* Track of the little sparkles *

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

2022-12-28

My 6yo daughter wrote the note of thanks to Santa yesterday morning. She prepared the letter papre by herself. I ask why she wrote the letter, and she answered "Because, I love Santa, and I want him again!!!". Oh, what a honest reason! htt…

2022-12-27

My husband made this plate for Christmas lunch! How cuuuuuteee My 6yo daughter couldn't eat the snowman and saved it for last, but 3yo daughter ate it at first, and from its head I really love their personality. https://t.co/2w4xFY4NzN 27 …

2022-12-26

The night story time on 24th Dec, My husband read this Nativity picture book for my daughters. It was a bit long story, so my 3yo daughter soon got bored but 6yo daughter listened from beginning to end. Finally, she mummed "Jesus was born.…

2022-12-25

This year, my 6yo daughter made this long stick at the nursery (but not with her friends, she made it alone). At the top of this stick, she wrote the message for Santa, "Santa, Here I am!". I love this idea And Santa found your house and c…

2022-12-24

The photo was taken a week ago when my younger daughter found the Christmas present from her elder sister! After opening, she ran around and around with T-rex This morning, when I woke up, I found something nearby me, and I put the blanket…

2022-12-23

"Roooooaaaar! I'm a dinosaur!" "Ruuuunnn aWaaaY! Let's H-III-de!!!" ...They are playing with T-Rex endlessly The younger daughter taught her nursery teacher that "Because I got T-Rex from sister, I won't get a present from Santa!". I'm sur…

2022-12-22

It was my first time seeing this type of "bunny apple". My 6yo daughter explained to us how to cut the apple to make the bunny that she ate at the nursery, but it was completely different from the one we knew. Do you familiar with this typ…

2022-12-21

I made this very lazy meal last week. But it was marvelously delicious Just fry minced chicken with soy source, vinegar, and sugar. Microwave the chopped cabbage, and also holed eggs. Mix and mash egg with mayonnaise & vinegar. That's my e…

2022-12-20

My 6yo daughter wrote the Christmas card for me! She began to write in English almost one year ago, and I'm wondering if I should correct her spelling or not. For now, it's 100% her original, and I love her miss spelling as well... Ah, yes…

2022-12-19

My husband made "Inari-zusi"(rice ball covered with fried sweet tofu) by himself. before that, we made & had "Chirashi-zushi"(scattered raw-fish bowl). Inari-zusi's ingredient was the rice & veges of Chirashi-zushi. How clever he was! My 6…

2022-12-18

Finally, my 6yo daughter finished making this dinosaur teddy for her younger sister! (for an early Christmas present!!) I helped a bit, but almost sewing part had done by her This morning, she gave it to her sister, and 3yo sister became s…

2022-12-15

We observed the shooting stars last night, from our house's wood deck. Since Yokohama is very bright at night, usually we can't see so many stars. But, yesterday, the moon didn't appear until 10PM, and the sky was very clear. So we found s…

2022-12-13

She gathered sticks and leaves, and tried to make a fire for baking sweet potatoes! It was at the zoo entrance, but she said she didn't want to return home without the sweet-potato baking party! Then, we watched her preparation, invited he…

2022-12-12

Yesterday, we went to the zoo, "ZOORASIA" again. And found the exhibition for the rabbits was held. Since my 6yo daughter's favorite animal is rabbits, we visited the exhibition. There were no real rabbits, but we learned about the rabbits…

2022-12-11

"A girl in the box" means, a girl who has led a sheltered life or a girl brought up with tender care in Japanese. Yes, she is THE girl in the box, with both meanings (Usually, we use this word for more elder girls) https://t.co/hO8ui4IRH2…

2022-12-10

My 6yo daughter played the "Saru-Kani-Gassen" (Monkey and Crab Battle) a famous Japanese tale last weekend at her nursery. And, she drew this picture after the play! She played the naughty monkey, but she didn't draw the monkey! It was a g…

2022-12-09

Her recent favorite book is this "Baba Yaga the flying witch". She got me to read at first, and began to read by herself silently. Yesterday, she read it to her little sister The witch is very bad, and she inserted her comment for the witc…

2022-12-08

My husband made this dark matter.. with chicken lever, lotus root, and eggplant. He said he never imagine the color will turn black in 1 day (when he just finished cooking, it was not black like this), but I know that he made such black me…

2022-12-07

My 6yo daughter is sawing a dinosaur teddy for her little sister. She thought her sister likes dinosaurs, and give her the teddy as a Christmas gift. I helped her with buying materials together, design arrange from hers (because her initia…

2022-12-06

My 3yo daughter became able to do this "whole roast pig" program. But she doesn't know the "whole roast", which is "maru-yaki" in Japanese, so she calls it "omelet", "tamago-yaki" in Japanese She only knows one word that ends in "~yaki": "…

2022-12-05

Yesterday, we went to the park again. My 3yo daughter picked up many gifts of nature. She categorized them, lined them on the bench, and opened her shop The customer was only me... It was a very sunny bright day, so we had lunch at this pa…

2022-12-04

Pacific saury dinner in autumn 2022. I found that pacific saury is easy to eat for 3yo daughter because she can eat its small bones without notice. But very difficult for 6yo daughter, because she is losing her front teeth, and couldn't sp…

2022-12-03

My daughter & I sent the letter to Sant Claus last weekend. To make sure that the deliverer won't miss the address, I wrote the address How nice the address is! The postcode is HOHOHO!!! But my daughter was wondering what is "Canada"... I …

2022-12-02

We went to Yokohama and saw this new vehicle flying in the sky (but of course, they weren't flying but hanging). We wanted to ride on it, but we would have to wait about 40min and it cost ¥3,000 for all of us. So we walked as usual https:/…

2022-12-01

My husband bought this big fish "Isaki". That was so good! Fluffy, tasty, and juicy. Because I'm not a cooking person, I never try to buy these kinds of whole fish... Thanks to my husband... We also saw its entrails with my daughters while…

2022-11-30

We went to Yamashita park in Yokohama last weekend and found a Yoga lesson executed. Our daughters copied their lessons and did the same exercise aside from them They love Yoga because it's very popular in the UK as well, and they watched …

2022-11-29

We went to Christmas market at Yokohama Red Brick Storage. Because we have small kids, we went in the day time. But I heard the illumination is very beautiful✨ I want to go there at night someday. In reference to the market, it was very sm…

2022-11-28

We visited Ginko tree street yesterday. Yesterday was a very sunny, hot day even though it was the end of autumn. There were a lot of people taking pictures of this avenue. We have been to some mountains for seeing the "leaves changing col…

2022-11-27

My elder daughter wrote to Santa Clause yesterday. She thought the whole message by herself, and sometimes ask me the spelling (but still there are some mistakes, but I hope Santa can read it) She spent the most time drawing the pictures. …

2022-11-26

Here comes Black Friday!! We hadn't familiar with this day decades ago, but these days, it becomes very popular among the Japanese. Here are the GODIVA chocolate packages sold for ¥2,000. I can't find if it's cheap or not BTW, I bought som…