It's been a while! How is everyone? I am glad they made an iPhone app for Blogger- it was getting too tough to spend free time with the PC.
We are getting by- Ken is 4 now and in a couple of months will enter 2nd year of Kindergarten. That means he can change his cap to Blue I believe...
Mona is 2 and seemed to start her terrible 2s right on her birthday. Meaning some moments of cute and sweet and some of absolute terror. Ahhh... 2 kids is enough...
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Back in April a number of us families of Japanese/outside country people mix variety got together to have a bit of fun. The event was organized by Warwick, another teacher who works the same times as us in the mornings named Matt and I. Hopefully the first of many for the kids to get together and communicate in English and get to know some other kids like them. It was easy for the 3 of us to put together as we are all on the same schedule, though we'd like to extend that to more participants in the future.
It was a good time, even after the crazy ANZAC'S took out the Cricket bat and lobbed a ball into the mat where all the mothers and kids were sitting. Looking forward to more such outings.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
We bought a tricycle for the little guy last birthday, and he often enjoyed going out and taking the trike for a spin. But he couldn't fingure out how to use the pedals- finally around April 16, 2011 he managed to do it. 'jouzu'- means great btw....
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
In Japan Kindergarten is a separate school from elementary school and goes for three years. So from this April- Ken's journey into schooling began. We had chosen Akasa Youchien, which was a little further from our house- but as both of us work (and apparently they want to discourage this in Japan) the pickings of schools with early daycare and late daycare programs was very sparse (azukarihoiku they call it). It is a pretty quaint school, and he enjoys it so far, so there are no regrets.