Posted by: katlea611 | November 13, 2008

Middle of Autumn

Experiencing autumn for the second time in Japan has been wonderful for the boys (and me).  We get to have lessons and activities that revolve around the season, something that would be difficult to appreciate back home.  Right now, the trees are turning bright yellow and orange and I’ve been urging Ruther to take us to a place where the foliage would be colorful and beautiful enough for a family photo.  Hopefully this weekend we could accomplish that.

Here are some photos documenting our autumn experience so far:

img_2494editThis was an arts and crafts and recycling activity.  We cut out leaves from magazines instead of using colored paper.  This way Nikki learns to all about recycling and art at the same time.  The picture looks really nice, even if I do say so myself.  🙂

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img_2562editPile of leaves.  The boys just love the crunching sound the leaves make when they walk on them.  I do too.  🙂

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img_2775editAutumn leaf collecting and nature walk.  Nikki had fun doing this activity.  We were able to collect 8 leaves from the nearby area and Nikki labeled them.   He also drew the animals and insects he got to see during our walk.  We hope to do this again next year and maybe in another place.

img_2649editAt Tama City.  This is the first time we got to see this much jack o’ lanterns in one place.  Most of the carvings were really interesting.  Nikki is wearing his noodle hat and noodle apron that I made, inspired by the movie Kung Fu Panda.  He’ll be wearing those again on his birthday because he’s going to have a Kung Fu Panda cake.  Sort of.  🙂

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