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Saturday, April 26, 2014

"Sockmonkeys, Kei and Miki, are chatting about when their next photos will be taken as "Spring is in the Air"

Sockmonkeys, Kei and Miki, are chatting about when their next photos will be taken as "Spring is in the Air".


The Sock Monkey girls now are wearing their cross necklaces and their Guardian Angel pins.


Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris


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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sock Monkeys in Japan enjoy a Fall day at the Park.




 

Sock Monkeys in Japan enjoy a fun day at the Park. It was in Fall and they wanted to 
see the colored leaves. 


These are Sock Monkey in Japan memories from their outing.


 


for your listening pleasure: "Linus and Lucy" 
 performed by: Vince Guaraldi 






Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sock it to Cancer ~ BCA





Sock it to Cancer ~ BCA  


Sock Monkeys in Japan support Breast Cancer Awareness



Thanks for stopping by

and BeCome Aware,

God Bless & heaps of hugs,


Sock Monkeys in Japan
and their Mama "Chris"  




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Friday, June 29, 2012

Sock Monkeys in Japan present "Vacation Memories"






The Sock Monkeys in Japan went on a trip with their Mama. There was a resort their Mama made plans to visit.

And, some flickr friends have written to martian cat, Sock Monkeys in Japan's Mama, asking... what are they doing?

These friends have asked them to rejoin their Mama's photo stream. Thank you for your interest.



This trip was made in September 2010. There is a mosaic below that describes the individual photos found in this slideshow. All of these photos are on flickr. You can easily follow their links listed below the mosaic.


for your listening pleasure: "Someday"
preformed by : All-4-One



Here is the link to the first Sock Monkey slideshow that was made by fantartsy JJ. Thank you, Joyce, for inspiring me to learn how to create slideshows for flickr.



Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs from the Sock Monkeys in Japan &
Chris (aka the Sock Monkeys in Japan's Mama & martian cat)





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Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Sock Monkeys in Japan visit a resort with their Mama.

The Sock Monkeys in Japan visit a resort with their Mama.



The Sock Monkeys in Japan went on a trip with their Mama. There was a resort their Mama made plans to visit.


The Sock Monkeys in Japan have been asked to rejoin their Mama's photostream.

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1. The Sock Monkey in Japan visit a resort.,
2. Ken and Miki decide to wait together.,
3. Hana, Ko, and Kei are giggling together.,
4. Ken comforts Hana.,
5. Kei sees a telephone.,
6. Miki looks for her Mama.,
7. Ko is waiting.,
8. The Sock Monkeys in Japan enjoy the scenery.,
9. The Sock Monkeys in Japan begin to smile.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas from the Monkeys!

Merry Christmas from the Monkeys!


Season Smiles for Christmas! Even the Monkeying around

Sock Monkeys are into the Holiday Season!


Dear Vivian,

Thank you for these adorable Christmas sock monkey presents.

Love you and
heaps of hugs, Chris

Vivian is vivsirena




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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

HAPPY DUCKIE FRIDAY!

HAPPY DUCKIE FRIDAY!




The Rubber Duckies invited Sock Monkey Miki for a "Happy Duckie Friday" Celebration!

If you listen carefully, there is a whole lot of giggling and quacking going on...

Thanks for stopping by
and keep smiling...
Have a great weekend!
hugs, Chris




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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Joys of Christmas from Sock Monkeys in Japan ~ slide show with music







"The hope of the world is learned from the joy of God above."

~ Laura Hooker

The Sock Monkeys in Japan thank you for
stopping by and watching their slide show.

hugs from Ken, Hana, Ko, Miki, Kei, Riki, and Emi
Plus... hugs from Miss Smiles, too!

And, they thank their Mama, martian cat, for helping
put their slide show together.

Please turn up your speakers and enjoy listening to one of my all time favorites!
for your listening pleasure: "It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas"
performed by: Bing Crosby





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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Sock Monkey Halloween Celebration (slideshow with music)





A Halloween Celebration slide show staring the Sock Monkeys in Japan (Ken, Hana, Ko, Miki, Kei, Riki, and Emi) with Miss Holiday Bear and Miss Smiles.

The story...
The Sock Monkeys in Japan heard that there was a Halloween Party. Sock Monkey Kei received a phone call from Miss Holiday. All of the Sock Monkeys in Japan went to the party.

Thank you for stopping by. I will put up some of the photos from this slide show onto flickr. These Sock Monkeys are always giggling and smiling. They bring happiness where ever they go.

If you would like to see other photos and adventures, please check out my set called Sock Monkey In Japan's Adventures.

