Back in Tokyo for a few days before we head to Fukushima and Nikko.  These couple of days were mostly for Qumi to get a chance to hang out with her friends before she spends the month in Fukushima.

We walked around a bit, Tokyo is not double stroller friendly but we managed somehow. There was a little alley next to the hotel that only allowed people through.  It was great to let the girls run around and burn off their excess energy.

I also met up with Tad and his ninja – he was not feeling great from his night out before, but  it was good to see him.  Bill was able to have some super high-calorie banana and heavy cream crepe, so he was happy.

We also found cute little beer cans, I bought them as a souvenir for Bill to take back, but had to take the photo opportunity to snap a couple pictures of the girls with them.

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royce kids gym

Here we are at the Royce gym in Liang Court. This one is on the more expensive side, however there are a ton of things to do in here.  Lot’s of choices from toys, slides, ball pits, swings, etc.  Even a roller coaster for toddlers.  The best part is the location, since we are in Liang Court on a regular basis for food shopping, it makes sense to stop by.

Take a dip in the ball pool
Take a dip in the ball pool

The girls were not happy on these swings, we will have to work on that.

Hello Kitty
Hello Kitty

Kristin having a great time driving her green car around.

I am working on my drivers license
I am working on my drivers license

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Kaitlin trying to figure out what to do next.



Exhausted and ready to go home!

On our way
On our way

happy birthday

Its been a whole year, last year at 18:48 Kaitlin was born followed by Kristin 1 minute later.  So today we celebrated our survival, if we can make the 1st year, the rest will be easy.  We headed to Sentosa Island to see the aquarium.  sentosa

Resorts World is a cool place, there is a little bit of everything.  What’s really nice is that you are outside, but mostly under cover to avoid any rain.


The aquarium starts with a tunnel through one of the large tanks. If you look closely you can see the girls are amazed and just staring at the ceiling. They loved every minute!


Did you say something about a shark?


This aquarium is huge!  They claim the largest viewable tank in the world, and I believe it. The main tank has a 3 story wall that just goes forever.


Here is Kristin trying to grab the fish.


The girls loved being able to get up close to the tanks. Here they are playing footsie against the glass.


The strangest fish here – Its the cuttlefish, delicious but certainly strange looking.


Qumi educated the girls on the different fish – which ones are tasty, which are not.


This cylinder forces the fish to swim around in circles the whole time.  The girls kept laughing at the amount of fish coming by.

cylinder floor

The next thing to check out in Sentosa is Universal Studios, although we have to decide when the girls will actually appreciate it – maybe in a couple of years.


I have more pictures from today and will post them soon.

early birthday gifts

I took advantage of the sales at a local baby fair and bought the girls some early birthday presents. Since they both get bored sitting in the stroller for too long, we are trying something different.


They seemed pretty happy!


Now if only I got my birthday present early and it came in red…

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After only 10 minutes or so, Kristin is passed out. Luckily these trikes recline and have a sun-shade.