Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

I'm famous on Knol

Mommy and I made some step-by-step holiday craft guides on the computer. My wreath project is featured on Google's Knol homepage today! Check it out!

I also made a step by step guide using crayons. Fun!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


I have my bad moments. This one was from yesterday during my gingerbread house making activity at school. Mommy was no help at all.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Holiday Wish List

Hello. This is Yoshi's mom writing a guest-blogger entry. I know that some of you want to give Yoshimi something to celebrate the holidays, and although it truly is not necessary, there will be some who insist on giving presents. So this post is about letting you know what would be welcome in our household.

First and foremost, Yoshimi loves experiences. She enjoys running around outside, playing at the park, cooking, and climbing things. She has gobs and gobs of "stuff" that eventually just gets overlooked and overcrowded in her room. She is a very creative child (as most kids are) and can create an imaginary world out of ordinary household objects like wooden spoons and a cardboard box, and actually seems to prefer this to a store bought toy. Seriously, she needs no more toys. And if you give her a toy it most likely will be donated.

Still, if you feel compelled to get her something, please follow these guidelines:

Please do NOT get her anything that...
-has licensed characters (including Disney, My Little Pony, etc)
-is electronic, makes a lot of sound or uses batteries
-is made in China (we've had to toss a lot of things due to lead recalls and just poor craftsmanship)
-is made with a lot of sugar (even the fake sugar) or artificial ingredients
-has a lot of plastic
-is arts/crafts related (she got a slew of crafty supplies for her birthday)
-is a video or computer game

Please DO consider:
-supporting local shops (not the big box stores) and artisans
-giving to a charity/non-profit (like Toys For Tots) in Yoshimi's name
-donating to her elementary school (email me for more info)
-giving something that has a lot of meaning
-donating to her college fund
-simply spending time with her

Further, there are some specific things we know she would enjoy:
-a visit or membership to the Academy of Sciences
-a visit or membership to the Exploratorium
-finis swimming goggles
-art for her walls
-your favorite childhood book
-something hand made by you (art, baked goods, sewing, knitting, woodworking, etc.)

And although small, Yoshimi is a growing child. Clothing is always welcome.
-She wears a size 5
-Shoes (she plays hard, so durable shoes are much appreciated): kids size 10.5 or 11
-Socks that aren't thick. She's a fan of kneehighs in funky patterns.
-She doesn't wear jeans or clothes that are stiff ("crunchy" as she describes them) or scratchy.
-She likes skirts and dresses that flair out when she twirls around.

Her favorite clothing stores:
Tea Collection (this is a local SF-based company that I have done work for)
Zara Kids (there is a store located at 250 Post St, in Union Square in SF)
H&M Kids
Gap Kids

Believe me, I know it's hard not to get sucked in to the consumerism of the Holidays, but let's remember that this is not the season of celebrating stuff, but rather celebrating life and love. So think hard about the gifts you give. Not just for my daughter, but for everyone you give gifts to. They say it's the thought that counts, so let us all put thought into the gifts we give to represent the true holiday spirit.

Many thanks. And happy holidays to you all. May you and yours be healthy in mind, body, and soul.

Friday, November 28, 2008


Would you like to help me and my school? We are in the middle of a read-a-thon at my school. It's called Snuggle Down and Read. I like snuggling. And I like reading. If you want to sponsor me, please email me your pledge. You can do as little or as much as you want. It's tax deductible too, whatever that means. Email me and I'll give you the details.
pinkrobot AT gmail DOT com

Thank you!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Me at the zoo

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

When Mommy and Daddy are rocks

Not yesterday, but before that, the day before, Mommy and I drove down to have breakfast with Jichan and Bachan because it's Jichan's birthday. In the car, I decided to talk about the future with Mommy:

me: Mommy... when you and Daddy die, I'm going to go to your funeral!

Mommy: Really? That's so... nice?

me: Yeah, and then when you and Daddy become rocks* I'll go and visit you.

Mommy: Yay. That would be great.

me: And your rocks will be close to where I live so I won't have to drive there.

Mommy: That's a good plan. Will you be sad when we're dead?

me: uh.... a little bit!

*Grandpa is now a rock because he is dead. The rock is at a park with a bunch of other rocks. All those people are dead too. These rocks are flat and have their names and some numbers on them.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Go Speed Racer!