Halloween is celebrated during October. And, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. If you look you will see that the three older girls from The Sock Monkeys in Japan are wearing their Breast Cancer Awareness Pins. They remind you to please sign-up for your Mammogram.

Please Be-Come Aware.

Thank you for stopping by... Come back from time to time...
There will be more stories that will appear from time to time.
God Bless and hugs, Chris

For you listening pleasure: "Peach Cobbler"



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Thursday, September 9, 2010

"Sock Monkeys are little friends who make you feel good."






"Sock Monkeys are little friends who make you feel good."
~ a friend

This collection shows my sock monkey's beginning in my world.

for your listening pleasure:
"The Power Of Love"
by Huey Lewis & The News



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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sock Monkeys Country Style

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sock Monkeys Disco Style

Friday, July 3, 2009

"Happy 4th of July!"

Happy 4th of July!


Ken and Hana (from Sock Monkeys in Japan) wish you all a wonderful & safe Holiday!


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Friday, January 2, 2009

Sock Monkey Riki would like to introduce his twin sister Emi.

Sock Monkey Riki would like to introduce his twin sister Emi. (by martian cat)



The Sock Monkeys in Japan were invited to a small New Year's Party by their Mama. They have never been to a New Year's Party. If you listen, you can hear relaxing music playing and lots of giggles.

Sock Monkey Riki would like to introduce his twin sister Emi.


He is so happy they can to join the Sock Monkeys in Japan. He and his sister feel so much love since they have been around the others. And, they are happy that they have a Mama.


Riki explains that:

His little sister has a name in Japanese that is:
~ Emi (actually pronounced in English as Amy) (恵美) means beautifully blessed.

He is a little boy with a name in Japanese that is:
~ Riki (actually pronounced in English as Ricky) (力 ) means strength or power.




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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sock Monkeys in Japan wish everyone a Merry Christmas

Sock Monkeys in Japan wish everyone a Merry Christmas (by martian cat)



These little guys dance... !



Make your own here and have fun!



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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Merry Christmas 2008 ~ Sock Monkeys in Japan

Merry Christmas 2008 ~ Sock Monkeys in Japan (by martian cat)


The Sock Monkeys in Japan and their Mama (martian cat) wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.




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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Sock Monkeys in Japan's Letter from Santa

Sock Monkeys in Japan's Letter from Santa (by martian cat)


The Sock Monkeys in Japan wrote a letter to Santa. And, this was his reply.




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Friday, November 28, 2008

Sock Monkeys in Japan visit a Garden.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween from Sock Monkeys in Japan!

Happy Halloween from Sock Monkeys in Japan! (by martian cat)



At English Class, there was a surprise Halloween Party!
This is the first Halloween Celebration for the Sock Monkeys in Japan.




They were so happy and giggling because they could dress up and wear masks.
And, all Halloween Parties have treats for everyone!


Sock Monkey are (left to right):
back: Kei (is a cat) and Ko (is a pirate)
front: Ken (is a ladybug), Hana (is a princess), and Miki (is a bee)



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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Sock Monkeys in Japan Official Badges

Sock Monkeys in Japan Official Badges (by martian cat)

These are the official badges for the Sock Monkeys in Japan. They need I.D. cards.

In Japan, all foreigners need to carry I.D. cards. And their Mama decided it was a good idea that they have their own cards, too.

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!! ~ THEY ARE OFFICIAL!!



1. Sock Monkey Hana's Official Badge,
2. Sock Monkey Ken's Official Badge,
3. Sock Monkey Ko's Official Badge,
4. Sock Monkey Miki's Official Badge,
5. Sock Monkey Kei's Official Badge



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Friday, July 11, 2008

Sock Monkeys in Japan needed ID cards!

These are the official badges for the Sock Monkeys in Japan. They need I.D. cards. These monkeys have so many adventures planned for the future.

In Japan, all foreigners need to carry I.D. cards. And their Mama decided it was a good idea that they have their own cards, too. These monkeys needed to feel comfy, too.


Sock Monkey Hana's Official Badge

Sock Monkey Hana's Official Badge (by martian cat)

Sock Monkey Ken's Official Badge

Sock Monkey Ken's Official Badge (by martian cat)

Sock Monkey Ko's Official Badge

Sock Monkey Ko's Official Badge (by martian cat)

Sock Monkey Miki's Official Badge

Sock Monkey Miki's Official Badge (by martian cat)

Sock Monkey Kei's Official Badge


Sock Monkey Kei's Official Badge (by martian cat)


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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Sock Monkeys play at a garden near their home.

