Category Archives: Family

My Little Drummer Boy

The little boy who’s not so little any more (sigh!) has taken a liking to musical instruments specially with playing the drums and his xylophones. Aside from enrolling him in his regular everyday classes, I’ve supplemented his learning with once a week classes in Kindermusik. This Month’s topic is about Go and Move, moving with the rhythm of various musical instruments as well as expressing their feelings through body movements.

What has your little one been up to? How do you develop their potential talents?

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Posted by on October 19, 2013 in Family, My Simple Life


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Warren Turns 2!

Warren turned 2 last Wednesday. Hubby and I decided to just celebrate it at home with a few friends and family. Saving up for another trip to Disneyland with the little one so no big fancy birthday celebration. Plus, we thought that if we’re celebrating when he’s 2, it would be very impractical. Nonetheless, I had to decorate the place a little.

Since Warren is into Minions now with the latest movie and phone app, I decided to make that his party theme. I passed by Dom’s Party Shop along Tomas Morato and found 3 perfect minions to put around our house. Also had a photo wall printed from our shop. Bought a few balloons and put them around the place.


The photo wall was such a huge hit with the kiddo. He kept on posing for the camera standing in front of the photo wall. Even dragged a chair to sit on and posed for the cameras again. Here are a few pictures of him.






Of course no party will be complete without food! So, worked my magic and produced these food. Ordered Royal Mango Salad (Php495) and Chicken Pastel (Php990) from Conti’s. Ordered Fresh Lumpia and Fish Florentine from QCSC. Crab Sotanghon and Shrimps were courtesy of my dad. Also had Chicken Rice from Stevie’s.


Lastly, had a Minion cake (Php900) and cupcakes (Php40 each) made. It was so last minute! Good thing my friend was able to get his sister to agree. It tastes as good as it looks! The non-minion cake was provided by my Guama and aunts.




Happy Birthday Kiddo! Mom and Dad love you! 🙂


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Sweets Anyone?

Do you allow your kids to eat sweets? Doughnuts in particular? The kiddo had his first taste of doughnuts last week and since then, every time we pass by a Krispy Kreme stall / shop, he’d identify and point to it.

What are your thoughts on this?



Posted by on September 9, 2013 in Family, Simple Eats


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Happiness comes in small packages. Lucky to be able to bring the kiddo to school on a regular basis.


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Posted by on September 2, 2013 in Family, Simply Fashion


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Last Weekend: Church and Kaochi Restaurant,

We have been bringing the little bundle of joy to church every Sunday without fail since January. The little one would clasp his hand every time he’d enter church and see the cross. How cute is that?

Last Sunday, after church, we trooped to Kaochi Restaurant for a family lunch. I’ve been to this place a few times but we’d normally order their short orders that’s good for two. This was the first time for me to try out their food for family sharing. Though food was so-so, I felt like the portion size was too small for the price. The little one enjoyed playing with Achi Baba and a game of pretend train play.

I’ve been using Camera360, a free phone app since the start of August. This is a perfect selfies app. Loving the filters which is essentially an auto-beauty shot or filter. It also has a collage feature (as seen above) and cartoonized filter. Here are some selfies taken with the little one last week using the app.




So, how was your weekend?


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The Week in Review

Last week was an extremely busy week for yours truly.

Warren started his first day in school last Monday and so yours truly had to be there in the first few days. Was extremely proud with how he handled himself in class. Yes, we enrolled him in a real school where he has to attend on a daily basis. Turns out, he’s the oldest in class! Can’t believe it! His youngest classmate is just 1yr and 2mos old. Are we turning to be tiger moms?



Mom celebrated her birthday last Wednesday as well. It was a small celebration attended by family. Unfortunately, wasn’t able to take pictures of the event.

We also had our Prulife Manager’s meeting at Brasserie 21 on the 21st floor of Security Bank in Dela Rosa Ave. Makati City. The place was a good discovery. Quite apt to conduct a meeting. Here’s a few pictures of the food we enjoyed.


Estimated budget per person is around Php1000 for soup, main course and dessert.

Half of Saturday was spent with our Prulife Unit family. As part of our mid-year planning, we had our members do their own dream board. As Theodore Roosevelt said, “If you Believe you can, you’re half way there!” And you need to be able to visualize what you want to have a direction where to go.


We spent part of the weekend with a nice couple friend binging on food cooked by Hubby and his friend. Diet GONE! Sunday was spent going to Active Fun with Warren, watching the Ateneo-Lasalle Basketball game and capping the week watching White House Down.







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Milestone: Warren in School

Thought I’d share a few pictures of Warren during his first few days in school. We decided to enroll him in an infant school already. He started class last July 1. He attends school everyday for 1hr each. I was greatly surprised to find out that he is the oldest in their class of 6 (he’s now almost 1yr 10mos.). The youngest classmate is only 1yr 2mos old! Enrolling him previously in play classes like Kindermusik or Gymboree class has helped in how he interacts with his peers as well as how he managed and behaves in class. Needless to say, snack time is his favorite class (Haha!). I’m actually the one that had to adjust as I’ve had to wake up by 7am already so we can leave the house by 8am for his 9am class (yawn yawn!).

Despite the class being short, they’ve managed to squeeze in a few modules – days of the week, parts of the body, craft session, snack time, story telling and hello/goodbye songs.





One of our decision point was whether Warren was too young for class. However, we decided to enroll him so at least he has a daily routine as well as get to interact with other kids instead of just spending his whole day at home. The class costs quite a bit. We paid Php12k for the first month which can be deducted from the Php80k-Php90k annual fee if we decide to push through. Good thing we’ve saved up for it already last year.


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