These pictures aren't in the greatest order, but can tell you a little of what has gone on here recently. We were honored to have Willis and Lois Ehnle stay with us several nights during their stay in Japan. It was great to just sit and visit with them very comfortably--just like old times!Tomoki helped me make cookies for White Day--the return day of Valentines day here. On Valentines Day, the girls give to the guys. Akihiro always gets cookies from the pharmacists at one clinic where he works, so we made cookies for him to give in return. I had never tried dark chocolate and mint chips, but somebody had brought me some from the US and--ooh, were they yummy! I was reminded of why I don't make cookies and sweets much--they don't last long--and I am the problem!
Koshin came for one week of spring break. They had a great time together, these little buddies!
While Ehnle's were here, the cherry trees were just beautiful and we had a picnic down by the river near our home with Noriko Mizuno-san and her little girl--friends of the Ehnle's. There was a lady who saw Tomoki and Noriko's little girl throwing rocks in the river and asked if she could take their picture. She was really into it and had a nice camera. I asked her if she liked taking pictures of children and she said she was in a photography club and yes, she loved it! I have been looking for someone like this! I asked her if we could hire her to take some pictures of Tomoki at our house or at the park another time--as we didn't really like our studio experience a year and a half ago, and neither Akihiro or I are very good at photography. She was overjoyed and sent me a CD of some of her shots from that day! Can't wait to meet her again!
Look at my sticks, Mama!