We continued to spend most of our time in the ocean during the second half of our trip to Maui. Jesse went on an open water swim (you probably can't tell, but he is swimming in the ocean in this picture) while Nathan and I played on the beach.
We indulged in (and introduced Nathan to) delicious shave ice with macadamia nut ice cream. And then back to the beach and snorkeling (look closely at the last snorkeling picture to see an eel).
Since Nathan isn't quite up to snorkeling yet, we took him to the aquarium so he could see some fish, octopus, turtles, and sharks. He was even able to touch a star fish and sea cucumber.
On our last day, we had a gourmet, relaxing breakfast and said goodbye to our beautiful hotel and beach.
Then we headed up towards Hana to see a few waterfalls and a botanical garden with cool plants like 100 year old mango trees and painted eucalyptus trees. I just love Nathan's excited smile in this first picture!
We had a lovely trip. It was so fun to see Hawaii through Nathan's eyes, and it was worth the nightmare red eye back and the jet lag we are still dealing with! Maybe we'll just stay there next time. ;D