Archive for October, 2006

Power Rangers

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

We took the kids today to J-power, which is a power-generation plant near here. They had on an exhibit and one of the attractions was that the power rangers would come by and put on a show. Evan didn’t really know who they were, but I had seen a few annoying American TV shows, so we thought it would be fun for them. We met up with Akiyo, Makoto, Mamaru and Akira there.
Evan really enjoyed the show and we got to shake hands with some of the power rangers. Here is a photo of us shaking their hands.

Meeting the Power Rangers

After the show Evan told me that he wants to have a Power Rangers birthday party!

We went home and watched some of the original show, but it was far too annoying for me.

Kanji

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

Nicole and Evan were reading stories and they had a Japanese one. Nicole started it off and said “I don’t really know what this part says” and Evan replied “I think it’s Kanji or something”. I don’t think we ever taught him the word Kanji, but he must have picked it up somewhere…

Evan also pronounces “something” as “somefing”. He hasn’t quite got the “th” sound right…

Video games

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

Evan played his first video game the other week – Pacman on my PC using MAME. He really liked it, although he didn’t last very long in any games. Near the end he was doing fairly well moving the joystick in the different directions. He liked the animation and sound and asked quite a bit if he could play around when he first played, but it’s been a few weeks now and he hasn’t asked for it again. We’re not really encouraging it, as we’d rather he ran around outside etc. but I suspect one day he’ll really be into the video games…

Ich liebe Dich

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

I’m slowly teaching Evan some German and he can now respond “Ich liebe Dich auch” when I say “Ich liebe Dich”. He also can say simple things like “Danke” and “Guten Morgen”…

Fishie song

Monday, October 16th, 2006

This is a favourite song that Evan likes to sing:

One little fishie and his momma fishie too
Went for a swim in the sea so blue
“Swim,” said the mummy fish “as fast as you can!”
And he swam and he swam all over the dam.

Robbie Williams

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

Evan likes to hear Robbie Williams in the car these days and always asks for the same song:
She’s the one