From a White House pool report filed Tuesday by the Los Angeles Times's Maeve Reston, who was covering the Obama family's vacation in Hawaii:
Shortly before 3:30pm, President Obama emerged from Island Snow in Kailua holding a cherry and lemon-lime shave ice in a paper cone. His daughters had emerged first with about a dozen other friends and family members and headed to several benches outside the shop. Mrs. Obama did not join the group on the shave ice outing. ...
“Oh my goodness,” one woman screamed.
“What’s up buddy,” the President said to the small boys on the far end of the line.
“Mr. President you’re fantastic,” a woman shouted.
“Hey sweetie, how are you,” the President said to another child.
He engaged in a conversation with another man about the cherry flavor, but their exchange was inaudible beyond the word “cherry.”