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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Z is 5!

I can’t believe this handsome little boy is now 5 years old!

Photo by Lianne Baccoro
Photo by Lianne Bacorro

Unlike the past 4 years wherein there’s a full production for a birthday celebration, we opted to have pockets of get-together with close relatives. Maybe this is me, still in denial that I HAVE A BIG BOY ALREADY! Kinda hard to accept that my first baby is now an independent little man, wishing for his own bed and is not that clingy to me anymore!

Photo by Lianne Bacorro
Photo by Lianne Bacorro

You will always be Mommy’s favorite son, no matter how old you get. I can’t wait to go on more adventures with you and see the world through your eyes. I’m just so proud of how you are as a big brother to Y, who tests your patience sometimes.

Thank you for always making me cry happy tears, my love. To infinity and beyond.