My 4th Mother’s Day 2017
★2017/05/23 12:34

I am mother for 4 years!! h_heart05.gif

Being a mother, a responsible one! is though not as easy, I really really enjoyed every day I had with my children!

Seeing them growing each day, the changes, the wonders, the weird
acts, the memories, the love, everything is just amazing of having them in my life~

Seriously, I cherish every moment I have to the max of max face2_lovely.gif
One fine day, some weeks ago, I asked Little-big-boss Uto what did he do in kindergarten today?

Little-big-boss Uto (in whisper): Shhh, it’s a secret!
Me (as I couldn’t hear him): What?
Little-big-boss Uto (repeat in a louder whisper): Shhhhh! It’s a secret!
Me: Ohh! okay okay!

And there I knew, the kids were making pressy for their mommy face2_catface.gif

Happy Mother's Day ❤︎
This is it! He took out from his bag, sit down with me in a park bench and said..
Little-big-boss Uto: ママ、いつもいろいろしてくれて、ありがとう!うんでくれてありがとう!(Mommy, thank you for always taking care of me! Thank you for giving birth to me!)

He probably learned this phrase from his teacher, but still! the situation, with him saying out to me clearly but shyly, it was like the cutest speech ever for me face_self-conscious_smile.gifh_heart04.gif

Hugssssss h_heart02.gif

Mother's Day giftThe present Little-big-boss Uto made h_heart06.gif
Mother's Day words from my Little-big-boss UtoAt night, Little-big-boss Uto gave me a letter with a box of treat he bought together with daddy.
Dear mommy, thank you for always taking care of me! From Yuto

Mother's Day treat!The very delicious dorayaki in the box~face2_delicious.gifh_note.gif
And of course not to forget, though he is still not aware of what’s a Mother’s day is,

Little-big-boss Kta happy modeI am also in the first year of motherhood-ing  Little-big-boss Kta face2_wink.gifh_heart09.gif

Once you are a mother, EVERYDAY IS A MOTHER’S DAYh_heart04.gif

h_heart03_.gif Uto h_heart03_.gif
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f_been.gif 4years 8months 12days
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h_heart03_.gif Kta h_heart03_.gif
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f_been.gif 1years 0months 20days
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23 May 2017 | No Comments » |

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Little-big-boss Kta is ONE
★2017/04/24 12:17

Little-big-boss Kta is ONEmark3_sign03.gif

Omg, time flies too quickly! Day by day just passing by so fast that I can’t help but missing my little bosses everyday, every second, unable to hold back all the precious moments I had with them..face2_crying.gif

I’m like wishing them to grow up healthily (of coz!) but also wishing that they are ‘little’ always face3_kao20.gif

Yeah, I’m just going to miss the ‘little’ them so much! h_heart09.gif

Anyways, I am happy, very happy that both of them are growing well!h_shine.gif

And again, Little-big-boss Kta is ONEmark3_sign03.gif

The journey of him turning one was a flick! o_camera2.gif

He started rolled over completely at 3 months,
started crawling freely at 7 months,
growing his first two teeth at 8 months,
walked his first few steps at 11 months p_futaba.gif

I was not able to prepare a very gorgeous birthday party with beautiful sparkling set up or having friends over for the day..

We had a little party at home with just us face3_kao07.gif as usual h_note.gif


Birthday boy sleeping..

Little-big-boss Kta, the birthday boss decided to have a sleep when we were going to start!

The other bosses were hungry, and it was late..

The birthday dinner without the birthday boy!!So we started the party anyways! face2_happy02.gif

We had meat sauce spaghetti and sausage with egg mayo sandwich face2_delicious.gif
Very simple face3_kao02.gif
We finished the meal..but,

Birthday boy still still sleeping very soundly~The birthday boss was still in his dream..h_sleepy.gif

So we started the second session of the party!

Birthday parcel from grandpa and grandmaOpening the birthday parcel from grandpa and grandma! x_present.gifh_kira01.gif
Birthday boy still sleeping..Still sleeping…

and not long after that,

Happy after meal :)Finally!! All charged, all refreshed!h_shine.gif

The brothers ❤︎Yay!
Now we can have fun! h_notes.gif
At least not celebrating in whisper face2_smile.gif
Time for the birthday boss to eat!

One year old birthday plate - the hungry caterpillarThe birthday plate!an_mushi.giff_z_spoon02.gif


The birthday boy woke up at last! Just woke, not feeling too good perhaps ^^;Not too happy being sat on the chair I guess..face2_coldsweats01.gif

Eating the birthday 'the hungry caterpillar' plate~!Bad mood gone straight away when he gets to eat body2_a_good.gifh_shine.gif

Happy birthday Little-big-boss Kta ❤︎Cake time!! f_c_birthday.gif
My homemade birthday cake face3_kao20.gif
No extra sugar added, non-cream, good for babies cake body2_a_good.gifh_shine.gif
Ingredients: Kids pancake mixed as the cake base, bananas for the sweetness, plain yogurt as cream, strawberries for decoration f_f_banana.gif f_c_cake.gif h_kira01.gif
Very simple face2_wink.gif

They love the cake!They liked it h_heart08.gif


Yummy ~♪Yummy~face2_delicious.gifh_heart04.gif

Present time!Present time x_present.gifh_kira01.gif

Having fun playing with the carpetThe present x_present.gif A big playing carpetmark3_sign03.gifya_t_densya.gif

The playing carpet!Been marking on this carpet since years ago face3_kao20.gif
Color not too bright and beautifully made just perfect for both playing and for a good room interior h_note.gif
Family snapshot time~o_camera2.gifw_5_l_thunder.gif

My one year old big bossWith mommy~h_heart06.gif

My two little big bosses❤︎With mommy and Little-big-boss Uto~h_heart06.gif

My bosses!!With mommy and the BOSSES h_heart04.gif

h_heart03_.gif Uto h_heart03_.gif
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h_heart03_.gif Kta h_heart03_.gif
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24 April 2017 | No Comments » |

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The Hen and Chick lunchbox 鶏親子弁当
★2017/03/23 01:44

On 3rd of March, Little-big-boss Uto was going to a mini zoo with his kindy mates and teachers. So on that day I made him..
The hen and chick lunchbox 鶏親子弁当The hen and chick lunchbox face2_bleah.gif

But Little-big-boss Uto didn’t know what was it when I asked him. He said, “Hina matsuri?” (Girls’ day)

Oh! He thought it was the emperor and the empress doll that was shown by the teachers on this event face2_coldsweats01.gif Well 2 characters on the lunchbox with a heart in between and exactly on the same day.. GOOD TRY indeed!!!! body2_a_good.gif

23 March 2017 | No Comments » |

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Kindergarten Artwork Exhibition 作品展
★2017/03/10 11:39

Kindergarten Artworks Exhibition 幼稚園の作品展Our booklet’ticket to Little-big-boss Uto’s kindergarten Artworks Exhibition o_pb_hairsalon.gifh_shine.gif
(Cover page drawn by Little-big-boss Uto, which means everybody has a different design of their own booklet face2_smile.gif)

The kindergarten artwork exhibition 幼稚園の作品展And here we are, the big event of 3rd semester, the Artwork Exhibition h_kira01.gif an exhibition of artworks that all the students have made since from the 1st semester face_love.gif
The kids’ works was greath_shine.gif
The display that had been put up together with the teachers was even more amazing!! h_kira01.gif
I mean their creativeness and hard work had me in awe, which was seriously over my expectation!face3_kao22.gif

All the artworks basically were made by papers and recycle stuffs (bottles, plastic bags, card boards, Styrofoam trays, straws, etc) o_pb_hairsalon.gif

Every year in Little-big-boss Uto’s kindergarten, they have different theme to display.
This year we had
num_1_one.gif Seasons (Spring, Rainy season, Summer, Autumn, Winter) as theme for displaying all the kids artworks of the year,
num_2_two.gif Shopping street at the hall as theme for displaying artworks which were made together with their respective parents/guardians.
My summary of the exhibition p_hana-ani04.gif

num_1_one.gif Seasons
an_c_hiyoko.gif Artworks made by 1st year (3-4 years old)
Little-big-boss Uto is in 1st year, so we have his works in every of the season for 1st year display h_heart04.gif

Spring by 1st year 春(年少)p_hana-ani01.gif Spring 春
(Little-big-boss Uto’s work a_recycle.gif the caterpillar an_mushi.gif)

