On our way to the car we saw a farmer's market and I bought some apple bananas. They were pretty good but I think I'll stick to regular bananas. My kids were pretty lucky that day. Not only were they in Hawaii, got to ride a train, see the pineapples, have a dole whip, but then we went up to the North Shore and had some shave ice. All my life, I grew up with Shaved Ice, but I learned that it is really Shave Ice- no d. We got Strawberry-orange flavoring with ice cream and Azuki beans. It was definitely different having beans in my dessert. It was good though. Not good enough to get it again, but good. In fact, next time I would skip the ice cream and beans and go for the sweetened condensed milk on top. That looked really yummy.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Day 4 started for Patrick and I with this view from our hotel room. We were staying in Waikiki, while Kristi and Mike were so nice and watched our kids over night. Kristi and Mike took the kids to the park and they all had a ton of fun getting to play with their cousin Hayden. They did have one mishap though. Joslyn looked the door to Hayden's room while she and Seth were in there and Kristi and Mike don't have the key. Luckily, they figured it out and no one was worse for the wear.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Thursday morning we spend our time at the beach. We went to a beach called White Plains Cottages. It was a really pretty beach and was really shallow for a long way out into the ocean. I was a little nervous about how Seth would do at the beach, but that kid loved the water! We did have to make sure that we were always on top of him though because he just wanted to go in farther and farther. Joss has been talking about going to the beach with Aunt Kristi for months now. She was so excited to be there and loved every minute of it. Kristi was nice and bought the kids sand toys to use while we were there. Joss loved filling them up with sand and dumping it out and doing it over and over again. She also loved jumping in the waves and rolling around in the sand. Joss and Seth tried to build a sand castle, but their sand wasn't wet enough and they didn't really want to use the wet sand that I brought up for them.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
One of the things that we really wanted to do was go to the Polynesian Cultural Center or PCC. The PCC is a great place to learn about the different cultures in the Polynesian islands. The center also helps students from these nations gain an education by allowing them to work while they go to school at BYU-Hawaii, which is right next door. The center has different villages to visit and each village has shows to see and activities to try. Here is Joss and I standing in front of the entry waterfall