Stop and Watch

Posted Sunday, December 23, 2012 by lucky_witch
Yesterday, we went to Gaisano to see what they have in store that my wallet can handle. 
I still need to buy Christmas gifts for the kids
I usually spend 3/4 of my day in front of computer and just like everyone of you are doing, I "window shop"
I have seen a lot of good online stuff that my kids will surely appreciate
and although the qualities are out of questions, my  wallet cant simply handle the price hehehe

While roaming around, I noticed that I cannot hear Baby Snow White blabbing and singing anymore  so I checked on her. 

And this is what I found:

Baby Snow White was watching this cute adorable baby boy while playing his PSP
The little boy didnt mind Baby SnowWhite looking at him even though Baby Snow White's face was already on his shoulder.
His mother cant help but laugh on how they look and so am I.

See the watch that Baby Snow White is wearing? I bought that watch for 100 pesos I think with extra battery. Its a lighting watch and she loves it. So cheap! Tee hee!


I know Lord
you've been watching us from above
or wherever you are
 you dont mind if we dont mind you at all
you just keep on watching us
and let us enjoy what we are doing

I just want to let you know
we wont mind it at all
if you come nearer
and put your face on our shoulder

Thank you Lord 
for giving me time 
to pause for a while
to stop and watch


What is really with Jollibee?

Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by lucky_witch
My kids love Jollibee so much ( and I do too)
Whenever we go out and we ask them where they want to eat, without a doubt they will answer me Jollibee.  Even my 2 years old toddler loves Jollibee so much.

One day:

Me: We're going out.
Sweet Cinderella: Ok
Pretty Ariel: Ok mommy
Baby Snow White: My... bee? (translation bee=Jollibee)
Me: No, we will just buy groceries.
Baby Snow White: Yehey!

( Baby Snow White associate going out with jollibee)

After we reached Gaisano Mall Kalibo we went straight to grocery section. While I was paying the stuff, my kids were busy watching people passing by.

Sweet Cinderella is looking at the baby

Me: Do you guys want to eat merienda, a hotdog, siomai and ice cream?
Sweet Cinderella: Yes mommy
then the 3 of them started walking away...
Me: (puzzled) Where are you going?
They responded in chorus: Jollibee
Although I wanted to eat somewhere else, I just went with the flow :D

So, how much love do they have for Jollibee?

Baby Snow White says...

This much!

Red is Love

Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by lucky_witch
Red is love, who can deny it?

Ruby Tuesday
Last September, we attended the wedding of Kim and Ralph. Their color motif were black and red. Baby Snow White was one of the flower girls, unfortunately she wasn't allowed to walk down the aisle because of her age. 
Im a one proud mama!

Mellow Yellow Monday: Polka Dots Baby

Posted Monday, November 19, 2012 by lucky_witch
Its Monday today
the sun is high
and the day is bright
so you guys deserve
a happy polka dots Monday greeting

from your polka dots Monday baby-- Baby Snow White
Have a blessed Monday everyone!


More on less

Posted Sunday, November 18, 2012 by lucky_witch
I think its almost a month now since we had no yaya and maid at home. It was not planned and never really thought it would happen. I was trying to search for a maid, but can't find one. I also considered hiring from an agency but the cost is 2 times higher plus the agency fees are sky high also.

My mom and dad is still here but Im contemplating to the thoughts that things will be a lot difficult once they left. We have a small sari-sari store, a full time online job, laundry and cooking to do. assignments to check, and kids and house to take care of. Im not sure if I can do it by myself by then. I am positive that I can, its just that I have to prioritize things and let go of what is not needed. But its easier said than done, di ba? I cant imagine how our house would look like when the time comes and the thoughts of it already freaked out my mom.

It is an advantage that the Frog Prince and I are working from home. Although we have maid and yaya before, we were still sure that nothing fishy going on in our house. But I have to agree to the fact that although having house helpers have advantages,  there are also disadvantages. It is more expensive having house  helpers and (just now I learned) we need to check from time to time that they were doing as instructed. Our washing machine which we both just this April is already broken... and I didn't learn about it until our maid was gone.  I thought our maid was only concern and was trying to help me save some electricity charges.You can imagine me turning into Hulk the moment I realized how stupid I was.

