It's very difficult for me to choose pictures to post of our excellent Hawaiian vacation! For those of you who are interested in seeing more, they are all uploaded to the web album, which should be linked to each day's title. The trip was so great. The only regret I have is that it was so short. I now understand why people take longer vacations and I know our kids can handle being "out of routine" for awhile. I think it's all about location. Our accomodations could not have been better for our family! I highly recommend the Aloha Beach Resort to any family with young children travelling to Kauai. (And it was super cheap at this time of year!) We had a one bedroom cottage, which had a kitchenette. We were right next to a huge playground -- literally, we watched the kids playing there from our lanai. It was two minutes to walk from our cottage to the beach, where there was a protected "keiki" pool that was knee deep and a larger protected pool that went about to my ribs at it's deepest point and was teeming with tropical fish and other fun creatures to feed and view. We spent most of our time there and loved it.This tree is at the beach. Behind Carson's feet are the cottages.