These are pics from a trip to a local river. We went there in September, about a month ago. Later today will post the full Fall update.
Akiva became 12 years old.
We cerebrated his birthday eating our family party food, sushi hand roll.
Akiva had a birthday party at trampoline place.
Akiva now in middle school has been very active.
He is a member of school soccer team.
He is a defender, plays center-back.
He is a member of basketball too.
Although he often complains how less time he gets to play ipad, he is healthy and strong and doing well in the second year of living Japan.
We have not updated the record of late. Apologies to all.
Here is the news for the Covners in Japan, in Fall of 2016.
First of all, two happy birthdays!
And… a celebration of magical spirit gourds. !
We are thankful for being healthy. Living in a good place. The love of our family. The beautiful Earth God has provided for us.
Kenaz had an art exhibit at his after-school community art club.
We went to watch an opening game of Nagoya dolphin diamonds basketball team.
We wanted to eat hamburgers for dinner. We went to handsomburger which has a good reputation in Fushimi. However, they closed at 3:00 on Saturday.
Brother 69 is a long bicycle distance from our house. Maybe not burger, hopefully Jesse can find some food to write a review….
Kenaz had a fun birthday party with his friends.
and my birthday…
My birthday night, Typhoon Malakas arrived with strong, winds, rains, and risk of flooding. We had alert to prepare for the evacuation.
Late night rain stopped. We went to the closest river. The water level was very hight.
I had a translation job for International Baccalaureate program workshop in Tokyo. During the 5 days, kids went to a space science center by 10 minutes walking from my parents house. The science museum offered different projects every day.They experimented a law of the pendulum,
created a pathfinder by recycle materials,
made super bouncy balls, and others…
Shi-chan and Naho-chan got older. They had school and other school related commitments. Akiva and Kenaz couldn’t hang around with their cousins as much as they wanted.
We did a little Tokyo tour around the theater.
There are so many bugs in Japanese summer. Akiva and Kenaz always get into Japanese rhinoceros beetle. They woke up 3 am to catch beetles in camphor forest. They caught so many different cicadas. They can sneak up cicada on the tree trump and use their two fingers to catch it without a net.
We went to see my grandma, 98 years old. She remembered vividly the time she visited us in Shanghai when she was 86 years old.While kids went to a local public school for one month. My mum and I manage to have some fun. 3 years after her back operation, she is doing great. She was even nominated to compete a game for air blowgun which she started for her rehabilitation.
We saw an annual TV show Sasuke (American Ninjia Worrier). Kids got so inspired. They think they can challenge the competition. Before they actually register for the participation. We went to Tsukushino park in Yokohama where has 50 different obstacles.
We loved obstacles on the pound. There were about 10. I almost fell into the water during the bucket obstacle.
There were different slides and obstacles (again!). Since we all became Ninjia worriers the other day. Jumping over the slippery tree stumps was easy!