- - - 6/21/2020 - - -

Park and Old House Museum

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:40 pm

I learned about a park that is close to us that has a small museum with an old Japanese house. To get to the house we had to hike up a hill through a beautiful bamboo forest. Melina found a giant grasshopper that she caught and brought with her. Seeing the old large house was pretty interesting as well. Melina got to take a picture with a cosplayer for what I was told is the currently popular anime "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”.

- - - 2/17/2020 - - -

Melina is 5!

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:23 pm

It seems the whole house turned up to wish Melina a happy birthday. Like last year both Suzuna and I made cakes. This year when I asked Melina what kind of cake she wanted, she said she wanted a rainbow cake so I tried my best. I think it turned out better than I was expecting, but honestly I would rather eat the cake Suzuna made. Melina had a great time, enjoyed both the cakes, and got some Legos, art supplies, and other small toys.

- - - 2/14/2020 - - -

Valentines Day

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:21 pm

My favorite girls in the world made me some great Valentine sweets.

- - - 12/8/2019 - - -

Sankeien Colors

Filed under: — Andy @ 6:28 pm

- - - 10/5/2019 - - -

Sports Day #2

Filed under: — Andy @ 1:19 am

It is great to see my daughter grow up and get more mature. She was much more involved and exited about the sports day event at her school this year. Last year she dint want to run in the race. This year, although she got off to a slow start, ran as fast as she could. Last year she didnt want to dance. This year she danced and jumped and had lots of fun. It will be interesting to see just how much she grows up by next year.

- - - 4/23/2019 - - -

Praying Mantis Babies

Filed under: — Andy @ 7:53 pm

Melina has had a Praying Mantis egg sack in her bog box for a few months now, and finally today in the morning they all hatched and started crawling all over the bug box. So we took them outside and set them all free in the garden.

- - - 4/20/2019 - - -

Easter Egg Coloring

Filed under: — Andy @ 7:45 pm

Coloring lots of eggs this year for Easter!

- - - 3/3/2019 - - -

Girls Day 2019

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:25 pm

For this years Girls Day, we made sushi balls again along with the three color roll cake.

- - - 3/2/2019 - - -

Making Homemade Miso

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:22 pm

Every year my house makes homemade miso…


Mix the boiled soy beans, salt, and fermented rice


Make them into balls


Chuck them into the wooden barrel for a whole year of fermenting

- - - 2/17/2019 - - -

Melina turns 4!

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:10 pm

My girl is 4 now. We had a small birthday party with cakes and presents at the house. She got a big box of building block, a magnifying glass, and some other small toys.