Apr 29, 2008

Ueno Zoo Outing with Uncle Ken

Uncle Ken had a crazy thought while he was walking down the Ginza street and decided to take us to Ueno Zoo. It was such a gorgeous day but there were a lot of people there. Ellie was too excited to see many animals. She had a good view on top of Uncle Ken's shoulders, but Julia was on the stroller and she only saw people bums... So, Mommy ended up carrying her to see the animals. (and she is getting really heavy.)

Uncle Kenと、今度は上野動物園へお出かけです。お天気は快晴。絶好の動物園日和でしたが、人が多かった…。愛理はたくさんの動物達に大興奮!Uncle Kenの肩車に快適な様子。しかしながら、ベビーカーからの視界のみのジュリアは、見るもの全て人の足ばっか。ちょっとかわいそうなので、さすがに動物の前ではちゃんと出して見せてあげたら、かなり喜んでいました。特にサルがお気に入り。ひょっとして、類友?
I like looking at monkeys the most cuz I act like it at home!
サル大好きでーす♪

Ellie got on the big elephant. "Humongous Elephant" is what she describes as.
愛理は、大きなゾウさんの上にのって、またまた大興奮です。ゾウのハナの上にも乗りました。

2 monkeys in front of a big Gorilla.
2人して、ゴリラの前で超happy♪

Monkey in front of the Gorilla?
ゴリラを小窓から見ているのは…サル?もとい、エリ?!

Ellie wanted to become a bunny and tried on bunny ears, but she also wanted to be a giraffe too.

ウサギの耳をつけてみたのですが、どうもキリンさんも気になる様子の愛理ちゃんです。

Apr 28, 2008


Ellie's favorite Serene sent us this cute picture. "ELLIE POWER" This is supposed to be a powerful beam (or some sort) to kill enemy. Nobody knows what it is including Ellie, but she loves "ELLIE POWER" and she keep saying it all the time...

エリの大好きなSereneが写真を加工して送ってくれた画像です。ママの私が、かなり気に入ってしまいました。
Ellie Powerとは何ぞや?とお思いかもしれません。どうやら、グーを敵の方向に突き出して、「エリパワー!」と叫ぶと、敵を負かすことができる無敵ビームかなんかが出るらしい。詳しいことは本人含めおそらく誰もわからないと思いますが、とりあえずエリはこれがお気に入りで、しょっちゅう叫んでます。

Apr 26, 2008

Soccer game with Uncle Ken

Uncle Ken took us out to the soccer game. Unfortunately it started raining when we got there. But the game was fun and we enjoyed it a lot. This is their first soccer game for Ellie and Julia. They've gone to Aggie basketball games with Grandpa several times and Ellie is usually pretty good at cheering for Aggies. We were wondering how she would do with "GOAL!!" instead of "Go Aggies Go Aggies!" but she did pretty good. When she saw the goal, she stood up and performed a "GOAL!" dance for everyone.

お友達のUncle Kenと、サッカー観戦です。天候はあいにくのぱらぱら雨でしたが、屋根のある場所に座っていたので、十分ゲームを楽しめました。エリとジュリアは、おじいちゃんと一緒にバスケに試合には結構行くのですが、サッカーは初めてでした。ゲーム内容が違うのでどうかしら、とも思ったけど、エリはゴールを見ると周りが興奮しているのに同乗し、満面の笑顔で一人ゴールダンスを繰り広げておりました。十分楽しんだようです。

Julia was with Daddy whole time. It seems she enjoyed fries more than the game.
ジュリアは終始、Daddyと一緒でした。

This is JuJu close-up.
ちなみに、これがゴール時JuJuのアップ。ゴールはどーでもいい感じです。
We had a blast time at the game. Thank you so much, Uncle Ken, for taking us out!

Apr 19, 2008

Sage's birthday party

Ellie great friend, Sage Humphrey, has his birthday 2 days before Julia's, and we had a really fun birthday party today at Inogashira Zoo. Ellie and Julia had a blast time playing at the park, climing on jungle jim, running around, etc.

今日はSageのお誕生日会へおよばれでした。井の頭動物公園でのパーティーで、エリとジュリアはとーっても楽しみよく遊びました。

Julia is not afraid of the slide. She climbs up the stairs by herself.
ジュリアは滑り台をまったく怖がらず、勇ましくずんずん登っていきます。こっちがヒヤヒヤです…。

Ellie was making a lot of friends at the party.
愛理ちゃんはお友達をたくさん作っておりました。

After the party, we went around and saw many animals. Ellie finally decided to touch the hamster.
いつもは動物嫌いのエリが、とうとうモルモットに触ることができました!

Apr 16, 2008

Julia's first modeling experience

It seems that Ellie is a popular model but Julia is not. Julia has done modeling only once. Regardless of her experience, Julia did a good job though. She was a panda bear and Santa clause. Even though this is her first time, she did pretty good job. Unfortunately, pictures are not allowed since outfits are not released officially. We'll wait until the catalog comes out.