One of my birthday presents was from Uncle Ed and Auntie Misa. They gave me a plastic card. I got to use it like money at a toy store and get a whole bunch of goodies, not just one thing. I got Lincoln Logs. They are tiny wooden logs used to build all sorts of neat towers and houses. Yay! I also picked out a princess book. I also got a toy puppy for the bathtub. More yay! But this is my favorite:

Thank you, Uncle Ed and Auntie Misa!!!! Yay yay yay!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Boo! Boo! It's Halloween!

A couple days ago, it was Halloween. It's a silly day where people dress up in costumes and pretend to be all kinds of things. It seems like little kids like to be princesses and superheroes. And at night you go up to all sorts of houses and hold open a bag and ask for candy by saying "Trick or treat!" You cannot do this every night. There's only one special night a year you can do this. And it could very well be the very best night of the year. It's spooky too.

A couple days before Halloween, I went to my friend Kiely's house to carve a pumpkin. Then the next day I got another pumpkin from my school. I carved that one too! We roasted the seeds and ate them. So yummy!

On Halloween day, I had a parade at school. I was a ghost princess bride. Here I am with my friends J (she's dressed up as Belle) and X (she's a Tinkerbelle Fairy):

This is me from the back:

And then at night I decided to be a ballerina fairy.

And Mommy took my ghost costume:

I had such a fun time. I got candy and toys and played with my friends. It was the best Halloween ever!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I'm Five!

Today is my fifth birthday. If you were to ask me how old I am, I could hold out one open hand and show you all my fingers. There are five. That means I am five years old. Yay!

This morning I had yummy tiny pancakes and baked apples with cinnamon and sugar. Daddy made them. Then we all prepared for my birthday party at the big park near our house. I put the sprinkles on the ice cream cone-shaped cupcakes.

I got a lot of presents. I didn't even ask for them. I have never seen so many presents for me before. They are all lovely. I got stickers and art boxes and books and clothes and so much good stuff. A lot of my friends drew me really beautiful pictures. I have a great collection of drawings now.

My friends in my class made a book with their drawings for my birthday. It's very special. One of my friends can draw a dragon really good. He must practice a lot. I keep that special drawing book with my other special drawing book that I got for my third birthday at my first preschool. They are both very special to me.

Mommy asked how I feel being five. I had to be honest. "I'm sick. Today is my birthday and I'm sick." I'm coughing a lot, my throat hurts a lot, and I might stay home from school. I don't want my friends at school to get sick. And shhh, don't tell, but I kinda like hanging out at home.

I do like being five though. I'm a big kid!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Guess my _iddle

Sometimes Mommy and Daddy don't know what I'm saying. I say one thing and they hear another. Daddy also mumbles something about a "Three's Company misunderstanding."

So the other day, I came up with a great game. I come up with a lot of games. All of them are super duper. This time I decide to let Mommy and Daddy play.

me: Hey, wanny play a game?!

Daddy: Sure!

Mommy: I wanna play too! Just give me a minute to finish up in the kitchen. (I have no idea what Mommy is doing. I can tell you she is definitely NOT making cookies.)

Daddy: Okay, Yoshi, let's start and Mommy can join later.

Me: Okay! This is called, "Guess my wih-dul."

Daddy: Guess my what?

Me: Guess my wih-dul!

Daddy: Widdle?

Me: No! Not, Widdle. Wih-dul!

Daddy: Letter?

Me: Wih-dul!

Mommy: Little? Guess my little?

Me: NO!!!! GUESS MY WIH-DUL! (I'm really getting annoyed with them)

Daddy: Riddle?! Is it Riddle!

Me: Yes!!!! Guess my Riddle!!

Mommy and Daddy together: Ohhhhh.... Guess my riddle!

Okay, so I have some trouble with my "R" sounds. I'm working on it.

Anyway, we play the game and have a great time.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


This story is called: Happy Birthday, Little Bunny! (It helps to read with the pictures of "The Tale Of Peter Rabbit")

Once upon a time there was 4 little happy bunnies.

Four little happy bunnies.

The one wearing the blue sweater, tomorrow was his birthday!

He was excited.

Then one day it was tomorrow. It was the cute little happy bunny’s birthday.
He said “Mommy, Can I go and find something good to do?”

And the mommy said, “Yes! Yes! Yes!”

And so he hopped off in the woods in a happy place.

When he found his friends, his two sisters and the brother. He went off again. His cute little sisters and brother decided to pick some blackberries.

But the naughty one wore his blue sweater and went where his mother told him to NOT go. He went into Peter’s garden.

