* Track of the little sparkles *

Daily log of childcare, cooking, gardening, sewing, and so on.

2022-08-12

My 5y/o daughter and I made these fitted panels toys from milk cartons. My daughter (sometimes second daughter) drew the picture, and I cut out the shape with a cutter knife. Afterward, my daughter stick another square panel to a cut out p…

2022-08-11

I cooked this dinner yesterday. I used a lot of our garden's basil for this stir-fried pork with eggplants & bell peppers, and my daughters ate them very well! I wondered if they could eat this plate because when they smelled the basil lea…

2022-08-10

Our second daughter ate rice with her hands... She still often throws the dishes (but almost empty) and spits out her disliked foods. Our elder daughter had hated to be dirty, so she never did such things at the age of three. It's very dif…

2022-08-09

My 5y/o daughter made this ??? with the rubbish. She really loves "make and do", so if she found we cast away something that she thought useful, she stops us Then, now, our house is full of "useful rubbish" for her make and do. And, also h…

2022-08-08

We went to the park yesterday. There were a lot of insects and animals. My second daughter found a giant worm and touched it. She likes to use "giant" for big things, so she repeatedly shouted "A Giant one!!!!!", with a funny face https://…

2022-08-07

We are at their grandparents' house now. They found a lot of cicada shells, and our second daughter pucked them. She is so a fearless girl, so she can pick up quickly If the elder daughter found one, she calls her younger sister. Also do I…

2022-08-06

We also harvested these basils in our garden. But I don't know that many recipes with basils. Pizza margarita, Tomato & mozzarella cheese, and Gapao rice. That's all. I want to try to make Genovese source, but it seems it could take a long…

2022-08-05

My 5yo daughter made this Elsa's castle and gorgeous snowflake with magnet toys. Her grandmother gave it to her younger sister, and at first, she didn't make anything by herself. But now, she enjoys making many things with this toy. She is…

2022-08-04

Yesterday, we harvested the first eggplant! My daughter waters it every day, so she is so proud of her eggplant We ate it in the morning only baked and salted. Even my 3yo daughter who dislikes eggplants ate all of hers. How wonderful the …

2022-08-03

As I introduced, I bought these experiment kits at the 100-yen shop. It was terrific and my 5y/o daughter enjoyed it! We did only one, so we'll try others this summer. My daughter remembers that her favorite Youtuber "Ritchan" did the wate…

2022-08-02

My 5y/o daughter is trying to copy the music notes by herself. She is into the song Let it go, so she wanted to write that song's music note. She finds the small times for writing this note and tries a little by little. Every time, she say…

2022-08-01

It was a super hot day, yesterday. But we went to the zoo in the daytime. We enjoyed the animals and athletics. And more, we watched a bird show which my husband wanted to see for a long time! The show was awesome! The birds flew very clos…

2022-07-31

My elder daughter made this ameba gel with me. This gel changes its color with the temperature. If it gets more dan 30℃, it turned pink. And if it gets cooler than that, it turns purple. My daughter is into such toys as slimes, so she enjo…

2022-07-30

This Thursday, our 3y/o daughter took the second Japanese encephalitis vaccine. She didn't cry! Well done!! Since this vaccine is been in short supply for several years, we had to search and change the hospital which has this vaccine. Afte…

2022-07-29

Next to my 3y/o daughter trying the Origami, I folded the unneeded paper and made these paper boxes. My mother used to make this box with me when I was a child and used these boxes in many ways. e.g. dispose of the peels of the green soybe…

2022-07-28

We found cicada shells also this year. Since my second 3y/o daughter completely forgot about Japanese summer, she reacted as she saw the cicada shell for the first time. The first time, she scared them, but soon she grabbed them and looked…

2022-07-27

My second daughter started to try Origami. She can make only tulip, the easiest one. She prefers to fold the Origami into sticks. She folds even the paper that she drew something. I don't know why, but all her drawings are folded, so arran…

2022-07-26

She loves watermelons a lot. Look at her trace of eating the watermelon! It's already so white, but she is still eating. And she is eating the hardest part, peel! I guess she loves watermelon more than beetles... I heard that she eats wate…

2022-07-25

Our recent small garden! Basils are growing, and the tiny eggplant is fruiting. We can harvest about 3~4 blueberries every day. The watering and harvesting are my elder daughter's morning routine. We planted the broccoli, but their sprouts…

2022-07-24

My elder daughter made a pink slime at the English summer school and brought it back home. Later, the second daughter sneakily played with the slime and made this mess! We have to dispose of the cloth, the second daughter's treasure She ne…

2022-07-23

My elder daughter and I met this small lizard. His color was yellow and blue. Since we read the book about the tail of the lizard, she was very interested in him. We watched him for a while, and suddenly he climbed my daughter's shoe!! She…

2022-07-22

We went to the department store and took scrumptious lunch on the top floor of the building. This restaurant's name is "Tanita dining room", which offers healthy menus. This is the kids' plate, and my daughter ate it rapidly. She especiall…

2022-07-21

We bought a kid's size "futon" for our elder daughter. She liked it so much, and from that day, she sometimes lays out our futon. She did it so tidily than I! Recently, I don't know why, but my elder daughter often desires "real" money. We…

2022-07-20

At the nursery's festival, we got these! The glove puppets and a felt lunch box are hand-made by the parents (including me!). The whale and lollipops are hand-made by 5~6y/o kids including our elder daughter. I bought that my daughter and …

2022-07-19

Their grandparents and uncle & aunt gave them the princess dresses for the birthday gift. After that, they all changed the dresses into the princess' ones, and played together They love their dresses and being princess. And, we love to wat…

2022-07-18

We are at the relative's house. We enjoyed playing, eating, and talking with. Last night, we played the handy fireworks Even 3yo daughter enjoyed that. Since the kids are all girls and close to age, they can play together. And, we are spen…

2022-07-17

Yesterday, we joined the summer festival at the nursery. There were many shops and games. The pic is a lottery. Maybe all of the strings are connected to the carrot shaped snack Kids were enjoying this game and pleased with their luck. How…

2022-07-16

I bought a new printer! That's one of the items which I longed for 2 years. I collected the information on printable worksheets online, so I printed a part of them Yesterday's work was about insects, you can download it from here. https://…

2022-07-15

My 5y/o daughter will join the summer festival shop clerk at the nursery tomorrow. This week, they were making the products which they will sell. She taught me how to make the lollypop from plastic strings, and show it. Well done!! https:/…

2022-07-14

My 5y/o daughter plans to go to summer school for English. During school, she needs indoor shoes. So I bought these and made a shoes bag from 100yen lunch mat. She likes light blue these days, then she became super happy I hope she likes h…