Zen’s birthday weekend

We had a fun weekend. On Friday I came home late after finishing off the latest issue of our magazine and taking care of a few other things. I had a nice dinner with Naoko and Zen, and then we all went to sleep. Zen was super excited because it was his birthday the next day.

On Saturday Zen woke us up before eight o’clock. He was so excited, he had been talking about his birthday for about 10 months, and now it was finally here – his eighth birthday! Happy Birthday Zen!!!

First we opened up his birthday presents. He got three books from his mama and papa – the first was a storybook by Roald Dahl called Matilda, then there were two picture books – one about the human body, and one about the universe that teaches interesting things about the planets of our solar system. From his Oma and Opa he got two Transformer toys – Starscream, which transforms into a jet, and Grindor, which transforms into a helicopter. Then we went to his art class and then we went to his Kumon class, and then five of his school friends came over to have a birthday party. They played in our apartment for a long time with Zen’s toys, such as his train track, and then they went outside to kick a ball around. We found one interesting thing there – it was a large frog with a smaller frog on his back! We watched him hop around for a while, that was quite interesting. In the evening we hung around watching Ren and Stimpy on the DVD.

Today we went off to Zen’s softball match. His team played two other teams, but they weren’t so successful. The first team was very powerful, so Zen’s team didn’t have a chance. The second team was also good, but Zen’s team tried their best and played some good baseball.

Birthday pictures


Baseball pictures!


Here’s a picture of my desk gnome:


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