An American turned Japanese Mommy
The adventures of being a mommy in Japan

Summer Vacation

August 28th, 2010 by

So this post is a little bit late in coming, but better late than never.  A couple weeks ago was the obon holiday and so like nearly everyone else in Japan we decided to take a road trip.

We went to Izu in Shizuoka prefecture and had a super fun family trip to the beach.  I didn’t get to do a whole lot of playing because of my gigantic tummy, but Yosei had an awesome time playing in the waves.  He had so much fun that even when his lips started to turn blue from being in the water too long we couldn’t keep him out of there for more than a few minutes :) 

After a long day at the beach we stayed the night in a minshiku, which is a Japanese style bed and breakfast (though this one didn’t serve us any food as we didn’t make reservations beforehand).

And finally on our way home we stopped at the Atagawa Banana and Alligator Park (isn’t that a great name?)   

It was a great trip and I can’t wait until next year’s vacation :)



I’m back (for a little while anyways)

August 9th, 2010 by

So after taking a very very very long break from blogging and HKO and all I’ve decided to give it a go one more time. 

Yosei is now 2 years old and finally starting to learn to talk.  Being a preemie, a boy, andbilingual has given him a bit of a speech delay, but he’s picking up new words every single day.  And of course the biggest news of all is that in 4 weeks time he’s going to be a big brother!!  So just one more reason to start blogging and bragging again right?

A little bit scary but I’m excited too. 

Anyhow just because I want to brag about how awesome my son is here are a few pics past and present, some who have come across my blog before might remember them…

Newborn Yosei - 3 months early


1 Year Old ^^


And now 2 years old :)


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