Tulli Shapes

…is Cyler’s newly discovered iPhone Application now. Actually, matagal na yang nasa phone ko ngayon lang niya na-appreciate. This game and it’s character, Tulli is part of BabyTV channel. It’s a kind of app that is good for toddlers because it’s a simple fun game that allows your child to practice recognizing and identifying the picture (the ‘whole’) and the parts (shapes).


He started playing and appreciating this app last week, surprisingly he memorized the narrator’s line already. The narrator would always say “yes!” or “wow!” every time you tap the shapes and put the picture back together. Cyler automatically says “yes!” and “wow!” once he hears the narrator’s line. This boy has a great memory and never fails to amuze us, buti nalang talaga hindi nagmana kay Mommy ang memory kundi kawawa ang bagets. Hehe

Here’s a proof how Cyler fancy this app:

Hypnotized lang ang bagets diba?! Bawal kumurap! Ang kumurap may…eyelashes! Anong konek?! Bahala na kaung mag konek! LOL!

He also learned how to say “truck” and “duck” because of this app. Now how good is that?! Really good! 🙂

He giggles and laugh (to the fullest) every time he play this app. Talaga namang wagas ang kaligayahan!

Look how he used his pointing finger in playing this app, I guess his fine motor skills are getting better and better nowadays. Good job, sweetie boom boom! (Ansabee?!)

Here’s Cyler while saying the word “yes” and “wow” in front of the camera.

Pag pasensyahan nio na po camera shy talaga yang anak ko… hindi lang halata. LOL!

With the help of adorable Tulli and the instructions of the narrator Cyler learned how to recognize objects from our environment and helped him develop his speech as well. Well done, Tulli!

To all my fellow momma’s out there you can download this app at App Store anytime, anywhere, and here’s the good news— this app is for freeeeeee!! Now beat that! 🙂


Big Bugs Band

Just wanna share Cyler’s new possession right now. Cyler loves watching BabyTV A LOT, as a matter of fact his first birthday theme was a programme from BabyTV also. I guess you already know the theme as I mentioned it from my previous birthday posts, yes you we’re right it was Charlie and the Numbers.

Big Bugs Band (Photo from BabyTV site)

Big Bugs Band is Cyler’s fave cartoon in BabyTV as of now, it ‘s really a big hit to my little shaolin tot. I have to admit I like it as well. Maybe because I love music a lot. Big Bugs Band is a spectacular 3D animated programme in which a group of bugs performs a variety of unique musical pieces to an audience of fellow animals in the woods. Each bug plays a different instrument – improvising, dancing and singing as the band introduces viewers to a wide variety of musical styles from different cultures around the world. I like how the different bugs plays different instrument and how they sing, it’s really cute!

Try watching some episodes here:

I think this one is a great theme for his second birthday? Watchuthink guys?! Excited much?! 😛

This is a great program for babies and toddlers and it’s very educational. I bet your little one will surely love this once they watch it. Cyler used to dance everytime he watch this and his face never fails to lighten up every time he watch this. 🙂

Charlie and the Numbers Themed Birthday Party

Hi everyone, finally here’s my special post for Cyler’s first birthday party! Six months ago, we started planning for our little boy’s first birthday party. I have seen so many birthday parties but I’d never try to plan any. It was my first time to organize a birthday party(yes it is!)  and this was a big challenge for me and my husband, Cj. As much as possible we want the party to be simple but of course special for it’s our son’s first birthday and we want the guests to have fun and enjoy too.

The first thing we had to think about it was the THEME, of course. Everything starts in the theme. We had a  couple of criteria for the theme: (1) should be  Cyler’s TOP favorite (2) must be unique (3) it should be silly and at the same time fun (4) simple but rock. And the perfect theme that goes to our mind was… CHARLIE and the NUMBERS! Charlie and the Numbers is a program from BabyTV , a television channel for infants, toddlers, and their parents which cover all early learning skill and developmental milestones for toddlers. We are fans of Charlie and the numbers and I have mentioned in my previous blog post that Cyler go loco when he watches this cartoon. Cyler was literally hypnotize once he started watching this cartoon, with his eyes wide open without blinking. So, I guess we meet all the criteria and this is the perfect theme for our little boy’s first birthday party! And so, it has been decided that we’re gonna having a Magical Numbers Birthday party for Cyler!

