2017/06/22

お友達と遊びました♪ Playdate


今日は昨日と比べたら気温が低く(30度くらい),風もあって比較的過ごしやすかったです。
It was a lot cooler than yesterday, like 86. And it was windy, so it was pretty nice.


朝9時過ぎにスーパーに買い物へ行き(アイスクリームを買い忘れてショック!),帰って来てから40分ほどウィリアムのバランスバイクについて行ってきました。
William and I went grocery shopping in the morning (and I forgot to buy some ice cream!!). And then we went balance biking for like 40 minutes. 

休憩中 Having a break.

途中で一ブロックとなりの道に住んでいる教会の友達のウィル君に会い,ウィル君も自転車に乗っていたので競争みたいな感じになって,どんどん行ってしまうので,必死に走ってついて行きました。💦💦💦
We saw our church friend Will, who is 4 years older and lives on the next street from us while biking, and he also was riding his bike. Then William and Will decided to compete with each other who could ride faster (Of course Will was faster with his real bike), and I had to literally run chasing them.


帰って来て一休みしてからお昼ごはんを食べて,今度は近くに住む仲良しのハーフのお友達のお家に遊びに行きました。1時過ぎに行って4時半ころまでず~っと子供たちは外で遊んでました。石の発掘したり,滑り台やブランコで遊んだり,鳥の巣もどきを作ったり。
After we came home from bike riding, we had a little break, and had lunch, and in the afternoon we wen to our close friend's house for a playdate. We went there around 1 pm and didn't come back until after 4:30. Kids mostly played outside and had a great time together, digging dirt to collect rocks, playing with a play set, making bird nests, etc. 


最後にアイスクリームをもらって食べました。🍦
And we all had some ice cream cone at the end. :)

みんないい笑顔(⌒∇⌒) Nice smiles.

昨日の夜2時まで頑張って仕事やって終わりにさせたので,今日ウィリアムとお友達の家に遊びにこれて良かったです。来週末まで次の仕事はこないはずだからちょっとゆっくりできそうです。
I'm glad we could go to our friend's house today and had a good time together. I stayed up until 2 am last night to finish a translation project, so we could go play with our friend, and it was worth the effort. The next job shouldn't come until the end of next week, so I have about a week of freedom.


それから今晩ハチドリ(ハミングバード)用の餌台(?)を台所の窓の外に吊るしました。餌って言っても砂糖水なんだけどね。ハチドリの大好物です。砂糖水飲みに来てくれるかなぁ。
And, we hung a hummingbird feeder right outside of the dining room. I hope hamming birds will come. 🐤



2017/06/20

マドレーヌ Madeleine


昨日今日ととても暑い日でした。最高気温36度。昨日の夜雨が降ったので少し蒸し暑くて,今朝9時半前にウィリアムとバランスバイク乗りに出かけて1時間ほど外にいたら汗がタラタラ💦💦もうすでに暑いのに,明日が暦の上での夏入り😨😨😨でもアリゾナの友達は今日47度と言っていたので,36度くらいで文句は言えません。
It was so hot today and yesterday. It got up to 96 degrees. It rained last night, so it was a little humid today. As I went out with William for a balance bike riding this morning, it was already hot around 9:30 and by the time we were out for an hour, I was all sweating. It's hot enough already, but tomorrow is actually the beginning of summer! Ugh!! One of my friends who live in Arizona said it was 116 degrees today, so I guess I can't complain with only 96.



今晩久しぶりにマドレーヌを焼きました。たしかブライアンが去年のクリスマスにくれたフランスのベーキング本のレシピから作ったけれど,理想のマドレーヌの味と食感💖ちょっと見た目まだらで微妙だけれど味はおいしい♪これからはこのレシピで決まり。
I made some Madeleine tonight. I used a recipe from the French baking book Brian gave me for Christmas present last year I think. They turned out great. They've got great taste and texture I had been searching for. They don't look so good in the picture, but tasted great. I'll always use this recipe from now on.

レースカー Race Car




最近仕事がたくさん来て忙しく,ウィリアムの面倒を見ながらだとほとんどできないので,自分を救うためにレースカーのサーキット(とは呼べないものだけど)を作りました。
I've been busy with translation work lately, but I can't really work on it while watching William during the day. So, I decided to make a short circuit for race cars out of cardboard to save myself. lol 

これでしばらく遊んでくれたけれど結局一緒に遊んだり見てあげなくちゃならなくて,作ってよかったのか悪かったのか(笑)でも喜んでくれてよかったです。今晩の家庭の夕べの活動もこれで遊びました。
William love it and played with it for a while, but he sometimes wanted me to play with him, and some other times he wanted me to watch him play, so I don't know if it was a great idea to make it. Nonetheless, I'm glad he enjoyed playing with it. We even played with it for Family Home Evening activity tonight.

2017/06/18

父の日 Father's Day


今日は父の日でした。
It was Father's Day today.


育ててくれたお父さんに感謝。こちらでお世話になっている義理のお父さんにも感謝(先日から椎間板損傷でほとんど寝たきり生活が続いていますが。。。)それからウィリアムの良き父親でいてくれるブライアンにも感謝。
I'm grateful for my father who raised me, and my father-in-law who has been really nice to me (he has had problems with his disks and has been lying down on the reclining chair most of the time for the last several days), and of course I'm grateful for Brian who is a wonderful father to William.


実家の父には前もってオンラインで飲茶などの詰め合わせを送りました。遠くに住んでいるのでそれくらいしかできないけれど,感謝の思いが遠くからでも伝わったといいです。
For my father, I ordered some Chinese food online and had them shipped to him. That's like the only thing I can do from here, but hope he knows how much I appreciate him.



