elijah is big in japan. i mean it literally. when we went back to japan over the holidays, we stayed in wakayama, kyoto and tokyo. everywhere we went, people said to us, ‘he’s so big! Soooo big!’.
elijah’s also big in canada. he’s now almost 8 months old and weighs almost 10kg. he’s on the 90th percentile growth curve. i can feel it in my arms — more and more muscle.
it’s been a crazy couple of weeks since we got back from japan. finally i have some time to organize photos from our trip.
here are some photos from a subway ride in kyoto. a bunch of high school girls came up to us saying ‘kawaii, kawaii!’ to elijah. they surrounded us in the subway train and took a lot of photos of elijah with their cell phones.
one of the girls gave him a chiroru choco (a popular bite-size chocolate). her friends teased her saying it’s too soon for a baby to eat chocolate. she was very sweet. she put the chocolate back in her pocket, but then she snuck it under elijah’s leg as we were getting ready to get off the train.
of course, paul and i ate the chocolate. it was the sweetest chocolate.