Can you believe it’s nearly August?? Seriously. I’d like to know what happened to June and July! It feels like school just ended for the summer.Before I jump into our new adventure, I wanted to give you a quick heads up of how I celebrated my birthday. Well it’s not a grand celebration but it was full of love. I was with people I loved most! And that’s matter!
My love for Dubai has grown strongly and steadily alongside it as the years have passed. The city that embraced me as I grew three children in my belly, that has given me friends as close as family, that has offered us opportunity after opportunity, and that truly is ‘home’.
To my friends, sister Raquiza and my parents, thank you so much for all of your greetings and messages. I may not reply to each and everyone but I am so touched reading all of your sweet notes!
It finally feels like summer has arrived….and it’s been long overdue.
We kinda missed last summer altogether, so I fully plan on taking advantage this year.
With that being said, we decided to celebrate Kuya Angelo’s 8th birthday at LEGOLAND WATERPARK DUBAI!
It was a success! Seeing our kids jumping with excitement is priceless!
However,the current state of our tan.. Hmmm, NOT a success.😂😂
So….3 months since my last blog post….
I’ve been quite busy with the new set-up in our house. I have too much on my plate and I can’t go back into blogging.Between working and taking care of three kids without yaya,blogging took a major back seat. LOTS has happened and hopefully I can get some updates up on the blog and fill everyone in on the happenings in my life.
Anyhow, let me start the updates with the Boho Theme party we had last January. It was an elegant get – together and thanksgiving celebration with all of the Kids Ministry volunteers. When we were deciding for a theme we all agreed with the idea of chill vibe atmosphere night.
This boho party is the picture of serenity and fun! It’s a backyard outdoor event … so needless to say it’s pretty amazing. From the incredible hands and a very talented Teacher Jen comes an ultra bohemian set up in the backyard complete with floor cushions and a long wooden table.
Farm tables surrounded with rugs, pillows and Moroccan blankets were set across the center of the yard. Thanks to Ate Glecy for welcoming us to their gorgeous villa.
Perhaps the highlight of the night was the dash of playfulness to the scene.Lights were placed around the tables for added coziness as the stars came out.
We were all sharing stories, laughing, eating and playing games that the kids within us comes naturally.
The best part: the FOOD! Obviously this portion is our favorite😛
Our sumptous dinner was catered as well by Ate Glecy. Sorry we don’t have photos of our feast para kasing hinipan lang ng hangin sa gutom namin😂
Again, I am grateful being part of Kids Ministry. It’s not easy but definitely worthy!
Thank you teachers for your commitment. God bless us all!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in UAE! There may not be snow on the ground, but decorations are popping up at every corner and special holiday events are being held almost daily.
There are so many special activities to enjoy with your family this season. Most of the malls are celebrating festive season with beautifully decorated Santa’s Grotto, complete with Santa’s helper, the Elf.
So for our day 17 of Christmas Calendar Countdown – we visited Santa’s Grotto at Dubai Festival City. The #cerradokids had the opportunity to experienced a magical meet and greet with Santa Claus. Santa’s Grotto also captured the moment by taking home a complimentary photograph with Santa.
They also handed us an envelope with complimentary vouchers to the amazing Fabyland, family entertainment centre.The boys got to try some of the big rides such as Air Racer, Bumper Car, Family Swing and Wall Climbing.
We also let them ride in the Choo Choo train for the price of aed 10 each, the joy in their face are worth more than that. Isabelle is extremely glad.
Eight days to go! Enjoy the season, and Merry Christmas!
This is what our Friday looks like.. cuddling up on the couch and watching christmas movies with my favorite people. Does it get any better?💏👪👬
For our day 16 of our christmas calendar countdown – cuddle.snuggle.watching and play time with family😍
Christmas is such a fun time of the year for crafting! We’ve already had so much fun with the Christmas crafts we’ve made thus far, but I’ve really been looking forward to making a Santa Craft with my kids.
For our day 15 of our Christmas Calendar Countdown – we made Santa’s Face using a paper plate and construction paper.
This one so simple and adorable! Since it is also winter break for Angelo, we’ve invited his friend/classmate/busmate to come over our house for playdate.Keith was so excited to start the activity.
The kids had a blast making thier Santa and I know I’m a little biased, but I think also Keith enjoyed our craft.
Their Santa’s Craft turned out adorable mask.
We are just 12 days away from Christmas! I don’t know about you, but it just doesn’t seem real yet.
And speaking of holiday, tomorrow is the last day of Angelo for this term. With that being said he needs to bring food to share with his classmates. And what is christmas party without a sweet, right?!
There’s just something magical about baking and making treats with kids during the holidays.
For our day 14 of our christmas calendar countdown – we baked christmas treats.
There’s nothing the kids will love more than a good cookie! My kids love cookies too and so I was thinking how I should come up with a cookie option both Angelo and his classmates would enjoy. We decided to bake M&M cookies because they are colourful and super cute.And of course who doesn’t love M&M chocolates?! Next time I think I’ll make these cookies mini size with mini chocolate chips. Double cute!
To make them look pretty, and exciting, and unbelievably tasty.Each M&M cookie is packed using sandwich bag, in which I cut it into half. To make the kids mouth water in anticipation of consuming this delicious cookie favor, I sealed it with a cute Santa’s bag topper.
Now I can say that these babies are my new holiday favorite treats.