* Track of the little sparkles *

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

Entries from 2024-05-01 to 1 month

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…

2024-05-10

I bought these plates at the ¥100 shop. They cost ¥550 for 5. I saw similar plates at the AfternoonTea shop as "Minoyaki", which costs ¥3500 for 4. I'll regard these plates as "Generic Minoyaki"😁

2024-05-09

We enjoyed a rose garden! My younger daughter was excited with many butterflies and ladybirds, watching & chasing them. These days, her nursery teachers tell us that she is addicted to bugs, so we try to make opportunities to see & learn a…

2024-05-08

At the LA FOLLE JOURNEE concert on GW, my daughters also tried the child harp. They enjoyed it very much. I had wanted a small harp for a long time, so I checked the price of this harp for children. It was ¥50,000... Hmmm...

2024-05-07

At the last day of our Golden Week Holidays, we went to the park again. My elder daughter dug the sandpit and made a deep hole. I never thought that the 2nd grade girl likes such kind of play, because I hadn't do in my childhood. She seeme…

2024-05-06

This year is our 10th wedding anniversary. So, we went to the buffet dinner at a hotel yesterday. We had a lot of food at the dinner😋 My younger daughter found the piano live at a lounge. It was very special atmosphere in the hotel😌

2024-05-05

We went to the music event held in Tokyo, "LA FOLLE JOURNEE". We enjoyed the classical orchestra concert and Norway music. My daughters tried some wind instruments, and they found it fun!! My elder daughter wants trumpet, and my younger on…

2024-05-04

We went to the mall, and found a LEGO event! My daughters made the flowers from LEGO blocks along with the instructions. We had never seen the flowers from blocks, but they were so beautiful🌸 My daughters want the parts for flowers strongly…

2024-05-03

I bought a loaf of baguette and served as a "self ingredients" sandwich to my family. My elder daughter was so glad that she said "Wow! It is very similar to the Hotel Buffet!!!🤭". How cheap & simple buffet!!! OK, I'll do this menu once a w…

2024-05-02

We went to the park with my friend's family, and my daughters played with... MUD!!!! My friend's kid was a boy, but he didn't play with mud so much, I think it was because he was a sophisticated city boy... Anyway, at last, they played and…

2024-05-01

We went to an art exhibition. It was the first time for our daughters to go to such kinds of events, but since the main theme of the art was cute animals such as rabbits, dolphins, polar bears, and Bambies, my daughters had great fun with …