Should I still say Merry Christmas or Happy New Year?!!
I pray y’all had a blessed Christmas celebrating the Lord’s birth – the One who came to be the only thing that could ever truly make our homes happy.
For Christmas Eve we just had a simple dinner and luckily daddy A’s schedule permit him to be on time for noche buena.
I easily get tired so I didn’t bother to prepare super special menu. I just cooked whatever we have on our fridge and pantry.
For Noche Buena I’ve prepared Spaghetti, Kare – Kare, Fried Chicken and Fruit Salad for dessert.
After dinner we let the kids open their presents. There’s always a joy seeing them excitedly unwrapping their gifts.
For Inigo we gave him Mickey Mouse Trolley Bag. He loves Mickey Mouse so much and he always wanted to used Kuya Angelo’s school bag so when we spotted this luggage bag at Shoe Mart we knew that this will be perfect for him.
For Kuya Angelo naman he’s been praying for this Superman Lego for quite some time now. In fact hubby and I don’t have plan talaga of buying him one. But when you heard your son praying for particular toy every night parang you wanted to give him toy that he will truly appreciate. Buti na lang we did kasi he was so grateful that night that even when we are about to sleep he keeps on thanking Papa Jesus.
I’ve been eyeing to have a white chic sunglasses so daddy A got me Coach shades and I gave him Rayban Polarized shades din…hehe! Exchange gift lang kami talaga!
I hope that you have a joyous time celebrating the holiday season!
“The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.” Psalm 126:3
It’s almost Christmas and that means it’s time to get fancy in the kitchen.
So while I am preparing fruit salad for our tonight’s dessert I made simple activity for Kuya Angelo.
It’s English Lesson – Framing Sentences.
Ok.. ok I know it’s winter break and he should be playing only but when you have “no tv policy” in the house you’ll have to come up with something that will make them engaged.
This Christmas season aside from reading our Christmas Book Collection we are also reading The Birth of Jesus to Kuya Angelo.
I highly recommend Gospel Bible Story by Marty Machowski. It’s a complete bible stories from Old Testament to New Testament.
So on the 11th day of Christmas, I prepared worksheet related to Christmas Story.
I am so thankful and blessed that at his young age he knew that Jesus is our Saviour and Christmas is not about Santa and presents but rather Christmas is about giving.
And God gave us the greatest gift of our lives. And that’s JESUS!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Joyful New Year!
This year we made sure that Kuya Angelo will understand the true meaning of Christmas..
So in our family, we are trying to work on being more thankful to family and friends during the christmas season.
That’s why on the 10th day of Christmas Kuya Angelo and I decided to make a handmade christmas cards…
They don’t need to be anything fancy.
He likes it and think these are kind of magical to make and they are pretty easy..
When I realized that I am already on my 32 weeks I panicked! Whoa! I still don’t have my maternity shoot yet my face and feet are now swelling.
To my surprise I still don’t know when we will schedule it because of our commitments. But no way I will let this pregnancy passed without capturing the precious moment.
So yesterday while Kuya Angelo was still in the school we sneaked in and went to our favorite spot.
I am so pleased how they turned out. Daddy A took a lot of photos and it’s so hard to choose my favorites. We can’t wait to see our darling princess to come out in this world and yes if you read my previous post it’s a girl.
I hope y’all enjoyed the photos as much as we do.
And I am enthralled to meet you Jelly Bean few months from now.
Daddy, Mommy, Kuya Angelo and Kuya Inigo loves you so much!
Daddy A and I are so excited to announce that we are expecting our third baby in February 2015.
We are more than thrilled and can’t wait to see how are family grows.
It is such a precious time in our life and I am so fortunate to share it with all of you that
Jelly Bean is a…
We are so extremely happy to have a baby girl in the house. We are still in awe that finally our castle will have a princess..Such a blessing!
Thank you so much to my supportive husband for capturing this moment again.
Thanks a lot for being so patient to me though I am a bit moody in my own photo shoot.
Every year we have the awesome privilege for a night of fellowship, laugh, eat delicious food and enjoy the time of silliness.
All Volunteers are gathered to show how our church appreciate our effort of serving God through our ministries.
It’s my second time to attend and I must say that the organizers nailed it! To say I have fun is quite understatement.
This year theme is Volunteers All Star. We were asked to submit our Hollywood Look a Like and we need to come in the venue with the same look. At first I was hesitant because I was too shy. But when I searched in the net I’ve found this beautiful actress preggy and in short hair. .
Continue reading “VCF Sharjah Volunteers All Star!”
My son recently had his very first haircut two weeks after his 1st birthday. It was bitter sweet. His long hair reminds me of “Watzelei” of Meteor Garden.
