Category Archive:Christmas gifts

Lovely Christmas Presents :) ( Momimhar posted on December 25th, 2013 )

This is the very first time that our family spend Christmas in our home.  And this is the first time darling daughter will open presents from family, godparents, friends, and Santa.  She was very anxious since two weeks ago.

Last night, on Christmas Eve, she opened presents given to her by my girl friends.  DD was very happy to receive an iTikes (also can be used with iPad), art set, toys, and clothing especially outfits from her ninang Rose of Kids E-Connection.  My gift to DD was called the ‘secret’-a family fishing game.  I called it secret because I bought the item while we were shopping last week at a toy store.  She didn’t see it until we were getting in the car.  She saw the box in the shopping bag.  And then she asked me questions like what’s in the bag and stuff.  So I told her it’s a secret.  I wrapped the fishing game toy two days before Christmas Eve and she has been asking me if she can open the ‘secret’.  So funny.

But before dinner, a neighbor came over and brought us a basket of fruits with a greeting card.  It’s so sweet of them to come and wish us happy holidays.  I gave them a photo greeting card and wish them season’s greetings in return.

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A fruit basket with a greeting card from the neighbor.

After eating a special dinner for Christmas or Noche Buena, opening presents came next.  DD and I were very happy with the gifts we received from Santa.  😉

This outfit is from godmother (ninang) Rose.

This outfit is from godmother (ninang) Rose.

A present from her godparents Al and June.

A present from her godparents Al and June.

How about you?  What did you get for Christmas?

 

Christmas Eve At Home ( Momimhar posted on December 23rd, 2013 )

Our little one was very excited and anxious to open her Christmas presents under the Christmas tree since I began wrapping gifts which is two weeks ago.  She kept on asking me and dear husband if she can open her gifts already.  We just told her to wait for Christmas Eve.  Good thing DD didn’t insist.

But this morning, after drinking her chocolate milk, she entered my bedroom and got very quiet in there.  I called her name and asked what she’s doing.  Then she came out looking so excited showing me the lady bug sticker which is in her stocking hung on daddy’s dresser.  So she was peeking in her Christmas stocking!  What a clever girl.

"I got a lady bug sticker.  See?"

“I got a lady bug sticker. See?”

So we just let her take the sticker.  That made her busy for the whole morning today.

Traditionally, in the Philippines, we prepare Noche Buena or Christmas dinner.  The whole family goes to church for mass on Christmas Eve.  Then everyone enjoys the Christmas dinner and opening gifts after that. It was only this morning when dear husband and I decided what to cook for our Noche Buena.  I made stir-fry noodles (pansit) and fried some country style pork shoulder.  We bought a champagne at Wal-Mart and he prepared a Mimosa for me.  🙂  And as you know, this will be the very first time we will spend Christmas at our home.

My Mimosa.  Cheers!  Happy Holidays!

My Mimosa. Cheers! Happy Holidays!

I thought of my cousin Emz and asked if it’s okay to come over to their place because I am bringing some pansit to her.  Gladly they’re already home from church.  Besides bringing food and Christmas gifts to them this Christmas Eve, we also went to wish them a Happy Christmas.  Our little girls want to play.  They went to Audrey’s room and start gathering a few toys out.  But we already told DD that we won’t stay long.  We just came over to wish cousins Merry Christmas.  Good thing she didn’t fuss.  The girls were so anxious about opening presents.

Presents for the Jones family are ready.

Presents for the Jones family are ready.

It was very cold outside but we’re not getting any snow for Christmas this year.  But Texas, somehow, gets it hopefully soon. 🙂 Have a Holly Jolly Christmas everyone!

How about you?  What’s your plan on Christmas Eve?

Gift Ideas For Toddlers ( Momimhar posted on November 15th, 2013 )

Can you feel the Holiday cheer in the air?  Are your kids getting excited about Christmas already?  Are they giving you a hint about what they want to receive from Santa?  My little one is.  She even wanted to have Christmas decorations put up already.  But daddy said we’ll do that after Thanksgiving.

DD already have something in mind.  She wants to have a Princess Castle.  As I mentioned previously, she is now fascinated with Disney princesses.  Her favorite Disney Princess is Sleeping Beauty.  She even wants to have a Princess Aurora’s gown.

See, I am now thinking of holiday gifts for my toddler.  Listed below are some gift guides for your young kids, too.

1.  Wooden Puzzles – I think these puzzles are  good to get your toddlers engage in problem solving.

2.  Activity books for Pre-K – These will help them practice writing, tracing, logic, and problem solving in preparation for Pre-K.

3.  Clothing – Seasonal clothing are also a good gift items for toddlers.  Cold weather clothes like jackets, sweaters, long sleeves shirts, and coats are great to wear in the Fall, Winter and Spring.  Sundresses, shorts, and tops are great wear in the Summer.

4.  Musical toys – Piano/keyboard, drums set, guitar, and the likes are great gift items for toddlers.

5.  Pretend Play toys such as doll house, kitchen set, bowling set, grocery store with shopping cart and cash register, tool kits…etc.

6.  Assembly toys like Lego, train, building blocks…etc.

Another gift item that toddlers will have fun with is the riding horse for kids.  I bought one for my DD and boy she loves it!  She pretends that she’s a cowgirl.  So there’s some gift ideas for your little ones this holiday season.  You don’t have to spend much but we know what to get for them that they’ll surely enjoy.

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Playing bowling.

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Here’s DD’s riding horse.

It Shouldn’t Be A Hassle If Mom Had One Of Those Watch Winders ( Momimhar posted on March 18th, 2013 )

Many of us, men and women, love wearing accessories like hats, jewelry, and watches.  But the most commonly worn by everyone are watches.  To it is one of the important accessory that a person can have.  Because of it’s function as a timepiece, we rely on it every hour of every day.

Wristwatch is the most common type of watch that almost every individual wears one nowadays.  Some prefer an automatic wristwatch.  Some prefer an electronic watch with quartz movement.  Just so you know, an automatic  wristwatch runs depending on the movement of the wearers body.  Which means that this watch should always be worn to keep it wound.

I remember when I was a little girl, my uncle brought some gifts for us when he was on vacation.  He was a seafarer.  He gave everybody in my family some special gifts.  I got a cute gold necklaces and my mom received an automatic wristwatch.  I didn’t know how a watch works that time.  Every single day, I kept seeing my mom adjusting the time of her watch before she goes to work.  Just recently I learned that automatic wristwatches have to be worn to keep it wound and running.  I thought that my uncle should have also given my mom one of those underwood watch winders too.  It could have been easier for my mom to wear her wristwatch.

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Shipping The Package This Week ( Momimhar posted on September 9th, 2012 )

I am shipping the package this week.  I have been busy with shopping and buying holiday gifts for my family and friends back home in the Philippines.  My husband and I together with our toddler will go on a vacation in December.  This will be our first Holiday vacation in four years.  I am very excited and yet a little worried because we will be traveling with baby.  It will her very first time traveling international.

There is a flying with a toddler checklist that I have to check out so my husband and I will be very prepared in the trip.  Also I am currently searching the Internet for tips and advice from other parents who have had experienced traveling abroad with a toddler.  Still have LOTS of things to do such as domestic flights booking and baggage preparation.  I am looking forward to complete or accomplish about 70 percent of packing before Thanksgiving Day.

For the meantime, I am fixing the package ready.  The cargo staff will pick this up this coming Thursday at noon.  Pretty sure it will be full and sealed/taped by then.  Another batch of holiday gifts on the way. The kids excited now knowing that it’s coming.

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