I know everyone has been waiting for pictures and blog updates...so Tomo got a few pictures up for a "teaser" or preview and I thought I'd give you some quick highlights. We're at a hotel at Narita Airport getting ready to fly back to the States tomorrow. We had a wonderful trip. We we spent two days in Tokyo and visited with the Ono family. Then we went down south and spent several days enjoying the beautiful scenery and ocean views in Kushimoto and Katsura with Grandma and Grandpa Ono as well as Uncle Oota and Harold Sham!!!! After that, we took the train to Honda and spent the last several days eating wwwaaayyy to much food and spending time with all of the Annos! This picture is Cooper on top of the rock Tomo used to climb at his grandparent's house when he was a child. Just like last time, we are leaving Japan with one more suitcase then we came with. Oh well. Anyway, we promise to get the rest of the pictures and a few more blog entires up asap...but first we're spending a couple of days in Michigan for Hannah's New Year's Eve wedding!!!!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Cooper is in Japan! He really enjoyed the trip on the big airplane...in fact he stayed awake almost the entire 14 hours enjoying it! Luckily that meant it was easy to get him on the new schedule. Cooper has already gotten to meet his Cousin Aira, his Aunt Yukari, his Great Grandma Ono, and his Great Aunt and Uncle Ono! He's seen the ocean, and futons and kimono's...he is just learning so much! Everyone agrees he is completely "Kawaii!" (cute)...even though the Ono family doesn't think he looks Japanese at all. Right now, we're in Wakayama prefecture where Grandma Ono grew up! We're having fun! Cooper will keep you posted as the trip continues!!!
Cooper finally made his first trip to Mecca...wait....I mean Michigan! Since we were flying out of Detroit to go to Japan, we obviously made a very important stop in Ann Arbor! Cooper braved the cold to walk down South University, have lunch at Pancheros, visit the Michigan Union, and of course get his picture taken in the Diag with the "M". We didn't walk on it though because we don't know if the curse starts from birth or only after Cooper starts his freshman year (the fall of 2027 or 2028)!
Well, at least they didn't cry when they saw each other which is close enough for now. :) Cooper finally got to meet Charlotte Ng! Her and her mommy, Shannon, we in Michigan visiting family so we got to go visit them! Everyone agreed that make a very cute couple! And they enjoy all the same things: Nursing, sleeping, pooping, sucking on their fingers..the list goes on and on! Charlotte is a younger woman. She is a whole 7 weeks younger than Cooper so we told him he has to teach her and show her the ropes. We hope it won't be long before we get to see Charlotte again because we miss her already! AND, we hope she can bring her Daddy next time too! (By the way, Happy Early Birthday, Kayu!!!)
I suppose we should have had "Cooper's First Hannukah!" first...but unfortunately, we were so busy getting ready for Japan that even though the Menorah is sitting on the mantel...it never got lit this year! But, we did have a small Christmas before we left for Japan. Cooper wore his Christmas pajamas and Grandpa Alan, Uncle Efrem, and Susie came to have dinner. Then we opened some of the presents under the tree. Cooper got some very fun new toys! He really likes the Zoo toy that Uncle Yoshi sent!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
One of our best friends, Brandon, came to visit for a couple of days on his long drive from MT to CT. Little known fact, Cooper's "other name" is Brandon Junior Brady Awesome Ono, because Mommy promised to name her first born after Brandon when he did her a favor...the middle names were a result of additional favors. That's how life goes in MT. :) Cooper was very excited to meet Uncle Brandon, who he had heard lots about! Cooper has had lots of fun playing with Uncle Brandon even though Cooper has had a bit of a cold. He has been smiley, wiggly, and even showed off his rolling skills! Mommy and Daddy have loved getting to visit with Brandon...we just wish Summer and Maddi could have come along too!!!!
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Just before 7 am on Friday, December 4, 2009...Cooper Hiroto Ono....ROLLED OVER!!! That's right! All that forced Tummy Time has payed off! Daddy was practicing with Cooper while Mommy overslept and suddenly "Whoosh!" Cooper rolled all by himself! No repeats Friday or Saturday, but on Sunday morning, Cooper was a rolling machine! He rolled 4 times before his morning nap!!!! :-D
Well, it' the holiday season and that means cold, lights, and friends! Yesterday, Cooper's school had a Winter Wonderland in the morning. We went and saw a real reindeer, visited with his teachers and friends, and made a Christmas picture frame! Then, in the evening we went to visit a friend of mine from work and his wife, Matt and Chloe. After dinner we went to a park in downtown Dayton that had carriage rides through the park that was all decorated with lights for the holidays! Cooper was a perfect gentlemen. :)