Thursday, August 02, 2007

Hawaii 5-0

And suddenly, we're here! The flight went incredibly well - no delays despite the approaching typhoon, no turbulence to speak of, and a very happy baby that slept for about ninety percent of the flight. Perfect. And while we're a little jet-lagged, we've found that a seven hour time difference is an awful lot easier to handle than a thirteen-hour one! We fought jet lag after arriving this morning by walking around Waikiki Beach a bit. It really is as pretty as the postcards. I have to say, though, after two years of dull and hazy Nagoya skies the brilliant blue here kind of freaks me out. Can this really be what sky is supposed to look like?? :) When lunchtime came around, we suddenly realized that no matter where we decided to go we were getting American food!!! (Well, okay, there are lots of Japanese places here, too, but those were pretty much out this time around.) We ended up at Cheeseburger Waikiki. It was yummy. Portion sizes were large. No wonder we're all so fat. After lunch we headed back to our room and tried to lay down for a little catnap, but Chloe wasn't having it - she spent that forty-five minutes either chortling gleefully or loudly whining that she was alone in her crib. Turkey. Actually, today she began to figure out how to get both her hands and knees under her at the same time and started rocking back and forth. Clearly more exciting than sleep! So we went swimming instead.

She had fun playing in the water and really does heart Miffy now. :) We also found out why the big Miffy head on the front of her little swim ring - we put her in backwards so she could look straight forward and she promptly plopped her face in the water and very nearly tipped herself over entirely. Right. The Miffy-head view it is.

That's all for now! I hope to update occasionally while we're here, but no promises - after all, we are on vacation!

6 Comments:

Anonymous gramma f said...

Hi
So glad every thing went fine on your flight. Happy Vacationing!!!
See ya soon. love gramma f

8/03/2007 12:51:00 PM  
Blogger Ben Wildeboer said...

Oooo...I'm jealous! I'm stuck in sticky hot Michigan. Enjoy your vacation! You'll be back in just over a week! Woo!

8/03/2007 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous gramma f said...

WELCOME HOME!!!! SO GLAD TO SEE YOU...WELCOME HOME..
LOVE GRAMMA F

8/11/2007 05:46:00 PM  
Blogger Heidi Sue said...

ONE WEEK FROM TONIGHT!!!!!

I can't wait to see you (plural!)...

8/13/2007 08:24:00 PM  
Blogger Ben Wildeboer said...

Home yet? No internet access? No posting. You're not going to stop blogging just because you live in the same country, are you?

8/20/2007 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Megan said...

Where are all my new Chloe pictures?? How are the adjustments going?

Thinking about you.

9/12/2007 02:44:00 AM  

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