Sunday, March 21, 2010


Last week, my two boys and I spent the week in paradise! My mom was kind enough (and my husband was nice enough to let us go without him) to take us girls (my sister, sister-in-law and her 2 girls) to Hawaii for 6 days! We had lots of fun playing at the pool and beach every day and doing some shopping!

Before we left, I wanted to do something creative to tell Carson that we were going to Hawaii...he loves the beach and had asked numerous times previously if we could go to Hawaii again (we went last year with all my family)! So, two weeks before we were scheduled to leave, the "trip fairy", as he called it, left him a piece to a puzzle each day in a little mailbox. At the end of the week, Carson had a picture of the beach and that's how he found out that we were going to Hawaii. He was SO excited!! The next week, the "trip fairy" left goodies in the mailbox that were for the trip. It was so much fun to count down the days with him and see him get more excited each day about going!
glueing a puzzle piece to the paper
the finished masterpiece...the BEACH!!
Goodies for the trip!
All the trip goodies from the "trip fairy"
Day 1 of the trip: Airplanes, planes, and more airplanes!
The first day of our trip, we spent traveling...ALL day long! We flew from McCook, to Denver (where we met up with the rest of our group), then on to San Fransisco, and then finally to Kona. The boys did great on the flights and were so excited when we finally got there!
Fun at the Airports...

We finally made it to Hawaii and were greated by towel swans on our beds. Carson thought it was fun to wear them as a hat! We had fun the rest of the week...more pictures from the trip coming soon!


Bob & Dani said...

How fun and creative of you to invent the "trip fairy"! Carson and Travis have a fun Mom.

Megan said...

What a great idea to create a "trip fairy"! I just might have to borrow it... that is if we ever go on a vacation! LOL! Can't wait to see pictures from paradise!

Matthew & Charlene said...

I love how you told Carson you were going. What a cute idea. Can't wait to see all your pictures

Megan Foulger said...

oh man...that's it? haha i guess you have to space it out...can't wait for more!! :)It was lots and lots of fun!

Phillips Family said...

No trip fairies made it to our house...we got totally ripped off!!!