I had intentions of blogging from Hawaii. I even lugged along the laptop for that very purpose. But...when it came down to it, I just didn't want to be spending much time in front of a computer screen. We were in Hawaii, for pete's sake. Can you blame me?
Every day we went to the beach. And every day we drank smoothies.
There's a reason Addie isn't smiling in this picture. All her life she has believed that milk is delivered to her at body temperature, and then suddenly this whole new world opens up. What's this? Cold milk that tastes like coconut and pineapple and bananas? Oh, Hawaiian Smoothie! Where have you been all my life? Yes, Baby Girl was hooked on smoothies, and in the above photo I had hidden the smoothie. She was two seconds away from smacking me in the face for taking it away from her. Seriously.
It was a fabulous fabulous trip. I haven't yet managed to unpack my luggage--I've tried (unsuccessfully) to convince Jason we should all just go back and spend a couple weeks there, and then I wouldn't need to unpack at all--and today was spent getting caught up on grocery shopping and freelance jobs.
But before today slips into tomorrow, I thought I better introduce the next set of photos that will finish off Addie's first year.
(Sometimes I think I might have more photos of Addie than I do of the other girls, and then I go back and look at photos from Syd and Jules' first year and realize that it's about equal photo time for all the girls. Hooray.)
Megan and I tossed around several ideas of what to use for "fifteen," and ultimately settled on flowers. Because if there's anything that Hawaii does well, it's flowers.
Five yellow hibiscus, five pink hibiscus, and five white plumarias were the flowers we picked for Addie. The plumaria were blooming right outside the house, but the hibiscus we gathered from the community bushes. I would have felt guilty taking flowers from the neighborhood except that the bushes were loaded down with blooms and snipping a few off didn't put much of a dent in the supply.
It was a beautiful trip. More photos tomorrow.