Tuesday, February 24, 2009

An Uncanny Likeness

From the skilled digital paintbrushes of Natalie and Emily. Enjoy.

Settling In

Since my last post a few weeks have passed. During this time we have been enjoying the settling in process as we slowly start to get into new routines and develop at least the beginnings of a more regular schedule. This is not to say, however, that we have had no adventures.

Izumi has quickly made friends with, well, most of the folks at the church already. One of the ladies, Jean, enjoys outdoor activities and invited Izumi and her friend Natalie to go kayaking on the nearby Folsom river. She had a great time paddling about the beautiful Sacramento scenery and disturbing the local water fowl.

We also recently enjoyed visiting a local put-put golf center and engaged in a vigorously competitive test of eye-hand coordination. As you can see from the pictures, Izumi has a natural poise, smooth stroke, and accurate ball strike.

Myself, on the other hand, quickly came to the realization that this game is really quite juvenile and silly. I would post our final score card, but it seems to have gone missing…