Before & After Hawaii

When we left for Hawaii, we were pasty, ready for a change and hoping for a few challenges!

First full day in Hawaii

First full day in Hawaii

Although there are 100 reasons why we were excited about this trip,

one was to encourage the kids to get out of their comfort zone.

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Tan-less baby

 In a relaxed setting, the kids were pushed out of their comfort zones to try

new things,

eat new foods,

and meet new friends!

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The girls with their matching tattoos & paler complexions.

Hallmark overcame his fearful impression of the ocean and waves.

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Once she got heated up, Joyful would leap into the water

and remembered how to swim (from 2 summers ago)!

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Joyful finding new ways to get sand everywhere.

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About the halfway point of our trip

Mother’s Day was celebrated in Hawaii with some delicious chicken and waffles and these munchkins!

I was pushed out of my comfort zone by running with my brother in law’s military group.

Intimidating and fun!

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Joyful was able to get over her sandy issues and delight in the grit.

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Batman and boogie board

The last week of the trip, Hallmark would adventure out into the ocean by himself to get water.

He even would grab a boogie board and go out with the Third.

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A true adventurer

We also acquired some sunnier skin tones and beachy sun-bleached hair!

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The babies at the beach being goofy.

The kids had their first motorcycle ride with Uncle J.

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Hallmark looks a little uncertain on the motorcycle.

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Joyful is always ready for a motorcycle ride!

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The Third happily ready to go!

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Hallmark was given the privilege to row our boat with our ever exciting guide.

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The kids also learned about spear throwing.

 

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We hiked Diamond Head too!

Trying Hawaiian shaved ice was a new experience and certainly an easy way to win over the kids to trying new foods!

Trying Hawaiian shaved ice was a new experience and certainly an easy way to win over the kids to trying new foods!

We left refreshed, pushed to new limits and thankful for the love of our family!

Are you intentional with getting your kids to try new things?

If so, how do you encourage them?

What sorts of things do you have them try?

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