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A Morning in Downtown Kona May 14, 2013

Filed under: Baby,Beach,Hawaii — Kelocity @ 4:00 pm
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Halfway through our trip, we took a morning to explore downtown Kona. It was so sticky-humid-hot, but it was nice to walk around down there. Kona is where the big Ironman Triathlon takes place!
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I stopped to get an Iced (Kona) Coffee as we looked at the boats in the harbor. (HAHA Adele is totally eyeing my drink! Sorry, sweetheart, mommy doesn’t share the good stuff.

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Look at the big cruiseship, mama!

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I am totally impressed that Adele didn’t attempt to eat or destroy her little lei!

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Sunset at Buddha Point

Filed under: Baby,Beach,Hawaii,Photography — Kelocity @ 10:46 am
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There are few things in the world more beautiful than a sunset at Buddha Point. It’s a must-see when you’re in Hawaii. It did not disappoint. Adele was pretty tired, but she got a second wind when she realized it was a special moment to experience.

I present you: The Buddha Point Sunset in Pictures:
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The Buddha Point namesake statue:

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This picture. The lei. That hair. The golden sunlight. That grin. Love.

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Upside Down! Nothing makes her giggle more!

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Obligatory Family Photo!

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The sun, still high above the horizon.

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Baby Silhouettes!

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There it goes! Just beautiful. We took a second to celebrate our little family as the sun dipped below the earth. How lucky we are to have each other and to share that moment together. So incredibly lucky.

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Goodnight, Hawaii!

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The Beach: Swimming in A Bay May 13, 2013

Filed under: Baby,Beach,Hawaii — Kelocity @ 10:45 pm
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The closest beach to our hotel was ‘A Bay’, which is located right on the property of the Waikoloa Marriott. We know that nearby Hapuna Beach is more beautiful, secluded and swim friendly, but we didn’t really feel like schlepping all our stuff and an 11-month old all the way there. We got all the benefits of a beach day, without the hassle at A Bay. It was a beautiful morning.
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Oh hey, Pacific Ocean! Don’t you look pretty!

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Time to go swimming!
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As much as she loved being in the Ocean (for the first time!!), she liked the shore better so she could feel the waves lap her little feet.
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As much as we loved being at the Ocean, there wasn’t much shade and it was HOT.
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So after a couple of hours, we packed up and headed back to our hotel pool which has an abundant of umbrellas. You can’t go to Hawaii and not go to the beach! But we thought with Adele being so young, it was more fun at the pool.
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I can’t wait for a year or two from now when she’ll get excited about sand castles and shell collecting. Hopefully we have a little beach baby in the making.

 

Waikoloa Village May 8, 2013

Filed under: Beach,Hawaii — Kelocity @ 5:09 pm

First of all… happy 11 months old to my baby girl! I’ll have a monthly recap post up soon, month 11 was a good one!

Now… where were we? After our morning of swimming, we headed out on an afternoon walk. But we needed a little fuel for the journey, so we took advantage of the free shaved ice. Mmmm!
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On our walk, Little Miss had a siesta along the way. That Hawaiian air can lull anyone to sleep out here.
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Along the way, we got to see the lava rocks up close and personal. There’s a trail that apparently goes all the way around the island. Such pretty and unique landscape out here.
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Soon enough, nap time was over and we had arrived at our destination…
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…The Hilton Waikoloa.
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For posterity’s sake… here’s a picture of Irving and I at this exact same spot 9 years ago in 2004! Man, we were so young!
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Anyways, we lazily walked the property listening to Adele babble the whole way. She’s turning into quite the chatter box lately.
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We gave Adele a flower in her hair which lasted 1.3 seconds.
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We had to take some picture-perfect family portraits because the setting was just so pretty!
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Rock On, Daddy!
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One of us got a little hungry (maybe because we didn’t share our snow cones with her), so we found a lush piece of grass to have a baby picnic by the ocean.
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Wispy Baby Hair: Hawaiian Edition
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You guys, she stands up by herself now! And is totally cruising around the furniture! She’s had a huge week developmentally, so glad we get to see it happen while we’re all together on vacation. I’m going to miss her during the day when we have to back to work! Can’t we stay here forever?
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Back to napping, reading, swimming and Pina Colada-ing. Mahalo!

 

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium April 1, 2013

Filed under: Baby,Beach,Los Angeles — Kelocity @ 10:01 am
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Saturday was such a fun day and it totally made up for the quiet day we had on Friday. Irving, Adele and I joined seven other babies and friends for a day at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. There were twenty-four of us total! The aquarium employees were impressed that we all drove down to the South Bay to visit. (Totally worth the drive, by the way).
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It’s not an exceptionally large aquarium, but they had a few really fun exhibits that we all thought were pretty neat. For example, check out this new adorable breed of fish that has just been discovered!
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Hardy, har har. But seriously, there were some really neat things that even I have never seen before. They had the usual octopus, seahorses and starfish, but I was most impressed by the baby sharks! Not only did they have actual baby sharks… but they had an exhibit where you could see live shark eggs…. AND see them forming inside! The eggs are a little transparent, so you could view them at each stage of gestation. It was really cool.
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The kids all liked the big tanks where they could gaze in wonder at the little fishies swimming by.
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And of course, the dads had to climb into the viewing tunnel to view them from the inside too!
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Hi Fishies!
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Watch out for those sharks!
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Even the littlest kids enjoyed the touch tide-pool!
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After we had our fill of educational things, we enjoyed some sunshine on the beach! There’s a cute little playground with swings and slides right on the sand! So fun!
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File this one under #LuckyToLiveInLA
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By then, we had worked up quite an appetite and after a little googling, we found a restaurant nearby that could fit our large group on short notice. It was the Pacific Diner and they were great! We walked in and said “We’ll take all the high chairs you can give us”. They were SO accommodating.
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If you ever wondered what it’s like to dine at a table with EIGHT babies 5-10 months…. let me assure you that it was actually a quiet, fun and enjoyable experience. All of them were so well behaved and we had a blast hanging out with everyone. So lucky to have this wonderful group of people. Looking forward to many more adventures together as the kids grow up!
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After lunch, we split off and a few of us walked the San Pedro Pier for a bit until the sun and wind was enough and then we all headed home.
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I think everyone slept well that night. It was nice to get out of LA and enjoy a new neighborhood too. This city is pretty amazing.

 

 
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