super stoked by the recent trip to tokyo! without sounding like a whinge the haze situation was getting to blake (he was on inhalants every four hours!! terrible!) so he needed a break and stretch our legs and run around a little!!
and that's exactly what we did!
because it was tokyo, we didn't plan very much at all! just potter around, hang out with family and friends and revisit some of our favorite old haunts. and that was more than sufficient!
of course, the highlight of our trip was having family come down to tokyo to hang out with us. they don't live in tokyo so to make the effort with two toddlers in tow just to hang with us was so incredibly special. and having my sister in law with me made the whole trip so much more enjoyable. i didn't feel like i was wasting time at playgrounds when i have hilariously honest and wise person around to sound my thoughts. and though intense (i mean.. three kids!), at the end of their visit, felt very rejuvenated with fresh perspective of the world.
and we got to spend this munchkin's third birthday with her. she's just a month ahead of blakie so we were both pregnant at the same time in japan! such a big girl now packed full of personality!
blakie loves his auntie wine because she's always so doting! she's adorable whenever there's a treat to be given out, she wanted to be the one to hand it to blake so she can build her relationship with him. how adorably sweet!!
we are so grateful that tokyo still feels like a second home and we have that option for us to potter around and explore new things while feeling like its still home!!
i've had a few people ask me for recommendations and i've been sheepish in suggesting things. embarrassed almost. because the places we had a ball at were all "oh that playground i always spotted and thought it would be cute to bring my future child here" or "that noodle place, so random, probably not spectacular but was our comfort meal." and "that gyoza uncle who saw us there every week. he NEEDS to meet our child!" :)
but made us so very very happy to be back! ;)