Saturday, December 19, 2009

HK here we come

As the days pass by I cant get help but feel excited for my kiddies!!!!!!
On Sunday is the big day for us to travel to HongKong ,, everyone is excited ,, even my relatives in the Philippines ,, they are also traveling and we will meet them in HK...

We are going to HK Disney,, this would be my kids first travel overseas ; my hubby and I are going to find out if the kids are really good traveling far,,, for sure they will enjoy Disney HK and if they pass the test next year we will go to Orlando Florida for a Great orlando vacations
we always wanted to go to Disneyland and enjoy the magic of this place ...
So we are starting on a small trip to HK first then USA next time....

To keep our kids ready we always show them the website so they can see what it looks like and they will have an idea of the place that we are going, ,, getting them ready and informed help them to get settled and alleviate the fear of plane travel .. anyway for sure we are all going to have a great time....

have a good Christmas everyone!!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Update

I am so relived to know that my 15 year old daughter arrived to the Philippines safe and well,, she traveled all by herself ,, it is such an accomplishment for her to do it knowing that she can travel by herself now... I was a bit worried but I knew she would be fine,,, its time for her to slowly feel her independence. I called my sister's mobile straight away to check on how Mic was doing but I cant get in touch with her,, then a call from her saying that Mic is safe and things ran smoothly.

Mic was proud of herself and told me that she was very cautious during her travel ,, ah for sure once she comes back home,, she would ask for more lenient rules at home knowing that she can prove herself to be responsible.... well I hope that she will not ask for another overseas travel ,, like going to Europe , when she turns 21 she can travel far and she can pay for it he he he...



My 15 year daughter Mic

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Missing my decor

Christmas is fast approaching ,, and as I scamper to get things done before I leave,, my boy is nagging me to set up our big Christmas tree,, it will be our first Christmas away from home here in Oz ,, and although it makes me feel excited to go on vacation.
I am also sad because I wasn't able to set up the house nicely,, I've got tons of Christmas Decor and I love decorating , I even set up a miniature village,, Ive got Christmas rugs that I purchased from a place that sells discount rugs , I also have big statue of Santa and a reindeer that I call Silly Billy...
But nevertheless for sure we will enjoy all the Christmas decor in Disney HK and even in the Philippines... The kids will have a meaningful chrissy this year.....

Planning our Trip

Its been 2 months since we sold our house and moved in to a rental house and we are already settled in .. after all the tedious unpacking,, now I needed to pack my bags again..... but this time its a good time packing because we are going on holiday this coming December 20th,,my brother in law and nephews are here to look after the house , so hopefully everything will be in good order.
Before I leave ,, I look around the house and made a mental note on things that I needed to do after I come back from holiday,, gezz,,, haven't been on holiday yet and all I'm thinking is cleaning up ,,,I'm a bit paranoid knowing that this is not my house and I have to look after it and make it tidy ,, the house is nice and I don't want to ruin it,, it took us forever to find a rental place because the rental property is scarce around this area,, we could have ended up living in some of those houses for hire!!!!! but anyway,, I have to do what I need to do..... so,,, need a holiday then back to housework!!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Counting the days

As the days go hot here in Oz,, on the other side of the world it is getting cold.. We have no Snow on Christmas, no white Christmas,, but we have a Santa that enjoys the beach during Christmas,,, I would rather have a warm Christmas than a freezing one... Although I like snow,, we went on a ski vacation before; but it was just to much with all the winter gear and it was such an effort walking around..

But this year it would be a different Christmas for my kids because we are going to celebrate it in the Philippines,,, way different from how to celebrate it,, it would be FUN and they would surely enjoy the festivities,, my Hubby and I are looking forward to it... Enjoy everyone and be safe.....

Friday, November 27, 2009

Mommy Moments (Chore Time )

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Im Back !!! Im back after a long absence from Mommy Moments now I present you my Lil Cleaners!!!!

Hey paging Dept of Childrens and Services ,, is this CHILD LABOUR??????  he he he...

Chore Time is the theme for this week and the Pictures say it all...  

My girls who were scrubbing the floor, they felt like they are Cinderella and my Lil Mutant Turtle mopping the floor!!!!  Gezzz,, I never knew I've got a special specie cleaning my floor!!!! Thats why it was spotless!!!!!!

These were taken when we were trying to sell the house ,,, we cleaned every nook and corner of our house and we did such a good job!!!!!! 


