| Thursday, August 31, 2006
| party boy
|last weekend, we attended 2 birthday parties.
sat - 8th Birthday of Patrick
patrick is the only child of hubby's barkada. it was held sa Rancho Estate Hall sa Marikina. lil' boy had a great time watching the acrobats and unicyclist. bad thing me problem ang aming digicam so wasn't able to take pics. aliw din kasi it was the 1st time for lil' boy to join the pabitin, syempre kasama tatay nya, hehe. the souvenirs were personalized clock and personalized cd of "High School Musical". sobrang daming food and the lechon was yum-yum! sulit din ang sorbetes dahil naka-ilang balik kami, kahit na super lamig na dahil sa lakas ng ulan.
sun - 1st birthday of Danielle
danielle is the daughter of laura ni jon, a n@wie and officemate. i was supposed to decorate this party. we were already planning about this months ago pa. naaliw pa ako kasi Hello Kitty ang theme nya. eh i just love HK, as in! =) she was eyeing Dad's Makati as the venue before, so mega check na ako sa venue. kaya lang i told her nga na maliit ang place for her 150 guests. so hanap pa sya ng ibang venue. hanggang sa wala na syang makitang available venue and settled for their church na lang which is in Better Living, Parañaque. hay, feeling ko sobrang layo na nito, may toll na kasi eh, hehe. at dahil sa tingin ko eh mas mapapamahal lang sya sa akin coz the gas (fr marikina) and toll would be an additional charge, i just advised her to look for a party shop w/in the area na lang. =( we just did the tarp priniting of their backdrop.
so party day came, thank god it's sunday at walang traffic. at dahil sabi nila eh 1st exit lang naman from SLEX at napilit na din nila joyce (n@wie), pumunta na din kami. we were there past 3pm, 30mins lang ang travel time from marikina. good thing we attended kasi daming party perks. =)
got magnet cards from Konsepto ni meme (n@wie) and bracelet and phone tag from Gaboodings ni raquel (n@wie also).
also met joyce, a n@wie online friend. side kwento: her son trey is of same age with my lil' boy and trey celebrated his 1st bday last mar16 at Bounce. when i checked out his bday pictures, naaliw ako kasi Pooh din ang theme nya at same sila ng Pooh polo ni lil' boy nung bday din nya, different colors nga lang. haha. so napagkasunduan namin ni joyce na mag-uniform sila sa party ni danielle, hehe. sayang di masyado nakita ang kanilang mga polo. =)
that's laura & danielle, me & lil' boy and joyce & trey
abbie and mike with jm and their 4wk old baby mikaella were there also. laura was asking me kung anong i-label sa table namin, sabi ko either "n@w" or "milking moms" na lang, kasi lahat kami still breastfeeding eh, hehe. sabay-sabay nga kami dun sa table ngpapa-bf during the party, kaaliw! =)
we got the incredibles lunchbag as souvenir. i wanted to get the hello kitty for me instead, hehe.
we left at around 7pm already and had a great time!
we really love parties! at bukas naman ay party na ni andres ni pam. kami ang mag-decorate nun, gudlak sa amin! =)
|posted by apple @ 5:46 PM
| bora, bora, bora...
|as counted by my tickler...yipeee! it's just one week before lil' boy finally set foot on the famous white sand of boracay! =)
i'm still thinking how to pack lighly for 6 days?! hubby wants to bring only 1 trolley and a hand-carry, because he'll bring all those while i'm in charge of lil' boy. how would that possibly be? when we went to davao a few months back, we brought 2 trolleys and hubby's backpack and a baby bag, and we just stayed there for 4 days. so di ko alam kung anong magic gagawin ko sa pag-empake this time!
anyway, that's just a minor problem. concern ko pa din is the weather. i just hope and pray that everything will turn out as planned. =)
counting the days...
|posted by apple @ 9:40 AM
| Tuesday, August 29, 2006
| double blag-gag!
|accidents do happen talaga!
