Jan 31, 2008

Jan 18, 2008

Italian dinner at Chanti

We went to one of our favorite restaurants in our neighborhood, Chanti. There are several choices even in our neighborhood, but we like the one with the parking space :-) The restaurant is nice and small, and they serve really tasty Italian!
Here's Ellie eating one of her favorite, fried capellini (angel hair pasta). Goota look close to see her holding a capellini.

Here's Julia in front of the pizza, "hey, is this food? For me??"

Jan 14, 2008

Indian Food for lunch

We tried the Indian place for the first time right by Machida CostCo. It was pretty good. This was Ellie's first time Indian and she really liked Nan.

Jan 12, 2008

Ellie is a Doggie?

Ellie found a fun mask at the store the other day. We found it at IKEA.

Jan 7, 2008


It is our Japanese tradition to eat Nanakusa-Gayu (seven-herb rice soup) on the 7th of January. This is a rice soup cooked with Haru no Nanakusa (seven herbs of spring). Since Shogatsu is the biggest holiday in Japanese culture, traditional cuisine are served daily bases on Shogatsu. Therefore, Nanakusa-Gayu is to let the overworked stomach rest.

Jan 6, 2008

Ellie's 2nd Birthday!!

Happy Birthday Ellie!!Ellie's 2nd Birthday today. Mommy baked a cake and we have friends over to have Ellie's Birthday dinner party. She has her "I am 2" Birthday hat and had a lot of fun.

Ellie got bunch of presents too. She got a great baking kit and she is so happy! (Thanks to the Richs!!)

Jan 3, 2008

Lunch at Cafe La Boheme

After our shrine visit, we had lunch at Cafe La Boheme. We had great Italian lunch there. The restaurant was somehow kids ok, but had to deal with a little bit of stairs.
The food was great and we all enjoyed our meal. As you can see, Ellie certainly enjoyed her pizza and pasta.
初詣の後、Cafe La Bohemeにランチに。場所も駐車場の近くで、とっても便利でした。ベビーカーであがったので、段差がちょっと気になりましたが、店内は広々としており、子供用イスも借りて、ランチを楽しみました。エリは、ピザとパスタをしーっかり食べておりました。ついでにデザートも・・・。

Cafe La Boheme 渋谷店

Visiting Meiji Jingu Shrine for Shogatsu

We visited Meiji Jingu Shrine.
Ellie was just a grumpy girl and didn't coorporate. Mommy bought her a banana chocolate to cheer her up, but not quite working...
When we entered in the shrine, Ellie started really grumpy.

Jan 2, 2008

Annual Shogatsu Visit to Baba

As usual, we visited our relative's house on the 2nd. Hiroko-chan couple were there and we certainly enjoyed.

Jan 1, 2008

Happy New Year 2008

Happy New Year 2008

2008 Oshogatsu is a little sicky but great. We enjoyed our traditional Japanese Shogatsu food, such as Zoni, Crab, Osechi, Nabe, etc.

For those of you who are not familiar with Japanese traditional Osechi, here's the Wiki link.