My mom had an amazing idea to take all of us to Hawaii for her birthday. We spent a week at the Aulani resort on Oahu having a fabulous time. I think that was one of the best trips we’ve had in a long time. Here are pictures.
Evey in the kitchen upon arrival
First morning selfies on the balcony
Hair flower: Check.
Mom is ready for the pool day
Our refillable mugs!
Main pool area
Seriously amazing view
Looking toward the center volcano
A real plumeria fell on Evey’s chair and looked just like her hair flower
Eric wanted to be pretty, too
Matching hair flowers
The lamp posts looked like hanging pots during the day
Exploring the lagoon with Dad
Found Stitch as soon as possible!
Evey and Stitch
Kapa pattern depicting the phases of the moon
The other side showing the sun
Really cool 3D carving of fishermen
Eric and Mom went into the ocean
Family on a walking tour of the grounds
That rock is shaped like a whale
Evey at dinner time
Attending the Starlit Hui Show
Disney friends wrapping up the show with a dance party
Looking toward the main building at night
Volcano all lit up
The grotto pool area all peaceful
Evey showing Sky Guide to her parents
Our view of the milky way from the beach
Looking toward the front of the property from our balcony
Making our way to the Lost beach
There it is!
As seen on TV
This is where mom got tidepool all over her pants
I took pictures of like every tree sign
That’s sugar cane
So glad they labelled everything for us
This helicopter dipped down and got water from the reservoir to take to a fire
There it goes again
This is how pineapples grow. They’re so silly.
That’s a good lookin pineapple.
We could go a lot of places from here
What an interesting color on this bird
Visiting the USS Arizona
Oil still leaking out
Looking out into the water
Perspective of the viewing bridge
And a tiny replica of the ship and the current viewing platform
This bench had a really stupid back rest on it
Looking back at Aulani from a sunset viewing point
Eric and Evey had a photo shoot
Evey hung out on this rock
Getting some sun
Sneaking up on the model
Hanging from a tree like a monkey
Looking back at the sunset point where we were
Enjoying the sunset on the walk back
Evey baked a cake for her mom’s birthday!
Chocolate cake with peanut butter filling
Special birthday dinner out
For mom’s birthday!
Mom and Dad at ‘Ama’Ama
Emily and Lowell at ‘Ama’Ama
Eric’s fancy drink with pineapple balls
Eric and Evey at ‘Ama’Ama
Our view from dinner was spectacular
A menehune hiding in the ceiling
Eric’s fancy filet topped with a short rib
Evey’s delicious tofu with vegetables
Taking a walk to enjoy the sunset again
There it is!
Mom and Dad taking an after dinner walk
Walk to the sunset!
Evey at the sunset spot
Whole family together in Hawaii!
Clouds got in our way…
Cutting and serving the birthday cake
Eric brought me this fancy drink!
Eric’s pork on a sausage
We may have ordered 8 platters of food for 6 people as a pre-dinner snack…
Listening to Uncle Ito tell a story by the fire
Eric got a fancy drink
Complimentary dessert platter
Orchid on my special mug
Decked out for a luau
Our seats were center stage
This will be a great sunset view as well
Getting Eric his very own aloha shirt
Dancers during the imu ceremony
Lifting the pig out of the imu
That’s the stage
Don’t we look festive
Eric is ready for a buffet dinner
Evey is excited for this luau
There’s the sunset
Through the palm fronds
Going down over the horizon
Best colors we had on the trip
Eric shakin a shaka
The luau dancing has begun
He was a great fire dancer
Better than the last one we saw on Kauai
Saying bye bye to Stitch
A corner full of menehunes
Panorama of the lobby
Our view of diamond head on the flight out
Bought this magnet at the Dole plantation!
Apparently I already had that deck of cards… oops.