Wednesday, June 17, 2009

We are turning Japanese



We recently visited a authentic Japanese house at Fairmont Park in Philadelphia. We love this park, it is so beautiful. The thing that really strikes me about Pennsylvania is just how GREEN everything is, and since green happens to be my favorite color, I am happy. Joe and I are very interested in other cultures, particularly that of Japan. We love the food, the art, the people!! When we heard about this house, we made it a priority to check it out. It was beautiful, the garden was amazing, the pond, and the house was set up like an actual Japanese house. You even had to remove your shoes as you walked through it. Hazel loved it, and when we arrived at the tea room she asked what they were drinking. When I explained it was probably green tea, she said she wanted to drink green tea....and since then she has been a green tea fan!!! We had so much fun, and since time is very precious to us....it was nice to spend some time all together!!









We then took a short little hike around some of the park.



Our one and only family pic.

We then drove around a bit and found a stable. The girls were so excited to see the horses so we just had to stop. Hazel and Jade had fun saying hello to the horses. It was all fun and games until Hazel's golden locks were nearly mistaken for hay by one of the horses. Luckily daddy caught it in time, and saved Hazel's signature locks.



Hazel took this picture of her favorite horse...

Much love,
MON

5 comments:

Joanne said...

What a pretty garden!
You guys know where all the cool spots are:)

Anonymous said...

aww, you all got little slippers to walk around in that house too!
Nads

Auntie Ally said...

Thank you for blogging! The slippers were great, I'm impressed that Hazey kept them on.

Love you all...

Nina49a said...

Seeeee... the East Coast has all sorts of cool stuff! This place looks awesome. Al is teaching at a camp in Penn. in August. I'll have to find out where exactly. We will be in the area for a week, with no girlies...Eeek! (heart pounding, waves of nausea). Not sure if I can do it.

Erin said...

That looks like such a lovely garden! I love all the photos!