Our last few days have basically consisted of the same thing. We go for a walk in the sunshine, eat some food, play in the sand, eat some food, shop, swim, relax and then eat some more food. Not such a bag gig really. Of course Noahs schedule is more like eat, play, sleep, repeat. I have to admit, Hawaii is not nearly as relaxing as advertised when you spend your day chasing around a toddler and helping him with whatever he needs done. When he sees water of any kind he goes right for it with complete disregard for his safety. He always has sand on his body and in every one of his little crevices and he absolutely hates to sit still. Thankfully a nice walk around the resort is usually enough to keep him occupied.
Yesterday we rented a car and drove about 30 minutes outside of town to go to Kaihlua beach with the whole family and a few friends. We were only able to stay for about 1.5 hours because Noah was exhausted, hungry and down right cranky. He fell asleep within 2 minutes of being in the car so we ended up getting some subway and sitting in a mall parking lot eating it. Nothing we can do but go with the flow with a 1 year old.
We've started to collect our usual favourite Hawaiian items. I've got my candles, multiple bags of Kona coffee and some Mauna Loa chocolates. Today the plan is to hit up Hilo Hatties and that ought to add a few more items to our collection. I think Bubba Gumps is our dinner destination tonight - mmm mmm good!
This morning I called the Disney resort Aulani to make a reservation for their character breakfast. Since we aren't staying at the resort we weren't able to call until the day before. Sure enough, totally booked. Our concierge told us that it's pretty much impossible to get a reservation there if you aren't a resort guest. Sucky... We still plan to go and explore the resort and get a few pictures. Oh, and to do some Disney Hawaiian shopping ;)