Henry’s art

A few weeks ago we found out that Henry’s artwork had been selected to hang in the Quick Arts Center, which is the Bonaventure arts building. The reception was tonight so we were thrilled to go. An added bonus was how many friends we saw! Both friends of the kids, and my friends too. It was fun to celebrate so many young artists together. The show was a juried show for students from kindergarten through fifth grade. It included all the kids in the area, so not just the Olean schools. It was really cool to see so many different interpretations of the assigned pieces. After the show we checked out all the galleries (and I panicked over Grant wanting to touch everything), then we saw the lighting of the big tree in the atrium. And then! Then it was time for the interactive show. It was a one-woman (Mrs Claus) show that was interactive. Grant even invited himself on stage when my dad went up! He was dubbed Rudolph.

Aloha, Hawaii!

Today we head home, and tomorrow afternoon we will get home (if everything goes according to plan). It’s a brutal trip, but it’s been worth it to spend so much time in paradise.

Something really special that happened was that the twins got a special certificate and some buttons from the kids club at Aulani. They were very polite and patient (they needed special meals that took longer to prepare), and Henry even cleaned up after himself at dinner.

Sunset beach

We scooted up to Sunset Beach on the North Shore this morning. This is the week that the World Cup of Surfing is going on – although it wasn’t today because the sea was too rough. It was amazing to watch the waves, and as we were driving back a wave washed right across the road and hit our car!

Sea Life Park and Waimanalo State Beach

Sunday was sort of lowkey and also sort of busy. Grant was wiped out, which is not an easy thing to do to him! We started the day at Sea Life Park. The drive along the coast was absolutely amazing. At the park we saw sharks, turtles, a wide variety of fish, a sea lion show, a hell of a lot of birds, and a dolphin show. After the park we drove to Waimanalo State Beach and got flattened by the waves and played on the beach. All in all, an excellent day!