But, while he was fighting with the airlines, the boys were out at their surfing lessons! ;O) We had the pleasure of meeting the owners of the surf company, who have become great friends with Shawn and Trevor over the past few years, at the wedding. After meeting Owen, Isha told us that he was more than capable of riding his own board during his private lesson with her. Typically, with kids Owen's age, she puts them on her board until they get a feel for it. We were a little hesitant considering he's so new to the water, but, man did he take to it right off the bat!! Poor kid didn't last the whole two hours, he complained after just a little more than an hour of being sick to his stomach...he got a little motion sickness laying on his board out there waiting for waves. But, he did awesome and is ready to try again. I have a little timeline below of how it worked...Isha would tow him out by her toes and when a wave came along that was right, she would shove his board to give him some speed and the rest was up to him! We were SO proud of him!!! Honestly, his dad was out for the full two hours, but, I think Owen caught twice as many waves!! ;O)
Dave and Will both got the hang of it pretty quick too and both seemed to enjoy it. They were further out than Owen past a reef barrier, so, it was trickier to get a good shot of them. Plus, the surf had been out for days prior to the lessons and the locals were desperate to get out and surf apparently. The water was really crowded. It was amazing how many more people were there than any of the days prior, I was blown away.
Afterwards, the kids spent some time blowing bubbles outside the condo, they play so cute together, we feel very fortunate!
Although we never got any rain and it was pretty hot while we were there, we only got to see the sun set a few times and even then, the actual sunset was obscured by clouds. So, I took advantage of the rare occasion and got some shots of a nice one!
Liv is such a copycat, she cracks us up. There's never a moment she isn't by our sides "helping". This particular night, she was taking pictures too with her dad's phone! Her hair was in these big beautiful curls the entire time we were in Hawaii, you can really see it in this picture!