Today Misty planned for us to go to the National Arboretum. Of all of the pictures I took, these are the ones I would have shared every single image of (over 100 I believe) - two little girls running and playing to me was PRICELESS. I wish I could do a little flip album, but since I can't, here are a few of my favorites.
|Sakura and Kumi in the Japanese Garden|
|Absolutely incredible/beautiful bonsai|
|Sakura posing in front of a gorgeous Magnolia tree|
|How incredibly beautiful is this azalea bonsai?|
|Headed through the walkway to the Chinese gardens|
|Taking turns over the bridge .... |
this went on for quite awhile, they loved this bridge
|Kumi wanted to push Sakura around|
|Sakura hurrying up the steps|
|I wanted a picture of Sakura blowing a dandelion, |
but she had more fun picking
|and delivering them to me :)|
|Like I said, nothing is better than watching |
two little girls play with nothing but grass and dandelions
|"Here you go Mommy"|
|Sakura has this thing |
"You can't go on my bridge"
|They RAN and RAN!|
|And ran more!|
|TRYING to get a posed picture, |
although my favorites are
the ones where they're running
through the grass!
|Big Hugs between friends|
We headed back to the hotel to gather our belongings, have lunch and say Goodbye to our friends. Like I said, we had a fantastic visit and we look forward to seeing them again!
We got back and our room still wasn't clean .... nice! So I headed out for a walk to a Japanese store Misty had found on Yelp. Sakura within seconds was fast asleep, all of the running and walking we did these last three days WORE this girl out, she's not use to doing so much walking and still prefers being transported by stroller. Guess that those little legs just work twice as hard as the rest of ours.
|Yep, fast asleep in Sakura style .... upside down shades!|
|Ginza Japanese shop|