Posted in Family matters, Motherhood, Parenting style, School, Uncategorized

Our Back to School Journey…

How have you been? Are you kids going back to school already? Kuya Angelo’s first day was quite tough. At first he was too excited but upon entering to his old school he became fussy and cranky. Infact,he was too hesitant to enter his classroom. Can’t blame him though, this is something new again for him although he’s been in his school from FS2 to Grade 1. 

   
 But after explaining and comforting him he eventually agreed to go inside. I hope in a week or two he’ll be more confident to his new teacher and classmates.

Anyhow, since we are in back to school mode. I’d like to share some of new things we did for the past week. Aside from giving him a short prayer and sending him with words of blessings every day. This school year, I started to make his lunch something special. 

Oh no! I’m not speaking of bento lunch or baon serye. I just simply added a lunch note in his lunch box and water bottle.   

 The first time he came back from school he was too excited to tell me that he was so surprised and he couldn’t throw the bottle. 
Then I realized that since we are away from them for few hours lunch is the perfect time to remind them of our love!   These lunch box notes are super easy and convenient. Simply print them and send them as is, and your child will feel loved all throughout his or her school day.

I also started to write encouraging words on our easel so when they woke up they can see/read a love notes from mommy!  

  
   
These little touches are sure to make them SMILE😄

***water bottles are free from itiswrittenonthewall while the lunch notes are from pinterest free printables.

Posted in Family matters, Motherhood, Our little wiggle, Parenting style, Uncategorized

Happy 2nd Birthday #chinitoinigo

  

 Two years! I watch you sleeping and I can’t believe you’re already two! I remember how tiny you were when you were born. You came out a bit too early and we got worried if you will be okay. Well, nothing to worry about because slowly, the little baby grew into a precious little boy!  

   

Two years. I cherish every moment. I learned how big my heart is because I met you.I learned that I could give until there was almost nothing to give. I learned how far I could go without getting regrets of becoming a mother of three. I learned that a life of chaos with you and your siblings could be so fun! I haven’t learned everything yet, so if I fail you sometimes, please be patient with mommy. I will try again.

   You have the sweetest little voice and my goodness, you are talking so well. Communicating with you has gotten more and more fun because you can tell us what you need and want and you are speaking in full sentences. You even starting using your manners “excuse me please, thank you & you’re welcome bulol nga lang

  
You are smart, #chinitoinigo. It’s amazing what you understand and can communicate to us. You have such a loving heart. Sometimes you will grab my hand and say “UP UP” so we can play hide and seek. It is so much fun to see you interact with Nanay Celda and Lolo Bossing.You call Lolo Bossing”Boboss” and light up when you see him. And you and Boboss have a very special relationship. You love eating beside him and mimick him especially when he’s teaching you kalokohan.He loves you and plays with you and you two have a wonderful bond that I have loved getting to see grow! 

One of my favorite relationships that I have loved watching blossom is with our princess. From day one, you have been smitten to her- but in the last few months as you’ve gotten old enough to really play and love on her, you two have become the best of friends. You loves chasing her around, messing her around, singing with her, playing with her, and snuggling with her. Your love for each other radiates from both of you when you’re around each other. It is one of the most precious things I have ever witnessed… and I know it will only grow stronger. Princess Isabelle must be very lucky girl to have you!

Your dad and I talk about you all the time… we feel so lucky that you are our baby boy. You are building such a strong relationship with both of us and I know you will always be one of my best friends. I have so many special memories from the last 2 years. I feel beyond blessed – you are so unbelievably loved. What a privilege and thrill to get to watch you continue on this adventure through your life. You are such a gift

  

Posted in Baby Wiggle Updates, Motherhood, Our little wiggle

Quick update to our #chinitoinigo

#chinitoinigo is 22 months old today and i can’t believe that i didn’t post his lego theme birthday party. Give me more time🔜😆.

The little boy is so talkative though there are words that we really can’t understand. 

Some of his clear words-

Parts of the face:

  • Head
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Tongue
  • Teeth
  • he’ll also say neck and toes

Parts of the body:

  • Feet
  • Hands

When it comes to his favorite foods:

  • he clearly say milk
  • grapes
  • rice
  • itti (for spaghetti)
  • yoyet (chocolate)
  • eyk (cake)
  • biscuitst
  • toto (water)
  • ice (iced tea)
  • ba-ba-ba (banana – because of the minion song)

His expressive language:

  • ayk – for “i don’t like”
  • yes
  • Noooooo- for big NoO
  • eat
  • drink
  • shoes
  • ipers (for slippers)
  • ba – borrow

His also very OC when it comes to putting back his slippers and shoes. Kung san kinuha dun niya ibabalik..

Every night before sleeping he’ll asked all of the people closed to his heart..

  • Bobos- Lolo Bossing
  • Nanay – for Nanay Celda
  • Daddy
  • Ya- for Kuya Angelo
  • Besh – for Isabelle
  • Ek- for Tita Keke (when asked where’s Tita Keke, he’ll say Bay for Dubai)

I can’t think anymore too sleepy perhaps but i’ll definitely post more updates soon..

