Story Time Night With Santa

December 4,2015 was one of the best nights my Princesses ever experienced in their life, according to them. We attended a Pajama Party that night and we did not expect that Santa would be joining us later that night. Princess M was the first one to see Santa appeared in the door and oh man, she was just mesmerized by him and stayed with Santa’s side and on his lap the entire time he was there.

Both adults and children had a really great time. Of course, it’s so fun to be around with other Filipinas and some whites and share the feast together that the host was serving. The party wasn’t only for adults. I admired how the hosts came up with an idea of crafts for the kids as well.

At first Princess J felt bored and she literally expressed that to me but then as the night went on, she learned to appreciate and joined the kids’ activities they had for the children. I will not forget our first Pajama Party ever! It was the best party for the entire family. Everybody had fun and enjoyed the night!

… Kids were attentive and listening to the story closely which was heaven for me… it’s not everyday we gather like this, be quiet and just listen.
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… the kids in the craft room making a “scentsy” made with orange and cloves. They do it by poking holes into the orange and insert the cloves into it, the orange then slowly releases its juice mixed with the smell of the cloves that makes an amazing natural room freshener.

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Drums Can Make Great Gifts

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My Children’s Interesting Play-doh Creations

My Princesses are 7 and 4 years old yet they think and talk like mature people, it is because we did not baby talk them when they were babies. We talk them like we normally would to older people and that’s why, at their tender ages, they can carry a conversation with you!

Not only that, they also have really creative thinking. When they are bored, like the firstborn, she would just leave the tv room and go to the study to draw or create something interesting like forming a figure out of play-doh. Below photos are creations of our Princesses.

The first one is of the big sister, it looks like a giant to me with big popping hair or head. She had made a lot of figures in the past and I for me, they were all cool to me for I myself, could not do it nor think of any figure to create.

The second one, the pink play-doh is of the little one. She created it the other day and she called me to the tv room to look at something cool and beautiful. And when I did, that is what she showed me.

I was amazed because I find it beautiful, one-of-a-kind, super creative thinking of hers that she got to make this “chain-hair play-doh”. Where did she got that idea from? I don’t even know. All I know is that it amazes me!

Play-dohs truly are a must have in every child’s life, it helps to invigorate their mind, enhances their creativity and most of all, helps develop their motor skill in the hand.

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… Princess M’s chain-hair play-doh and it’s pink because pink is her fave color
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Girls Decorating Their Own Tree

We have this 4 feet artificial Christmas tree for nine years now and I passed it on to our girls so they can have their own tree to decorate. Since they are now a bit bigger and can enjoy hanging ornaments up to it, I let them decorate their tree however they want it.

It’s the second year they are doing it and I would like to make it a tradition for them to do and grow up thinking it is the right thing to do when Christmas is approaching. As you can see in the photo below, they are busy and are trying their best beautifying their tree.

By letting them do it, it gives them a sense of accomplishment and that they are responsible and part of the family. That they too are needed and essential in this house.  I even let the big sister to put up the tree top which is a blue Angel.

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Halloween 2015

Here are three photos of the trick or treaters last night on their Cinderella and witch costumes. We make it a yearly tradition during Halloween, to go out in the neighborhood or wherever it is that offers fun, excitement and offer lots of candies!

Unfortunately, we don’t have pictures of the EV cityhall Halloween carnival this year because it was cancelled due to bad weather the other night. Anyway, mother nature allowed us to go out there and walk around the neighborhood for free candies and for us to be able to see some nice Halloween decorations around here.

I appreciate those homeowners really took the time and effort to decorate outside their house to make it look and make it feel like Halloween. The girls had fun and so was I. Not only, I got to enjoy the decorations but I had my walking exercise as well. How about that?

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Movie-Inspired Cinderella Costume for Princess M

There’s nothing better than receiving this FREE beautiful Movie-Inspired Cinderella costume from costume discounters website in exchange of my honest opinion.

Firstly, Princess M feels like she is a princess and for that, when I told her a couple of weeks ago that I ordered a Cinderella costume just for her, she got really excited and happy. I can only imagine the child’s feelings when she found that out and couldn’t wait for it to arrive and try it on but I tried to stop her because I know for sure once she takes it out of the package, she wouldn’t want to take it off.

