Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cub scout

Tomorrow is Haruki's birthday, he will be 8 years old.
Minami also will be 7 years old, actually they are same birthday.

Cub Scout can start from 8 years old.
So we decide to enroll Haruki to Cub Scout, and we hope he can learn several things and grow up with spirit of independence.

I took him to Scout shop and bought some goods for Cub Scout activity.
He is very happy and looking forward to enjoying new Scout life.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Today, Ritsuko found something is coming out from Kanami's plant pot.
That pot was set with soil and seeds by Kanami at her day care center with her teacher.

But we are not sure what kind of plant that bud is.
We are looking forward to growing up.
Kanami will take care it everyday!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Otomi's way to down step

My daughter Otomi, she is very wild and fearless girl.
She worked out new way to down step.
Her way is faster than anyone.
But we need to carefulness for her.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Yarkinaikos 3rd game

Today we Yarkinaicos were game day, that was 3rd game for us.
1st game, we won but 2nd game, we lost.
So we want to win today game.

I played left field and 1st batter.
Luckily I got myself an inside-the-park home run as 1st butter.

The game was so exciting, everybody did their best.
However unluckily we lost.

But almost we had good game today.
Next game I hope we can win!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tiger BBQ

Today we had barbecue party for Tiger, he will leave at Boise next middle of May.
He is going to be busy rest of weekend, so we have today.

It was fine and small windy, but we could enjoy barbecue and small activity at outside.

Haruki and Minami invited Tiger to their school ground where there are some playground equipment.

After that we played "Wii" at inside.

"Wii Sports", it is enough exercise to sweat for us.

We all had a lot of fun time with Tigertoday.
Thanks Tiger!

Friday, April 24, 2009


Today Haruki had Shorinji class after school.
He is looking forward to joining practice every week.

After that, we went to Japanese restaurant "Sakana".

That is very near location of his class but we have no chance to go.
Haruki and Minami had Kids box which there are several meal, Tempura, Yaki-tori, and Gyoza.

I had Sushi plate, and Ritsuko chose Sushi and Tempura combination.

Kanami and Otomi ate Yaki-udon and they were gave meal which they want to eat from other's dish.

It was nice dinner for us.

Tomorrow we'll have barbecue party in my home garden.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cartoon of Japanese history

Some days ago Kids got a new books from Japan.

Those are cartoon of Japanese history.

When I was boy, I also often read those comics.

They are easy to read but Kids can understand Japanese history outline.
And I think it is adopted to use as introductory guide for young kids.
Anyway Haruki is having his nose in a book everyday.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Spring life of Kanami and Otomi

Recently it gets warm and be fine day.
Kanami and Otomi often have chance to go outside, and they are enjoying spring nice weather.

At day care center, Otomi liked to play with warms!

At home, they love to play with their sister and brothers something.

They might envy their brother and sister something playing.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Haruki's work

Haruki had good work in his school.

This is kind of book report.
He made some image with shoes box and some paper craft after his reading book.
And he also made some short digest sentence about story.

Good job Haruki!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Barbecue season

Yesterday our family had barbecue in my home garden.
Kids loved barbecue and ate well all of meal at outside.

When we are eating outside, taste of meal is get better , I think it is best seasoning?
Anyway we'll have barbecue in my home or somewhere outside frequently from now.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Fishing Trip

We went to Stanley, Salmon river for fishing trip, I wanted to get especially big fish "Steel head"!
After working on Friday we had about 3 hour drive to salmon river at Stanley.

Day 1st.
We started fishing to there.
I saw some rise, but it was small and seemed rainbow.
After all no one got fish, after that Tommy cooked noodle and we ate outside with star light and LED light, it was very tasty.

We stayed at riverside motel, it had 2 bed in a room and we needed to decide who can use bed so we did rock-paper-scissors and Tommy lost, so sorry Tommy.
We could see great scenic mountain view from our room.

Day 2nd.
We started fishing almost 8:30.
I got some bite but it seemed small, might be small rainbow.
But even though small, I want to 1 fish.
We changed fishing place 4 times but I had never got.
Sho got 4 rainbow, at the last minute of finishing I also tried to got normal rainbow, but couldn't..

Drive our way home, I had struggle against my sleepiness but almost lost.
I tried to relieve Tommy of driving, but it was almost about 30minutes, too less short??
So sorry Tommy again.
We saw something black big animal at side of a road, it seemed bear or I had a dream in navigate seat?
Anyway I didn't get any fish but I had exciting trip.
Thanks friends and family!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sushi Party

Today Haruki's ELL class had sushi party. And Ritsuko bring some sushi for that party.
Haruki had big smile and he taught his class mate how to use chopsticks.
He, his friend and also his teacher was enjoying sushi party popularity.

Ritsuko also had happy time with Haruki.
And she tried to talk his teacher and did it well.
Thanks Rituko for taking care him and his friends.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Minami's Shre day

Every Thursday Minami has share day, when she need to introduce her personal favorite thing or something to her class mate.

At this time, she'll show her favorite books and stuffed frog which were those book's character.
She also make introductory sentence by herself.
Good job Minami!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Book Fair

Today Ritsuko went to school, which had book fair just now.
Minami had some request to buy her prefer books and got it.

Book fair is still conducting there by this weekend, so we'll have a chance to take a look them.

Haruki bring some request for Ritsuko from Ms. Moore who is his Ell teacher.

Haruki and his class will have Sushi party this Thursday.

They want to eat real Japanese sushi made by Japanese, so Rituko is asked to cook something, sushi menus.
Haruki's class room often has party, Pizza party.
I'm jealous of him!

Monday, April 13, 2009


Today we had debut game of soft ball team, "Yarkinicos".
"Yarkinicos" is from "Yarukinai" and sound from "-cos" of "Broncos", it means low motivation.
That was named after our motivation!?

We were behind 9 score middle of the game.

But against team name, we were getting higher motivation.
Every player played so hard, and after all we came from behind and won!

I'm wondering should we need to change our team name "Yarkiarcos", means high motivation!!

Anyway that was very nice and exciting game.
I hope we can win next game!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter bunny

Today it was Easter and kids were looking forward to finding Easter basket which was brought by Easter bunny.

They got up early and they start to look for it in each rooms, and Minami did in no time.

They shared all of candies and some toys together.

Otomi opened candies before breakfast, she couldn't wait to eat it anytime!

Kids got a lot of candies in 2 recent week, please don't too much eat a day.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Egg Hunt 2

Today it was cloudy day, but we went to Ann Morrison Park for hunting Easter Egg.
There were already lot of people in the park when we arrived.
The starting event was informed from 9 o'clock by host, but they mistook, truth was 10 o'clock.
So we took walk around and filled the time.

From 10, we could hunt Easter egg, at first, Otomi and Kanami ,second is Haruki and Minami did. They got many Eggs and candies. The center of eggs are almost small toys, sticker and candy.

After lunch, we went to JOE'S, outdoor shop, and took a look at Blackhawk helicopters which was invited by cub scouts event. We could ride and touch it. Finally all of kids sit cockpit in order.

Before sunset I, Haruki and Minami went to neighbor pond for fishing.

We brought each fishing rod and tried, but there was no fish...
Haruki and Minami wanted to come back again, so we'll try anytime soon.