friday fill-ins 01

another one of those writer’s block busters and a very interesting one at that, here it goes…

Friday fill-ins #194
1. My favorite month is _____ because _____.
2. _____ a fresh breeze.
3. I love to sniff _____.
4. _____ is what I like to have as a treat for breakfast.
5. The hobby I enjoy most is _____
6. _____ oh my!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to _____, tomorrow my plans include _____ and Sunday, I want to _____!

and my take on it:

1. My favorite month is august because it is me and my son’s birthday month.
2. I’ll keep the windows open at night to catch a fresh breeze.
3. I love to sniff sampaguita in the morning.
4.  Pancake and corn muffin and hot chocolate is what I like to have as a treat for breakfast.
5. The hobby I enjoy most is playing with my little one
6. Jared’s got red, round insect bites on his cheek and arms, oh my!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to snuggling in bed with my little angel, tomorrow my plans include visiting the mall to look for baby’s halloween costume and Sunday, I want to just sit back, relax, and visit mum and pop in the memorial park
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celebrating motherhood – a giveaway

being fairly new in the mummy blogging universe, am always on the look out on which next lovely mummy blog to follow and is almost always excited to join groups and yes, contests and giveaways (even if i don’t win most of the time, sigh!).

this morning while sifting through my mummy blogger list, i came across this contest from martine of dainty mom. celebrating motherhood -the painter’s wife blog giveaway. lovely mummy and baby items (including a 3-pc burp cloth from nursingmom and a onesie or a t-shirt from googoo&gaga ) are up for grabs with a free GC to Chili Willy’s Texas Grill (perfect for a night out with daddy, woot!) to boot!

to join just drop by painter’s wife’ blog and follow the easy steps, also don’t forget to mention that i, jared’s mum, told you about the buzz, when leaving your comment.

contest runs till 3rd of november, so what are you waiting for? time to win some goodies and cross our fingers and celebrate our motherhood!



Ethan Jared turns One! part I

note: this is a month-old overdue post as i have been summoning up my wits and is procrastinating but i ran out of alibis to postpone it further..

the invite with elly, pato and of course, pocoyo!

date: august 30, 2010

time: 3-5pm
location: jollibee – puregold, malolos city
theme: pocoyo goes to jollitown

this is another milestone in my son’s book, his very first birthday!

we woke up the morning of august 31st a little bit late (what with the party jitters settling in, i can’t seem to sleep the previous night plus i went home a little late from picking up my son’s pocoyo cake and cupcakes from cupcakesforless and having a much-needed, well-deserved mani/pedi which was also a treat for myself since it was my birthday 2 days ago), anyway all i have to do is prepare my son for this afternoon’s event, since everything else is set for the party later!i got all the loot bags  and other party favors neatly stacked in a paperbag, jared’s babybag prepared the night before, the cool diy standee (more of do-it-by-tito, since i had everything done by my bro, ken), after some last minute tweaking from my brother is now stationary in a corner of the room waiting for some party action,and the cake and cupcakes stashed in a corner ready for transport. and yes, i’ve forgotten about the piñata, where is it anyway? only about 30% of it is finished and we have like what four hours or so before the party starts!okay, before i go into panic attack, took some breath to clear my chest and just relax…inhale, exhale, relaxing now…oh god, where are the cd giveaways!

                            these cuppies are way too cute and yummy too..ooops, that missing one

                                                  didn’t last the first hour i brought it home…
it turned out that we have yet to burn a few cd giveaways and attach the layout to them and finish the piñata and buy additional candies for the piñata as well, before we troop to jollibee for jared’s party.  okay i think that is manageable, there are 6 of us working simultaneously to get all the last-minute works done. no worries, no pressure, right? well easier said than done.  when it is your son who’s having his very first birthday and you are the one organizing it, i think i have all the right to panic now?!
                                       cd layout…the birthday outfit…loot bag