Happy hump day!
The whole time we’ve lived in Waikiki, I’ve been meaning to do a day in the life type of post. When I called my family the other night, someone asked “so, what do you and C do all day?” And that’s a very good question!
Here’s what I did yesterday, June 28th.
7:00 AM – woke up and was pleasantly surprised that both my husband and daughter were still asleep! They both slept until about 7:30 so I just laid in bed for a while since if I get up, I’d definitely wake C.
7:45 AM – we’re all up, eat breakfast together. I have a very boring bowl of Raisin Bran with two cups of decaf that taste like poop.
8:30 AM – C is already ready for her first nap. We put her down and she fusses for a while but does take a little nap. While she’s napping my husband and I talk about some stuff we have to do this week and just have a lazy morning.
9:30 AM – C is up. We hang out for a while more, playing with her.
10:30 AM – We decide we’re still really hungry so we go out for brunch. Once we leave, we realize the area we went to has nothing open until 11, so we wait until then to eat at a place called Bill’s that has Australian food.
I get a plate with two pieces of thick toast, labneh (cream cheese sort of), homemade raspberry jam, and pistachios. It is delicious. And that’s some of my husband’s smoked salmon in the background, which I have to brag about – C did eat!
I’ve eaten at two Australian places in Waikiki. I didn’t realize Australian food places were a thing, but obviously every culture has their food! It’s like American food to me except fancier and there are no fries.
11:45 AM – we’re done with brunch and head back to the hotel. Once we get there, we start packing some stuff up since we leave the hotel Friday morning. My husband is going to bring a bunch of it to our other car and pack the car full so we have less to put in our current car on Friday.
During packing we realize that a bunch of things inside suitcases (mostly other bags we planned to use for exactly this) are completely moldy. I don’t think they were wet at all before either, it’s just really humid here. We also found two pairs of my husband’s shoes that he hasn’t even worn recently that were literally covered in green mold. It was so gross!
C starts playing in the toilet while we’re packing (of course!) and finds a cup to dump toilet water all over herself. So we didn’t get very much packing done – hah!
12:30 PM – We all go down to the car with the things we packed but find the car doesn’t start. We get someone to jump us thankfully! Hubby heads to work.
1:00 PM – C goes down for her second nap. While she naps, I check my email and call my mom.
2:00 PM – C wakes up. Now it’s pool time!
I pack our beach bag, bring all the hydration we need, and we head to another hotel’s pool that we also have access to.
It’s about a 20 minute walk, so I get a little bit of exercise in, since doing a workout didn’t even cross my mind in the morning! Some days are just like that and I’m totally okay with it.
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM – We hang out at the pool and beach. It’s an absolutely extra gorgeous day.
C is surprisingly good the whole time we’re out too. She can get really fussy just sitting in her stroller for too long lately. I lay out on a chair for a while while C chats up the lady next to us and eats goldfish.
I’m a total fatty and order some mozzarella sticks at the concession stand.
I’d been craving them since the last time I came to the pool and I’m embracing eating whatever I want this week since healthy eating starts next week, seriously.
After we finish eating, we slather up in sunscreen for the second time and hop in the pool. The water is actually really warm and felt great. There were a lot of people there and the beach looked nicer, so we head there next.
I take C in the ocean with me but it was super rocky and stepping on weird stuff in the ocean that I can’t see creeps me out. I need water shoes bad! We head back to the beach to hang out and I gave C one of those squeeze fruit things since she finally learned how to use a straw but she squeezes it all out over herself and a white towel. It was orange so it looked like throw up on the towel!
5:00 PM – We get back to the hotel and shower up. I get C in her PJs and I change into a comfy maxi dress. I feed C dinner, which consists of green beans and sausage but she just picks at it. She’s been teething her bottom pointy teeth so eating has been hit or miss this week.
We head down to the laundry mat in the hotel and start a load. In a half hour, I go down and put it in the dryer and in another half hour I go down and bring up the clean laundry. Just doing one load takes a while since the laundry is in another building and I have to take C with me each time, but we get it done!
6:40 PM – I give C a bottle and put her down to bed and don’t hear a peep out of her. I eat dinner in the bedroom. I have a Vermont Cheddar Lean Cuisine that isn’t too bad and a lime Greek yogurt for “dessert.”
7:00 PM – I sit down to write this post, FB chat a friend, read some stuff on the NY Times, and fold the laundry.
8-8:45 PM – I read a new book, Summer Island by Kristin Hannah. It looked really cheesy from the cover but it’s actually got me hooked. And then I pass out not long after my reading session.
And that was the day!
I wouldn’t say this is necessarily a typical day since every day has been pretty varied here, but there has been lots of walks, going to the beach and pools, eating at new places, and laundry 😉
It hasn’t been a bad place to hang out at all, obviously! 60 days straight of having to find stuff to do in Waikiki with a one year old has been a little tough some days for sure. We stay in a lot of days too because going out can be hard with a fussy baby and pricey. This marks our last week living the “vacation lifestyle.” It has been interesting and a treat, but we’re ready to say aloha to our new home!
Questions for You:
- What do you usually do at night before bed?
- What’s the last new-to-you cuisine you’ve tried recently?