Every year the girls go to the summer festival in the next city near grandma’s house. Qumi sent me a few photos, they look great!
This was the first obon since jiji passed, and we all headed to Japan. I only had about 5 days this time, but all three ladies are staying another week. It was great being able to mostly relax without any where we needed to run to. We visited some friends and went to the Koriyama matsuri, also welcomed in one of Qumi’s friends with a new baby girl! Had some kaiten sushi, blew up a ton of fireworks, and generally had a great time. I will miss them while I head back to Singapore in an hour, but the business class upgrade certainly helped 🙂
While in Japan, Qumi took the girls to kaiten sushi. You have to love a sushi place that also serves french fries. No wonder my kids love this place. We are already back from the trip and the girls were looking at the pictures and they miss their baba and jiji (grandparents).
This place is pretty funny as they have a special shinkansen train that delivers your special orders directly to you. Qumi grabbed a short video.
And finally a few shots from the local play gym.
Well, I just dropped off the family in Japan again for their visits with baba and jiji in Fukushima. It was the typical crazy weekend that has us on a plane to Japan, trains to Fukushima and 1 night sleep before I do it all over again back to Singapore the next morning. This time had a twist though, shortly after arriving I got violently ill and spent the 1 day there absolutely miserable. I wish I was able to spend more time with the kids, but I didn’t know what I had and didn’t want them to get sick.
In any case, shortly after I got to work this morning, Qumi sent along this to cheer me up.
It’s only been about 12 hours since I am back to Singapore and the realization they aren’t home hasn’t really set in yet. Qumi made me promise not to substitute the family for pizza this time since last time they went away I gained 5kg.