* Track of the little sparkles *

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

2022-08-26

It was her first time making "Shingen-mochi" by herself. She is just three, and usually, she is a very rowdy kid. But this time, she concentrated on pouring molasses on the mochi and mixed it with Kinako powder. Of course, she spilled a lo…

2022-08-25

My 5y/o daughter made this "computer" by herself. She said that she had made another one at her nursery. After she made this, she pretended to work hard, and when I said to her "Please hug me!", she said "Oh, just a moment, please! I'm bus…

2022-08-24

It has been past just 2 months since we move back to Japan. We completely back to daily life, and adopted the Japanese lifestyle. But, sometimes, we really miss large lawns, big seagulls, and dry & comfortable weather. Also, we miss our fr…

2022-08-23

In the UK, we used to make sandwiches for our packed lunch. But nowadays, in Japan, we prefer to have rice balls for packed lunch. The carrots, cucumbers, and tomatoes are the same in the UK. But we are sad that we can't bring grapes becau…

2022-08-22

We went to "Hakkeijima sea paradise" yesterday. We enjoyed the dolphin jump show, penguin show, touching the starfish event, and so on. We visited here 4 years ago, but at that time, my first daughter was frightened by the splash of the do…

2022-08-21

We went to a park and played in the sandpit for 1 hour. Since it rained a little bit, no one played there. The elder daughter made this "Elsa's castle" by herself. She made its shape with deep wet sands at first and sprinkled the white dry…

2022-08-20

We made this toy with a PET bottle and an unnecessary gauze mask. The bottom of the bottle was cut and taped for safety. We brought it in the bathroom, smeared the soap to the gauze, and blew from the top of the bottle! Then, it made loooo…

2022-08-19

I drew this picture watching a real swallowtail butterfly which my husband caught with my daughter. Because it took a long time, I changed the way to paint the wing on the way After I drew this, my daughters wanted to draw this butterfly. …

2022-08-18

We bought and ate these cuuuuuuuute ice cream at the Hill of Soleil. This ice cream model is alpaca, which was at the farm of this amusement park. Look at the left one. She is already melting... Because that was a very hot day, we enjoyed …

2022-08-17

I caught this white dragonfly! (I set this picture as sensitive, because there may be someone who doesn't want to see) My 5y/o daughter chased it for a long time, (I couldn't believe why she could run so long), but finally, I caught it✌ We…

2022-08-16

At the Hill of Soleil, we could also try to make buns! Even our 3y/o daughter tried that, and made cute faces on the buns We tried that as soon as we arrived, and picked up the baked them at lunchtime. So they became the desert of the lunc…

2022-08-15

We went to "Soleil Hill" park! Since there was just after the typhoon, the giant sunflowers were toppled. But the small ones were fine, so we can enjoy them. And more, there were two big playgrounds, animals, a fair, boats, trampolines, an…

2022-08-14

We went to the "Hamagin Kid's Space Science Museum" yesterday. Our daughters enjoyed the science experiment and the planetarium a lot. Especially, this electrostatic ball grabs their hearts. Before sleep, we read books about typhoons, thun…

2022-08-13

We went to a river yesterday! That was a very shallow stream, but our daughters had great fun At first, our elder daughter said "I don't want to go to the river because I'm afraid of crabs!". But finally, she forgot about the crab and enjo…

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…