where’s my teeth?

do you remember being 8 years old?

missing  teeth and funny haircuts…

the thrill of being awarded a medal…

6 months of swimming school (twice a week)

and not missing a day.

he's so proud!!!!

he's so proud!!!!

 meanwhile, Kayla…. struck down by the mighty influenza type B (cue dramatic organ music) was stuck at home for 5 full days, missing out on perfect attendance for 5th grade AND 3 days of swimming school. I must mention here that it’s one thing to be a “stay at home mom” while everyone is off at work and school and a completely OTHER THING to be a “stay at home mom with a sick kid”.  UFF DA.   It’s saturday now, and  OH JOY!    my day must be shared with not only the lingeringly sick child, but the other kids and a husband.  and it’s raining.

3 moons.

3 moons.


“they say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. ” — Andy Warhol

“things do not change, we change”  —Henry David Thoreau



8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jude
    Mar 14, 2009 @ 14:39:59

    a lot of very familiar emotion here.


  2. Jolene
    Mar 15, 2009 @ 21:15:04

    I remember when YOU were missing teeth. Congratulations to Kai for his good attendance. And I’m hope Kayla is feeling better, and that the rest of you remain fluless.


  3. tigermama
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 07:18:41

    Poor Kayla, flu sucks!

    Good job Kai, it really is quite a feat to get perfect attendance. I love his gappy smile.

    Love your header photo too. I’m going to steal that idea this summer for my own family!


  4. debbie
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 11:09:08

    The new look is great…I do so love that picture!!

    Congrats to Kai!! the teeth…the hair…the medal…he’s a happenin’ kid!

    As for Kayla…Kiyoshi read in the paper or heard somewhere that for kids who are out with influenza, their absences are NOT counted…BUT…you have to have something from the doctor that says she did indeed have Influenza Type B. She might get that certificate yet!!

    Here’s sending healthy vibes to the rest of you!!


  5. Miss Behaving
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 11:56:03

    OMG I LOVE!!! LOVE!!! LOVE!!! your new header, what a great picture.


  6. Mariko
    Mar 19, 2009 @ 15:55:30

    I have had the flu, too! Hey, so I will be in NAGASAKI in APRIL. Need to find a hotel. Any opinions on the Toyoko Inn?


  7. marianne
    Mar 21, 2009 @ 10:47:42

    Gappy grins…yeah !Oooh,poor Kayla(and love her hair cut incidently) and another thumbs up for your header.


  8. tik tiki
    Mar 24, 2009 @ 05:22:09

    love the bumble bee


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