Friday, April 15, 2011

Off Day!

Yay for Japan Baseball! They have tons of off days, unlike the states, especially in minor league baseball. Micah has at least one every week and sometimes two. Some are used as travel days but some we are actually home and get to spend it together. Thursday Micah had an off day so we took the train to a mall that had an indoor kids pay area. It's two stories of fun for kids. Addyson has a blast. It's very easy to get to, so when Micah is on the road and Addyson and I are here alone, we will be frequenting it I'm sure. Poor thing keeps asking all the Japanese children, "What's your name?" They just look at her like she's crazy because they have no idea what she's saying. She thinks they are just ignoring her. She then says, "Ok" and moves on. HA!
We played for a while, then came home for a nap. For dinner we tried a Japanese steakhouse that is not too far from our apartment. One of Micah's Japanese teammates said it was his favorite. A chef cooks in front of you like a Japanese steakhouse in the states, but you don't get near as much food, which is a good thing! We always leave Shogun's feeling so full. Addyson was so good and kept telling the chef "I love you." Not sure why. I guess she REALLY enjoyed his fried rice. It was hilarious. He said it made his night!
We weren't sure the menu was in English or if anyone could speak English there, so our interpeter, Hide, came over and read us the menu online. He had other plans so he couldn't go with us that night. He called the Steakhouse and ordered for us over the phone before we got there. HA! So different. When we got there our chef spoke a little English. He asked us where we were from and when we told him Texas I thought he was going to die. His response, "REAL LIVE COWBOYS?! I've never met real live cowboys." Oh goodness. All we could do was laugh. :)


  1. Hey Guys,

    I'm a Cubs blogger on

    Just wanted to wish you guys all the best in Japan. We're wishing the best for Micah. Hopefully he can come back to Chicago and make an impact.

  2. Oh my gosh! I just died laughing thinking of you as a real live cowboy!! :) And poor Addy trying to be so nice and not getting a response!! Thats so cute!! I'm glad yall are enjoying your time here! Can't wait to see yall soon!!

  3. Hi!! I love your post. Addy is probably so confused, that the kids are not answering her. I am sure you girls will be at the mall whenever there's a chance. It looks and sounds like your making the best of Japan. I can't wait to hear if Addy starts to pick up on the language. She's so smart, she will probably pick it up. Miss you all and love you. Margaret and Ryne