Jones on top of the coffee table — he’s learning how to climb, folks, and thinks its fun to “fall” off into dad’s arms! This could lead to trouble if/when dad’s arms aren’t there.
Daisies from my dear, sweet husband, “just because.”
The bookcase Bryan’s been making. The back still needs to be stained, but hasn’t happened since its been raining all day here. He hopes to finish it by Tuesday, when our language study begins.
The beautiful sakura, or cherry blossoms (pic courtesy of Bryan). During this season, people all over Japan go to certain areas for hanami, or flower-watching, which Jones and I will do Wednesday with some other moms.
At a park, under the sakura, with Hara-sans (last name: Hara, honorific: “san”) on Saturday morning. Hiroko is the new friend I wrote about a few days ago — she and her husband Kazu have a son, Takuma (4), and a daughter, Karen (6 mos). Too many fun, family pics to pass up, so here they come.
Bryan with Karen-chan.
Takuma-kun (pronounced “coon”) and Kazu eating takoyaki, fried octopus.
Takuma loves, loves, LOVES Jones.