Japan

Cookie Weekend

Hello Friends!  How was your weekend? Did you enjoy the outdoors? Did you laze around the house? 

Did you eat 10 gigantic cookies per day like I did?* I had to. It was stress eating.  With a giant thunder/rain/lightening storm threatening shoots for the second time in 3 days, we were a bit stressed. Giant cookies help relieve that stress (at least until you step on a scale (side parenthetical statement is, that cookies do not at all help relieve stress, don't try this at home)).

*cookies consumed  were from Levain and Insomnia Cookies. Highly recommend.

Images from Okinawa, Japan.

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New York hello

What happens when at 8pm in Central Park West, your kids decide to say a big friendly HELLO to each person who passes by:

8:01-  Kids decide to say hello to everyone cheerily

8:02- Kids' mother is extremely embarrassed

8:03- Kids are squealing with delight that people are saying cheerful Hello, How Are You's back to them

8:05- Kids' mother stops being embarrassed- amusement begins

8:07- Kids make up a rule that they won't say hi to those on cell phones or with earbuds

8:14- Isaac declares that this is the most fun game ever

8:15- Isabelle declares that New Yorkers are the nicest people evar

8:16- A stranger stops kids to say thanks for saying hi, that Belle's sweater is so cute; stranger starts to walk away but steps back to clarify that Belle's sweater isn't all that is good about her, but she's sure Belle is smart and funny, too.

8:17- Old woman calls kids "crazy kids out too late"

8:25- Man stops children to say thanks for saying hello

8:26- Isaac repeats that this is the best game ever

8:28- Isaac again states the awesomeness of this game and says "it's a definite feel-good game"

8:29- we arrive at hotel, Belle is proud that "like, 50 people said Hi" back to her.

8:45- Isaac, getting ready for bed, reports that he "is proud of humanity."

This reminded me of a similar game the kids played in Tokyo.

Photos from... Tokyo!  If you ever go, visit Showa Park. Gorgeous.

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2013 World Tour

We are excited to announce our first destinations for our 2013 world tour.  The signup pages are going live today and you can find each destination for the first half of the year on the left sidebar.  

We are SO thrilled. 

Here are the places we'll visit for the first half of 2013, not including within the states:

Brazil (Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo)

Bahrain

Sri Lanka

India

Australia (Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney)

Jakarta

Hong Kong

Shanghai

Japan

Toronto

Ottawa

England

France

Ireland

Belgium

South Africa

Italy

Germany

Spain

Norway

Sweden

Iceland

Buenos Aires

Some of our favorite images from our previous world tours:

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Tokyo, Japan

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Costa Rica

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Brasilia, Brazil

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Paris, France

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Jasper Park, Canada

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Should I be mortified or proud?

After 5 weeks of living in our house again I had not yet done a deep cleaning. Our renter left the house sparkly clean and it remained clean until Christmas- after that we just pretended not to see dust, then had house guests, and then were faced with having a little party one night. So I was forced to mop the floor.

As the kids played around I mopped. I was taking pleasure in seeing my swipes of the mop wipe clean lines throughout the floor. Belle wandered in.

Isabelle: What is that thing, mom? What are you doing?

Me: *confused*  This?  Well, this is a mop. You don't know what a mop is?

Isabelle:  Ohhhhhh it's a mop? Is that one of those things that sucks you in if you get too close?

me: *stunned silence*

me:  *more stunned silence*

me:  No, that's a vacuum. This is a mop.  Isabelle, I think I need to mop the floor more often!

Isabelle: Yah except remember! We won't have a house soon mwahahahah!  

This is one of the best exchanges ever between us and I want to remember it. 

Images from Belle's birthday in Japan.   She usually wakes up sick on her birthday and Christmas, probably from excitement, and these pastries and vending machine toys were Tyler and Isaac's tries at cheering her up.

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 ps. it worked. :)

 

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