Apr 14, 2008

Model Ellie

I just noticed that one picture of Ellie's photo shoot the other day is up on their web site now. She did about 4-5 shoots, but I see only one so far. (scroll down and you'll see Ellie)

http://www.baby-rose.jp/bfbrand/babynay-2008ss.html

今日気づいたのですが、先日のエリの撮影の写真がWebサイトにアップされていました。全部で5カットぐらいあったのですが、徐々に出てくるのかな、と思ってます。とりあえず1カットだけ見つけました。(下のほうにエリがいます。)

Apr 11, 2008

Anniversary Dinner at CITABRIA

Mike took me to the nice anniversary dinner to CITABRIA in Nishi Azabu. The restaurant was in modern french style, very nice setting, food was delicious, and we spent a wonderful time together during dinner.
It is getting a little warmer and the weather was nice, so Mike drove a bike and I sat on the back. We had a little bit of time before dinner, and we drove around Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown. Sakura was almost gone, but it was a still nice to look around.

http://www.citabria.co.jp/japanese/index.html

今日は旦那様に結婚記念日のDinnerに、西麻布のCITABRIAに連れて行ってもらいました。とても素敵なモダンフレンチレストランで、お食事もおいしくいただき、すばらしい夜をすごすことができました♪
久しぶりのデートだったし、だいぶ外気も暖かくなってきたので、今回はバイクで。予約の時間まで余裕があったので、2人で六本木ヒルズ、東京ミッドタウンの夜の景色を楽しみながらドライブをしました。

Apr 6, 2008

Julia turned 1!!

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY, JULIA!!

It is Julia's 1st birthday! Julia turned one today!! It was Sunday and we had a lot of people from church who celebrated Julia's 1st birthday. Thank you everyone!!
I also watned to thank Julia for being with us for a year. You and Ellie bring us happiness and joy. We love you tons and we will be together forever with you!

今日は寿理亜の1歳の誕生日です。おめでとう♪そして、ありがとう!この一年は、愛理と共にすばらしい幸せを私たち家族にもたらしてくれました。これからもよろしくね♪

We had a little birthday party at our house in the evening. This is Julia's first time eating cake! She was messy, but not as messy was Ellie on her 1st birthday.

夕方寿理亜のお友達をお招きして、小さなお誕生会を開きました。寿理亜の初めてのケーキ試食です。愛理の1歳の誕生日のときよりはきれいに食べてくれたかな。

Kyrie helped Julia to have a bite of her cake.
Kyrieお姉ちゃんも手伝ってくれました。
When Julia was to open the presents, Julia was more excited on playing with wrapping paper and boxes. Ellie of course helped to open presents and she was more excited about the presents than Juila.

プレゼントをいっぱいいただきました。ただ、寿理亜にはプレゼントの中身より包装紙や箱、メッセージカードのほうがお気に入りで、音楽付きメッセージカードは壊れるまで離さなかったり…。(結局壊れてからも、Daddyになんとか音が出るようにしてもらい、結局最後まで離しませんでした。)
Thank you everyone for coming to Julia's 1st birthday!! We love you all!!
皆さん、ジュリアのバースデーに来てくれてありがとう!これからもよろしくお願いします♪

Apr 3, 2008

Julia cruising


Julia started walking on her 11 month mark, which is way later than Ellie. But I guess Ellie started too early (she was walking on her 9th month mark...) so I guess Julia is normal. She is now cruising around everywhere. Her favorite right now is a chasing game with Ellie.

ジュリアがようやく歩き始めました。11ヶ月での歩行なので、エリに比べたら断然遅いけど、まぁエリが早すぎたので(9ヶ月でした)普通かしら、と思います。 だいぶ歩くのもうまくなってきている今日このごろなので、捕まえるのに結構大変だったりしてます。

video

Apr 2, 2008

Hanami picnic

Today we were invited to a Hanami party with our firiends in Yokohama, but it started to rain in Yokohama before noon and the party got canceled. Since we had all of our lunch packed, we headed out after church to do our own family Hanami picnic.

今日はお友達のお誘いでお花見に横浜に行く予定だったのですが、雨でキャンセルになってしまったため予定を変更して、新宿御苑にお花見ピクニックに行ってきました。さすがに新宿御苑だけあって、混んでました。でも、桜の下ではなかったけど景色のいいちょっとしたスポットを見つけてそこでお弁当を広げてピクニック。なかなかステキな家族でのひと時を過ごしました。

The park was beautiful with full blossoms one the Sakura trees. It was really gorgeous.

新宿御苑は桜が満開で、どこもかしこもとってもきれいでした。
Mommy and Julia

Ellie had a lot of fun running around the park. Julia tried to run. Julia was rolling around on the grass.

エリは公園内を駆け回っておりました。ジュリアは芝生の上でのゴロゴロがお気に入りでした。