I slept in my flower– WAAHHH!
Well I should be reviewing the depositions and making my notes but instead going to get another vacation post done before I start. Much happier thoughts.
Mid-way through the vacation we opted for a more leisurely day. First stop was to Waimea Canyon (the Grand Canyon of Hawaii) which had some incredible views. At a couple of the stops we found more chickens so again Maddieattempted with no luck to catch one. Our first plan had been for a hike, but due to late start of the day and a sleepy little one we decided to just check the views out and move on.
On the drive back to the Lihue, Maddie was out and we enjoyed the beach views and a quick drive through some rugged road to see what was left of a Russian Fort. One of those see the signs pull off to check it out and all you see is a rugged road, a wonderful beach, and what could either be a pile of rocks or a rubble of some old fort.
We then made it to a waterfall that we had heard about from other hikers Monday…it was one where you could jump off it so desired. We woke up Maddie who was über excited to put on her bathing suit and follow the jungle trail to the waterfall. The waterfall was a little higher than expected so after Todd and I exchanged a few glances and watched some adults jump we decided it was too much for Maddie. She disagreed and was more than a little disappointed that she couldn’t go in. We took some photos, listened to endless whining…even tried to take her to the edge so she would chicken out…but no luck – she wanted to jump.
Todd quickly distracted with the enticement of going back to the hotel pool and swimming. It worked, we took off and dashed to the pool. At the pool we made some friends and so did Maddie and enjoyed a few hours of splashing in the pool and relaxing in the hot tub.
Then it was time for “date night”. Maddie’s idea. We were both so happy with ourtour guides first couple days that we wanted to say thanks…so Maddie came up with the idea on taking him on Date night. Remembering our first “family date night” of going to see Shrek 4. So we go dressed…Maddie found a flower for her hair and we were off to enjoy some good Italian food and each other.
Another exhausted crew we went right to sleep…Maddie with the flower in her hair. This made for some fun the next morning when Maddie woke up and when she saw a petal in the bed went from happy girl to “I slept on my flower…WAAAAAHHHH”. This made us all crack up (well first Todd and I, then Maddie followed when we repeated what she had done) and became a constant joke by all 3 of us for the rest of the trip!