And you wndrin if they finished cleaning up ???  NOPE!!!!!!!! The big sis left after 10 minutes ,, then my Mutant Turtle left to go and play but my sweet pea Bianca stayed with me to finish the floor!!!!!! Bianca is the most sensible among them,,, she is always there asking me if I need a hand and she loves to hang around when I cook and clean... and I am training her with the household chores,,, the other 2 ,,, forget about it !!!! They are hopeless....   Good thing I  have one girl who knows how to clean!!!!!!



Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Another year


Another year had passed and I just added  a year to my life.....  Yup..... another year older and Im feeling dazzled , knowing that time is so quick!!!!  My kids are growing up and  my lil princess started her orientation for Kindy next year.. am I getting old???? I've already got a teenager and she teases me that Im old already to know and understand the language of her generation,, but hey ,, I dont need a wrinkle cream  yet!!!!  Must be in my gene or just a typical Pinay skin ,,, thanks  my facial skin is still tight,,, I hope so ,, or am I just kidding myself and just wanted to stay young...

I'm eating well,,, with 5 serves of Vegetables and 2 serves of fruit a day,, I cut up on my take away food and no more softdrinks  just water ... I do exercise every other day and I try to relax more ,, I know I have to look good before I turn big Four Zero next year...

I enjoy my kids especially  the little ones because they are growing fast before my eyes ,, my teenage daughter is taller than me , but people would say we look like were sisters ..


A household to run,, never eneding errands and a driver for the kids,, a dutiful wife and a forthcoming stresses as we are going to embark on building our dream home.... 

Gosh I need a HOLIDAY,,,, hey holiday !!!  we are going next month!!!!!!
 SPA, hair treatment ,manicure and no cooking !!!! That sounds GREAT!!!! Cant wait for it!!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Have to contain it


Well.. my boy who loves to play Playstation is always making a mess,, with he just take the games out but leave the case lying around the floor most of the time,, no matter how many I tell him to keep it away,, but no,, he wants to do it his way,,, I was sick and tired of stacking them horizontally ,, so I used a container to contain them,,, but this is not a good idea,,, so I bought a DVD/ PS games organizer,, where I can stack them vertically ,,,  It works .. although there are still cases around the floor ,, but kept in a minimun , easy to stack and pull out without pulling everything out ,, so hopefully it will stay neat....  the only thing that is missing is my low lying cabinet for my TV,, hubby said he will make the cabinet ,, but I guess I have to wait a lot longer !!!  and I know I cannot look around for home theater systems  yet ,,,,  have to get the cabinet first before seeting up a system.. anyway,, not in a rush for this ,, since we are in a temporary settling in here in our new place.....


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Out and About





We went to Bondi for the Sculpture by the Sea ,,  we have to bring Micah because it is a part of her Art and Visual class to observe the exhibit...

It was a gloomy Sunday morning ,, and BUSY day ,,, we cannot find a parking and it was raining!!!! The long line of people walking  to and heaps of photographers capturing the event..
Good thing my kids are well behaved and loved looking at some interesting art .....

View the image gallery here ...   Sculpture by the Sea 2009
Sculpture by the Sea began in 1996 with an exhibition held over one day at Bondi and is now an annual event. In 1995 David Handley was living in Prague and visited an outdoor sculpture park in Klatovy, Northern Bohemia. He was inspired to do something similar in Australia. The works are spread right across the cliff from Bronte Beach to Bondi Beach via Tamarama Beach. Every year the coastal walk is transformed into a seaside art gallery. Over 100 sculptures are exhibited in the background of sea and the beautiful coastal landscape along the two kilometer coastal walk. Sculpture by the Sea, attracts an estimated 450,000 visitors each year to view the sculptures.  by Wikipedia

Monday, November 16, 2009

Playing Games


I've been very slack lately ,,  sorry for not updating my blog regularly ,, I  cannot blame it on moving to a new place  but the real culprit is the Facebook games!!!!!!  
Yeah ,,, Im blaming the people who created those wonderful games on FaceBook!!!!!  Ha ha ha...

I guess, Im not the only one , whose hooked on these games ,, its just simply addicting .... 
That is why I only limit  myself to 2 games ,, Farmville and Cafe World,, friends are inviting me to join some other stuff,, but I declined knowing that most of my productive time is spent on Harvesting, plowing, planting and designing my farm,,,

 I said to myself "If farming is as easy as in Farmville , then I want to be a real Farmer!!!" but it's just a game... Good thing my hubby is also hooked on Farmville ,, or else he would be cranky at me for staying late at night playing,, I already  have dark circles under eyes
its, no good ,, but I cant help it , it must be just a fad and will pass soon...

