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Y’s 3rd Birthday

For someone *just* turning 3, Y was very focused on how the celebration should be! She had a say on every little detail and considers it to be her “happiest day ever!” and still talks about it until now.

She was very adamant that the party be held in her school so she will be able to celebrate it with her classmates. It was a good idea as they were only 20 kids in the school so allotting budget for snacks and giveaways weren’t that painful to the wallet and it was easy to DIY the invitations.

With her teachers at Discovery Barn Preschool.
For the kids: spaghetti, BBQ and puto from Bacolod Chicken Inasal.
For the adults: Garlic Rice, Chicken and Turon also from Bacolod Chicken Inasal.

So, for our My Little Pony-themed party, Y wanted to have ponies. And ponies she got! We had Make Believe Storytellers act out an interactive story starring Rarity, Rainbow Dash and Spike. Both kids and adults were laughing and moving to the story. It was a hit and my little birthday girl enjoyed every minute of it! I highly recommend their services as they really give what you want and would adjust to your needs.

Of course, a birthday celebration isn’t complete without sweets! For the second consecutive time, Bea of Bellefleur by Beatrix made Y’s colorful birthday cake! I had Y looking at pegs on Pinterest and she chose the design but said to only have one chocolate cake. So, that’s what she got and she was over the moon happy as we had cake-blowing in the school and at home. We also received cute, whimsical cupcakes baked by The Cake Project Manila. It had boiled icing which gave of the nostalgic feeling of a birthday party during the 90’s. Thank you Tita Marla for the cupcakes!

Speaking of sweets, we filled a Rainbow Dash pinata with lots of it! Thanks to Facebook, we discovered Kackie’s Pinata and she accommodated our order even with just a week’s notice.

And what’s a celebration without awesome pictures to remember it by?! Thank you Ripples of Life Photo and Video for indulging our family for a mini-portrait session after the celebration. I absolutely love how they turned out. Can’t wait to have them printed.

To my strong-willed baby girl, you bring a lot of color to our life. We love you soooo much, Y!

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Now Open: Active Fun in Shoppesville

We were thrilled to know that Active Fun has a branch very near to us! This means an easier way to plan after-school play dates. Z and Y checked it out and we liked what we saw.

The very cool wall climbing area!

+1 for having a restroom inside the play area premises.
I like to mop!
My OC boy packing away the stuff in the grocery.
Soshal! Raskorg for doctor’s tools.

The area is divided into two – a pretend play area and a more active playground type. You can go into both for P400/child/hour. I find an hour for both limiting so better to stick to one area if you won’t be staying for more than an hour.

The active playground has pads and foams all over for safety, though only foam benches are placed by the glass windows. There were 2 sets of slides short enough for kids ages 3 and up to go on their own. I especially liked the wall climbing area as it’s the first time I saw one for kids. It’s meant for kids 8 years old and above but I let Z try it and he got halfway through! It is spacious enough for kids to run around safely but I hope the management will put a limit as it may get crowded, especially if adults will also be going in.

For security, kids are given bracelet stickers and the designated person to pick them up is given a fetcher’s card. A restroom can be found inside the play area so there’s no need to go out anymore. There were a 5-6 staff present while we were there.

Hopefully, they get to maintain the state of the toys and facilities so they will be open for a long time! This momma needs to have a place to bring her energetic kids to, haha!

Active Fun

3rd Floor, Shoppesville Arcade, Greenhills

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Goo.n Diapers is now in the Philippines

Moms today are lucky to have a lot of options in baby care products. It gives us the freedom to choose which one suits our needs best; gives more buck to our money; and aligns with our values. And just recently, more imported brands have been making its way to our country because Filipino moms are discerning and meticulous about the products they use for their babies. One of these is Goo.n Diapers!

Goo.N Diapers is a leading diaper brand in Japan, Thailand and Indonesia. It is known for its ultra absorbent core and super soft, dry, and breathable outer sheets that keep moisture away from your baby’s precious skin! Both tape and pants type can absorb up to 5 cups of liquid and remain dry.

After absorbing 5 cups, Goo.n feels dry and does not sag. But if it’s tearing up on the seams, I think it’s time to change it even though it still feels dry. 

During the launch, sisters and new moms, Jessica Kienle-Maxwell and Stephanie Kienle-Gonzalez both shared how Goo.n is keeping up with their on-the-go lifestyle. They’re coping well with motherhood because their babies get uninterrupted sleep, all thanks to Goo.n!

Brand ambassadors, Stephanie and Jessica shares their motherhood stories.
Amber Smith-Folkman and Erik Menk, brand ambassadors of Goo.n also shared funny parenting anecdotes.

GOO.N offers premium (GOO.N Premium) and economy (GOO.N Friend) diapers. Each one comes in pants and tape variants depending on your child’s needs and diaper demands.

GOO.N Diapers are available in SM Hypermarket, Rustans, Robinsons, Lazada, Makati Supermarket, Pioneer, Unimart, Rose Pharmacy, Generica, Puregold (Duty Free), Landers, Baby Company, Fishermall. Alfamart, Cash and Carry, Alturas, and others, and comes in different sizes from Newborn to XXXL. SRP: GOO.N Premium Tape/Pant Super Jumbo – Php 680.00 and Jumbo – Php 420.00 and GOO.N Friend Tape Super Jumbo – Php 439.00, Jumbo – Php 229.00, Regular – Php 79.00

We received samples of Goo.n Premieum and Goo.n Friend. They also have wet wipes to complete the diaper changing experience! Large feels snug and right on my 2 year old (she weighs 12 kilos).

We have been experiencing issues with our usual diaper brand when we use it overnight. But, with Goo.n, there was no leaks, smell or discomfort! It was not sagging when she woke up that I wasn’t such in a hurry to change her.

Yes, this is Goo.n used overnight!

Babies and toddlers can really go on with Goo.n because it doesn’t stop them from playing or having a much-needed nap. I’m a convert and it is now listed in our grocery list. Y approves of it too!

Goo.n is available in convenient packs, making it easier to bring to the mall or out of town!

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