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and finally day we had to go back came.It was great trip and we had so much fun. Thank you so much for Gram and antie Laurel and Paige and Nicholas and antie Cara for watching Skylar and everything, Uncle Tom and Ryan for rides and all other people we met. Skylar had so much fun and we can not wait to see all of them again.
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We got home safely but Skylar got ear infection and had to take day off from Daycare next day....

Have a wonderful new year to everyone!! Hope your 2009 will be happy and fun year :D
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by thesnyders | 2008-12-30 16:59
And next day, Holger and us went to Baltimore
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and we went to family xmas party again later that night
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many kids
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It was great party
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by thesnyders | 2008-12-30 16:38
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This blanket was so cute
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So cute...Gram made this for mom.
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Uncle Ryan
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Those chairs were Caras and Shanes when they were babies
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Holger and us went to eat Japanese food then headed to punk rock bar
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Met up with other friends
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by thesnyders | 2008-12-30 16:21
So second day, we woke up just right before noon.
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Antie Laurel
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Too bad Skylar doesnt have more teeth
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Paige and Sky played together a lot
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Uncle Tom
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Nicholas and Paige. They are so cute
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Antie Cara
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Mimi visited us from NYC and stayed at Grams house. Mimi and I went to same highschool in Boston.
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Mimi got Gram beautiful soaps from Europe
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Antie cara and
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Uncle Larry
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and,,,a neighbor happened to be a santa...
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Skylar got many gifts
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and Mimi had to go back to NYC...
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It was such a great to see her. I cant believe we both are not 17 years old anymore....Time flies. Im so glad that I met great friend like Mimi. All those years make it worth because of having friend like her.
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and we went to family xmas party
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Skylars cousins and relatives
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Many babies
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Skylar loves Paige
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Gram got her Santa girl version clothes. so cute
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by thesnyders | 2008-12-30 16:13
we visited gram in Hanover PA. Its first time for Skylar to visit Hanover. Trip was great. We had so much fun and Skylar enjoyed to see gram and all families.
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But transit was pretty bad this time. We missed first airplane on the way to Hanover and had to wait for next one at the airport for 5 hours. By myself, its nothing, but with baby, its pretty long time.
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Skylar finally slept after a couple of hours of struggle.
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We slept only one hour a day before to get to the airport so we were so tired.
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I had a feeling that the way Skylar was crying could be ear infection
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We assumed East Coast was going to be freezing....
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This airport where we had to transfer the plane had playground for kids.
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Skylar loves banana
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We finally got to Baltimore!
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and we finally got to Gram`s in Hanover! It was around midnight..

We were so tired that just passed out on the first day.
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by thesnyders | 2008-12-24 14:51
Skylars 9 month anniversary pix!
すーすーの9ヶ月記念写真はサンタと!
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by thesnyders | 2008-12-23 13:51
We are going to east coast for Xmas so we had open gift thing earlier this year. Skylar got many many gifts!!!
クリスマスは東海岸に行くので、ママとパパからのプレゼントは持っていけません。ので、先に我が家だけのクリスマスやっちゃった笑。
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This is all for Skylar!
すーすー最初のクリスマスなんでパパが大量にプレゼントを買い、、、、プレゼントって一つだけじゃないの??と思う私。。。
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She got a puppet from Japan...which really TALKS and sings songs.
このパペットは喋るんだよ!すごいよ。日本製でかってきたよ。
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Hello Kitty walker from mommy
キテイちゃんのウォーカー。歩きたがるのとキテイ大好きすーちゃんには丁度タイムリーなおもちゃ。私からのだよ。
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Dambo from my friend Yuki chan (thank you!)
ゆきちゃんからすーちゃんにと頂いたダンボちゃん
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Key board that Daddy got her
押したりねじを回したり出来るおもちゃ。
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A game from dad
ルーレットみたいなおもちゃ
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Driving Elmo from daddy
エルモが喋ったりする
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Shoes,,

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And this doll my co-worker Lesley made for Skylar...She had been making this since September... Thank you so much Lesley.
これは私の同僚のレズリーが、9月から時間をかけて作ってくれた靴下から出来た人形。アメリカ文化(か、ヨーロッパ文化)では、赤ちゃんに靴下で作ったお手製の人形をあげるという文化があります。大切にするね、ありがとう。
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I got great gifts from Shane too! Thank u!
私は前からリクエストしてたものをシェーンからもらえたので大喜び。
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And Shane got some winter clothes and hats!
そして私はしぇーんに冬服と最近はまってる帽子を二つあげたよ!
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by thesnyders | 2008-12-23 13:38
So I made this Japanese moms club of 2008 with my friend. I made some great friends of moms first and just wanted to make a club to have reason to gather with everyone. All moms are Japanese but they have husbands from many different countries. Many of their husbands are from Asia and they are talking to babies in multiple languages.
2008年に出産したままさんグループを友達と作っているんだけれど、そのクリスマス会があったよ。このグループは友達にママ友を紹介してもらってその輪がどんどん広がったので、皆で行事ごとで集まれるように、作ったんだ。皆ママは日本人で、旦那さんは日本人もいればアジア系も白人もラテン系も色んな人がいて、ほとんどの夫婦が子供に色んな語学で話しかけてるのが面白い。パパ達も話が出来るので嬉しそう。