last saturday night, pag-uwe namin galing party, naglalaro kami ni lil' boy sa bed habang kausap namin si hubby na nagbibihis. he was standing at tinatanggal nya ang pants nya. ang kaso, nabitin yata sya sa pagtanggal ng pants kaya sumabit yung laylayan ng maong sa paa nya. na-outbalanced sya at lumagapak sa sahig, habang kami ni lil' boy ay nakatingin sa kanya. sobrang kinabahan ako kasi nakita ko yung pagbagsak nya, kaya worry ko ay baka napilayan sya. after a moment of silence, biglang tumawa ng malakas si lil' boy, nyahaha! akala siguro nya eh nagpapatawa ang tatay nya, hehe. kaya ayun, natawa na din kami ni hubby, kahit namimilipit sya sa sakit. thank god, wala masyadong nangyari sa kanya, medyo naipit lang ang toes nya kaya hirap maglakad (at mag-drive!).
after that, we slept early. actually, si lil' boy lang pinapatulog ko while brestfeeding. ang kaso, nauna pang nakatulog ang tatay nya sa kanya. kaya kahit di pa ako inaantok ay natulog na din ako at 9pm kasi wala na akong makausap eh, pareho nang knock-out ang mga boys ko.
around 12mn, nilipat ko si lil' boy sa side (so i was in the middle) para sa kabilang breast ko naman sya mag-feed. i put the big pillow sa side nya para pang-harang. kaya lang, ang likot matulog, ikot ng ikot. so after he brestfed from me, biglang ikot sya sa kabilang side nya (pillow side). ayun, nakarma yata dahil pinagtawanan nya ang ama nya, nyehehe. biglang nalaglag sa bed! sus, nagising tlaga ako sa gulat! pati yata kaluluwa ko at mga lamang-loob eh nagising lahat noh! pati si hubby, biglang nagising at napamura! buti na lang, dun sya sa malaking pillow nalaglag at hindi diretso sa floor. so isang iyak lang sya, then pagkuha ko sa kanya ay pina-bf ko ulit. ayun, tulog pa din, di man lang nagising. buti na lang talaga, sobrang pasasalamat ko sa Diyos, hay! eto ang isa sa mga kinakatakutan ko eh, ang malaglag sya sa kama, ayun, nangyari na nga. at sana di na muling mangyari pa. di ko kasi nalagay yung chair sa side ng bed eh, as extra support para di malaglag ang pillow. buti na lang may guardian angels si lil' boy. kaya ayun, from that time eh di na ako ulit nakatulog! binantayan ko na lang si lil' boy kung ok ba sya, hanggang sa antukin na lang ako around 3am na yata.
hay, the continuing saga of being a MOM talaga! =)
|posted by apple @ 3:31 AM
| Thursday, August 24, 2006
| Life Experiences...
|Taken from alpha.
Highlight the ones you’ve done.
01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone (one time!)
08. Said ‘I love you’ and meant it (many times)
09. Hugged a tree (for pre-nups, hehe)
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise (school days)
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars (in Batangas)
20. Changed a baby’s diaper (always)
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster (and I loved it!)
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
42. Had amazing friends (a LOT!)
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach (at Puerto Galera)
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day (preggy days)
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken (cross-finger =)
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo (does Henna count?)
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert” (nalimutan ko to, haha, our whole wedding has been featured sa PIPOL before w/ side interviews pa, feeling "expert" lang =)
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage (school days)
85. Been to Las Vegas (i love this place!)
86. Recorded music (for personal consumption, hehe)
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand (the Golden Buddha)
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children (currently)
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour (The Side A Band days)
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart (uh-oh!)
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse (my frustration)
119. Had major surgery (CS operation)
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon (not really bottom)
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents (...i wish!)