義理の父には3人(ブライアン,ウィリアム,わたし)から,本(皆既日食用のサングラス付き)とチョコレートパン(手作り)をプレゼント。ブライアンには,ウィリアムとわたしからTシャツと短パン,キーライムパイ(手作り)をプレゼント。義理の弟たちにはクッキーをプレゼント。
For my father-in-law, we gave him a book with a sunglasses to see total solar eclipse, and homemade chocolate bread. For Brian, William and I gave him a card (William drew pictures and wrote some message), t-shirt and a pair of shorts, and homemade key lime pie. For brothers-in-law, I gave them peanut butter cookies.

もうこれだけしかないけどキーライムパイ。。。
Key lime pie...almost gone. lol



今日は日曜日ということもあり,いつものようにブライアンの家族みんなで集まって夕食。子供たちはいとこ同士で昨日に続きはしゃいで遊んでました。ウィリアムは帰る時間になっても帰りたくなくて泣き叫んで困りました💦楽しかったんだろうなあ。
Since it was Sunday, we got together with Brian's family and had family dinner. Kids (cousins) were happily playing together. William didn't go home when we had to leave, and was screaming and crying. He must have had a great time. 




さて帰ろうと思いきや,車の下にうずらの家族が!!写真にはみんな写ってないけど15羽かえったばかりの雛がいたんです。やっとこさ車の下から動いてくれて(というか策を講じて無理やり動かした,笑)無事に帰ることができました。雛超小さくてかわいかった~💖
As we went out to get into our car, we found a quail family was all under our car! You can't see in this picture, but there are 15 babies and they are all so tiny and cute! After a while, they finally headed towards their nest (well, more like we made them go away, ha ha). Whew.


黒い点みたいな雛見えるかな?
Can you see the baby (a tiny dot)?




2017/06/17

いとこ Cousins


ユタからブライアンの弟家族が訪問しています。だから今日みんなでお昼ごろから集まりました。
Brian's brother's family is in town from Utah, so we got together in Caldwell around lunch time.




本当は皆で集まって家族歴史活動を行う予定だったけれど,ブライアンのお父さんの椎間板損傷もあったし,子供たちは久しぶりにオバノン家側のいとこ同士で集まって水風船で遊んだりして,家族歴史は何もせず終了(笑)
We were originally planning on doing temple work for the ancestors, but with Steve's (father-in-law) health problem (intervertebral disk injury), we decided to talk about our ancestors (share stories, etc). But kids were all excited to get together as cousins and just played outside, and adults just hung out chatting, so we ended up doing no family history work. Oh well.


まあみんなで集まって楽しい時間を過ごせたからいいかな。
But it was good that we had a great time together. :)

2017/06/16

抜糸 Got Staples Out!


今日は先日ウィリアムが頭を切ったところを留めてあったホチキスの芯を抜いてもらいに,また救急治療室へ行ってきました。
It's been 8 days since William cut his head, and we went back to ER at St. Luke's Meridian to get his three staples removed.


ちょっと痛かったみたいで,この顔。3針だけでよかったね~ウィリアム(笑)
It hurt a little bit and look at his face. lol He is lucky that he only got three staples to close the cut.



そして今日もバランスバイク乗り。近くでやっていたヤードセールによって,ドレッシングを作る容器を1ドルで買っちゃいました。(^^)で,その後それ持ったまま近所を30分ほどバランスバイクに乗るウィリアムを後ろから追いかけてました。💦💦
And in the afternoon, William went on a balance bike ride again. There was a yard sale on the next street, so we stopped by and I bought a dressing maker for a dollar. Then I had to chase William for like half an hour holding the bottle.




今日は金曜日で,金曜日と言えばほぼいつも夕飯はピザ。🍕今日はいつものサラミピザとマルゲリータピザを作りました。マルゲリータピザの生地がなかなか薄く固めに焼けなくて,またリベンジが必要です。味は前回よりもいい感じでした。
And again, we had pizza for dinner. It seems like every Friday we have pizza lately. This time I made one salami pizza and one Margherita pizza. I can't make margherita pizza dough thin and hard enough. Need to try again. It tasted better than last time though.

2017/06/15

プラネタリウム Planetarium



今日はまた別の公園で初めて会ったお友達と遊ぶ約束がありました。今日も一緒に遊んでいる写真はないですが,公園の写真を一枚。
Today we went to another park to play with a new friend. I don't have a picture of them playing together again, so here is a picture of William and the park.


夏休みの間,多くの公園で子供たちのために無料のランチが配られます。今日は今年初めての無料ランチをもらいましたが,ウィリアムはいつももらってもほとんど食べないので家から別に持っていきました。思ったとおりウィリアムはスナック以外まったく食べない(-_-;)ちなみに今日の無料のランチメニューは,ターキーサンドイッチ,セロリ,スイカ,ゴールドフィッシュ(スナック),チョコレート牛乳でした。
During the summer break, many parks in the valley give away free lunches to kids. Today William received a free lunch for the first time for the year, but as I expected, he didn't eat anything but the snacks and chocolate milk (the menu was turkey sandwich, celery sticks, watermelon, goldfish, and chocolate milk).



公園からその足で図書館(Victory Library)のプラネタリウムのイベントに参加しました。即席ドームの中に入って星座についていろいろ学びました。ほんとのプラネタリウムと比べたらそれはちゃちぃけど,特に子供たちにとっては新鮮でわくわくする経験になったと思います。
After the park, we went over to the Victory library (community library) for a planetarium event. We got to sit inside an inflatable dome and saw and learn about the constellations. It was of course not as good as the real planetarium, but cool and exciting enough especially for the kids (and for the adults as well). It was a wonderful experience.