Ailin is turning into quite the big sister. Yes, she has her moments...I mean, she is only human. One can only take so much pestering, snack-stealing, and lap-stealing. But, she is doing well and takes her job of big sister quite seriously.
On a nice day in Ginza of Tokyo, when they close the streets off for pedestrians, the kids were running around scaring pigeons. It was a great day!
At home, on the infamous striped chair which doubles as Papa's parking place for his coat and bag, the kids seem to enjoy playing on the chair and posing for photos on it.
A clock that I ordered from an Etsy store called TammnoonyKids. TammnoonyKids is run by a Swedish woman who lives in Israel. She specializes in making art pieces for children's rooms, including clocks and door signs. The clock in my kids' room broke one day so I thought it would be a nice opportunity to get a more personalized clock. Notice that "Max" is sitting between them! Ailin was really pleased to have this clock especially at a time when she is striving to learn how to tell time.
The first day of a new school year. Luka has moved up to Otter Class; Ailin has moved up to the Seal Class. This is not exactly the kind of first-day-of-school pose that I wanted, but it's funny.
In both of these photos, I can see the resemblance between the two. They look very different, yet certain features of their faces are quite similar.