We got together for Xmas party this time. Friends took their friends too and Shane and I met many friends and new people and had great time.
毎回、友達が友達を連れてきて、、なんて感じでいつものメンバーにも新しい人達にも会えるのが嬉しい。
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About 7 to 10 couple couldnt make it to the party because their babies got sick (most of them) but we still had many people came
今回は冬のせいか、赤ちゃんが風邪引いちゃってこれなくなった人達が7組位いたけど、それでも結構な人数が集まったよ。
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Everyone is really casual and nice people.
皆、話しやすい面白い人ばかりだよ。

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Its probably soon that Skylar will be able to walk...she wants to walk so bad and tries to stand up anywhere now
すーちゃんは歩きたくてしょうがないみたいなんだ。もうそろそろ歩き始めるかな~?
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Some of babies had older siblings...
2、3歳のお姉ちゃん達

Rising a child in foregin country without having any relatives around can be really really tough. We easily get really lonely and confused because we can not seek advise from anyone sometimes. I hope some people in the club use this club as support group and share good times and not so good times also together. would be nice if we could see our kids growth together as one of communities.
外国で、自分の家族や母親なしで子供を育てるのって、何かしらすごく不安だったり、孤独だったりすると思うんだ。それは海外で子育てをしている人だったら共感できるんじゃないかな。でも子育てってほんとはすっごく楽しいもののはず。仲間が居ればもっともっと母親生活も楽しくなると思うんだ。このクラブの人達は皆外国で、自分の家族と離れて生活している。旦那さんの職業のためだったり、自分の意思でアメリカ人と結婚した人だったり、その理由は色々だ。皆一人っきりだと感じたり、不安になったりした経験がある人ばかりだからか、このクラブの人達は優しい人ばかりだ。皆色んな子育ての仕方があって、情報や悩みを交換しあったり、楽しいことを一緒にしたり、又個人個人で仲良くなったりしている。きっと、まだどこかにたった一人で子育てをして頑張ってるママさんがいるはずだ。そういうママさんが、このクラブを見つけて仲間を増やしてくれれば、言うことなしだ。欲張っちゃえば、今だけじゃなく、お互いの子供の成長を長い目で見守れたら最高なんだけどね。
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by thesnyders | 2008-12-23 13:25
So I got this email from the lady named Mie who is musician. She emailed me and told me that she was going to have concert for babies at her house and she invited Skylar and I. Ok, that sounds really interesting. So we went to her house for the concert today.
ある日、突然、みえさんという人からメールが来た。ベイビーのためのコンサートをうちで開くので是非きて下さいと。おもしろそう~、行きたいな~。しかもうちから10分の所なんて、ラッキー。即答で行かせて下さいとみえさんに伝え、楽しみにしていた。で、コンサートは今日。みえさんちの赤ちゃんコンサートにいってきた。
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I was surprised because there was Naomi san there too!It was great seeing her.
びっくりしたのがなおみさんと偶然コンサートであった。
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These three girls were born a couple of days apart from Skylar..They all born in March 2008.
この女の子達3人は皆2008年の3月にうまれたんだよ。
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He is also mix of japanese and white.So cute.
彼も白人とのハーフ。かわいいね。
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They are playing together. How cute
一緒に遊んでるよ、かわいいね。
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She was interesting in music
すーちゃんは音にすごい興味津々だった。
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by thesnyders | 2008-12-21 14:31
Emi finally delivered healthy baby boy. We call him Su-Bi chan. Sky and I went to see him at hospital on friday.
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Emi is the cutest mom I ever see... She is cute even right after delivering a baby!! Thats not fair isnt it?
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Yukie chan is holding him. Su-Bi chan is such a handsome boy.
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Skylar looked so big
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Today I was sick. I had bladder infestion and stomach problem and I wasnt feeling well all day and I was so tired from working. It was really bad day, but looking at Su-Bi chan made my day :D He is such a joy and love. He has soo much dreams and future in him. I was so happy to welcome him to the world and I was so happy to see Emi being happy.

Emi chan gave me some of pix so additional pix here. Emis husband is pro camera man and these are pix taken by him.
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by thesnyders | 2008-12-21 14:18