Thursday, January 27, 2011

Krafty Kuts

Ross' Bird-Eye view of our Tokyo suburb

My Rainbow Cloud Rain

Ross' Bike Onesie

My vintage inspired Deer!

We had some time to kill before we moved into our apartment so we spent a day being creative and making some super cute onesies for Tallulah. What motivated us was that we spent the day shopping trying to find cute clothes we loved which weren't too expensive as baby is growing pretty fast! We really couldn't find much...! As you can tell we aren't really pastel pink loving parents and that is pretty much all we are finding and its really frustrating! So bought some super cheap onsies, some fabric markers and some iron transfers and got crafty! It was a really fun day and we worked out that these little beauties cost around $5 each and they are one-of-a-kind and made with love. Awww mushy goodness but really fun!

Birds Nest

Delightful view from our balcony!

Making it our home!

Tallulah loving it!

So the last 2 1/2 weeks have flown by! We have been oh-so busy and finally we have time to catch our breaths! We have been staying with our lovely parents which has been great but we were starting to get a little frustrated living out of a suitcase. We felt we had come home but we weren't really in our home however last weekend we moved into our new little apartment! Yippee!

We were really lucky to get a super cute 1930's apartment in Mount Lawley as some of our friends were moving to Sydney so we took over their lease! Its great and totally our style think high ceilings, wooden floorboards and a great kitchen!

This week we have been unpacking, going to breakfasts (love Mt Lawley!) and just settling in. Its been so great! I'm pretty sure my little family is going to be very happy here and there is going to be some super great memories made in this little home!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wild Thing

Ross has been playing around with imovie on our Mac...haha he made this SUPER cute movie and put the Karen O tune 'All is Love' from Where the Wild Things Are soundtrack to it...LOVE!!!

Home is where the Heart is...

What Tallulah did on the whole plane ride!

Super great bouncer Ross' sister gave us!

We have been home for just over a week and I must say its super. I actually cannot remember being so happy to be in Perth! We have spent the week catching up with friends and family and introducing Tallulah to them all. She absolutely LOVES everyone and adores going out for brunch. She is such a good baby- hooray! I was a little worried that because Ross and I were the only people she had been hanging out with for the last 2 months she might have some separation anxiety but no, she is a social butterfly!

The plane ride home was surprisingly smooth though we didn't get much shut eye. Tallulah was a gem and slept pretty much whole trip home. Our only hiccup was 30 minutes before landing there was some turbulence which made Tallulah spew on her welcome home outfit...haha poor baby! This means we are planning lots of travels in the future-hooray!

On our arrival back to Perth we have been showered with presents for Tallulah- she is one spoilt kid! All our family and friends are so lovely! One of her favourites is her purple mesh bouncer she got from Ross' sister Tracey. Boy, does Baby T love to kick and swing her arms about! So cute!

We found out yesterday we got a super fantastic apartment in Mount Lawley and move in next week! I am so looking forward to setting up our house and not having to live out of a suitcase anymore! Yippee!

Seriously, its great to be home!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sayonara Tokyo!

So this it...tomorrow we fly home to Perth! I am beyond excited for Tallulah to get to know all the amazing people in our lives but I am also sad to be leaving Tokyo. Our experience here has been completely unique and unforgettable. As we are living in a foreign country and been living together in such close proximity we've learnt fast I think! I wouldn't have done it any other way...haha!

There are so many things I will miss but my top 3 are:

  1. THE FOOD; from the delicious super cheap treats from the 7/11 & Family Marts to the bento boxes to the amazing well designed cafes which push the boundaries. I will miss all the fun foods!
  2. THE METRO; Oh how I wish Perth had a comprehensive metro network. Once you get a hang of reading the crazy subway maps you will fall in love with how easy it is to get everywhere!
  3. KAWAII; I will miss all the super cute Japanese ladies swooning over Tallulah and telling me how "kawaii" she is! Actually everyone was been so nice and sweet!

So we bid you farewell Tokyo and we take with us the best souvenir ever! Tokyo is beautiful and we will definitely return one day!

P.S: This doesn't mean this blog has come to an end...I have enjoyed documenting our adventures so I will definitely keep it up in Perth!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Hello, 2011!

New Years Eve 2010!

My kitsch Miffy Bento Box!

Super cute toothpicks!

Ross' super stylish green bento!

Best chopsticks ever!

Coolest sandwich maker ever!


Happy New Year! We had a C-R-A-Z-Y new year eve...hahaha I kid...! We spent the night curled up in bed watching movies which is quite different to how we spent 2009 NYE but lets not go there! In Japan New Years Day is a big thing and from what we can tell a bigger deal than Christmas and New Years Eve and it is all centred around food! It is a tradition that they make new years bento boxes called Osechi. We thought this would be super fun to try out!

So off we went on a shopping expedition to Ikebukuro to buy bento boxes and lots of traditional Osechi foods from the basements of department stores and it seemed everyone else had the same idea it was chaos! We went to LOFT to buy our bento boxes. If you're in Tokyo go and check it out its so kitsch and super! I purchased a rather cheesy pink Miffy bento and Ross chose a slick green one. Ross also bought the best chopsticks which looked like coloured pencils-awesome! I also bought some animal toothpicks and some animal food cutters which I think will come in handy when Talulah starts eating- I can make everything into fun yummy rabbits, bears and elephants!

We bought a range of delicious foods such as: Namasu (carrot and radish salad), steamed chicken in ginger sauce, Banbanji (sesame steamed chicken with cucumber) some type chicken ball covered in mayo (not my cup of tea), fried rice and I made daikan and carrot fritters which we ate with kewpie mayo and spring onions! We packed them into our little bentos and gobbled it all- delish! Ross tells me (well, wikipedia tells Ross) that you eat this type of new years food over a few days so we made another one for dinner which also featured a fruit layer including little banana stars Ross made so kawaii!

Ross bought me this super cute sandwich maker so I also made him an egg and spring onion sandwich which was so yum! So today we have basically had a major food celebration which I think is a pretty great way to start the year!

We only have 2 more sleeps until we hop on the jet plane and fly back I'm excited but sad at the the same time as we've had such an amazing time in Tokyo! Happy New Year, I am pretty sure 2011 is going to be AMAZING!