Apologies to those of my readers who visit this blog to read about life in Japan and see pictures of it. No updates for two weeks, and all you get are a bunch of pictures of my kid and boring details about my recently-mundane life.
About that mundane life…it has been nothing aside from completely normal since the calendar turned over, and I love it. Ray has been healthy, as have Chieko and I. It’s been snowing nearly every day, as it should during winter. The Patriot’s lost against the Jets, but do I really care that much? I reserve my heartbreak for the Red Sox.
And hence the blog void from me. Nothing interesting to say in the least, and no good pictures to prop up the lack of words. Unless we consider Ray, who is up to all sorts of things these days.
Here he is performing his litany of tricks for Nanny via Skype.
One of his favorite activities these days is pulling all of his books off the bookshelf.
At least he “reads” them once they’re on the floor.
You wanted to see his face? Drool.
Ray has also learned how to rapidly climb up on things like the sofa, and in the case of the above photos, the kotatsu. He face planted off the kotatsu a few months ago (which I think I chronicled here) but the trauma has worn off I guess. I was poised to grab Ray should he take another dive off of the table, but he was in control of his element this even.
The only other noteworthy thing I can mention is that we bought plane tickets back to the US for next month. We finish work around Valentine’s Day, and a week later we’ll be in the air. Last year when we went Ray was sleeping 18 hours a day and was totally easy to take on a plane. This time around…I have no idea what to expect aside from assuming it will probably suck. I am officially soliciting advice on flying with 1 year olds.
And on that note, it’s 1:30 in the morning. No work tomorrow due to our school administering entrance exams, but I should get horizontal nonetheless. Good night.