They're getting bigger and bigger! Meg is the tallest in her year level and Amy the biggest in her class. They are both strong and healthy and Amy is a really fast runner. I'm sure Meg could be too if she could be bothered but you know how it is, it's too hot or too windy or there's friends to talk too...
In this picture they're pointing to their new shoes. Shoes with 'bane' little plastic spikes. Amy is *thrilled* and convinced she is now even faster!
And that's an update on the girls. Now back to our regular programming. :)
<p>It's not even the Commonwealth games but around here it's just as important. It's the annual Azusagawa Summer games day (not to be confused with the Autumn sports day or winter games day). After the fiasco over 'professional' (read experienced) players on certain teams dominating the competition (not hard when most teams are made up of farmers and retirees but still...)
So this year they borrowed equipment from the Nagano senior Citizens clubs association - yes, we have one of those- and chose a new sport.
I think this was the sport they played on board ships from England to Australia to kil time. I really didn't consider it sport at all till I tried it. It's haarder than it looks! Practice was last Monday and THE MATCH is this Sunday. The Okubo team has not one but two coaches and they're taking it all very seriously. The shuffleboard team is essentially the same team as last year's famous-for-an-epic-choke one bound volleyball team so we have our pride on the line here.
It's not the Olympics but we'll be doing our best anyway!</p>
The ducks get fed at 5:00 am each morning. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday that's my job. 5:00 is a time of morning that I am not particularly familiar with. Even when the girls were little K did the morning shift as he was so happy to have time with them before work.
I can't say I'm a convert to the 'let's watch the sunrise' brigade but I will admit it is very beautiful in a still and serene way in the early morning mountain mists.