Saturday, July 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Ella Grace!

After the Koloa Days celebration we had to rush home so we could attend Ella Grace's 1st birthday bash. It had a sweet shop theme. We always wondered why the 1st birthday was such a celebration here (hundreds of people invited and lots of $ spent) and we were told today. Many years ago when the whalers first came to Hawaii they brought many diseases that had never been on the islands before. This killed a lot of people who had no resistance to them. At that time over 60% of the babies never made it to a year old. If they did then it was hoped they would continue living. That is why it was such a cause for celebration. So now days, it is a tradition that is carried on. We always love these fun, food and frolic times with our new found friends.

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