Saturday, March 5, 2011

Japan trip

Sachiyo, Tate and Keri were able to go to Japan in February and enjoy spending time with Sachiyo's family. They got to go to Disneyland and a lot of other fun places with Sachiyo's sisters and Tate and Keri's cousins. Here are some of the photos from that trip.

Aunt Nobuyo and Keri

Tate and Tomo at the Anpanman Museum (

Sachiyo and Tate at Tokyo Disneyland

From left to right)
Sachiyo, Nozomi (bottom), Tomo (top), Tate and Shohei at Tokyo Disneyland

Keri in the O-furo (a traditional Japanese bath)

Saying goodbye is hard!

Top: Sachiyo and Keri
Middle: Tomo, Momoko, Nozomi and Shohei
Bottom: Tate

Keri rides the bus ride to the airport with Aunt Michiyo and Baba

See you next time!

Again? So soon?

And here we go again:

If you can't tell (and I have no idea why you wouldn't be able to) Keri has just cut her first two teeth (both bottom front teeth).

Keri's favorite toy is an old audio visual cord....and yes we do not let her play with it unattended, or while the cord is attached to anything...

We visited the local fruit stand where the lady was nice enough to let the kids pick their own tangelos (think tangerine taste crossed with grapefruit size). Delicious and a lot of fun.

Catching up....again

Catching up on the last few months.

Nov 2010:

Grandpa and Keri

The Phoenix Zoo

A trip on the Polar Express (

The Grand Canyon

Tate and Keri

Dec 2010:

Keri with her Grandma at Mom and Dad's 50th Anniversary party

Hana and Sion all dressed up for the party

The girls loved playing under the hotel sink


Keri got her baby blessing

and love from her aunt Sarah

Jan 2011:

Hana and Sion's Birthday cakes (brownies). 2 Years Old!

At another party with their friends

Tate is tying his shoes now, after a few years of velcro shoes.

Feb 2011:

Hana and her horse at Grandma and Grandpa's house

Sion knows she can't have dessert until she is done with her food. This can lead to some interesting attempts to be "All Done!"

Valley of the Names. North of Yuma, there is a spot where people go to write their names in the desert with rocks...not much to do around here, I know. We felt we needed to take part in the tradition before we left. A little 4-wheelin' and here we are.

Until next time