Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tokyo Disney--Most magical place in Asia!

We took the kids to Tokyo Disney a couple of weeks ago while Brooke was here. Brooke had NEVER been to Disney and had always wanted to go, so, we sacrificed and took her there to help Brooke achieve one of her childhood dreams!! I have to admit, we had SOOOOO much fun. Disney really is the happiest place on earth. The kids were in heaven, Eric, Brooke and I had so much fun, it was a great day! It was also really fun to watch the japanese--all of them (men included) walk around wearing the mickey mouse ears, or hats, etc. They get so into it--we saw more japanese couples at disney than families with their kids. Anyways, here are some of our pictures.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Crazy Japanese!

In one of the train stations we were at this weekend, they had this monument--I don't know what it was a monument for, but there it was. Of course, Ethan wanted to know why the man was peeing in the water.
We also saw this sign in another train station--so please remember don't clash into anyone else!

We also saw these interesting flowers--they look like little pepper plants, but were all different colors--I thought they were pretty.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Confessions of a neglectful mom!

So, I have to admit, I lost my child the other day--actually I lost Ethan one day and Kailey the next! A couple of weeks ago, we had some friends over in the morning to play with salt dough (so much fun, if you haven't done it with your kids--much better than playdoh). Eric came home in the middle of our playdate to change clothes. Anyways, our friends left and Eric left about the same time. Brooke and I were downstairs with Kailey and Cade--busy with them. I just assumed Ethan was upstairs playing in his room or that he had gone into our room and turned on the t.v. He was quiet, so I was happy. About an hour later, I yell up to Ethan to come downstairs for lunch and he doesn't answer. I walk up the stairs to get him and he is not in his room, not in my room, I yell to Brooke to see if she has seen him and we frantically search the house--NO Ethan. I put on my shoes and run outside, luckily I think to look in the car and this is what I found:
Ethan had put on his shoes, gone out to the car, gotten into his carseat, buckled himself in and fallen asleep. I could not believe it. I should preface this by saying, that Ethan has never run away, unlike his sister, he never goes outside alone--he is a good kid. I asked him after he woke up (yes, I brought him inside and he finished napping in his bed) why he went out to the car and he said that he was tired--crazy--you never know what your children are going to do!!

P.S.--I tell this story, so all of you mothers feel better about yourselves. Like I said, Kailey ran away the next day and took her friend with her!

Halloween 2010

I know, I am slow in posting--our computer has been acting up, but my WONDERFUL husband fixed it--so now I have no excuse not to get caught up. The kids had fun trick-or-treating this year. They open the base to the Japanese kids and it was PACKED. I bought about $60-70 worth of candy--I had about 7 BIG bags of candy and only passing out one piece of candy, I was out of candy in an hour--so I had HUNDREDS of kids coming to the door, mostly Japanese. Here are pictures of the kids in their costumes.
My Buzz Lightyear
Cade was a pumpkin (just like his brother and sister were in past years)--ignore the spit-up
Kailey was a nice witch--riding on her swiffer!

The night before Halloween we decided to do a Halloween dinner with our friends. We got pretty creative in what we made for dinner--I think this is going to become a new tradition--the kids loved it and I did too!!
Our Halloween spread!

Cat Crudite's--the head is veggie dip

Spooky Desserts!

A Slitherly Snake Calzone

Bloody Monster Meatloaf Hands on a bed of mashed potatoes (we also had a meatloaf foot)

Chips and Salsa--you can't tell, but the chips are shaped like bats, witches, pumpkins, etc--we made cut them out of corn tortillas and then baked them.

Lastly, hot dog mummies