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper (wedding picture)
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language (in Hongkong)
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life
|posted by apple @ 3:02 AM
| Tuesday, August 22, 2006
| long weekend
|we were supposed to spend our long weekend with my parents in Tagaytay but opted not due to workload! =(
sat, 08/19 - went to pedia for follow-up check up ni lil' boy. thank god clear na ang lungs nya. then went to my balloon supplier to buy balloons and other things that we'll be needing for our sept 2 party (yes, we got it, yahoo! =). then went to do an occular of the venue in makati. after that, went to Glorietta, yehey! had lunch at Gerry's at 2pm, i was really craving for their sisig. lil' boy loved it too, di nga pinansin yung soup eh, as in rice and sisig lang kinain. kulang na lang beer, nyahaha!
then finally, shopping! =) of course, dahil kasama si hubby, 1st stop would be (san pa ba?) Nike. i saw this super cute Nike Free for infants! as in ang cute talaga, sayang wala pa yun before when we were buying shoes for lil' boy. at sayang din kasi wala nang sizes kaya di ko nabili (actually, di pala "sayang"..."buti na lang", hehe). kaya lang, meron naman cute slippers dun na gusto ni hubby. yung isa, black, and the other is blue&yellow. i like the blue for lil' boy, kaya lang wala na din size, so yung black na lang ang sinuot namin. ok naman para kay hubby, sakto daw pang-bora ni lil' boy! actually, basta may original "check" mark naman, ok lahat kay hubby eh, mwehehe. pero for me, i like the blue one and dahil nga tipid mode kami, sabi ko kay hubby, wag na lang. =(
so labas na kami. on our way to SM, napansin ni hubby na i was wearing my black Nike slippers, so biglang hirit sya ng "o terno pala kayo ni lil' boy eh, bilhin na natin." sabi ko mukhang delikado yang terno-terno kasi baka makiterno din sya, hehe. tsaka sabi ko na yung havaianas na nga ang gagamitin natin sa bora, terno-terno na din tayo dun, mwehehe. biglang hirit na naman sya ng "eh di ba natatanggal yung slippers na yun kay lil' boy, tsaka di mo pwedeng gamitin yung havaianas mo dahil mataas, baka madapa ka sa sand"! haller, lahat talaga ng lusot gagawin ni hubby, makabili lang! pero syempre, di ako nagpatalo!
so off we went to Toy Kingdom. lil' boy was so happy running and playing with all kinds of toys. pero syempre, talbog lahat ng mamahaling toys pagkita nya sa balls! as in dun lang sya tumambay at di na binitiwan. kaya napilitan si hubby na bilhin na naman ang ball, dagdag sa koleksyon ni lil' boy. and also bought some toys as pasalubong for hubby's mga pamangkin. after that, nag-ikot pa si hubby while ako ay umupo na lang sa isang tabi at nag-breastfeed until lil' boy fell asleep.
after that, went to Landmark, kasi naghahanap si hubby ng shirt (as usual!). eto ang maganda sa Ayala, hitting 3 malls agad. at dahil sa Glorietta kami naka-park, no choice kundi bumalik dun. at etong si hubby, di pa din natahimik, biglang hirit na naman:
h: o sige, hati na tayo dun sa slippers...
m: money down! (hehe, madalas kasi akong isahan ni hubby sa mga ganyan eh, kaya mabuti nang sigurado. haha.)
h: sige, dun na lang, matinong usapan na ito. =)
m: bahala ka ha. kapag di ka nagbigay dun, di ko talaga babayaran yun. kaya kitang tiisin, kala mo! =)
so we went back to Nike and got the black slippers for lil' boy. when we were about to pay, pinakita sa akin ni hubby yung black slippers for him naman. biglang hirit:
h: bili din ako para pareho tayong 3...=)
ayan na nga ba ang sinasabi ko eh, di papatalo ang asawa ko. at nang hingan ko ng pambayad (50% share for lil' boy at sa slippers nya), aba, binigay lang yung kay lil' boy. wala na daw syang pera (kasi nasa akin na lahat, nyahaha!). to make the long story short, naisahan na naman ako at di ko pa din sya natiis. hay! dapat talaga di na kami bumalik eh,,,ako ay nalinlang!!! =)
after that, went to IL's house. kaya mega play si lil' boy with his cousins. went home at around 10pm and we were so damn tired. but happy kasi nakapag-mall na naman kami as family. pero happier si hubby dahil dagdag na naman sa koleksyon nya! hehe.
