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Okinawa Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

We’ve been on the Island for five months now and I’m starting to feel comfortable finding my way around.

That is until I’m trying to find a huge field of sunflowers using only vague directions found on the internet.

One of the “complications” I’ve found living in Okinawa is that I can’t do a map search on my iPhone and then ask Siri to take me to the location I find.  Nope… it’s all in Japanese and Siri gets confused.  Instead you have to have a dropped pin to navigate to or you are stuck following your little blue dot as you slowly make your way to what you hope is the right place.

Even knowing this I piled all three Littles into the car after school and headed out in search of a huge sunflower field that a friend had told me about.

We had some… let’s call them “adventures” along the way but eventually found our way to the sunflowers.

*Totally* worth it!

Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Okinawa Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Okinawa Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Okinawa Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Okinawa Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Okinawa Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Okinawa Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Okinawa Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Okinawa Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Okinawa Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Elf Turns the Fridge Into A Snowman!

For his last mischievous prank of the year Love Bug turned our fridge into a snowman.

Safe travels Love Bug!  We’ll see you next year!

Elf on the Shelf turns the fridge into a snowman!  Elf idea #114

Elf on the Shelf turns the fridge into a snowman! Elf idea #114

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Elf Loved the Croods

Elf Loved the Croods!

The Littles watched the Croods again last night.

It looks like Love Bug watched it too!

He tried walking on wrapping paper tube stilts just like the Croods did in the movie.

After watching the Croods Elf on the Shelf made stilts out of wrapping paper tubes - Elf idea #113

After watching the Croods Elf on the Shelf made stilts out of wrapping paper tubes – Elf idea #113

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Elf Tooth Fairy Troubles

Yesterday Glamor Girl lost her 5 bazillionth tooth!

Seriously, she has like two molars left to chew with!  Every time I turn around she’s pulling out another tooth!

The Tooth Fairy arrived on schedule to remove the tooth and leave some Yen (gotta embrace the Japanese Tooth Fairy when you live in Japan!).

Unfortunately Love Bug tried to help and caused quite a ruckus!  To stop him from “helping” the Tooth Fairy tied him up with some dental floss.

Elf on the Shelf tries to "help" the Tooth Fairy.  Elf idea #112

Elf on the Shelf tries to “help” the Tooth Fairy. Elf idea #112

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Elves Love to Read

Elves Love to Read

The Littles found Love Bug curled up with a good book this morning.

He was reading one of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books that T recently finished.  They were all excited to see that Love Bug likes the same books that they do.

Bonus – it made the kids want to read more to see if their elf would read those books too!

:D

Elf on the Shelf found curled up with a good book!  Elf idea #111!!

Elf on the Shelf found curled up with a good book! Elf idea #111!!

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Elf Tree Topper

Elf Tree Topper

Somehow our tree’s star didn’t make it to Okinawa and we haven’t found one to replace it yet.

Love Bug fixed that for us!

We had a fabulous Elf on the Shelf tree topper this morning!

Elf on the Shelf tree topper

Elf on the Shelf tree topper

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Elves Love Potty Humor

Elves Love Potty Humor

When you’ve got boys in the house you’ve got potty humor.

It looks like our Elf on the Shelf, Love Bug, loves potty humor too!  He left these silly little toys that “poop” out jelly beans.

The Littles call them “Poopers.”

Elves love potty humor too

Elves love potty humor too

Love Bug left toys that "poop" jelly beans for the Littles.

Love Bug left toys that “poop” jelly beans for the Littles.

Jelly bean "poop"

Jelly bean “poop”

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