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Girl’s Day Out #2

Hanauma Bay Park

This time we chose to go snorkeling to the Hanauma Bay Park and try to see if we could take a peek at the Humuhumunukunukuapuaa fish, (can you say that again?)  This is as close we got to the Hawaiian state fish…

Humuhumunukunukuapua’a – Hawaiian State Fish

Snorkeling in Hanuma Bay

We left our condo at about 6:00 AM so we could get there early before the crowds 8)

It’s a long way down, but there is a bus that will take you down for 75 cents and a dollar to take you back up.  Smart people. 🙂

After Hanuma Bay we headed to see the “blow-hole”.  I think it was off that day (lol), but the view was breathtaking.

Side Note:  We asked a man to take our photo –  he did not speak English.  It was funny how we got our point across.  We even took his camera and his picture and  I don’t think he wanted us to. 8)


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On top of Diamond Head

While we were in Hawaii this summer and after both of our boys returned back to the main land early in the week, Fermin and Losiah decided to spend some “boy time” while we girls spent some “girl time” and on our first outing decided to go and hike Diamond Head.  I have wanted to do this since the first time I visited Hawaii, back in the 80’s, but never had anyone that wanted to do it with me – and believe me I have been to Hawaii many, many times since then.

So Heather, Sohaila, Seanna and I packed some sandwiches and drinks and headed to Diamond Head – boy I almost did not make it, but the girls kept encouraging me to continue and I finally made it to the top of Diamond Head!!!.  What an accomplishment!!! it felt so good to be on top of that volcano and with my girls!  I will never forget that experience!  Thank you Heather for facilitating this experience and thank you Honey for spending one on one time with Losiah.

Here are just some of the photos we all took on that hike.

Just before the hike

Am I smiling? It must be because Sohaila is helping me (LOL)

See those steps? I also had to climb them!  “Yes, Heather, I’m OK, Go ahead, I’ll catch up with you guys”

Went through a dark tunnel.

Yes!!! They made it to the top!!

My arms are not as high as theirs, but I also made it!!! God is soooo good!!!

Hawaiian Shaved Ice – Sweet ending to a great day!!!

The Bible tells us to “Be strong and courageous” I’m trying Lord!

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Carlos, Heather and the grandkids left yesterday afternoon.  I started to take the Christmas Tree down and this morning the house seems quite, too quite.  I miss them already ♥

He got so many toys, and he loved playing with all of them but look at him right then, he was having fun with a simple cardboard box.

A special moment.

“Papa, are you paying attention?”   I think Fermin is getting somekind of a lesson.

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IMG_0260Thursday morning my little granddaughter Seanna “graduated” from Pre-School (I know you don’t graduate from pre-school, but indulge me, please).  Carlos and Heather set up a “site” where the grandparents could be apart of this event.   I saw Seanna show off her certificate, I even took pictures – not very good pictures, but nevertheless I took pictures.  Thank you Carlos and Heather for this unexpected gift.  It helps a little being able to be a part of events like this one.

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I been wanted to make a Gingerbread House with my grand kids for a while and never got around to doing it.  So I’m here in Fresno, CA and they are in Atlanta, GA, I took out the Gingerbread House Kit and did it myself.  Not bad for the first time, maybe this is a good thing and next time when I do it with them I would have some experience and it would look much better.  Can you tell which one is the snowman and which one is the Christmas Tree?

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Car Safety


Until they are 4’9″ all children need a booster seat in the car,  I didn’t know that.  I thought it was when they turned 5 years old.  I don’t know where I got that from.

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Seanna was the reason for this trip to Atlanta.  I was able to travel to Atlanta for her 5th Birthday Party.  Since they moved to Georgia, I miss not being able to drive to all of my grandchildren’s Birthday celebrations.  I mention to her some time ago that I might be there for her birthday and she did not forget.  It reminded  me not to make promeses without thinking first.  I’m glad I shared this day with her.

H A P P Y   B I R T H D A Y   S E A N N A

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