Kent is on leave this week and we decided to make it our winter vacation (even though the kids didn't have a winter break)! we tried to get in as much snow as possible and I think we were pretty successful.
Sledding at Fuji!
there's a fabulous ski resort at the base of Fuji called Fujiten where they have some big hills dedicated to sledding. It was perfect. the weather was pretty fabulous. we ditched our coats and just hung out in long sleeves and snow pants! The hills aren't terribly steep or big and were exactly right for our family. Zeb and Ike and Metta were all smiles and laughs for HOURS.
Zeb and Ike are so self sufficient and great when it comes to stuff like this. They aren't afraid of making friends or tackling the mountain by themselves. and since metta and mack are a little high maintenance currently- it's nice to have 2 easy kiddos.
The japanese people don't let their babies slow them down- so we don't either. Mack loved the sledding hill and went down several times. Kent was a little worried taking him down- and then we saw a Japanese dad with a baby on his front AND back. Mack is going to be a dare devil for sure. He smiled and smiled.
or she'd make snow cakes and snow cookies and offer them to anybody,
it was SUCH a bright day. the sky was perfectly blue and the sun was shining directly overhead. the snow was blindingly white.
I took this picture because half the time I'd turn around and metta would be somewhere with her face in the snow. eating it. she loves snow.
Ike found a friend to hang out on the snow pile with. when we left to eat lunch he was so afraid she'd leave.
for the most part our kids are adapting to the japanese food well. Occasionally when we get food and metta sees rice and noodles AGAIN- she shouts "I don't want JAP-A-EZE food!!!". It's pretty funny. and then usually she'll scarf it down fasster than anybody else.
we'll for sure head back for more fuji sledding!