worried that if he had an open wound there would be a lot of things he would miss out on at camp. Butterfly bandages didn't seem to be doing the job so finally we resorted to the ever trusty super glue-that's right and it worked like a charm! We just needed something to seal it so it could heal! What did we ever do before super glue?!

Daily Drama Mama said...

I LOVE Sharks Cove. I got the worst sunburn of my life there because I would not get out of the water. Too many amazing fish and creatures and stuff. Super cute pics.

Clouse Cousins Cookin said...

What a fun summer! If I ever make it to Hawaii I want you to be there to be my tour guide. Someday...
Marsha

Aubrey Jane said...

You have had a super busy summer! With a trip to Utah and Hawaii! It's fun to read up on all your adventures & see all the pictures. I'm glad that you got to see Robert - next time we'll have to catch up too.

I can't believe that you used super glue on his cut! I din't know that actually worked. Did it sting?

Nia said...

WOW HANU... you're a blogging machine! I read all your posts... they all made me homesick... GOOD JOB!!! Just kidding... you know its just cause I'm jealous. It looks like you guys had a blast. I'm glad you guys got to go and that Wika got to experience home!!!

lia said...

awesome blogging!!!! what fun! btw jana has the same dress as you. he he he. she showed up the week after you left. love

Malie said...

I'm so glad you were able to come back for a visit. that's always the best, but wow, it is hard to be away from your family for 2 weeks. I tell you what though, it makes you rejuvenated to head on the challenges.