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Monday, June 29, 2009

The Princesses: Chiba Zoo

The Odd Couple

Checkin' out the animals

Lets go over there!

Mum tried and tried to get a shot of us girls, this is the best she could do. :)

The meerkats were so cute!

Chia & Josh got along fabulously

And now you can see Mia's photography:

Some of our friends

The end.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Princess Chia: I'm 4 years old!

Do you like my hair? It's a bow that mummy did. She also did a bow in Mia's hair, but not today because its my birthday. She watched a video and did it in my hair with hairspray!

(Mum: Here's a smaller version of the bow in Amelie's hair, but as you can see, her hair is bit too short for this style. With Mia's bow I used hairspray when it was done, and it was falling out and a mess by the end of the day. As Chia is a bit more active, I used hair wax, a little gel for the baby hairs, and hairspray at the end. It hardly budged at all.)

I like my pretty pink heart cake

I blew them ALL OUT!

Me and Mia

Amelie waiting patiently

A happy family

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Princesses: Toneri Shogako Undokai

We went to Mia's old school for their Undokai & to see our friends. We had yummy obentos, ate icecreams & snacks and watched the whole school.
An undokai is a sports day. This site has a fairly good explanation & photos, however, they seem to be most often held in spring or autumn.

We also got to see cuttie-pie Kiyopi! Amelie was happy to spend time with her.

It was so long, so Chia & Amelie kept busy by playing with dolls.

And then it started to RAIN and POUR and we had to HIDE under the mat! We got all wet and it was so fun!

The 6th graders were last and they didn't stop even though it was raining!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Princess Mia: A happy day at Everyday park

It was family day and mummy did my hair just how I wanted. What do you think?

We went for a walk to "Everyday Park". We call it everyday park because we go there everyday. Here we are on the way. All the houses in Kashiwa Village have gardens and red bricks around them.

Here's Chia, walking with her walking stick.

And Amelie too.

Here we all are, walking through the forest. We need our sticks to keep us safe from the animals that might live here.

We found a hill to climb, but Chia and Amelie got all muddy.

On the way home we found a wall to walk on. First it was my turn

Amelie found a puddle

Then Chia's turn
And then I could do it by myself

Amelie wanted to do it by herself too, but she's too small

So she held daddy's hand.

I hope you have a good day.
The End.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Mum's post: A great website

I meant to post this months ago, but better late than never. Check it out:

Early Learning at home

Early Learning at home (Youtube channel)

BTW, someone was asking about the games I've linked to on the sidebar and I want to state that our general rule for the girls to play computer games is: occasionally, after all studies (both Christian and school) are complete, no more than 30 mins at a time, with an adult keeping an eye on them.
They also play other educational games from time to time, but really, why sit your kids in front of a PC for hours clicking a mouse or keyboard when there are so many other things for them to do?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Princess Mia: U. Zeb

Did you know that U.Zeb makes funny videos? He is also an artist and he also can sing inspiration songs. I like his art a lot and I know when he draws something in the Gen-Ups or Prospectors.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Friday, June 05, 2009

Mum's post: Happy 4th Birthday Chia!

Four years ago I watched the sun rise over these rice paddy's

...while reflecting on the beauty of this little one

Nanni came all the way from Australia for your birth

You showed signs of character right away, and you always seemed to have a secret that you snickered at in your sleep

Big sister was thrilled that you'd finally arrived

(WARNING! The following photos are not for the squeamish or those who are snacking while browsing this blog! Scroll down at your own risk.)
Pretty soon we found out what those snickers and smiles were all about...
(if you're wondering, the next 4 pix were taken in the space of about 20 mins, and yes the mess is on the pillows, bedhead, sheets, curtains, and carpet)

Although you did seem a bit bewildered at all the fuss

You were quickly smirking again

We never knew when your mood would change (you'd hold your head up for hours like this & yell bloody murder from 2 days old)

There were occasional glimpses of the dreamy side of you

And like all babies, you were cute as a button when sleeping (something you didn't care much for from around 2 months old)

Happy 4th Birthday Chia!

You are full of life, bring joy to our lives and you're also...


Full of character









Once Chia has decided to do something she doesn't give up easily. She also manages to laugh at almost anything & brings joy into our lives. We love you Chia -Muah!

She also loves doing silly, crazy things. Check out this game she invented using a ball & umbrella. :)

And here she is enjoying pizza at Shakey's. Daddy & I had some business to do so we took her along for the day. We rarely spend time with just Chia, so she was very happy for all the attention.