It’s been exciting around here these past few weeks. I’m just going to hit the high points for you since there are too many things to blog about.
- Micah got a contact stuck in his eye for five days. It only came out after he put another contact and took it out. (You didn’t you could wear two contacts in one eye at the same time, did you?)
- Lizzie and Becca did a bunch of Christmas shopping for Mom Blackhurst in less than two hours at the swap meet. We were so pleased with ourselves. It isn’t easy to find gifts for 15 people at that place.
- We ate breakfast at the Hukilau Cafe. This was on our To Do Before We Leave Hawaii and It Is Too Late list, and it was very good. However, I do not recommend going on a day you need to drop somebody off at the airport before noon. There just aren’t enough good breakfast places in Laie, so the whole town was in there at once. Luckily, Will’s flight was delayed and we managed to get to town in plenty of time.
- Micah made ricotta cheese (and buttermilk) for our ravioli party with Martin, Diana, and Myra Palmer. It has become Micah’s new goal (obsession?) to make all sorts of cheese. His first try was 100% successful.
- Lizzie drove down to town three times in one week and didn’t even get lost once. This is probably surprising to no one but herself. It just amazes me that the streets actually are laid out the same way they were the last time I drove down to town
- Becca set a new high score at Mexican Train. Will was giving her a run for her money the first few rounds, but then he gave up trying to get the high score and Becca wasted us all.
- Simon started smiling. Happy day! We think he’s working on the giggle, but it still has a ways to go before it is perfected.
- We snorkeled with turtles at Sharks Cove–another thing that was on our To Do list for Hawaii. It was well worth it. Turtles are cool.
- Becca took hundreds of pictures of Simon for the benefit of his other aunts and uncles. They had better appreciate it. I’m sure it wasn’t easy for the little guy to be cute for such a very long time, yet he somehow managed it.