|The Beach at the Condo|
|The first trip to shaved ice (yes, there was more than one visit)|
We arrived at the airport 2 hours before our morning flight thinking that would be plenty of time to drop off checked luggage, get through security, and reach our gate in time to get our seat assignments before boarding. Well, it was BARELY enough time as we arrived to our gate just 2 minutes before boarding began. No time to get bored, but I was sweating bullets. You would think that the slowest point would have been getting 2 kids, 1 husband, 2 car seats, 3 carry ons, one bag of liquid medications, and 1 anaphylactic kit complete with 6 epi-pens that need to be hand checked rather than x-rayed (which also leads to a pat down for the passenger requesting the item be hand checked - me) through security. However, it was actually checking in luggage that took FOREVER! This seasoned traveling mama (I usually travel alone with the boys) got us all through security in about 5 minutes. And for those of you wondering if you can fly with insane amounts of liquid medication, the answer is yes. I carried on EVERY ounce of medication we needed for the week plus backup medication in case we needed to refill our anaphylactic kit. I also needed to carry an ice pack to keep one of the medicines cold. As long as it is frozen solid and you declare it to TSA, you can take it through.
|Doctor's appointments and airplanes are the times I allow the boys unlimited access to Ipads and movies|
|We're here! Yay, fish tacos!|
|From our balcony|
|Dinner with friends our last night. Hula Pie!|
|The pineapple farm|
|View from the Lavender Farm|
|Big Monkey driving the Pride of Maui with Mama in the background and Baby Monkey asleep in my lap|
|Baby Monkey on the standup paddle board|
We rented stand up paddle boards,threw the monkeys on the nose, and cruised our beach. The view of the coral was as gorgeous from these boards as when we were snorkeling. It gave Baby Monkey a great chance to look over the side and really enjoy the colorful fish as he was not as fond of snorkeling. I'm not sure Big Monkey was that crazy about snorkeling or the paddle board rides. At least they both saw a turtle at least once in the water.
|The only photo I have of Big Monkey on the board|
|Can you see the light red lacy rash around his bottom lip?|
|Ululani's - Best Shaved ice ever!|