* Track of the little sparkles *

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

Entries from 2024-01-01 to 1 year

2024-06-20

My husband and older daughters went on firefly seeing last weekend. It's very hard to see the light of fireflies in this picture, but they said they could see many fireflies flying After that, we read the firefly books together. I want to …

2024-06-19

I like this shop! It's not at my nearest station, but sometimes I have an opportunity to go to this mall. My favorite goods are the rare animal goods, such as Kiwi, Shoebill, Long-tailed Tit, Sea Slug, and so on. I want to buy one, but I w…

2024-06-18

We also planted eggplant this summer. It had 4~5 flowers, but in this heavy rain, 3 of the flowers were fallen🥲 I hope we can harvest at least one fruit. I'm going to cook that eggplant as raw, Japanese pickled vegetables.

2024-06-17

My cooking style... (Non-alcohol beer & shrimp snack) Sometimes, my daughters find the snack and I give them some...😂 But I believe I'm much better at eating snacks secretly than my husband👍

2024-06-16

My second daughter likes puzzles, blocks, and creative activities. This time, she made these ships, airplane, and chair(?) by herself. Sometimes I am amazed by her ability to concentrate, and make this kind of many same things!

2024-06-15

My eldest daughter had an event of potato digging last week. She brought back 7~8 of potatoes that she dug up. They were so muddy, so we washed the potatoes in our garden. I made the "Nikujaga" which is a Japanese traditional dish with pot…

2024-06-14

Since my second daughter has a fever and cough, she has been staying at our house for 2 weeks...! Today, she created a guitar from a box and rubber band with me☺️ That was super easy, but she liked this activity and playing the guitar the …

2024-06-13

That night, my elder daughter read the Frog book... upside down It's very happy for me that she started reading by herself, and likes to read English books, not only fiction but also science books. But these days, she doesn't have enough t…

2024-06-12

We are growing vegetables this summer as in past years. My eldest daughter is in charge of watering them, but sometimes she forgets. There are small tomatoes, cucumbers, okras, and small watermelons. Needless to say, my daughters looking f…

2024-06-11

We celebrated our second daughter's birthday last weekend. Because she had a fever for 1 week, we continued planning the schedule of the birthday party. We bought the cake for each, and she chose the standard strawberry cake Happy birthday…

2024-06-10

She was reading a "rainforest" book and found a sloth, that is one of her favorite animals. We saw real sloths at Kawasui (the aquarium near Kawasaki station), so she recalled that place. I hope we can go there this summer as well, with 5 …

2024-06-09

My mother, the grandmother of my children, has been back to her home this morning. My 4yo daughter wrote this letter for her grandma. It says "Thank you for playing with me. Please practice AGO (Card game) more!", because her grandma could…

2024-06-08

Our baby became two weeks old yesterday. The posture of sleeping recalls her elder sisters' baby age☺️ We think this girl is our last baby, so everything is the last chance to see & feel about the baby.

2024-06-07

I went to a ¥100 shop, DAISO, yesterday. I found the special corner about Tink!!! I bought all of the goods they were selling in that corner. Each product costs not ¥110, but ¥330, however, these are still very cheap & cute🥰

2024-06-05

My second daughter likes to pick up the wildflowers. These are the tough, long-lasting flowers we picked up before. We also picked the white one as well. We enjoy the wildflowers with these small vases🥰

2024-06-04

My 1st & 2nd daughters and my husband went to the "National Museum of Nature and Science" with my mother. The museum held the special exhibition about mammals. They were enjoyed the exhibition, and brought me the thick book souvenir❤️

2024-06-03

My eldest daughter read the English book for her younger sisters She wants our baby to hear her reading as well. Because if her younger daughters graduate from #DWE program, we can go TDL or TDS again, so she is on the roll to educate them…

2024-06-01

This is the special dinner for our new baby & my discharge from hospital With my parents, who came from Hiroshima, we enjoyed this dinner with 7 people. The meals served at the hospital was very good, but the dinner with my family was espe…

2024-05-31

We welcomed a new baby into our family✨ The delivery was my 3rd caesarean section, and all was safe. We are both in good condition, so we came back to our home yesterday. My daughters were so happy to see the baby, and they want to take ca…

2024-05-21

I made this book cover yesterday. I'll be in the maternity hospital from today, so I bring some books to the hospital. There are few pattern samples for "Tankou-bon" sized books, so I searched the patterns from the web and made it! It was …

2024-05-20

Our neighbor, and the English teacher of our daughters at the same time, gave us this souvenir from Chicago! I'd never tried this flavor of popcorn, Caramel & Cheese, and we were all amazed by this appearance & smell. But they were super t…

2024-05-19

Yesterday was my 4yo daughter's nursery's field trip with their parents. My husband made this packed lunch, and I made only the rice ball with Edamame & salted kelp Because I'm the last month pregnant, only my husband went on the trip with…

2024-05-18

I bought these fragrances at ¥100 shop (but they were ¥500). I set them to the toilet and living room. How cute and good flavor! Next, I'll buy a small shelf for the fragrance in the toilet👍 It's fun to arrange and clean up our house✨

2024-05-17

I cooked "Niku-maki" which is vegetables rolled in sliced meats again! This time, the ingredients were bell-peppers and egg-plants. My daughters said, "If the dinner is Niku-maki, we can eat them all, and also yours!!". So, one of the spec…

2024-05-16

It was a rainy day, but my 4yo daughter picked up the dropped flowers and smelled the blooming flowers as usual on the way home. We found the good smell of flowers, the flavor is like Jasmine's, and she likes to smell them every day!

2024-05-15

I went to "Komeda Coffee" shop with my daughters. We shared this wonderful sweets named "Shirono-whirl", which the soft serve ice cream on large croissant. I planned to eat it by myself, but it was better to share 3 of us, bcz it was toooo…

2024-05-14

We have a caterpillar at our house. My husband and younger daughter had given it many kinds of vegetables, like cabbage, lettuce, tomato, and apple peel. From next day, its droppings turn into various colors, yellow, red, and green! My 4yo…

2024-05-13

I tried to make pressed flowers' letter sets with my daughters. 1st pic is mine, 2nd pic is 7yo daughter's, and the last one is 4yo daughter's product! They enjoyed making these, and looking forward to writing & sending the letters to thei…

2024-05-12

I went to the movie theater with my daughters yesterday. For both of my daughters, it was the first time for watching a movie in a theater! For my 4yo daughter, it was a little bit too loud, but they enjoyed their first experience! Needles…

2024-05-11

I cooked "Edamame-Shiokombu" rice, whose ingredients are green soybeans and salted kelps. My daughters liked this rice, so they eat it even if they are angry or crying😂 It is also super easy to cook, so I'll make this plate a standard recip…