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.