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  1. It’s a good thing Dave is a doctor. haha! I would be a nervous wreck if my boys had their own skate park. Wishing you all the best!

  2. This is awesome, congratulations (to the guys for getting it done and you for surviving the mess)!

  3. Monica;
    First I wanted to say how lucky you are. To be living in Hawaii, to have a husband that built this for his boys and did I mention….you get to live in Hawaii!!
    My husband took me to Hawaii 2 years ago while he worked there. It was more than amazing and beautiful. I love, love, loved it there. I know my kids would be in heaven on earth there. I keep trying to convince my husband to move there.
    Anyway, I love reading your posts. They are inspiring, and humbling to me.
    Tell your boys to over thank their dad for building this beautiful dream.
    Much peace and happiness to you and your family.

  4. LOVE this post, love the way you write (so honestly and humorously in an effortless manner), and love the finished skatepark product. Clearly all five of your “boys” are super stoked. You are such a good mom and wife.

    1. Thank you so much Corinna!! Such nice words…:) And (from your other comment,) I hope so too! XOXO

  5. Will share this with my husband tonight – but probably not my boys, because they spent three hours outside last night trying to build their own skatepark. Like really! 6, 9, and 11 year old. One piece of wood, a pole (for grinding) and some nails. Bless their hearts. We have an enormous skatepark down the road – like three minutes away! That will have to do today. Love following along with y’all here.

    1. Haha, Oh Wendy–What creative boys!! Yes, we have a skate park (newly renovated) so that was part of my argument. But I’m not sure what has happened around here–our park is SO crowded with all ages of kids now. Like a whole new flood of little grommets. So…When you come to Hawaii, be sure to bring the skate stuff!! xoxo

  6. This is amazing – your littlest boys will barely remember it being built but will have this amazing post to look back on. You are such a gift to your family. Those boys have been blessed!

    Warm Regards,

  7. What a totally fun and amazing idea. Your post is super fun to read and although i don’t skateboard, nor does anyone in my family, I am slightly jealous of such fun adventure in your backyard!!

    Congrats to the boys!

  8. No dad has ever or will ever be a cool as Dave!

  9. Amazing. Thank you for documenting this project for those of us peeking into your world. So much effort and planning for such a terrific result. Looks like fun!!!!!

  10. So cool!!! Go dave and the guys! And no judgement here. I’m just so happy when my guy keeps his shirt on. At church. And we arent island people. We live in Virginia. In February. It’s sleeting right now!

    1. haha…that hilarious! Thank you Paige, always good to ‘see’ you here. sending Aloha to you and your family–