On most days we spend time out and about in the morning, and then return home so the kids can nap. Tag usually goes off to do his research at the same time. When Benji and Alice wake up I have been trying to keep them entertained with a variety of activities. Now I have Nate to help with this, too. Sometimes we go and feed Norbert's chickens next door, and visit his tropical plants farm. We've been tracking the growth of the pineapples, and to my untrained eye they are ripe and begging to be eaten by me and the fam.
We also do a lot of sidewalk chalk in the driveway. Nate really raised the bar with a large installation a couple of days ago, including a whole zone dedicated to turtles. It is an ephemeral art form, because the rain so frequently wipes the slate clean. Yesterday Benji drew lots of rocket ships and UFO's. Alice was the passenger (no surprise there). Then we blew lots of bubbles and the kids were pretending to be dewdrop fairies from Tinkerbell. It is amazing to see how expansive their creativity can be, and to be along for the ride.
|Hanalei Bay surfers|
|Nate on the beach|
|Itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini.|
|Benji with the chickens.|
|They liked the corn cobs, papaya skins, and sweet potatoes we brought for them.|
|Norbert's garden next door.|
|Fresh pineapple. Ready to eat?|