| Friday, September 29, 2006
| 1st dental check-up
i’ve scheduled a 10am appointment w/ Dr. Soraya Santos’ (pediatric dentist) secretary last friday. then while we were on our way, the secretary texted me and asked if i’m pushing through. told her that i’m already near The Medical City and will be there by 10am. unfortunately, we still waited for 2 freakin’ hours! buti na lang i was in a good mood at di ko na tinarayan ang secretary, baka kasi kay lil’ boy gumanti eh, hehe. there were 3 patients before us, eh 930am lang naman ang start ng clinic, so nagtataka ako kung bakit may 3 patients pa na na-sched before my 10am slot, hay! =(
so finally, it’s our time. buti na lang di pa inantok ang anak ko sa kahihintay. the dentist checked lil’ boy’s teeth.
unfortunately, he has tooth decay na daw. maybe because of the vitamin’s stain on his teeth and maybe because he hates brushing. the stains caused by Ferlin (iron vitamins) has been there a couple of months ago. di ko na din matanggal kasi super paiyakan kami every night sa pag-brush. sabay pa kami nyan mag-brush sa gabi ha. but of course, yung brush nya sa sarili nya ay more of play-play lang. when i do the real brushing on him, ayun, magwawala na, kaya hirap din ako eh.
so Dr. just brushed his teeth and applied fluoride (problem pa with fluoride application, 30 mins no liquid intake and 2 hours no solid. eh sa sobrang tagal naming naghintay sa 10am slot namin, syempre nagutom na si lil’ boy!) sobrang iyak siya, nakakaawa talaga. tsaka talagang ako, si hubby pati assistant ni Dr. eh nakahawak na sa kanya, pero nakakawala pa din, hehe.
after that, Dr. advised that filling is already needed para di na lumaki yung butas sa front teeth nya (pag-iisipan ko pa! though no drilling naman daw yun, just filling). then she gave us new toothpaste (P250) to use and Fluoride vitamins (P50). all in all, i paid P1,600! she also gave lil' boy a Spiderman toy as his prize, hehe.
after that, i breastfed lil’ boy to sleep sa van on our way to Galleria. we were at Galleria around 1pm and very hungry, but since di pa pwedeng kumain si lil’ boy, just ate Plato Wraps pantawid gutom. then, of course went to “the happiest place on earth” for hubby! at ito si lil’ boy, as always, enjoy sa balls!
then visited Geoffrey at Toys r’ Us!
didn’t enjoy TRU much, parang Toy Kingdom din eh, same old toys at mahal pa. di katulad sa TRU sa ibang bansa na super daming toys at mura pa. i just bought pieces of toys for him and gifts for the kids of my officemates. pero si lil’ boy, nag-enjoy naman, sa dami ba naman ng balls at basketball court na nakita nya dun eh, heaven!
finally, ay nag-230pm na kaya nakakain na kami ng lunch sa Pancake House. then shopping sa Robinsons until 5pm, saya! =)
heard the 11am mass at Robinson’s Metro East. then went to IL’s house for lunch and stayed until 2pm. back at home at nag-siesta until 330pm. then went to Makati Stock Exchange to attend the 4pm kiddie party of my officemate’s kids. sayang daw kasi she’s just new sa company and didn’t know na i organize parties. anyway, ok naman ang party nya, medyo mahal nga lang ang total contract price kasi kiddie-party eh. lil’ boy enjoyed the inflatables, the magic show, the puppet shows. sayang lang kasi super late na kaya di na namin nahintay ang bubble show.
that was how we spent our weekend. =)
|posted by apple @ 5:20 PM
| Thursday, September 21, 2006
|our 2nd family travel this year, the first was in davao last June.
we left our house around 12nn for our 3pm flight. buti na lang napagkasya ko ang things namin sa 1 trolley, 1 gym bag and a belt bag for hubby. and my small shoulder bag and back pack for me. good thing i'm still purely breastfeeding kaya wala kaming dalang bottles, formula and all, how convenient is that! =)
we arrived in Kalibo at 4pm, picked-up by Sampaguita Garden van. Ang ganda sa SG, "Everyday is Christmas" talaga! and super cute ng mga Precious Moments, i've always loved PM, super expensive nga lang, nyehehe.
so after checking-in and some freshening up, nag-tour muna kami around. but first, hinabol muna namin ni lil' boy ang free ride sa carousel and mini train.
