You know what you want so go and get it!
Trip Start Sep 16, 2011
290Trip End Nov 20, 2011
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Where I stayed
Ramada Plaza Waikiki
Woody and I head down for a swim whilst Noah does some work bits. Woody swims and swims until he is exhausted. At which point, he gets out, eats a banana and then he does the same all over again. We complete various rescues on his Disney figures before heading back upstairs, where Elwood pretty much continues the same games in the bath.
Noah and I get stuff sorted and we head out the door. We are heading for a big shopping centre and then to a Walmart to finish up our Christmas shopping
I entice him out by saying if he is very good he can come back. Surprisingly, he is happy with this. He spots Santa Claus sitting in his grotto and there is no stopping him. Elwood runs straight up to him, whilst one of the ‘helpers’ thrusts a price list at me. Noah is oblivious to this and takes photos of Woody and Santa. One of the ‘helpers’ tells me off for Noah taking photos. (Really? That’s not fair! She should have told Noah off!) I try and lure Elwood away from Santa. This is tricky as Santa gave Woody a candy cane (or a ‘hook’ as Woody calls it) and Woody has spotted that Santa has a whole basket of them. As I go over to Woody I hear that Santa is giving Woody the hard sell on photos. Not cool Santa, not cool at all.
We go to the food court and Noah eats so much pizza I can only assume my husband is completely hollow on the inside to fit that much pizza in. I eat honey and walnut prawns from Panda Express. That panda sure knows how to cook – delicious! I end the meal with a fortune cooking which to my delight says, ‘You know what you want, so go and get it!’. Edible inspiration – I like it.
With a quick latte to go, we head to Walmart. And something weird happens to me. I get completely over excited and think everything is brilliant and a bargain
Whist I am in the shop Woody decides he is too hot to wear a shirt. So we push home our giant there year old in denim shorts and no top. He is happy and so are we.
At home we play various games including vets, band, lions, cars and then some. Elwood is happy and relaxed. I get him some dinner which he chomps down happily, we play at bit more of ‘the band’ game. This is Woody’s new favourite game since becoming the proud owner of a ukulele. We are called ‘The Woody Band’ – I think it is pretty clear who the star of the show is!
Woody nods off easily and happily leaving Noah and I to wrap Christmas presents, drink White Russians, and to wonder how on earth we are going to fit everything we have bought into our existing luggage. I think it is fair to say we will all be travelling in many, many layers of clothing and Woody may be carrying a ukulele and a giant bear from Disneyland.
With white Russians in hand, we bid you good night. And remember, that rug really tied the room together.