Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Wee Bit of Me Wednesday ~ late edition ;)

{one} what is your biggest pet peeve?
popping your gum

{two} what is your favorite dessert?
just about anything chocolate and tiramisu

{three} what is the first thing you notice about people?
their eyes.

{four} are you usually late, early or right on time?
well I grew up with this motto... to be on time is to be late and to be early is to be on time

{five} have you ever fired a gun?
nope but I have held one

{six} are you right-handed or left-handed?

{seven} which do you prefer: coke or pepsi?

{eight} do you dance crazy when no one is looking?
yup! Even when they ARE looking ;)

{nine} what’s your favorite movie snack?
Popcorn and soda pop.

{ten} do you scream on roller coasters?
oh yes and i tend to giggle uncontrollably ~ Hubby thinks it is hilarious 

Ja matta ne
Little Mochi

Snails and Puppy Dogs tails....

Who said only little boys likes to play in the mud and with slimy snails?!?!?!  Pumpkin and I spotted this "Mommy" snail and just could not leave her on the sidewalk.  The whole time she was telling me all about how snails move and that they eat cabbage {The Cat in the Hat show is coming to be a little handy ;) }... then she asked where is the cabbage patch she is going to?!?   Pumpkin insisted that we bring her home to watch and show her sisters. I agreed on the condition that after her Daddy and Sisters saw the little gal we would let her go.

Here is Pumpkin with her very first Snail Terrarium

I just knew that saving ALL those jars would come in handy one day ;P See Cupcake {"Mommy" snails new name} 
in her new home?

A very happy Pumpkin :)

She had to decorate Cupcakes jar for her and make it pretty

What is the most recent "pet" that your little ones convinced you to keep?

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday Citar

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Wee Bit of Me Wednesday

{one} what is your happiest childhood memory?
going to Mc Donald's after spending the day at the beach while Daddy (yup still call him Daddy) was stationed in Hawaii, so we went to the beach A LoT
{two} what is your middle name?

{three} what’s the habit you’re most proud of breaking?
funny, I was just chatting online with Hubby about my realization that I was not the least bit sad about passing up a lovely chocolate cookie with icing for an apple with peanut butter... so I guess my bad habit of eating lots of junk

{four} what do you order when you order chinese food?
 number 10.... hunan chicken and shrimp without bell peppers ;)

{five} what’s the best bargain you’ve ever found at a garage sale or thrift store?
i guess the book i got while in FL .... got a book for a 50 cents that turned out to be a great read and it earned a spot on my bookshelf

{six} what’s the best costume you’ve ever worn?
my mom's handmade clown costume, weird since i have an irrational fear of those guys ;)

{seven} who’s your favorite game show host?
do not have one

{eight} what’s your favorite breakfast food?

{nine} what’s your least favorite word?
hmmm..... this one is hard... none really comes to mind but I am sure to know it when I hear it

{ten} describe something that happened to you for which you have no explanation.
again I lead a very vanilla kinda life and nothing to weird has happened yet

Autumn Greeting

Autumn is FINALLY here!!!!!

I got a crazy idea that it would be a wonderful thing for the girls to memorize poetry and passages so the first one we picked was a little poem appropriately titled Autumn Greeting....

"Come" said the wind to the leaves one day. 
"Come over the meadow and we will play, put on your dresses of red and gold.  
For Summer is gone and the days grow cold."

The girls are so sweet with their sing song voice and looking so proud that they can recite this without my help :) We are planning lots of fun pumpkiny (is that a word ?!?)  adventures and we hope that you will follow along ;)

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I have to admit that I have taken a Mommy Vacay today.  All I did was snuggle, watch Nickjr, got lost in a book,  and relaxed with Pumpkin until it was time to get Squirt and Peanut from school.  Oh and I daydreamed about Patrizio Buanne's dreamy voice .....

And tried this for lunch....
1st Tomato Sandwhich  ... Yummy

Hope your day was as filed with simple pleasures as mine;)

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Music Monday

Not sure what my dreams were or what but this morning I woke up with this song and I am still humming this little ditty...

A slow music week  for me as you can tell and so far, despite all my efforts, I have not been able to get this song replaced with another. 

Well I know what I am going to do today !  Find a way to remove this song from my memory and some new music to share with you guys next week :)

Happy Monday Everyone ;)

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Monday Minute

Monday Minute

1 - Who is your favorite childhood superhero?
I LoVe Wonder Woman! 

2 - List something you have done for pure shock value.
Nothing comes to mind... very boring straight laced kinda girl ;)

3 - What is the most recent thing someone has said/done to you that left you picking your jaw up off of the floor.
Hubby most of the time says things that will leave me just wondering why I ever married him then he comes and gives me a hug and all is better.