sun, 08/20 - heard the 11am mass, then lunch with parents sa Robinson's. sakto na naman kasi naka-sale ang Rob. hay, daming temptations...bought a couple of blouses and shirts for hubby. then went home na nung hapon at wala na akong pang-gastos, hehe.
sa bahay, hubby worked on the profile of our new business (YES! wish! =) while i cut and finished the invitations of my client.
mon, 08/21 - holiday! just stayed home and continued the works. i was able to finish 4 scrapbook lay-outs, so happy. pero ang dami ko pa din pending lay-outs.
ganun lang kabilis ang tatlong araw, grabe, bitin! ang masaklap pa dun, nag-bakasyon din si yaya at hanggang ngayon ay di pa bumabalik. kaya parang di din bakasyon.
at kanina, sabay kaming umalis ni hubby papuntang office. so nakita kami ni lil' boy na nakasakay sa car at paalis. grabe sa iyak, halos maglupasay sa sahig. parang gusto ko na ngang bumaba ng kotse at isama eh, nakakaawa talaga.
kelan ba ang susunod na holiday? november 1 na, wednesday pa naman ito, middle of the week, ang corny.
pero 2 weeks na lang pala...BORA na! =)
|posted by apple @ 3:59 PM
| Friday, August 18, 2006
| August ish
|ganda ng title ko, pa-slang, hehe. wala kasi akong maisip na magandang title eh. August Models sana, kaya lang...wag na lang. haha.
as i've blogged here, my lil' boy is in the August "ish" of Working Mom. kaya lang, mali iyong nalagay na address. yan kasi iyong address nung nag-submit ng photo, kaya yun na din ang nilagay. astig anak ko, batang Tondo! nyahaha. tsaka iyong pinaka-ayaw ko pang pix ang nilagay nila, mas cute kaya sya dun sa iba. anyway, salamat pa din dahil nasa magazine na si lil' boy. =)
at syempre, di papatalo ang parents. Manila Bulletin's August 5 issue on All About Weddings feautured "Theme Weddings". and ours was one of the lucky weddings to be chosen. sayang lang kasi limited iyong pictures na nailagay.
sana sinama din iyong aking "butterfly bouquet"
at lahat ng pictues dito, nyahaha! =)
|posted by apple @ 3:28 PM
| Wednesday, August 16, 2006
|sobrang napuyat ako kagabi kasi si lil' boy, ubo na naman ng ubo.
kaya kaninang umaga, i've decided to take a half day leave and brought him to his pedia.
when we're all set, nakabihis na ako, si lil' boy at mama ko para samahan kami, wala pala kaming sasakyan na gagamitin, hehe. kasi ginamit ni daddy ko yung car namin dahil coding sya. while yung van naman namin ay nasa For Sale Garage na naka-park. so, sabi ni mama, mag-fx na lang daw kami tutal malapit lang naman ang hospital.
it was lil boy's 1st time to ride a public utility vehicle. kaaliw sya kasi sobrang tahimik, tinitignan lang nya yung mga katabi nya, nagtataka siguro sya kasi di nya kilala yung mga kasama nya, haha.
after the check-up and some new medicine prescriptions, abang ulit kami ng sasakyan. kainis lang kasi walang fx na available, pati mga cabs, wala din. ang madami ay mga jeeps. so antay pa kami kasi nga ayaw naming mag-jeep dahil maalikabok for lil' boy, eh may ubo pa naman sya. kaya lang, nagmamadali na kami coz' i needed to go to the office at may meeting pa ako. so after 15 minutes of hopelessly waiting, i told my mom na mag-jeep na lang kami.
