Apr 15, 2011

TIME FLIES --- March 3rd, hina doll festival

we have celebrated girls' day on March 3rd.

hina doll festival, wishing for girls' good health.

all her great grandpas and grandma, great pa and great ma, aunt gathered and had lunch together. special sushi, called chirashi zushi.

oto-chan and oka-chan thought about you so much

to choose one pair of dolls.

they will take care of you. so we wanted to choose one that we both love.

thinking about you tons. every year, we will celebrate with the dolls.

we will see the dolls once a year.

we need to take care of the dolls as you grow up.

she started crowling on April 1st. and she enjoys it so much.

trying to touch and discover everything in our apartment.

she is 9 months old and summer is coming back soon.

so many things happened since july 10th.

it's not so long ago. but not too far that she is going to turn 1.
cannot believe it.

slowly, she got used to living our lives in japan. just three of us. feels so good. and so sweet.

she smiles and talks a lot recently.

she cannot speak but can understand the word, clap, yum yum and bye bye. she understands baby sign of milk. she can drink tea through a straw now. she tried peeka boo hiding behind a door with silent. that was sweet.

she loves her dad. so much. and get so excited when he comes home from work.

hoping she has more time with her oto-chan(dad).

hoping kp has more time with asahi.

hoping she has more time with her great grandpa.

life is short. now never comes back. time flies. so fast.

so i would love to enjoy every minute we have.

we think lots about what we have and how thankful

that is since the huge earthqueak and tsunami.

so many people lost their families, houses, memory photoes... everything.

not much that i can do to help them.

just donating or sending goods that are needed.

but feels that is not enough.

i wish i could go and help people clean up their homes.
i wish i could go and just listen to what they would like to talk about.

i wish i could go and find thier families and pets.

oh, i wish i had a power to stop the aftershock at least...

and i wish the world asahi and all children are going to live is a peaceful one.


  1. wow! so so so fast she has grown! she is just beautiful! i'm so glad that you guys are okay there in japan. i did think of you w/the earthquake and tsunami!

    i also wish there was something more to do to help all those who are still suffering from the effects of the earthquake & tsunami.

    thank you for sharing these great pictures! :) your daughter is beautiful! :)

  2. SAMZE,

    thank you! we are okay over here. lots of problems going on still and we need to help each other more when the hot humid summer comes...

    oh dear. time flies. so so so fast!
    she stands up by herself now and trying more and more. i think she will start walking soon.