Month: March 2008

  • Reading

    Evan’s reading is coming along very nicely now. Tonight he picked up the “I spy Christmas” book and he read it from cover to cover. We still do need to help at times, but he’s very good already!

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  • Trading pokemon cards

    Evan started trading some of his pokemon cards with Andreas and he was so excited about it.

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  • Cherry blossoms

    It’s cherry blossom time again in Japan and we’ve had a nice run of good weather where we could see the cherry blossoms. We took Akeel and Atool out on the bikes with Evan’s new bike and we saw some great sakura. The trees on Honmoku-dori seem to have blossomed early while the other ones […]

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  • Swimming

    Evan’s swimming is really improving and today for the first time he was able to swim the length of the pool all by himself! In the past, he could only make it to 2 or 3 of the 4 lines that are on the bottom of the pool but this time he made it all […]

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  • Pokemon purchases

    Evan got quite a bit of money from our friends (thanks Pauline and Willy and Tante Sarah!) for his birthday and he decided to spend it all on some Pokemon cards. He ended up buying something like 3800 yen ($38 CDN) on cards, books, some figurines and other Pokemon related things. Crazy! He really loves […]

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  • Evan’s 6th birthday

    Evan had his 6th birthday this week and we had some fun times! I couldn’t take his birthday off due to some important meetings, but I did get to spend some of the early morning with him while he opened his presents and got ready for his day. The big present was a new bike […]

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  • Evan writing

    Evan’s been trying to write all on his own these days without the help of anybody. We went to visit him in school today (today was a holiday for me, but not for the kids) and we saw a notebook that he had been writing in. They are studying how tadpoles turn into frogs and […]

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  • Lost tooth #5

    Well Evan lost tooth #5 tonight, which is good because I’m on a business trip from tomorrow morning. It had been very loose for some time now and the other day it bled a bit (probably broke one of the veins to the tooth). It was pretty well just being held on by skin, so […]

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  • Kissing

    Nicole and Evan had a strange conversation the other day: Evan: Matthew and I kissed today on the lips. Nicole: Why? Evan: Just to see what it was like. Nicole: And? Evan: It was nice. Nicole: Gonna do it again? Evan: Probably not. We have a book called “Hugs and kisses” where a little dog […]

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