I even ask friends to be my neighbour in FarmVille ,, need more friends to upgrade.. One thing I like about it ,, is that I got in touched with long lost friends and old mates way back from Pimary, High School and College days ,, it's fun seeing them and playng with them...

How about you are you hooked to Farmville too?????

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Playing with food

Tomorrow is Bianca's orientation for Kindergarten.  I am excited for her  but anxious at the same time... Time is quick  and my little Possum will start Kindergarten on January 2010... Waaaa!!!!! she is no longer my little one,,,,  its evident because she talks a lot ,, I can have a decent conversation with her,, she is so witty and cheeky and she likes to socialize with others, she can write her name and can count up to 50 and can recognize numbers.. Meaning she is READY for school...

She is enrolled in Braiden's school and it would be good because they are both close to each other ,,, it would be beneficial for Braiden to have his lil sis with him in school... We always say that Bianca will look after him and for sure she will,, after all,, she is more matured than Braiden....

Every School Day is a struggle for me,, packing Braiden's lunch is also a challenge ,, since the school sent a note to parents to give kids "nude lunch"  meaning to avoid plastic wrapper and encouraged to use boxes with compartment ,, Me as a good mum ,, searched for a best alternative and do as I told ...   I found the world of BENTO Making ,, I was amazed to see beautiful creations and drooled at some of the presentation.

 I thought I would give it a go and do the same,,, but the challenge is --  Braiden is a fussy eater,,, 
what can you create with limited diet ??
He only loves Pizza, chicken nuggets , but hey he loves rice chicken and he eats lettuce and green beans ,,,  I try my best to make them look nice ... here are some of my effort :::

I created a Rabbit using an apple and I was proud to see how it looked like ,,, 



STAR RICE instead of just scooping the rice I think this one is most appealing ....






I am excited to make Bento for Bianca because this girl can eat anything and we try to encourage her to try different food , we failed with Braiden that's why we are making up with Bianca and she is really a good eater.

I would love to learn more styles and make it FUN for her , so I was looking at this book from Amazon books    about bento making and I will surely order it and get creative with her food....


Monday, November 9, 2009

Owl

Its been a month now when we moved in to this rental place  and we are setting really well,, the kids are good and they love the place .. It so relaxing here , I am finished putting thing away and no more boxes scattered around ,, on Thursday is when the real estate agent will inspect the place so I need to tidy up,, one thing I like about this house is easy to maintain and clean since it is brand new and  not as big as my old house so it is manageable...

I wanted to show you what I bought from Made it its an Australian site where you can buy handmade products just like Etsy..
I  love decorating Bianca's room and owls are definately "in"   I found this Owl named Lily  Chicken INc store and I love it soo... 
 Check the store here Chicken Inc





Business alarm


As we get ourselves organize during the holiday season,,, my hubby is also getting the factory ready for the holiday rush ,, he already allocated the work that's need to be done on December , we have a benchtop business and during December that is when the business is booming... That's good and we are eager to go on our much anticipated holiday.... So the factory will be closed for 4 weeks and we are relying on our Security Alarm System monitoring to make sure that the business is properly monitored.. We have no problems with our business alarms and they are doing a good job... What we like about having a security alarm is that whenever there is a problem they are quick to respond and they always get in touch with my hubby to confirm , one time the alarm went off and it was already midnight ,, they called us and informed us about it,, security people were dispatched and good thing it was a false alarm.... they have a 24 hour service by trained professionals..
It is such a relief to know that there is someone who can rely on to, especially when you have a business ,, it is a MUST to have business alarms
Through these monitoring centers, my business can access a full range of advanced security solutions, including electronic access control, fire and life safety, intrusion detection, critical conditions (flood, temperature) and security management (guard tours, remote video management, video/alarm verification).
So we are have no complaints at all and we have a peace of mind knowing our business is being monitored ..... Day and night......

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Travel by caravan

Its the time of the year again when ads about travel and summer holidays are being shown on TV and ads .. as the weather warms up here in OZ and the shops are filled with Summer gears ,, travel show are showing special package for trips .. My hubby and I always talk about going on a tour around Tasmania on a caravan or RV ,, my hubby had been there and he fell in love with the place that he wanted to take us with him to show how beautiful the place is...

We've been looking at some of the caravan that would be ideal for our family,,, we have to plan it,, aside from getting the right RV,, we also need an rv insurance  ,, list of all the equipments we need and thing to bring... It would be great to fulfill that wish to travel on a caravan,, but it might not be this year but we will definitely going to do it ,, just need to prioritize our some other stuff,,, especially that we are going to build a house mm its going to consume a lot of our time and fund.. 
But traveling on a caravan  would on our list of things to try out..... 

