|Grandma Gail's magnetic gecko :-)|
A highlight was meeting a 100-year-old man who looked and acted amazingly healthy! We also met a lady from Prineville, OR -- imagine that! And, a sweet gal expecting her 2nd child. Her first child has Cerebral Palsy and we were able to visit for a bit about the blessing of the Lord and how it comes in different forms. She reminds me of the strength and faith that Joby and Paula have, while going through something "unexpected" with their little ones. I am awed by people with this sort of joy in the Lord's goodness amidst a trial such as this.
Home for lunch. We have been reading books about the Kilauea volcano and Dwight's been doing some research online. We watched an interested DVD on the volcanos on Hawaii. Aside from the information about the "Goddess" of the volcano that they kept giving credit to, it was actually very interesting. Did you know that Mark Twain visited the volcano? Right now, there is very little activity, but you never know when it will "spit" again. The eruptions we had heard about right before we came here, were minimal and mostly in the column of the volcano itself.
Mama and I cleaned the house while Dwight, Grandpa Ted, Burnell and Orin went snorkeling again this afternoon. It was a nice, sunny afternoon -- something we'd been lacking for several days, so lots of fun to be out again. They saw a long eel and a VERY large parrot fish. Burnell found a cool shell, but was pushed against a rock by the current and lost it. He is learning that he should swim sideways instead of against the current.
|Burnell and Orin swimming so fast - they can't be kept in focus!!|