Friday, August 18, 2017


his favorite game of the moment
my pregnancy pillow his little pillow

he loves to chew on the corners........
he can't sleep with it *smile*

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

pokemon? pineapple qq mochi ball

nothings beats pokemon now
it's all about pokemon

books, cards, plush toys....

signed him up for this pokemon themed baking class

and yes 
as expected
he kept asking why they weren't in the shape of pokemon....


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

we have the same taste

finally mami is not alone when it comes to food!

this little one loves mami's food 
~ beetroot
~ bell pepper
~ corn
~ quinoa
~ cous cous

finally, mami is not alone eating "unearthly food" <- how somotu sees my favorite kinds of food

here, we are trying strawberry quinoa pops!

not only are they yummy,
they are also funny!

they hop around when i scooped them up with my matching spoon!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

throwback/post vacation syndrome ~ what were we doing couple of weeks ago today: not so snail-slow snail ride

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@ hello garden of suzuka circuit amusement park

"sudden" turns and "drops"
how exciting for the blank-faced bbb!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

"my turn!"

bbb's first time in the pool!

all excited getting ready!

a bit puzzled now...
where are we mama???
why the bath tub looks sooooooooooo biggg!?

he wasn't as scared as i thought he would be
no crying
he was just holding onto me quite tightly at the beginning

but after his first "drink" of pool water
he was totally relaxed and instructed me to help me follow big brother around the pool

Saturday, August 5, 2017

pop up barber shop

just for my dad.....
and my first time cutting dad's hair...

wasn't as difficult as i thought
(actually i think i did quite a good job!)

although i love doing this for dad,
i hope i don't have to do this again 
as i pray dad will be able to go out by himself and get his hair trimmed soon!

speedy recovery dad!

splash splash splash

one energizer bunny

1 + multiple energizer bunnies

Thursday, August 3, 2017

we are all in the dark

after dinner tonight
little bb said he has a new game for the four of us

he said we needed to turn off all the lights in the house
and just used the lights of the key chains i got him awhile ago
(*a little accident while i unlocked the key chains with a pair of scissors)

then he wrote on a piece of paper... the scoring system
it took us awhile to actually understand the scoring system (*lol*)

30,000 points if one can find something in blue in the dark
40,000 points if orange
50,000 points if green

he then told us to go to our bedroom to look for these things for scores
in a split second,
he changed his mind,
he said we couldn't go to our bedroom, 
we should go to the changing room...

in another split second,
he changed his mind again,
we needed to go to the living room...

after a few rounds of searching
he asked us to keep shooting at a photo on the wall
because the photo has black......

throughout this whole "game"
we were simply following his instructions... *lol*
including little brother who was giggling all the way through *laugh*

and of course
we didn't keep track of the scores
and he forgot about the scoring in the end *lol*

*on and the little accident
while i was trying to unlock the chains 
i cut my thumb with the scissors
a deep cut
bleeding and .... with big drops along the hall way

seeing the blood and the pain on my face
little bb was almost in tears
and wanted to stop the game
but i insisted to continue
sweet little bb rushed to get a bandage and put it carefully over the cut...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

throwback/post vacation syndrome ~ what were we doing couple of weeks ago today: finally! my bowl of sudachi soba

last year, went to kyoto with bestie and was trying to have this...
luck didn't struck us as the homemade soba was sold out that day...

this year,
finally!  my bowl of sudachi soba!
yum yum yum!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

his biggest lego project ever

the making of the millennium falcon

although i am a big star wars fan
i wouldn't have gotten this for him
simply because there is very little space left in our home!

Friday, July 28, 2017

hidden surprise

parked our cars and headed over to legoland

one minute the kids were in front of us
the next minute they were gone

they found this not-so-obvious slide!

while we were walking down the spiral footbridge
they kids saw a detour half way through 

it is the "entrance" to this slide, which, is quite tall

a second option for getting to the ground level

or slide

which way would you choose?

the kids went for the obvious choice!

throwback/post vacation syndrome ~ what were we doing couple of weeks ago today: getting ready for today's adventure

Thursday, July 27, 2017

his dream shop

my sister in law told me that there is a pokemon shop at the airport...
lucky i asked the location of the shop before we headed off for passport and security check
otherwise we would have took off without being able to check out (and drop some money)
before coming home!
it's definitely one of the attractions for little bb!

as it was located in the shopping area outside the check points, here's the map

as soon as we spotted the shop,
little bb rushed in
and couldn't help jumping up and down

seems like he is the most excited one among all the kids *laugh*

as this was our last shopping stop
i was more lenient and was going to get a number of items
but surprisingly
all he wanted was two decks of pokemon cards
he didn't want any of the other things i wanted to get him
(like the backpack, the bag tag, plush, etc etc)
oh well, thank for your saving mami's wallet!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017