Gone out


  I took my kids out for Trick or Treat around our area.. It wasn't planned but my friend rung up  to invite us to tag along with them.. My kids never done it before , so I asked them if they wanted to do it and they were excitedly said YES... so we hurried up and grabbed whatever costume they've got,, B1 dressed up as Batman and B2 as Princess...
Halloween is not big here in Oz not like in the USA where some people have to plan the whole thing for months..., some kids would do trick or treating just for fun and some residents are willing to give away some treats and some decorate their lawn for the said occasion.

We walked around the area where we used to love before and when my kids knocked on the door where we used to live ,, my boy was telling me that there was a man in that house now...  I am so curious to see what it looks like inside , but I have no guts to go with the kids on the door,, I just waited in  the front lawn...  anyway,, it was a bitter sweet feeling seeing the house..  I wont be sentimental this time,, I know that we have to move on and new people are now occupying the space that we once had.... and I wish them all the BEST!!!!!!


Back to the trick or treat,, the kids loved it and although B was so exhausted and with an aching leg he still managed to walk a bit more ... 
They've got heaps of lollies and when they went o bed I took some of it and placed them away , too much for them .. while the kids tucked in bed,, quickly checked my face book and mails waiting for a quote on term insurance and play games till late...
Happy Halloween everyone!!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Things to do

Last week the agent who sold our house delivered our mails , the new owner gave our mails to the agent to be delivered to us,,, to return the gesture I wrote a nice thank you letter to the new owner .. I also diverted our mails ,, and I must say it is expensive to have mails  redirected , we have to do it ,, so that we will not miss any important letters, aside from that I have to cancel our pay TV, electricity , phone and water , I also need  to get an insurance quote  for our house contents ,, so much stuff to do ..

I am missing the old house and I always pass by to have a glimpse of the house. It had been good for us , I consider it a Lucky house and I would terribly miss it,,, although I like the place that we are staying ,, but it feels like its a holiday house, I know that when our dream home is built I would settle in quickly knowing that we have a HOME!!!!

Were getting there

I had unpacked the last box today,, so most of our things are packed away on its proper places and most of our stuff are packed and kept in the garage, since we are renting the place , we dont need to unpack everything , only the things that we needed...

The house is a miniature size of our old house ,, so imagine how cramped we are here,, I already purged heaps of stuff,,, I even gave away my 8  feet Christmas tree, a portable heater, electric blanket
 , gym equipments, garden bench ,toys toys and lots of toys!!!!!

It was a stressful time of my life,,, mentally exhasuating,, and guess what we will do it again once or house is finished,, but I must admit that I learned a big lesson,, not to hoard and not to buy too much stuff.....
Now that we are slowly settling in , I can slow down a bit and do things for myself,, pamper.. I needed a good body massage , a haircut and a manicure..... Yeah!!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Courier

AS I said I've sent 4 big boxes of stuff in the Philippines  and I still have 3 more big boxes here at home ready to be sent overseas.. I am having a big head ache with this company that I am dealing with ,, I used to deal with FOREX and they are really good and they really deliver on time...  But someone told me to send my boxes to LBC because it is cheaper ,, half the price of what FOREX is charging,,,,  so off I wen to to my local Pinoy shop to buy boxes ,, filled up 3 boxes quickly and rung their call center services to arrange for pick up ..  But sadly , it was all confusing !! they did not come over to my place to pick up  and I have to ring them up and confirm ,, they said that they will come over but no LBC pickup!!!!!! My hubby was furious knowing that we are moving and we need to have the boxes sent , we don't want to take the boxes to our new place , but no show from the LBC, I have to ring them up the next morning begging them to pick it up,,,,  Ive spoken to a guy over there hesitant saying my place is too far!!!!!!  yeah right ,, what the!!!!!!!!! they are courier service !!!!!  I was really getting agitated with them...  Hubby said if they cannot pick up in time how do I expect them to deliver on time!!!!!

Good point!!!!!!!   hey LBC guys we are here in OZ !!!!!!!!  we deal differently here !!!! FAST and Efficient !!!!!!!!!! we are not back in Pinas!!!!!!!!!   I made a phone call to the 1300 number complaining about the service ,, only to find out that the call centre is based in Pasay Phils... not here,,, expect an email with complains from me,, So if you are sending parcel or money to the Philippines thru LBC think twice!!!!! they are not professionals!!!!!!!!! and you will just have a headache...

