Posted in November 2013

Nara Park

Nara Park

The town of Nara is a quick train ride away from Kyoto, and a popular day trip for tourists. Nara is known for its free-roaming deer, which are revered as messengers of God in the Shinto religion. We decided to check it out. Walking down the street of a seemingly normal town, deer are literally … Continue reading

Kyoto

Kyoto

After leaving Tokyo, we visited Kyoto. Our experiences in Kyoto were far different than those in Tokyo, but equally as awesome. Known as the cultural center of Japan, Kyoto is a gorgeous city. We visited the zoo, multiple temples, shrines and gardens. All over the city, leaves on the trees were changing and falling, something … Continue reading

Traveling is Tiring, Take 2

Traveling is Tiring, Take 2

More worn-out kid pictures! Keep your eyes peeled for the image of them both asleep at the same time! This magical moment occurred today while taking a city bus to the Golden Temple.

Elliot’s Tokyo

Elliot’s Tokyo

These photos are from Elliot’s camera, taken while we were in Tokyo. Though blurry, I couldn’t resist including the shot of Asher in the hotel-supplied robe. What’s not in the picture, but did happen- Elliot was wearing the matching, adult-sized version. They stayed in the robes together for quiet time 1 afternoon. Also, I just … Continue reading

Popcorn giggles (video clip)

As mentioned previously, the Disney popcorn was a hit, especially for shoving into each others’ mouths. Here you can see the bucket, 1 of at least 15 different types we saw. Ours has a top designed like a snow globe, with Mickey and Minnie snow people and little snowballs that jump around when you touch … Continue reading

Sayonara, Tokyo!

Sayonara, Tokyo!

We just spent the past few days in Disney, ahem, Tokyo, and now we’re on our way, via “bullet train,” to Kyoto. Truth be told, we decided long before we left home that we’d spend the Tokyo leg of our journey largely at Disney. We wanted to see Tokyo Disney, but we also wanted to … Continue reading

Oobleck

Oobleck

You have 1 guess who was home this afternoon and made oobleck for Isla and Asher. Yep, Elliot! He’s leaving tomorrow morning before we’ll be awake, and going to Guam to take his written board exam. We won’t see him for a few days, so he spent most of today hanging out with us (and … Continue reading

Daddy/Daughter Selfies

Daddy/Daughter Selfies

I grabbed Elliot’s phone to send some of his photos to my email, so I could use them in this blog…. And I found a few bonus pictures!