Sunday, February 3, 2013

Aloha to Faces of Hawaii

Last week, I attended an assembly at Hickam Elementary School.  The Oahu chief stands in front of the school.    

Given the good weather and small auditorium, the assembly is held outside.

My son won Student of the Quarter for his class.

Parents brought flower lei for their keiki ...

Plus kukui nuts .... 

Plus candy lei .... 

This cutie wanted to sample the candy lei!

The students take their chairs back to class.

The Student council sponsored snacks for the winners ... 

.... these are the faces of Hawaii!

And this is the purse of Hawaii (the Union Jack is part of the state flag).  What's in your purse?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  This giveaway is open to all readers.  Comments are open through Saturday, February 9, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, February 10.


Kim in Hawaii

This mom is prepared with Legos!


  1. I have so many things in my purse I cannot find anything. I always have a book and a note pad though

  2. Among many other things, a post-it pad my sister sent me from Hawaii as she knows I adore the sea turtles (from afar).

  3. I always have my spray mace in my handbag, plus my inhaler, and tissues. LOL

    Congratulations to your son on winning Student of the Quarter. You must be so proud of him. I love how the school actually held a ceremony to acknowledge this.

    Wow, that Union Jack handbag is amazing. Where did you get it from?

  4. Love the faces of Hawaii photos! And congrats to your son. That is awesome. As for my purse, I usually keep it pretty simple: wallet, phone, pen, small notebook.

  5. Congratulations to your son! I envy you your weather since we are having a snow storm lol. And I have one of those lovely kukui nut necklaces given to me from my father-in-law. As to purses, I always have one of the largest with just about everything in it lol.

  6. What great photos.

    Mine has candies for my daughter... head bands for my daughter... paper for drawing for you-guess-it my daughter!

  7. Congrats to David. I have my wallet, phone, keys, hand sanitizer, tissue and pens.

  8. I always love reading your ''get to know Hawaii''things. Keep doing them. Congrats on sons award. Love the creative leis! My purse always has my phone car charger, altoids, puffs, note pad, little packs of m&ms, nerds, little wet wipes packs, crayons, a small plastic dinosaur, my little pony or princess. And always pictures of granddaughter and soldier son. Aside from these things, junk. haha lisakhutson at cox. net

  9. Kim Congates to your Son What an honer, Well-Done him on the dedication to his Studies.
    First The flowers in the lei are Stunning, LOVE LOVE LOVE the kukui nuts lei mainly the one that looks like flowers.
    Love the UJ Purse...
    In My purse is always a book I buy a purse based on being able to carry a book now it has to be able to carry my Kindle I Never leave home without a Story ready to take me to another place.
    Have a good one Ann/alba

  10. Congratulations to your son on his award. Good for him :) Your pics are once again amazing.
    I've learned so much about Hawaii from your posts and blog Kim and I thank you.
    In my purse is a jumble of things. cell phone,tissues, id, lip gloss and lip balm,, keys etc. The usual.
    Thanks for sharing your day.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  11. Beautiful faces of Hawaii!! Congratulations to your son on his award, too.
    My purse has too much, but includes pepper spray, tissues, a cloth bag (so I'm always read for shopping!) and a pocket calendar w/pen. And a host of other things I feel I must carry and rarely use. :O)

  12. Congrats to your son! wallet

  13. Great pics,
    Wallet, coupons, Chapstick

  14. You don't need a big or fancy flower arrangement to bring a smile to someone's face. Even simple cut flowers are guaranteed to brighten someone's day.
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    Phalaenopsis orchid plants
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