It is that time of the year again. You know, the one where you stick your kid’s head on the body of a digital elf and send it out for all your friends to have a good laugh over.
Yeah so I did this little disco dance class with Kai and our friends who live below us, the McNeils. The kids really picked it up quick and well, I will just let you see for yourself.
Staring Kai-Zilla, Manny-Totoro-McNeil, and Finnegan-Blue Eyes.
Here are the pictures that I promised, a little before schedule even. There are a lot of pics in here, taken from Nov. 18th till recently. Yes that date does sound familiar: It was Kai’s birthday.
Besides the B-day photos, there are pictures from Thanksgiving Vacation back in the Hamptons and also a trip we recently took to Boston.
Enjoy the show!
I have a lot of pictures to get up and on the flickr site, but for now these will have to suffice. Kai has been doing this new thing where all he wants to do is “Talk Talk Talk.” His favorite thing to talk about, in case you didn’t already know, is Obama: Obama Car, Obama Juice, and even Obama’s Mama.
He does this ridiculously cute thing where if you ask him what his favorite (insert noun, e.g. movie) is, he will respond with “Obama movie.” It is sort of indistinguishable in his speech, because he slurs it a little, but that is exactly what he is trying to say. I do not know how he even picked it up. Maybe it was all the hoopla over the election. Kai is always thinking.
When you ask him who his favorite politician is, he will respond with Obama’s Chin-Chin, because he can’t pronounce “politician” correctly; this actually means something pretty funny in Japanese. I will leave it to you all to translate it.
Wow, I don’t even remember the last time I posted (wait there it is right below there). At any rate it has been a long time since there has been an update, so allow me to indulge for a little.
We have moved to NH, where I am teaching at a boarding school named Tilton School (in case you have been living under a rock) and I am loving it out here. It is a lot of work, but life is good and I am plenty busy with the students, the family and work. Kai is starting to speak a lot more now, and also at the same time becoming more shy to strangers. Before he would run right up to anyone and say “HIII!” but now he is more into the shy not interested game. I am not sure if this is because he is meeting so many new people, teachers and students, or if he is just mentally developing that idea of being shy towards new people in general.
Kai has also started his potty training. This is a big step and he is making some great progress. For now it is only #1s, and that is great; #2s are a whole other ballgame. Aya has set him up with his favorite buddies in the bathroom: A curious George doll and a Cookie Monster doll. It has worked wonders, and just watching George sit on the little seat convinced Kai that it was the new hwat-ish.
Aya is enjoying it here as well, and making some new friends. She is with the Kai-man all day, but it is nice because I can always meet her for lunch and even pop in and out of the house between classes: my house is 20ft from where I work. I have just finished my JV-B Soccer season, and we ended with a nice 4-6-2 record. We easily could of had a .500 record but a couple of bounces just didn’t go our way. At any rate it is considerably better than last year’s record: 0-13.
Last, and definitely not least of all, Kai has a big birthday coming up. On November 18th it will be Kai-man’s 2nd B-day, so make sure to post a comment or send some love up to NH. I am going to try and get some photos back up and going, maybe even a video, but to be honest I don’t have my nice Apple iMac any more and working with any Windows OS is just to much of a headache. Hopefully Santa will buy me one for Christmas.
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Continuing with the off theme, presidential race, this one was to good not to post.
Oh yeah and by the way, we will be home in 8 days!!! Can’t wait to hop in that lake, it’s been 100 degrees here for about 3 weeks now.