We are enjoying our time in California, spending time with Dean's family and today we were able to spend a few hours with some special friends. Below are some pictures taken over the last day or so. Dean's Dad (aka: Jichan) really loves Peyton, he wants to hold her ALL of the time, if she is sleeping, he waves his hand so that we know that he doesn't want us to take her away basically saying "She is fine here", it is very sweet! We know when we go home in a couple of days, that our sweet little Princess will be dearly missed and we will have to come back as soon as possible.
Jichan feeding Peyton
Peyton's first night in her pack-n-play, Yancha woke up and sat right beside it until I got Peyton up
Bachan's turn to feed Peyton
Today we went grocery shopping at Otos, we finished before Dean's parents and went to sit and wait in the car....this is just a pretty baby waiting :)
When we were finished at Otos we went to visit Dean's Aunt and Uncle - here Peyton meets Auntie Fumiyo and Uncle Fred - who were instrumental in our adoption process - they both helped translate all of the paperwork that Dean's cousins (and Uncle) sent from Japan just last July - Dean's cousin Joyce (Uncle Fred and Auntie Fumiyo's daughter) got married last year late in June, thus our trip to CA when the papers from Japan were translated - Joyce got pregnant on her honeymoon.....she just delivered her daughter on March 26th, so right about the time we were starting our adoption - Airi found out that she was pregnant with our daughter.
"Ironic" or "fate"....
Auntie Fumiyo with Peyton
Uncle Fred meeting Peyton
Enjoying dinner at Taro's
All of us at dinner
Jichan and Bachan with Peyton
Jichan, Daddy and Peyton
Tummy's are full, now it's time for shopping at Arden Mall, Peyton hanging out in her stroller
Dang, I have to feed myself around here???
Meeting Auntie Nancy and Uncle Tim
Meeting Auntie Eryn
Here is Eryn's daughter - Emi - she was Queen of the chairs!
Uncle Gregor and Miya-chan having fun at lunch
Miya and Tripp blowing bubbles in their water - they are both SO cute!
Daddy's favorite store in Marysville - The Candy Box (unfortunately they were out of our favorite candy!) - I can only see the future with Peyton asking Daddy to take her to The Candy Box!