Monday, November 8, 2010


Sorry for the unannounced departure, but the fam and I decided to forgo the traditional neighborhood trick-or treating and jet on over to the Aloha state for Halloween this year. The trip seemed way too brief, but relatively relaxing and even somewhat enlightening- it seems that the Japanese have very loose definitions as to what qualifies as swim wear, but that's a story for another day...

I wish that I had all sorts of gorgeous photos to show off of the boys, contented and smiling amidst the tropical backdrops, but we are going through an interesting phase right now that involves screaming, weird under bites and angry eyes whenever I take out the camera, and typically ends in photos like this one: 

Sometimes, even Batman deserves a time-out.

We did however, manage to miraculously snap one, and only one family photo the entire trip. Here is Ry and I holding our respective doppelgangers: 

The majority of the other images had to be stealthily snapped while the boys were preoccupied with things like digging:

and consuming gratuitous quantities of ice cream: 

and then, of course, there is the ultimate in captive photo ops: 

Now, if you'll excuse me, it's been a rough couple of days back on the home front and I'm moments away from passing out myself.  Mahalo, Hawaii, for a beautiful week.