tokyo disney

Since there are no direct flights from Hawaii to Singapore, we decided to stay a night in Tokyo.  This allowed us to break up the trip so the kids weren’t jammed into planes for 17 hours in one day. With a full day in Tokyo, we decided to hit up Tokyo Disney around lunch time and still till it got dark.  The girls loved it as you can imagine and I can’t wait to bring them back again.

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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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It has been a hectic couple of months, difficult to get time to post up here, but hopefully the last couple will make up for it. We are all home, safe and sound and settling back into a routine. After that last flight, we will have to really think hard about dragging the girls on another plane anytime soon. We are going to wait till grandpa comes for a visit to see where he will be taking us in Sept or Oct.

We replaced our maid and still going through a new learning curve, its amazing how comfortable you can get in a current routine only to have to start over again with someone new. Anyway – no regrets and we are moving forward.


The gang is all here

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Kaitlin enjoying a bar on the 27th floor in downtown Tokyo


So peaceful when they sleep


Sharing or fighting, I am not sure

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Grandma, 2 great aunts, 1 aunt and uncle and a cousin – and of course mommy in the middle.


Enjoying some sunshine in Fukushima


Enjoying the plane ride up to Japan. The staff at ANA were great and very friendly both trips. The girls loved the trip up to Japan, but hated the trip back down. We were that family in the front of the plane with 2 screaming babies for 9 and a half hours.


A great shot of the girls with their grandpa and great-grandpa.

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Casual and relaxed leaning in that little corner

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