Well I woke up that morning and felt awful. From not having put sunscreen on my face, it literally felt like it was just a burned pile of mush. We had a very slow morning, made some breakfast, and I felt like I was done having any sun. I was even feeling ready to go home and just done with the trip (looking back, what on earth was I thinking?). Obviously it was because I was feeling awful but I really hate it when I am to blame for my own misery.
A bit later we headed to Haleiwa Joe's for lunch. It was good seafood but a bit pricey.
Gotta love the facial expressions.
Our last full day in Hawaii. We went straight to Hanauma Bay that morning and enjoyed beautiful snorkeling for a good few hours. We saw tons and tons of fish, it was pretty cool.
Got up early and did our favorite spot, Waimea, one last time. We had our snorkel gear and it was so amazing to watch two sea turtles eating their breakfast right by the shore. We followed them for awhile, I absolutely loved it. There were even some rainbows for us right before we left.
I could not believe how excited I was to see my kiddos. When I saw Bud in his car seat I just hugged and hugged him and his feet were kicking so fast he was so excited to see us. And it was the same with my daughter, we were all so excited. It was weird how for a few days it was like I forgot what they looked like or sounded like, but then once we were back it was like we had never left.
I learned a few things about myself on this trip:
1-I am a germophobe. I mean people...you have no idea how many people I saw walk out of bathrooms without washing their hands. It kind of made me a little crazy thinking about it...
2-I really am not a people person. They all kind of drive me crazy. There was this girl talking during the first hour of the red eye (you know when the lights are off and people are trying to sleep) and I was like seriously? Look around you idiot, we are all trying to relax! We don't care about your life plan.
3-It is ok to leave the kids now and then. They did great while we were gone and didn't spend all day wondering if we were going to come back to them.
4-Vacations are a must. I don't care if we only go an hour away, I need to get away without the kids more often. Every seven years is not enough.
5-Finally, I need to relax. Obviously, look at the first two points. But really I need to try to chill. Although I will say being on an island totally helped contribute to that. Then we get back to real life and all of that gets sucked away. But for the sake of these two munchkins, I need to relax and not worry so much.