Sunday, July 24, 2016
At Via's classmate's birthday party yesterday during a Bring Me game...
Bring me 5 prettiest mommies!
Kids rushing, grabbing and dragging their mommies to the party host hoping to be one of the 5 and get a prize.
Via was just standing there ... watching.
I asked her, "Aren't you joining? Don't you want a prize?"She said, "No, I'll join other games."
Hmmmm she always joins games always dragging me in front for whatever games need mommies.
Later after the party.......
I asked her, (because I couldn't let it be......my daughter does not think I'm pretty!) Ha Ha Ha
Why didn't you join the prettiest mommy bring me game?.... What were you waiting for? Bring me the oldest mommy? (She always says I am the oldest Mommy among her classmates mommies)
Mom (her tone exasperated) you have short hair! How can short hair be pretty?!
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
To close the summer vacation with a bang, Via and I went wall climbing with my friend Becky. She loved it! After doing the kiddie wall to test the waters, she immediately asked to do the adult walls and quickly progressed to the wall with auto bellay. I only made 3 or 4 climbs as I had an elbow injury which I did not want to aggravate. Via, however, went from wall to wall to wall...she couldn't get enough of it.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
It seems to me that summer breaks are getting longer and longer. It's more than three months! I dread the time when Via's school decides to adapt the new school year from August to June. That will be 5-6 months break during the transition.
It's hard to find activities to occupy her during the summer. No matter what I have lined up, there are still days when there's nothing to do and she resorts to watching videos on YouTube. It's not like my own childhood when my Mother did not have to worry about how I would pass my time. I just spent the whole day outside the house playing with the neighborhood kids. It was a different time.
So what did she do this summer?
Guitar Lessons and Soccer Training
Swimming Lessons and Pilipino Camp in school
Badminton Training and Hip Hop Dance Workshop
Of course what is summer without going to the beach?
She learned to bike, attended birthday parties and visited Kidzania twice. I asked her which activity she enjoyed most in Kidzania. She said it was the Music Studio. She wants to be a rock star. Arrrgh!
Whew! I never had that much activity in my time. The most was a Personality Development Course when I was in high school and swimming lessons in Grade 2.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Thought bubble: What the fudge should I say??? I have to answer the question. I can't just ignore it! Think! Think! I can't take too long thinking about it.....hmmmm.....
Me: Well Via, when two people love each other, one way they express that love is through sex.
Via: Don't say it! Why are you saying S-E-X?
Me: What's wrong with saying sex?
Via: Eeeeeewwww, it makes me want to barf! So why did you and Daddy have S-E-X?
Me: I already told you. Sex is something God created for a man and a woman to express their love for each other. But...only after getting married because if it is before marriage, it is a sin.
Via: Tell me the story of how you met Daddy again...
Okay... (anything to get off that topic) :)
Saturday, January 2, 2016
We were in the grocery the other day and Via saw this Maya cake flour with the Frozen princesses on the box. She thought it was pancake mix and we just discovered our mistake when we got home. So instead....she wanted to bake a cake. We followed the recipe on the back of the box of the Maya cake flour.
Here's the Twerp's masterpiece. Tadaaa....
Maya cake flour mix was especially made for kids. The recipe at the back even indicated which steps were kid friendly tasks. It was her idea to put marshmallows on top. We will have it for dessert after dinner. I'm sure it's going to be yummmmy!
Thursday, December 10, 2015
It's my birthday!
It's my birthday!
It's my birthday!
The Twerp was so excited about her birthday celebration. Of course the real celebration was visiting Disneyland but her celebration in school is also cause for excitement.
Like last year, we did not order the food but made it ourselves. She had the Fairy Pinwheel Bread and Fall Snack Mix. Both recipes were on Youtube as well which made it easy for us to re-create. I modified the Fall Snack Mix recipe to fit the occasion so instead of candy corns I got different colored jellies. It was tight but we made it to school on time.
She got lots of presents from her classmates which kept on coming days after her birthday. After soccer practice, we went to Kidzoona with her two bestest friends, Jiyeon and Samantha. She got a Nerf Rebelle from Jiyeon, something she's been hankering to get for months and a Barbie from Sam.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
I gave Via a choice between a birthday party and a trip to Hong Kong Disneyland. She chose Disneyland. What kid wouldn't, huh? :)
We woke up around 4am to catch our 8am flight to Hong Kong. What with the spate of incidents at the airport lately, I had our luggage wrapped up in plastic and tape. I wrapped Via's Frozen backpack and taped the pockets of her jacket. How's that for paranoia? We made it to Hong Kong without incident.
We took the MTR to Tsing Yi, where we got scissors to cut away all that plastic from our luggage. From there, we had a hard time finding the right train to Sunny Bay. After going up and down the elevator between level 1 and 2 a couple times, I finally asked someone who said we should be at level 4. Duh! I saw a sign to go down to level 1 for Sunny Bay. Anyway....
We finally got to Hong Kong Disneyland where we waited for the bus that would take us to the Disney Hollywood Hotel where we left our luggage before heading on to the park. We got to the park around 12:30 pm and didn't leave until after the fireworks.
It was almost 10pm when we got back to our hotel. I was exhausted. My day started at 4am and it was nonstop going all day. The Twerp wrote this before going to sleep and she kept saying over and over all day and the next day, "Mom, thank you for bringing me to Hong Kong Disneyland."