Looking Forward

This morning we went to the travel agent to get all our papers  and tickets for our holiday this coming December ,, tickets for Disneyland, hotel plane tickets were all done,,  we also booked a transport from the airport to the hotel .. we just wanted to arrive and someone will meet us and take is to the hotel straight away,, no more fuss...

As the days pass ,, my hubby and I had been talking about going on a diet  ,, hoping that we can at least  loose a few pounds before our holiday,, for sure once we are there we are going to gain more because we are missing all the nice food out there and we will definitely pig out  and try everything...  We are getting excited and the kids are looking forward to it... Especially Bianca who kept on telling me about her cousin Reign whom she see online via the web cam, I've already sent heaps of toys so they can play together....

Net thing to do is to ring up our family doctor to arrange to get our needles/ injection before we travel ... 

Truckload


Pictures of the week when we were moving some of our stuff.. It was such a killer moving out ...
I was so exhausted and feeling really sick and tired of packing things but I have to do it... Good thing Joe's brother and Uncle were there to help us move ,,

I threw more than 1o big plastic bags of stuff and 2 big loads of council pick up  7 big boxes to the Philippines .. That was a lot of purging.....!!!!

What funny was when we were moving all my Christmas decor ,,, One truck load of Christmas decor and I was so surprised to see how much I've got..They were having fun at me for accumulating so much stuff,,,.. Speaking of Christmas,, wont be long now till we spend our 1st Christmas in the Philippines with my kids ,,, I already organizing some Christmas invitations , it would be Fun for my kids to experience Christmas ,, Pinoy style and we would have a special party over there....

Friday, October 23, 2009

Mommy Moments (Tantrums, Tantrums )

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Im Back from a long hiatus from Mommy Moments and I'm glad to see you all again...

Tantrums ,,,Tantrums is the theme for this week's Mommy Moments

Tantrums are normal for kids,, its their way to get things , manipulate the parents and make the parents stress out!!!!

I handle my kids tantrums different from each other,, the 2 small ones have a big personality difference,, Braiden is quiet and Bianca is out going, they saw a quiet river runs deep... so when he has a tantrums the whole house is turned upside down,, the best thing to deal with are  AVOIDANCE   and DIVERSION......
With Bianca ,, IGNORING her while having tantrums is the best method ,, she'll just snap out of it sooner than we think....
Kids are getting bigger and less tantrums nowadays... Knock on wood!!!!!

But how about a PUBLIC TANTRUM?????
Tantrums are difficult to manage when you're out, when outside you are more vulnerable and there are always crowds of interfering people, watching to see how you react .. What is worse is , whatever you do , half the people who watch will think it is wrong,, It is such a real pain when kids throw tantrums in the public..


Thank goodness my kids are easy to manage now,, before we go out I give them the rules first so they know what to expect ,, it was hard when they were toddlers good thing my hubby is there to help me ,, he is so good with rules and discipline and kids listen to him,,,  he also helps me deal with the kids and I find his tactics effective.....

So, tantrums are always going to be there,, even my 15 year old daughter throw tantrums every now and then ,, just do whatever works for your kids ........

Monday, October 19, 2009

Moved out

I don't know where to start form here,, its been more than a week that we moved in to our new place and there are still heaps of stuff to do , unpacking and decorating..
It is still emotionally draining for me... I am missing our old HOME, where my hubby and I started our family,, there are lots of good memories and happy times there..

I still pass by the house every now and then , just checking it and reminisce, I know it will take a while , hey I like our new place ,, it's like living in a Golf resort ,, just feel like we are on holiday... we are renting at the moment and we will start building our new HOME soon,,, so another roller coaster ride.....

There are lots of stuff happened during  the move.. the sad part was when things in the house started to break,, my dishwasher broke just days before we left ,, my washing machine machine broke 1 day before the move,,, our Yellow Tang fish died week before the move and the sad part is when our Beloved Pet  MARTY the Zebra Eel died 2 days before the move!!!!!!!
I dunno if its true,  but when we were selling the house we were having hard time selling it ,, either the right offer are not coming or the feeling was heavy ,, then we sold the House we were having difficulty finding a rental place ,,, we only find a place  a week before we settle the turnover of the house.... It was STRESSFUL....
It must be our attachment to the house that making things difficult , I would walk around the house and would say thank you House for all the memories and protection....

No we that we are staring to settle I have to check on some things like getting a Medifast coupon code   I needed to shred a few pounds before we go on our Christmas holiday in the Philippines...