Friday, July 4, 2008

The Sock Monkey's Mama has decided everyone should play at a garden near their home.

Kei thinks that all sock monkeys should like looking at the lovely hydrangea blossoms!

Kei thinks that all sock monkeys should like looking at the lovely hydrangea blossoms! (by martian cat)

The hydrangea have started to bloom. Kei is so excited to see these lovely tiny flowers. Kei notices that there are tiny flower buds and lovely blue blossoms.

She checks to see if there is any fragrance. Kei likes to look at all of the big green leaves on the hydrangea, too!


Ken is a boy sock monkey who likes to look at the pretty flower blossoms, too!

Ken is a boy sock monkey who likes to look at the pretty flower blossoms, too! (by martian cat)

Ken has found some lovely pink azalea that are blooming. He is so curious. He thinks he is looking at some flower pollen.

Ken thinks he should begin to look at more flowers and look at his Mama's flower books.


Ko looks up at a tree and decides he wants to play sock monkey games!

Ko looks up at a tree and decides he wants to play sock monkey games! (by martian cat)

Ko wants to play monkey games. There is a small pine tree and he immediately begins to climb the tree!

He begins to climb higher and higher. Soon, he notices his feet are not touching the ground! Ko is so excited.


Ko is having so much fun climbing the tree branches!

Ko is having so much fun climbing the tree branches! (by martian cat)

Ko wants to climb out on a small branch. Soon, he notices his feet are not touching the ground! His Mama explains to him he needs to be careful. His Mama is worried he might fall and hurt himself.

However, Ko thinks that it is fun climbing on the tree's branches.


Now, Ko realizes he must be careful!

Now, Ko realizes he must be careful! (by martian cat)

Ko is wondering what the green pointy things are. He asks his Mama. She explains that they are the needles of the pine tree. Pine trees have needles instead of leaves.

Ko is so interested he wants to learn more about pine trees. And, his smile shows he has had lots of fun climbing this tree.


Miki finds a smaller flowering hydrangea blossom. It is similar to the one Kei found!

Miki finds a smaller flowering hydrangea blossom. It is similar to the one Kei found! (by martian cat)

The hydrangea have started to bloom and Miki is so excited because she finds a different color of hydrangea blossom. This one has bigger blossoms, but is so similar to the one Kei found!

Miki notices that there are no little hydrangea flower buds. But, she notices that this flower appears to have more than one color. She is so fascinated with the pale blue color.


Hana is surprised at the size of this flower blossom!

Hana is surprised at the size of this flower blossom! (by martian cat)

Hana is so surprised at the size of this flower blossom. Her Mama explains that she has some of these flowers on the balcony of the apartment we live in.

Hana notices that there is lots of pollen in this flower blossom.


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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Sock Monkeys in Japan celebrate their 4th of July with friends!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Sock Monkeys in Japan invite their friends to their 4th of July Beach Party!

Sock Monkeys in Japan invite their friends to their 4th of July Beach Party! (by martian cat)

Today is the day the sock monkeys planned to celebrate the 4th of July with a beach party. The sock monkeys have invited their friends to join them at the beach. They have been so busy with making their plans.

They have asked their Mama to join them and also to drive the car to the beach.

They have invited their American 4th of July bear to join them. The American bear comes dressed and ready to enjoy the 4th of July beach party.

The sock monkeys are so happy that they have a sunny day. Sunny weather is so important because going to the beach in the rain is not as much fun.

There are many, many activities and games planned. They are wondering where Puppy and Kitten are. They should have already arrived at their party!

Back row: Miki
Front row (left to right): Ko, Kei, Hana, and Ken


Japanese sunken baths are best shared on the beach with friends!

Japanese sunken baths are best shared on the beach with friends! (by martian cat)

Finally, Puppy and Kitten arrive at the beach!

Puppy has the time to enjoy a relaxing sunken Japanese jacuzzi bath on the beach while chatting with Kitten.

Puppy keeps saying he is enjoying this relaxing time.

Kitten and Puppy both enjoy listening to the waves as they come into the beach!


Puppy kisses are the best even on the beach!

Puppy kisses are the best even on the beach! (by martian cat)

Puppy is so happy that Kitten has joined him at the beach. And, of course, Puppy keeps giving Kitten lots and lots of kisses!

They are sharing secrets together and telling each other stories.


Beach Volleyball Games with the Rubber Duckies

Beach Volleyball Games with the Rubber Duckies (by martian cat)

The sock monkeys invited their friends, the Rubber Duckies, to their beach party.

Even the Rubber Duckies are into having fun at the 4th of July Beach Party!

