Kaua’i day 5!

I’m so exhausted guys. It’s 8:53 pm and this is the first time I’ve been awake this late all week. I’m trying to stay awake past 9 so Neil doesn’t think I’m a total loser but I’m really struggling here.


This morning we fed the koi. Again. Ivy was brave enough to do it this time.

Obviously we have plans to do it again tomorrow. 

After fish feeding we went on a PLANE RIDE!


We went on a six passenger plane for a tour around Kauai. It was amazing!! 


This island is so beautiful. The landscape is just so dramatic- it takes your breath away, really. We saw sooooo many waterfalls, too. The pilot showed us a bunch of places where movies were filmed and as totally corny as it is, flying up to the waterfall that was filmed in Jurassic Park, while listening to the Jurassic Park soundtrack was SO. FUN. So, so fun.


Right after we took off we spotted whales playing in the ocean, and the pilot circled around for us to see them some more. So great. Seth and I saw a pod of dolphins too. Would have been cooler on the water but still neat from the sky too! 

Approximately ten minutes into our flight Ivy fell asleep.


I’m calling it a very expensive nap. Oliver nodded off towards the end and Ben fell asleep for a few minutes too. We’re really wearing them out on this holiday. 

After our flight we went to Lydgate beach park. There is the coolest playground I’ve ever seen there. It is so big and soooo fun. So many nooks and crannies for kids to run through- a lot of spaces where adults have to really crouch down to get through and some adults wouldn’t fit at all I don’t think. They played tag and hide and seek in there for forever.


There’s a really neat sheltered beach area there too. It’s all built up with big rocks so the big waves don’t get in. Seth and Neil went snorkelling again and saw some lots of fish. The rest of the kids just played in the calm waters.

I begged/pleaded/bribed/forced the kids to take some pictures after swimming. They hated me for it but obliged because I told them they wouldn’t get supper if they didn’t.


They’re so cute though, right? You’d never know the trouble they give me when it comes to photos.


After the beach we went to Kapa’a for supper where it happened to be the big town farmer’s market/live music thing they do on the first Saturday of the month. Let’s just say we were lucky not to lose a kid. Everyone was having a tough time trying to decide what to eat but Oliver saw some corn on the cob and he was sold. I added in a chicken taquito for him and he was just so happy. The other boys had pizza and Ivy ate half of my supper, which I was thoroughly enjoying and had no intention of sharing. I had to share with Seth too to be honest. Those little jerks.

Tomorrow Neil is taking the bigs on an ATV tour and me and the littles are gonna chill, at least for a couple hours.

Hey, I stayed up till 9:16! #winning

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4 thoughts on “Kaua’i day 5!

  1. Pat says:

    More amazing pictures. The colour and texture in the one of Ivy feeding the Koi is award winning!
    Anyway…looking at some of the pictures of the guys snorkeling it looks like masks are fogging up. Here’s the cure- put a drop of dishwashing detergent on the lens inside the mask. Rub it around a few times with your thumb and then gently swish out the excess soap in the water. Put the mask on and you should notice a big difference. We did that before diving and stayed down 45 minutes with no fogging. When it starts to fog up just do it again.

  2. Pat says:

    Nikki…you should buy one of those full face snorkel masks. I think the original (H20 Ninja) was invented in Hawaii. I just ordered one for mom- different brand. Depending on the make they range from $50 to $120. It makes snorkeling so easy. You just breath normally. You can even talk while you’re snorkeling. They look weird, but it’s a game changer. Oliver would love it.

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