kodomo no hi こどもの日

I have a ton of pictures to catch up on, so the next couple of posts will be from when the girls spent a month in Japan.

Here are a few shots of fukushima around kodomo no hi, or children’s day on May 5th.  You can read about it here.  This one is mostly for the boys as the girls have their own day back in March.  Each boy hangs his own carp kite and flies them for days.  Below are a ton of kites over the local river.

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So cute the way they hold hands.


The girls tried out some kaiten sushi for the first time, not raw fish – but at least the experience.  Essentially there is a never ending line of sushi that travels throughout the restaurant on a conveyor belt.  The quality is usually not nearly as good as a proper bar, but cheap and fun.  According to Qumi though, there is a new twist on this.  When you order specific sushi, there is a separate track with a shinkansen train that delivers your order fast.  Pretty cool.


Here are the girls enjoying a local play group, unfortunately there aren’t many kids that showed up this day.  Those blocks are huge and they seem to enjoy them, I am going to have to pick some up.

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Until next time!

School Dayz

It’s an inevitable fact that your kids grow up and start school.  Since both of our girls show a bit of “clingy-ness” we decided to get them started quickly.  So they are now enrolled in a class twice a week for 3 hours.  The first day actually went ok, we went in with them and played for a bit and snuck out while they were busy.  Today was a little different as Kristin wasn’t having a good morning.  We tried the same plan, but heard them both crying while we were leaving.  At the school hasn’t called though, so things must have settled down.

Here are a few pics from their first days in their uniform.

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And a slightly better picture of the ohina dolls.

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