Sunday, April 5, 2020


One of the most sweetest things to watch has been Luke becoming a brother. From day one, he has included Clay into his world, into his make-believe bedtime story adventures, into the passenger seat of his bath "racecar" and toy constructed trains. Luke will bring every single toy car to share with him during bath time. He is constantly telling me when Clay is upset and crying and how to sooth him. I love his non-prompted hugs he gives him and even the affection licks to his forehead. My camera roll is pretty much full of these two boys. Unloading a few favs here.

 It's the worst when both are needy haha.
This moment all three of us cried.
Happy and exhausting times.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Chronicles of Clay- 2 Months

TWO MONTHS! You go from 0 to 100 so fast, you just turn the switch on/off so well and just HATE being ignored and prefer being rocked to sleep by your dad. You started smiling a ton this month and even have chucked a few times. You will just sit in your chair watching your brother dance around and parents looking like goofs trying to get another smile out of you.

I’m convinced you are short on vitamin D, and there is no question about your gassy ways... you farted way loud during dad's work conference call while he was talking ha! We started you on some vitamin D and probiotics and hoping you will a little less of a drama king soon.

We still aren’t sure what color your eyes will be, right now they are dark grey blue but we wonder if they will fade dark brown like your brothers... any guesses?

Nicknames: Claydog (Luke’s nickname, but before you were born you were “ball face”) Clayman, Clay Bae, Claydough, Squirts, and the Ripper.

park sesh

After days inside, we snuck away to a close park grabbed some snacks and combini-store icecream and enjoyed the sunshine and blooming cherry blossoms. The boys brought the baseball bat and I brought my camera and we had a great little couple hours outside. 

 These next three pictures I couldn't decide between. . . I just loved the sunlight coming in and lens flare framing Clay who was so content. 

Neighborhood Walks

 This above picture is our apartment, not sure if I have ever took a picture of it?! So many great memories in this place! We love where we live, not necessarily the apartment that we have outgrown at this point but if we were to move in Tokyo it would be really hard to leave the neighborhood.

The 'crown jewels' of our location is we have a few really great parks at walking distance and cherry blossoms that line our street in the spring and two stations with easy access to city life. But... I also love the little corners and hidden gems whenever I am out and about. A few photos from recent walks of random things that make me smile.

before and after haircut

 I didn't realize someone was in the car until I passed and saw him smiling.