By Monday morning all three of my kids and spouses/fiancee were here. We started the morning joining my father-in-law’s at his daily ritual–breakfast at Lava Java in Waikoloa Village.We enjoyed live music and I got a photo of Kirby and me.Another day at the beach. Today’s choice was Waialea Beach, also known as Beach 69. Kirby would stand on the sand in shoes…but still wasn’t happy about the water even with much coercing by Aunt Meryl and Aunt Kaleena.She preferred refuge on her towel……even while everyone else (except Grandma) was in the water.Kaleena creates a selfie-stick out of a paddle.Matt rides a wave (ripple?) in to shore.Chris looks like a pro.Meryl perfected her headstand while paddleboarding and Chris valiantly tried to keep up.
I took all of those photos while sitting on the sand holding a sleepy baby. She was finally ready to put down to finish her nap. I went paddleboarding for the first time. Eventually I will have photos taken by my kids but for now it’s just my photos.A group photo before we left the beach.In the evening we waited for our chosen sushi restaurant to open and wandered around the Mauna Lani shops. It sure doesn’t feel like Christmas here but there are decorations everywhere.We strolled along the resort paths.Look! I finally got a wildlife photo! This is (I think) a black-crowned night heron.Kirby found kitties in the parking lot before we finally went to dinner.