Our Visit to the Owl Cafe and Lazy Weekend

Hey Guys! How was your weekend? Tell me all about it! Our was the laziest one that we’ve had in like for-ever. It was so nice and drove me crazy to just rest at the same time. Do you get me? I was actually pretty terrible at taking pictures. I mean when you are being uber lazy what is there a picture to take of? Anyway, I was good at taking pictures Friday. DC had the day off and we like to take full advantage of weekdays off. Japan has all these cat and owl cafes (I know sounds gross and fun all at the same time). So we decided to hit one up.



Or course because it was Friday so we had to dress in overalls. Aren’t overalls the cutest on littles?


Then off to the train to sweat in the heat of the summer!


By heat, I mean 120 heat index! I do not know what the humidity is but it was up there as well. It takes a lot for this Mississippi girl to say it is too hot to go outside, but Japan has been up to that challenge lately!

Entertaining on the train.

Since we heard the coffee did not have much of a menu we hit up a pizza place first. Mason is way more into food than taking a picture with momma. food


After lunch, we headed off to the cafe. It was a quick 10-minute walk from the train station (also where we ate).

We arrived and Mason was all into it. It was a very small cafe with four tables. Everyone over 3-year-old had to order something. I got a coffee and D.C. had a soda. Then after you finish your drink and/ or dessert you can pick an owl out to hold. The large ones were 1000 yen ($9ish) and the small ones were 400 yen ($3.50ish).

This little guy greeted us. Mason was not at all scared of him. Momma was a bit. I mean look at that beak!

So fun!

Then it was time to pick out an owl to hold.

Huge and a bit creepy!

I mean I know they can turn their heads all the way around but when they do to look at you, it is on a whole other level!

He was a little nervous.

After we finished petting the owl, we needed back to the train station and then home.

It was about 2 p.m. and we were napless for the day, so lots of entertaining and singing on the train. We made it home about 3 p.m. Mason went straight for a nap and I went out for grocery shopping. The rest of our Friday was low-key.


We were lazy and went for a little stroll around the neighborhood. The end….(I know boring but it was kind of nice to chill for once)


Sunday I did some meal prepping, we Face-timed the family and then went to church. Followed church with lunch, naps for the boys and gym for me. Then back at church that evening. It was a raining day so perfect for chores inside and naps with the family.

Questions: Have you petted an owl? Would you hold one? When was your last lazy day? How hot it is where you are at? Any weekend fun to share?



  1. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups

    July 24, 2017 at 11:57 am

    I never realized how hot it gets in Japan! I have always been a little freaked out by birds, particularly big ones, so I don’t think I would be up for holding an owl. Hope you have a great day!

    1. Bethany

      July 24, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      It is hotter in the southern parts of Japan plus humidity! Happy Monday!

  2. Laura @ Laura Likes Design

    July 24, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Okay, little kids in overalls are the CUTEST things ever! Looks like you guys had a great weekend!

    1. Bethany

      July 24, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      Right! Happy Monday!

  3. Erinn

    July 24, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    I can’t believe how hot it is in Japan! I would never want to go outside – you guys are hardcore! And I thought it was hot in Virginia..
    I love lazy days but I can’t have too many of them in a row or I start to get a little stir-crazy. Last year it rained for 5 days straight and we were inside all the time…I was getting cabin fever!
    Have a great day!

    1. Bethany

      July 24, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      Cabin fever plus little one is not a good mix, but we need the rain! Have a fantastic week!

  4. Christina @ montessoriishmom.com

    July 25, 2017 at 12:44 am

    The owl cafe is SO interesting! What an amazing experience for your son to get to live somewhere so different while he’s young. Also, I had no idea it got so hot there. I’m from Texas and love hot weather, but that is extreme!

  5. Marina @ Happy Healing

    July 25, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Omg I want to go to an owl cafe! Looks so fun!
    Glad I found your blog 🙂 have a great night!

    1. Bethany

      July 25, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      It was interesting for sure =)

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