Sunday, September 29, 2013

Friendship day 2013

Tommy and the twins checking out the crowds

Ashton and I waiting for our train 

The boys enjoying the concert

Weston trying the dunk tank

The boys decorated their bikes for the big parade

He dunked a Marine!!!

Our home

Ashton and I had to eat lunch on the go....these are our favorite salmon onigiri 

Every year, the American compound that we live on hosts a "Friendship Day". It's a day where anyone outside of the compound can come and spend the day, eat great food and really just enjoy a big American celebration. 
The compound is very secure (guards at both gates) and you have to have permission to come onto it if you aren't  a part of the embassy community. So for outsiders, it is nice to come in and see our "home".

Ashton had an audition and then right after that a magazine job so we were gone from 11-3. Virginia took the babies around to watch the hula dancers and to meet the Sesame Street characters. Tommy and Weston entertained some of his Japanese friends and colleagues with different activities and parties. 
We all met up once Ashton and I got home and concluded our big day.

We were all exhausted from all of the fun, but had and exciting day!
Looking forward to next year!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Weston's birthday recognition at school

Since Weston's birthday is in the summer, we decided to celebrate it at school last Friday.
Nina, a friend from last year also had a summer birthday so we celebrated with her also.
Me and Weston made some cupcakes and decorated them with sprinkles.
The twins and Nana came with us to see Weston on his special day!
Weston loved showing Nixon and Cooper around his classroom. They even enjoyed a cupcake at Weston's table.
It was a fun afternoon and Weston enjoyed having another birthday!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Milk 10th ann. Tokyo Gallery in Collaboration with BMW

All of these are pictures of the video

Ashton was part of Milk Japon's 10th anniversary Magazine. This has turned into more than we ever thought and are so happy. 
They now have a Gallery at a BMW showroom and a commercial showcasing a day in the life of these models. 
My sister was here for this shoot and we loved watching the kids walk the runway for the video.

View the video HERE>>> 
If you start at about 1:10 you will see Ashton's fun stuff!!

We are so excited for all of these experiences, memories and beautiful pictures!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

aaaand they're off!

Ashton-1st grade Nishimachi International School

Weston Pre-k Mitsui Gardens International preschool

Back to school. I love it and I hate it because I miss my boys!
Ashton has been in school for a week and a half, but today was Weston's first day.
As I was packing their lunches and snacks, I mentioned to Weston that I would miss him today. 
But he very happily reassured me that "he would be home soon!"
Our summer was busy and full and centered around the boys.

It will be nice to have some "me" time.
We are fortunate to have a wonderful nanny that the twins adore. She loves them like they were her own and we love that she spends so much time with them:)
She will make it possible for me to be the room mom in Weston's class this year!! and to spend time at each of the boys' schools.

So bring on this school year and whatever adventures it brings!