Monday, November 30, 2009

Olivia Turns 8!!

This is SO late, but ... better late than never, right?
Olivia Turned 8 on Nov 30th.... this is the slideshow of her party/day. ;)
She had a blast with her best friends. ;)
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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving... um late!

Better late than never, right?
So, our thanksgiving this year was a success! The kids had a blast helping me cook and Daddy was home the entire weekend, which made the whole thing just wonderful.

We made the Traditional feast... no Japanese Food on this day. :)
Olivia and Evan both helped with Everything from Pies the day before to Set up/Clean up and Chopping up stuff. ;)
The food was delish, the kids were Amazing ... the only thing missing was our Stateside Family.
We missed "family" so much this year.
We stayed positive and made our own little holiday memories, and that's the best part. :)

One thing I will do next year? Make Meemaws Stuffing!!!!
There is nothing like it, and Thanksgiving is NOT the same without it... 10000%
We miss you Meemaw!!!!

Below is a photo of Olivia helping me chop up the veggies for the stuffing.

Here is a snap shot of Evan, having fun with the Holiday glasses.
We had some Sparkling Cider in special glasses this year, the kids really enjoyed that. :)

Clean up! Olivia was just 2 funny 'getting down' to some holiday tunes. :) :-P!!! She is s a silly gal.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Such a Pretty Sky!

This was taken last week. It's the most beautiful sky I have seen, while living here in Japan.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mikan Picking with the Japanese Girl Scouts

Sunday the 15th, our whole family went with the Girl Scouts to a Mikan picking Field Trip! The Whole Family is Invited!
We met up with a Japanese Scout Troop and had a great time outdoors. The weather was just amazing!
Please enjoy the Slide show... There are a lot of photos. I am going to try and add a small caption to each, as a few people said how much they enjoy that. :)

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Baby Furniture!

So, as Requested... here is the baby furniture we have decided on & purchased for the new baby.
We have not picked it up from the store. We're having them hold the furniture for us, until mid-January. We don't want to set-up worry about it, until after the holidays.
And, the fact we wont have a baby room this time... means this furniture will go in our room. So, we have just decided to wait for set-up/pick-up.
Oh and we obviously did not pick the blue bedding (as much as i love it) for the Girl on the way. Actually, i don't think i will buy a "bed set" this time...
I guess it's a wait and see thing, as... i have pretty much forgotten everything 'baby'. :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

26/27 Weeks Belly Shot :-)

Well, things are moving along, aren't they?
We have NOT picked a name yet.
We are picking out baby furniture though. haha

Over the last week or 2 Evan has been VERY protective of his Sister. He always hugs her and talks about her. He also call's her Caitlin. CUTE!
(His best girl friend in his class).

Anyways, Below are 2 pics of the belly.
The jacket is not flattering, haha.... but it's what i got.
:-) Maybe next pic's will be With-out jacket.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fall Cookies! :)

The other day i got the urge to bake/make some cookie with the kids. It's super fun, and easy.
We pulled out all the cutter's for all the holidays, and the kids picked out the Fall Themed cutters. This is my favorite part of the holidays, mostly because the cookie cutter's are from my Mom/Meemaw and i cherish them.
As I child i used to use some of these cutters. :*-).
While the kids cut/bake/decorated the cookies, I decorated 3 dozen cupcakes for Evan's School Fall Festival. We had a good time, and I enjoyed 'getting into the holidays' a whole lot. :)

Evan cut/decorated a 'Candy Corn'.

Olivia chose a Turkey, but she just wanted the icing i think. haha

I love the Fall Leaf Cutters, :).

Here is some of the cupcakes we made for Evan's School.

:-) Enjoy!

Yokota Trip for Veteran's Day

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We went to Yokota for a one day trip. :)
It was Ethan's day off & his choice. We had a Great time getting out as a family. The only yucky part was the horrible rain all day long. We did make the best of it though.
The drive was 3 hours on the way there, and 2.5 on the way back. The rain and traffic did not help the time, for sure :( I wish we could have made it in 1 hour 30 minutes, like we did in the past, but we were not so lucky.

We just went for look/shopping/browsing. Nothing big. Olivia got her Winter coat and Ethan a Tent for his Camping w/ the Scouts. We picked up a few toys and Christmas decorations.
It's hit and miss really, the shopping.
Yokosuka has a lot... and Yokota has a lot. So, it's nice to hit up Yokota's BX when we're tired of the Same stuff here @ Yokosuka.
I did not get many pictures, but what i did get, is in the Slide show.
We Of Course had to have lunch @ BK, as we don't have one on base here. (We do have a BK off base, but it's SOOOOooo pricey!)
Then, we went to CoCo's (not Coco's Curry) for dinner, although i did choose curry, haha.
It was nice to get out of town for one day, and just enjoy hanging out as a family.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Yakitori Chicken Factory

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Last night we took the kids the Chicken Yakitori 'shack'. :) We took the Train too!
This place is one of our Favorite places to go, but we have never taken both kids.
We went Early, and sat upstairs. :) It was nice and relaxing.
At this place 80% of the items are served on a stick, but they do have some other Really good non-stick dishes.
We frequent this place and so we have a 'card' to accumulate 'points' for rewards. Last night we filled a card and got TWO 1,000Y Coupons for the next visit.
Last night MY Favorite was Asparagus wrapped in Bacon, mmmm! The kids ate their weight in Chicken. Oh and they make an awesome Mexican Salad, Weird, i know... for a Japanese place, but it's so good!
Some of the photos are Blurry... :( but i bad to include them anyways.
After we ate, we walked down the "shopping street" and then walked Under the Train station and came out of "Mr Donut" side of the station. Ej and I got a coffee and the kids got a donut.
Then, we walked back to the train, and ... went home. It was an enjoyable night.
Check out the Short Slide Show for pic's of the night. :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween 2009~!

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Krispy Kreme~Yokohama!!

I'm trying out a new Slideshow feature....
This is my trip to Krispy Kreme in Yokohama today. :)
Well worth the trip!