Waikiki Surfing

Today Kai was up st 6:30 waxing his Wave Bandit board . Think he is a bit obsessed? 🤣🤣

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Keanu board arrive at 7:15 am! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

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After I did some work we hit the beach at Waikiki

Image may contain: 2 people, shoes and outdoorThey practice standing up on their boards in the shallow water

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After a quick lunch courtesy of ABC store

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They proceeded to BEG me for them to paddle out to the break.

😳🤔🤔🤔🤷🏼‍♀️😒😫😫😫

I’m not ready for this

I message my husband

He pretty much tells me to cut the cord

I let them go

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Then stand on the shore for 90 mins working on my tan … aka being a nervous wreak

I’m texting Mark the play by play

They actually make it out, which I didn’t think would happen

They both catch some waves!

They finally come back in

They are STOKED!!

“MOM That was so fun! It was a hell of a ride!” They said 😳🤣🤣

Latter they told me they were the life of the line up, all the locals loved them because they were brothers surfing and looking out for each other. I have to say the only reason I let them go was because I knew the locals wold look out for them because that’s how ALOHA works.

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Of all the photos I took this one keeps me cracking up!

Keanu side eye is hilarious!

I asked him latter why he looked like that

He said “ Those dang people cut the line to take photos!”

I saw them but they were off to the side and not in my way…

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We walked down the beach and I rented them a Lilly pad by the Hake Koa and of course I had to hit up the Bare Foot Bar for a Mai Tai, I mean I had to feed them dinner! 🤣

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Seriously most days the boys drive me nuts, especially when we are not active but hearing them rattle on after dinner about surfing is literally the best thing ever!
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Surfboard!!

Kai finally got his Wave Bandit Surfboard. He was very anxious to get out on some waves!Image may contain: 1 person, sitting

Image may contain: 2 people, people smilingAfter a busy day of me working on my new art website, dealing with passport and visa issues and running some errands, we were finally ready to head out to Bellows!

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Image may contain: ocean, water, sky, outdoor and natureIt was overcast and rainy that side, so much different then the hot and humid day we had in town! The waves were a bit big and rough but that was not stopping Kai! He had so much fun!

Keanu ordered a board too but his didn’t show up with Kai’s🤷‍♀️ Thankfully he’s ok with the boogie-board!Image may contain: one or more people, ocean, sky, water, outdoor and nature

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Both the boys love to play in the waves!

 

Sunset Beach Walk

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A sunset beach walk and a quick swim for the boys who couldn’t resist a dance party on the rock they swam to.

 

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I know they don’t realize it now but I hope once they are older they truly appreciate the experiences me & my husband have been able to provide them through our travels. That they truly see what a beautiful world God has created from the amazing sunsets in Hawaii to the breathtaking views in Zion, the gorgeous rolling hill, trees and farmlands that constantly change throughout the US and the monochromatic views of the deserts.
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Each area we have visited has its own beauty, with unique experiences. I hope they can draw on those moments as they get older & it will bless them with a greater success in life.

Riding the Waves

 

With the boys being older they love that they get to go out in the water together and play in the waves. I love not being a nervous wreak that having a toddler at the beach brings you!

The ocean is a powerful beast but the boys are strong swimmers, we talk about the current and what to do if your caught in a rip tide. We look at the waves and talk about where the good spot to swim is. I point out land marks on shore they need to stay between. They wave at me every so often to let me know they are good. I wave back because my eyes are glued to them but I’m not a nervous wreak because I have giving them the skills needed to enjoy the ocean.

The boys were begging me for a Wave Bandit board after seeing a few people using them at the beach the other day.

They looked fun & fast!

The boys decided they would use their money on the boards but the only ones on sale we could find came in pink & teal. Kai response was “Mom real men wear pink! Plus those are your favorite colors so I’ll think of you when I’m riding some waves!” Seriously I love this kid! 💗 They are anxiously awaiting the arrival in the mail!