Friday, April 27, 2012

Hawaii with Grandma Connie

We headed to Hawaii once again to get out of the cold and play in the sun with Grammy Connie.  Mark's mom hasn't been feeling very well so the kids decided to put her in an assisted living home.  Before she went to her new place, all the kids had a chance to have mom stay with them for a week.  She definitely made the rounds.  She started in Logan with Mike, headed to Draper with Bryce, then to Phoenix with Lisa, then to California with Lori where we picked her up.  From California, we flew her to Hawaii for a relaxing few days.  She loved it!!!!  I think it was the perfect journey before arriving at her new place in Logan.

Sawyer was really excited that Grandmmy Connie was coming with us this time.  We started our journey at 5:00am so here he is, ready to go get Grammy!!!!

Nothing like a delicious breakfast sandwich at the LAX airport.

We made it to Hawaii!!!  You can tell by his big grin he is ready to go play in the sand.

Sawyer and Grammy out on our balcony.

We didn't tell many people we were headed back to Hawaii so I sent this picture out letting everyone know where we were.  Isn't he adorable!!!!

Nothing like a deluxe Mocha.  Look at that design!!!!

We stayed at what has become one of our favorite hotels, the Grand Wailea.  It is breathtaking!!!  This was taken at one of the lookout spots.  It really is an amazing view.  Sawyer loved being with his Grammy!

Connie also loved the view!

We headed down to Sawyer's favorite pool.  The sand pool!  It is the perfect kids pool.  They can touch the bottom, build sand castles on the bank and it's warm.  It's awesome!

Sawyer was really brave with his swimming. He even started to dive into the water.  It was hilarious!!!  Ready.....Set.......GO!!!!

Belly flop!!!!!  He did it over and over!!!  Good times!

Building in the sand pool with the ocean view behind him.  So relaxing!

We took Connie down to the ocean to enjoy the waves and the breeze.  She loved being out in the warm breeze and watching all the people pass by.  Sawyer sat right beside her under the umbrella.
We all enjoyed just hanging out, talking, and enjoying each others company.

Sawyer always falls asleep at the beach.  It doesn't matter how much fun he is having.  He will nap anywhere knowing he will wake up in the same place, ready to start playing again.

We laid him down for a more comfortable rest!

Grammy decided to get up and enjoy the sand and water on her feet.  She looks beautiful!!!

Mark and his mom enjoying their time together. 

I love this picture of Mark and Connie.  They were just talking and enjoying the surroundings.  Something about it just captures the moment.  It was awesome!

Connie has found her love for running again.  She decided it was time to run along the beach.  She was amazing!!!  She ran about a mile and loved every minute.

Go mom Go!!!!

A good talk after a nice run!

We headed back to the room and cleaned up.  Sawyer was ready for the evening.  I think he was a superhero.  That's a surprise!!!

Sawyer was showing us how beautiful the sunset looked.  He has definitely learned about the natural beauty all around him..

Just being Sawyer!!!

One of my favorite pictures of the trip.  Mark, Sawyer and Grammy!!!  We love you Grammy!!!

Sawyer took this picture of Connie and I.  He must have a natural gift for picture taking.  Nice job!

Me and Sawyer.  I love you little guy!

My boys!!!  I love you both!!!

This was Grammy's favorite picture when I showed her all the pictures we had taken.

Back to the swimming pool!!!!

He never has enough swimming time!!!  He sure is getting good!

Another day and another nap on the beach!  Hilarious!

After our day at the beach, it was time to head for ice cream.  We found this delicious ice cream parlor near by.  From the look on Sawyer's face, you can tell how delicious the ice cream was. What a goof!!

We wanted Grammy to see the sunset one more time before we had to leave the next day.  I didn't capture much of the sunset but I tried.  I do like this picture of Mark and Sawyer. 

Grammy and Sawyer enjoying the sunset.  She was so glad we took her out to watch the sun go down one more time.  I will say there is nothing like the sunsets in Maui!

Connie enjoying the last couple hours in Hawaii on our balcony.  She would have sat out there all day if we let her.  She really loved it!!!

Mark relaxing just before leaving for the airport.

What an amazing trip we all had.  I'm so glad we were able to take Connie to Hawaii.  She really seemed to enjoy the stress free environment and warm weather.  We are also so grateful we got to spend this time together as a family with Grammy.  We really want Sawyer to remember how special his Grammy is and hopefully he will remember this trip and how much fun he had with his Grammy!  We love you Grammy!!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun! Love reading about your travels!