eek. so much to blog. I am SO behind and am determined to catch up now that we don't have any visitors coming! my goal is to get it all finished BEFORE we go to the US in August for my sister's wedding!
a few weekends ago- we went hiking to some nearby waterfalls. I LOVE the early summer weather here! It hasn't been terribly hot or humid- but it's warm enough to be 'summer'. and the green is amazing. although the last few weeks since our hiking we've had enough rain to turn our yard into a swamp.
we finally got our own good quality baby hiking backpack! I got it on one of the swap pages here and Mack loves it. But- he loves everything- so that's not saying much.
this stuff in the picture is one of my least favorite japanese treats. UGH. it's gelatinous beany something. and it's disgusting. but the lovely older japanese lady who owned the shop gave a bowlful for free so we had to do something with it! kent ate some. I hid mine in a napkin and shoved it in my bag.
our kids have come so far in eating japanese food! metta has always been a champ- but is even better! they all love soba and udon and ramen (noodle types). Metta is especially good at noodle slurping.
my favorite vegetable in Japan is the orangey/yellow pumpkin called 'kabocha'. It's delicious. and, of course, expensive. The darn produce here is ridiculous. I'm afraid when we move back to the states I'm going to freak out and overdose on berries and melon and veggies because they are so cheap!!