Posted in Finger painting, Learning through play, Our little man, Summer Ideas

Summer activity: Painting with ice cubes

Ice cubes + food coloring + papers = FUN.FUN.FUN

Here is how it works.  In advance mix water with food color and pour it into an ice tray.  Freeze overnight but don’t forget to put popsicle stick or cotton buds like what I used.

tip: You will need extra thick paper because regular paper will tear easily..

It might not be the cute art to hang on the wall, but I guarantee that this is COOL..  painting with ice!

Posted in Fine Motor skills, Learning through play, Our little man, Summer Ideas

Summer activity: Making Pasta Beads using Food Coloring

Sometimes it’s just nice to stay inside — especially in this summertime. Whether it’s due to excess heat or  too much sun I look at it as a change of pace — a chance to do something different.

Colored Pasta beads is a very popular when it comes to encouraging kids in developing their fine motor skills. Aside from learning about patterns they will also be entertained with the colors and shapes.

Yes, I am rather cheap and I tend to save moolah so I dyed my own colored pasta beads using  food coloring and alcohol.

You will need the following:

  • macaroni pasta
  • food coloring
  • disposable cups
  • alcohol
  • paper towels
  • baking tray

Steps:

Scoop one cup of uncooked pasta into each of the bowls. The pasta should all be of the same type.

Add a few drops of food coloring (using a different color for each bowl) to each. Stir. Keep adding a few drops at a time until the pasta begins to change color.

Add ¾ tablespoon of rubbing alcohol and stir until evenly coated.

Transfer the colored pasta to a cookie sheet lined with wax paper (or paper towel) and let it dry overnight.

Once the pasta is dry, it’s ready to use.

I mixed blue and red but added more drops of blue so I came up with black. But it should be violet. sorry!

Here’s some of the crafts that allows little A to to enhance his creativity.

Sorting colors

Stringing beads to create necklace or bracelet

 I-spy bottle.

 Digging picture samples of  letter A

There are lots of ways on how you can have fun playing your DIY beads you just have to explore..

Have fun, be creative and explore art 

Posted in Kids Ministry

Our next generation – Future Leaders..

Being part of Kids Ministry can actually changed your whole life perspective about teaching.

 I strongly believe that our church plays a vital role in building our kids to encounter the presence of God in a powerful way.

I’ve always loved watching kids’ personalities shine as they get into the class.

Training our children to become future leaders is not a one day method. It’s a process to fully equip them spiritually.

 It requires GUIDANCE of the church and devoted teachers who are willing to develop their inner talents.

And most importantly it needs FAITH to accomplish this mission.

Because the goal is to create an atmosphere where champions are made and bringing more kids closer to God

Posted in Family matters, Holidays, Married Life, Parenting style

Training for Victory Graduation

Last Friday was the big day for daddy A and the rest of his batchmates.

 As you know hubby committed his time to be part of Training for Victory class.

Basically it’s a ten – week course designed to equip each students to lead,follow Jesus and make disciples.

It’s nice to see the smiles of the graduates. Their faces were so warm and very encouraging ready to face the journey.

  Being a proud and supportive wife we all came there to grace the occasion. This is one of his dream and I wanted to thank God for letting hubby experience this great blessing.

Daddy A was all smile while marching and getting his certificate.

Congratulations daddy A!!

“Come follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”
– Matthew 4:19 (NIV)
Posted in Cook's Nook, Cooking experiment, Sister bonding

Let’s Celebrate – Roasted Pork with Mushroom Sauce

To savour the success of my sissy (passing the DHA exam) daddy A cooked his special cuisine.

A dinner experience that combines great food with a creative twist. No one does it perfect!

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Daddy’s Roasted Pork with Mushroom sauce..

Best paired with Yang Chow Fried Rice and Buttered Corn.

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Congratulations sissy! So proud of your achievement!!

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Posted in Family matters, Holidays, Our little man, Parenting style, Seuss Magical World- Little A's 3rd birthday

The party hat is on..

No it can’t be!!

Is it really true??

Oh My! Oh My!

Our little cheeky monkey, little A is turning 3!!

A birthday celebration,I’m so excited!

I know some new tricks,some new games we can play!

You could not, would not want to miss the celebration quite like this.

We’ll eat some cake and cupcakes too!

We’ll have tons of FUN!

Posted in Family matters, Father's day 2012, Holidays, Married Life, Our little man, Parenting style, Saving tips

Gifts and Surprises for Super Dad

One of my most favorite things about being a mother and a wife is coming up with unique gifts for special occasions.Since Fathers Day means a lot to me. I always wanted to make sure that each year will never be the same but will always create memories.

And what better way to show your love, then with a thoughtful present…

I love compiling and putting into words the things we love about our Super Dad. This year to pay tribute to the man of my life and the best dad in the whole world I created scrapbook using old desk calendar. Yes! _ aside from socks,neckties and cards you can create your own photo book using materials you already have in your house. Recycle materials +  little creativity + effort + so much love = Happy Father

When I thought of this idea I wasn’t sure whether Daddy A will really like it because he’s not the “mushy and “sentimental type of man.But I want him to know how much I appreciate his hard works for being the best Daddy to little A. I want a present that he can treasure for years and years to come.

Little A was so excited that he wake up his daddy.

Super Dad almost burst to tears while browsing our DIY photo book.He said he can’t bear the thought of little A leaving us..Awww!!!

It’s true what they say…”it’s the LITTLE things that matter most!”

Who doesn’t love a box of sweet treats every once in a while…especially if it’s customized only for our real life Superhero!

I still have time on my hands so aside from cutie little book I decided to put together this incredibly meaningful fun box.

Spoiling him with his favorite treats. Inexpensive yet elegant and romantic, right?

How about getting him Superman shirt to match with our little boy. My Superman and his sidekick -Superboy!!

Let’s SPOIL those awesome Dads of ours, shall we? Hooray! To all the fathers in the world!

Happy Fathers Day Super Dad!! I hope you like our present!!