Hello! Today Junya turns 4 years and 4 months old, and Sakura turns 2 years and 5 months old.

We spent most of the month in Japan.

Matching outfit, dressed in BAPE.

Actually it wasn’t a very good month for me in terms of parenting, I’m struggling and facing a lot of dilemma with Junya without knowing what to do about it. It’s one of those time I feel that everything I learned and know about parenting is all a lie and that I was never fully ready to embrace all the responsibilities of becoming a parent. I didn’t know bringing together a family is so, so hard.

So I’ll make this one brief and hope it will be a better month for all of us next. Of course, there were bad times, but there were also lots of good time. We did have a lot of fun during our travels in Japan, so I’ll focus on that 🙂

 

For Junya

Read Junya’s 1st month , 2nd month , 3rd month , 4th month , 5th month , 6th month , 7th month 8th month, 9th month , 10th month , 11th month , 12th month , 13th month , 14th month 15th month , 16th month , 17th month , 18th months , 19th month , 20th month ,21st month , 22nd month , 23rd month 24th month , 25th month , 26th month , 27th month , 28th month , 29th month , 30th month , 31st month , 32nd month , 33rd month , 34th month , 35th month , 36th month , 37th month , 38th month 39th month , 40th month , 41st month , 42nd month , 43rd month , 44th month , 45th month , 46th month , 47th month , 48 months , 49th month , 50th month and 51st month here.

 

NORIMONO!

Let’s count how many types of vehicle we have been on last month!! Junya loves all sorts of vehicles, he’s always very diplomatic when it comes to questions about “favorites”.

“Who’s your best friend in school?”
” I like everybody.”

“What’s your favorite color?”
“I like all!”

“Do you like boat or train more?”
“I like both.”

Very boringly inoffensive ok his answers lol.

 

Air plane 1

We flew 5 times in total this trip. Sit aeroplane is like a piece of senbei now.

From Changi to Haneda on JAL.

Airplane 2

From Haneda to Nagasaki.

 

Family Bicycle (?)

I tried to look up what this is called but no answer found haha. In Japanese it’s just “bicycle” lol.

This was in Huis Ten Bosch theme park!

 

Helicopter

co-pilot JunJun ^^

 

Boat

From Nagasaki port to a nearby fishing port.

 

Cable Car

Up to Mt Inasa in Nagasaki.

 

Air plane 3

Junya’s first flight on ANA! Flying to Shonai (Yamagata) from Haneda.

Did you know? For domestic flight children under 3 can sit on your lap without having to pay for their own seat? 😀 Sakura has half a year more to fly domestically for free haha.

 

Bicycle

I thought it’s time Junya has his big boy two-wheel bicycle debut! This is “Henshinbike” which allows your child to ride without the pedals, once they get used to the balance and get the hang of it you can attach the pedals and they’ll be riding away!

Of course we were also on Shinkansen, densha, buses, taxis, rental cars… norimono (vehicle) is fun!

 

Ryokan

Lots of different ryokan experiences this month! Love all the cute little yukata ^^

Sakura looooves futon she was always the first one who hide under the fluffy blankets.

 

Hanabi

These were the sparklers we bought a year ago, they were still working!

Our mini hanabi show.

 

 

For Sakura

Read Sakura’s 1st month, 2nd month , 3rd month , 4th month , 5th month 6th month , 7th month , 8th month 9th month , 10th month , 11th month , 12th month , 13th month , 14th month , 15th month , 16th month , 17th month , 18th month , 19th month , 20th month , 21st month , 22nd month , 23rd month , 24th month , 25th month , 26th month , 27th month and 28th month here.

 

Sakuwa says

1. In a restaurant during dinner

Sakura: Mama I want wet wipe!
Mama: You are holding it in your hand.😒
Sakura: *paiseh chuckle* heh. I forgot.

 

2. During car ride.

Junya: Nyan Nyan!
Sakura: Nii nii are you cat?

 

3. Relaxing at home.

Sakura: *poot puttt putt putt* (farted)
Sakura: *paiseh chuckle* heh. Like hanabi (fireworks).

 

For Mama

It was our first time traveling without a stroller and I was surprised at how I didn’t need it at all and it made things so much easier!!! Junya doesn’t take nap (unless super super tired staying up late the previous night), and is able to walk quite a long distance without complaining (actually I get tired easier than him T_T). Sakura refuses to walk all the time so I’ll still need a carrier.

They are 4+ and 2+ now so the things I need to pack for a day time outing are also very minimal! Basically I just need an extra diaper for Sakura in case she poops, and some wet wipes. That’s all. There’s nothing else I need that I can’t find from a combini. Thirsty? Hungry? Combini. Haha.

Yay for more #travelingwithcheesiepetit!

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