Friday, June 24, 2016


bbb is 3 months old today!

made each a party hat the night before......

and it wasn't easy getting the four together for some proper pictures *laugh*

one being silly,
one being tired,
one being bored,
one...  don't know what he is thinking........

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...  too much kissing going on...

.... to be continued....

Thursday, June 23, 2016

little present for little brother

every now and then, 
little bb says he wants to make something for bbb,
he wants to save enough stars to get a present for bbb,
etc etc...

this afternoon,
he was busy at the lego corner.

when he was finally done,
he came around,
putting these "bracelets" on our wrists,
one for himself, one for somotu, one for me and one for bbb.

when i looked closer,
they were the "pants" of the many lego men he has!
what a funny idea!

it was very very sweet of him to think of making one for bbb....

after letting him put it on bbb's hand,
i had to explain to little bb that not all toys (or things) are suitable for bbb yet...
(of course, i got asked tons of "why")
and then removed it from bbb's hand.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

our new morning routine

with summer vacation started for about a week now,
we have a new routine for the morning...

every morning (well, almost every....  sometimes every midnight...  more about this later)
i am greeted by a little hand...
followed by the little body...

shortly after, another little (or littler) body is brought to the bed (by somotu)...

just imagine how crowded our bed is...

these two little bodies will cuddle up, have small talks, etc etc...

this morning, little bb took my mirror and talked bbb through his face

"this is your nose,
this is your mouth,
this is your eye

and this was the response:

little bb is enjoying this routine...
"mami, i like coming to your bed and play with little brother"

my little boys,
i am enjoying these precious moments too *smile*

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

cooking time!

since little bb liked the japanese rolled omelette so much,
i gave it a try at home tonight,
together with the stew.

i started preparing the stew early in the day so that the pork and veggies could soak up the flavor.

timing wise was just about right when it was time for dinner.

however, the omelette took longer than expected.

i couldn't do it as nicely as i did in the class....  the first one was almost burnt *laugh*

the second one was slightly better but still too brown...

by the time i finished making the rolled omelette,
little bb and somotu were already full as the whole pot of nikujaga was gone already!

little bb could only have about one whole roll of the omelette
and i was left with all the rest, which was about 6 eggs 
(it takes two eggs to make one whole roll of omelette)!!

Monday, June 20, 2016