* Track of the little sparkles *

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

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2022-09-27

Tempra!!!!!!! That's one of the menus I've always wanted to have while we lived in the UK. It was sooooo crunchy, and of course so yummy Usually, I feel full after eating the Tempra menu at the restaurant, but this time I felt that I want …

2022-09-26

I left unattended the chestnuts which we picked up from the dropped spiky shell. I was caught off guard... The three 5mm worms were biting through the shell, and we found only two... Where is the last one... After that, my husband cut and …

2022-09-25

We went to the aquarium 3 times this summer. I wanted to buy the yearly ticket, but there are several aquariums and we don't know which one is the best, so we visit all of the aquariums which we might like. My daughters became big fans of …

2022-09-24

We found some Japanese chestnuts have fallen. At first, my daughters touched the needle carefully and tried to crack them with their shoes. But they were too light so my husband tried, and the chestnut was cracked Daughters picked up the f…

2022-09-23

After some walks in the forest, we brought back the nuts and leaves and tried to find their name. We have a lot of English nature dictionaries which I bought in the UK, but the dictionary we purchased in Japan suites for finding Japanese n…

2022-09-22

I wanted to eat Karaage at any restaurant for a long time, so I did my favor! Although I shared the 1/3 rice and one Karaage with my daughter, I felt heavy in my stomach in the next morning... But my heart was extremely happy https://t.co/…

2022-09-21

We recalled the trip by drawing animals, bugs, and nuts. 5yo daughter drew a deer (yes, we saw a wild deer!), mountain pear, chestnuts, ladybird, and mantis. I drew a butterfly, frog, chestnut, and a creepy insect we met... It was a nice a…

2022-09-20

We met also the Asian grass frog on the rainy road. We were taking a morning walk by the cottage and found him. The day before this day, we already met some Montane brown frogs, which live in the mountain and have red(brown) skin. My daugh…

2022-09-19

The last day of our short trip was a rainy day because of the typhoon. So, we changed our plan and went to the SOFTPLAAAAAYYYYY!!!! Yes, we have a large soft play in Japan, as well!!! Our children played for 3 hours without rest, and we lo…

2022-09-18

We joined the forest guide walk tour yesterday. We found mountain frogs, mountain pears, mushrooms, and so on. The guide explained a lot of knowledge to us, and we enjoyed it a lot We also thought about the cycle of energy, such as frogs e…

2022-09-17

We were at a cottage near the Kawaguchi lakeside yesterday. We enjoyed hiking, playground, and BBQ☺️ This BBQ equipment uses gas, so it was really easy to put on fire, and tidy up🙌 https://t.co/NscrIFZDkV 17 September 2022 08:33

2022-09-16

We got the copper coin (of the game center), which was almost black, but after we put it into the vinegar, it turned brown! And the vinegar turned blue. This is due to the redox reaction of copper, but my 5yo daughter who loves Elsa said "…

2022-09-15

In our garage, this tiny flower is blooming! I googled this flower's name by image, and found it is a "sensitive flower" (おじぎそう)!!! I'll introduce it to our daughters and encourage them to touch it To be honest, I knew about this flow…

2022-09-14

My husband's mother send us the eels for my birthday❤️ To tell the truth, we had already eaten some eels which we bought at the supermarket on my birthday, but the sent eels were completely different from the supermarket ones Fluffy, tasty…

2022-09-13

I arranged this space with Autumn picture books, such as Halloween, and Autumn forest. And more, we'll go camping next weekend, so I chose camping or sleepover books as well. Furthermore, my 5y/o's teeth are beginning to wobble, so I chose…

2022-09-12

I bought this one for children's activity because I found a daily comic column for that. Originally, it's for pumping up the paraffin oil for the stoves. But it's used for pretending firefighters, elephants, etc. And more, in the bathtub, …

2022-09-11

We had gorgeous cakes for my birthday party yesterday! We love this shop's cake which is not too sweet, has light & fluffy whipped cream, and has big fruits on it I love chestnut cake so much, and it's the season for muscats & chestnut It'…

2022-09-10

It was my birthday this week. My 5yo daughter made this card and gave it to me I found some misspellings on the card, but that was an amazing, cutest, happiest card ever!!!!! How can I tell her about the mistake! Include that, it's the gre…

2022-09-09

RIP https://t.co/dCUuvOTrjN 09 September 2022 04:04 Our 5yo daughter had a sleepover at her nursery at the end of August. They bought the groceries and made the dinner (curry!) & breakfast (sandwiches) by themselves. In the evening, they t…

2022-09-08

The books of cardboards have arrived! Do you think all of these books can be stored on this bookshelf? (Well, I completely don't think so!!!!!) Anyway, we started to unpack the books (and other luggage) one by one. I'm soooooooo excited to…

2022-09-07

I bought the figs last weekend. Because my daughters didn't know figs when they appeared in a picture book. We shared them with the whole family, but my husband noticed that he has an allergy to the fig Fortunately, others don't have an al…

2022-09-06

The new shelf has come!!! This week, the shipping luggage will arrive at our house, so we will get maaaannnnyyyy English picture books (actually, more than a thousand). I am relieved at we were able to prepare the shelf in advance. ...But,…

2022-09-05

We went to the "New-Enoshima Aquarium" yesterday. We saw a lot of fishes, sharks, dolphins, turtles, and so on. I liked these garden eels. I can see them for a long time...☺️ We saw a show in which a diver caught and played with small shar…

2022-09-04

We harvested the biiiiig cucumbers from our small garden. The one which elder daughter has was just the same size as the cucumbers sold in the UK supermarket. And, the other one was bigger than that! Since they grow so rapidly, it's diffic…

2022-09-03

Can you find out who is this!? My 5y/o daughter drew it with great care. I guess it was tiresome to paint the light blue avoiding many colorful dots, but she was keen on it. I feel her drawing style is very different from other Japanese 5y…

2022-09-02

*Sorry for a dirty photo! Whenever we eat "Hokke" (Okhotsk Atka mackerel), we try to bake the bones and eat them. Our daughters love this baked bone, and ask us to bake. It tastes like a salty snack and turned into the dessert of the dinne…

2022-09-01

It was 2 weeks ago when we went to Soleil Hill. We used to see the sheep when we lived in the UK, but after coming back to Japan, that was the first time to see and touched the sheep. Our daughters wanted to feed them, and said "Naughty sh…

2022-08-31

My 5y/o daughter made this Kapra castle by herself. She said "No one can come to this room until I'll say OK!", and stayed in. She was very proud of her work. But as soon as I took this picture, our 3y/o monster destroyed it, and they bega…

2022-08-30

We harvested the eggplant and cucumber. My husband accidentally picked up this small cucumber, but it was good. We ate them by pickled. The cucumbers are not growing well as we expected, but the vine is very effective for making shade for …

2022-08-29

Recently, we started to watch #BriReads and learn about mixing colors. Yesterday, my 5y/o daughter tried to draw a rainbow with only 3 color tubes. She knows that to make orange, she must mix red and yellow. In this way, she finally comple…