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!!!!