friday fill-ins 2011.16

1. Pardon me, i have been silent in this corner for quite some time.

2. Buying 2 items for the price of one is always good deal.

3. I was surprised to find that I really like being busy, tiring + all, but I kinda like it.

4. Reading paperbacks is one of my favorite forms of entertainment.

5. Hi, my name is vix and I’m jared’s mum.

6. I always crave for halo-halo (that’s a local dessert with loads of mixed yummies!) on hot and humid summer afternoons.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to finishing all my blogging back-logs, tomorrow my plans include setting up the inflatable pool finally and Sunday, I want to chill, relax + take it easy!

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mommy moments: birthday photos

jared blowing his birthday cake as mum, dad + jollibee looked on

with mum + with tita cel
a taste of his birthday spaghetti, his banner + giveaways

here are a few of my son’s first birthday photos. i had my bro, ken, design this layout for a photobook i ordered from artscow a some months back (i made a separate post about it here). 
i wanted my son’s birthday to be simple yet very memorable, it was his very first in the first place + i was very excited preparing for it. we had a simple celebration in a jollibee branch nearby. we invited my closest friends, jared’s god parents (some were not able to come since we live in a far off place) and some family friends + neighbors. we had games for both kids + adults + everyone had lots of fun. all the hard work + the penny spent paid off, especially when i saw my son’s reaction to the jollibee mascot – priceless!
am looking forward to my son’s 2nd birthday several months from now…

mommy moments

this is my late entry to this week’s

click on the badge for more birthday photos. happy weekend everyone!

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friday fill-ins 2011.15

and…here we go!

1. For me, it was a simple gesture from someone to make another person feel so much special that goes a long way.

2. i’d love to check out some delicious ripe mangoes at my local supermarket.

3. Behind the sound of the wind in the trees, I heard the trees giggle with delight as the leaves gently brush their barks.

4. Learning how to swim is something I always wanted to do.

5. When it was over, you look back with a sigh on bittersweet memories, but never with regret.

6. I was left alone for hours on end at home with my son, but I never felt alone.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to hopefully catching up on a lot of my blogging back-logs, tomorrow my plans include going to the bloggers fest (which turned out to be another unaccomplished plan and Sunday, I want to just relax + stay at home with my son!

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my birthday photobook arrives

here’s me, figuring out a way to open my parcel
last week, mum picked up my 1st birthday photo book from the post office. this is the one she ordered from artscow about a month ago. the photo book contained all the lovely pictures we had during my very first birthday. my tito ken made a great layout + arranged the photos there too. very nice, i must say, + am not being biased here. so you’ll believe me, here are some photos mum took of my very first photo book:
my very first photo book
a photo of me blowing me birthday cake
a photo with mum + tita cel
i think mum is having loads of fun with this photo book that she plans to order more. let’s just see what other creative ideas she + tito ken might come up the next time she get another photobook. 
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