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Maui 2017 Part II

We took so many pictures in Hawaii, I had to split the post up! We went to the Marriott in Wailea that we stayed at a few years ago for the last couple days. Since then they completely redid the pool, and it now has several huge waterslides and an awesome kid pool, which they keep pretty warm. It was perfect for our family, with kids spanning ages 1-10.

Avery & Kieron could hardly wait to go down the big slides. One of them went in loops, and the other had a steep drop.


Tentatively saying “hello” to the turtle

They even had a couple smaller slides for Silas that went into shallower water. It was great, because then he didn’t feel left out of the waterslide thrills.

Layla with Daddy






More slides







Layla & Mommy


Just hanging out

And before we knew it, it was time to head home. Until next time, Maui!


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Maui 2017

We had a wonderful time visiting Maui again this year! We spent the majority a week in Kaanapali, and then a couple more days in Wailea. Here is what we were up to the first week:


Heading to the pool for the first time

Avery really looked out for Layla as she got used to the kiddie pool



I like this shot with Layla and the foreground and her brothers going down the slide behind her

Getting some pirate treasure!

On a morning walk

Back at the pool, Mr. Cool

Playing in the sand

“Haaaayy!”

Dressed up!

iPad babysitters

Waterslide races

Warming up in the hot tub

Having dinner with Nana & Frank


Laser tag for the boys!

Another day at the pool

Looking all suave…

And then!

She’s up again!

Trying to take a family photo

There we go!

The King Family

Shooting sissy with the water canons

Shuffleboard

Layla loved feeding the koi

Silas and I got some super tall snow cones!


Our littles!

Watching her brothers have a water fight in the big pool

The boys with Nana
  

Hula pie at Leilani’s

It’s a feeding frenzy!
 

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Pumpkin Patch

October with kids isn’t complete without a trip to the pumpkin patch. Here are our four little pumpkins picking out some of their own:


 
   

Jonathan chaperoned Silas’ kindergarten field trip to another pumpkin patch. Here is the class with their teacher, Ms. McDonell.



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Goodbye Leitz St.

After going back and forth over whether to rent or sell our house in Snoqualmie, we decided to sell. The new owners moved in in October. Here are a few pics from our final goodbye.

Layla taking one last look out her window.

Avery in his room for the last time.

One last peek at the playroom

Kieron with his good buddy, Louis

Ben & Layla

Layla and I stayed with Caroline that weekend

Visiting Rooster Valley Farm School. They got two new sheep!

Mommy selfie
  

I think this was on the drive down

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Smokey August

If there’s one word I can use to describe our August, it’s “smokey”. Wildfires in Eastern Washington and Canada brought us a ton of smoke and haze. Many days we had to keep our windows shut, and days at the lake often looked like this. We didn’t let it stop us from having fun though!


























Sitting on a mole hill. Happy as a clam.

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