Archive for March, 2008

Nina went to her 9 month check up this morning!!
We couldn’t go to her second flu shot( ̄▽ ̄;) and almost couldn’t make an appointment for her check-up.

We are going to see Doctor!!

This time, Car was a kind of FINE!!
Before we hit an interstate, Daddy said ” oh no… the car engine is going off” with his small voice… but his small voice is NORMAL voice for others( ̄∀ ̄)
Of course, I could hear what he said…. ( ̄Д ̄;;WHAT DID YOU SAY ?????
┃wall┃ω ̄=) ジィー‥‥‥really???

Nothing happened… we got the Dr’s office.
She was almost sleeping though…. she talked and talked and talked…. while we were waiting.
then… she was tired to sitting on a car seat.
We waited about 30 minutes.

Finally her turn!!!
She was 18 lbs 4 oz(about 8300g) and 26 in( about 67cm)
Every time she visited her Dr…. she torn up paper on the exam bed!!!
She enjoyed it so much….. well… we had to hold her and wait.
This time, we had a BIIIIIGGGGGGG helper!!!

We have given Japanese baby finger foods… but they are gone!!
We picked up at a grocery store yesterday and she loved it!!!!

Finally, Doctor and medical student(this time) came in.
She has been smiling the YONG NICE STUDENT!! so have I( ̄m ̄* )

After checking up by Dr.
She needed to get 2 shots(Polio and Hep B) and also … what is called?? checking blood of iron.
She was crying for a shot… but I was lightly holding her shoulder.
and then I held her she stopped!!
she was usually crying 5-10 minutes when Daddy held.

A way back home, she was sleeping and didn’t know when she came home and slept on a floor.


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She had her first Easter last Sunday(actually that was yesterday!!!)
BUT! we did not do anything( ̄▽ ̄;)

Only I took pictures of her with her new clothes which her grandpa and grandma brought on other day.
On Saturday, Daddy was working… so I had a plenty of time!!!!

The rabbit was an Easter gift from grandpa and grandma!!
There was 2 rabbits with munchies!! ( well… Daddy and I enjoyed them)

This one was like a sailor!! There was a hat with the two pieces of clothes.
(well she is a Retiree Army brat though)
When I was taking pictures… I remembered she had a rabbit ear!!
so I put it on!!

At the same night, Grandpa and Grandma were supposed to come over and take pictures… but they changed to Tuesday or Wednesday because of grandpa’s work schedule.

I was going to take pictures with her lace-socks and shoes… and eggs(toy) with her easter bag…
well…. we will take pictures then.

During the day… she was SOOOOO cranky.
She finally fell sleep at 5pm!!!
I clipped Hana’s nails and hair on the paws while she was sleeping.
Daddy was touching( holding) Hana while I was working on Hana because she doesn’t like it!!
I almost finished 2 more nails !! she woke up… and about 5 minutes later, she fell and stack between a barricade( cardboard box and bookshelf) She was OK!! but she cried!!

Daddy took care of her because I had to clean up all hairs on me( Like a I was covered 100% wool*Hana is not sheep) and changed clothes and washed hands…. then I could go.

It was already 6pm or so… and I was tired to cook something special.
I cooked Gyoza(Chinese dumplings) and heated up cans of peas and corn and NATTO with rice.
Nothing Easter for the night’s supper!!!( ̄▽ ̄;)

Please leave your comment that encourages me to keep on!!!

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It was already a week ago!!!! I have been busy and lazy after finishing the party( ̄▽ ̄;)

I started cooking from Saturday night!!!!
I baked a roll cake and cooked spam and eggs for next day.

My friend came earlier to help me.

That is FutoMaki I made at the morning.

Place a laver and then laid rice on it.
Front need 1cm space(no rice) and back 3cm space)

eggs, SPAM( I used LITE, and soaked with sugar and soy sauce for a while and flied) Avocado and Denbu( mashed fish boiled with sugar and soy sauce or salt: I asked my mom to send me a package)

and roll roll roll!!

Around the time, 15:00, they arrived.
Before start! Picture time!!

I cleaned up a living room, so people could sit and enjoy the party…. but most of his relatives went to a Den because Nina(Daughter) was there!! Go figure(〃 ̄∇ ̄)ノ彡☆
others stayed at a kitchen!!!!

From top(right) to clockwise;
Inari sushi, Chirashi sushi, Potato salad, (to bottom right) Nagoya style chicken and Futomaki

Daddy(my husband) went to a store to get a back of ice earlier and he bought a couple of shrimps packs!!

He boiled and served…. but he held the bowl and ate most of them!!!!
He used to be over 300 of Cholesterol and his doctor did warning!!

When they ate…. they ate at kitchen… and back to the Den to play with NINA (T▽T)
The population of Den was increased!!! and so as kitchen!!

And…. CAKE TIME!!!!┌| ∵|┘└| ∵|┐┌| ∵|┘└| ∵|┐yeah!yeah!!
The cake was from my new friend who is a Japanese and lives close to us.
She made a beautiful Hinamatsuri cake!!

She made a pair of Hina dolls(Emperor and Empress) on the top.
And color is Hishi mochi!!


Brought Nina in a kitchen and Daddy was holding her.
I cut a cake!! like a birthday!

Inside was Hishi mochi color,too!!!!!

I was soooo busy but I enjoyed the party!!!!
All guests enjoyed and loved the party and foods!!
His relatives have never lived out of country, nor this state!! so they had a chance to know other culture and foods.
We gave our daughter her first greatest Hina Matsuri in the world because of all guests and especially my new friend who made the cake and her husband. I wanted to add one person, My friend, who came earlier to help me.

Oh! about the roll cake I made….. my Japanese friend and I enjoyed it!!( ̄m ̄* )

♪Hina Matsuri Song♪

Akari o tsukemashou bonbori ni
あかりをつけましょ ぼんぼりに

Ohana o agemashou momo no hana
おはなをあげましょ もものはな

Go-nin bayashi no fue taiko

kyo wa tanoshii hinamatsuri

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