I’ve gotten too lazy to come up with a good name, so it will just be this.
Caleb is starting to hate the car again. We don’t know if it’s the car itself, or if he’s not feeling well, or he simple chose to be whiny and cry-y, but he is. It doesn’t help that we live out in the boonies, where everything is at least 30 minutes away. It’s hit or miss with this boy now in the car. And it’s usually a miss. We now have to both sit in the front just so that he won’t think that we will take him out of the seat. If his crying were only softer, maybe we wouldn’t mind it so much. But boy, does Caleb have one good set of lungs. Must get it from mommy.
Caleb had his first dip in the pool the other day. And he had his first swim in the ocean yesterday. That’s his pale chubby father holding him.
On that same day we went swimming, we saw a couple of humpback whales just outside our place. You can see in the distance the whale blowing out air.
Here’s the beautiful sunset from our place.
Daddy got a little ambitious on our rest day and wanted to take a short stroll to L&L for a plate lunch. That stroll turned out to be much further when you’re actually walking. We stopped at McD’s instead. Great idea. You see this half-eaten apple pie…
Yes, it’s fried. And I thought these things only existed China now. The only other thing I could notice different about McD’s in Hawaii is that they serve saimin. Saimin? No Taro pie? No pineapple pie?
I can post pictures of my sexy wife in her swimsuit, but I won’t. That’s for me and me alone!
We drove out to PCC today. Not Pasadena Community College (Caleb was confused as well since he goes there every week), but Polynesian Cultural Center. It’s a long drive. For those of you who don’t know, Hawaii doesn’t have a lot of roads. There’s one main road that goes around. You can check out the map. So we’re staying out in Waianae on the west coast. If you look, North shore isn’t very far from us. True. We learned in geometry (or maybe even earlier) that the closest distance between two points is a line. If you look even more closely, you can see that there are no roads from the west coast going anywhere but south. So you must head south, get on the 1, then go back up north up the 2 in order to get to the north shore. PCC is over in Laie, which is even further away. So it’s quite a drive. We had to time it so that 90 minute drive coincided with Caleb’s nap. Remember earlier how we said he wasn’t liking the car and it was hit or miss? Today it was a hit, baby!
(You notice the interstate highways as well? That’s the first thing I noticed when I saw a map too. Interstate freeways in Hawaii? What other state can I drive to? Oregon?)
Driving along the road to PCC was quite nice. We were driving along the north shore, and during the winters the waves can be nasty. This picture doesn’t do it justice from what we really saw.
PCC was fun. It was tiring with a baby though. And the place is run by Mormons, so that’s not so fun. But it was pretty entertaining. I do enjoy learning about other cultures (although I didn’t learn that much today). And it’s fun watching Yvonne participate in things like hula…
And Caleb playing with sticks…
Enough of that. It’s time to sleep. Yvonne isn’t not feeling well, so pray for all of us! We’re going to need it if you want to see more of us doing silly things. Or if you only want to watch Caleb playing on the ground in our apartment, then don’t pray. We would certainly appreciate the prayer though.