Friday, August 28, 2009

Mommy Moments : Name Game

I'm back again! I don't wanna miss this week's theme. I also wanna share how we came up with our kiddos names. First of all, these are my kiddos in their latest picture....

My daughter Elisha Freya on her Filipiniana costume taken just today.

My son Ethan Franz's latest pic taken this month

I love giving names to newly born kids, I actually gave all of my nieces names when I was still single. During that time, choosing names seems so easy for me coz I can easily pick names for my nieces. I gave them these names : (my brother's daughters) Aliyyah Gayle, Alynnah Grace and Alyssah Mae; (my siter's daughter) Jeszerie - combination of the parents name Jeffrey and Jessa. When I got pregnant to my first born, and had a chance to know that she is a girl hubby and I asked each other if we have any names in our head. I actually had lots of name in my mind during that time but I found it not perfect for my first child. I wanted it something unique so I thought of combining my mother in-law's name with my mom and my name but most of my close friends didn't agree with me espaecially my husband. I tried looking again for another name, I decided to find some names in norse myth book. I found so many interesting names but hard to spell so I end up with FREYA - a norse goddess of love. Finally hubby agreed with the name so he just added his chosen name ELISHA - inspired from a foreign artist's name meaning God is Gracious. That's how we came up with ELISHA FREYA. My second born was named ETHAN FRANZ. His name was suppose to be Elijah Frey sounds like his ate's name Elisha freya. Elijah is also a biblical name and Frey is Freya's twin brother (in norse myth). But since we don't want people to get confuse with their names, we decided to change it to ETHAN FRANZ still has an initials of E and F. The whole name was given by my husband, since it's a boy I did let him chose. ETHAN was inspired from a movie Mission Impossible character Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and FRANZ was supposed to be France but he just modified it a little. It's really hard to choose a name, you really have to make sure you're giving a name that they will surely love. I am now thinking of another name with initials of E and F if ever we have another kid again someday. Want to share your Mommy Moments with us? Join HERE!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mommy Journey's 1st Blogversary!

Whoa! Sorry Chris for joining so late...medyo busy pero sa September 10 pa naman so habol ako. Mommy Journey is one of my favorite site among all sites I am visiting. I am proud to be a blogger coz I have met friends like you. I have learned so many things from this blog and from the author - Chris. Happy Anniversary to your blog and more successful years to come! God Bless!!!

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My 4th and 5th Photobook were here!

After waiting for almost 2 months my photobooks were finally arrived. I ordered these photobooks last July 1 and 4. I am expecting them to arrive late because they were 100 pages and the other is 60 pages, but not as super dooper late as this. But it's okay coz I already have it and I love it! =)

These are my lovely photobooks: "Christmas and New year" and "Super Ethan Turns One"

Busy Preparing for Ishi's Lingo ng Wika Costume =)

Tomorrow is La Cabecera's Linggo ng Wika program. Junior Casa (Nursery) where my daughter Ishi belong is going to dance "Carinosa" and their going to wear Filipiniana Costume. I already visit Bayan ng Malabon and looked for a costume. I already had a sando and kimona. There are lots of "saya" there but I don't want the floral designs they were selling so I bought my own cloth and I will make my daughter her "saya" on my own. I also did look for a "tsinelas" but I can't find her size so I just bought a big size and repaired it myself.

Now, I have to set Ishi's body clock to wake up at 6 am coz the program is 7 in the morning and this is gonna be a big problem! I am having a hard time waking her up in the morning. I hope we could wake up early so we can participate in the program, coz if not, Ishi's costume is gonna be useless. So good luck to us tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tired yet Excited for My Siomai Cart Opening Tomorrow

My Siomai Cart I have franchised last July is finally going to start tomorrow, Thursday, August 20, 209(if God permitted). No more hindrances, no more buts, no more delays. I really really wanted to start it eversince I have already picked up this cart. I am so excited at first but when I started to buy things I'll be needing and when I started to panic because I still don't have my location, I am really nervous for almost two weeks thinking about it. Aside from me being nervous about it, I am also nervous due to two separate reasons like last week it's my daughter Ishi's exam (I didn't able review her that's why I am so nervous) and It's my brother's wedding (I am the wedding planner). That is really a hectic schedule and multi-tasking I've ever done in my life. But I am happy coz my daughter's exam turned out okay even If I didn't reviewed her and my brother James and sister-in law Abby was finally married. Hooray for me! I am so proud of my self(Oh please let me brag, just for now coz I am really so tired)! And tomorrow will be another accomplishment for me if my opening day will be successful. Oh please God help me tomorrow. I have to sleep for now for tomorrow is gonna be a big day for me =) Night everyone!

