Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas 2007

It's the most wonderful time of the year...definitely especially for the kids. A family celebration that i've been missing almost every year since the day that most of my family members need to leave & work abroad. I missed them very much! My parents & my partner. I'm so envious to some of you who really managed to gather all your family members to be together and celebrate as one happy family this wonderful season. With the parents (lolo & lola) with you, some relatives, the kids and of course your better half. I really missed those moments. Oh well, at least I have my little girl with me and my bro to rejoice the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. I still thanked "him" for all the wonderful blessings he had given to me & my family. We just had a simple dinner but didn't have the usual "Noche Buena" na because Sam is already fast asleep.

Sam just enjoyed opening her christmas gifts the next morning. She just had few unlike last year that she really had a lot. And because some are still to follow from my in-laws, they'll try to visit this coming new year. And some from her Ninongs & Ninangs. And maybe because "nanawa" na din ako to buy her some more toys. I just spent most for her clothes na lang. Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Barney Layout

Here's the layout I've made for my Sam & Allysa's mini eyeball at the Barney show in Araneta Coliseum last Dec. 22, 2007. The paper with barney prints is my own design and the elements were from some kits I have downloaded before. The stickers are mine too. I just grabbed some barney images online then had it cropped & stroked with white borders then whola!...an instant barney stickers! I just love scrapping kids photo especially these kind of special moments. Aren't they're cute? =)

Sam in the farm

This was the time we visit our relatives from Pulilan Bulacan to attend our new nephew's christening (from one of my cousins, my mom's side) last Dec. 23. It's also the time she met some of our relatives on my mom's side and played with her 2nd degree cousins. Sam enjoyed the not so long expedition going to Bulacan. She didn't sleep @ all during the trip and just enjoyed viewing the rice fields and farm animals along the way. She had this chance to take a closer look to some of my cousin's ducks & pigs and really liked looking @ them. She even sang the "Old McDonald had a farm" in her very own words while watching them..iyaiyayoh!...hahaha!

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Sam meets Santa!

After the Barney show, we took the chance for Sam to meet & greet Santa Clause @ the Gateway mall. We had our lunch first and stroll around the mall after while waiting for Santa for the 3:00pm sched. There's only few kids & parents waiting @ the upper ground floor, activity area of the Gateway mall where Santa will have the meet & greet thing. When Santa arrived, everybody looked astound including me...hehe, because he really looked like the real one that we see in TV. The big fat guy who has a long white curly hair, big tummy, rosy cheeks, big blue eyes with a pair of eyeglasses and wearing a santa suit. I thought Sam will get scared to get near on him, but she's not. She even say "hi Santa" with a waiving hand when she saw him. She's really excited especially when it's our turn to meet & greet him. She allows Santa to pick her up & sat her on his lap for the picture taking. I'm simply proud of my little girl! And very thankful to Santa for the great opportunity to meet him though he's not the real one, he made lots of kids happy.=)

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Barney... Let's Imagine Tour in Manila 2007

Sam finally watched her most awaited Barney show today, 11am @ Araneta Coliseum. We arrived @ the big dome almost past 11 because of heavy and irritating traffic. I'm so worried because I thought we'll gonna be late for the show and will missed something. I even texted Nina if the show actually starts on time, you know american time since the performers and the Barney mascots were all foreigner. Glad that they had this almost 30 mins grace period allowance for the late comers and we didn't missed anything. We did had a very nice spot though it's not on the VIP's, Sam can still see Barney clearly. I was able to sneak in my bro's digicam and gave in my own as a trap for the guards...thanks for the tip sis Nins!...hehe =) I just don't get it and can't see the reason why they're not allowing the cameras inside the show. Hello! it's a kiddie show and they should expect that the crowd includes a bunch of kids and a very excited parents who will not allow to missed the chance to catch this wonderful moments of their kids with their favorite TV idol. They're so mean!...hahaha! But then I was still able to sneak in my bro's digicam..hehe! Oh well, there's really no impossible to a mamarazzi like us..mommies!..lol! I was able to meet in person also my very good online mommy friend, Mommy AC and her cutie Alyssa for the first time. This kind of kiddie gatherings are the best chance to meet our online buddies. Just like me, I was able to meet new friends thru different community online who are also mommies like me and shares a common interests as a mom. I'm really glad that i finally met some of them and our connection is not just only thru online but hopefully, a new friendship to last. The kids really had a great time watching the show and so did we, the mommies! =)

The show, that runs from December 19 to 23 at the Araneta Coliseum, had everyone’s favorite purple dinosaur embark on a magical journey with his Ideas Factory leading the way. With their human friends Daniel, Ethan, Madison and Taylah, Barney and his prehistoric allies Baby Bop, BJ and Riff (Barney’s cousin who makes his stage debut in this all-new musical) set off to test the limits of their imagination. There was a lot of dancing and music in the show, and issues on the environment, healthy eating habits and the benefits of teamwork were tackled, too. Sam enjoyed watching Cousin Riff find an entire marching band in the machine, sang with Baby Bop and flew high with BJ as he takes the plane on his journey.

Let’s Imagine Live—The Philippine Tour not only features the songs from the TV show that Barney’s fans have grown to love but a handful of new songs that will be presented for the first time. Enhancing the kid-friendly tone of the production are the use of multimedia imagery, live actors (including four dancers who play various characters ranging from fruits and vegetables to musical instruments to trees), giant inflatable props and the stage debut of Barney’s cousin Riff who loves music and tinkering with various objects. Since Barney’s debut in 1988, the lovable T-Rex (who is actually 200 million years old) has brightened the day for millions of children worldwide. And for this Philippine Tour this Christmas, Barney will continue to weave their magic and spread comfort and joy to Filipino kids. Tickets ranges from P1575 Reserved seating for VIP's to P525 Upper box free seating.

