Today is Hawaii’s Admission Day, the day we became the 50th State of the union. It is a state holiday, not that it really matters to us since Troy’s on leave and we’re homeschoolers with a flexible schedule. We started the day by grabbing a quick lunch at one of our favorite places, Subway.
We hit the freeway to head on down to the Blaisdell Center for the Made in Hawaii Festival. It was a classic holiday lots of traffic in the middle of the day kind of day. 89*, blue skies, white puffy clouds.
We just traded in the boys’ old DS and DSI for the new 3DS. The boys have been playing this game where you have to move the console around to play. it’s quite funny to watch. After we finally made it through all the traffic, the LOT WAS FULL. not fun. We circled this large city block. twice. and no spots available. I finally told troy to head back up the way we came and we scored a parking spot at the First United Methodist Church. $5. and made our way down to the event.
We brought some stale bread to feed the fish. It’s always a winner.
Jordan is a master manipulator and got Troy to carry him. Jordan weighs 50lbs.
As we made our way through the aisles, there was a lot of food, jewelry, tshirts, hats and the like. This was the first booth we came to where I loved the items at once. Hello, houndstooth? wood grain? polkadots? neutral +1 color? yes please.
it was a tough choice but I got a neutral woodgrain purse:
Jordan and Jalen liked these Angry Birds and thieving pig earrings and pendants. We did not buy. gorgeous, but too much for the budget.
Another favorite stop, The Hawaiian Force Hilo, HI
Jordan got two shirts, Troy got one and I got one.
Organic Honey and Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter from North Shore Goodies Waialua, HI
Melting Moments Cookies from Sweets Fanatic Honolulu, HI
Other exibitors I liked but didn’t buy:
kyote designs – modular jewelry
Sweet as Sugar– Cake pops and other custom baked treats
Nuinani– clothing, bags (save 10% on an online order code: NUI10)
There were others that I did not get a card from and can’t remember their names. It was so busy and no hassle Joscie was on a mission.
On our way back to the car, I could not resist snapping this shot of the Academy Art Center. I always say I love their yarn balls… although they look more like grapevines but whatever. they are cool.
After coming home and relaxing for a bit we headed down the street for an early dinner at one of our favorite Chinese Places Wah Kung.
That pretty much wraps up our family fun day. Thanks for coming along. Guess what? I picked up an extra bottle of organic honey to giveaway along with some tea. Are you interested? leave me a comment and I’ll pick a winner on Monday, international comments welcome too.
Love Love and Blog you Later,
Joscie, rhymes with bossy