Today was Zoe’s 発表会 at daycare, or, for want of a better translation, a mini concert and recital. They did some mini-skits, they did some singing. It was all tremendously cute and I filmed the whole thing. Genbo was forced to tag along, and today just happened to be a rare day with plenty of snow around here, something he’s been waiting all winter for. So, he stayed out in the daycare yard and played for a couple hours with his old friends, totally impervious to the cold. At least until it was time to go home, at which point he decided he was freezing and had to be carried down to the car because his feet couldn’t stand to be in snow-clogged shoes for one more moment.
The daycare is part of a huge shrine, of which this is one of the main gates.
And…Here come Maki and Zoe, radiant after her singing and acting glory. Maki is carrying the tripod because I was forced to carry a barefoot Genbo. We came home, put some new clothes on Genbo, watched the video I had just taken, and then went out for ramen.