After I got home from work yesterday,
we had a little party to celebrate Noa-tan turning one-and-a-half!!
[note: it reads, "Noa -- congratulations on turning one-and-a-half years old"]
Her daddy bought this cheesecake
and we stuck in some candles, lit them,
and had our little celebration!!
Because I had to work yesterday, I wasn't able to really make a proper meal, but...
before going to work I did make a couple of really simple dishes:
gyuusuji nikomi (stewed beef tendon) and
chicken karaage (deep-fried chicken bits)!!
And Noa's daddy made mentaiko itame (spicy pollock roe stirfry) with carrot and shirataki (thin, translucent konjac noodles)
And we also had...
Oh, sushi is so tasty!
[note: the line is 'o-sushi wa umashi,' which has a fun sort of flow and almost rhyming feel to it; it also uses an antiquated adjective inflection ('umashi' instead of 'umai' -- "tasty"), which is why I put in "Oh" there at the beginning (and it doesn't hurt that this mirrors the sound of the original)]
And it'd been ages since I'd last had any~
And when we put everything all together,
our dinner looked like this~~
The three of us raised our glasses in a toast...
and enjoyed a delicious meal together as a family
you're now one and a half years old!
And I'm so grateful that you were born nice and healthy
I want you to keep growing up really big and strong, okay~!
And I truly...
I truly thank you...for bringing me such happiness, always
I love you!!
let's go out there and give it our bestest again today~!