Photo of our empty house on the day that we turnover .. The Aquarium was the last to go because it was hard to move this ,, we had to call an aquarium people to move this out...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Im Back

I'm back and I'm glad that I can now blog and surf around again... Whoaa,,,,, I know I know I've got tons of stuff to do but this is my rest Time.. Blogging......

We are slowly getting settled in the new place ,, everyone told me that its going to be hard to move,,,, but boy oh boy its not just HARD,,its a KILLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was in a point of losing my sanity,,, We stayed in our house for 8 years and with 3 children the amount of stuff that we accumulated throughout those years are enormous!!!

WAAAA I feel like I'm a HOARDER!!!!

I felt embarrassed with all those stuff... its just like watching an Oprah show with Peter Walsh the Organizer.... I try to organise my stuff but I have difficulties of letting go of things.....
I've learned a valuable lesson with this MOVE..... and I will change for good....

With 6 big boxes of stuff that I've sent to the Philippines ,, yeah,,, ours stuff that people would appreciate more ... pre loved toys and clothes , shoes and things for the house,,, I was suppose to garage sale them or put them on Ebay ,, but instead I decided to put them in the boxes and send them overseas,, even if I pay for the cargo I am happy to send to them especially after the big storm some unfortunate people would love to receive them....

I have to hurry up and put all the stuff in its proper places and make this new place homely .... The days are passing by and soon we are going to the Philippines for a holiday.... We are going o visit Hongkong first ,the kids would love to go to Disneyland,,, its a test run for us ,, if the kids are good then next time we will take them to USA and might stay in disney world hotels 
That would be lovely.....

Well,, my rest time is up!!!!! got to do some more work...... see yah...

Still here

Hi everyone Im still here busy unloading my stuff. We still dont have an internet connection!!! Just using my Iphone and Im missing the blog world. Ill keep u all updated.. See yah

Monday, October 5, 2009

Update

Just a quick update ... We are in the process of moving house and I'm extremely busy at the moment .. I'll keep you all updated once I get things settled and internet connection to the new place is done...    So ,, see yah all!!!!!  Have a GOOD day!!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

My chaotic life at the moment

I've got a chaotic life at the moment,, the house is messy full of packed boxes everywhere... I have no time to clean up,,, but they say that I don't need to clean up,, have a big clean up after moving all the stuff to the new place..

The hard part for me is sorting all our stuff,, I have to be ruthless and give away some of them ; I never realize that I have TONS of material things at home ,, that needed to be purged...
and that is what I did ,, most of them were packed in boxes to be sent to the Philippines.. 
I said to myself that I would rather give it to my family and those  kids who are in need , than selling it on Ebay or garage sale.
 I would rather spend money by sending it to my hometown , since Christmas is fast approaching and we are going there for Christmas anyway,, I would give them personally to all those who are in need....  

Anyway,, we just signed the papers for the rental house that we are moving into,,, we are renting a place ;while we are building our new house.
It had been a stressful month for us,, finding a place to move in... There are hardly enough rental houses around our area, and we  desperately in need of a place because our settlement is due within the 1st week of October... 
We searched high and low just to get this place,,   we even offered to pay 6 months in advance just to secure the place...  Luckily we were approved in no time... out tactic worked!!!!

Anyway, this morning we signed the papers and got the keys , we are all excited to check the house out,, its a Brand new house located in a quiet suburb overlooking the golf range,, its like living in a holiday place,, although the place is not as big as our house .
 I am not complaining at all ..   I just wanted to move,,,,, well ,, the good thing about it , is that everything is new and the fixtures are modern even with nice  glass tiles  in the toilet; a modern cooking range and dishwasher .
 The house is also near to B1's school,, very convenient for him....

Most of our stuff will be pack away in the garage ,,I will just open the boxes that I will need in the house most of them are safely packed away....

here is our new place




Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Update

I've been very busy !!!! The house had been SOLD 1 month ago and I started packing up our stuff and boy oh boy ,, it is hard!!!! 
After 8 years of staying here in this house we accumulated heaps of stuff... The hardest part and the area that was giving me a head ache is my garage.... The Garage with piles of  stuff.........  a year ago I had a big garage clean up but when our house was on the market I de cluttered the house and toss them all in the garage ,,, 
I wont share a pic because its really embarrassing , anyway,,, I would clean up everyday,, but it is so overwhelming and its giving me a heavy heart... The best thing that I did is to call on for reinforcement !!! I called my friends to help me ,, it was very effective because I just need someone to tell me to let go.... It must have been the emotional attachment that's holding me back , so when friends are here we are quick and decision are made swiftly ,, The TOSS, Give AWAY, To Keep.... rules worked real well,, we worked hard real hard and we don't need any weight loss supplements  anymore after doing that chore...

