on saturday i dressed the kids in their patriotic stuff, although it was the fifth. oops. anyway, we went to mr. donut for a snack, the one in shingu. next door is a play land, a 100 yen place (100 yen for 15 minutes, though, so 400 yen an hour for playing. but, it includes things like karaoke, billiards, bowling...) children three and under are free, though, so i would only have to pay for myself (wish i had known that before! now only a few months left before hiro turns four...) there is also a baby room and since yoshi had to work all day, i took them there. i think they had a great time, and they all fell asleep in the car on the way home.