visitors from WA

We were so lucky to have Grandma and Grandpa Turner out for a visit. We were also lucky enough that Zac could take the whole week off while they were here. Unfortunately they managed to bring some rainy weather with them from Washington - not that we were sad about it but I always feel bad when people come to visit and the sun doesn't shine. Last October while my family were here Zac was certified to pilot a pontoon boat on Kaneohe Bay so we took the Turner Grandparents out for a ride. We all enjoyed ourselves despite the rainy windy weather. It is always so much fun to stand on a sand bar in the middle of the bay. It's somewhat surreal.

I think Grandpa just had fun in the water!

Buddy did get a bit cold and as you can see he spent most of the time cuddled with Grandma. How did she get out of having her picture taken?

While here we also went to the PCC (short for Polynesian Cultural Center). This time was so much more fun. The kids were a bit older and the weather not quite so hot as the last time. Zac and I realized this was probably our last "Hawaiian" experience before we leave the island.

Because this activity involved a stick, Andrew loved it. They each had to see how far they could throw it. I know you are all thinking, how easy. But really quite hard. Don't you also love the look on Grandpa's face. He was such a fierce warrior!

Sweet Anne watching the Hula girls. All day long she asked, "When are we going to see the hula girls?" She loved the Horizons show that night.

Out of the whole day we really enjoyed two things. The first being the IMAX film Coral Reef we watched and then when the kids got to go fishing. They could have stayed their all day.


Mary said...

So . . . lovely. Really, that just sums it up. I just can't believe how much Andrew and Anne have grown. I can just imagine Andrew with the sticks. Funny how the activities you never thought much of before kids all of a sudden become such a highlight. Sweet Anne and the hula dancers. We hope we get to see her dance in person one of these days!

Mary said...

And . . . love the family picture . . . and Anne's pose? She cracks me up!

Megan & Jeremy said...

Looks like you all had fun with Pickle Nose and Darlin', brought back great memories when we were able to visit you guys out there (almost three years ago!!!)

Anjuli Fry said...

Family!!! These are great pictures!!! I can't wait to get our kids together. We all ready know Colin idolizes Anne but I can't wait to see how Conner does now that he is a little older. I am so glad that I don't have to wait for July. And to top it off Joseph will have only one final left on Friday so he won't have to study.