But I'm glad Ive got friends to count on,, Tomorrow we are going to tackle my SHED and its jam packed too!!!!!

Like em


Braiden will love these !!!!
  Find these from WIRED  Its Thomas and friends engines as Transformers.. but  its not the real copyrighted item,, its being sold on Ebay at Singapore....  But it looks like a Fun Thomas...

See Braiden's Thomas collection here.... Collection of Toys

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mommy Moments (Treasured Pictures)

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Mommy Moments for this week is Treasured Pictures...

I've got heaps of treasured pictures but I already packed them in the box ready for our move....  But I would love to share these treaseured photos of our family that I've found in my computer files ...

We love going away on holidays as a family ; visiting different places and just enjoying every bit of it.. This was taken at Port Maquarie and I just love the blue sky and warm weather...




And this one is our first visit to Hamilton Island  3 years ago,, we just love this place and we kept on going  back there ,, an ultimate Summer holiday for us.....





oh gosh,,,   I feel better with my pics there,,, because right now,, I gained a few pounds and I really needto go on a diet specially that Im am going on a holiday to the Philippines this coming december......  I have to find the best weight loss supplements  real FAST!!!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Exciting Weekend !!!

We had an AMAZING AMAZING day last Sunday!!!!! 
We went to Darling Harbour and went on a Whale Watching ship..
Braiden was telling us that he wanted to see whales when he saw the commercial on TV , so we decided to book the tickets,, we had never experience seeing whales and it would surely be a lifetime adventure...

It was a perfect weather to go on a cruise;   as we passed the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera house it was such a glorious day to be in Sydney..


let along to see beautiful creature.... The Humpback Whales!!!!!!!!  

As we navigate we saw 2 whales that was migrating to North as the guide said ...  I was so excited for Braiden,, and most of the people on board were expressing their excitement with Ahhh... OMG!!! and Wow!!!!!  


It was so surreal seeing the whales that close ,, 
we have seen 12 whales!!!!  and as they go and blow water they were was making a  loud whale noises!!!  and some of them went  under the boat!! what an exciting experience!!!


This is my fave shot!!!!!!  

FUN FUN FUN and we will surely visit again.... Check the website here to book... Whale watching 

Friday, September 11, 2009

Spring time for us

Li pumpkin

As the weather warms up here in Australia ,, its time to go out and play and ditch the big bulky clothes ,,, SPRING TIME,,, and I love this time of the year,, when the weather is perfect...

Yup.. perfect for a pictorial... My lil Miss Bianca is growing fast ,, soon she will be in Big school this coming January and she is so excited about it....

I love taking photos of her ,, capture her changes,, and loves dressing her up too... because when she turns into a teenager it would be a stressful year,,, with so much things to worry about like boys, friends, sleep over, sports, studies, finding  best acne treatment  , internet, facebook, and so much more.... yes,,, I know all about it,, Ive got a 15 year old girl and I  tell you its not easy to manage a teenager... 
So Im enjoying every bit of it......

Mommy Moments (Hat day)

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Mommy Moments for this week is  HAT DAY,, almost everyday here in Oz is hat day especially for the kids,, It is a big campaign to wear a hat ,sunglasses and put sunscreen on .  The sun's ray is so intense and  we need to protect ourselves.. 
In fact ,,Ive got heaps of freckles / sun spots on my face !!!!!!! and I hate it!!!!!
Anyway in school there have a rule  "No Hat ,, No Play!!!" 
At home Ive got hundreds of hats lying around everywhere.....  and I love Cowboy hats ,, see my pics????  Even when kids go for a swim they have a special hat on to cover their faces and I always encourage the kids to wear a hat...

So when the theme came up about hats ,, I have no problems ,, in fact I ve got thousand of pics  wearing hat,, and that makes my computer jam packed with picture I guess I need to transfer some of it on my online storage  .

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Packing up

Yup.. time is so fast and soon we are goimg to celebrate the Melbourne Cup 2009 this coming November

It’s the greatest day on the Australian sporting and social calendar – the one day when everyone, young and old, stops to partake in this unique cultural tradition.

But while Australians all over the continent take part in the celebrations, nothing compares with being there to witness another chapter in this enduring story.

