This week my nephew Jacob is visiting Hawaii with his family. This is Jacob's first trip to Hawaii and he will be celebrating his 17th birthday here on Wednesday. We have been having fun showing him around the island and taking him to a few of our favorite places.
On Friday, I took Jacob and his family to hike at Manoa Falls Trail. As you can see from the photo below Jacob looks quite happy. I can't tell if he's giving 2 thumbs up or a double shaka! Either way it's good to know he is having fun!
We got a little rained on which sometimes happens when you are hiking through a beautiful tropical rainforest but that didn't hinder the fun and adventure.
On Saturday we did an island tour and drove all around this beautiful island. We stopped along the way to visit our favorite places.
My favorite scenic spot on the island is right here at Makapu'u Point. I think I've taken this same picture every time we stop here but it never grows old.
When passing through Kailua Town we made sure to introduce Jacob to "the Local Hawaii" shave ice. If you haven't tried it, you need to get out there. It's SO good! The toppings are all natural and it makes for the most delicious shave ice with the most interesting flavors you have ever tried.
Doesn't Jacob's Mango and Lilikoi Shave Ice look good? My favorite flavor is GINGER! Next time you're in Kailua town don't miss shopping at The Local Hawaii, it's a hidden treasure.
Tonight we took Jacob to dinner at Roy's because we love to celebrate special occasions there. We had an amazing dinner and enjoyed being together as a family.
They brought Jacob a special dessert and we all sang to him. As you can see he is also wearing a lei we gave him because that is a tradition we always do to honor whoever we are celebrating.
I wasn't sure what kind of card to make for Jacob but I remembered that he had recently become an Eagle Scout so I thought I would incorporate that into his birthday card design. I went to the National Eagle Scout of America page and downloaded an Eagle Scout emblem. I printed it out onto card stock and ran it through my big shot with the Balloon Framelit. Here is the completed card.
I really like how this came out. I simply cut out three different ballons and added some sentiments from the stamp set, Sunburst Sayings. I also added a piece of the Fabulous Foil Acetate because just like the beautiful look out at Makapu'u point, it never grows old. I LOVE this product and need to order more because I'm getting used to putting it on all my creations.
It was wonderful to celebrate with Jacob here in Hawaii. I'm glad he was happy with this special card I created for him.
Happy Birthday Eagle Scout, we are very proud of YOU!