Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Marchelle's 15th Magazine Appearance

Moms Today naman ulit. One of my fave mags kasi may prizes!

This picture was taken in Subic (2008). It was her very first beach experience that's why she looks happy and excited on the pic, (unang tapak nya sa beach sand).

Her outfit was a very cheap terno bought from a tyange. Actually short talaga yung nasa ulo nya. Since it was still too big for her then, ginawa ko na lang bonnet, hehehe...

Click here for her 14th Magazine Appearance.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Marchelle's 14th Magazine Appearance

It's her second time on Smart Parenting's Kiddie Greets...

Katuwa naman, last year, less than lang ata silang na - feature, ngayon mas marami na!

Click here for Masheng's 13th Magazine Appearance.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Our Fit N' Right Prizes

Guess who's behind the boxes... ^^

We got 2 boxes of Fit N' Right fruit snacks! Thank you so much Fit N' Right and Yehey! We'll absolutely be fit n' fab this sumer.

It was so nice to finally meet my fellow online mommies Esvi and Mia! Hope to see you again soon!

Fit N' Right Beauties ^^

Monday, March 22, 2010

Marchelle's 3rd Birthday (Barbie Summer Themed Party)

Since we didn't have a big budget for Masheng's 3rd birthday, we planned to just have a small celebration at home.

Actually, her first 2 birthdays were also held at home. Although, we spent more on those compared to this one. On her first 2 birthdays, we were able to invite more friends, while we were not able to do so this year. We just had a very intimate party with our relatives and some neighbors.

But of course, despite the budget constraints, we still wanted our little girl to have fun on her special day. So we thought of having a swimming party for her (Ooops, we don't have a big pool, we just used her infatable pools).

Being a water baby she is, we were certain that she would enjoy such a party. It was also very timely since the summer heat is already here. So from there, I thought of making her birthday celebration a Barbie-summer-themed party.

The tarp and the invitaion was made by me again of course (both were rushed and were finished just days before the celebration). This is something that I won't get tired of doing. And it's something that I'm really proud of. I may not have much money to give her the grandest parties but somehow, by doing such small things, I could say that everything's made and prepared out of love.

Just like what I did on her first two birthday tarps, I included her 24th month - 35th month pictures.

We've used all three. So it was like a display of her monthly pictures from birth to her latest month. I hope I won't fail doing so each year until she reaches 18. On her debut, I want all her tarps of 18 years be there :)

Here's the Barbie-summer-themed invite...

.... and her Barbie-summer-themed cake with the Barbie loots:

Cake was from my mom (thanks Ma!) and her treats were sponsored by Milkita candies ^^

The kids had so much fun! For her birthday photos, click here.

Click the link to view her 2nd birthday tarp and invite:

Monday, March 8, 2010

Things That I've Discovered About Masheng During the Expo Kid Fair

It was a day of fun and learning not just for Masheng but for me as well. Through it, I got to discover more about my little girl's skills. It was very timely since weve been thinking of the best workshop or activity for her this summer. At least now, we have an idea of which among those she would really enjoy.

Here are the things that I've discovered about Masheng during the fair:

- She really loves being on the spotlight. Pagkakita pa lang nya ng stage, gusto na nyang umakyat kahit na may ongoing segment at maraming taong nanonood. When I finally allowed her to go up there, ayun, nagpo pose na at nagpa picture nang nagpa picture.

- She really loves the arts. That's why she enjoyed some of the art activities in the fair like jar painting (at Summit Media's stand), mask designing (at Kids Ahoy's booth), coloring etc... She even asked me to buy her art stuff. Muntik na akong bumili, buti na lang at naisip ko na mas mura pa rin at mas maraming choices sa National Bookstore.

- She enjoys active learning. She likes activities which would make her move. She loves dancing, jumping, running etc. Basta lahat ng activities na may kasamang laro, game sya. Kaya enjoy na enjoy sya sa activities ng Music and Me.

- Given na yung sobrang kalikutan nya. That's why I know that she would enjoy learning at kiddie gyms. Pero mas na convince ako when I saw her play at Little Gym's booth. She loves jumping, climbing, tumbling etc. Lahat na ata ng kalikutan, nagawa na nya. She doesn't mind getting hurt. Sana lang may mas mura pang playschools sa Gymboree and little Gym (suggestions please!).

- She's not so much into music instruments. She plays with them out of curiosity at first pero madali syang magsawa. Yung drumset nga sa isa sa mga booths, eh, halos dinedma nya. I'm happy with this discovery since Joms is planning to buy her one. Buti na lang at hindi pa sya nakakabili, kung nagkataon pala eh masasayang lang.

- She doesn't like sitting down for so long even when with a group of kids. She easily gets bored with activities which would require her to stay in one place for several minutes (like listening to stories, watching puppet shows etc). This means, she really isn't ready for a big school yet. We've been thinking of enrolling her next school year pa naman but since ganun nga, we better just wait until next year. She's just turning 3 anyway.

- Takot sya sa Hermit Crab. Sayang, gusto ko pa naman sana syang bilhan para may bago syang pet. ^^

It was indeed a day full of surprises! Kaya kahit sobrang layo ng Rockwell at medyo nahirapan kami mag comute eh, ok lang. Kung may next time pa, we'll definitely join again. Special thanks to Kids Ahoy since I've learned this event through them. 'Till next time!

For more pictures, click here.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Baby King's First Solid Food

Since nag 4 months na si Baby King, we gave him his first solid food na. Ate Masheng had hers kasi at 4 months din (she had it a day after turning 4 months old). They both had Gerber, different flavors lang (banana for ate and carrot for bunso).

Here is a scrap page that I made for Masheng when she had her very first solid food. My mom and my aunt were the ones who fed her (excited lolas, hehe). How time flies!

Syempre dapat may pics din si Baby King. This time, kami ng Papa nya ang nagpakain sa kanya. Ate Masheng was present din (parang mas excited ang ate).

With the whole family :)

He loved it!

Messy but still cute!

He wants more!

Sabi nang more pa, eh! Ayan, umiyak tuloy nung tapos na :)