Good Friday

It’s Easter weekend! Yaaay. Yesterday was Easter day at school for Gavin. This included dying eggs, relay races and easter egg hunting. As you can see it was quite fun.

Dying Eggs Leif Climbing Relay Race

Today was Good Friday and it truly was a good Friday. A perfect Hawaiian day. We spent the morning cleaning house, as we will have guests for Easter. It rained early in the morning, but was sunny and clear the rest of the morning. At around lunch time, we finished our cleaning process. “Gavin! Your room is a mess! You have too many toys! Fill this box with toys to give away! I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to make you cry. Let’s just push the toys to the side of your room and go get lunch.”

With the cleaning done, we discussed plans for the rest of the day while eating lunch. Yum. This past weekend we drove all the way to Costco to get a lamb roast for easter and forgot to buy mint, so part of our afternoon plans included running to Hasegawa’s to see if they had mint. At the same time, we had 4 bags of recycling we had to do. As Gavin and I were filling the machines with diet soda cans, Holly and Leif went into the store to buy a few goodies, which included banana and strawberry flavored Melona pops. She finished before we did and informed me that Weird Al is back. As I went inside to claim our $3.15, I glanced around. Sure enough there was Weird Al, his wife and daughter walking around Hasegawa’s. I wonder how many tourists, and there were many today, will get home from vacation saying, “I saw Weird Al!!”? Probably a lot.

It being a beautiful day, we forced ourselves to get out and go to the beach. I’m glad we did. It was just so gorgeous out today. Holly sat on the sand and watched Leif eat sand while Gavin and I played out in the waves with a boogie board. The water was crisp, clear,m and felt good on the skin. We spent about 1 1/2 hours there and of course I don’t look any tanner. Might have something to do with the SPF 60 applied 1o minutes prior.

Hawaiian Day Boogie Boarding

Lying on the Beach Eating Sand

We finish off the day by firing up the grill for the first time of the season. We grilled up some awesome pork chops and cherry tomatos from the local farmer’s market. Delicious. Then we taught Gavin how to play Rummy 500. He liked it well enough, but reverted to playing War afterwards; a classic game. Nobody won. Gavin thew down his cards in favor of watching a new episode of Star Wars: the Clone Wars. All while Holly and I enjoy a few cocktails to top off the night. Now we just have to ride the evening through until the kids go to sleep. It has been a truly Good Friday.

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