Not every adventure has to be a grandiose one — and sometimes, the simplest ones are the sweetest. We took Wilder for her first sound bath experience at Crystal Harmonics in Koloa this past weekend. My husband and I actually came here for one of our first dates, because this store opens up to the community on Wednesday nights for a free singing bowl experience. I promptly passed out on my yoga mat and started snoring. In public.
Koloa, located right before Poipu, has a lil' shopping mall strip that's filled with quaint shops and yummy eateries. Check out the teeny tiny Koloa Fish Market (cash only) and be sure to peruse their daily specials board. Then, bring your eats to the beach to dine al fresco or the wine shop next door will often let you sit at their table to chow. For a more sit-down nosh, visit La Spezia Wine Bar for delicious tapas and a fab wine selection.
It's nice to saunter about without a lot of gear, which can be rare if you want to be prepared for any sort of adventure on island. Because we were just walking about after lunch, we thought we'd just bring Wilder and her swaddle blanket... although I did keep asking my husband, "Do we need sunblock? Do you think she's too hot? Too cold?" #firsttimemom
We're endeavoring to get Wilder as accustomed to the sea as possible, because 1) we live on an island so water's pretty much everywhere, and 2) Mama would really love to paddle out with her little girl sometime soon. Here, we rolled up her jeggings and dipped her toes in the Pacific. She seems to like it well enough!
Nothing like a family selfie of the Fox Force Trio. We're at Baby Beach here, behind the Chevron station in Kapaa. There's a natural reef that causes a shallow sandbar to swim in and when it's sunny out, the water's super warm. You'll see families and kids playing and picnic-ing here.
I never thought I'd enjoy motherhood as much as I do right now, although it's calling upon me to revamp everything about my life. And, subsequently, it's creating a lot more content than I ever thought possible, which I'm now writing about and pitching — whenever I have a spare moment, of course. I'm still wrapping my head around the fact that I was even pregnant, much less gave birth naturally in our own home, and am now a steward to this gorgeous little soul. Everything, for me, happened super fast. I met the man I had always believed existed, but wasn't sure I'd ever find. We fell in love quickly and deeply, then chose to conceive within three weeks of knowing each other. By week four, we were pregnant! This little person right here absolutely wanted to come into being and compelled us to create her. It's been a super busy year, where we also got married, moved twice, and then had quite a few challenges come up in the interim that are helping us learn to be incredible strong as a couple and evolving us into the best parents we can be. Parenthood: it's a trip.