Sunday, March 23, 2008

Getting excited!

We took Bennet to Ichiban (a local Japanese restaurant) yesterday for lunch. Tim had shrimp tempura, I had unagi, and Bennet had yakisoba! He even tried miso soup and liked it! We all had fun celebrating together and the waitresses were of coure loving little Bennet who flirted the whole time! After lunch, we headed to Barnes & Noble to check out their selection of books on Japan! We found a beautiful book about Japan with tons of photographs of the different regions, customs, and, of course, foods! We also got a really neat book about samurai! Bennet even got a book. It was the classic "Stone Soup" set in a Japanese village. I can't wait to read it with him! We might even make our own stone soup next week! We also put in an order for a book of Japanese fairy tales. Next week we are planning a trip to the library to find more books for Bennet. We really want to prepare him for the culture change.

In less fun news, Tim and I started discussing the move budget which means no more trips to Target for me! BOO! We're planning to have a garage sale in the next month since we don't want to take a ton of stuff with us when we move. It should be fun, but garage sales always take so much planning! That's pretty much all for now! I'll post more later!

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