Saturday, August 23, 2008

Saturday in the Park

Today we decided to head on down to Ala Moana Beach Park to check out both the Greek Festival and the Chinese Dragon Boat races.

First stop was the Greek thing, which was set in this really neat closed in venue with odd shaped koi ponds and huge monkey trees.

There was a live band playing some really great Greek music - I told Curtis it made me want to go to Greece and dance at twilight in the town square with the locals LOL. Someday, someday.

There was also a troupe of dancers who performed traditional dances. I think Cohen loved it more than any of us... or maybe he just loved clapping along with everyone at the end of each dance. Either way, he was into it!

After the show, we got some Greek iced coffee -they called it a Frappe- but it wasn't like what Starbucks serves. It was sweetened iced coffee with condensed milk poured over the top and it was deeeeelish! We got the kids some gelato and a pita to share and they were happy campers!
Once we had our fill of "Greece," we walked out towards the beach to look for the Chinese Dragon Boat races that were going on.

Unfortunately, we got there during some kind of break, or maybe they hadn't really started yet. There was only one boat to be found, and it was pulled up onto the beach.

But it worked out because we were able to get nice and close for pics :)
Neat, huh? Here's Conner throwing up his best "Shaka."

After waiting around awhile, we decided to grab a drink for the road and head back to the car. He's an addict, like his mama!

By this time, the kids were tired and hot, so we started heading back to the car. Of course, that's when they bring out the other boats for the races LOL.

We didn't stay to watch, so thanks to Susan for these 2 pics :)

Just as we were leaving the beach, I got inspired and took this shot. I lurve it.

Lucky we live aloha :)

1 comment:

C@mshaft said...

Those are some awesome pictures! Looks like you guys had a blast and OMG how your boys are getting so big! It seemed like yesterday I ran into you at the mall when I worked in the shoe department with us being all preggers :)