Shy Ariel

Posted Sunday, August 28, 2011 by lucky_witch
Last August 26, my daughters' school celebrated the yearly Buwan ng Wika Language Month. They divided the programs into 2. During the morning, they played "Laro ng lahi" (Filipino Indigenous Game). Ok, Sweet Cinderella didn't join the game "sack race". I guess she's not in the mood. But Pretty Ariel had fun with their "Going to market". Going to market is a game where the participants are divided into equal members. The idea is similar to relay game. Their goal is be able to go to market ahead of the competing group. One by one group members will wear bandanna and skirt, (even boys wear these) carry a basket and an umbrella, then head to market. A market is a certain area where participants will go then return to the starting line. Once the participant reach the market, she goes back to the starting line where her group mate is waiting. She will pass the bandanna, skirt, umbrella and basket to the next member and repeat the process. The first team who can go to the market will be declared the winner.

Pretty Ariel joined the game. I wasn't able to watch them because first, I have to work during that time. Second, I was preparing since there would be an afternoon program and I have to be there.

Anyway, here is the picture of Pretty Ariel: ( Just click to enlarge)

Pretty Ariel is not sporty. She is very graceful. That is why, I really can't believe she joined the game. Their team won the game that day. :)

Congratulations baby!

Dear Sweet Cinderella...

Posted Thursday, August 11, 2011 by lucky_witch
Dear Sweetheart,

I know how much you want to join that singing contest. I've seen it in your eyes.
Forgive me if I didn't do anything about it.
You just don't know how painful it was for me.
But I want you to learn your lesson, and I pray that someday you'll understand.

My sweet Cinderella...
You know mommy is always here for you. But I want you to see that when you want something, you just can't decide to get it whenever you want to. You have to prepare yourself and try to give the best that you have. There are things in life that you have to be worthy of.

If only you've said it earlier, you know I wont let you down. I will give you everything I have, to give you the best chance to succeed. But just out of of the blue, you said you just want it--on the spot! I dont want you to feel humiliated because of lack of preparation compared to other participants. So I hope baby you understand, why I didn't let you to...

Remember this baby, I love you so much.

Lazy Moments: Wednesday Edition

Posted Wednesday, August 3, 2011 by lucky_witch
I am staring here for like um... 15 minutes and I don't know what to write.
Odd, only last night, my head is full of ideas and everything.
Today is supposed to be a very relaxing day for me, because no rush works to do, no tons of writing assignments, and I had a long peaceful sleep last night.

But I dont know, I am feeling low and my spirit is somewhere in between my pillow and bed. I'm not in the mood to write, to think, and even to take a bath. Argh!

And I don't understand why I dont have money right now. Lol!
Oh, maybe that's the reason.
I don't have money!

Oh, but before I forget, I have to remind myself that I'll be doing Wordless Wednesday later. Have to force myself to, or else, this blog wont be updated for the next 2 months. Lol!

Why Saya Carrier Is The Best

Posted Monday, August 1, 2011 by lucky_witch
This post is looooooong over due. I bought my Saya last January 2011, when Baby Snow White was barely 3 months old.

Ok, don't give me that look. I admit that was 7 months ago. On the brighter side, because of that loooong gap, I'll be able to give you a decent, and more precise user review about Saya since I've been using it for months now.

I am a busy mom of three girls. We have a small store where I spend most of my time during the day while I'm working for some of my online jobs. At night, I simultaneously switch from being a worker to my boss, to a nanny to Baby Snow White, and a tutor to Pretty Ariel and Sweet Cinderella. Not to mention, all the touch and go trips with the Frog Prince to fix some errands and buying stuffs.

But ever since I bought my saya carrier, I can't live without it, esp during day out with the kids. Baby Snow White can sleep inside the Saya carrier for 4 hours straight. I don't know, but maybe she got the feeling of being carried by a hammock, whenever she's in my SaYa.

Here is our happy baby with the SaYa:

Also, I find it easier to carry her that way. No backache and shoulder pain at all. The fabric is soft but firm, enough to make Baby Snow White comfortable without sacrificing security. I don't have problem nursing her, because I can easily make use of saya as nursing cover whenever I need to. And whenever its cold, I use it to keep her warm. And now that she's older, I can carry her in different ways using my SaYa.

Here are some ways you can make use of your SaYa:

Duyan - cradle/hammock carry
Sakay - hip/side carry
Yakap - hug carry
Lakbay - back carry
Tangan - Buddha/Kangaroo Carry
Takip - as a nursing cover
(Grabbed from Mama.Baby.Love Site)
And believe me, I've tried them all. And they worked on different situations. :)

So if you are interested in buying your own SaYa, you can visit here.