For the past few weeks, Koji has been
pestering asking me to go to this place the kids call Kani Koen or "crab park". On Friday night, he actually drew a map to show me where it was and that "it's not too far". This is his favorite place to go and play and he reallyreallyreallyreally wanted me to go and play,too. So, I told him that on Sunday, if the weather was good, we would go.
Here is the map that he drew: (Koji said I should write the directions to make sure that everyone understood!!!)
That's Issei, on the scooter and his friend Takeru...wondering what the heck Koji is up to!!
We passed some really purdy flowers on the corner just down from our house...before the steps...it is on a downhill road, so maybe that's where the "jump" was!!!
Toward the end of the trail....we had to walk in this....I'm hoping that is clean water coming out of those pipes!!!
And here we are......not exactly a park, per se...but a fun place to play, anyway!!! It's actually a small canal that runs between houses and down about 4 feet or so. We both took our shoes off and waded in the water....and then...
...he took off down the bend with a "C'mon Mommy!!!! Let's go!!!"
The water is about yay deep and really mossy...kind of gross, but that's okay...it was fun!!
Oh...just in case anyone is wondering...Koji has a birthmark on his right foot that pretty much covers his ankle and the top of his foot...we call it his "special foot that God gave him". A dermatologist, after warning me about skin cancer and some other stuff (you'll have to ask my mom what all he said because after I heard the word "cancer", I pretty much blocked out everything else the man said!!) anyway...he said that when Koji was 12 or 14 years old, we could think about having it lasered off...but...the birthmark has become a part of who Koji is...I don't think we'll be doing anything. Besides...it's on his foot...if it were on his face, then we'd probably be thinking about it, but, no...we'll leave it as it is!!!
Koji pointed out this plant that is growing up the wall....he called it the "love leaves".....look carefully....can you see the heart?? Koji thought I should take a picture to put on my computer " because it's really pretty".
Everything was going yummingly...until...Koji got his a bit too close to the fire and his just suddenly "blew up"!!! I said that it looked like the baby on the movie "The Incredibles"...Issei actually choked on a marshmallow on that one!!! Which made Koji start doing his "JackJack" impersonations!!! The K-Man just stood by...shaking his head...and roasting more marshmallows!!
And now....for the bling!!! (Did you think I had forgotten?!?!)
My friend Kailani over at her blog An Island Life, has posted a super giveaway of some incredibly awesome jewelry from Twisted Silver - the imaginative trailblazer of the “convertible jewelry” movement. So click on Kailani's link and from there you can get the directions for this giveaway!! The jewelry is so interesting...and I am such a bracelet person that I found 2 or 3 that I would love to have!!! The deadline is May 13th...so get over there now!!!
While you are at Kailani's....go and check out some of the stuff she has for sell at her Etsy site...I'm making of list of baby presents I need in the future so I can go shopping too!! Very cute stuff!!!