Rainy season by 1st year 梅雨(年少)w_3_rain.gif Rainy season 梅雨
(Little-big-boss Uto’s work a_recycle.gif the teruteru bozu w_3_rainy.gif)

Summer by 1st year 夏(年少)w_1_sun.gif Summer 夏
(Little-big-boss Uto’s work a_recycle.gif the fish an_fish.gif)

Autumn by 1st year 秋(年少)p_maple.gif Autumn 秋
(Little-big-boss Uto’s work a_recycle.gif the squirrel p_maple3.gif)

Winter by 1st year 冬(年少)w_4_snow.gif Winter 冬
(Little-big-boss Uto’s work a_recycle.gif the angel x_riisu.gif)

an_c_chick.gif Artworks made by 2nd year (4-5 years old)

Spring by 2nd year 春(年中)p_hana-ani01.gif Spring 春

Rainy season by 2nd year 梅雨(年中)w_3_rain.gif Rainy season 梅雨

Summer by 2nd year 夏(年中)w_1_sun.gif Summer 夏

Autumn by 2nd year 秋(年中)p_maple.gif Autumn 秋

Winter by 2nd year 冬(年中)w_4_snow.gif Winter 冬

an_ashiato.gif Artworks made by 3rd year (5-6 years old)

Spring by 3rd year 春(年長)p_hana-ani01.gif Spring 春

Rainy season by 3rd year 梅雨(年長)w_3_rain.gif Rainy season 梅雨

Summer by 3rd year 夏(年長)w_1_sun.gif Summer 夏

Autumn by 3rd year 秋(年長)p_maple.gif Autumn 秋

Winter by 3rd year 冬(年長)w_4_snow.gif Winter 冬
num_2_two.gif Shopping street 商店街
– Artworks were made by kids together with their parents/guardians.
– Display by teachers (maybe a little part together with the kids face3_kao06.gif)

an_c_hiyoko.gif By 1st year an_c_hiyoko.gif

Laundry shop by 1st year + guardians クリーニング屋さん (年少と保護者)o1_fuku02.gif Laundry shop

Bakery by 1st year with parents/guardians パン屋さん (年少と保護者)f_bread.gif Bakery
Little-big-boss Uto’s class theme face3_kao07.gif.
So, Little-big-boss Uto and I had a little discussion, and settled on making a Pikachu hamburger f_fastfood.gifh_shine.gifface3_kao07.gif

Lunchbox stall by 1st year with parents/guardians お弁当屋さん (年少と保護者)f_riceball.gif Lunchbox stall

The market by 1st year with parents/guardians 魚屋さんと八百屋さん (年少と保護者)さん八百屋さん (年少と保護者)an_fish.gif The market

an_c_chick.gif By 2nd year an_c_chick.gif

Cakes & Cafes ケーキ💛カフェf_f_cherry.gif Cakes & Cafes

Festival stalls by 2nd year with parents/guardians お祭り屋台 (年中と保護者)p_cherryblossom3.gif Festival stalls
an_ashiato.gif By 3rd year an_ashiato.gif

Hats & Caps, Stationery, Toys, Watches by 3rd year with parents/guardians 帽子屋さん、文具屋さん、おもちゃ屋さん、腕時計屋さん (年長と保護者)o1_drama.gif Hats & Caps
o_p_pencil.gif Stationery shop
ya_t_densya.gif Toys shop
o1_watch.gif Watches

Pet shop by 3rd year with parents/guardians ペット屋さん (年長と保護者)an_dog2.gif Pet shop

The big mazeThis exhibition was so dearly satisfying.
There were so much to see and big enough to have us spending 4 hours all together in 2 days of visit face3_kao07.gif
Little-big-boss Uto's class teachersThank you teachers h_heart04.gif

10 March 2017 | No Comments » |

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Baymax with love lunchbox ベイマックスのお弁当
★2017/02/24 00:18

Today’s lunchbox!

