Traveling with a 3-year old to a different country entails a great amount of compromise. We’ve learned that one sure way for all of us to enjoy the trip and keep sane is to keep to our daughter’s typical day as much as possible. We were mindful of her nap time. We also looked out … More Farewell Fukuoka: Postscript on a family’s first visit
I suppose my kid will have to take note of the finer points of being a non conformist from mom and dad on a different occassion. It seems that grandma couldn’t stand hearing her granddaughter constantly ask her parents about a non existent Christmas tree and decorations. Christmas is for the children indeed, and there is … More Simple Christmas joys
No Halloween gimmicks for us this year. But grateful to my daughter’s school for having trick or treat mixed in with celebrating United Nations Day. It was a fun and memorable last day of class before the All Soul’s Day break. Her class was assigned Greece. They learned how to say ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ in … More Greeks!
As an April celebrant, my daughter doesn’t get to do birthday parties at school. School’s out by the time her birthday hits. While my wallet rejoices at the thought, I also couldn’t help but feel sad somewhat. She should be able to experience a class birthday celebration at least once. Especially since she has become … More Happy 4th
At 4 years old, Akira still finds the mall’s indoor playgrounds a happy place. It still excites her when she spots one, she still has a great time in one, and really, if your family is the type that’s in a mall at least once a week, then it pays to make the indoor playground … More Yes, we still do indoor playgrounds
I was also around 3 when I was a flower girl at a wedding. I think I was only able to be one twice. This is my daughter Akira’s first time to be a flower girl. We got to go to Cebu for it. Squee 😀 Day 1, and Akira had to go to the … More A flower girl in Cebu
We would have probably watched Disney on Ice this holiday season, like many other Filipino families that have made it a part of their Christmas tradition. After all its latest line up now includes the likes of Ana and Elsa, and Dory – characters that Akira loves – but it wasn’t until we found out that a show our … More Masha and the Bear is our first kiddie live show!
Christmas is for children, that much I am sure. I’ve long been indifferent to Christmases, but having Akira changed that. Take a look at our Christmases for the past 3 years. Whether it is a simple celebration at home or an adventure out-of-town, this little girl has never failed to light up the room and make … More 3 years of Christmas with Akira
Swimming! A popular summer activity that’s also a fun activity during the nippy-sometimes-stormy -ber months (very Filipino reference for months that end with ‘ber’), who would’ve thought. J has been bugging me about swimming lessons for Akira, and it took me a while to pursue any leads since it wasn’t exactly the right season for it. It took … More Toddler swimming lessons
Curly top is officially a preschooler today. Our family just ticked a major life milestone off the list. We woke up bright and early, and moved at a pretty fast pace even if I slept late the night before. I did momma duties and double checked if we had everything the school asked us to … More Akira’s first day of school