Friday, April 13, 2007

Daddy's Bed Raquetball

First, look at this face - happy, full of energy, and straight up exhausted all at the same time.

One of my favorite things -- both as a kid and now -- is playing games like "Daddy's Bed Raquetball." These are games that are made up on the spot, involve some element of a real game or sport, but ultimately are about getting really, really red in the face. These games can be played alone, but are more entertaining when played with peers who you can deride for being terrible at a game that has been in existence for 12 seconds. Other fun games that I have played like this include, "Indoor, no furniture mini-soccer," and "close-quarter, post-midnight dodgeball with unknowing player." Also, any game named using this formula: Try to hit x with y - with "x" being something ridiculous and "y" being any inanimate object.

Daddy's Bed Raquetball involved multiple objectives but basically was taking the above ball and hitting it repeatedly against the bedroom wall while at the same time defending Nathan (baby, not pictured) from stealing the ball (Lucas) or falling off the bed (Daddy). Good times.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Playing in low tide at Shark's Cove

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Oahu mmmmm....

Jim and Clover at the Malasada Truck (or mamadaddas if you ask Lucas what they are called) So what is a malasada? Only the best local Hawaiian doughnut...cinnamon or powder sugar. Very local and very delicious. I guess they have to make up for the fact that if you want an American pastry you have to go all the way to Maui for a Krispy Kreme!

Lucas and the Gecko

Wouldn't this be a great advertisement for a GEICO commerical?

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Sandy's beach- the background is real!

Blow hole at Sandy's Beach

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