Month: November 2005

  • Mikan

    Evan and the class went to pick mikans (tangerines) this week, which they all really enjoyed. Nicole and Lauren helped too. The mikan bushes are not very tall and thus they could be picked easily. Nicole pointed out mikans to pick, Evan used the scissors to cut the stalk and then Lauren put them in […]

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  • Kindy

    In Evan’s 3rd week of kindy, when we came to pick him up at 2 o’clock, his first words to me were: Mum, can I stay? Evan seems to relate well to the head teacher, who is a male. He has shown more enthusiasm here than in the whole year at kindy in NZ.

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  • Whistle

    We got Evan a whistle today and he loves it. He does use it around the area, which we’re trying to avoid, but he loves to use it at home. He also loves to direct traffic, like the security people around here. Next to us is the D2 store with the traffic people directing traffic, […]

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  • Chopsticks

    Evan made progress today eating with chopsticks. He managed to pick up some pieces and eat using chopsticks, which is a huge step forward from the way he used to spear things with them.

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  • Funny phrases of the day

    These are some of the things Evan said today: “Lauren’s my pet” “Don’t tell me the truth!” after watering the flowers: “Now he looks happy” “Daddy, I did a big poopoo. The sun is going to shine tomorrow.” (we say the sun is going to shine tomorrow if he eats everything on his plate) “Sell […]

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  • Going to school

    Nicole and the kids were walking to school today through a side street from Motomachi. The road was being re-paved, which meant we had a very narrow path to walk on and it also meant that Evan was walking very slowly because he was interested in all the giant equipment. There are more than enough […]

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  • First day at kindy

    Evan had his first day at kindy yesterday. He did really well. We’ve put him into the Yokohama Union Church school, which is a pre-school centre. It’s in a church in Yamate and is a bit of a bus trip for the kids, but it will be easier once we get a car. Evan didn’t […]

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  • Night-time

    When Evan’s naughty he loses bedtime stories. We start at 4 and every time he’s naughty he’ll lose a story. Sometimes when I phone home from work and ask if he’s been naughty, he’ll ask Mummy how many stories he’ll be getting that night. I don’t like to take stories away, because we have a […]

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