Saturday, December 19, 2009

Merry Christmas to all.....

Christmas time this year has been so much fun with these three monkeys!

Hope everyone is having a Holly Jolly Christmas!

Early Christmas from Japan

We recieved a package from Kenta's sister Tomoko the other day. It was full of Christmas presents for the boys. Of course they couldn't wait to open them all so we decided to let them go at it!

She sent all 3 of the boys these CUTE matching converse shoes. They look so cute wearing them!

They got a fun pirate game and book.....

Look how cute this spoons and forks are!

She also sent a bunch of yummy treats. =)
Thank you so much Tomoko! The boys are having so much fun with all their new goodies! =)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Girl's night. =)

Me and a couple of my friends did a little Momlorette (instead of bachelorette) gathering for my friend Raquel. She is due any minute to have her first baby, which is a BOY. We decided to celebrate her last free moments as a free women and go to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. It was my first time going there and won't be my last. Their food was delicious and their super expensive cheesecake was even better!
It's not very often at all that I get just a girl's night, but I vote I should get more! =)
Congrats Raquel, I can't wait to meet your little guy!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thanksgiving weekend.

Thanksgiving weekend was very relaxing and enjoyable this year. My parents just bought a beautiful new home in Delaware Ohio which is about 40 minutes away from me now. So this was our first family gathering at their new home. We ended up just staying and sleeping up their the entire weekend.

My mom invited the missionaries to join us for the day. We had a delicious dinner that everyone pitched in and help make.
Kai's first Thanksgiving dinner.Mashed potatoes. =)
When we weren't eating off and on all day we were playing some kind of game. This was our MEAN game of spoons. I lost.

More games.....

....and more....

My mom's new house has a hot tub so that was a nice relaxing luxury we enjoyed that weekend.

After LOTS of shopping on Black Friday we all went to the Festival of lights. Lots of cool lights to see, Noah asked to me to take a picture of almost every single thing. They thought it was the coolest thing ever!

It was Santa's first night at the Festival of lights and we waited about half an hour to see him. This was the first year that Eli didn't freak out at the sight of him. He actually walked right up to him jumped on his lap and asked him for some new choo choo trains. =) Noah jumped on his lap and Santa asked what he wanted and he said I sent you a list in the mail. (which he did about a week prior.) He is soooo excited for Christmas!
Kai was the first one of my kids to not freak out and cry at the sight of Santa clause. It didn't surprise me though just because Kai has always been a really chilled and laid back baby.

This Thanksgiving I am so thankful to have such an wonderful family. I have the GREATEST kids and husband a girl could ask for. I have the best parents, brothers, and sisters. We all just have so much fun together and I love them all so much. I couldn't have asked for a better family.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

How could I forget?

I was going through my pictures and came across these. How could I forget to post something as exciting and fun as Noah and Eli's very first swimming lessons this last summer. My mom has been teaching them both to swim since they were about 1. Just a little 15 minute lesson every time we go to the pool. Well it has definitely paid off because they both did so good with their teachers and they loved it! They were such little fish and it made me one proud momma .=)

Looking at these make me miss summer and the pool days already!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Happy 5th Birthday!

5 years ago on November 3rd my sweet little guy Noah came into this world. Here he is on the day he was born. I loved that he had so much hair. He was such a chubby, beautiful baby. I did not want to cut his hair for the first year of his life. Don't ask me why but I did the same with Eli and am doing the same for Kai. So this is him on his 1st birthday right before his first haircut. =)Birthday #2Around birthday #3Birthday #4..... Like the bow in his hair? The closest thing I will ever have to a girl I'm sure. =)Birthday #5!!! This year for Noah's birthday I decided to just do a family birthday party. Since we had been sick the 2 weeks before his birthday, I didn't have time to plan and execute a big birthday party. We had a fun day, ALL DAY! After preschool in the morning we went our good friend Cathie and her kids to Mcdonalds for lunch and played for nearly 2 hours on the playground. Then when Kenta got home from work we met my parents and sister at Graeters and had icecream and played some more. After Graeters everyone went back to my house to open gifts, play with his new toys and games, eat pizza and watched a movie together.

Happy birthday Noah. You are the sweetest most handsome little 5 year old I know. Please stay this way forever! =) I love you!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Halloween weekend

A week and half before Halloween we all got sick one right after another with the swine flu. At first I didnt think it was that but when Noah and Eli starting coughing up a lung and they were sounding terrible I took them to the doctor. Their doctor tested for H1N1 and sure enough it came back positive. Oh lucky us! Columbus is a big college football town and on Halloween there was an OSU game so they switched treak or treating to the thursday before halloween. We were all feeling a lot better by then but not 100%. The kids were all ready to go trick or treating but I didnt want them to spread there germs around to much. But we decided to let them go trick or treating at grandma and grandpas house. By Halloween on Saturday we were feeling 100%. Well except for Kai had a runny nose but he was acting like his happy self again. So Chance and Jess invited us up to Toledo to stay with them and go trick or treating in their neighborhood. I warned them about the sickness we just recently had but they stilll wanted us to come. We drove the 2.5 hours to see them and we had a fun relaxing weekend with them. Lots of playing in the leaves, carving pumpkins, going out to eat, playing cards, staying up till 1:00 a:m watching scary movies and of course trick or treating!! Thanks guys for letting us com play with you. =)

Kai's little friend for the weekend was little pablo who just could not leave Kai alone! Carving some pumpkins...again....

Playing in the leaves for hours!!!

This is right before we went trick or treating. It was a pretty cold evening so good thing their costumes were warm!

I really hate this picture of me because I look so freakin' ridiculous. But I have had some family and friends request to see us all together in our halloween costumes. Kenta and I thought we would be cool this year and dress up with the kids when we went out trick or treating. We obviously did the Wizard of Oz theme. Kai is suppose to be a flying monkey but I forgot his wings. We had so many people compliment us and complete strangers asking to take our picture for some weird reason. I think it was because Kenta looked so awesome! The only thing I loved about my dorothy costume was my red glittery shoes! I was just trying to be a team player =)

Our pumpkins all lit up
Cutest little flying monkey ever..don't you think?

Hope everyone had a fun Halloween!