It’s been a quiet week(okay, almost 2 weeks). Last Tuesday we were released from restriction. Hooray, but hopefully it won’t happen again. There is now a reasonable curfew and active duty members are not allowed to drink alcohol off-base, although family members can, so I guess I have a designated driver when Jeff is in town. We were only in a hurry to get diapers for Catie, so only made one stop out in town. The Japanese diapers are much softer and more absorbent than American ones, and cheaper too. I’ve been down to the hospital twice this week in my quest to volunteer. It’s still undecided what clinic I will work in.
Saturday, we made the trek up to Neo park again. Sean likes that you can feed the birds there. Unfortunately, they request that you only use food that you purchase there. We started feeding as soon as we walked in the door and one of the crowned cranes quickly decided that Sean wasn’t feeding them fast enough, so grabbed the bag out of his hand and ran into the water where we wouldn’t chase it and very quickly consumed the whole bag.
So I bought Sean another one, with the stipulation that he hold onto it tight! I was given the job of holding the bag, so it lasted a little longer. We made it through the entire park, I let the kids ride the train and a few rides. I’ll try not to do the train again. You see the exact same animals as when you are walking, and all the information is in Japanese and with the current yen rate, it was 10.00. We ate lunch at a little stand out in the parking lot. Sean was happy that they had corndogs and Catie did a good job of eating curry. Then I made the mistake of allowing them dessert. Sean took a good 45 minutes to eat his shaved ice. I just wanted to get them in the car so they could sleep because it was late, and he just kept eating his ice a few grains at a time. He finally speeded up a little when I threatened to start buying him smaller desserts.
There’s no more posts for probably a few days. I’ve put so many large format pictures in the gallery that I’ve run out of room on the hosting site. Rebecca’s got it set up so that in the future all the pictures will be downsized automatically (I’ve been to lazy to do it), so hopefully we will be up and running in a few days again.