Party of Seven to Hawaii
In April we ventured with the three kiddos and my parents to Maui. It was our first vacation with all three kids, so inviting my parents along was a great help to have extra hands.
We always fly Alaska Airlines, but flew Hawaiian Airlines this time, the seating arrangement was perfect for us. The Airbus plane is two seats by the window, aisle, four seats in the middle, aisle and two more window seats. Hubby and I sat in the middle area and sandwiched both girls and took turns holding Davis. My parents sat in the two seats by the window across the aisle from us. I don’t want to jinx us for future flights, but this was our best flight to date! The girls are old enough now to watch movies and Davis is young enough to sit still and nap on the plane. I debated about taking my Boppy pillow to Hawaii, but I am so glad that I did. With the Boppy I was able to nurse Davis on the plane and have it to nurse him while we were in Hawaii. It was a little cumbersome to travel with, but much easier than trying to prop him with pillows. I also brought along my Medela pump and pumped while we were in Hawaii.
We again stayed in the Kaanapali area of Maui and rented a condo along the beach boardwalk, it was the perfect location for access to the beach and to walk to the Whaler’s Village shopping and restaurant area. The girls slept in one bedroom in their Guava travel cribs, Davis was in our room in a rented crib and my parents slept in the open den area. We again traveled light……just kidding…..3 large suitcases, 3 carseats, 1 stroller, 4 carry-ons, plus my parents luggage this time! We have it down traveling with twins, so adding 1 more wasn’t too bad.
The girls really enjoyed the pool and beach and Davis enjoyed the pool as well. The condo complex had a great kiddie pool that was only about 1-2 feet deep, it was the perfect place for our family to hang out and enjoy the sun. We enjoyed lots of good food while there and were so thankful to have my parents there so we could enjoy a date night! Hawaii continues to be our happy place, we love spending time with our family and taking time to relax, we really have no agenda while there except to soak up some sun and eat lots of good food at our favorite spots.
We only had one mishap while there and that was when I shared an acai bowl with Jemma one morning. We have known that Jemma has a berry sensitivity (she is actually going to be tested for allergies at the end of this month) but I didn’t realize that acai is a “berry” and shared bites with her, later that day she broke out in an angry rash and soon it was head-to-toe and she was itchy all over. Poor girl was so irritable due to the itching and had trouble sleeping. We tried a Hylands natural remedy, but finally had to go to Benadryl to give her some relief.
We are enjoying the weather here in Seattle now that it is warming up a bit and the rain is less frequent, it’s nice to spend time outside and the girls can burn off some energy running around. Davis is up on his hands and knees and is starting to crawl! Our twins didn’t start crawling until around 9 months, so he is definitely moving early, trying to keep up with his big sisters I’m sure!
The girls are turning 3 in exactly one month!!! Where has the time gone? I love the little people they are developing into, but miss my babies. The saying “days are long, years are short” is so so true!
Happy upcoming summer!