Now that J walks, we spend A LOT of time at the park. It's a nice safe area where he can just go, go, go. However he always seems to gravitate towards the concrete paths and steps - are they easier to walk on? I really don't know what the attraction is with all that great grass available. Today was a national holiday in Japan (there are a lot of them actually - at least one a month except for June and August), so I was the lucky one able to take J to the park/zoo this weekend - in three days I think we went to the park about five or six times. The little zoo near us is also a popular destination with lots of little kid rides, animals of course and play equipment. I will be writing more about J's playground adventures in his 13-month update this week.