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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Kauai-My NEW official favorite island :)

I've had friends tell me this was the most beautiful place on earth but I didn't believe it tell I was there! The mix of GREEN rain forest, white sandy beaches, and blue water were breathtaking! The Caribbean will always have the CLEAREST bluest water in my opinion but this was pretty dang amazing!!! This was the first time Deklan got to REALLY enjoy the beach. In other words- EAT LOTS of sand! Like enough to poop it out. nuff said. 

I thought he would learn after the first time, but instead he would dip his cheetos in there and eat joke. Luckily our local friends said their Pediatrician told them it was fine...haha otherwise I may have been a tad bit worried by the end of the week.

He LOVED the texture of the sand but really didn't like me trying to bring him in the ocean at all. I think maybe the waves scared him a bit. Totally fine by me because I could let him roam the beach with no real concern he would get near the water.

We were on this island for a little over a week and since our time share was only booked for one week- we spent the first two nights at our friends place in the jungle. Literally- this was where Jurassic Park was filmed guys- SO pretty! The rest of the week was spent here. We were SO lucky because they booked us a first floor room right on the beach! Plus we got a two bedroom so Deklan could have his own room (of course joined to ours) but we could just close the door and he would sleep all night no problem.
One of the days we were lucky enough to get personal training from a friend of how to surf. I have NEVER gone surfing before so I was terrified. This guy is SO GOOD and does this for a living so we both got to get up on the board our first time out!

Our crew chose this beach that was connected to a fresh water lake. It was PERFECT for Deklan! He LOVED the lake- not so much the ocean.
You can kind of see here how the ocean connected to the lake.
his Hawaiian girlfriends :)

Jonny surfing
Please don't laugh- ME SURFING. This is an accomplishment guys. I swear. Totally embarrassing- but still proud of my beginning skills.

Playing in the lake :)
The MOMENT we put this babe on a board he was TERRIFIED!
Poor Kid- still kind of funny though :)
Recovering from the trauma...

And after all that I made him try surfing- I just had to.

I mean when do you get an opportunity in Hawaii with pro surfers?!!!
When I say pro surfer I am not lying!! This girl Daize is in our group and took us surfing for the day and brought us to her beautiful home.There is a movie being made about this girl and her journey- you can watch the trailer HERE. check it out :) Here is the blog for the project as well

This is her- Ridic!

This is the treehouse in their backyard they built for the movie- unreal! We went up there and got down REAL fast because of the spiders though :/ Not a fan. haha
They have the coolest bus in their backyard they had covered and made into a little apartment.
The Yard.
The whole place was surrounded in these massive 20 ft trees making it so private to live in.
The home itself is the oldest in that area. It was swept away in a tsunami in the 50's. They found the home in some trees and literally had it moved and built around it. It's super quaint with an outdoor shower.

The Boys at the grill :)

Deklan loved playing with all the big kids :):)

Our Lifevantage group in Kauai.
Majority of this trip we had lazy days on the beach which we loved.

Deklan loved the kiddie pools and even went on the big kid slide BY HIMSELF. Freaked me out but Jonny caught him and I launched him...haha

The resort

AND- ta da!!!! He walks- he looks drunk- but he walks! :)

This was the NOOO don't take me to the water fit he gave us...haha

This was taken on my porch. Those steps went from my porch to the beach. We spent MOST of the time right here on the grass. D was so amused with walking on it :)

We ate outside most of the time and this is just to show how D eats a pizza- hahaha cracks me up everytime!

had to walk WITH the pizza in hand
I can honestly say I already want to go back. It was amazing!


Darrell Weingard said...

This is our favorite island too. I have a good friend who just got a job and moved there from here, Montrose, CO I am working on her. Need to know some meeting she can go to. Darrell Weingard

Tiffany said...

SOO adorable! Love the surfing pictures! We've yet to go to Hawaii... need to go there I think! :o)