Sunday, September 23, 2012

Family Babymoon

Since Brad had 4 days off for Labor Day, we decided to take a little family vacation before the baby came. 

We drove a couple hours to a Navy base called Yokosuka.  It's only about 50 miles from here, but when there's a stoplight at every corner it takes a little while to get there.

We parked on the base and walked to a park where we caught a ferry that took us about 10 minutes offshore to a little island called Monkey Island.  Unfortunately, I don't think monkeys actually live there so we didn't get to see any.

It had a beach though (not a great one, but a beach nonetheless).  The girls loved swimming in the ocean!  It was the first time Alexa said she loved Japan and didn't want to go home except to visit. :)

There were lots of seashells to collect.

We had a fun day on the beach at Monkey Island.

We stayed overnight in a hotel close to the base.  The thing I'll remember most about it is that for breakfast, besides the normal western-style food, they had choices of green and pasta salads.  Do people really eat salad for breakfast?

We left Yokosuka and drove along the coast for about 45 min to get to Enoshima where we checked out the aquarium.

Our favorite parts were the dolphin shows

 and petting sharks.

My kids are way braver than I am.  I didn't put my hand in.

This dolphin show had singing, dancing girls.  Alexa and Cailin were mesmerized by it.  And again, I can't upload the video for some reason. 

Anyway, we had a great time on our little family get away.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Watermelon Juice

Brad: What's that?
Cailin: Um, watewmelon juice.
Brad: What does it taste like?
Cailin: Um, it taste like kiwi. (Pause)
Um, it taste like stwawbewwies.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Good Times

Sunday night, my friend brought me a bag of her favorite Japanese things.  In the bag we found this nylon game.  You can't really read it too well, but it says "A funny tags of war."

It's basically 2 knee high nylons sewn together.  I guess whoever pulls the nylon off the other's head wins.

We tried it for our FHE activity last night.

I couldn't get the video to upload, so here are some pictures.  They don't really do justice to the fun we had though.

It was awesome!