Posted in Family matters, Let's Party, Our little man, Saving tips

Let’s Party – Angelo turns 7

When Angelo had his birthday celebration in his school, I knew that superhero theme will excite him. Then his cousin, Johann also celebrated his 3rd birthday with Avengers theme.

So I opted to have an intimate and very simple affair  with people who love him dearly..my family! It was an event where the only agenda was to catched up on our daily life..

Well, we did more than talk. We also ate all throughout!

The party will be at my sister’s house so I thought about just throwing my hands up and going with no theme at all.

Until, I went to 168 mall and decided a color theme is better than no theme.

For his 7th birthday, it’s a Blue Theme Party.

  

I bought a cute birthday cake bunting in 999 mall and these little touches are sure added fun and festive birthday cake which I got from Goldilocks.

  
For the party food, we had a delicious spread of  my mom’s famous Spare Ribs Caldereta, then we ordered Pancit Malabon and Pork Bbq from Ambers. It’s a typical pinoy favorites, of course, our desserts were aplenty too! We feasted on  Buttered Puto, chocolate cupcakes from Goldilocks and Kakanin from our suki.     

   
   
    
    
   
  
  
After the party we took the kids to Kidzoona at SM San Lazaro so that they could burn off their energy and play around in a fun safe area.   

We paid for 3 hour’s worth of play which is enough for the kids. The ticket priced at 400 pesos per kid. 

   
    
    
 

Angelo may not have a fabulous party but sure he did had tons of laughters and fun!

Happy 7th birthday Anak! Lagi mong tatandaan mahal na mahal ka naming lahat.

  

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Posted in Diary of Newbie Mom Recommends, Our little man

Educational Fieldtrip at Art in Island 3D Museum in Cubao 

It was Kuya Angelo’s fieldtrip yesterday and his day was full of fun filled activities. One thing that I learned here in the Philippines is that school are requiring kids to bring companion with them. 

Luckily last minute Tita Racel decided to bring her girls and her yaya so Angelo can still come since I can’t be with him. 

Their first stop is at La Mesa Ecopark where he experienced Bunjee Jumping.

   
    
    
 After lunch they head over to Art Island. It is located in Brgy. Socorro, Cubao, Quezon City near Gateway Mall, Araneta Center, Ali Mall, Cubao Expo, etc.

If you are looking for a new fun thing to do in Manila. Or if you are in the middle of organizing a field trip, excursion, team activity you may want to consider this fun interactive museum in Cubao, a new attraction in the Metro.

  
ART IN ISLAND is the biggest 3D Museum in Asia as far as number of 3D paintings is concerned.The biggest in terms of area is the 3D Museum in Jeju Island in Korea at 4,100 sqm, versus the 3,800 sqm of Art in Island.   

 It’s a museum with visually stunning 3D artworks that you can touch, interact with, and be part of. It was founded by Yun Jae Kyoung and his Korean partners, with 14 3D artists from Korea working on all the paintings.  

Operation Hours and Admission Fee

Art in Island Entrance Fee is FREE for children 3 feet and below while the regular admission fee for Adults is Php500.  

Students, Senior Citizens, PWDs get a discount of Php 100 so they will only pay P400 admission fee, if you belong to this category you must bring a valid ID to avail of the discount. Accepted IDs are school ID for the students, Senior Citizen ID for the Senior Citizens, and PWD ID for the PWDs.  

This 3D Art Museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM. That’s 12 hours of fun exploration if you feel like being there on opening and closing bell.


**This establishment is close on Mondays, but open on Holidays. Ticket selling is only up to 8PM.
   

What to bring when you come visit?

  • Bring socks or bedroom slippers. All guests are required to take off the shoes before you can enter the museum. No socks, tour the museum on barefoot. Or you can also buy slipper socks from the museum for Php150. They have a shoe counter where you can deposit your shoes.
  • Cameras!!!!
  • For those who easily gets cold, bring a jacket for Art in Island is fully air-conditioned.

Prohibited Items – you can’t bring these inside the 3D Art museum: food and drinks, tripod, pets.
  
  

 
 

They also have Year-round Promos which you can avail of this 2015 to 2016 and beyond:

*Birthday Promo – Your admission is Free is you visit Art in Island on the day of your birthday, a day before, or a day after. You must bring your birth certificate or any valid ID that indicates your birth date like SSS UMID, passport, PRC ID etc.

*Loyalty Promo – If you’ve been to the museum, don’t throw away your used ticket! Because on your next visit you can avail of a 50% OFF discount by presenting your old ticket and showing the attendant at the ticket booth a picture of you inside the museum.

*Group Promo – This is best for school field trips, excursions, and group tours. If your group has at least 20 persons (regardless of age), your group will get 20% off the ticket price of P500.00.  

To monitor promo, freebie, contest and discount announcements of Art in Island, follow their official Facebook page for the latest updates.

 For reservations and queries call Art in Island Contact Number: (02) 421 1356. Their email is artinisland@gmail.com.

  

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 

Posted in Family matters, Finger painting, Homeschooling, Learning through play, Our little man, Uncategorized

How we study during exam week..

I got the email from Kuya Angelo’s school that we can now access the End of Year school performance online.

I was so excited to see how he performed in the class so I hurriedly log in to my GLG account. 

Allow me to share the comment of his adviser. Sorry for bragging! ☺️I’m such a happy momma!😛 I’ll not post his grades nahiya ko eh! But he got straight A and A+. 😄 

Ok going back to my title post. Quick share lang how we studied during the exam week. In his school parents recieved an email mga 2 – 3 weeks before the scheduled date. 

Exam week starts May 25 – June 04. One subject per day and in the email there were pointers to review. Everyday there’s a reminder on what subject needs to focus. The child will bring revision worksheet as well so even if you have no time to check your email you can still review the child.

My son is into visuals so I made posters for his English subject.This helped him to easily grasp the concept of Noun, Adjective and Verb.

         

For his Science exam we made an artwork on how the plant grow. I let him use the paint and once dry I asked him to write the stages on how flower blossom and how plant grows.   

         

This strategy makes our life easier. And really works on him. How about you mommies what’s your tip on keeping your child study habit?   

 

Posted in Family matters, Motherhood, Our little man, Parenting style, School

Congrats Kuya Angelo!

For recieving the Best Achiever Award in your class.

  
May God continue to bless you with wisdom, understanding and knowldege thay you may be wise like King Solomon.

  

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. James 1:5

Daddy, Mommy, Tita Raquiza, Inigo and Isabelle are so proud of you our little achiever!