Monday, October 29, 2007

SOX the winner

To celebrate the victory, bought Sox baseball cap for Tonchan, which she doesn't appreciate very much...

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Boston

3 hours of Amtrak ride was not bad. We sat next to a couple with 13 months old girl, and Tonchan was happy meeting a little friend.

We checked in Hilton Boston, took a walk and checked out Quincy Market. Then we got back to hotel, had room service, then went to sleep.

Evan and Miho came to pick us up this morning, when somehow Tonchan managed to loosen the mouth wash and sucked some of it...!! Oh well....

Evan took us to Duck Tour, after we had clam chowder. Yes, Tonchan had it, too! Then we picked up Miho san, and went to their house (actually, his father's) and had early Thai dinner. Tonchan had some rice and dumplings. She also met their dog, the first time to see the dog. She was curious from far, but scared to be close...

They drove us back to hotel, while she took nap on the car, and said bye bye to both of them. It was great to see both of them are doing great.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Going to Boston

We're off to Boston this afternoon by Amtrak!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Taking a break

Ren left for the 2nd part of his business trip this morning. We stayed home all day today as we were tired from yesterday...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Day in Manhattan

Took Metro North to Grand Central to see G-Grandma and Grandpa for lunch at Rodeo Bar in Manhattan. GG was in good shape as usual and, oh my, she talks a lot!!

Lee-kun came by and we went to his place for break before coming home. Train was crowded with business people around 4:30 in the afternoon. Does people work...?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Taking walk in Stamford

Beautiful weather today. After breakfast, took a walk to Stamford station to buy Amtrak tickets to Boston for Sat, then went to diner for lunch with Aunt Em and Uncle Dolf and Linda. Tonchan tasted french fries for the first time! Then we went to mall for some shopping AND the pretzel, and walked back home. We all had dinner at home together and Tonchan and I excused ourselves to go to bed early.

Monday, October 22, 2007

We're here!

Arrived JFK safely after 11 hour and 40 min flight of ANA. She had a couple of naps, but didn't sleep at all. She probably was busy to see what was going on around her: always someone is doing something on the flight.

B mama and Ren came to pick us up at the airport, and drove home. She cried on the baby seat, but eventually fell asleep. She has to get used to it no matter if she likes it or not.

So, she was up until 8 p.m., and slept very good until 8 a.m. next morning. Good girl!

いってきます


いってきます
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda


Depart Tokyo for NY to visit the half side of family tree. We got stopped at the immigration because of her US passport. They said it doesn't prove her Japanese nationality, and doesn't have visa nor entry permit (she was born in Japan). Had to show other semi IDs but those don't say she's a Japanese. They said they assumed I wouldn't lie about her nationality, therefore, they stamped entry and departure on the same page. Good grief... Have to get her Japanese passport for next time.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

ポリオ


ポリオ
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda


Polio vaccination today. It's a sweetened vaccination, supposedly have strawberry flavor, for baby to drink easily.

NEW WATCH


NEW WATCH
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda


Needed a new watch which doesn't bother holding a baby for the trip, and bought this one in Shibuya. Went to TGI Friday for lunch after the shopping, but Tonchan was not in a good mood since she didn't nap, and didn't each much at all. She fell asleep there after I breast fed her for about 1 hour...

Sunday, October 14, 2007

初スターバックス


初スターバックス
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

She wants to try everything we do. Today, she tried our GRANDE SOY CHAI LATE.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

自分でいないいないばあ


NIS FOOD FEST


NIS FOOD FEST
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda


Checked out Nishimachi International School's Food Fair (we missed B-Mama's call, sorry!). Had to leave as she was getting hungry, but we parents had some good food.

Friday, October 12, 2007

和子さんと


和子さんと
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda


My mother was in the area and called me after her hair cut, and we met up in Omotesando. Had cake and tea at Crayon House, then had dinner at home.

ひとりでできた!


ひとりでできた!
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda


She could scoop SHIROAE by herself, and ate it!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Happy birthday to me

Received a surprise call from Myron papa and Anna in the morning, and flowers from my husband. I don't feel I'm getting old at all...

So, to celebrate my birthday, I went to get an international licence in the morning with Tonchan, not that I'm going to drive for sure but just in case if I have to somehow. We headed to Gymboree, had lunch there, and joined the music class. She didn't like the shaker they had and couldn't enjoy much....

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Monday, October 08, 2007

Sunday, October 07, 2007

お手伝い


お手伝い
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda


Helping folding towels with dad....

Saturday, October 06, 2007

ガム?


ガム?
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda


Definitely don't want hair gum.... hope it's not chewy...

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

財布チェック


財布チェック
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda


She's into checking what's in it these days, and checking my wallet....

Monday, October 01, 2007

ケント&丈太郎


ケント&丈太郎
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda
Kent and Jojo came over with moms, while we were having lunch at Suji's. Ayaha came over later after her baby English class. They started touching/grabbing each others eyes and hairs on the floor.