I guess she was hungry.
Daddy shared his pineapple smoothie with her...she loved it!
Chowing down on a bagel while we finished our breakfast (macadamia nut pancakes...y.u.m.)
While we were at breakfast, we found out that our flight home was delayed by about an hour. We were still ok making our connection in Houston, so we weren't too worried. We then went back to our hotel to get everything packed up in order to check out on time. The baby gear rental people were coming at 10:30 to pick up everything we rented for the week. I seriously can not recommend them enough, it was so awesome to not have to pack some of these things, and their prices were very reasonable. We probably would have paid more than what we did to rent the stuff had we checked the pack and play and another bag for all of her stuff. Hooray for Paradise Baby! I know there is another place with cities nationwide called Baby's Away...seriously, best thing we did. :-)
Evelyn loved the safe in our room.
She also loved pushing her stroller around like a walker...
One last view of the beach as we left the hotel...
Hey guys, check out my drum!
We then drove some more so she could get an afternoon nap in, then found a park for her to play at.
She loved climbing all over the play structure.
We got to the airport around 5:00 because we were told we still needed to check in on time for our original flight...plus, what were we going to do - keep driving around Oahu? I think had we known earlier that this delay was happening, we would have paid for a late checkout in our hotel and gone to the beach again or something! We got our rental car turned back in and got on the shuttle from Hertz back to the airport. Dan asked me if I had some cash to tip the driver, which made me remember I had put my wallet under the car seat at Hilo Hattie. Fantastic. I frantically told the driver we needed to go back...we should have known this was going to be the first of many things not going as planned on this trip home! Fortunately, they hadn't moved the car and we got my wallet with no problems. We then got checked in - Mahalo to the nice man who didn't charge us for our bags that were 51 and 52 pounds. We also got meal vouchers for the delay from United (gee...thanks).
Dan was really thrilled about them.
Hi guys. I like walking.
Come on, plane, let's go!
I just love this little diaper butt picture...
Here's what a little girl with 4 hours of sleep looks like...
And here's what a little girl with 4 hours of sleep on the short flight from Houston to Corpus looks like...
We got home and hoped to keep Evelyn up for a few hours. We had decided to get her onto Colorado time on the way home - she and I would be heading to Colorado a week later. So rather than get her onto Texas time, only to change her again in a week, we opted to push her back an hour with everything. So we figured a regular afternoon nap around 3:00, followed by a later bedtime would help her get back on track. It did. She took a 3 hour nap, then went to sleep around 9:00pm and didn't wake up until 10:45am the following morning! Poor Dan had to go back to work that day. I had woken up when he left and turned on the monitor so I would hear her when we woke up...the next think I knew, I woke up and it was 10:45! She was a little fussy on Tuesday, but by Wednesday was pretty much back to her normal routine (in Colorado time).
It was such an awesome trip - we really had a great time with our little family of three. NASPSPA is talking about hosting somewhere in Italy in 2015...I think Grammie will have to come town to watch the kids for that trip! :-) So thankful that we are blessed to have the resources to do something like this!