What a way to spend my birthday!!! I did miss my kiddos more on my birthday, but I got to talk with them on the phone so that made it better. Since Bailey is three, it made it so much easier to leave the kids because I didn’t have a really young one missing me as much. She told me she did cry for me a few times, and my boys said they got a little sad missing me too, so that made me feel good that they still missed me ;).
Ok, so these next ones need some explanation. The first day we were there, we went to FIVE stores in search of a swimming noodle for Dillon, as he was afraid he wouldn’t float while we went snorkeling. After spending so much time and being told over and over that they were all sold out and to try such and such a store (which we already had), we gave up trying to find one. The next day we’re driving along the main road heading to Kona, which has zero garbage along it, and Dillon slammed on the brakes and pulled over, yelling, “There was a noodle!” So he hopped out of the jeep and ran to get it. It was pretty funny. My mom was in the back seat and we couldn’t stop laughing.
Ok, so we were quite comical looking while trying to get to the water. We should not have put our flippers on first. But then walking into the water was the funniest part. We had to finally walk in backwards. I’m sure we were quite entertaining to those laying out on the beach (in fact, I know we were from their smiles and chuckles).
I’m glad we got our snorkel gear to try out first, because I was a bit of a wimp—I so held my breath and shut my eyes each time because I just didn’t believe it would work! And since I wear contacts, it’s been YEARS since I’ve been able to open my eyes under water. But it worked! It was pretty murky here because of the waves—Dillon and my mom saw some fish, but I only saw coral. And then a wave slammed me down into it and I scraped my knees and bled and then I was done.
After our meal, we headed out for my birthday adventure. More on that tomorrow!