Thursday, April 11, 2013

Love and Sunflowers

I have sooo many pictures to share with you! My beautiful family out and about. Figuring out life in a new county and living on base. January 15th to February 10th 2013!

There is this really great Japanese place across the street from our apartment called Gen's
They have the BEST fried rice and California rolls mmmm...
And yes Alison is watching herself drink a glass of water in her mirror.

Ethan ate too and then went to sleep :)

At home snuggled next to dad

"What is this?"

"I like it!"
Ethan enjoys taking a bath!

Post bath snuggles with dad

Yep, I really do <3

Love being a mom

Tea Party!

Ethan hanging out with one of big boys in our building

Alison likes helping mommy with the stroller, she is a really great big sister.

So little. 
This is mom multi tasking: feeding Alison dinner and giving the baby his bath.

which he loves

The cutest little boy I've ever seen

love that little guy

Ali loves painting!

Her finished project!

Alison sitting by the fifth floor's number five that's in front of the elevator

At Blue Seal a Japanese ice cream place that made to look like 50s America but the food still has a Japanese flair to it. You can get Beni Emo ice cream which is purple sweet potato.

On the elevator down to the car for Alison's first day of daycare!

Here is Alison's daycare. It is wonderful and cozy and Alison really seems to enjoy it. 

Day 2, we had to wear our Belle dress AND out bumble bee backpack

Daddy came with mommy to pick Alison up. She was at the playground so we were able to walk back to the school with the kids.

Every afternoon at school they change clothes regardless of if they need to and the teacher fixes their hair and they brush their teeth

Ethan hanging out with his buddy Payton

Must have played hard :)

At the finish of Alison's first week of daycare, mommy stopped at a Japanese Bakery that makes French baked goods. It was really good. Alison picked out her special treat herself! Chocolate!

The bakery all decorated for Valentines Day. In Japan, women buy gifts for the men.
It happened because of an advertisement about Valentines Day that was misinterpreted! Neat how one little mistake can change the way a culture celebrates a holiday!

Ethan slept through our trip to the bakery.

One thing I love about living here are the "typos".
This "Apart Ment" is near Alison's school.

Typical Okinawa

Alison ready for church....yes I made her wear sock with sandals, I didn't think it looked that bad at the time!!

Ethan gets to wear footie pajamas to church

Going to the sunflower fields with some friends!

silly baby!

Sometime local Japanese food taste really weird. I have no idea what Alison is eating but it's some sort of jellied dessert thing and an Okinawa doughnut (right hand), which is really good.

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1 comment:

  1. How wonderful to be able to peek into everyday events when we're so far apart. Alison and Ethan look like they're doing so good. I love to see the cultural differences in everyday life where you're living. Keep it up!