Last Saturday, we enjoyed a visit from our Japanese family, the Sakas. Now that we live in Hitachi, we don't see them nearly as often as we would like. But when we lived in Mito 4 years ago, we used to have dinner together on a regular basis. Our apartment in Mito was just down the street from their house.
Anyway, last Saturday, the Sakas drove up to Hitachi to have dinner with us. It was just like old times. I made tacos (they love Mexican food), and we had brownie sundaes for dessert. Alex enjoyed seeing his Oba-chan (grandmother) and his Uncle Hiroki again, and meeting his Oji-chan (grandfather) for the first time. And he loved the beautiful Japanese mobile that Oba-chan brought him from Tokyo!
Here, Oto-san is comparing Alex with a baby picture of Rusty, taken when Rusty was about the same age Alex is now. Yes, the baby in the photo is Rusty. (And the adorable little girl is his sister -- you're welcome, Ronda!) People are always trying to decide if Alex resembles me or Rusty more. This picture should settle that debate once and for all. At least as a baby, Alex is almost a mirror image of his papa!