Friday, October 22, 2010

Disneyland and the 3 Amigos

It's always been important to me to keep in contact with Sakura's first friends. She had four roommates that we know about and came to the United States.

Sakura's first roommate was Momoka, then came Kazuya (Michael), and then Sena (Quinn). Sakura has been able to see Kazuya the most - they shared their 1st Birthday together (they're one day apart) back in February, then at Dosokai in May - and this was their third visit since coming home on the plane (together) - they live not too far away in California. We were also able to meet up with the Yamamoto family from Hawaii just his past Friday, so the Three Amigos reunited for a small Dosokai at Goofy's Kitchen.
Here they are at Okada-San's place awaiting their family...and below you'll see them now~

The Three Amigos then....

Beautiful decorations all over the park - I hadn't ever been during Halloween, but I think next year I want to take Sakura back to the Mickey's Halloween Party - they close the park for the party.

While we waited for the Yamamoto's to meet us, we were able to grab a bite to eat and a few rides. Unfortunately Sakura didn't nap the whole drive over, so we didn't get to spend that much time at the park :(

1st Ride - Jungle Cruise

Next we went on Pirates - I loved how Sakura was holding her sweet!

Sakura had a pose with Sally...she wasn't fond of standing there.

They had some great pumpkins carved too!


Alice and Cheshire Cat

We were meeting up with the Yamamoto's by King Authur's's Daddy and Sakura watching but before I knew it they disappeared!

Luckily I spotted them - they went for a ride - I was SHOCKED since Daddy gets SEVERE motion sickness on just about every ride, but I guess he figured it was worth it for his little girl!

Sakura loved these chains ....

Inai, Inai, Baa....Peek-A-Boo!

Bubbles are great - we found a bubble gun!

King Authur's Carousel with the Yamamoto's!

Sakura and Sena reunited - this time they're with their Daddy's!

Sakura loved the display at the gates, we probably could have stood there for an hour and she would squeal and point...she loved it!

Here it is - Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Pluto pumpkins!

Like I said, we didn't get a lot of time at the park, before we knew it Sakura was OUT -

on It's A Small World, so we headed back to our hotel, checked in and let Sakura take a nap. She didn't get a full nap in, but anything was better than nothing - I woke her up about 5:00 because we had reservations at Goofy's Kitchen with the Yamamoto's and Watanabe's, and the hotel shuttle only ran every 1/2 hour. We didn't want to be "Late for a very important date!" :)

Sakura was super excited to go meet her first two boy friends!

Let's GO!

I think she was trying to make a because she loves those boys~

S&S in the Autopia car at Goofy's a few cute shots of them.

Sena driving Sakura on their date to Goofy's Kitchen, I'm sure Sakura was giving him directions you know how boys/men are!

Us with Pluto...

The whole group together at last. The little guys didn't care a whole lot for the characters, Samie loved them and Kazuya warmed up and loved them too - but Sena and Sakura ---- Uh NOPE!

Together again - Kazuya (Michael), Sakura, and Sena (Quinn) with their Dads.

Then with Mom

After dinner we headed back to our hotel - Sakura was BEAT and so were we...I had hoped to go to DCA and see World of Color, but we didn't make it - now I MUST go back :oP

Sakura slept in until about 7:00, then she woke up and she found the bag of Pirate's Booty - nice breakfast Sakura - she pulled the chair out and climbed up to indulge!

Since we didn't get any shopping in the day before, we headed to Downtown Disney for a bite to eat, and then did a little shopping before heading home - it was an extremely quick trip, but I wouldn't trade the time for anything. Like I said, I think it's important for Sakura to know these little guys that shared their first 6 weeks together.

One day we're going to Hawaii so Sakura can see Momoka! She's the only roommate we haven't seen since coming home from Japan.

Daddy and Sakura at Downtown Disney

Running -
Figured Sakura better get in some 'down' time before being buckled up for the next four hours!


Sakura wanted to do her own shopping...I think she was thinking about those boys liking soldiers...she grabbed three containers and carried them around (before we removed them from her hand and left the store with her VERY unhappy!).

Yes our daughter has mastered drama queen!

SEE ~ she's wiping her tears here! Oh No! Poor Sakura.

She did get a super cute purse that she loves!!!

She's fine, just give her back her milk to carry and drink :)

One tired little girl - she slept the entire way to Mitsuwa Market (in San Diego) where we enjoyed some ramen before heading home.

We really loved spending time with everyone - even for just a quick trip!


Misty Clark said...

Wonderful post! So glad you were able to spend time with sakura's boyfriends :) Love all the photos. Makes for some great memories.

Julie said...

You captured a really wonderful reunion day with awesome pictures. So many great pictures of Sakura-chan :-)

Carrie, Rich and the Kids said...

How fun! I love all your photos. What a nice reunion. Sakura looks gorgeous in red! Wow! Not that she doesn't always look beautiful, but that red shirt with her dark hair is perfect. Love the photos with the mommies and the daddies. Such a nice time!

Mel said...

Great pictures! The little ones were so cute. As far as the comment about men and driving, never fear when you guys get to Hawaii. I have blue force tracker installed in my vehicles. Impossible to get lost (and the best part is I never have to ask for directions).

David, Samantha and Kaori said...

How neat! That is great that you can get the kids together. Looks like a really fun trip and who does not have fun at Disneyland!

Cynthia, Daniel, and Cameron said...

I enjoyed all your pictures at Disneyland! Looks like you had a great time. How awesome that the kids were reunited... they're all adorable! It's fun to see them as newborns and now as little toddlers. Love it!

Oh, and I just love the picture of Sakura running. She looks like she's having so much fun!

beem221 said...

what a great reunion! i'm glad you were able to squeeze in some ramen in SD, was wondering about that! ;)

Adoptive Mommy x 3 said...

Love all of the pictures. What handsome little guys and a beautiful sakura. :-) Love all of her outfits- she's always so perfectly dressed- I'll bet people stop you to tell you that! :-)