Welcome to the Magical Numbers Birthday Party!

Venue: Shakey’s Quezon Ave

Party Details and DIYs

On the other hand, thing about the theme is that it is not common in the Philippines. It’s not even familiar to anyone here, only two(including us) out of ten Filipinos are familiar with the theme. Charlie and the numbers is available at Destiny and Sky cable only, but you can also visit BabyTv site and download the iPhone App of this. Anyhoo, back to my topic, I browse various websites and forums but I couldn’t find that theme. Geez! The only thing that we saw about Charlie and the Numbers theme was a birthday cake(oh at least..meron). Whew! So, here comes the biggest challenge still we went for it. Armed with our bright ideas and creative juices, my OC-ness and OA-ness began. I got so many party ideas from various websites like Hostess with the Mostess, Oh happy Day and Smart Parenting magazine. I want the theme to be consistent in everything from the little to big details. And of course, it should be budget wise as well. And the most important thing to me, it has to be memorable, fun, and happy not only to us but to every guests who will attend the party. Fast forward to June 2012, we had a Magical Numbers Birthday party for Cyler.

Meet the Birthday Boy! 🙂

I didn’t require the guests to wear any costume at all because I want all the kids especially the babies  to feel comfy on their attire. I’d make sure that all our guests will go home with a happy face and full tummy. I didn’t worry about Cyler anymore because he is used to crowded environment. The birthday celebrant was taking a nap when the party started but his Lolo forced him to get up and so he started to felt uneasy and a bit clingy when he woke up. Although he didn’t cry, actually he rarely cry and when he do it’s for the strangest reason. The very talkative and cheerful Cyler was missing at that time, but it was totally understandable.

Moving forward, good thing after a few minutes he was in a good condition again and he allowed everyone to carry him over and over, that’s why I kept on finding him the entire time. We didn’t had the chance to take more pictures because I was insanely busy entertaining our guests and Cyler was always missing in action. The guests kept on coming from time to time.  Cyler was busy minding his own business and  just thumb-sucking the entire time, you will noticed that in most of his photos. Thumb sucking makes him feel so comfy, that’s why we allow him to do it. Cyler was so curious by the different people who carry him and the different surroundings, so he had his signature “Curious Frown” look the whole time.

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Less than 100 guest confirmed but on the day of the event almost 150++ guests showed up! BOOM! Box office diba?! But it’s totally fine, the more the merrier! And it feels so overwhelming cause all our relatives and friends were all there and became part of that very special day. Again, from the bottom of my heart, I would like to say ‘thank you’ to all the people who came and became part of the most awaited day of our son. We appreciate all your time and effort.

Overall, the party went well and was great. I am very happy with the good feedback’s that I received from our guests. The party host did a great job too, they are indeed hilarious!  All our guest went home with gas pain due to over…. laughing. Yikes! The party host was able to kept the party alive which I liked the most. Four thumbs up for that, including my foot thumb! Teehee! They really did job well done.  🙂

Our vendors did a great job as well because they we’re able to meet all my expectations, actually it’s beyond my expectations. The suppliers doesn’t  have any idea about the theme but they gave so much time and effort researching for it. Hats off to all our suppliers! You really made this Magical Numbers Birthday party impossible and a wonderful thing to do! Btw, if you want to ask anything about the party details, supplier names, contacts and other stuff, just leave a comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as I possible.

Special thanks to our dear friend, Lhei and his hubby Hansel for the awesome tarpulin, my CIL, Ate Gigi for the sweet treats in the candy buffet, my, CIL Jus for all the design layout, my sister, Isang and CIL, Sharmaine for helping us doing all the DIYs, to my BIL, Kuya Francis for helping me conceptualizing the whole party and of course to my husband, Cj for his undying support for I won’t be able to do this without his help . Again, many thanks to all our family and friends for being part of this special day of our son, Cyler. We really appreciate it, thank you so much!  🙂

Btw, here’s the run through of our suppliers. I’ll make a reviews about them on my next post, so watch out for that!

Venue: Shakey’s Quezon Avenue

Cake and Cuppies : Sweet Creations by Mums

Balloon Decor : JD Party Shop

Loot Bags: Pixie Pen

Party Host: Leny’s Party Needs & General Merchandise

Photo Coverage: Jam Masalonga

DIYs and other Details: Divisoria, National Book Store

Sweets: S&R, SM Supermarket