Every successful beach party should have a fun game of Beach Volleyball! And, yes... Rubber Duckies enjoy playing the game together!



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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Sock monkeys begin to study English.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Sock Monkeys begin learning how to speak English.

Today, the sock monkeys study English.

Today, the sock monkeys study English. (by martian cat)

Today, their Mama had to teach English. Their Mama thought that it would be a good chance to begin their English classes, too!

Their Mama keeps forgetting that sock monkeys naturally speak sock monkey. As you can see, they are eager to learn English.

However, someday... they must begin learning Japanese, too! These monkeys live in Japan.

From left to right: Miki, Kei, Ko, Hana, and Ken


Kei learns how to say "I love you."

Kei learns how to say "I love you." (by martian cat)

Kei has been wondering what her Mama has been saying. As you can see, Kei is so eager to learn English.

Now, Kei is memorizing and repeating that phrase.


Ko learns how to say "Hello."

Ko learns how to say "Hello." (by martian cat)

Ko has been wondering what his Mama has been saying. As you can see, Koi is so eager to learn how to greet everyone in English.

He is memorizing and repeating the word "Hello". It is not easy to say this word.


Miki learns how to say "Thank you."

Miki learns how to say "Thank you." (by martian cat)

Miki has been wondering why her Mama has been saying this phrase. As you can see, Miki is so eager to learn how to speak politely in English.

Even simple English phrases are not easy for sock monkeys to speak.



Sock monkeys know studying English is hard. They found time to enjoy monkey games!

Sock monkeys know studying English is hard. They found time to enjoy monkey games! (by martian cat)

All five sock monkeys have been so attentive. They are so eager to learn.

However, their Mama needed to open a window. Just as she walks away from them, they begin to play.

Sock monkeys are always busy thinking of monkey games!

Today has been such a busy day!


Today, Ko has learned three English phrases.

Today, Ko has learned three English phrases. (by martian cat)

Ko is so happy to learn how to speak English.

At the end of the class, he repeats these three new phrases:
"Hello"
"Thank you."
"I love you."

Now, Ko understands some English words. These are phrases his Mama has been saying to all of the sock monkeys.


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Monday, June 9, 2008

Sock Monkeys Day at the Park.

Sock Monkeys Day at the Park.

Check out their blog... Sock Monkeys in Japan


There are many, many adventures planned for these monkeys.

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3. Here is Ken. He is wondering how to drive the car.,
4. A group sock monkey portrait,
5. Ko notices the azaleas are blooming.,
6. Enjoying the sunshine...,
7. A discussion,
8. Miki and Ko,
9. Getting ready to return home



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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Our day out...

Here is Ken. He is wondering how to drive the car.

Here is Ken. He is wondering how to drive the car.

In Japan, it is very important to have the first day's outing to a park.

Ken has decided that today will be the sock monkeys first visit. However, Ken has just realized that he is not tall enough to drive the car. So, he has decided to ask me to drive them there.


A group sock monkey portrait

A group sock monkey portrait

Hooray, we made it. And, they are very happy to see the sunshine. These smiles on their faces do describe their happiness!

back row (left to right): Ko and Ken
front row (left to right): Hana, Kei, and Miki


Ko notices the azaleas are blooming.

Ko notices the azaleas are blooming.

Ko just noticed that the azaleas are blooming. Immediately, he jumped up onto the back of the park bench for a closer look. As you can see, he likes looking at the pretty pink azalea blossoms.

Enjoying the sunshine...

Enjoying the sunshine...

It is hard to keep the sock monkeys' attention for another portrait in the sunshine.

Hana notices that there was a bird flying and decides to stand up. Kei jumps up to sit on the arm of the bench. Ken jumps up and holds onto the back of the bench and looks around. Ko is still looking at the azalea blossoms. And, Miki decides that sitting on the top edge of the bench gives her a better view, too!


A discussion


A discussion

Ken, Kei, and Hana keep chatting and laughing. They have never had so much fun! Ken is listening.

They keep saying that they are so happy that they could come to such a nice park on a sunny day!


Miki and Ko

Miki and Ko

Miki notices that there are many, many flowers in the park. Ko is so fascinated and would like to smell flower blossoms.

But, time is passing by too quickly.


Getting ready to return home

Getting ready to return home

As you can see, while their Mama is packing up things from their outing, they are playing in the front seat of the car.

Monkeys like to have fun. They cannot sit for too long.

Ko and Miki are playing with the steering wheel. Kei was checking all of meters in the car. Hana and Ken are sitting on the dashboard.

They are all ready to leave. It seems like their first day outing in the park was a fun and a happy success!



