Saturday, April 22, 2017

Happy 16th birthday Abby!

It's Abby's Sweet 16th birthday party!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Baskets and Easter Egg Hunt

Happy Easter! The Easter Bunny came to visit us!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

2017 Downtown Disney Eggstravaganza

Two down, one to go. We had a great time finding eggs in Disneyland and California Adventure. Now it's time to find eggs in Downtown Disney.

2017 Disney California Adventure Eggstravaganza

After a very successful egg hunt over at Disneyland, it was time to continue the egg-stravaganza at Disney California Adventure. Right at the entrance there was a photo op that we took advantage of.

2017 Disneyland Eggstravaganza

It's the 2017 Disneyland Egg-stravaganza!
I had been wondering if it would be back this year. Disney took a really long time to announce it this year, waiting until March 21st to announce that the hunt begin on April 1st and last only 16 days.
The Flowers family had already made plans to be on vacation in early April, so I was really worried we weren't going to be able to participate this year. My fears were justified too, because Disneyland sold out of all the maps on April 12th, before I was able to get to the resort and pick them up.
Luckily for us, Jacob grab one of each map for us while we were away! Thanks Jacob!

Decorating Easter Eggs

Happy Easter! Time to decorate some eggs!

Easter at Disneyland

Happy Saturday before Easter! The Flowers family is headed to Disneyland to take part of the festivities!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Disney's Aulani Day 12 Part 2 - Our last day at Aulani

Today's our last day at Aulani. It's been really fun so far, and I'm sad we're having to leave already. Two days isn't enough time here.
Hi Stitch! Alli just loves Stitch.

Disney's Aulani Day 12 Part 1 - A Tour of Aulani with a former Aulani Disney Ambassador

Today is our last day in Hawaii. It's sad. I know. But my friend Craig set up something very special for us.
The Disney Ambassador program has existed back at Disneyland since 1965. Walt Disney, being overwhelmed with requests for his time, appointed Julie Reihm as the first Disney Ambassador. The Ambassador is tasked with being the official spokesperson of all cast members and represents Disney everywhere. In the past, we've seen Disney Ambassadors every year at Minnie's Moonlit Madness introducing charities and presenting them with checks.
Aulani opened back in 2011 and in 2014, for the first time ever, an Ambassador was chosen to represent Disney at Aulani. That Ambassador was Janelle Sanqui. And Craig arranged it such that we'd get a private tour of the resort with her!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Disney's Aulani Day 11 Part 2 Making Leis and Exploring Aulani

When we last left off with the Aulani trip, the boys and I were just finishing up a Menehune hunt.
Hi Stitch! Just a random Disney character wandering around.

Disney's Aulani Day 11 Part 1 Breakfast with Mickey plus a Menehune Hunt

Good morning Aulani! Aloha!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Disney's Aulani Day 10

Sometimes it just takes a long time to get a post written up... Like, a really long time. So much that we've already been back to Hawaii since.

So, continuing this write-up from April 2017, the Flowers family got to visit Disney's Aulani!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Manoa Falls Hike and more Malasadas - Day 8 and 9

Finally getting back around to the Hawaii trip. It's been an eventful couple of months.

Kuliouou Ridge Hike - Day 7

Hawaii, Day 7.
Yesterday there was a bit of running around the island. Everyone is doing their own thing. My parents are hanging out at the house with Ian and Alli. The rest of the family is visiting Pearl Harbor. And Theresa and I got some time for ourselves and decided to hike to the top of a hill.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Koko Head Crater Hike - Day 5 and 6

Well after a very eventful evening with Alli in the ER, I could use a down day. Monday was just a day to hang out at the house.
The next day, we'd have plenty of stuff to do and see.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Waimea Valley Tour - Day 4

It's certainly been a full day of adventure. To start the day we hiked up Diamond Head. Then we all went to the Dole Pineapple Plantation. Now we're finishing it all off with a tour of the Waimea Valley.

Dole Plantation Grille, Dole Whip, and Garden Tour - Day 4

It used to be that the only place to get a delicious Dole Whip was at Disneyland or the Dole Pineapple Plantation. That has since changed and you can now get a Dole Whip in quite a few places. Still, we couldn't visit without getting one.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Dole Pineapple Plantation and Pineapple Express - Day 4

Since we're on the island of Oahu, there was a "must do" on our list. It's the Dole Pineapple Plantation! Dole sponsors one of our favorite rides back at Disneyland, The Enchanted Tiki Room, plus they serve the always delicious Dole Whip at Disneyland too.

Diamond Head Hike - Day 4

Good morning from the top of Diamond Head!

Farmer's Market, Swap Meet, Gelato - Day 3

Happy Saturday from Hawaii! Very pretty girls. I love the beautiful flowers.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Eat the Street, Oahu - Day 2

In making a list of all the things we wanted to do while we were in Hawaii, eating lots of food was high on the list. The Eat the Street festival at Kaka'ako Park, featuring 40 different food vendors was a must do!