Jul 15, 2010

Ellie's School Camp

Ellie went on her first school camp. She went up to Nikko and spent 3 days (2 nights) with her school friends and teachers. It was her first time being away from her parents for that long. (I guess it's OUR first time away from Ellie for that long too.)


I thought she was going to be a little sad to leave us at her departure. Maybe a little tear? Heck NO! She was so excited to go on a trip with her friends! She basically smiled and said "Bye, Mom and Dad! I'm going!!" Her backpack was bigger than her, but she carried it all by herself!

It seems that she had a lot of fun at the school camp. She told us bunch of fun stories. We missed her but we were glad that she had a fun time.


Jul 10, 2010

Palette Summer Matsuri

Kids school Natsu Matsuri (Summer Festival). It started in the evening. Ellie was a happy girl but Julia woke up from the nap and she was a little grumpy.

But once we get there, the kids were happy.

We started out with Mikoshi. Julia was right in the center carrying Mikoshi. She did a good job.

After Mikoshi, we went inside and played games and had a lot of fun.

There is always a game that parents participate in. I won 1st place and got a 12-pack of beer last year (of course I had to give away to someone else...) This year, Daddy won 1st place and got a bag of rice! That prize was better than 12-pack of beer for us! Good job, Daddy!


Kids had a lot of fun!


Jul 4, 2010

4th of July Cake

I could have done a little more. This is one of my easiest, non-time-consuming cakes I've done. Not much complexity. But it is kinda 4th of Julyish. So I guess it is okay.