Baby Snow White didn't like her yaya also. She always cry and whines a lot whenever we leave her to her yaya. I am pretty sure that her yaya was nice but the fact that she's only 19, she doesn't know how to play or deal with a naughty toddler.
Watching TV while waiting for mommy

Now that we are the one taking care of her, I can say Baby Snow White is a happier toddler. She plays a lot, enjoys her bath all the time, and cries and whines less. We save a lot from cooking oil to detergents and even to dish washing soap and napkins. (yes, my maid was using my personal napkins!)
With all the good things that is happening, the frog Prince believes that we will be needing another maid as managing the whole stuff will be a lot stressful esp when my parents are gone. And I agree sigh!

But I do think that next time, I'll be more in control. Entrusting everything to them is not a good idea. At least I dont have the problems like worrying that my kids are left with the alone. Being a WAHM has many advantages, but that deserves another post.

Deal or No Deal: Spell fun the Hockey way

Posted Monday, October 29, 2012 by lucky_witch
Last Friday, we took advantage of the holiday. Instead of staying home. I decided to treat Pretty Ariel and Sweet Cinderella to a surprise date with me. Yes, we left Baby Snow White and The Frog Prince at home.

I just felt that I need to spend some time with them. Not that they are complaining or that I totally had no time with them, but since Baby Snow White was born, I became too occupied with never ending task of looking after a baby. They were also became too overwhelmed with their baby sister that they just want to play with her whenever they are free. My 3 daughters are inseparable. They cling to each other whenever they are at home. So this time, I decided to treat them alone. Baby Snow White is too young to enjoy being in a fun house arcade anyway.

We had a blast with the deal or no deal game. We spent more than an hour playing on that video game. It was really fun.

Then another game that they enjoyed a lot was the Hockey game. It requires 2 tokens, ( 1 token for each player) Each player's goal is to strike the hockey plate into the base of the opponent. The players need to protect their base by blocking the plate. We spend around 6 tokens for that game, so we had 3 game set. The game sets were unanimously won by Pretty Ariel.
After that, we ate some hotdogs on stick and went home. Such a short but fun date, and we will surely do this again.

Black and White

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by lucky_witch
Pretty Ariel has an arts and crafts project, and we decided to do it over the weekend. We, because I dont think she and her group mate can build it by themselves. Its too difficult for their age, so the whole family decided to jump in. They were asked by their teacher to create a paper mache animal that is about 2 feet in size.
Papier-mâché (French for "chewed paper", [papje maʃe]English /ˌpæpi. ˈmæʃ/ or /ˌppər məˈʃ/), alternatively, paper-mache, is a composite material consisting of paper pieces or pulp, sometimes reinforced with textiles, bound with an adhesive, such as gluestarch, or wallpaper paste. Souce

Papa started early in the morning building the body or foundation of the zebra while I print the pattern for zebra. I traced the zebra in a large carton and attached it to the foundation that papa did. We then just filled up some areas with crumbled newspaper to make it look like a real zebra. We added some muscles and curve using a folded newspaper. Then we covered the whole zebra with stripped newspaper and home made paste.

Since we dont want the newspaper print to become obvious when we paint our zebra, we used "used bondpaper" as top coat of our paper mache. We also used yarn as its tail.  After a while, this is how it looks like:

We just let the day passed and allow the paste to dry fully. On the next day, we painted it with white and used a black marker pen for the stripes. I also coated it with natural varnish to make it glossy.

All in all, it was a fun day for the whole gang. We are thinking of creating one for our own display.

Posted Wednesday, May 2, 2012 by lucky_witch

Happy Valentines Day

Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by lucky_witch
What could be the most suitable piece for today's Ruby Tuesday but this.

Noticed something?
Yes we are all wearing red!
We had a great time having a family dinner date at Mang Inasal.
Happy Valentines Day everyone!

Gifts there and everywhere

Posted Thursday, January 5, 2012 by lucky_witch
Since New Year is over, I decided to do a picture clean up.
I came across a pile of edited photos (with luckywitch stamp) that I have forgotten to post including the gifts that Baby Snow White got on her 1st birthday.

Oh, I love birthdays!

Anyway, here it is:

Baby Snow White here is busy  looking at all the colorful warppers

When she noticed that I was taking her picture, she smiled to me

And here, all the gifts were opened by her two elder sisters

Actually I took pictures of each items one by one  (before and after opening) for keepsake so that I can remember who gave this and that but decided not to post it here.

To those who gave presents to our dear Baby Snow White, thank you very much.