then to the chapel. ang ganda ng chapel nila, though may finishing touches pa because the owner, Mr. Sam Butcher, was out of the country that time. he is by the way the creator of Precious Moments, and his paintings on the walls and ceiling of the chapel are amazing!
then we went to the Boardwalk just at the back of our room. sarap ng simoy ng hangin talaga sa tabing-dagat.
then we checked out the pool area. there are 2 pools and lil' boy just can't wait to swim. we ate dinner at the pool area. food was just ok, nothing fancy.
we're so tired so we headed back to our room and had a relaxing and fun bubble bath, w/ blowing bubbles on the side. =)
and had a good night sleep after.
woke up early to catch the sunrise at the Boardwalk. naglakad kami sa tabing-dagat kasama ng mga kasabayan namin sa plane. at may mga fishermen pa na kakadating lang at may mga huling isda. it was such an experience, parang ang simple ng buhay dun.
after breakfast, lil' boy had his cutest picture with them: =)
then went back to our room to take a bath and checked out. we left our things sa reception as we toured the rest of the place. we cheked out Jojo's Christmas Cottage and bought souvenir PM shirt for me and sando/short for lil' boy. then went to Sam's Mansion and his Precious Moments Gallery and saw his cutest creations. we also visited the Butterfly Farm and the Aquarium. all in all, super sulit ang overnight stay namin dito, sobrang nag-enjoy kami.
around 10am, hinatid na kami ulit ng van sa Kalibo airport, dahil dun naman kami sinundo ng van going to Caticlan.
the 1.5 hr. travel was tiring, nasa harapan pa naman kami naupo kaya medyo masikip. buti na lang lil' boy was sleeping the entire trip.
we arrived at Boracay around 1230pm. after checking in at La Carmela, we finally ate our lunch at the nearby resto. the hotel is nice, clean and new. and i was really looking for a resort with a pool, because i know lil' boy likes it better than beach. so eto na ang cheapest na nakita kong beachfront resort na may pool. downside is station 2 nga lang, medyo long walk to D' Mall and a trike ride to the whitest sand of Bora, which is in stn. 1.
after resting for awhile, had a dip in the pool. super saya na ni lil' boy kasi he really loves swimming. then strolled and had dinner sa mga ihawan sa tabi. tuwa ulit si lil' boy kasi naman puro jumbo ang mga hotdogs, his favorite!
then at last, we saw this lighted sand castles! the first time kasi na nagpunta kami sa Bora, walang mga ganun, kasi naman maulan nun. kaya excited kaming nagpa-picture, hehe.
woke up around 8am, had breakfast, then played with lil' boy sa sand. sulit lahat ng
toys na dinala namin, kasi super nag-enjoy sya. di nga lang marunong gumawa ng castle ang tatay nya, kaya wala kaming sand castle, mwehehe.
having problems uploading pics, kaya eto na muna...
then swim na kami sa beach, then sa pool.
around 10am, ahon na kami at sleeping time na ni lil' boy. lunchtime, ate at Gasthof at nag-ikot sa D' Mall. sobrang commercialized na ang D' Mall, meron na nga Ice Monster, Mongkok, Bite Club, Cindy's, Andok's at marami pang iba. meron pang wall climbing at mini ferris wheel.
then back to the hotel for a lil rest. then went to station 1 at namasyal, habang naghahabulan kami ni lil' boy sa fine white sand. =)
opkors, di pwedeng palampasin ang Choco Banana Peanut shake ng Jona's. then, dinner sa Coco Mangas after. enjoy din si lil' boy sa Coco Mangas kasi nakapaglaro sya ng husto sa table namin, habang umiinom, hehe.
sarap tumambay dito, ang comfy kasi ng dating eh. sabi nga namin ni hubby, sarap mag-inuman dun kapag marami kayo, kagulo siguro.
the usual routine, breakfast, then swim sa beach and pool.
at 930am, hotel ulit and prepared for Sunday mass. nag-trike kami going to Pearl of the Pacific, may chapel daw kasi dun at may misa ng 11am. so dating kami dun before 11, medyo umaambon pa. ang Shrine of Mary, Mother and Queen of All Nations ay located sa looban ng Pearl of the Pacific. a 10-minute walk through the forest. medyo gusto ko na ngang bumalik in the middle of the walk kasi parang kami lang ni hubby & lil' boy ang naglalakad dun. tsaka takot ako sa lamok dahil nga maulan at medyo forest sya. buti na lng dumaan yung mini van na naghahatid sa priest kaya naisakay kami. ang ganda ng chapel kasi nga nasa forest so maaliwalas talaga. tsaka ok mag-mass dun kasi iba ang feeling eh. pauwe, sinakay pa din kami kaya di na kami naglakad.