The $5.65 million Emirates Melbourne Cup is the richest handicap race in the world and the centrepiece of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Here in OZ it is well celebrated by dressing up and looking good for the races ,, Last year my hubby and I were invited to a Melbourne cup luncheon party at Sydney ,, it was the time of the year when people are dressed up nicely .. ladies with their hats or facinator  and gentelemen with their tuxedo .....  It was fun, with nice food and wine and just to be fancy for a day... 

But  I dont know if we are going out this year,,,  I am busy packing up and getting ready  to move house...
And look at those  daggy winter boots!!!!!!!!    Thats' quite FANCY for me!!!!
and tons of packing to do!!!!!  
HELP!!!!!!!! I need reinforcement!!!!!!


Monday, September 7, 2009

Clean Up

I love Shannon Lush of Speed Cleaning  ...  I love to read her books Speed Cleaning  and How to be Comfy and Taped most of her show on Foxtel  Lush House .. She's got good tips and tricks for everything and I follow them and swear by it....

Found these at Ninemsn and I wanted to share it to all....

Enjoy and happy cleaning!!!!

The queen of clean, Shannon Lush, discusses how to get rid of pesky stains.

How can I remove baby formula from clothes?

Mix some nappy san plus with some water so it turns into a paste. It should be a similar consistency to peanut butter. Paste it on and wait about twenty minutes before washing out.

How do I remove flower pollen out of car upholstery?

Just smudge a bit of kerosene into the stain and that should lift it.

How can I remove streaks that have formed inside my stainless steel oven?

Sprinkle some bi-carbonated soda onto the greasy areas and then spray with vinegar. It’s much faster then any other oven cleaner on the market. It doesn’t smell and it’s easy to use.

How can I remove grease marks from my kitchen faucets ?

I have a great trick for you. Use an old pair of pantyhose and wrap it around the base of the tap. Twist and pull the stockings and the marks will come off. You don’t need to use any chemicals, just the pantyhose. They can also be used to get marks off any stainless steel appliances.

How do I remove superglue from carpet?

Often super glue remover, which can be purchased from a hardware store is the best way to remove any superglue stains.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Mommy Moments (Dress Up day)

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Mommy Moments for this week is   Dress up Day..

I posted Dress Up pics of B1 and B2  all the time , here School Fun and here Dress Up Time so I think it's Micah's turn 

How about dressed up as an old lady??????

Ahh so cute,, with a bra and hair rollers on...... those were the days, when I can dress her up 
  she just turned 15 .. and I cannot dress her anymore... 

I dont buy her clothes anymore,, she have her own taste now ..   

Ahhh  Teenagers!!!!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Spring time for us


SPRING TIME
General Blinkies


Yeah I Love Spring Time...  Here in Southern Hemisphere we are celebrating SPRING!!!!!!!
and Im loving it...

We went to Floriade last year to see these beautiful coloured bloomers...  We might pay a visit again to enjoy them....

Have a lovely day everyone....


Need to upgrade

I went to hubby's work the other day, juts to help the secretary with some filing and tidying up , I also cleared up some stuff from my hubby's desk,, dusted and chuck out some unnecessary rubbish,, but I make sure I just do a little bit of re arranging because, he hates that when his system has been messed up and his system is having papers all spread out.... Taking up all the space , but he knows where the things are.... So I don't want him to get cranky looking for a thing...

Well.. while out there I went to use his old computer ,,, I mean slow...............
I told him he needs to upgrade to new and faster technology ,, he needs a bigger hard drive , with good anti virus software, with Symantec support  and an all rounder.. but he reckons that his OLD computer is fine.... yeah,, it takes,, forever to upload...
anyway I cant argue about that,,, I just used it to check on my blog,,,, he he he..
I'm back at home with the comfort of my beloved Macoy... (IMac)...

Monday, August 31, 2009

Love em' (Head Bands)

LOVE EM!!!!
I am loving these CUTE CUTE head band ,, I saw them on ETSY and they are really adorable and easy to make . 

So I was inspired to make a custom made for Bianca , so I rushed in the shops and bought the supplies .. 
I went to a dollar shop and bought these faux flowers for a cheap price ,, and these buttons too...
Glue them together and then sew the button and sew it on the headband ,,, Thats it!!! Now you've got a beautiful head piece for your princess. I have some more flowers left and I will surely do some more and add more layers......









But if you would prefer to just buy the head band  thats already done go  and check out TO SWEET FROM ME   store on ETSY ,, She's got heaps of beautiful , girly bows, flowers head pieces....