I took the photos off her photo string and had left them on the floor. She found them while falling asleep for her nap and fell asleep on them.
playing around while the movers were here
S was dressing Ellie up while she nursed
And dressing herself up
cupcakes for S’s birthday! She was thrilled with her cupcakes, crackers, balloons, boxes to color on and play in, and her favorite friends at her ‘happy be party.’
Ellie’s first time on the train, going to the Studio Ghibli Museum (coming in another post!)
The first time I’d seen carts like this here
Taking a shopping break to watch the puppies
She asked to eat breakfast outside
Got to play 3 times this month! 🙂
2 year photo shoot… she’s not very cooperative anymore though!
Went to the 100 yen store. Spent 7,000 yen. Got lots of looks from everyone because of how much I was buying…. but it was our last trip.
S’s thankful tree
My favorite Engrish.
Snow on Thanksgiving.
And a beautiful day the next day, which we were thankful for since we were going into Tokyo.
S was an attraction at Ueno Zoo.
enjoying onigiri in Ueno Park.
We turned in our train cards, which made leaving Japan feel a lot more real.
She refused to wear her coat but wanted her mittens.
our chopsticks. We took a long time to buy any because we wanted to look around and pick our favorites.
miso soup at home
>>>Updated my post about what we will and won’t miss about Japan<<<
favorite recipes// pumpkin breakfast cookies // butternut apple salad // honey sweetened frosting // daikon apple slaw // pumpkin corn chowder // thai peanut chicken (minus cornstarch) // apple bacon blue cheese pizza // bbq sauce (would use half molasses half syrup next time, and a tad less spice) // pumpkin scones // slow cooker Mexican lasagna //
It’s been nice to be in the kitchen again, and thankfully cooking again has gone rather smoothly, though some days it feels like I’m cooking all day since I start prepping early on in case Ellie doesn’t nap in the late afternoon (she hates that nap).
best of online// finished Ellie’s Christmas stocking // doing this for Advent // this too // exercises you can do holding baby // vitamin N //
reading of late// War and Peace, for midnight feedings
thinking about// what’s “best” for baby methods is what works for you // Christ as intercessor
what brings joy// actually going Christmas shopping (not just online)// baby giggles // oboe, especially with Charlotte // S’s love for Ellie // Japanese food
S gets her own birthday post coming soon!
Ellie. 2 months || 10 lbs 11 oz || sucks her fist and her lip || amazing us with how well she naps, but still a night owl || happy as can be || loves Sophie the Giraffe, and as of the end of November (2.5 months) is giggling