Sunday, August 31, 2003


Attention everyone: Yukiko's co-conspirator has finally arrived. Look out world! Minami was born Friday at noon. Mom, baby, sister, dad and Oba-san are doing well. Welcome to the family little one.

Thursday, August 28, 2003

9 days and counting - if baby doesn't come out in the next 24 hours we're coming in to get her. I think Yukiko's going to be in for a surprise. She knows something's happening inside Mommy's belly, but she doesn't yet realize that it will affect her current status as sole ruling monarch of the household. Fun times ahead!!!

Friday, August 22, 2003

Still waiting...

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

It looks like the new baby is following in her big sister's footsteps and staying inside Mommy as long as possible. Good news soon we hope...

Yoshie's mother arrived Thursday and has been a big help. We did whirlwind tours of Tunbridge Wells and London over the weekend and will probably visit Leeds castle today. Oh, and being the twenty-first century mom that she is, she brought wireless cards for our laptops. The Japanese-only installer disk was a bit of a challenge but we can now cruise the net from the comfort of our back garden. Kanpai! (or should that be banzai!)

Wednesday, August 13, 2003


Guess which one is our new home? Go on, guess!