Tag: kids

  • Easter Sunday

    After some fun with Mie on Saturday, we stayed home on Easter Sunday to take part in the annual neighborhood easter egg hunt. We were told to leave a dozen eggs for every child under seven in the morning and the older kids on the block would hid them on the grass median in front […]

  • You must not throw up at the Dojo

    You must not throw up at the Dojo

    Izumi IM’ed me at work today: izumikennedy: we have to come back from Aikido, tyler throw up, he cough too much.me: oh nome: is he ok now?izumikennedy: he is fine , before class started, he was showing off to one of classmates about aikido and then he got too excited. and he started to cough […]

  • Hey You Potter!

    For Tyler’s 6th Birthday we didn’t have a big party. He chose instead to redirect the birthday funds into a six disc DVD set of the first three Harry Potter movies. We’ve been reading the Potter books and Tyler has found a new world to explore beyond Thomas the Tank Engine. He picks up every […]

  • All Grown Up

    John & Yuko Garrett, two old friends from Tokyo, were visiting San Francisco this weekend and brought a bunch of us together for a BBQ and to meet their daughter, Emma Peach. It was great to catch up with Tom Watanabe, his wife, and others from the Linc Computer crowd. A couple of the people […]

  • Little League

    Little League

    Tyler debuted on his little league T-ball team this past weekend. In Japan they have something called a koen debut which is the first time a mother takes their child to the park. It’s a stressful occasion because this is the time when mother and child learn if they are to be accepted into the […]

  • Steve Fossett, where are you going?

    When talking with Tyler this morning about Steve Fossett’s solo flight around the world, my five year old son asked, "Why did he do that? All the way around the world to end up at the same place? He should have visited someplace and met some people." Good point.

  • Earings

    Julia has these clip on earings that she likes to wear and her entire attitude changes when she puts them on, becoming more flirty and, in her eyes at least, sophisticated. Tyler, on the other hand, clips them on top of his ears and acts the goof.

  • “Like Mommy Does”

    We had some guests over for dinner on Saturday. Julia now insists on helping out and she even has her own knife (dulled slightly but fine for cutting cabbage) and an apron sent to her by a family friend, Tani-san. She loves cleaning up as well and, at three, is a great little helper. It […]

  • Walking to school with my son

    One of the great things about living in Alameda is that I can walk my son to school each day. On most days we pick up the neighbor across the street and during the 15 minute stroll we can talk about things that are going on in each of our lives. Being in Kindergarten, there […]

  • Up on two wheels

    It was a big weekend for Tyler. He finally got the hang of riding his bicycle without training wheels. If you look closely at the picture to the left, you can see that both training wheels are off the ground. He was besides himself when he started to get rolling – laughing to himself like […]

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