Monday, January 26, 2015

keeping up...

 Can I just say one of the HARDEST things about having this baby #4 is my inability to use my camera as much as I'd like to?!  ugh! it makes me CRAZY.  I feel like I've got a baby attached to me or I'm chasing another 3 kids and I can't seem to stop and take any pictures. or even remember to bring my camera anywhere for that matter!!!  so here's a huge load of phone pics.

also - I obviously can't find much time to blog either!  I really need to get caught up.  it's my goal this week!!

these pictures are all mismatched and out of order! but- oh, well.
metta had one of her strange sleeping days a couple of weeks ago.  this is her at my turbokick class.  the music is SO loud. she just slept through the whole thing.  took one bite out her banana.
metta is so fun.  and I hope when we have another baby at some point- that it's a girl.  because if she is the one girl with four brothers- she will be so so spoiled.  I need her to have to share a room. and share her toys.  and maybe even her clothes at some point!! 
but- really- she's the coolest little girl.  already so fun to be around and easy to talk to!
ike and a lucky cat blow up.  I LOVE the lucky cat.  I'm kind of obsessed actually.  I want a giant porcelin one at our front door.  my goal is to find one before we move!! japan has made me love cats.

Japan is OBSESSED with lights.   they have these crazy christmas illuminations and then keep them up until April! we went to a local small amusement park around the new year and the show was spectacular!  music, flashing lights, the whole shebang.  millions of lights!!! it was awesome.
they also had some great classic rides!  this is like the tidal wave from lagoon.  the giant boat that sways back and forth! one of my favorite rides of all time.  this face zeb is making is for real.  he almost lost his lunch!!
the hello kitty train!
and the most amazing giant ferris wheel!! the views of the park were pretty wonderful.  and luckily we don't have any kids with a fear of heights!!
all of our kids LOVED the octopus.  metta still talks about it and begs to go again!!
well- except for the first time when I forced her on it!  she cried and was mortified! but then- after another go around- she LOVED it!!!
we got delicious naan for our dinner at the amusement park.  the indian food here in japan is so so tasty!!

 Here are a few Mack shots.  he's 3 months old and almost an interactive human being.
he gets dragged all over the place like and is pretty good about it.
he does still have a vomiting problem.  it's really out of control honestly.  i stink. he stinks. everything we own stinks.  we are always soggy and stinky.  it's really gross.

he's growing out of clothes fast!  probably because almost nothing he owns is new and is already shrunken to the size smaller than it states on the tag!
he still loves to be burritoed.  especially tight against his parents' chests. spoiled rotten.

we've been to several zoos lately.  the local zoos we go to only cost 600 or 700 yen for the ENTIRE family.  that's like 5-6 dollars!   and it's always fun for us to go and explore new suburbs of tokyo! 

this zoo is on the kichijoji train stop/neighborhood.  It's supposed to be similar to NYC's greenwich village.  I don't even know what that means :)  But it was a really funny neighborhood!  lots of kitschy shops and beautiful parks and a great zoo.

there are always fun rides at the zoos.  Everybody here loves to be active and have fun and have lots of things to do.  Even though the people live in cramped house and small spaces and people are packed in to japan so so tight- they make room for entertainment and space for fun!  we love it.

and there's always a shrine and temple!

plus- this train stop has a great fun street at night!  I really do love all of the crazy signs and advertisements.  it's SO JAPANESE :)  and so exciting every time we walk down them!!
and mcdonalds.  there's a mcdonalds at every train stop in this entire country. and we are so so grateful.  zeb loves the 'chicken crispoo' and the kids love the nuggets.   the restaurants are fancy and clean and the employees are lovely.  the food tastes better, too!

 I've got LOTS more pics to posts and stories to tell!!  

1 comment:

Sherrie Fennell said...

So fun!!!! Metta is getting so big..The food you post always looks so tasty. I will blog about this blizzard at some point. I wish I could send you some snow. Have a great week