nag-trike na lang ulit kami to D' Mall and ate lunch at Mongkok.
pabalik sa hotel, ganito mag-stroll ang mag-ama ko:
at back view nga nito ang last post kong ang kuyukot, hehe.
after a very heavy lunch eh bagsak kami lahat sa hotel. around 4pm, hubby woke up for merienda pero antok pa din ako. kaya nag-date na lang silang mag-ama sa D' Mall at nag-take out ng Bite Club. while i was left sleeping and watching The Buzz! hehe. dahil sa heavy merienda, mga past 10pm na kami ginutom ulit. kaya labas pa din kami at kumain sa Andoks na open 24 hours. we were back sa hotel around 12mn, kaya officially ay bertdey ko na, yiheee!
hubby woke up early at nag-hilamos at toothbrush. taka pa ako baket eh usapan namin na late kami gigising. pero dedma lang ako at tulog pa din. around 7am, may kumatok sa door namin at sinagot ni hubby. dedma pa din ako, tulog pa din, hehe. then, biglang sabi si hubby "Happy Birthday Mahal!" so pagdilat ko, may breakfast in bed na ako, with matching bday cake at gift nya na wallet (na walang laman, haha =).
having problems uploading pics, kaya eto na muna...
wow, how sweet naman! buti na lang tulog pa si lil' boy kaya na-enjoy namin ang "moment". ate the food and the yummy cake. ang sarap ng cake, grabe! parang di gawa sa probinsya. =) after that, tulog ulit kami, hehe.
woke up around 10am and prepared our things. trike ulit kami to Waling-Waling, nagpa-reserved kasi ako dun ng cabana for our lunch eh. sarap tumambay dito at magduyan-duyan. hay, "this is life!" talaga. =)
just had our lunch and merienda there. konting swim-swim and play-play si lil' boy. then we had a relaxing massage. nakakatawa pa kasi syempre di kami pwedeng magsabay ni hubby magpa-massage. so nauna sya while i was playing with lil' boy. aba, nung nakita nyang minamasahe ang tatay nya, nagagalit ba naman, hehe. at nung ako na ang minamasahe eh umiyak, as in umatunggal hanggang nasa beach na sila, nakatingin pa din sa akin at umiiyak. mwehehe, akala siguro nya sinasaktan ako kaya umiiyak. though i tried to explain na "massage lang niya si mama, like what i'm doing to you every night". iyak pa din sya. side kwento: everytime makikita nya kaming naghaharutan ni hubby, nagagalit sya, biglang sisigaw, akala nya siguro nagsasakitan kami, hehe.
back to bora, we just enjoyed our LAST day in Bora, huhu! we stayed there until 6pm, then back to our hotel. after taking a bath, had dinner sa hotel resto. then time to pack up our things. hay, kay bilis talaga ng araw kapag nag-eenjoy ka.
woke up at 530am at niligpit na lahat ng gamit. at 6am, hinatid na kami sa port sa likod. then boat na to Caticlan. while vaiting for our bus, nag-breakfast na muna kami dun. then the 1.5 hr. travel to Kalibo. we were there by 9am for our 1015am flight. so eat muna ulit si lil' boy ng merienda while i bought crabs and suman pang-pasalubong.
we were in manila by 1115am and finally home by 12nn. at syempre, super na-miss ng lolo't lola ang kanilang nag-iisang apo. and look at their cute pasalubong from cebu:
nag-cebu din kasi silang dalawa (my parents) while we were in boracay. fully-booked na kasi that time ang bora kaya di na sila nakasama sa amin.
for me, this is the happiest vacation we ever had. sobrang happy na talagang ayaw naming dumilim at mag-gabi dahil matatapos na naman ang isang araw, hehe. every night nga ay nagkaka-countdown kami, tipong "hop, 2 days down, 4 to go...". enjoy din namin ang room namin kasi syempre naka-aircon 24/7, kaya super lamig talaga at sarap magpahinga. isa pa, super laki ng bed namin, a queen and a double na pinagdikit namin. kaya talagang di kami "rubbing elbows" matulog, haha. kahit magpagulong-gulong kaming tatlo sa bed, pwede. and syempre, the time ALONE with my family for 6 straight days ang na-enjoy ko talaga. hay, vacations like this are really priceless! kahit na medyo "priceFUL" sya eh sulit naman sa saya namin at ni lil' boy.
sana maulit muli...
