On Your 6th

Six feels like a turning point…

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After observing you in school last week, I can really say that my baby has grown up to be a responsible little man. You’re slowly coming out of your shell and you are now more confident of who you are. I’m really proud that you’re starting to form friendships and enjoy playing with your classmates, even if I’m around.

My wish on your birthday is that you don’t lose the curiosity to learn more and ask questions. It might be a difficult task for me to provide you with the correct answers (Why is there a black hole? Why did your grandpa die? Can I go to the moon?) but seeing how you like trivia and reading books transport me to my own childhood.

I used to wonder how this time will be like. No amount of studying and reading parenting books could’ve prepared me. But, we’ll learn together. As with the past five years, you’ve taught me to believe in my capabilities as a mom. I know you’ll bring in more lessons and challenges but I promise you that I will always try my best to focus on you — to focus on what matters.

To infinity and beyond! 

Happy 6th birthday, Z! We’ll make all your dreams come true.

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Food-filled Summer Activities

I can’t believe that summer time is over and both kids will be starting school in just a few days! Here I am reminiscing about our food-filled summer activities that I hope will be etched in my kids’ memory banks.

No-Fuss Picnic

We wanted to have a leisurely breakfast, so we a got a mat, any food we fancied and sat down for almost 2 hours! No planning involved. Both Z and Y enjoyed and got to try different kinds of food.

#BakeOutoftheBox with Flour Plan

Like me, Z has a sweet tooth and a weakness for Crinkles (See my #CrinklesChronicles on Instagram). I chanced upon Flour Plan online and I thought it would be a great activity for us. Flour Plan makes baking easy for us moms because all the materials you need are included in the box (except for perishable items like egg and milk). The ingredients are pre-measured so you’ll just have to follow the cooking procedure. The steps were easy to follow, even non-bakers can make it! We made A LOT of crinkles to share with every one in the house!

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DIY Pizza

I think kids are more open to trying out new food items when they’ve played with it. Such was the case when we made our own pizzas! Z and Y devoured the mushrooms, ham, onions, and cheese – even before the pizza got cooked!

Colored Bread

Here are the ingredients you need to make colored bread:

  • White Bread
  • Milk
  • Food Color
  • Sugar

Follow these steps:

  1. Divide the milk into different containers, depending on the colors you want to make.
  2. We experimented with the number of drops per food color and made cute combinations.
  3. You may use a brush or dropper to put the milk into the bread. Just make sure it won’t get soggy.
  4. Sprinkle a little bit of sugar to taste before toasting it.
  5. Serve with a little butter on the side and enjoy!

Food proves to be a common interest in my kids and I like that! I look forward to more foodventures with Z and Y 🙂

What were your memorable activities this summer?!

Our #MYOH2017 Experience

Z and I had a fun time at our first Make Your Own Havaianas event! Havaianas has been a staple in my wardrobe, especially during college days when it was very cool to go to class with that just-got-out-of-bed look. It was just a great time to share a piece of my “childhood” with Z, as this year’s theme was all about the 90’s.

Happening until Sunday, May 14 at Mega Fashion Hall, Megamall.
Happening until Sunday, May 14 at Mega Fashion Hall, Megamall.

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I let Z choose our pair, with the help of the spinning wheels. My gamer son immediately identified the game icon and chose it for his pair. We can go twinning with our commemorative pairs!

 

Sooooo happy with his glow in the dark Havaianas!
Sooooo happy with his glow in the dark Havaianas!
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Z’s pair on the left: commemorative pair + glow in the dark straps + 1 regular pin = P945 My pair on the right: commemorative pair + rose gold metallic straps + 2 regular pin = P1245

The numerous choices were overwhelming so for first-timers like us, better to choose the commemorative pair since it is exclusive to the event. Can’t wait to wear ours on our upcoming beach trip!

You can still have your own pair customized as Make Your Own Havaianas is open the whole weekend (May 13-14) from 10 am to 10 pm at Mega Fashion Hall, Megamall. There are a lot of assemblers present so waiting time isn’t that long. Be sure to get a picture in the dark room!