Christmas in July

While I’m browsing and reminiscing Cyler’s baby photos, one of his photos suddenly caught my attention. This photo was taken last December 2011 when Cyler meet and greet Santa Claus for the very first time. Oh, I never experience that when I was a little kid. That’s why for me it was a magical moment for Cyler because my boy is one of the lucky kids who was able to meet Santa at the very young age. I know that Cyler didn’t appreciate it at that time but I know when he grow up and he see this picture of him together with Santa he will feel glad because he got the chance to meet Santa when he was still a little baby.

So here it is.. Guy’s meet and greet Santa Claus!

Cyler meets Santa! He was six months old here. 🙂

Look how happy he is, though he didn’t know who is that white-bearded fat man wearing a red coat. They look soooo adorable! HO! HO! HO! 😛

Some kids began to cry when they saw Santa, surprisingly and luckily my little boy was able to sit and chat with Santa Claus! This was taken at Rustan’s Department Store, 3rd Floor at the Kids section area. We are looking forward to meet and greet Santa again this coming December! HO! HO! HO! 🙂

Cyler’s 1st Birthday Bash!

May 28, 2012 was Cyler’s first-ever-birthday! Besides from his “Magical Numbers Birthday Party” we  also had a simple celebration at home for our son’s 1st birthday. Our initial plan was to go out since the main celebration is on June 3 but his Lola (My MIL)  insisted that we need  to have a mini-celebration  at the house. And so, we had a simple celebration at home.  This celebration was sponsored by his Lola, the only food that we purchased was the cake. She’s really a very doting Lola to her apo.  🙂

Out initial plan was to go to the nearest church in our place but due to my shopping mishaps we went to Greenbelt chapel instead. We wanna give thanks and glory to the Lord for giving Cyler a wonderful and healthy year. Cyler never had any serious illness(even fever) ever since he was born and we hope that there will be more healthy years to come. He is indeed a very happy and  healthy baby, thank God for that!

Happy 1st birthday to me! I’m so happy today!

First thing that we did was to dropped by at Rustans to get the purchases that we left there 3 days before his birthday. Geez! Thank God it’s still there and we got it! Whew! Cyler play for awhile before we go to Greenbelt Chapel. The little boy was hooked by the lego inside the play area cause he really loves blocks. Oh, I also  like the mini play area inside the kids section at Rustans dept. store. It’s the perfect place for all the kids and kids at heart cause it’s for free!

Tons of legos!

Look how serious he is.. my gulayness!

Cyler: Me likey!

Daddy: Cyler pansinin mo naman ako..
Cyler: La-la-la.. Hmmm..

Mom: I love you Cy! Happy 1st birthday!
Cyler: I still wanna plaaay…

Kikay Mommy Outfit of the Day: Pink dress from Cinderella, Belt from SM dept. store, and Brown Bejeweled Sandals from Charles and Keith

We had our lunch at Bonchon . It was my first time to dine here and I instantly fell in love with the chicken plus it’s so mura pa. Perfect for all frugalicious pipz out there, including me, of course! It was so sulit! I like the soy garlic flavored chicken, you can also mix and match it with the spicy one.  No need for any sauce because the chicken itself is very flavorful. I didn’t used my fork anymore, the best way to eat the chicken is by using your bare hands. Swear! Sarap ulit-ulitin! Also, Bonchon  has a modern fast food resto feel.

I love you a Bonch-on!!!

Tagal naman ng order ko!

Kailangan talaga naka taas pa ang paa, Cyler?

Cyler, what’s with the look?

Kailangan din labas dila?! 😛

As usual watching his fave cartoons ‘Charlie and the Numbers” while waiting for our order.

Like baby, like Daddy? Ay parang baliktad, sige hayaan ninyo na. Haha!

After having lunch, we went to the supermarket and bought all the ingredients that I need for my ‘Eggplant Parmigiana’ cause his Lola requested for it. After that we went home immediately cause I need to cook pa.

We had a simple celebration at home together with our relatives. It was a great celebration cause all our closest family members was there.

Just a simple salo-salo for our son’s 1st birthday.

We have Eggplant Parmigiana(requested by madlang pipz), Lumpiang Shanghai, Suman (for prosperity), Pansit (for long life), Leche Plan, Blueberry chiffon and of course a birthday cake!