This was Inigo a few days before his appointment.
My chinito Inigo.. my little good looking kid. His hair was always a mess. Longer on top than it was anywhere else. There are times i need to use pony tail so his eyes will not be irritated.
Daddy A and I were too nervous about his first cut because we didn’t want him to look too different and it is kind of a big boy thing and we are both in denial that he’s growing so fast.
We brought him to kiddie saloon at Fun City Reef Mall Dubai. Hair Cut priced at aed 35.
He was so afraid with scissors next to his head. He was so cranky, crying and wailing the whole time.
Even Mickey Mouse didn’t helped to make him calm. Drama-rama sa hapon talaga ang peg namin sa saloon. But it had to be done. These are his reaction the entire time.
The stylist was quick and just took some of the length off the top and trimmed up the sides.
Here’s the after picture..
After two weeks nasanay na din kami sa kanyang new look..
While the morning session are mostly sit down activities this time we made sure that kids will stay awake even in wee hours.
Since we just all came from lunch break we started muna with Spot the Difference activity.
When they are done we gathered them around to start the fun games. Our first game is Trip to Jerusalem.
They are all competitive and every one wants to be a winner. So we decided to proceed to our Paper Dance.
Aliw na aliw akong panoorin silang so serious to get the prize. And guess what? The stake is happy meal toy!
Then we were called for group picture..
We can’t get a decent picture so we asked them to pose again..
Unlike morning snack which we served them fruits (banana and apple) and water. This time we decided to give their favorite hotdog bread and juices.
Our booth are jam packed with activities so we let their creativity overflow. We set up another fun art activity.
Fun with colors itech!
It was a tiring day but special shout out to all the teachers who worked hard in making this event a success!
Thank you so much for your willingness and your commitment!
To all the parents who entrusted their kids to us thank you for the trust!
Kids Corner will not be completed without these wonderful children..
Thank you for staying with us! It’s so easy working with you kiddos!
Your sweet smile are enough to sheer away our back pain! Seeing those lovely faces melts our heart!
To youth volunteers thank you for your support!
No wonder you are all product of Kids Ministry you have the heart to serve God at an early age.
Teacher Sandy thank you for the invites!
Once again commitment, willingness, love and joy be in our hearts as we serve Kids Church Ministry!
All the praises belongs to HIM..
Wow! Can you believe we have less than three weeks till Christmas? December is flying by too fast!
Christmas is a great time to give and show love by doing kind things for others. Today I’m going to share our Kids Corner Booth during the VCF – Sharjah Family Day.
The event was held in CUCA also known as Preston University in Ajman.
In partnership with CFC department we were in charged to take care of the kids activities.
Our booth opens at 9am and kids had a great time cheering their parents.
Right after cheering competition we set the invitation. We prepared Create your own accessories using Dye Pasta Beads.
This is such an instant hit. They all went ga-ga creating their own necklaces and bracelets. They were too focused and excited.
Our next activity was classic! I must say that never estimate how kids works. Their imagination is superb! And their creativity are extra ordinary. God really makes them champion! A future leaders!
Kids were asked to create an animal using clay. They giggle when they heard CLAY!
Ahh.. you can never be wrong with clay! Kids love it so much they all worked together to come up with their own masterpiece!
CLAY + CREATIVITY = FUN
Before we end our morning session and while waiting for lunch break we let the kids rest by reading books. I brought lots of christmas books and they all enjoyed reading.
We can’t get enough of clay so we went back playing clay but this time we used the playdough mats.
Creativity flourishes when things are done for enjoyment. What matters is the pleasure, not the perfection. Let’s forget about the “getting it right” and let’s give our kids the opportunity to explore, to make mistakes and take risks and to feel the freedom to express all their wonderful ideas.
Coming up part two of our Fun with Kids Corner..
We’re on a mission to keep Christmas cozy and simple.
It’s ok for it to be easy…
Sometimes we get so bombarded with ideas about what will make the holidays special that we can begin to think that the only way to truly make the season bright is to complete a long list of tasks or to push ourselves to extremes to do just the “right” activities. You don’t have to have to have excess time and energy to enjoy the holidays.
This year I decided not to do the countdown for Christmas I just want to enjoy the moment with our family yet still creating memories.
Revisiting Al Ain Wildwilfe Park Resort has always been in our plan so when the schedule of daddy A is quite free we made sure that we Angelo will have a great day.
Luckily First Gulf Bank promotion is still on going so instead of paying aed 70 we only pay aed 40. If you are FGB card holder ticket will be buy one take one free.
Entrance of the park is aed 20 for adult and aed 10 for child. The park opens at 9am to 8pm.