I can't believe the summer is almost finished... as usual, we looked forward to it for so long, and it went by so quickly. :) Here's a brief recap of some of the fun we've been having this summer...
|Bingata - Mom and I had so much fun learning about this traditional Okinawan style of painting fabric.|
We visited the Tropical Dream Center in the northern part of Okinawa - amazing flowers and gardens!
As always, it was hard to say goodbye, but we'll see them again in less than a year!
After they left, we started to fill our days with trips to the zoo....
and LOTS of time at the beach. :)
We have also been spending a lot of time at home: reading, playing outside in the sandbox, creating new games, and trying out ideas Mommy finds on pinterest... like painting with cars. :)
We have also been planning a family vacation! This was the first real vacation we've been on since Noah was born, not counting visiting family in the states. Since we're blessed to be surrounded by beautiful beaches, we decided to head north to the mountains of mainland Japan. We spent 4 days in Norikura and had a wonderful time of relaxing, hiking, playing, and just enjoying being together. Here are a few pictures, but MANY more can be found on Julie's facebook. :)