He went under the fence and ate some yummy food and he picked some radishes, carrots.

He hopped along the fence and started singing, “I am a happy bunny! I am a super happy bunny. You know why? It’s a super special day. Happy birthday to me!”

He hopped along and kept singing over and over again.

Someone heard him singing. Can you guess who it is? Peter!

Peter started chasing. He didn’t want to be made into Bunny Pie like his daddy.
He started running away and Peter started chasing.

He kept running and running along, bouncing and bouncing as fast as he could. He got stuck in a net. Hurry hurry! My buttons are stuck! He pulled his jacket off and started running and hopping again.

Bunny went fast! He went into a little house. He hid in a watering can. It was nice and wet for him. He thought it was a nice place to live, but not just his family can live in there. Everybody in his family has to be small to live in there. But he didn’t want to live in there forever unless Peter finded him.

Peter looked in each flowerpot. And bunny sneezed and he runned out and Peter was too tired to chase so he didn’t chase. And when he went back to work, Bunny found a locked door. He asked the mouse but he didn’t answer.

He saw a cat drinking water.

He climbed into the wheelbarrow. The first thing he saw was Peter. The second thing he saw was the gate! He didn’t know how to get out of the gate.

So he quickly tip-toed and he got outside of the gate and Whew! He was safe.

And he got home. Mother poured tea in for the bunny and went straight to bed. And then the other ones had been eating yummy dinner.


Thursday, October 02, 2008


And me again!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Duck Duck Goose (a chapter story)

Chapter 1
Once upon a time, there lived three ducks—three family ducks: a mommy, a baby, and a big sister. So one day a Daddy came walking by and then there was five. No, four. Don’t write five!

Then they were playing Duck, Duck, Goose. They were playing until Duck, Duck, Goose. The person who’s goose gets to chase the guy, chase, chase, chase until the person who says Goose gets to steal the Goose’s spot. And if they get the goose, they sit in the middle and they put food on it and eat it. But not for real.

And then family was like, “I don’t want to play.”

Mommy, can we play Duck, Duck, Goose?

The baby sister said Duck, Duck, Goose on her sister, the winner.

The sister went very slow, so the baby went very fast.

They did Duck, Duck, Goose until they played and played until a big storm came. And then something happened. The storm came coming down harder and harder and harder and harder. Until it came down super hard that it rained and everyone was like, “Everyone run for your lives!”

The birds said “Caw! Caw!”

And they flew into the house, shut the door, lock it!

And even the family. “Yay hah! We saved ourselves! WE did it! We did it! Bubbles! Music!! People! People! People! Pizza! Pizza! Pepperoni! Pepperoni! Pepperoni! Salami! Salami! Cucumbers! Rice and Nori!

And everyday they played Duck, Duck, Goose all day and all night inside their houses.

End of Chapter.

Chapter 2

Once upon a time there lived people. The kids writed “This is my chapter book” And the mommy writed, “This is my chapter book”
And the daddy writed, “This is my coffee.”
And the baby writed “This is my hot cocoa!”
And the mommy writed, “This is my tea.”

And every day they writed “This is my… This is my… This is my…”
And then there was a big thunder light. Boom boom boom boom booom

It got everyone up and down and up and down and bouncy bounce bounce
Bouncy bounce bounce

Until the ground cracked and there came out a little turtle.
Bur bur brr, nom nom nom
“This is my cozy home” lalalalalalla loooooollllooooooo

End of Chapter.

Chapter 3
Once upon a time there was a little turtle family
“pa pa pa pa.” This is my home because it’s cozy and warm and toasty in here. I take lots and lots of food because I like to eat it. I eat so much because it’s slow. I like food that’s slow b/c I get to eat it all when it comes.

I like to wait for a long time. I don’t like to wait for a short time. For a looong time because it’s my favorite thing in the whole wide world. I don’t complain because it’s such a beautiful day and it’s summer.

I watch lots and lots of cartoons because there’s one that is my favorite and all of them are the rest of my favorite ones. The favorite one that I like is also in a book that is the same amount.

The doctor tells everything that you are missing. But not everyday you could do it. One day at a time. The doctor tells you everything that you need to do.

And then the baby turtle was sooo cute because they had lots of pictures when she was a cute little baby and she’s still a cutie. But now she’s a little big. She’s like a sister. She’s going to have a baby when she grows up. So nice and cozy that she likes to be happy.

