* Track of the little sparkles *

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

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2023-01-31

My elder daughter liked this big playground park and challenged almost all the equipment. But, at first, she was scared into this net hole, because it seemed too deep. But after playing for a long time, she tried to go into the hole and en…

2023-01-30

I visited the pancake shop with my family. My daughters also ate it. We love the taste of this shop's pancake!! My second daughter ate all of the whip cream at first, as usual. And tried to get another whip-cream from her daddy (It has don…

2023-01-29

We went to a huge playground which takes about half and one hour from our house. It was so cold day, but my daughters enjoyed the playground so much that they took off their jackets. At last, we visited this big bridge, which had been froz…

2023-01-28

I found that drink "pork bone soup" from a ramen chain in the vending machine at the station. I was not the mood of buy it, but I can imagine the situation people want to try it, is after heavy drank! (it's natural to use "drink" at the en…

2023-01-27

I joined a party on business. There was such a nice prosciutto and I saw it at the first time!! It was very tasty, I had almost two plates We call this "prosciutto pulpwood" in Japanese, but it's not the common name in English according to…

2023-01-26

We bought new sofa instead of Yogibo! The rears of the sofa are movable, and easy to clime on. So my daughters were so happy to play with this sofa☺️ Since my husband super likes this sofa as well, he don't want them to play hard with it. …

2023-01-25

We had MacDonald's Happy set last weekend because I want the toys of Thomas's friends. Very fortunately, my daughters applied their favorite ones(!!) Nia for the elder daughter and Percy for the younger one. After we got back home, they de…

2023-01-24

This is my younger daughter's imaginary lion! Actually, this was a bark dropped on the ground. She took care of it with feeding, tucking, and singing the lullaby (to just a bark!!). How imaginative! In front of her, there was a big playgro…

2023-01-23

We went to the #DWE event, the English Carnival. At first, my daughters enjoyed so much, the talk, dance & songs. But, in the middle of the story, my elder daughter felt very sad, and she began to cry (so did I). The story was not "good" w…

2023-01-22

My younger daughter harvested the broccoli yesterday. Last time, her elder sister didn't let her pick up them so much, but this time, she did it freely!! It doesn't need special equipment like scissors so, it's a very good chore for her Af…

2023-01-21

I found this firmly insistent barber sign in Shizuoka prefecture The building of this barber is relatively small, but its sign is such tall and noticeable! I googled it and found its name is "有平棒" in Japanese, and "signpole" in English.…

2023-01-20

Last weekend, I went shopping with my elder daughter. We bought her winter clothes, my clothes, and her pencil case. At last, we have nice lunch in the food court. Sooooooo yummy Since my husband has an allergy to shrimp & crab, we eat the…

2023-01-19

My younger daughter's cast-off skin... She is so laud, energetic, active, and cute Yesterday, she was singing while her elder sister was practicing piano. She sang so loudly, that I couldn't hear the sound of the piano She won the piano...…

2023-01-18

We harvested our garden's broccoli which already flowered My husband and daughters picked up them, and while I was out with my elder daughters, he boiled them. It was very nice, but,,,, two big boiled s were found on the plate Pleeeeeeeeee…

2023-01-17

A few days ago, I cooked this "Zenzai" with rice cake which we displayed during the New Year holidays. We call that rice cake "Kagami-mochi", and there was a small tangerine on top of the cake. I was looking forward to eating it. It was so…

2023-01-16

Her aunt gave her this snack-making toy. She was super looking forward to playing it and did it almost herself She gave one of these snacks to her little sister. While she and I went shopping, her little sister also made one with daddy. An…

2023-01-15

Yesterday, I had 2h of free time during waiting for my elder daughter's trial lesson. So, at first, I went to the 100-yen shop which is my power spot, and after that, I entered the old-style cafe. The cheese lemon butter cake was very deli…

2023-01-14

Broccoli of our garden! I didn't know when is the best season for broccoli, and we seed them in summer. Their leaves were all eaten by bugs during the summer and autumn seasons, but in winter, they began to grow and buds formed! Now, we ca…

2023-01-13

Since I've never had pets like dogs or cats, I felt scared of the small dog of my husband's family. She was born 6 months earlier than my elder daughter, so I've known her for six years. On the last visit to their home, she finally jumped …

2023-01-12

We got these books from my husband's family home. My daughters wanted to read these books immediately, and the elder one started to read one of them when she rode the car to our home (but only for waiting time). These books are new to me t…

2023-01-11

My daughter drew this picture for her grandfather. Of course, this is Mt. Fuji I think she was very observant. We visited to the "nice viewpoint" of Mt Fuji, at that time. She loves her grandfather and cried that she didn't want to back ho…

2023-01-10

We found a lovely Tree house near Higashi-Shizuoka station. We didn't intend to play there but played with it for a while. Especially our daughters liked this small wooden swing. There were also many trees, dropped acorns, and a huge lawn.…

2023-01-09

My daughter and her grandpa (and I) played the "Diamond game" yesterday. It was the first time she played a "Board game" with adults, and grandpa and I forgot the rule of this game. It was a very close game, and my 6yo daughter enjoyed it …

2023-01-08

We are staying at my family-in-law's home since yesterday. We came by car, and usually, we have lunch in a Service Area. It was "Ebina" SA's Komeraku. I love this SA because of these raw-fish bowls At first, we eat them as rice bowls, and …

2023-01-07

It's a tote bag which I bought at a bookstore in London. I found this bag is thick and heavy, but very good as a library bag! Our house is very near to the library, and my elder daughter began to read the books by herself, we'll go there m…

2023-01-06

We found this kind of acorn(?) at the shrine. Since my little daughter is crazy about acorns, she wanted to pick up them all. Of course, we brought a paper bag for collecting leaves, acorns, and stones. So she gathered acorns with intense …

2023-01-05

We went to the nearest Shrine. It was the first time for them to go and pray at the Shrine because my husband is a Christian. They rang the bell, bowed, clapped, and prayed. We also get the oracle for this year. My elder daughter loves it …

2023-01-04

Here is our new year crafts. Kadomatsu was made of toilet paper cores, and Shimenawa was made of newspaper and packing papers of Amazon!! Not only our elder daughter, but also younger 3yo daughter made the loop by herself Happy new year to…

2023-01-03

We went to a park yesterday and played traditional Japanese "New Year Games". Hanging up the kite and playing badminton with a wooden battledore (Hagoita). It was a very warm clear day, so my daughters didn't wear their jackets. What a pea…

2023-01-02

Yesterday's lunch! was, Chirashi-zushi. Last year, we were in the UK, so we couldn't eat the fresh raw fish with reasonable price. Also, no mochi, no Osechi, and no Zenzai, because they were sold out. This year, we are very happy to have t…