- After flying thousands of miles, we are finally with our family in Japan. It was our niece Izumi's 9 years old birthday today. We made dumplings and green onion pancakes for her birthday dinner which were her favorites. She has two younger siblings (7 and 4). They also have a dog, a cat and a hamster as their pets. It is just wonderful to be around them even at times when the noise went through the roof. But there is no better sound than the laughter of the children!
(Can't figure out how to turn the picture around!)