The End.

Monday, August 25, 2008

First day of kindergarten!

Today I start Kindergarten. Mommy, Daddy and I all woke up early. Before 7am. Daddy makes pancakes, cut up fresh fruit, put fresh whipped cream on top. It all looks so good, but I am too nervous to eat. "My tummy is nervous!"

Mommy and Daddy say that it's okay if I'm not hungry. I help make my lunch. I wrap my salami and cream cheese sandwich in shiny foil. I put in my sandwich with my Bento box of cheese and carrots. I even put in a cookie that we made last night. Special treat! I make sure my favorite water bottle is filled up.

We all put our shoes on, I make sure I have my lunch bag attached to my backpack, and then we walk to school.

I see other kids walking to school. Daddy tells me the guy holding the Stop Sign with a handle is the Crossing Guard. He guards very well.

The sun is still not all the way up in the sky. Our shadows are very long. I wish I was as tall as my shadow. Except maybe not flat. I like being roundy.

I see school buses.

The walk is long. Even though the day is early, it's warm out. I'm sweaty already. I get tired walking up the hill (it's hilly in San Francisco!).

I take my vest off and put it in my backpack. Daddy gives me a piggy back ride up the last block to school.

With that extra energy saved up from Daddy carrying me, I am able to play on the brand new playground.

My favorite are the monkey bars. It's in a circle so I can go around and around.

I meet my teacher. She is nice. She already knows my name. I introduce her to my friend J who went to preschool with me. We are in the same class!! And speaking of class, I go in my classroom and see my name under the "Y" with a yo-yo. Neat! I put my backpack there.

I sit on the carpet with my friend J and some other kids I met a couple weeks ago. I am already having a good time.

Soon my teacher kicks out the parents. Some of the kids cry. Some of the parents cry. Mommy and Daddy are happy. So am I.

"Bye Mommy! Bye Daddy!" I give them a hug, kiss, nosey, and they leave.

I like it here. I think I'll stay for a while.

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Tomorrow is my first day of kindergarten. Tonight I read Mommy a story. The book is called "Make Way For Ducklings," but tonight I call it "Ducklings Go To Kindergarten."

Once upon a time there lived two birds. One was named... it was a boy. He said, "Look it! That's a nice pond we should live in." But the mommy duck said," No, no. It is certainly wrong. We should live somewhere else. But i've been there and there's foxes and turtles."

"We should live there on the island so we can have babies and they could go to kindergarten."

"Yes, that's a great choice, mommy duck."

So they went in and they got some food at the bottom at the pond. but not much because not a lot of people throw peanuts for the ducks. They don't see them a lot. So, they offered peanuts when they saw the birds. They threw and they ate and ate and ate for a long time. It was a huge breakfast. But they didn't have babies and the babies didn't go to kindergarten.

Then they got out and didn't know a bike was coming and was coming super fast. He wanted to run over the birds and kill them and not be happy and say sorry if the came alive. And then something came and riding riding riding fast. Can you guess what it is? What's that noise? It's an airplane! No, it's a helicopter. No. It's a blimp. No it's a car driving on the street.
Watch out! You'll get runned over!

"Oh no! This is not good. You're right. Next time we have to punch the guy on the butt."

"Now we can fly somewhere else."

"This doesn't have a big enough pond."

"It's only tiny enough for ants."

"There was no where we could ever find this stuff for anything. No way. I'm impossibly right. No water here also. And we want to go to kindergarten for our babies."

"This is good! Now we can stay here at the Charles river, not too far from Beacon Hill."

"Well, okay. And we can get the peanuts."

"You're certainly right."

"Yes, this is nice. I got my nest all ready. Well, soon I will have eggs."


So we should just have names for the babies. So now we are getting peanuts for the rest our life. People love us, but not the other birds. They're scared and mean to us. Not us.

Now, I have my eggs. Now should be done at any moment.

Our babies are born! aren't they cute?

Oh yes! They're playing a little.

Bye bye bye bye bye bye.

This is how I do it.

No no no, you can not have an answer, Daddy.

Okay. Bye.

Come on, come on, we could do it.Follow me! This is how I do it. So come on children. We have to follow in a line. We should always be together. If we lose all of them and only have one, that baby will not have any friends to play with. So you guys will never have to get lost.

Okay, mommy!

Let's march along and go to kindergarten really soon. Tomorrow.

This is how you go to Kindergarten.

