After all the time spent in Hawaii trying to catch a chicken, Joey was finally able to come face to face with some. We took him to my parent's chicken houses where new baby chicks had just arrived. At first, he wasn't too sure what to think of them.
Then he wanted to touch them and see what they felt like.
Finally he decided he liked them, and promptly tried to pull their beaks off.
Joey had his first birthday on July 25th, although his birthday party wasn't until August 2nd (after the NC Bar was over so Brian could actually come to the birthday party too). All of Joey's grandparents were able to come down for the occasion, and Joey had a blast, especially being the center of 6 people's attention.
Maybe next year we'll do a better job of getting pictures with everyone!
Now that we have a working camera AND a working computer, I am finally able to blog again. Here are some pictures from our recent trip to Hawaii (in August). We were very fortunate to have family there (which was of course our real reason for the visit). First we went to the Polynesian Cultural Center.
Joey with his shell lei.
Joey and Aunt Amanda
Joey chasing a rooster. Thankfully he didn't catch it!
Brian, Amanda, Joey, and myself at the temple visitor's center.
The beautiful Oahu Temple.
Our second day we all went to the beach. It was a military beach, so we were practically the only people there!
Joey's first dip in the ocean. He wasn't a fan of the waves at first, but after about an hour, he really learned to like them.
Joey and Brian at a lagoon.
Uncle Josh and Aunt Amanda with Joey.
We had a lot of fun in Hawaii. Hopefully we can go again, especially before Uncle Josh and Aunt Amanda get relocated by the Navy.