Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wednesday In Japan...

Today it is February 1st in Tucson, Arizona
Tomorrow is February 2nd, Groundhog Day in America.
Today in Japan it IS Feburary 2nd although Groundhog Day is not celebrated... why not ?
What a great holiday.
No gift giving, flowers, candy, relitives grummbeling over dinner. Just a fun Holiday when a chubby, bucktooth, cuddly bundle of cuteness is pulled out of a very elegant burrow in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to tell us if winter will end early or last a few more weeks.
Now the reason for for this long winded preamble
It is also Japanese sons Birthday !
Happy Birthday to David my very own Sleepytako.
awwwwww, best photo ever.
Walking up the very steep path, 808 steps to Chome-ji Temple in Chimihachimam, Shiga. On the walk down Mia wanted to hold the walking stick so David had to reach back and hold it up for her, so she could "hold" it.
She looks very proud of her self.
Now for some cuteness

helping painting one of the thousands of re-models we lived through.

He loved trucks and wanted to be a truck driver.
This is a Christmas photo you can see Santa footprints

his caption for this photo is... still like Jamesons Whiskey

Yes, many years ago shorts and knee socks where what the stylish child wore to school.
So to a sleepytako, kuma-cha (big bear) father to Mia, a koguma-chan (small bear), husband to wonderful Yuko,
Tanjoubi Omedetou, Happy Birthday !
Let there be cake !
mumzilla. . . parsnip
music. . . Happy Birthday, Shikao Suga
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  2. Since he's already in the next day over there, that means he's a Groundhog's Day birthday boy, huh?

    Happy Birthday to him!

    1. Yes, he was born here in America on February 2nd but there is an 16 hour time difference with Japan. So I like to cover all my bases. Birthday wishes on both days, here and there.
      so confusing....

      If your going to share you day with a holiday this is the one to share.
      Wake up look at a cute Groundhog then go have a Beer and a Brat with lots of mustard. Later on Cake and presents !
      Life is good !

    2. William's birthday is today. He missed being a groundhog by one day!

      Happy birthday, David!

    3. I will have remember that his Birthday is on the 1st.

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    1. awwwwwwwwww. nice !
      Thanks, he is funny, nutty and frustrating sometimes but an all around great person.

  4. One of my cousins shares his birthday with your son!

    1. Yea ! the more the merrier. Let their be cake !

  5. Hopefully your so will have an epic day.

    1. Loach... I think you would like him...
      He works part time in an Irish bar in Japan owned by and Irishman and run by an Australian and has an American bartender.
      Soccer and Rugby games are a toss up.
      He had several flaming drinks for his birthday that would seem like something you might be interested in.

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    1. His Birthday is being celebrated over several days.
      sounds like so much fun.

  7. So cute! happy birthday!
    We don't have ground hog day in England. I know of a movie about it, in which the same thing happens every day. But I don't remember what the day itself is supposed to mean! :)

    1. I love that movie !
      Groundhogs are really cute !
      What it means is if the Groundhog see his shadow then there will be 6 more weeks of winter.
      If he doesn't see the shadow spring will come early.

  8. Thank you all for your birthday wishes. :D