Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My Little Girl Is Now 7!

My little girl turned 7 two weeks ago but we gave her a party last Saturday. (and yes, mom was so busy planning this momentous event.) It was a successful party and kids enjoyed it a lot.
In the Philippines, most parents look forward to their child's 7th birthday. It is one of the celebrated years in child's life, so parents make sure it is as special as possible.

We hired the magician/clown to entertain the kids.

Kids were engaged from the minute she started setting up until the minute she said goodbye.

All kids were lined up for the most anticipated balloon sculpture. ( Blinkee is an expert on this)

The Puppet Show- courtesy of our friend Sally Cragin.

The Pinata...

and the cake for the finale...

Friday, June 4, 2010

Fly High Butterfly!

Visiting butterfly places is a fun thing to do and my little girl enjoys it a lot. These butterflies were from the butterfly place at the Bronx zoo.
While browsing a book about butterflies I found this interesting story that I think It's worth sharing,"Hope For The Flowers"- It is the tale about the heroes Stripe and Yellow who want something more from life than eating and growing big.
Stripe who watched fellow caterpillars climbing and stepping on and over others with no idea about what was at the top. When he asked others what was at the top, the answer was "No one knows but it must be awfully good because everybody’s going there." Stripe tried for a while and even met a lovely female caterpillar named Yellow and they tried together and gave up together. Stripe tried again, and one day, as Yellow was waiting for Stripe to come back, she discovered a grey caterpillar struggling to get out of a cocoon. She offered to help, but the grey caterpillar said, "No, I have to do this to become a butterfly." Yellow asked, "What is a butterfly?" It is what you are meant to become. It flies with beautiful wings and joins the earth to heaven. It drinks only nectar from the flowers and carries the seeds of love from one flower to another. Without butterflies the world would soon have few flowers. Yellow asked, "How does one become a butterfly?" The answer was "You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar."

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Devil's Tongue?

Wow! That is so pretty! uttered the lady behind me. Oh yuh, isn't it gorgeous? I said. Euww.... DEVIL'S TONGUE??? well it's beautiful, but I am not going to take a picture, she said. Then she left. I did take a shot. Here it is showing off what I got from the botanic garden we just visited last weekend. Isn't it pretty?

Saturday, April 17, 2010

No One Ever Said Parenting Was Easy!

If eating a small amount of food for an hour each meal is developmentally normal and age appropriate, this really drives me crazy. My 6 1/2 year old little girl eats healthy food, no doubt about it, but she only eats very little of everything. At home I give her fruits, vegetables,yogurt and sometimes as a treat chips and crackers. I always make sure that she eats what I give her. But in school, she doesn't finish her lunch. She brings her lunch box home hardly touched or even when she buys food at the cafeteria. I know that fights about food intake lead to ugly issues later in life, and a battle I will never win but this is really so stressful for me right now.
I hope she will outgrow this habit soon...
Any suggestions out there is welcome and very much appreciated.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Knock, Knock...

Who's there?
Orange who?

Orange You Glad You Ate An Orange Today?

It's pretty much safe that people know that oranges are loaded with Vitamin C. But did you know that they also contain many other nutrients, which help your body fight off diseases? There's folate, potassium, and antioxidants. these nutrients may reduce bad cholesterol levels; fight age-related diseases and help protect your skin.

With all the healthy goodness wrapped so neatly under the peel, an orange makes a great snack for people in a hurry!

Trying To Be Active Again...

I can't believe I have been in hibernation for 3 months. Thank you very much to all the visitors who always visit my site even if I don't have an update. I will try to post a good entry and be active again.

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