So, my review for this dress took so long for I have waited for Halloween trick or treat night to take pictures of her. Here’s one of those that I really like with a great pose with the dress about to go start trick or treating in the neighborhood last night.

My Princess M really adored the sparkling dress. It came with a petticoat that makes the dress to look full! It is of great quality and it really sparkles making her feel gorgeous last night for the Halloween. Thank you Costume Discounters for this awesome dress you sent to our Princess.

Costume discounters by the way is a great website to be shopping for costumes of any event. They got tons to choose from. For male, female, boys. girls, or even 0-toddlers. Please check them out guys, promise you will love the selection they have for your little ones or for yourself.

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She Wrote Her Name for the First Time

I couldn’t be more prouder of my second born for she finally able to write her full name for the first time in her life. This is following to a few nights of practice writing activity I engaged her in. This is one of those great milestones that my once newborn has achieved. Hopefully, I can practice her to write her last name too so she will be ready by next year.

When she did this, I made sure I applauded and cheered her up so she will be encouraged to write more. We have been letting her write her initials on the calendar every time she does her number 2. I even spell out the letters that’s in her name and get familiarized with it, until one day… she finally write her name down on a paper, of course I dictate the letters to her. Good job little girl! Mommy is so proud of you!

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Alphabet Letters Writing Practice

This is a shot of Princess M practicing how to write her alphabet letters. Next year she will be starting kindergarten so it is just right to get her to start practicing how to write. I remember, this big practice book was given to us by a Filipina neighbor. It is what Princess J have used before she went to school also. It truly serves its purpose and now my second born is it too.

It is convenient for them, they can just erase the writings and begin again if they wish too. Not only they can trace the broken lines but also fill up some space in the bottom or if they get bored, they start drawing eyelashes on the animal drawings.

I am glad I introduce this to my second born, she is interested and is coordinating with me. Even just one letter a day can make a big difference compare to not doing anything the entire year. Although she has ample screen time, just one letter a day is good enough for her and learn the strokes and curves of the letters.

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Modern Parents Adorn their Babies with Team Gear

As it turns out, there’s not an age minimum for being a fan of major sports teams. While cheering on the Panthers, Lions, Yankees, and Celtics might seem like a purely adult activity, there are kids who are doing it, too. You might believe that, of course, if you see the clothes of the kids. Parents around the country today are getting their children into the act with their favorite team gear. This has been made much easier by the Internet, where people can search for tons of baby sports apparel ranging from full body gear to beanies and socks.

The Internet has made it much easier to find baby gear from a host of different teams. For newborns, there are little skull caps that feature the logo of the favorite team. For slightly older kids, there are even full jerseys. A kid growing up in New York might be able to wear a mock Mets jersey as the team makes its run through the National League East and the playoffs. The options are almost endless today, as more clothing manufacturers are making items that suit the needs of sports-crazed parents.

One of the upsides of this baby gear is that it’s less expensive than normal clothing, even though it features the legitimate logo of whatever team you might like. This is important, too, because parents will have to replace baby gear on occasion. What the baby wears at six months will be very different from what she wears at two years old. The solid price makes it possible for parents to buy items without having to worry about the child growing out of something that was very expensive. The Internet has helped to keep prices down by heightening competition among various firms. In addition to that, it’s made things much cheaper for people who want to sell these items. Their lower costs end up being passed down to the customer in some ways.

Sports fans today come in all sizes and shapes. They can be babies and toddlers. For parents who love their team, it’s highly necessary to dress the kids in gear, too. Whether you’re packing up the car and taking the whole family out to tailgate or you’re just watching the games at home, you can turn sports into a true family activity if everyone is decked out in proper gear.

Shower Me with I Love Yous!

Princess M at 4 years and two months is showering me with much “I Love Yous!”. As a mother, it is so heart warming to hear that your child must love you that much. It’s like she says it ten times  every hour plus the words ” because you are the most beautifullest girl in the world or “because you bring me to fun places.”

I can tell by the reasons she give me why she loves me is that she appreciates the things I do or have done to her.  Whenever she tells me she loves me, I would tell her back I love her and that she will still tell that to me when she is thirteen or sixteen because you know, that is when children starting to be rebellious and stubborn.