California 2015

Posted on Feb 28, 2015 in Baby Talk, Blog

We just returned from a journey to California, the place where people go to begin anew. We get that urge a few times every winter in Edmonton. This year we had a good reason to visit the golden state – family. This is your Uncle Jun:


He’s your mum’s cousin and is currently a researcher at California Tech (Caltech). He invited us to stay with his beautiful family in Pasadena. Here you are with mum, Uncle Jun, Aunt Hisae, and their lovely children, Kaede (Maple) and Kazu:

We had a great time and visited Disneyland, the Getty Center, Caltech, and Old Pasadena. In this photo, Kaede is wearing the same dress as Princess Elsa in the film we watched together, Frozen.

Before we arrived in LA, we spent a few days in San Francisco. Here we are near Union Square on our first night (you were a little tired).

But by the next day you perked up…

…and enjoyed walking up and down the many stairs at City Lights Bookstore…

We also visited the de Young Museum and Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park:

de young

We then rented a car for the trek down the coast to LA and stopped in Monterey to visit the aquarium…

…and spent the night in San Luis Obispo.


When we arrived in Hollywood you met a new friend…


and had some fun!


But the best part was playing with Kaede and Kazu ;0)


And being welcomed as a member of their crazy family!


We can’t wait to see them again soon…



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