And you have to make sure the last one will keep up.

Okay, mommy.

Come on, let's swim along. This is what they're going to do in kindergarten

Yes, mommy.

Okay, we need to keep going.


I'm starting to get love.

Now this is why I'm turting you, like Turtles. They're the best thing ever!

Look at those cars! All these are birds. Honk honk!!
Now if you hear those cars you have to honk loud and say when you are kindergarten. "Dada! get away! go away cars! go away go away go away!"

But the cars kept honking and honking.

I guess we can't do that.

Okay, mamma!

Hooo hooo hooot! THis is not how to happen.

(singing) yayayayayayayay look at how we do it! look it how look it how look at how.... Do the wiggle dance! Your bootie singing!!! (end singing)

Point your finger at the beddena, like your beds now head and your head points yeah!

Look at all those ducks. There are so much things that we can do with them.

Okay, Mama.

Those are strange people. We never saw people like that before. Those guys never saw what we did.

These police man are okay now. We should thank them now for doing all this stuff. Now we're safe crossed. We can say 'Bye' to them whenever they leave.

Okay, Mommy.

Bye-bye! Bye-bye! Now we are supposed to be to find daddy. Look! There he is there he is. Yes, yes.

We're bigger and bigger. Now we can circle to kindergarten.

When you're done doing the lessons and you already know what the rules are.

Okay, Mommy!

And when you have your children and you're a grown up you can teach them what the rules are.

And now, when we got to the island, there's daddy duck waiting for us. And now we can play with Daddy!

Yes we could!

And they lived happily ever after.

The end.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ella's Back!

My bestest friend, Ella, moved away to Israel last year. Israel is far, far away. It's on the other side of the planet. The planet that we live on. When I'm having breakfast, she's having dinner. When I'm sleeping at night, she's at school. I don't like having her gone. We talk on the phone sometimes. And sometimes we chat on the internet. And we have videos of each other. When I went to Hawaii, I sent her a postcard.

Now, Ella is back! She's on vacation with her family here in America for 3 weeks. We already had a sleepover. Even though we were apart for a year, we played together like we were never apart. She's my best friend. I love Ella.


I asked Mommy and Daddy for swim lessons. I've been asking them for over a year. Maybe even more than that. Finally they listened to me because a couple weeks ago I took my very first lesson. It was so much fun!

My swim teacher lets me borrow goggles. Goggles are kind of like glasses (the kind you wear, not the kind you drink from, silly). But goggles have a stretchy band that goes around your head. And the goggles kind of stick to your face like a suction cup. Not that I put suction cups on my face.

My swim teacher also puts these funny, flat, floppy fins on my feet. They are kind of like shoes, but for swimming instead of walking.

I can hold my breath and swim underwater.

I can climb out of the pool without using the step-stairs.

I can sit on my bottom and jump in!

I can swim to the bottom of the pool and pick up a toy.

I earned a green ribbon for learning things! I am now learning more things to earn my blue ribbon.

The swimming pool is toasty and indoors. The building is close to the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. I can see the old jail on the island. It's called Alcatraz. I heard that some people swim from the jail to the shore. Maybe I'll try that when I learn how to swim gooder.

I can't wait for my next swim class!

Friday, August 01, 2008

My favorite doggie is named Sami

This is Sami. Sami is Uncle Eric and Auntie Wendy's doggie. Sami is a nice doggie. Sami is a hot dog!

She knows how to beg for treats.

When she stands on her back legs and puts her front paws up, it's called "pretty."

We love playing together!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

They work too

Mommy: What does a princess do for work?

Me: She works at Disneyland. In the store.

Mommy: What does a prince do?

Me: He has a computer that opens up and he does drawings on it.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

"Yoshi's Storybook" : A story by me

Yoshi’s Storybook, by Yoshimi C.

Once upon a time there was people living in a village and there was a stomping noise, which was big feet. And it was really a giant’s. People didn’t know. They didn’t see the head. And there was a big thunder one night. Nobody knows it was really a giant. But I told them what it was. I told them it was a giant and they was so scared that I ran away and they ran away.

And the big stomping noise went boom boom boom boom boom boom boooom!

And it heard all a sudden the giant runned after us. We were all scared so we all ran faster and faster and faster and faster.

But then the giant got tired. But we ran away more after because we were afraid that the giant was going to chase after us so we ran away more.

