Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sunset at White Beach

Yesterday after the cherry blossom festival we came home and rested for a few hours. Later in the afternoon we took our new friends out to White Beach, one of our favorites for sea creature hunting and normally there is never anyone there. The tide was out so we found lots of crabs and so many pretty shells. The kids all had a great time exploring. We watched the sunset and then headed home. Everyone was pretty tired after 3 full days of exploring and playing.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cherry Blossom Favorites

These two pictures are my favorite from today's adventure. Cherry Blossoms are called Sakura in Japanese. Only Okinawa has these deep pink colored blossoms.

50th Nago Cherry Blossom Festival

Today we headed up north to the first cherry blossom festival of the season. Okinawa is the first place in Japan to have the trees bloom. The trees just started blooming, so I'm hoping to go back up there in a week or two.We left early to beat the traffic and I'm so happy we did. The cherry blossoms are so beautiful!

Zanpa Beach All to Ourselves

The boys didn't have school. So yesterday we met our friends out at Zanpa Beach. The sprinkles stopped long enough for us to play on the beach for over an hour. The kids all had so much fun exploring and looking for sea creatures. Then we wet to their house for pizza.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Focus 52: Week 4

Week 4 Theme: Leading Lines

This picture was taken yesterday at the Okinawa Zoo.

Project 52: Week 4

project 52 p52 weekly photo challenge

Week 4 Theme: Self-Portrait

This was a hard one for me. I really don't like having my picture taken. I rarely am in pictures. One of my goals this year was to take more pictures of myself.

Emma & Parker- 2 Peas in a Pod

Emma and Parker spent yesterday morning asking over and over, "When it is time to go?", "When do we get to see the girls?", "Is it time to go to the zoo?". They were just a little excited. Before we left the house to pick up the boys from school I snapped a few pictures. These two are truly two peas in a pod. They just love being silly together and doing everything together.

Off to the Zoo

Yesterday was an early release day. The sun finally broke through the gray, cold, cloudiness. We meet up with the McMillan's, Diana, Hannah and Addy. We took them to the zoo and had a picnic. The zoo is pretty small so it doesn't take too long to go through. Their were beautiful flower displays all through the zoo. It was so pretty. Cooper really loved the purple flower elephant!