March 3rd is Girls Day or more commonly referred to as Hinamatsuri.  We celebrated Haru’s first Hinamatsuri four years ago, but we never did it again because its really a pain to unpack all of the little dolls and put them on their stands.  My wife has a seven tiered hina set that her mother kept for, and was subsequently handed down to Haru.   It’s a really nice set, but it takes up a tremendous amount of room, even when disassembled and pack away.   So we decided that we would break out the seven tier set one last time before we either sell it or toss it.

Admittedly, I didn’t bother assembling it this year, basically for  two reasons: 1.) each doll needs to be on a specific tier and I don’t know the order.  2.) I’ve done it once and I can’t be bothered to do it again.  Haru of course, loves the dolls and couldn’t wait to have everything together and take a picture with it.  It’s nice that she’s finally at an age where she can appreciate it without wanting to touch it or climb on the stands.

Lastly, Haru will be having an event at her kindergarten next Wednesday.  I’ve taken the day off to to able attend and take videos and pictures.  Its always nice to be able to take a day off  from work and spend it with family, so I am truly looking forward to it.



Influenza Type B

Haru came home with a pretty high fever on Tuesday (38+℃).  My wife to her to the children’s clinic nearby to be tested for influenza, but she tested negative.  We figured it was just a cold, so decided to just wait until the next morning to see if her condition gets better.

Yesterday, I took a day off from work to attend Haru’s winter concert.  I am always amazed at how well these little kids play their instruments.  If I had my eyes closes, I could swear that a high school band is playing instead a bunch of 4 and 5 year old.  Haru was obviously not feeling well but she managed to get through the day anyways.  By the time we got home, her fever was really high so we put her to bed early.


Hopefully she recovers soon.

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