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Last minute shopping!

Sam & I were still managed to have our last minute christmas shopping @ this time! (dec. 20)...haha! I'm running out of time and my christmas shopping list are not yet complete..ayayay!..LOL! To avoid the crowded mall, i'll always make sure to arrived there before it opens. But the people are already jam-packed outside as if everybody's already panicked buying. Just need to buy a few more from my list and we should be off the mall as soon as possible. We were still able to meet with "kumare ng bayan"..haha! Irish with her cutie Aynrand and had a very nice time eating lunch @ Pizza Hut.

Date archived: Dec. 20, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Meet & Greet Santa @ Gateway!

Weeeh!... Can't wait have this opportunity to finally meet & greet our ever loving own version of Santa. If ever it's Sam's first to see a "Santa Clause" in person. Hope she will not get scared of him...haha! We'll hopefully grab this opportunity after the Barney show on December 22 since the Big Dome is just beside the Gateway mall. See you soon Santa! =)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Sam meets the Giant Christmas Tree!

I was able to bring Sam to Cubao last Saturday to check out the famous giant Christmas tree standing near Araneta Coliseum that is very well known since our childhood days. She was so amazed and stunned on what she saw and suddenly said..wow! giant giant tree! (reminds her of the giant in her dora's fairy tale adventure). Too bad that the Fiesta Carnival didn't last up to this time. It took me a while to get the chance to take her pic beneath the tree because of the inevitable passing of people along the street where the tree stands. We headed to the Gateway mall after to treat my little one with a scrumptious lunch, and did some christmas shopping later that afternoon. We both had a great time.

Date archived: December 8, 2007

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Sam loves the holiday daughnuts from Krispy Kreme

We got to enjoy the new holiday treats from Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The doughnuts are really good but kinda too sweet for my taste buds...hehehe. I used to eat kasi our very own dunkin & mister doughnuts (internationally known too) and their sweetness is just enough for me. Though the krispy kreme doughnuts are too sweet, it's heavenly luscious! A vey nice treat for all of us once in a while. The doughnut itself actually melts in your mouth (parang m&m..hehe) and just a piece of it is just right enough to satisfy our sweet tooth. Sam just enjoy the toppings and didn't finished her piece. She just got amazed of the cute and colorful decorations.

Date archived: Dec. 15, 2007

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Sam's fun day @ Kevin's Toy & Library

This is located @ the 3rd level of Trinoma mall. A place where you can leave your kids safely (above 3 y/o, need a guardian if below 3) that they will truly enjoy while you are busy shopping. Since Sam is stil under 3, i need to accompany her. Well, i can't imagine leaving her there alone even she's already 4 or older though..hehe! We both had a great time. She enjoys the toys and the playroom and me as the mamarazzi mom once again..lol!

Date archeived: Dec. 10, 2007
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Friday, December 7, 2007

Mickey Mouse & Friends Meet & Greet @ The Block

Sam and I had this chance to meet and greet our famous disney characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy last friday, December 9 @ The Block of SM north. We did some christmas shopping and didn't know that there's an event like this @ the mall. No need to purchase anything. Just fall in line and wait for your turn. Sorry I wasn't able to get the date schedule of until when they will be having the event, but for sure they are still there this Sunday December 9. You can meet them @ three different sched time..2pm, 4pm and 6pm. So what are you waiting for? Hit the mall now and get the chance to meet and greet our ever so loving Mickey Mouse and friends!

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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Casa Santa, San Isidro Antipolo

One of the place i'll really love to visit especially this holiday season. Introducing the Casa Santa, an internationally recognized Santa Clause collection that house Santa items ranging from life size, singing santas to Turkish inspired bronze plaque of Santa Clause. At present, it is one of the most extensive private collection of Santa Clause items in the country. It contains a massive “Santa” collection with over 2,000 santas in every imaginable size and configuration that extend from Santa blankets to a chessboard with Santa figurines to Swarovski Santas that riddle every nook and cranny of the house. And unlike traditional stuffy museums, the Casa Santa is a fun museum in that the visitors are free to inspect the items closely, or in some cases, play with it.

In December 2005, the Casa Santa was featured in international television thru Associated Press. It is also oftentimes visited by school children. It brings joy to everyone the whole year round. True to her nature as a fun loving art collector, Jardin’s proprietor did not stop at the Santa collection. She has extended her collection to other works of art such as the sculptures of renowned artists Ed Castrillo, Michael Cacnio and Ral Arogante. It is displayed and incorporated in the elegant landscape design of artist Tony Leano.

Another curious item in the Jardin de Miramar is the restored Noah’s Ark. Noah’s Ark is an antique wooden fishing boat reconstructed into a play/dining/bar area. And like any work of art in the Jardin de Miramar, this antique boat not only serves as a charming relic that is lovely to look at. It is a hardworking piece of art where guests at the venue can hang out. Indeed, Jardin de Miramar is not only a party venue but also it is a fun filled, living and breathing museum nestled under the canopy of nature.
Apart from Casa Santa Museum and the Galera playground, seven different thematic party venues are available for rent within the grounds of Jardin de Miramar.

For more inquiries, please call:
Phone: 817-1591
Address: 276 San Jose Extension, Brgy. San Isidro, Antipolo
Directions: From Marcos Highway (Masinag Market), turn right to Sumulong Highway then turn left to Circumferential Road (see Jardin signage). Turn left to San Jose Ext. (see Jardin signage on your left). After 50 meters on your right is an orange fence.
Website: www.miramar.com.phOther Contact: miramar@globenet.com.ph