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Monday, June 2, 2008

You are twice as attractive with a smile on your face!

You are twice as attractive with a smile on your face!

"You're twice as attractive with a smile on your face!"
~ A. P. Bailey



When I look at the smiles on these little girl sock monkeys, I always smile!
Plus, Kei, Hana, and Miki agree that all smiles are attractive!




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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Come and meet Kei, Miki, and Ko. These sock monkeys have come to live with Ken and Hana.

Come and meet Kei, Miki, and Ko. They have come to live with Ken and Hana.


Check out their blog... Sock Monkeys in Japan


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1. My name is Kei.,
2. My name is Miki.,
3. Hi, my name is Ko.,
4. Here are Kei, Miki, and Ko.,
5. Already they are busy studying!,
6. Here are Ko and Ken.,
7. Here are Kei, Miki, and Hana.,
8. More sock monkey fun time!,
9. Do sock monkeys like to eat cherries?


The sock monkey adventures in Yokohama, Japan have only begun!


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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sock Monkeys in Japan

Everyone is asking, "How did my sock monkeys arrive in Yokohama, Japan?" "When did they arrive?" "Don't they need certain documents to become a permanent resident?" "They are originally from a foreign country, right?" "How can you adopt one?" "Is it hard to adopt a sock monkey?"

Well, for more than one year, I've been searching for sock monkeys. Yes, I live in Yokohama, Japan. I thought that it would be fun to have sock monkeys have adventures.

Living in Japan, there are so many things available. But, to find sock monkeys took some time.

I found them quite unexpectedly. Of course, they are found in many different places. But, where?

My suggestion... keep looking!

Sock monkeys are hiding!

Sock monkeys are playing!

Sock monkeys are "monkeying around"!

Now, Sock monkeys have arrived in Yokohama, Japan.

Sock monkeys are ready for their new adventures.

First there were two monkeys. Then, Ken and Hana, my original two monkeys, found out that there were more that were ready for adoption.

Ken and Hana took me to the airport. They surprised me and found three more. The new monkey's names are Ko, Miki, and Kei.

Their adventures are only just beginning!

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Come and meet Kei, Miki, and Ko. They have come to live with Ken and Hana.

My name is Kei.

My name is Kei.

Hi everyone... My name is Kei (actually pronounced in English as Kay) and has a Japanese (佳 ) meaning of beautiful.

I have to thank my Mama for her wonderful handmade designed clothes. My shirt is made from a traditional Japanese fabric. My Mama had to fix my ears and pierced my ears so that I could enjoy wearing pearl earings. I also have ribbon rosebuds on my shirt which my Mama handmade.



My name is Miki.

My name is Miki.

My name is Miki. My name has a lovely Japanese (美貴) meaning of beautifully precious. My Mama recently adopted me, my sister, and my brother. We are joining Ken and Hana.

My clothes are handmade by my Mama. Mama fixed my ears and pierced them. I have a headband and purse that are decorated with crystal beads. My skirt is a traditional Japanese linen fabric. I have a lovely pearl necklace.



Hi, my name is Ko.

Hi, my name is Ko.

Hi Everyone... My name is Ko and in Japanese [it is written like (航)] it means to travel on sea. I just came to live with Ken and Hana.

My Mama fixed my ears, gave me my smile, and made my clothes. I like the sea and that is why my handmade hat is a sailor's cap.



Here are Kei, Miki, and Ko.

Here are Kei, Miki, and Ko.

These three sock monkeys are now adopted. They were part of a surprise planned by Ken and Hana.

They are going to help our Mama say her prayers. They will enjoy studying with Ken and Hana. Also, there will be lots of monkey fun, too!



Already they are busy studying!

Already they are busy studying!

As you can see, they are already reading their prayer book. Ken and Hana have joined them.


Here are Ko and Ken.

Here are Ko and Ken.

Ken was lonely and wanted a little boy monkey friend to live with him.


Here are Kei, Miki, and Hana.

Here are Kei, Miki, and Hana.

Hana wanted to have a little sock monkey friend to live with her, too.

However, when her Mama went to adopt one little girl, she found two little girls!



More sock monkey fun time!

More sock monkey fun time!

Here are Kei and Ko. Ko just couldn't pass up a time to tumble! Afterall, monkeys have to have fun!


Do sock monkeys like to eat cherries?

Do sock monkeys like to eat cherries?

Maybe they do or maybe the don't?
They are only beginning to enjoy different experiences!
They did like looking at the red cherries!

Ken is in the back. In the front row from the left: Ko, Kei, Miki, and Hana


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