Hmmmm. What to do with a bored toddler when it looks like this outside?
Well, after playing with every toy in the house until it was no longer interesting, we went down to the mall that's right down the street because they have a farmer's market there on Wednesdays. A bunch of local vendors show up and sell their locally grown food for cheap. Niiice.
One thing that is definitely true about the weather here is that it changes every few minutes. When we first arrived at the market, the sky was dark and it was wet, but not actually raining. I hoped the rain would hold off for a few minutes so we could obtain our veggies for the week... but as I was trying to buy zucchinis the sky just opened up and it started dumping rain on us before I could even pay. I told the gal I'd be back and Moana and I ran into the mall, where we wasted a few minutes riding up and down the escalator (very interesting for a toddler, you know) and checking out the puppies and bunnies in the pet store. Ok ok, I know pet stores suck in the way that they treat and breed their animals, but on a boring weekday afternoon, it's a pretty fun place for a toddler to hang out.
It didn't take long for the squall to pass so we went back to the market outside... We bought honey from the Big Island... I got to taste several different ones and, um, YUM. I also bought zucchinis, bok choy, broccoli, eggplant, corn, onions, and bananas this week. I like the local vendors because (if they speak English) they'll just chat with you about their products and whatever... Moana scored a free apple banana from one vendor who seemed to think she was especially cute. Moana managed to peel and eat it all by herself while I continued to shop.
Anyway, there's something about eating locally grown vegetables for dinner that makes you feel really good. And feeding them to your daughter is even better!