Thursday, November 24, 2016

Our Little Schoolgirl: The First 3 Days

Lia is officially a school girl! :) We enrolled her in Kindermusik (Sing & Play for ages 1-2 years) and she's loving it!

Left: Taken on Day 1 before we left the house.
Right: reading again with daddy at the "transition room" before the class started.

Day 1 family photo op with Teacher Marah :)
"Peek-a-boo!  I see you!" :)
"I see you hiding there! Lalalala..."
Her favorite part of the class: parachute time! :)
Day 2 with the bells! :)

Day 3 with daddy! :)
With the banana and watermelon plushies she didn't want to let go of. Hehe.

Overall, Lia's first 3 days in school was pure fun!  She's very active, walking around and interacting with the other babies even in the middle of activities.  Hehe. We can tell that our daughter is far from being shy, just like the mommy daddy! =P  She speaks loudly, shouting "socks" when the teacher brings out puppet socks as props.  She says "shik shik!" while jiggling the vegetable shakers. She's talkative and noisy and it's a joy to just watch her. :)

So far, we're liking her classes at Kindermusik!  What's also good about it is the fact that there's "Kindermusik@Home," a learning resources site that helps parents extend the music, magic, and learning from class into the home.  With each learning theme, parents would receive a full album download of the classroom songs, stories, activities, and more!  I already got the first batch of downloads, and I'm excited to teach Lia at home! :)

This is their current read in class, and we get to read it to her at home. :)

Guide to activities that we can do with Lia at home. :)

The current sem will end in March, so Lia still has a lot of classes to go.  Wiiii! Cheers to more days of fun, music, and learning! :)


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Kiddie Workshops at The Study by Enderun

Looking for worthwhile workshops for your kiddos to attend?  You might want to check out the holiday wonders at The Study! :)

Naughty or Nice? A Seminar on Manners

Dear Santa: A Letter Writing Workshop

Jingle Bell Rock 'n Roll

All I Want For Christmas: Poem Writing

If Lia were older, I'd have her attend the seminar on manners, but she's still too small! Hehe. :) If you're interested, click on the links above or call Marla Aquino at 0917-994-6320 or 02-655-3609.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Kids at Kidzoona

We'd been planning this for some time already, and it finally pushed through! :) Last weekend, we brought the kids to Kidzoona at Solenad, Nuvali.

This is my mom, my nieces Angel and Alex, and of course my baby Lia. :)
Exploring the Burger Shop with daddy. :)
Picking the freshest fruits! :) I guess I could count on her to do the groceries when she's all grown up! :)

Lounging at the ball pit. :)
Lia didn't want to let go of her potato. Hehe. :)
Walking and jumping with mommy. :)

Of course, not only the kids had fun, but the kids-at-heart, too! :)
I just had to! =P

Daddy in the huge hamster wheel. :)

Overall, our Kidzoona experience was great! :) For 90 minutes, the fee is only P300 per child and that already includes one accompanying adult for free. Admission fees vary among the different branches, I got this list from, Kidzoona's official website:

The next holiday is on November 30, you may want to visit a branch with your family!  Promise, it will be so much fun! :)


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

4 Years Down

It’s been four beautiful years since Rolly and I tied the knot, and there has never been a day that I didn’t thank the Lord for him. Extremely mushy as this may sound, but he is my most priceless gift. More than anyone, more than anything. God could not have picked a better life partner for me. I am beyond blessed.

08 November 2012, Christ the King Parish

Bliss. <3

At the Glass Garden.  Our first dance as hubby & wifey, :)

Listening to our well-wishers. :)

I believe that we have a good life because I have a good husband. A good husband makes a happy wife, a happy couple makes a happy family, a happy family makes a happy home. So thank you, hubby, for everything that you are. Thank you for the kind of love that you shower me and Lia every day, for your patience, your selflessness. We love you to the moon and back. Happy, happy 4th anniversary!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Riella Pinya

This Halloween, little Lia has a second outfit - a pineapple onesie and crown! :) Hehe. Inspired by the pen-pineapple-apple-pen craze these days, my creative officemate Agatha made the costume for Lia.

At Lia's room before we headed out. :)

We went to Alabang Town Center for lunch and so that I could drop by the Belo Baby booth located there.  We did not go trick-or-treating anymore because our ref is still full of treats from the other day's Bellevue party.

Rolly and I were supposed to be a pen and an apple, but only Lia came in character. Hehe. :)

The little girl was happy parading in her DIY outfit! :) A number of mall-goers took notice of the tiny pineapple baby who kept on removing the crown on her head.


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