Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fuji and Kamakura

One of the days while Granny and Gramps were here we drove up to Mt. Fuji (or at least attempted to). We didn't realize it was a japanese holiday and the roads were packed. The weather also didn't cooperate--we ended up driving to one of the lakes right at the base of Fuji and walking around, however, it was so overcast that we never saw fuji--frustrating when it is right there!! We did have a great time.
The kids loved sitting in all the cars!
Granny and the kids

I think this is such a cute picture--Gramps and Granny and the kids
Cade LOVES dogs--every time we see one he stops and points and gets so excited!

Another day we went out to Kamakura, which is the ancient capital of Japan. They have tons of temples out there--this is one of our favorite ones!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Enoshima Island with Gramps and Granny

Eric's grandparents came and visited us for the last 3 weeks and we had so much fun with them. I feel like we are so lucky that we had such a great opportunity to have them all to ourselves and how many kids get to know their great-grandparents so much and have great-grandparents that are so active and healthy. Anyways, here is the first of many posts of what we did while they were here. One of the first places we took them was to Enoshima Island. Here are a couple of pictures
Eric and the kids
Cade and Ethan washing their hands--you have to do this anytime you visit a temple or shrine.
One of the street performers had this monkey that did all sorts of tricks--here he is jumping over posts on stilts--we had so much fun watching him.
Another street performer--this guy did magic and illusion tricks--he was okay, but we have seen better.
Looking at flowers with Granny!