Hamiltons in Hawaii
and the Series of Unfortunate Events
Day 7 - Laying Low
Jeff, Lindsey and William left on Thursday morning so we hosted a breakfast at the condo we were in. Nana and Papa came down first and the boys enjoyed crawling all over Papa like he was their own personal jungle gym.
Then Nana got in on the action.
Good Morning Everyone!
Before long, William came down with Jeff and Lindsey.
We tried to take a group photo but the boys didn't want to have any part of that activity.
After our group photo moment, Oliver was quick to snuggle up to Papa for some individual attention.
This is a common scene with our two boys. If one is getting attention, the other one is quick to follow. Occasionally, it turns into a short stack of boys on Mom or Dad's lap. Since we love them to pieces, we'll take the short stack of love.
We decided to lay low on our last day in Hawaii and Oliver got some great pool time while Kellan took a big nap.
Oliver brought his new lizard from Nana to the pool. The lizard enjoyed swimming from one side to another, investigating the filter system (where we found him floating a few times) and basking in the sun on the edge of the pool.
Oliver also learned to swim solo with just his life jacket on. He loved swimming around freely wherever he wanted to go. His Mommy and Daddy loved the freedom of not having to tote him around the deep water.
Since our last day was low key, Keith insisted (seriously) that I go to the spa.
The spa I found was AMAZING!
It was the Grande Spa at the Grand Wailea.
The spa experience was amazing and I would highly recommend it. The theme was East meets West and there were a series of spa pools representing the East, West and Hawaii. I loved it.
Unfortunate Event: I received the anti-aging facial and it took twenty years off my skin. How do I know? I broke out like I was 15 again, maybe worse.
That evening before dinner, the boys were dressed and relaxing with a show.
Before dinner, we wanted to enjoy our last Maui sunset so we took the family down to the beach.
Kellan and Daddy enjoyed watching the sunset from the hillside.
Papa, Keith, Kellan, Oliver and Nana waiting for the sun to go down.
Our last Maui sunset of the Hamiltons in Hawaii vacation.
The sand crabs that taunted us all week.
The Ham Fam in the sunset glow.
Good night Maui.
Ah Ha... on our last night, Keith finally caught a sand crab for Oliver!
Mommy and Kellan in the sunset glow.
It is nice to enjoy the final sunset on the beach and watch the waves roll in as the sun sinks further into the Pacific Ocean.
Oliver, Mommy and Kellan enjoying a few moments together.
A lady on the beach took a sunset photo of our family for us. This was nearly an Unfortunate Event. We have the photo, so it isn't a complete Unfortunate Event but we finally got the whole family to look at the camera and she had zoomed in on our faces. She cut off Keith's head and even missed the sunset in the back ground. Oh well, maybe next time. The fun thing I noticed is that we all matched. No, this wasn't planned, this time.
That evening we had a light dinner on a patio with Nana and Papa. They had acoustic musicians playing some traditional pop and Hawaiian music. We really enjoyed the ambiance, especially the boys who were clapping to the music.
We rounded out our week in Hawaii on a happy note, which was especially helped by Oliver's positive disposition. We learned from him to enjoy our time, no matter the circumstances. Regardless of what happens, he always seems to find the fun in vacation. We had some good times in the midst of our Unfortunate Events but we were all worn out and ready to meet the friendly skies toward home the next day.