No time spent with your family is ever wasted.-- Don Donahoo

Monday, January 17, 2011

a FULL weekend

This past weekend was such a fun one... especially because Ben got Monday off for Martin Luther King Day. On Friday night the kiddos and I met Ben on base and decided to scope out the Shopper's Plaza a few blocks away. It was just like a typical mall... lots of clothes-expensive, of course; a food court and there was even a fun play place for Lucy. We hit that first! They had some of the weirdest toys I had ever seen. Like big stuffed animals stuck to soft poles that rotated around and a big netted area that had big balloons that were pushed around with fans... Lucy hated this!

Then on Saturday, we went to Chinatown in Yokohama. There were a ton of restaurants and small stores selling clothes, jewelry, produce and knick knacks. There were two temples that we saw. Inside there was a vendor where you could buy incense. Then there were big stairs up to the Temple where people would light them and do their worshiping. It was neat to see all the detail put into it.

We bought Lucy a cute Chinese dress that she wears to bed almost every night! She calls it her fancy dress. We walked around a lot and by mid afternoon the kids were tuckered out. We found a place to sit down and rest while the kids took a nap. When they woke up we walked around some more before heading home. 

On Sunday we went to Church. What a relief to finally be able to communicate in English and to be somewhere familiar. The Church is the same in Japan as it is in the states. What a blessing! Lucy went to nursery and was so happy to have some friends to play with and to sing songs with! She has been begging to see some friends! Church was in a building with 6 floors. The chapel and Sunday school was on the third floor. On the 6th floor was Relief Society, the mother's lounge- which had a great big couch and a big comfy arm chair in it- and nursery. On the 7th floor was young men and young women's classes. I am not sure what was on the other floors, but it was crazy to constantly be on an elevator to feed Jack or to go to our different classes.

After church, there was a free Magic man on base at the movie theater.  His name is Craig Karges the Mentalist. He was really good and left us wondering about everything he did!  We also saw Megamind at the theater and Lucy just loved it! It was the second time that we have taken her to the movies. The first time we spent the whole time in the hallway watching the movie through the door windows! She actually sat in her own chair and was intrigued the whole time! We liked it too! We would definitely recommend this movie!

During all this madness, our sweet little Jack was so good. He just went along with all the activities and never made a peep. We are so blessed to have such wonderful, fun children to share this great experience with! 

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you guys are experiencing a lot of neat things! I don't like raw fish either or fish. Lilly has a little Outfit like lucy, so cute!!


"No time spent with your family is ever wasted."
Don Donahoo