Also, we were just about to leave this planet and move to another a planet.
But every Sunday this happens to a planet.
And it happened to our planet now.
So we have to find another planet.
And if the giant chases us now with his giant friends and goes to another planet and he will chase us.

I would drive the rocketship.

One day we got the planet that we wanted to be at. But the giant will fly in the back to our planet and all the humans got all their cars and all their other stuff and there were people with many rocketships and they got to the planet where we are which is far away from where we are and they will never go back.

And also.
One night, we had to find all our houses to fit in because some of us have to have 3 beds, because we have 3 people, 4 beds, 5 beds, 6 beds, 10 beds because there are a lot of people and we have to share all our houses for other people to live with us, right?

All the people took all their houses from our planet so we could live all they put houses.
Some in the street and some on the sidewalk. But there was a little bit of sidewalk to go left. So everybody was happy.

And now I know which way I could go!

One night, there was a big storm. We didn’t know what the storm was. And it may be the monsters coming to our new planet. But we didn’t know.

We hearded it was getting louder and louder, the thunder storm.


and then. All of us looked out our windows.
And then, and then. We saw it. We saw!

We looked and we feeled.

We looked and we feeled back and north. We saw this thing, we saw it. We saw it! We didn’t know what it was. It might be a tall building. Or a dragon-house.

It might be a village. But we ran outside and saw it. We looked up. We looked down and there were crumbs on the floor and we followed the path. But hips and hops we followed the path. We followed and followed and followed. And then we saw. We saw it we saw it.

We went up all a volcano. That had no lava in it because it was very old. And then we looked down and climbed in. And then we saw it. But we were so far away from it in the volcano so we saw a little dot.

So we walked closer. And then we saw it. It WAS something! One of our friends feel, “I hope I was in jailed.” But I hope it’s not creepy I hope it’s not peepee I hope it’s not jit-poop and I hope it’s not nu-nu and I hope it’s not ho-ho.

We saw it!

I know who it is. it’s No-Ho!
It’s Go-bo!
It’s JoBo!

I hope it’s not feeled.

I think I know who is it is.

It’s a zebra, silly!

It wasn’t a person. IT was just a zebra stuck in the volcano!!!

The End!!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Ups and Downs

Sometimes I'm very sad. I get mad and sad and I can't get my way and no one understands. Waahhh!

Other times I'm very happy. I get to play and climb and do all sorts of fun stuff.

Mommy says that it's important to cry if you feel like crying, but it's also important to let it pass and then focus on the good stuff. I like the good stuff. I like being happy.

Wanna know a secret? I like to watch myself cry in the mirror. Shhh... Don't tell.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Unicorn adventure

When I was a tiny baby in Portland, Mommy used to take me to the library. I was a Book Baby there and learned songs and chewed read books and made lots of other baby friends. Here's an oldie but goodie:

Horsey, horesy
Ride with me
Across the land,
Across the sea.

Horsey, horsey
Ride with me
But do not let me Fall!!!!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

A silly song

You are the best
But I want to see
Who changes into the keta-best-a-phone
Wiggely you silly
Shaking in your heart

Thined in your koost
And somebody presses to you
I heart you a fortune cookie
That makes the ice cream the best

You will ‘cause dreams come true
And you are more welcome to join
Fishin’ and proo

You can be an ant, ah, that buys to be inde
Cones… incomplete you
Are the best
When somebody sneezes hold on to your meatball and hold on!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Bedtime talks

Shh.... don't tell Mommy and Daddy I'm blogging right now. I'm supposed to be asleep in bed.

Tonight one of my fingers hurt. I called for someone to help me:

Me (calling out in a whiny voice): My finger stings!

Mommy (in her annoyed voice): What? Your finger is bleeding?

Me: No! My finger STINGS!!

Mommy: Your finger stinks? (she comes into my room.) What's wrong with your finger?

Me: It stings. I tried to pick my nose with my finger, but it stings too much, so I can't. (frown)

Mommy: I can give you magic sparkles to make it better. (she moves her fingers around my hands really quick-like.) There. All better?

Me: I can't see the magic sparkles.

Mommy: That's because it's magic. You can't see magic. That's why it's called magic.

Me: Thanks, Mommy!

Mommy's about to walk out the door, then I remember something else I want to tell her:

Me: Did you know that I can see dreams even before I fall asleep?

Mommy: You can? That's neat! You must have magic too!

Me: Can you see dreams before you fall asleep?

Mommy: Nope.

