Tuesday, April 3, 2012


 When I found out we were going to Japan, I immediately thought about the yummy food we would get to eat.  One thing I thought about was noodles.  I love me some noodles.  In fact, I'm like the lady in Patch Adams who would like to swim in a pool full of noodles.  I'm guessing that doesn't surprise some of you. =) Over here,  ramen is a favorite.  Udon noodles are also d-licious.  Our first meal here in Japan was Ramen.  Eric took us to a place that has become one of his favorite ramen places on his travels here.
 Here is what I had
Abby with her ramen.  They gave the kids forks to use

Udon and upgrading to chopsticks

 I got a noodle!
   If you enlarge this one, you can see the soup goodness dripping down her chin =)
 Trying out the two fisted chopstick method.  Many have tried, but few have mastered 
 Let me eat woman =)
 How many noodles can I cram in there?  A lot! Nummy!
Slurp away.  It is the way to eat noodles in Japan.  I'm still working on my technique

After a rainy walk in Yoyogi park, we were cold and hungry.  Guess what we ate?  More noodles.  Ethan liked his so much, he finished off his broth too.  Not even mom could distract him with the camera.
Abby showing off her chopstick skills

Sunday, April 1, 2012


One of my priorities when we first got here was searching for parks.  Through some research online.  We found Robot Park.  It is two trains and 4 stops away from our place.  We've been there twice so far and I'm guessing we'll go back one last time before we leave.  Whenever we go to a park, the kids get to interact with some of the local children.  It is so fun to watch. 

This slide is part of several slides in a row
The favorite at this park is the long slide
Abby and one of her friends.  This little girl followed Abby around wherever she went.  They had a lot of fun together.
Sitting on a robot

On the right is a big robot totem pole
Getting some help from her new friend's mom

This park we stumbled upon while on a family walk.  It's about a 10 minute walk from our place.  The favorite here is the rocket slide as well as the space to run around.

Making a few more friends
The girl on the left thought Ethan was SO funny!  They all played chase for quite some time.  Ethan was the chaser of course.  

The kids have also enjoyed chasing the pigeons here.  It started with Ethan and Abby then all the other kids joined in.