Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Saiho Chinese Restaurant

Jack's cousin has a Chinese restaurant in Kisarazu where we love to eat. Since we are vegetarian we take our own glutten meat and burger and get delicious subuta and gyoza made vegetarian style. Nami loved the noodles from my katayaki soba. Ema gets her Chinese food second hand.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Victorian Christmas tree

Since Nami would be having her first hands-on Christmas I decided to make the Christmas tree one she could touch and enjoy. I found a delightful book at a recycle shop on home-made Christmas decorations and tried to copy the style of the Victorian Tree. I added lace to my old gold balls and made some decorations then added some of my beanie bears and buddies at the base to cover the stand. Well not when Nami decided they were hers to hug.
She was excited with the tree and loved to discover each different aspect.
A close up and with the lights on the tree on and the room lights off.
The tree topper was fun to make. It is a styrofoam ball with plastic flowers poked into it and ribbon streamers falling down the tree (this keeps the ball in place too.)
Nami's favorite things though were the bears. Thanks to TY and my old collection, my granddaughters will have bears to play with for years!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Doing ceramics?

While her mommy was busy trying to make some udon bowls, Nami found a new pet!

Grandpa was decorating his big work.
Mommy made long snakes and wrapped them around and shoved them together to make a bowl.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Anpanman Jungle Gym

At the recycle shop Koji bought many sacks of bars and slide/swing. The store said they couldn't guarantee everything was there, so it was cheap. Like 9 dollars.
Koji went on the internet and found the Anpanman jungle gym set that looked the same so he would have an idea of how to put it together, since no instructions came with it....another reason for the discount.
Took awhile and several times taking apart and doing again.
Result was a perfect set for Nami. Cost listed on the internet and in stores here is close to 200 dollars. Next problem was how to get it out of the house without taking it all apart again!
It is now set up over in Ojiisan's spare room waiting for Nami to return or Ema to grow up some more!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sodegaura Park cont.

Walking the boarded sidewalk. In spring the Iris planted on both sides is famous.
Throwing out seeds for the ducks and watching them come.

This is the closest they get.

Sodegaura Park with Nami

Koji and Nami coming through the tunnel slide.
On the platter swing. She really didn't like this one.

Looking through the rails at the ducks. Wonder why she has a runny nose all the time?
She loves drinking from this high shooting fountain. Had a hard time getting her to stop.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Nami's mall play cont.

Here Nami is chasing the flying balloons again.

Maybe I'll wait until they come to me?
Inside the slide it looks like water falls.
Nice slow slide.
Mom and Grammy waiting for me to finish my time play.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Nami at the temple

Nami got these tiny scratches but no one knows why. Maybe her own fingernails?
We are walking around the beautiful temple grounds, but I forgot the name of the temple in Kamakura--there are so many. And my camera was focused on what was important--Nami!

Well, you can see the beautiful walk and a bit of the temple.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Nami into stuff

A walk in the bamboo.
Nami discovered my tupperware drawer and enjoys taking the stuff out--but she is pretty good at putting them back.

In Kamakura Church the Saniku Choir gave a Christmas Concert. I stayed in the mothers room with the girls but you can see and hear the performance through open/closed window.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Walk in Kamakura

3 mothers, 3 girls on a walk in Kamakura.
Nami has to check out all animals on the walk. Of course all are untouchable or uncatchable.

Ema all bundled up. But it was after this that she got a runny nose.
Narrow streets are part of the charm of Kamakura.