Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spring Break with Cade

This spring break we had a special treat... My 16-year old (oh my goodness) nephew, Cade, came to see us.  The boys were in heaven ALL WEEK long.  They had an extra boy to play with, wrestle with, swim with and get dirty with.  Chris and I loved it because we were no longer out numbered. Each one of us took a kid. It was great!  

All Cade wanted to do when he got here is that we go to beaches. So, that's what we did! We sure kept him busy. :) 

Beach #1-- Hickam Beach

Our first adventure was a waterfall hike. This was a first time for all of us and it was great. It was an easy enough hike to do with Abram and carry the babies but still fun. And the waterfall at the end was amazing! Also, there was a swimming hole that the big boys swam in when we were done with the hike.

Hamana Falls, Kaneohe

The swimming hole!

Love this selfie that Cade took of him and Abe

Beach #2-- Kailua Beach

Beach #3-- Secrets Beach on the marine beach. Amazing snorkeling! Cade and Chris swam with some sea turtles. 

And back to Kailua Beach with all the boys this time .

Jack and Cade having fun!
Before Cade got here, Abram made a list of things he wanted to do with Cade. These things included: walking to Taco Bell for lunch, snorkeling, mini golf, kayaking, and swimming at the Hale Koa pool. So thats what we did Sunday after church.  Abram loved showing Cade how well he could swim. We had a blast! And yes, by the end of the week, everything was checked off Abram's list. :)

And on Tuesday afternoon we checked another thing off Abe's list... kayaking in Kaneohe Bay. Cade loved all the mountains and he swears he saw a baby shark swim under them.  Who knows??? 

On Wednesday, Abe missed school and we all journeyed out to the North Shore. Our first stop was at the Pineapple Plantation.  Cade and Abe did the maze (first time for both) while Chris and I took the twins on the train. 

All the boys enjoying some Dole Whip. Yum!!

After they completed the maze. 
Then we went to Turtle Beach. We love this beach because you are always guaranteed to see turtles. And lots of them! I think in this picture, there are three on the beach behind them.

Of course our favorite times were spent just hanging out with our cousin. Poor Cade always had a child with him. I don't think he got any alone time all week long. He was always willing to play legos with Abe or hug on Luke or Jack. We certainly miss him but this week with him was priceless!!

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