Wednesday, July 30, 2008


The fence is being replaced.



Miyako and Kent playing in a park with their friend Hugh.



They love cookies!


Kent enjoys looking at the pictures while daddy reads to him.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Sister and brother

Kent likes to play with Legos.

He is very good at it!

Sometimes it is fun to get into the Lego box.

Miyako likes to play "tea party."

She set the table nicely.

Sometimes she gets into the tea set basket.

Are they related???

Saturday, July 26, 2008

A Simple Green Solution

Kyoko thought of a simple way to save a good deal of energy. We make tea and instant coffee several times a day and we make instant soup several times a week. To do this, we usually heat up water in an electric hot water pot that is very fast and easy to use. It boils about 1.5L of water in about 1 minute, which makes us think it consumes a great deal of energy. Rather than repeating the heating process several times in a day just to make tea or coffee, we now just do it once in the morning and then put the remaining water into a nice new Thermos. The water stays warm all day and we never have to use the pot again. It's a very easy way to save energy. This and our new compost bin make us feel like were doing something good for the enviornment. Soon we'll have a garden that will do even more.

Weekend in Newtown and Victoria Park

We drove into the city today to eat at our favorite vegetarian restaurant in Newtown and walk around Victoria Park. The weather was great and the kids had a wonderful time. We also visited the famous Compos Coffee on Missenden Road, said to serve the best coffee in Sydney. This evening, we made cookies, played with Legos, and read some books.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Miyako's Growing

Lately, we've noticed that Miyako seems to be eating a bit more than usual. Could she be going through a growth spurt? Kent's waking up a lot in the night late seemingly hungry too. I guess it'll just get worse here on out, on their way to eating us out of house and home.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Kyoko Doing the Blog Thing

Kyoko is trying to figure out how to use Blogger. She's determined to get it right and I admire her tenacity.
ブログにはまっている響子の姿。すてき!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Exotic Flower



We saw beautiful orange-red flowers blooming on the side of the road. I remember I saw the same flowers last year and was struck by its exoticity. It was such a beautiful warm winter day. Can you believe it is the coldest time of the year here in Sydney? We stopped and took some pictures. We picked one flower and took it to the garden store. They said it looked like a kind of succulent plant. I looked up and learned that it belongs to a family of Kalanchoe. It is also called "Devil's Backbone."


Kent can say "fower" meaning flower.















Lunch at the outside cafe.




Beautiful sunset.

Kent is 19 months old


Our little boy Kent is 19 months old. He has the vocabulary of about 60-70 speaking words both in English and Japanese. One of his favorite words is "shooooo!" He brings his shoes and says the word when he wants to go outside.
He still wakes up and cries in the middle of the night. Daddy and mommy cannot wait for the day he sleeps through the night...


Kent is good at puzzles.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

First Post

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