Here are a couple of pics from the girls day trip to their grandparents' house, while I was home alone. Junko's sister has four kids, two boys (Tsukasa and Hikaru) and two girls(Azusa and Akane). The girls are almost the same age as Hana and Rika, so they had a lot of fun. Junko brought a game for them to play similar to the famous festival game kingyo-sukui(goldfish catching game). Instead of fish she had a set of hundreds of little superballs and set them afloat in a mini-pool. The kids used little paddles to fish them out. The paddles are made with tissue paper that breaks soon after getting wet, so the challenge is to get as many balls as you can. We bought the balls and setof about fifty paddles pretty cheap. The kids had a great time.