after the anniversary celebration and being gone through the following afternoon, jackie was in need of some parent time. so we thought, we really needed to spend time with just jack, giving him the attention that he was so craving. ben and i realized that our time away was making him a tad anxious, as he had been acting out for a few days. so, we smooched the sister and said goodnight.
wanting to make the evening exciting and special, i mentioned that we could get ice cream when we got to lahaina. well... another lesson learned. if you're gonna spring something like that on a kid, be prepared to follow through - in, like, minutes time! we had about a half hour drive, and jb asked about ice cream, the entire way, every few minutes. it was all he could think about! talk about insanity when you've answered the same question over and over for close to 45 minutes because duh! we still had to walk to one!
but all is forgiven when you see that face. yeah?
yellow fire truck? jb lost his mind!
we swung by a few of our favorite shops, picking out some t-shirts and hats. jackie spotted the crocs store, so we scooped up a pair of red kicks, complete with those ridiculous doo-das that poke through the many holes. he didn't quite grasp why i kept putting them in his shoes. dats not wight, mama! but ultimately, he was ok with it, only he had to instruct where the ambulance, dump truck, fire truck and percy train would go. just so. after our shopping spree, we decided on bubba gump shrimp co. for dinner. there were some birthday kids in the restaurant, and jb couldn't help himself - he loves cheering and clapping for a birthday!
a boat full of fish & chips for jb's dinner = blew his mind!
bubba l♡ves maui
cheesin' nicely over his new angel fish
barely thinks to snuggle with relatives, but he'll hold hands with this guy?!
for an anniversary gift, we were surprised with a sunset dinner cruise. the boat left out of maalaea harbor and toured for close to 3 hours. perfect for whale watching and getting wind in your hair. we even spotted a sea turtle. and the sunset? the first night that it was unobstructed since our arrival. beautiful, beautiful evening as a twosome.
shortly after, we spotted some humpbacks, a mother & child.
the other boat had a great, up close show.
you'll fly over these when landing on maui.
twenty 1.5 megawatt wind turbines
lana'i, in the distance
cotton candy clouds
sounding the conch at sunset
oh, and i forgot to include these pictures from the cousin's wedding night in lahaina...