4 - Do you have a moment where you gained clarity about your life?
Still looking out of a foggy glass but the view is clearing.

5 - What are you doing to achieve your biggest dream?
Waking up every morning with a smile ... how else should you start the day when all you dream about is being the best Mommy and Mrs.'s to the greatest bunch of kiddos and Hubby in the world.  Sappy I know!  But true.

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunday Citar

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Friday, September 10, 2010


It hit me  after seeing an old photo of Pumpkin that the days are turning into weeks and the weeks into months ~ time is flying by me in a frantic hectic blur

First I got really sad then I  remembered to BREATH and enjoy the little things in my happy little life.

little treasures we see on our walk to school 

Maybe I can slow down time and have a closer relationship with the girls if I remember NURTURE their interests in all things ....

 no matter how full my pockets are every morning with their little finds or silly I think them to be

And to be in the NOW no matter how messy, noisy,chatty, giggly, and wiggly it can get.

my girls as soon as we get home .... I would not trade this view for anything in the world!

What do you do to hit the PAUSE button in your life?

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochis

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Wee Bit of Me Wednesday

{one} what was your first pet and how did you come up with its name?
 My first pet was a pupper dog named Bear... he looked like a big ole cuddly teddy bear ;)

{two} do you like your ice crushed or cubed?

{three} do you believe in love at first sight?
  I would have to say Yes... there are some things that you just know, feel is true, and love when you see it.

{four} do you have any nicknames?
I do but that would breech Hubby's rule about real names on my little Bloggy... If you REALLY wanna know e mail me and I will share ;)  But I must warn you it is not a really good nickname

{five} what movie do you never get tired of watching?
Disney's Beauty and the Beast

{six} how do you like your eggs cooked?
Scrambled and well done

{seven} are you named after anyone in particular?

{eight} what are three things that you would like to do that you haven’t done yet?
Take the girls to meet their family in Okinawa, learn to play the piano, drive a standard car

{nine} what one thing always brightens your mood?
Kisses from my girls ;)

{ten} what five things will you always find in your purse?
cell phone, keys, wallet, lip gloss, snacks for the girls.

Wordless Wendseday ~ Charmed, I'm sure...

Happy WW!  Please visit Live and Love Out Loud  and  A Beautiful Mess  for more lovely photos.

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Simplicity Photo Challenge ~ Snapshot

The challenge this week is Snapshot...

Pumpkin put together the craziest outfit yet and I had to get a quick photo, lucky for me it came in handy to submit for this photo challenge ;)  By the way her face kinda shows what mine looked like when I saw her come down the stairs.

My Day....

The girls were a riot today after school all due to the ever popular Cootie Catcher!!!  Pumpkin calls it a Cootie Cutter LoL ;)  Squirt was given one today and had to share with her sisters and play on the way to the library.  It looked a little like this ;)


It was so much fun to hear them playing, sharing and giggling in the car ... Definitely one of those I Love Being a Mom Today Day ;)

Hope your day was a giggly as mine ;)

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Post It Note Tuesday

That One Mom

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Monday, September 6, 2010

Meet Me on Monday ~


1. Do you wear socks to bed?
NO!  Can not stand socks on my feet.... there is a No shoe rule at our house and well if I am not wearing shoes why would I wear socks ?!?!

2. Do you have any pets?
Yes ;)  One basinji  named Mufasa and he likes to think he IS the king in our house ;)

3. What topping(s) do you like on your pizza?

Mushrooms and Canadian Bacon 

4. What time do you go to bed?
No set time.... try to get to bed before 11 pm

5. Would you rather get free chocolate for one year or free potatoes forever?
Easy!  Chocolate for a year!   I mean look at that and tell me you want potatoes and mean it ;)

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Art in the Park

Very often I get GREAT ideas and for one reason or another I do not act or initiate them.  NoT today!!!!  Squirt LOVES art and I wanted to find a way to nurture this for her.   I would hate for this passion to fall by the way side as she grows older because I did not provide opportunities for her to develop/ enjoy art.  So Art in the Park was born and this is what it looked like....

No prompting necessary... they immediately went to work 

Lovely New watercolors

Squirt's watercolor of a Lilly ;)

Pumpkin painting one of my sketches

Peanut sketch of the gazebo

A little exploring for new things to sketch

Peanut got a hold of my camera ;)

Fruits of our Labor 

The girls had a blast and requested Art in the Park EVERY week ;)  A little self reminder to not have analysis paralysis and just go with an idea that moves me and feels right.

Have a great Holiday weekend ;)

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi