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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Thanksgiving

We had a pretty quiet Thanksgiving this year. The Avery’s of Pullman were in Laos, and The Kings of Vancouver & Oakland had other plans as well, so it was just Grammy & Papa, and us.


There was a lot of ping pong

And some foosball

Papa and Silas shot some hoops downstairs

We put a puzzle together

And when we got a chance, we took some walks




Silas, ready to bake cookies!

I can’t remember why she was crying, but she looks cute

On a happier day, with her baby

I think they were watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade

Laughing about something with Grammy

We took Avery & Silas to The Nutcracker the day after Thanksgiving. (I originally thought we’d take Avery & Kieron, but he didn’t want to go, and Silas did, so it all worked out). Unfortunately, we got tickets to the wrong performance, which was more of a hip-hop interpretation. Don’t think we’ll see that one next year, but we had fun anyway. Here we are at The Local prior to the performance.

Playing piano with Papa

I hosted a OneHope wine party for some friends on Saturday. Here’s Grammy and me toasting my launch.

Meanwhile, Daddy & Papa took the kids to the Whatcom Museum. Here is a logging exhibit they liked

They also enjoyed looking at all the stuffed birds

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November

November proved to be another busy month for the King household. Here’s some of what we were up to:

Jonathan volunteered at the school as part of the Watch DOGS program. The boys loved having him in class!

Kieron in 2nd grade

Silas and his buddy, Porter

Left Layla alone again and ended up with Maui Spice Rub sprinkled on the carpet!

Hayden came to visit one weekend and we got a little more snow

Playing at the school playground
 

After school: practicing piano

Math program on the computer

And some art

Silas at basketball practice

The kids and I did the whole trail and back (about 6.5 miles) and barely made it back before nightfall! Look at all the leaves!

Kieron and his buddy, Eli, playing with Layla

Trying out Mommy’s boots

Caught getting into Mommy’s boots again

When you can’t carry your purse(s), baby, celery stick and remote all at the same time.

Trying on Silas’ dirty underwear. Layla likes to get into the hamper.

Avery won this popcorn tin at a cub scout event

Striking dancer pose on the North Lake Whatcom Trail

Date night with this little munchkin

Layla reading in her freshly painted room.

Watching America’s Funniest Home Videos

Silas in kindergarten

Silas & Porter in class

Love having this little hand to hold

Layla loves playtime at the gymnastics building

Nothing like a little rough-housing with Daddy before bed to tire them out

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Snovember

We got our first snow in November. It wasn’t much, but it was enough for the kids to have some fun in!
   

I took Layla out in the yard, but she quickly tired of the cold white stuff

Nice day for a sail

I think the boys named their snowman Colin. They repurposed flags the city used to mark wetland mitigation plantings as arms.

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