Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Daddy's little sushi roll

Dear Maya,

This past weekend was Father's Day and we did it up right for your toh-chan, as he wants you to call him.

On Saturday we gave him gifts. You gave him a toy that both of you will enjoy--a wooden sushi block set and a note, complete with your scribbles, asking him to teach you how to make yummy sushi someday. Not only is this set adorable, it is gratifying for daddy to teach you more about his culture and help you practice using chopsticks. Our other gift was a wok with an attached draining rack for making tempura and other fried treats your daddy loves. This is something he's wanted for a while so he was quite pleased.

On Sunday we went out to lunch at an actual restaurant for the first time in ages! You were well-behaved and didn't climb all over everything like we kind of expected you to. Thank you! After that we continued on the theme set by our gifts with a trip to the Asian supermarket so daddy could stock up on all his favorite Japanese foods and ingredients. You got a little cranky in the store so mommy took you out to the car for a while and let daddy shop in peace. That may have been the best part of his special weekend. ;)

On Monday you and mommy went to the park for a bit. The temperatures around here are finally getting to be consistently summery, so hopefully we'll be spending lots more time there. The nice thing about our park, aside from it being basically next door to us, is that it's like a park and a beach in one. Today you weren't dressed to play in the stream, but it didn't matter because you were so engrossed in the sand at the beach volleyball court anyway. Someone even left a bowl and shovel that you were really enjoying playing with.

A few other little tidbits about you over the last week or two:
*Uncle Matt taught you how to catch a soccer ball!
*The climbing is still driving us all crazy!
*You've been giving lots of kisses and hugs!

Well, you'll be up from your nap soon so mommy's got to go get a couple things done. Love you!

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