Baymax with love lunchbox ベイマックスのお弁当Baymax with love h_heart01_.gif ベイマックス h_heart02.gif

Just watched the movie not long ago and we just love doing the Baymax fist bump face3_kao09.gif like everyday when Little-big-boss Uto is leaving for kindy!h_heart02_.gif
Now you see, now you don't! 完食 Baymax all gone face2_delicious.gif 完食 f_z_spoon02.gif

Today was also a parents-visit day~! It was great to be able to see how the kids  are doing and how the teachers dealing with them face3_kao06.gif

こんなにもお友だちと色々な会話ができて、お当番さんとしてもちゃんとやってくれて、感心しましたface_self-conscious_smile.gif 可愛かった!h_heart09.gif


Little-big-boss Uto p_hana-ani04.gif
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f_been.gif 4歳 5か月 21日

24 February 2017 | No Comments » |

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Snorlax lunchbox カビゴンのお弁当
★2017/02/22 23:33

Lunchbox for Little-big-boss Uto yesterday! f_z_spoon02.gif

Snorlax lunchbox カビゴンのお弁当Pokemon Snorlax! カビゴン

Lunch-time in kindyIt was parents-visit day, so I got a chance to see and to snap a picture of this h_note.gif


Little-big-boss Uto p_hana-ani04.gif
f_been.gif 20170221
f_been.gif 4years 5months 19day
f_been.gif 4歳 5か月 19日

22 February 2017 | No Comments » |

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My Valentine’s Day
★2017/02/15 01:04

I started my Valentine’s Day making lunchbox!!f_riceball.gif

Valentine's Day - Little-big-boss lunchbox バレンタインのお弁当I woke up late and just had time making this lunchbox for Little-big-boss Uto, but nothing for Big-boss..face2_coldsweats01.gif
Well, instead of the Valentine’s lunchbox..

Valentine's Day - Homemade gateau chocolateI made gateau chocolat for him h_heart02.gif
And then,

Valentine's Day - from my Big-boss ❤︎I received this stunning chocolates from my Big-boss! face4_kao-a08.gifh_heart02.gif

While on the other hand,

Valentine's Day - Little-big-boss Valentine's chocolate ❤︎Little-big-boss received a cute homemade rabbit chocolate from a friend. face_self-conscious_smile.gifh_heart09.gif


Happy Valentine’s Day everyone h_heart02.gif

Little-big-boss Uto p_hana-ani04.gif
f_been.gif 20170214
f_been.gif 4years 5months 12days
f_been.gif 4歳 5か月 12日

15 February 2017 | No Comments » |

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The song for Setsubun 節分の歌
★2017/02/10 00:18

Previous post on Setsubun a2_down2.gifa2_down2.gifa2_down2.gif
p_futaba.gif Setsubun 節分 p_futaba.gif

The song for Setsubun h_note.gif

Oni wa soto
(Demons out you go)
Fuku wa uchi
(God of luck in you come)
Parap parap parap parap, mame no oto
(Parap parap parap parap, the sound of the beans)
Oni wa kossori nigete yuku
(The demons running away quietly)


10 February 2017 | No Comments » |

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Setsubun 節分
★2017/02/06 13:55

While most of my friends were celebrating Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year), getting fat eating New year’s feast and snacks with all their might, I was here with my boys were having peaceful days…wondering when can we too getting fat with mom’s cooking, lousang, kuih kapek, etc!!

Anyways, in Japan, we had Setsubun 節分 on the 3rd Feb, literally means a  seasonal division, which also means winter is ending and spring is coming!!
People here usually celebrate this day by performing “mamemaki” 豆まき, throwing beans to cleanse away all the evil spirits (bad luck or so) from the former year, inviting good lucks to the coming year!

Throwing beans at Setsubun 豆まき

It’s like a new start! A festival that was thought of as a sort of New Year’s Eve previously in the Lunar calendar.

Evil out lucks in! 鬼は外、福は内〜
The familiar characters during this festival.
Left: 福の神 Fuku, the God that brings luck
Right: 鬼 Oni, the Devil that brings bad luck.

And so, everywhere was playing their role on throwing beans! f_been.gif

Made a 'Oni'mask at kindergarten 節分、幼稚園で鬼のお面作った〜In the kindergarten, they made an ‘Oni’ mask, and did the ‘beans throwing’!

Making the Setsubun beans box 節分、豆箱作りAt home, we made a beans box from a milk pack..

