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Monday, August 10, 2009

Baby Makapuu - Beach Treasures

Over the weekend we went to one of our favorites spots - the tide pools at Baby Makapuu. I had been looking forward to going - we used to bring Kailani all the time but this would be Momo's first visit. It's such a wonderful place to bring your kids as the water is usually calm and if you're really careful you can walk around on the rocks and explore. You can see fish, hermit crabs, snails, sea cucumbers, and other marine life that look like they came from outer space. You're sure to find something that will make you wonder.

Years ago I used to have a collection of sea glass - glass that I had found washed up on the beach. Nothing store bought or given to me. I have no idea what happened to that small collection but now that we are back in Hawaii the girls and I will start another one. The only requirement is the glass have soft edges. Big, small, brown, green, clear....we're going to take it! For now we will just store them in a jar. Later I would love try wire wrapping a few and making them into jewelry.

This was a big chunk of glass.
Can you see "Nestle" imprinted on it?

On our little hunt for sea glass we also found some small shells as well as chips of shells. The girls want to collect those as well. Of course Momo found rocks to be equally fascinating - but we will leave those behind unless there is something incredibly unique about them!

When we came home from the beach I realized I didn't have anything to put our little treasures in so I bought some small jars from Target. Upon removing the price stickers I noticed on one of the jars there were multiple stickers (they were intact...in my pictures you can tell that I started to remove them). I started to remove them only to find......

What's that you see? Is it a Walmart sticker on the very bottom? Yes it is. And to think that I purchased the jars from Target! What's that all about?


  1. Beautiful, beautiful pictures! Agh, I miss Hawaii!

  2. Your girls are so cute! What a wonderful spot. I love sea glass too. I could spend hours combing the beach. You could also make a little sea glass wind chime/mobile with the girls. Find a piece of driftwood and some fishing line. Attach sea shells and sea glass.

  3. I love sea glass! However we never really find any around here. Great pics...love the Walmart tag on the Target item..lol

  4. Oh, those pictures are so beautiful! Looks like the girls are having the time of your life. I bet you just love being back in Hawaii.

    That is so, so funny about the Walmart sticker! Who would have thought??

  5. I am longing to be in Hawaii right now. I love the blue water and beach glass. You all look like you are having the time of your lives. That's too funny about the Walmart/Target jar too BTW! Is there Target in Hawaii? I could've sworn my friends said there wasn't or maybe she meant just not on Maui. You aren't on that island are you, aren't you on the Big Island?

  6. What a lucky girl you are to be living in Hawaii! We conceived Axel there.

    I collected sea pottery from the beach in Positano when I was there on my honeymoon but the children have lost all the pieces! They love to collect sea glass and shells. Wish I could take them to Hawaii...someday soon...when I'm famous. If you wish for it, it will happen right?

    Thanks for commenting on my blog.

    Best, Jillian


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