Cyler turns one!

Make a wish! Wishy, wishy, wish, wish, wish!

Happy Birthday Cyler! We love you so muchoo!

It was indeed a tiring but fun day for all of us. I am so grateful for having a complete and happy family. My only wish for my son is that may he have a good, healthy, and long life. We will always be here for you, sweetie. And like what I always say, may he grow in love and with God.

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 Happy 1st Birthday, Cyler! I looooveeee Yooouuuu!

P.S. Guys wait for my post on Cyler’s Magical Numbers Party! Can’t wait to share it with you! 🙂

My Shopping Mishaps

Last Saturday, we was so busy buying stuffs for Cyler’s upcoming birthday party. We went to S&R at The Fort, then to SM Supermarket Makati, and then to Rustans Department Store to make sure that we have everything that we needed for his first birthday party. I was so ngarag, losyang and super tired at that time cause while shopping I’m also taking good care of my little boy, but I don’t complain. I love what I’m doing and I enjoy party planning until…

First shopping mishaps: I bought a new pair of pants for Cyler at Rustans, when I got to the counter I presented my FSP2 card(Rustans membership card) as usual cause I’ve been using that a number of times. Sadly, I had to find out when I got to the counter that my FSP2 card wasn’t activated yet and I need to go to the concierge to be able to activate it and earn points. So I answered them with a big “WHATDA?! Why you didn’t tell me that from the start?!”. Oh, that REALLY sent chills to my spine. My goodness! I want to explode at that time, I tried to be calm, but I started to be a bit mataray (lumabas ang natatago kong mataray na kaluluwa bigla!) to the cashier. Besides, customer is always right, ayt?! Eh kasi naman noh, I really thought that I’m earning points, tapos hindi pala. Naka-kaloka! Diba?! Grabe! They assisted me at the concierge and they activated my card. So when I got to the concierge, I told them that they should inform me about that from the very beginning, cause it’s like I’m using that card for nothing. Nevertheless, I pay for that membership card, so it’s my right to complain. Right?! And it seems like I’m wasting my money for nothing. Hay. Epic Fail!

Second shopping mishaps: After that epic moment, we went to the breastfeeding station to take some rest, relax and feed Cyler. After that we decided to go home. Unfortunately, for some inexplicable reason… I left our purchases at the breastfeeding station. My gulay! I left it at the crib inside the breastfeeding station (oh my!momnesia attack again). Hay. Another epic failure! So, we went home without knowing that we left our purchases in Rustans. So the night passed by and I still don’t remember that I left something there. It was Sunday night already and we’re about to sleep when I figured out that there’s something missing on Cyler’s outfit for his birthday party. My eyes literally popped out and I shouted saying “Hon! Naiwan ko ata sa Rustans ung pinamili natin!” , it was 11pm then, I called Rustans immediately. Somebody answered the phone, oh, it was Manong guard he told me that I should call in the morning cause the mall was close already. And suddenly it sinked into my mind that it was late at night already, so I said “Ok” to Manong guard. Oo nga naman sarado na ung mall, kalerkey! Panic mode lang ang peg, sorry naman. We checked our place and the car hoping that it was there.. pero wala talaga, ni anino, wala talaga. Ayayay! Naiwan ko nga!

So the morning came, it was Monday already and it was our little boy’s big day. Our first plan was to go to the church near our place and attend the mass there, but we changed our plan and decided to attend the mass in Greenbelt chapel since we need to go back to Rustans to get the stuff that we left there. When we arrived at Rustans we went to the concierge and asked if they saw some shopping bag inside the breastfeeding station last saturday. Luckily, they got it and they returned it back to us. Thank goodness! Hay! Nakahinga ako ng bonggang bongga!

Lesson learned:
First, double check all your things or belongings before leaving the place. Check it twice or thrice! Wag ninyo na kong tularan. Pasensya na my momnesia lang, epekto ng epidural (but it’s true, believe me) #MasabiLang
Second, if you purchase a membership card to any stores, make sure it was activated and you are earning points especially if you pay for that card. Kasi sayang if you pay for it and you’re not getting any benefits. Ayt?!

So, to all the shoppingera’s and shoppingero’s out there, always get ready for that shopping mishaps!