Archive for January, 2007


Monday, January 22nd, 2007

Evan played soccer again today and he had a great time. He was fussed for the first half, where he didn’t want to play the games (he said they were scary) but he really enjoyed the game. He’s now got a soccer shirt, shorts and socks and he loves them! He wants to wear them to bed! The organisation is called “Footy Japan” and their website is

Puff the magic dragon

Friday, January 19th, 2007

In the car these days, Evan wants to hear Puff the magic dragon, over and over again.

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Lauren says:

“Evan, will you bring me back something from Alex’ birthday party tomorrow?”

Evan says:

“Yeah, maybe. Just write it down.”


Monday, January 15th, 2007

Evan played his first round of soccer today (it’s more of a practice really) and he did really well! He practiced shooting on the goal and he even scored once in a practice! We were very proud of him and I think he was proud of himself! He went to bed tonight with his soccer socks on!

Power ranger socks

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Evan was a good boy the other day, so Nicole bought him some socks with Power Rangers on the leg. He loved them! He wanted to wear them the next day to school and he kept asking Nicole to roll up his trouser legs, so that people could see his Power Ranger socks!

Lauren got Anpanman socks and was similarly proud of wearing them!

Learning Japanese

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Evan likes to challenge himself and will often ask us what different words are in Japanese. I also introduced him to Hiragana, one of the written languages in Japan. We’ll keep trying to learn new words. I told Evan we could learn one new word every night and he was keen!

Evan and Julia

Monday, January 1st, 2007

Evan has a new girlfriend now – Julia who is Annie’s and Hideo’s little daughter (1.5 years). He was doing lots of hugs and kisses with her and said “Julia, do you want to marry?”. Since the kids were sleeping over for the new year’s celebration, he asked Hideo if he “could sleep with Julia tonight”? We got some good pictures of the kids hugging and kissing.

You just have to know these things

Monday, January 1st, 2007

One of the things that Nicole doesn’t like is when I know something she doesn’t know and she asks my how I know. I usually say “you just have to know these things”. Usually it’s something so obscure there’s no way I could remember where I learned it, so it’s a general cover-all for things that I learned over the years somehow. Nicole thinks it’s some reference to that movie “King Ralph”, which is wierd because I haven’t even seen it.
Anyways, Evan said something quite clever to Nicole and she asked where he learned that and he said “You just have to know these things!” which really surprised her!