This coming Thursday, April 13, Marshall will have his first Easter hat parade at school. Parents are encouraged to work with the kids to create their own easter bonnet or hat. Hurray to DIY! …and to our old surprise eggs! Since we also have Angry Birds eggs, we decided that we should go for an Angry Birds Theme.
These are the materials:
*old surprise eggs
*glue gun (with glue stick, of course)– parental guidance is a must 😉
*felt cloth (black, white, green — to go with our theme)
*pair of scissors — again, parental guidance is a must 😉
In total, we only spent $2 for the felt hat since we already have our supplies from our not-so-quiet books. And we made this easter hat in just 15 minutes. It’s that simple! 😉
I bet you can also do your own easter hat using old stuff!
Here’s a short video of our DIY Angry Birds Easter Hat. Happy Easter everyone! :))
November 07, 2015 was Marshall’s 2nd birthday. And yes, again this was a super late entry considering that was a year and a half ago. Anyway, he’s birthday at that time fell on a weekend, and thankfully, he was with us in Singapore! Hurray! Nevertheless, I still did an open letter for him 😉
Considering it’s a foreign country, we knew that it would cost a leg and an arm to throw a kiddie birthday party unless we would be frugal enough to just celebrate it at home. On the other hand, we will be leaving Singapore at that time, for good, so might as well consider it as a despedida too.
We surveyed and researched various venues to held the event and then we figured out that there’s no better place to paint the town red other than he’s favorite playhouse which is Happy Willow.
Upon checking their packages, we opted for the standard pixie and fun party. It wasn’t that costly so we called to book right away and we were lucky enough to get the exact day we wanted which is his actual birthday. We were also blessed that we met one of the staff there, Majoy, who is also a Filipino. She was very accommodating and tried to grant all our requests for the party. The package includes 2 hours use of the party room, party balloons for all children, free flow of Ice Water for kids, customized email invites and cards for guests. But she actually handed over hard copies of the invites. yey!
and what’s super cool is the Unlimited Playtime Fun in the play garden. It was also nice to know that her sister, Hazel, has a catering business, Kitchen Therapy, so we also got the contact from her to order our food and our cake. Right there and then we already hit two stones at a time.
We wanted a zoo themed party but not to the extent of spending too much. Hence, we decided to do some DIY decorations, props, and souvenirs.
We printed some images and letterings for the decors.
Dada and I were both hands on with the preparation.
Even Marshall was also lending a hand. Good job! 😉Remember these souvenirs from Marshall’s christening? There were few more left, so we decided to just change the photo and give it as a souvenir. 😉
We also provided socks for the guests, and of course, it was animal printed. Remember these photo accessories? These were the same accessories we used on Marshall’s 1st birthday!
Marshmallows that we also decorated by putting a toothpick with a giraffe image. 😉
This is actually a yema cake from Kitchen Therapy. Lovely! 😉
I guess everyone we’re tickled pink! Thank God for this blessing! 🙂
This will be our first Christmas here in Australia. As much as we want to celebrate Christmas back home (Philippines), our air ticket budget was already used up on our holiday last October.
Nevertheless, there’s no reason not to celebrate this special occasion.
Speaking of budget, we wanted to have a joyful yet not too expensive celebration. So this year, we decided to do some diys.
First is our Christmas wreath.
We used a round plastic and covered it with green felt paper. I still have quite a number of felt papers from doing Marshall’s quiet book. So rather than keeping it in the storage, why not use it.
Christmas is a time for giving. “Sharing is caring” as he would always say. We want Marshall to practice the act of kindness so I asked him to help out with the packing of some chocolate goodies. Turns out he ate some of it. haha!
Dada and I also decided to give a little something for our cenacle family as a gratitude for welcoming us in their group.
A closer look to each design..
And here’s a video of us setting up our Christmas tree 😉
As for Marshall’s gift, we didn’t plan anything big, just like the previous years. We don’t want him to grow up being used to receiving splendor gifts from us. We want to teach him the value of frugality and contentment on little things. So this year, dada and I decided to recycle his eggs surprise for his Christmas gift.
We placed some small toys which are also not that expensive but he’d most likely be surprise when he sees these.
Not to mention, we added some twist on its packaging. hihi!
Can’t wait to see what’s his reaction! haha! labyu! 😉
match the item on a designated shape and learn to button
build a train by matching the shapes through snapping.
I guess almost everyone, if not all children (and adults, too) have a soft spot for clay or play dough. Aside from the fact that it brings enjoyment to kids, it has a plethora of benefits. Some of it are fine motor skill development, hand and eye coordination, artistic and imagination progress, and a considerable number of other advantages.
These are the ingredients to make your own play dough:
- 4 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cup salt
- 2 tbsp oil
- food color
- 1 cup of water
Watch our easy and messy DIY playdough video here 🙂
This week is E week!
As you can see in the photo, we made our own version of Elephant craft.
Check out more of our A-Z activities. 😉
Here’s Marshall’s video of his elephant 🙂
September 09, 2013
Of course your parents are very frugal, so again, we decided to celebrate our baby shower.. where? at home. 🙂
And everyone was so busy and having fun filling up the forms and thinking of names for you. hehehe
Complete set of baby skin products from J&J.
And of course baby bottle from AVENT.
Baby clothes again, baby shoes..
Baby rocking chair..! Wow! We were very thankful for all these gifts!
Dada and I enjoyed this celebration and we feel so blessed for all the love and support from our dear friends. 😉