Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Traveling to Hawaii

Packing while the kids are sleeping and trying super hard not to talk about it while they are awake is a lot harder than thought it would be! The results though were well worth it!  Once we got to the airport and had unloaded the van and the littles, Grandmomma and I told them that we were going to Hawaii.  They were so excited.  I was very thankful for preparing them for the airport.  They knew we had to check in, get our tickets, check our bags, go through security and then go to the gate and wait for the airplane.  They were fantastic!  Voices were a little hard to control because their excitement was hard to keep bottled up!  

Mathieu met us at the airport with lei's that he picked out special for each of us.  
The littles each took their trunkie and a backpack on the plane.  I was able to pack all their clothes and pillows into each of their trunkies.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Preparing for a plane ride

While we didn't tell the kids we were taking a visit to Hawaii, we did tell them that we would be learning about Hawaii while Daddy was there working.  We read "The Travels of Bonga Monga in Hawaii" by Kay Perry.  We colored pages from the "Hawaiian Kids Coloring Book" and did activities from this book.  We watched "Fa'a Samoa" and learned how they make fire and cook.  We also talked a lot about airplanes and how you ride on one.  We even set up the living room like an airplane while we watched "All about Airplanes".

What do you do to prepare your kids for a trip?

Sunday, April 8, 2012

He is Risen!

Matthew 28:6
"He is not here; he has rise, just as he said."

He is Risen! Happy Easter to your family from ours!  We spent the day worshipping at church, celebrating a friend's baptism, dyeing eggs, hunting eggs and eating a yummy dinner.