Happy birthday Abby!
June 10 was Abby’s birthday. We spent the morning relaxing in our room watching TVs and such waiting for our Catamaran adventure.
Our catamaran boat ride was so much fun. We saw lots of dolphins while we were out including a pod of bottlenose dolphins and a pod of spinner dolphins. One of the dolphins hooked himself on the front of the boat and just rode there for a while. Very cool. Later we went snorkeling. Michelle got to see more because she had contacts, but I was able to stay in the water longer. There were lots of fish and we saw a green sea turtle. After we got back on the boat, one of the guys came up with a live octopus!
After we got back to the resort, we were able to celebrate Abby’s birthday with a cupcake.
Got into Hawaii late last night. It’s always an adventure when you travel that long we got up at 5 am Eastern time and didn’t get to the hotel until about 6:30 pm Hawaii time. For those doing the math 6:30 pm in Hawaii is 12:30 am back on the east coast! Even as exhausting as the travel time is, we are so looking forward to the rest of the trip!! Here’s a few photos of our arrival.
Flying over the Islands. Not sure which ones, but don’t think it is Oahu.
A shot from the airport in Honolulu.
One from the resort.
Abby has 2 days left of Kindergarten! What a quick year it has been! It’s exciting to see her growing up so fast, I just wish she would slow down. I am very proud that she has done so well this year. She also has been part of an amazing class with a phenomenal teacher. Mrs. VanWinkle is one of the best Kindergarten teachers out there.
We are looking forward to our summer getting started with a trip to Hawaii and what next year will bring us in first grade.
We went to Fantasmic at Disney Hollywood Studios tonight. Abby was super excited about it. It was so cool to see her reaction to all the special effects. I liked the pyrotechnics and Michelle enjoyed the three of us getting in some good family time. Abby was so tired when we were done and she missed Lucky while we were gone.
I was supposed to report for Jury duty this Tuesday. Just checked the status to see if I had to report and sure enough, my services are not required! So that makes for one less thing to worry about.
Today we welcomes our new niece into the world. Dakota Fae Fox. Happy birthday little one and congrats David and Becca!
Lucky got his first haircut today! His hair much shorter and he can actually see now! He also smells really good. No more dog smell for the next day or two! Then we give him another bath.
In other news, Abby got to go to a birthday party today at Jumpin Jax. They had a ton of inflatables there. Abby had lots of fun and got herself nice and tired! Oh, and happy birthday Riley!!
Today was Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!
We ended up going to. Disney World today. Specifically Hollywood Studios. We had a lot of fun. They passed out carnations to all the moms at the entrance of the park. I thought that was really cool. We ended up doing quite a few of their attractions today starting with Toy Story Mania. The wait was only about 20 minutes! I attribute it to nobody using fast passes first thing in the morning, but who knows. We ended our day with the Beauty and the Beast show. So much fun and think Abby and Michelle both had a great time.