so sumakay kami ng jeep na bakante pa, as in kami lang ang sakay. si lil' boy ay nakaupo between us. grabe, 'bata' na talaga ang anak ko, nakaupo na mag-isa sa jeep, hehe.
wala lang, naaliw lang ako. another first for lil' boy. =)
|posted by apple @ 5:52 PM
| Monday, August 14, 2006
| my SuperMEN!
we attended a Superman party last saturday. at syempre, di pwedeng mahuli ang mag-ama ko. kaya terno pa sila ng shirt nila. sayang kasi di ako nakabili ng red briefS nila na pwedeng isuot over their pants, nyahaha!
|posted by apple @ 3:50 PM
| Friday, August 11, 2006
| balloons, balloons & balloons
|that's my obsession. =)
yesterday, i was busy exchanging mails with a n@wie client. they'll celebrate the 1st birthday of her son on september with a Barney theme. she emailed me last week to inquire. she told me that she liked what i did to my lil' boy's 1st bday party, that's why she's interested on our services.
but unfortunately, he wasn't able to book my host, Bobi anymore because he had a prior commitment already. so the client had to check on Jelly Bellies' services.
oh my, Jelly Bellies! mukhang mahirap na kalaban because they are one of the BEST in the party business.
she asked me for a quotation on the decors that she wanted, so i gave her. actually, i gave her a quotation higher than that of JB, but of course, more inclusions. compared to JB, mas mura kami syempre. but compared on the "total look", at par lang kami with them. naks, hehe! gaya nga ng sabi sa commercial, "sing ganda, pero di sing mahal." nyahaha!
i am quite excited with this party, so i hope she'll get me. oh well, i'm always excited naman with every party we are doing eh. i'm always happy researching for new designs, learning on new techniques and shopping for new decors. i always frequent the malls and look for bright new ideas that i can incorporate on our designs.
anyway, last night, hubby was sick so we went to bed early. while breastfeeding lil' boy to sleep, i kept on thinking a new balloon design. at di ako nakuntento sa pag-iisip lang. pagkatulog ni lil' boy ay tumayo talaga ako at nagpunta sa balloon area ko. i got my balloons and experiment in the middle of the night! after 2 trials in inflating and twisting, i finally got the "look" that i want! yipee, a new balloon creation! and a cheaper one at that!
i showed hubby this morning my creation and he liked it. he was wondering when did i do it. in the middle of his paghihilik. hahaha.
i really love balloons, and decorating, and parties. it gives me this feeling of happiness and satisfaction. this is where i excel, and i guess this is my calling, hehe. if only i have enough money to really invest and concentrate on this business. if only my earnings on this will be as much as what i'm getting now. if only i can have it my way...
oh well, for now, it remains a side business. atleast i'm happy while i'm earning...a little! =)
|posted by apple @ 6:27 PM
| Monday, August 07, 2006
| sick & tired
|i feel so sick...i feel so tired! =(
maybe because i've been sick for a week already, and i'm not getting any better. hay, i'll blog that later, when i'm not so tired...
i'm so tired of being sick, i feel so low, don't have enough energy. can't even take care of my baby properly, i always end up being pissed off, which i'm so sorry about! i wasn't able to enjoy 2 weekends already, i basically spent it boringly at home. i missed our weekends family lakwatsa and bonding, i couldn't even hear mass for 2 sundays now!
and now here in the office, there are so many things to do, but can't find the courage and energy to start. can't even think properly!
what perked me just a while ago was the thought of BORA, our family vacation is exactly just a month away! i just texted hubby about it, about my depression and excitement, so ironic!
anyway, i'll just focus on that idea for now, can't wait!
but then, i realized, i still have a meeting at 4pm, and it's already 430,,,sigh! i hope time flies fast,,,faster that i can feel.
bye for now! it's getting nonsense. =)
|posted by apple @ 3:47 PM