Wednesday, March 19

the last few days we have been treating ourselves to a visit from uncle amon (or adam as i like to call him), hence the no blogging and now a huge post about how much fun we had. adam is really into treating himself to fun things and so we quickly got into treating ourselves as well. we treated ourselves to (in order from thursday afternoon to tuesday am): a great time playing around at waikiki, going bodysurfing at ehukai, adam going for a skate at the kahuku mini park, playing at the pools at t-bay and adam storm surfing there, yummy mexico lindo dinner and 31 flavors after, an early morning surf at v-land, adam having a skate at the north shore park, playing and bodysurfing at off the wall, aoki's shave ice, watching pipe go crazy on sunday, more fun at ehukai beach park, shrimp from romy's, adam having another skate at kahuku, and lots and lots of melona bars and other tasty treats, fun with the girls, and a few walks.
needless to say, it was a good time.
i never take my good camera to the beach because i know it would just get thrashed, and for some reason i feel like a dork taking pictures at the beach. i think i have some stupid fear of looking like a tourist. and i am totally over trying to get my pictures to look good on this post so here is a few quick snaps:



ivy turned 11 months on the 14th. can i just say how much i dig this little girl? she is so crazy. the kid is a water baby, she charges and gets mad when i take her out of the water, even if she gets totally taken out by little waves she is smiling and kicking her feet. i keep waiting for her to get scared but it hasn't happened yet. she is one tough cookie, velzy has taken to bodyslaming her (see picture below) and it does not phase her, in fact, i think she likes it. the girl loves to play rough. she and velzy have been playing together so funny the last while, they love to make each other laugh. she has got the best cheesy grin these days, but only likes to scowl at the camera. i am pretty sure she doesn't care about walking much right now and i don't really see that happening in the near future. she eats a ton, easily more than velzy, i don't think she is capable of getting full, her belly just keeps stretching to accommodate large amounts of food. she still loves to growl as she cruses around.

14 comments:

The Bradys said...

wow adams old!!! sounds like u had a great week with him! so fun!

ivy is too funny. you are going to have your hands full with that little one! your probably better off with her not walking for the time being lol i know the body slamming technique... jack is pro and now wyatt is in training, does a mighty fine job might i add! they are too cute ash, love the pics!!

chanel said...

These are some of your best picts ever! I love reading your blog, cause its like a mini vacation- what a life!

Those sisters are sooo sweet! How fun! It is amazing how tough Ivy is! I can't believe the water covering her never scares her! She's gonna be a awesome surfer girl!

Smiths said...

eden and ivy are twinners (same swimsuit). Love the rough play stuff. I know what you mean about not wanting to look like a torista, but please take pictures for me. You're blog helps me feel right at home, and i'll confess i live vicariously.

lauren said...

im jealous you and scooter and beach and shave ice! uhh i guess thats life for me on the mainland? well im glad you guys had so much fun adam is a rad uncle, that pic of him holding ivy is rad. and ivy enjoying wrestling and a bottonless pit.... what did you expect? like mother like daughter...

Jen said...

OHHH I want to be there right now! The beach looks so cozy and warm and nice! Good that you had a fun time treating yourself.

kelly mccaleb said...

you have a really wonderful life!

Stephanie said...

You should take the camera to the beach more often, I love the pics! Ivy sounds so fun, I think her and Sophie would definetly get along!

Missy said...

So fun. Everything looks so fun and I love that Ivy just goes face first into the water. No doubt she will be a surfer someday.

Two cute girls Ashley.

Denae said...

I love your family. So why Aoki's?

The Grahams said...

Once again, I am so jealous right now. I think we should have the next Billings Christmas party at your place. Sound good?? Adam is such a good uncle! Love the pictures...they are just way too cute. Glad you guys had such a fun week!

Aubrey Jane said...

Great beach pictures! It's ok to look like a tourist. That means that you're having fun :)

Melissa said...

I love the body slam picture--awesome!!
it definitely was is a good thing that you have two babies close in age--now you can let them body slam each other and roll around and have fun and all Kai gets is me. hmmm i feel bad for kaiya, oh well :)

anyways this week the weather wasn't all that beach friendly--don't you agree? well lets hang out with our chilluns some time soon, please!:)

Katie said...

Those pictures really made me miss Hawaii beaches! However, Puerto Rico beaches aren't too bad either =) I can tell your girls love the beach as much as you do!

Da Denninghoff's said...

Nancy wants to know how old your brother is? She says "hottie"