Me: Well, if you see your dreams before you fall asleep, wake me up and tell me, okay? But if you forget, that's okay too. Good night!

Mommy: Good night, Lamb.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


I wore my cape today! I flew around like a super hero.

Monday, April 28, 2008


My job is to play. I play hard. I always have boo-boos on me. I use a lot of bandages. My favorite kinds these days are the soft, fabric ones. There are no fun pictures like Spongebob on them though. They are pretty comfy, if you can call a boo-boo comfy.

Last night at bedtime, I looked at one of my scrapes.

"Daddy! I have new skin growing! It's shiny and clean." Big smile. I have no idea how skin grows, but my boo-boos must eat a lot of veggies.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Mommy cut my hair! It's fun to turn my head side to side because my hair goes swish swish!

Easter, overdue

Did I ever write about Easter? That's a holiday when the Easter Beagle comes around and takes the colored eggs that the children make, hides them, and then the children go and find them. What a silly game. Wearing a homemade crown gives you extra egg-finding power.

Here's one!

Here's another!

I collected a bunch of eggs. They tasted really yummy.

I also had an Easter party with my preschool friends at a super fun park. We played with big sticks.

We collected more eggs.

We picked flowers.

Lots of fun!

Friday, April 04, 2008

How much is that doggie on the flatbed?

Yesterday, we took my friend Izzy home from school. We passed by these huge doggie heads. When we got home, Mommy ran inside our house and got the camera. Then we walked over to the heads. Mommy took some pictures. I hear these doggies belong to some restaurants called Doggie Diners. I wonder where the rest of the dog bodies are?


Monday, March 31, 2008

I've been cut in half!

Friday, February 29, 2008

My Story: The Squirrel-Cat That Ate Nuts (and never got smaller)

Until one day I’ll tell you a story.

Once upon a time there was a cat that ate nuts and never got smaller but his friend cats got smaller when they ate nuts.

And then one day there was a person and said, “Come here cat, I want to feed you some nuts.” And the cat just ran away.

But that one cat loved, loved to eat nuts. He didn’t know what to what.

Until one day he was taking a plant of plants and his mother was mad. But I telled my mother, “But that’s okay” and she said, “I’m not mad anymore.”

Until one day that cat ate seeds.

And the birds said, “What are you eating our nuts?” The cat just keep eating and didn’t answer the question.

But behind a tomato plant that one tail sticking out long and never had be good.

Until one day that one cat had been outside of the window and I wanted to feed him nuts. And then I opened the window but I didn’t know that window had a rip. So one day I sighed to myself, “Sigh.” And then, the time passed when I wanted to go. So I sighed again. And I couldn’t see my foot was broken and it was the end of the week that I had to feed.

So one day my mother sighed to herself, “I got to feed that one cat that eats nuts. Sigh”
Until one day she found the cat and inside the house.

But then I dropped a few more nuts. He took a big bite and he had two. He said to the bird, “I’m you’re friend but very nice.”

The cat can turned into a squirrel. That one squirrel took one big bite. “Keep eating!”
But by the time he left, there were two peanuts.

And that was the end of that squirrel-cat. He ate so much that he died and never came back.

Until he came alive again.

Friday, February 22, 2008

O Canada!

I took Mommy and Daddy and some of our friends on a vacation to another country called Canada. The town we stayed in is called Whistler. Daddy says the Olympics will be there in 2 years. I asked if we can go back then but he said probably not. Party pooper.

Canada is a lot like America and less like Japan because people speak English in Canada and not Japanese.

In Canada, I also heard a little bit of French. In Canada, they also have quarters, dimes, and pennies, but the pictures are different on the coins. And the paper cash is a lot prettier than the boring green paper we have. In Canada, kids can drive, or at least pretend to.

In Canada, you can pick your nose.

You can eat onigiri rice balls for lunch (okay, so maybe it's a little like Japan too).

And best of all, you can go tubing! It's super fun. First you have to get an inner tube and then stand in line:

If you're small like me, the nice man lifts you up and plops you in the tube. He checks to make sure it's all clear down the track.

Then he pushes you down. Wheee!!!

Get out. Repeat!

We stayed at a cabin, which is like a house, but in the snow. This place was very big. 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. And a hot tub! I went in the hot tub every day. Here is a picture of our cabin. We took the picture from the Gondola lift that takes us up the mountain.

It was especially toasty after playing hard in snow building snowmen.

Next time, you should come to Canada with us!