My Sisters ( Momimhar posted on July 18th, 2014 )

My sisters.

My sisters.

These are my sisters.  They are Milly and Dylen.  The youngest is Dylen, the one in the front.  Milly is married and a mom to two teenage girl and boy.  We are four in the family and I am the eldest.  Our only brother is next to Milly.  He is also married now with two children.

Dylen just graduated college a couple of months ago.  Now she is preparing to go to the nursing board examination review in Cebu next month.  She and few of her classmates who are in the 3rd batch of reviewers will head to Cebu and stay there for a few weeks.  Dylen told me that they have to pay the review tuition in full this month so they don’t have to think about it during the review.  In addition to the tuition, they have to pay lodging.  We sent Dylen some travel money so she has a budget during her stay in Cebu.

I miss my siblings very much.  I miss our talks and hanging out together.  We are looking forward to a long vacation again.  And we are planning to go to the beach.  Hopefully we will be able to do it.  It’s a long wait but we have a long time to save money for it.  :)

Shopping For New Toys ( Momimhar posted on July 15th, 2014 )

I took my darling daughter to the toy store because she has been bugging me about when we’re gonna go there. Good thing I received a $30 gift card as a compensation from a survey that I participated in last month. Well, even if I didn’t have the gift card, I would still take DD to the toy store.

When we entered the store, there’s a table by the door with toys on display. They were battery-operated fish of different kinds and colors. They’re called Lil’ Fishys motorized pets. DD got fascinated with it and she wanted to get one. The price was like $10. Whew! I bought it anyway. After all, she had some shopping money. Aside from the Lil’ Fishys, we also bought a chunky wooden puzzle from Melissa & Doug and a t-shirt with pink tiger face on it.

Pool time with her Lil' Fishy.

Pool time with her Lil’ Fishy.

DD was happy with her items. As soon as we got home my little girl wanted to play in her pink pool. She wanted to let the Lil’ Fishy swim. She was very delighted to see how it swims in the water. “It’s gonna be my favorite toy,” she said.

I also noticed that the store have some infant Halloween outfits out on display already. Isn’t it too early?

Halloween outfits on display as early as July.

Halloween outfits on display as early as July.

Fascinated With The Two Princesses Of Disney’s Frozen ( Momimhar posted on July 12th, 2014 )

DD and friend singing Let It Go from the movie Frozen.

DD (in green shirt) and friend singing Let It Go from Disney’s Frozen.

The Disney movie Frozen was a hit and children have been very fascinated with its characters – Princess Elsa, Princess Anna, Olaf the snowman, and Kristoff.  My little girl loves the two princesses.  She even wanted to have the dress up gowns.  How I wish I can buy her the gowns for dress up.  Right now they are still kind of pricey.  But I am keeping my eyes open for good deals.

Yesterday, we visited my friend F.  It’s the regular play date for our kids.  I didn’t know that my friend prepared a big lunch for everybody because besides me and darling daughter, our two other girl friends came over.  In addition, I was also meeting someone at her house to discuss an employment opportunity for me.  That person happens to be my friend’s new friend.  :)

Anyway, our kids enjoyed playing at their outdoor playground set.  When it got very hot outside, they ran into the house and sang karaoke.  It was nice that F and her husband have a karaoke system with songs downloaded in it.  They have Disney’s Frozen soundtrack downloaded in the system.  Man, the girls were like having a concert yesterday.  :)

Super Hero Is The Big Thing ( Momimhar posted on July 9th, 2014 )

Darling daughter is getting more and more engaged in playing super hero games.  I guess it is very normal with young children.  She began showing interest with kiddie super heroes when she was two years old.  She got fascinated with Tree Fu Tom and Mike The Knight at first.  After a while she started liking Paw Patrol, Scoobydooby Doo, Ninja Turtles, and The Incredibles.  When we are playing pretend at home, she is the super hero and I am always the bad guy.  :)

We borrow kids’ movies DVD and books at the library.  Whenever we watch them, DD immediately imitates the part where the lead character of the movie saves day.  Sometimes she creates her own scene.  And I become a part of it.  It is funny because when I pretend to be mean, she will do karate.  Hahaha!

Oh it is really precious when we play and have fun with our children.  We see how delightful they are when we join them and become a part of their imagination.  I remember when I was doing my morning walk one day, three years ago, an elderly asked me how far along I was.  I answered seven months.  He said, “Congratulations!  Do you know the gender yet?”.  I said, “Yes.  It’s a girl.”  Then he said, “Love her.  They grow so fast.”

Toddlers’ Unpredictable Appetite ( Momimhar posted on July 7th, 2014 )

When it comes to eating meals, some kids are very picky.  I think my darling daughter is one.  I just noticed recently that she doesn’t like eating some of the fruits and vegetables that were once her favorite when she was two years old.  I worried about it so much.  But my husband told me not to panic because there is a way to make it work.  He’s right.

It is very important that we have to monitor what our children eat.  Toddlers have a very unpredictable appetite.  If we give in to their wants such as sweets and other unhealthy food, we will be confronted by guilt and they will get into malnutrition.  So we have to be very consistent in feeding our beloved children with highly nutritious foods like green leafy vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts.  Drinking pure fruit juices and water help with regulating the body as well.

good2grow-logoBecause my toddler is getting a little picky, I make sure that in every meal – breakfast, lunch, and supper – there are servings of fruits (strawberries and peaches are her favorites) and vegetables of any kind on the table.  When we go out of town, I pack lunch or snacks with her favorite juice.  She didn’t like apple juice before but I am very glad that Good 2 Grow apple juice is becoming her asked-for drink.  I always take a bottle or two of the Good 2 Grow drinks.

GTG with the Cinderella topper.

G2G with the Cinderella topper.

Besides easy grip, DD likes the taste of the juice.  The containers are made with attractive spill-proof toppers which DD likes also.  According to it’s package, Good 2 Grow juice products are made with real fruit juice.  I tried one and it tasted really good.  I just want to see more of the nutritional facts in the packaging.

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Good To Grow apple punch

Good To Grow apple punch

 

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