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!

Halloween traditions

I know it's November but I didn't want to forget to post some pics of our regular halloween traditions that we did. Carving pumpkins and creating our Haunted gingerbread house. This year Eli did not want anything to do with cleaning out the pumpkin. He thought it was too gross. He would not stick his arm in there but he thought it was hillarious to stick his foot in the pumpkin! I totally forgot to take a pictureof our finished product. Oh well...

The kids really look forword to doing these gingerbread houses around every holiday. They make for a very messy but fun family night.

Friday, November 6, 2009

November 5th 2005.......

4 years ago yesterday Kenta and I got hitched! We were married at Ravenwood castle in Hocking Hills Ohio. We had just moved to Ohio 2 months before this so we didn't know anyone from here. We had such a small wedding outside and the weather could not have been better that day! We had kentas family minus his sister. My family minus a brother and sister. Lindsey who was one of my best friends from Utah flew out with her son ,and of course our son Noah was there. (yes, for those of you who didn't know we did things a little out of order). We also had two of our friends that we had just met at church Katie and Shawn, and our bishop who married us. That was everyone. I really do wish we that we could have had some more family and friends there but it all happened pretty fast. I think it was about 1 month from the time we got engaged to the time we were married. So it was really short notice and I obviously didn't expect everyone to fly across the country last minute to watch us get married. Later on we did have an open house in Utah. (like 9 months later!) So are wedding was very small but very beautiful and one of the best days in my life! It feels so much longer ago than 4 years. I guess because we have been together for nearly 7 years and so much has happened since we were married. I am so thankful I met Kenta. He truly is the love of my life. Happy anniversary to us, I love you Kenta!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


This post is so late but it is something I didn't want to forget.

In August we took a short trip to Tennessee to visit kentas family. His sister Tomoko flew in from Japan to visit their parents so we decided to take go to Tennessee while she was there.
We had a really nice trip and the kids were really good in the car for the 7 1/2 hour drive.
While we were there we went to a nearby lake for the afternoon and had a picnic in Japanese style! =) It was the yummiest picnic ever. His mom prepared a lot of great food and made some delicious sushi rolls. It is such a beautiful area that they live in! It is so green and trees everywhere an there are lots of hills everywhere which is the closest thing we get to mountains out here. The kids had a lot of fun playing in the lake. Although Noah was scared to go in the water once he discovered that there were little tiny fish swimming around in there. He would not go in unless he was on kentas back. It was pretty funny watching Noah freak out a little bit. He acts like such a girl (like myself) when it comes to bugs,reptiles,fish, all those kind of things..I hope he grows out of this because I dont think this is normal for boys to act this way!
We all had fun trip , especially Noah and Eli who had so much fun with kentas parents and sister.
If you have not been to Tennesse, I highly recommend going sometime in your lifetime. There are a lot of fun things to do there ,a lot of great vacation areas and it is just so beautiful there!
Thank You to Kenta's family for the great trip!

Cruising the 7.5 hours to Morristown Tennesse

This is Noah attempting once again to use chopsticks.

This was at our picnic by the lake