  
   
   
    
    
    
 

Posted in Motherhood

Beauty Review – Posh Nails at SM San Lazaro

It’s not often that I get to have my nails done by professionals due to my busy schedule. Taking care of my three kids demands all my time. As much as I wish I could do it regularly but my hectic load doesn’t really permit me to do so.   
Thankfully, I had an unplanned grocery shopping last week when daddy A and I agreed to meet in SM San Lazaro.

Since it will take time fetching Kuya Angelo and I have Isabelle with me I decided to had my nail done na lang.When I entered the branch, the receptionist welcomed me with a smile. 

Posh Nails Hand and Foot Spa’s is located at the ground floor of the mall. I love the place’s ambiance! It was so pretty. The interiors were simple yet fabulous. There were white sofas with pink and purple pillows that were very comfortable and inviting, and the staff are very friendly.  

  

I checked out their service menu and went for POSH Spoiling for my feet.After paying the receptionist  ushered me inside where Amy the attendant is patiently prepping everything.

  
My feet were first soaked in warm water before the foot spa. Next, Amy used Citrus Scrub to remove some dead skin. 

While I am having my me- time, Isabelle naman is also enjoying talking to the other clients and staff. She’s so bubbly!

  
 The Citrus mask was slathered and left on my feet and legs for several minutes before my skin got moisturized with the lotion that smells delicious! 

  
 Later, I fully got to appreciate the whole treatment when I felt how soft and smooth the skin on my feet and legs are.

  
The verdict – great staff , reasonable prices and nails look fabulous!

POSH NAILS

Lower Ground Floor SM San Lazaro, Manila 

poshnailssmsanlazaro@yahoo.com

02- 4938228 / 0916-4432288 

0943-5781488

Posted in Let's Party, Minion Mayhem 6th Birthday, Motherhood, Our little man

#MyMamonMinion

The mischievous Minions are back! If you thought those sunny little yellow guys from Despicable Me 1 & 2 were funny, wait till you see what kind of trouble they get into Minions movie. 

Because Kuya Angelo is always smitten to any Minion Crafts. He adores those lovable yellow little creatures.

  
So after watching the commercial of Monde Mamon-it-yourself Minion Limited Offer. I knew we have to try it for ourselves too.

Aren’t these Mamon Minions simply the cutest?  
Actually this is the supposed activity of the kids during his birthday celebration but it is always out of stock in leading supermarket. Fortunately, yesterday we went to SM Fairview and saw one in the gondola. I was so excited that I hurriedly grabbed one pack with 6 classic flavor of Mamon and Mamon Minion Maker Kit for only php 74.  

The Mamon Minion Kit includes 3 big candy goggles, 3 candy eyes, 1 pack of yellow frosting and a small edible black fondant for the mouth and to attach the goggles.  

I guess the best time to make it is in the afternoon right after the siesta para saktong meryenda na din..hehe

Here’s the four steps to create your own Mamon Minion:

Step 1: Spread frosting on top of Mamon.

Step 2: Use fondants to create Minion eyes.   Step 3: Assemble your own very own Minion.  Step 4: Enjoy     

And for those who can’t get enough of those silly Minions. Whether you are planning your own Minion party or just looking for a great afternoon bonding this activity is sure to please your Minions. 

 

Posted in Minion Mayhem 6th Birthday, Motherhood, Our little man, Parenting style

Letter to Angelo on his 6th birthday

Dear Angelo,

Happy 6th birthday anak!

I can’t believe that you are 6 years old today. I’m surprised that so much time has already passed since I met you for the first time. You were so tiny back then and I am so afraid to touch you but you gave me a beautiful smile affirming me that you will always be secured with mommy’s arms. Back then I knew that you will give us joy every day. 

  
You are such an amazing boy, so happy, loving, and snuggly. You are absolutely gorgeous and my goodness, I am so unbelievably grateful for you every day. Although like any kids at your age madalas me kulit kang sobra. You are easy to pleased and loved to play with your daddy A. Sometimes you and Inigo fight over a toy or over small things but we tried to explained to you your role as a big brother to your siblings. It warmed my heart every time you’ll say ” i love my family “. It only proves that you are well- loved. We are still working on the traits of  obedience, patience and politeness but I know God is still working on your progress.

  
Your smile lights up our whole world – and all I have to do is close my eyes and I can see it and it immediately makes me feel happy. 

  
I know we always argue every time I’ll asked you to smile for pictures and I’m sorry for that. All I wanted is to have a cute photos with you para pag malaki ka na you’ll remember how mommy loves being around you.  

 You are still in Lego’s toys but this time you’re building the small ones na. At first you find it hard because the pieces are too small but with patience and perseverance you made it! You were so proud of yourself! And I am so glad seeing your achievements.

 We are so blessed to be your parents. I love watching you change and grow everyday. It’s amazing how quickly you’re adapting, learning and how much you are observing the world around you now. I am very proud of you, son.Thank you for understanding the big change of our life!  

You are giving me a whole different perspective on the world and seeing you laugh, play and smile is the highlight of my day. You and your siblings have made being a mom the most treasured journey of my life.

  
Once again Happy Birthday Angelo! I love you to bits!💋

Love,

Mommy