Saturday, June 13

King Kamehameha, what a guy!

Happy King Kamehameha Day!
To celebrate we thought we would go on one of our favorite hikes, Malaekahana Falls. We invited our friends Lindsey and Jordan to come. It has amazing views and the terrain changes often. We love it. We took my brother Dave and his family when they came to Hawaii.

Well the last time that we did this hike, we didn't have a baby. And I hadn't just given birth. It was a different experience for sure. I was way out of shape and Hanalei wasn't really amped for a 5 hour hike. Adilay did great. She was happy to be outside.

Both kids were happy to be out of their back packs. Thanks to the rock I can put this nude picture of Adilay on the blog. Phew!

Hanalei did awesome on the hike. She let us know when she was done with the back pack and ready took lay back and enjoy the pretty trees.

Of course Rusty had to do his back flip into the pool below. I would have joined him but I wanted to stay dry for Hanalei. The sacrifices a mother makes for her child.

It was an adventure but we had a blast and we are excited to keep hiking with our little Hanalei next week. This time on the big Island with her Grandparents. FUN!


Lindsey said...

Okay so I have a couple of comments. First of all why do these pictures make this hike look like a cake walk compared to the truth. We need to get shots of ALL FOUR of us falling at some point or another, a couple of sudden down pours, scaling the side of a root mountain, hanging on for dear life on a rope meant to somehow ease an otherwise un-passable downward drop and my favorite, to which I would dub "nursing baby in snugli while mother forges on". Oh and maybe one pic of the gash Jordan got on his shin (better his shin than Adilay's head!).

Jennifer said...

I was reading your post and thinking to myself, this looks a lot like the hike we went on. And then sure enough you clarified it...

I loved that hike. It is I think our favorite memory of hawaii! And I do seem to recall Rusty and Dave having to carry our little Kate (a year old almost) the whole way because we didn't have a carrier!

Glad she helped break Rusty in. Good Times Sus!

Kelsey Kamauu said...

looks like fun and very beautiful - you guys are so adventurous! I love your commentary funny. With lindsey's comments sounds like it was quite the experience. See you tomorrow! :)

Matti said...

Looks like fun! Hanalei is such a cutie pie!

M. said...

Do you ever say to yourself "holy crap I live in HAWAII!!" because you should... I'm jealous you live there.

The Shoogs said...

That looks like SO much fun!!! Im glad the babies made it! So I hear you guys are moving?!?!?! SAD! When is the big day?