The Setsubun beans box 節分、鬼の豆箱Tadah~!h_shine.gif
The Oni box!o_dokuro.gif
We put in some paper-made beans..f_been.gif

Throwing beans in front of our house 節分、お家の前で豆まき! And GO~ GO~ AWAY~ evil spirits~!o_dokuro.gif Evil spirits and bad luck far far away you go~!o_dokuro.gif
GOOD GOOD LUCK please cooooome to us~!o_wing.gifh_kira02.gif
(Singing the Setsubun song h_notes.gif while throwing the beans at the house)

The video for this face3_kao07.gif
h_note.gif The song for Setsubun 節分の歌 h_note.gif


Throwing beans Setsubun events at the temple 神社で豆まきイベントThen, we joined a nearby temple for the beans throwing event~

Together with friends joining the Setsubun event at the templeSurprisingly, met some friends there! h_heart02.gif

With Shin ☆All the kids coming here to aim for the snacks throwing event after the beans face3_kao20.gif

Imitating the 'Oni'! 節分、鬼のごっこ!Imitating the Oni o_dokuro.gif

Crowd! For Setsubun festival Ehem, you see, there was no chance at all for a small kid to be able to catch any goodies from this crowd..

The snacks mommy caught from the 'throw and catch' eventLuckily the mommy carrying Little-big-boss Kta is tall enough to get him some face3_kao20.gif
In that night,

Ehou Maki 恵方巻I made Ehou Maki, lucky sushi roll for our Setsubun dinner face2_delicious.gif
For Littie-big-boss Uto kindergarten lunchbox,

Setsubun lunckbox 節分のお弁当、鬼The Oni bento face_shout.gif

Setsubun lunchbox 節分のお弁当、鬼と福The Oni and Fuku bento h_shine.gif

Happy Spring everyone~p_hana-ani01.gifp_hana-ani01.gifp_hana-ani01.gifp_hana-ani01.gifp_hana-ani01.gif
(Though it is still so cold outside..w_4_snowman.gif)

06 February 2017 | No Comments » |

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The birth ☆
★2016/07/19 09:50

I felt my pregnancy with Little-big-boss Kta was fast.

I was so busy with our moving to a new place and all the preparation for Little-big-boss Uto kindergarten admission that I felt like I didn’t have enough time to enjoy my maternity period or feeling the wonders of my moving tummy..face3_kao20.gif

Somehow, Little-big-boss Uto enjoyed mommy’s baby bump h_heart09.gif

Little-big-boss kissing baby in the tummy ♥He would kiss and pat my baby bump every now and then h_heart08.gif

Little-big-boss Uto touching baby bump to sleep ♥Every night before sleep, he would for sure rolled up my shirt, greet my baby bump and touch it to sleep h_heart08.gif

When I ask Little-big-boss Uto, “There would be no more baby bump when baby is out.”
He would then say, “Mommy, get back the baby bump again!, I want 10 babies!” (counting fingers..) face2_coldsweats01.gif

My family~Us three is going to be us four face3_kao07.gif

My 2nd Little-big-boss K-ta ♥Us No.4 added to the world h_heart08.gif
Weight: 3618g
Length: 50cm

My new Little-big-boss K-ta ♪Little-big-boss Kta f_been.gif

Daddy, mommy, baby ♥Another one looking like the first 2 bosses!

Peaceful faceHow joyous it would be again to have a baby all over again face3_kao07.gifh_shine.gif

Baby tiny hand ♥They are just so cute and tiny!!face3_kao22.gif

Baby bubble toes ♥The bubbly toes! Small and big, still bubbly!!face2_lovely.gif h_heart09.gif
(3 years old p_hana-ani03.gif newborn)

Milk-timeThe fondest moment face_shy.gif milk time h_heart02.gif

Another 2 years plus of no alcohol though…face2_catface.gif
The chubby Little-big-boss K-taStill worth it just to get to see this lovely after-milk-face  face2_smile.gif

Baby kick ♥This is my newborn h_heart06.gif Little-big-boss Kta h_heart03_.gif

h_heart03_.gif Kta h_heart03_.gif
f_been.gif 20160424~20160428
f_been.gif 0 day ~ 4 days old
f_been.gif 0日~ 4日歳

19 July 2016 | No Comments » |

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