2011年12月26日月曜日

Last year, this year, the year before that, too!

We went to the Alps Azumino Park illuminations again. We go every year. The sky is so black. The air is so crisp. The lights are so twinkly. So beautiful!

I just remembered, I posted about going here way back in 2007. And 2008. I can't find 2009 but we definitely went again in 2010.

I was looking at how much the girls have changed in a year. And so here is last year's and this year's illuminations pictures:




And yes, Meg and I are wearing snowsuits while Amy is wearing Autumn weight fleece. But Meg and I value warmth and Amy values style. In fact Amy's outfit was even worse than it looks....


She's wearing tights, leg warmers and a mini-dress. The fleece had to be open so you could see her dress and the only reason she has a hat on at all is because K gave her the 'choice' of hat or his skimask. We carried her snowsuit with us thinking she'd get cold and go for comfort over fashion but nope. Must be the Nagano in her but she rocked that outfit to the end. I was a little worried we'd get a lot of disapproving looks but forgot that Christmas in Japan is for couples not families and 80% of the people at the illuminations were young couples with the girls wearing itty bitty shorts and high heal boots and tottering around the park squealing and grabbing their boyfriend's arm for support. Rather than looking out of place Amy just looked 12 years ahead of her time.

Not that Meg and I minded looking overdressed- we definitely choose warm over stylish!

3 件のコメント:

illahee さんのコメント...

i would be right there with you and meg, but i bet sasha would be there fixing amy's dress and checking the flounce in her skirt!!

maybe next year.... ;)

Gina さんのコメント...

I love Amy's style. Noah always insists he is warm, never wants to go outside wearing a coat or even a sweatshirt. I always have to insist. : )

Branden's right along with you and Meg and Illahee though.

I'm somewhere inbetween. I like to be warm for sures, but I get the whole, leggings and shorts/skirt look too. I'm sorry. ; )

Also, Heather, I can see why your family goes there every year, it's very pretty. If I lived near there, I'd go too. ; )

thefukases さんのコメント...

the warmth vs style conundrum, hey? Meg the poor thing gets really bad frost bite (chill blains??) the one where your fingers and toes swell up and go red and really sore in the cold. Last year it was so bad she could hardly hold her pencil. So it is a real battle keeping her fingers warm. She takes off her mittens to hold something or makes snowballs on the way to school and gets her gloves all wet and cold... sigh. this is the first year she is aware of the cause and effect and he's really trying. Amy on the other hand seems to create her own heat as, like Noah, she claims to never be cold!