for more pics, please click this.
|posted by apple @ 4:00 AM
| Tuesday, September 19, 2006
| ang kuyukot,
hay, the boracay adventure was great! i'm still resizing the pictures and composing my blog for our entire vacation.
sa ngayon, eto muna...
yan si lil' boy habang nakasakay kay hubby while strolling sa bora. ayaw kasi maglakad sa sand, lumulubog siguro paa nya, hehe.
more pics to come...
|posted by apple @ 3:00 AM
| Thursday, September 07, 2006
| bukas na!!!
|finally, isang tulog na lang ay nasa Boracay na kami! yipeee! =)
kainis lang kasi medyo nag-uulan dito sa manila. pero ok naman daw ang panahon sa bora. sana nga maging ok na lahat.
since it's lil' boy's 1st time to enjoy the white sand of bora, i want it to be memorable for him. when he was in Bohol Beach Club (Bohol) and Pearl Farm (Davao) kasi before, di pa sya nakakapaglakad, kaya he wasn't able to play around. eh ngayon, for sure, he'll be enjoying the sand and sand castles. kaya i bought a lot of cheap toys na pwedeng laruin namin sa sand. besides, 6 days kami dun kaya di lang kami puro beach as in swim, me sand activities din dapat, hehe.
i bought shovel and molds for the sand (panggawa ng castles), flying blaster (para maghabol-habol sya dun sa buhangin), magic drawing board (current fav toy nya ito), balloon helicopter (his priceless laugh when we tested this last night sa room namin, kaaliw), and the bubble fan (may elecric fan na, may bubbles pa, hehe).
it's such a feeling to see these inexpensive toys bring out smiles and laugh from my lil' boy. i just hope he'll enjoy all these pagdating sa bora.
please pray for our safe trip, thanks! =)
kwento and pictures next week.
|posted by apple @ 2:00 AM
| Tuesday, September 05, 2006
| Barney party
|as what i've blogged here, the party was held last saturday in Makati.
pag uwe ko from work ng friday, nag-start na gumawa yung tao ko. and we lasted until 2am, kasama na dun ang breakSSS para sa kakulitan ni lil' boy. at dahil Barney nga ang ginagawa namin, ayun, di paawat sa kulit, sobrang love na nya kasi si Barney, hehe.
woke up at 7am ng saturday dahil may tinapos pa din ako at inayos yung mga ibang lumiit at pumutok na balloons. by 11am, we're all set to the venue.
we arrived there before 12nn and started preparing. Pam, the n@wie mom arrived there around 1pm, at sobrang mukha kaming mga basang-sisiw sa pagod at pawis, eeew! ito ang mahirap sa pag-decor, sobrang ineeet! kasi naman, binubuksan pa lang ang aircon 30mins before the party, kaya talagang matinding S-A-C-R-I-F-I-C-E! =)
but upon hearing Pam's comment on the decors, napawi na lahat ng pagod ko, naks! as in super thank you-thank you sya kasi she really liked what we've done. thanked god at nagustuhan nya.
when we were just discussing for this party and she told me na Barney ang theme nya, i suggested to have "Hot Air Balloon - Barney" theme, para may "dating" naman and not just the usual Barney decor.
so for the invites, we gave her 2 lay-outs to choose from. ang kaso, di sya makapamili coz' she loved both. kaya she ordered the 2 designs, hehe.
and since limited din ang budget, we had to create something simple but beautiful, like:
the entrance arch
the pillar (w/ Barney) & gift table sculpture
the floating balloons all over the party place
the backdrop with the clouds and the cutie rainbow
the big hot air balloons w/ Barney (stuff toy)
the table centerpieces w/ Barney miniatures
the 4-ft standee of Barney & Andres
everybody loved the decors, including Pam's hubby and parents. they were all praises!
we finished at around 2pm, way before the 330pm party time. and so we left happy and fulfilled. =)
that night after the party, Pam texted me again her super thanks. and to quote her:
"Hello super thank u sa pagdecor as in lahat ng guest nagandahan, pinagagawan ung balloons...cant thank u enough =)"
wow, how sweet! iba ang feeling everytime we hear such comments on our work. and sobrang nai-inspire kami to think and create and do more. kahit na hindi malaki ang income dahil mura lang ako maningil, hehe, sulit pa din kasi masarap ang feeling kapag na-appreciate nila yung ginagawa namin. yung feeling na di kayang bayaran, priceless kumbaga. =)
til' next party! =)
|posted by apple @ 5:24 PM