March 31, 2006

I'll upload my proper photos next week.
For now, check out the cluster on Flickr

March 28, 2006

Yes, the Cherry Blossom is blooming in Japan. It's not at its peak yet in Tokyo, but still pretty impressive.
I took this photo from my mobile phone in Chidorigafuchi, just round the corner from my office.

Mount Fuji from Tanuki Lake
The other weekend when we were in Shizuoka, we also went to Tanuki Lake, near Miyako's parents house, which offers great views of Mount Fuji on a clear day.

Zoe, Simon: this is what you were missing when we stayed the overnight at the hotel on the lake and it was cloudy.....

The rest of the photos

March 24, 2006

Tuesday was a bank holiday here so we made it into a long weekend and spent 4 days in Shizuoka. The highlight was visiting Makaino Bokujo, a farm for kids with goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, wallabies, sheep, lambs, pigs, ducks, cows, horses and ponies.
We started by introducing Kai to the goats and rabbits. He was slightly nervous at first, but he learnt that he could trust them and before long was feeding them, touching them and later, chasing them.
Kai got on especially well with the smaller animals: goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, wallabies. He was pretty scared of the cows and horses.
Overall Kai had a really great time and was laughing out loud with his new "friends". We went back a second time the same weekend as he loved it so much!
See all the photos from Makaino

March 22, 2006

Kai at 18.5mths
We've put all the photos of Kai from the last 3 weeks or so into one album. Check it out here

March 16, 2006

Kai at Odaiba Beach
Kai at Odaiba Beach
We live around 20 minutes walk from Odaiba, where among other attractions, there is a beach. At this time of year it is deserted, so a fun place for Kai to play.
See the rest of the photos here

March 14, 2006

Kai at the Children's Zoo
Kai at the Children's Zoo
Last week Kai went with his friends to a travelling zoo for kids. They had rabbits, puppies, chicks, goats, chickens and so on. He had a great time, trying to feed carrots to the chicks and chatting with the puppies.
See the rest of the photos here

March 10, 2006

In the Sand
Kai experienced playing in a sandpit for the first time on Wednesday; he went with some friends of his and loved it
See the other photos here.

March 09, 2006

Prepare to experience the art of eating: Kai style
It's messy, it's fun, it's silly
and luckily Mum & Dad are around to clear up once it's all over.......

Kai Eating
Kai Eating
Kai Eating
Kai Eating
Kai Eating
Kai Eating
Kai Eating
Kai Eating
Kai Eating

Click here to see the photos enlarged

March 08, 2006

Miyako in our New Flat

The view is much better from the other windows, but there is more going on in this direction: a new road and station are being constructed.

Yeah Trains!

Yeah Trains
Kai loves trains, cars, anything with wheels.

March 06, 2006

And here are the photos from !
We went to a basketball match: Tokyo v Osaka and Kai started to eat for himself with a fork and spoon.

Kai at 17months

Here are photos of Kai from .
Highlights were playing in the snow and visiting the zoo....