We are now home and exhausted from the travel. We've been awake 24 hours now. I fell asleep as Pearl read her book. Olive fell asleep the second her blond locks blanketed her pillow. Ryan fell asleep while I was cutting his hair.
photos from our travel to Japan
Originally it was going to be a trip for 3--the parents and the firstborn. We then considered taking number 2, and easily convinced ourselves (I know, we're such push-overs) that she needed to come. Right before we purchased our tickets, we felt the need to take our sweet, happy number 3. She may not remember anything we did, except by promptings of photographs, but Ryan and I felt it was right. She's tender and needed to be with us.
(However, we didn't tell the grandparents Olive was coming and it made for a most delightful surprise to witness.)