Showing posts from February, 2017

School Time: Valentine's Day

I am the luckiest mom, because I got to do Valentine's Day crafts with the kid's at their school this year. And I am the luckiest because their school is the best. Their teachers and I were thinking the same, because when I asked if I could do something for Valentine's Day they said that they were just going to ask me if I was available. It worked out great. I spent one hour in Cosette's class making Valentines and candy roses, and one hour with Henry's class making Valentines. It was a lot of stickers, glitter, and fun! 

Cosette's class is at such a fun age. They are able to do a lot more on their own, and as you can see their Valentine's turned out so great. The candy roses were a little bit more difficult, and I had to spend most of my time helping the children, but they were so excited to give them to their mummies. I got a lot of sweet texts from the moms at school saying how excited their kids were to give them their crafts, and how nice they turned o…

Yokohama with my Sister

The last day of our sister trip we spent touring around Yokohama, where we were staying. Yokohama is the second biggest city in Japan, and it's right next to Tokyo. Our cousin lives there, and runs a cafe from their house on the weekend. So if you are in Yokohama ever, you should check it out. 

First stop was Chinatown. It is the thing to see in Yokohama, and Chinese New Year was starting soon. We visited Kanteibyo (Kuan Ti Miao Temple). We were there early and had the place to ourselves.  

 We walked down the marina to our next destination, a Pokemon Centre. They exist here, and being kids that grew up with Pokemon, we could not resist checking it out. 

Sensoji and Sumo

Sensoji Temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo. A must see if you ever go. It is always really lively down there. After this gate there are shops that line the street up to the temple. We grabbed some red bean treats that were freshly baked, so good. It was cold that day. I like this temple because it has a lot of nice gardens and areas to walk around. It's really crowded at the bottleneck at the gate, but once to the actual temple the crowds thin out and it is quite a peaceful experience.

 We went to an okonomiyaki restaurant for lunch and met up with a friend from NYC who is currently living in Tokyo with her hubs. It was really fun to catch up, and she showed us around the area. It is the place to go if you want to see the plastic food that a lot of Asian restaurants use to model the food they serve. Japan makes everything cute, beautiful, but it is all functional. There were so many adorable and beautiful things we saw that you could completely justify buying because it was func…