My Logo

My Opening Flyer

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Daddy!

It's daddy's birthday yesterday! He renewed his driver's license and didn't go to work. We didn't celebrate his birthday yesterday for he is about to celebrate his birthday tonight. Some of his friends were coming here at home. It's just a simple celebration. I don't know how to cook so I just ordered some miki bihon at Judy Ann's Crispy Pata and I'll be picking it up later. I asked my mom to cook fried chicken and lumpiang shanghai. I will also try to have some menudo. We are so busy this day because it's also my brother's wedding to be held at kentucky fried chicken at 2 in the afternoon. We have to go home at 5 in the afternoon so I could still prepare for my hubby's birthday celebration. I am so busy the whole week organizing these events. Hope everything will turn out okay. I am thinking of buying some cake later. My kids would love it if their dad have a cake and a candle to blow. They are more excited than the celebrant. Oh well hope to finally finish all of these events, my next assignment after this will be my cart. I have to set it up already and have it all started. So daddy, happy birthday to you! Kids and I wishing you a good health. Hope you fulfill all your dreams and goals in life. We wanted you to have the best in this world. Hope he could also experience new things like attending golfreisen in any kind of golfkurse and even shop in any golfshop in this world. I know daddy has so many dreams for himself and for us. So for now daddy, we have to stay healthy so we could still do such things in time.

Friday, August 14, 2009

House Finder Philippines now House Finder Realty

Finally, after waiting for almost a year, my House Finder website has it's own domain now. My husband finally chose a web host for our website. It's really hard to find a web host. We really wanted an affordable yet reliable web hosting for our business. We only chose Joomla for template (thanks to Mommy Online for introducing us to joomla). I think my husband is loving it already. He doesn't need to consume his time making our website if we can just encode datas in joomla having a ready template. He didn't teach me yet how to use joomla coz I think it's more complicated than blogspot. It's more on for Pros like my husband who is more knowledgeable in computer thingy. But i have to study it also because I am the one who's going to update it regularly. Hope our realty business will bloom now that we have our own website now. I actually have a blogspot account of this but we change the name a bit. From House Finder Philippines to House Finder Realty. It's not yet open to public for we haven't encoded datas yet. Hope you visit our site sometime.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My Brother's Wedding

Tomorrow is my Brother's wedding and I am very nervous because I am the one together with the help of my cousin Joan and uncle Pastor Tres organizing this event. It was just a simple wedding but I am really nervous for I really wanted my brother to have a nice yet simple wedding. I am very happy for them that finally after having three kids, they were getting married tomorrow!
I am still thinking what to do today, did I miss anything?

Here's the list that I have done:
1. Make Invites and distribute them
2. Order CAKE
3. Tarpaulin lay out by cousin JOan - printed already!
4. CD's for give away - I have aready burned songs and my cousin printed stickers for cd cover
5. VENUE - KFC (wedding ceremony and reception in 1)
6. Buy wedding rings

Here's the list that I have not done yet:
1. Buy Balloons for center table

Oh my God, I am so nervous for tomorrow (August 15, 2009). Hope everything will be fine and turned well. I will be going to the venue tomorrow early because I will be the one to decorate the place. Oh, Gosh sana matapos na ito! =)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mommy Moments : What a Mess / Part of the Family / Gotta Wear Shades

Hello there mommies! Been absent for 2 weeks =( I really wanted to catch up those weeks but I am really having a hard time looking for pics especially now that my pics were not in my laptop anymore. They were already transferred to our portable hard disk, so in order to look for pictures I have to get my hard drive first and that is one hassle thing for me (lazy me). I am doing so many things this past few weeks that's why I can't spent more time blogging.
I am so glad I remember to do my mommy moment entry here's my entries.....ta....dan......

Have to Wear Shades
My kids love to wear shades. I also love seeing them wearing one.

My Daughter Ishi

My Son Ethan
Me and Ishi

What a Mess

This is my son Ethan, he loves to put a lot of powder in his face. My kids love to do this every time they would be able to get the powder from our closet. My closet is always so messy when this happens. Talking about real mess, my kids are very messy. They Don't know how to pack away their toys. They love to throw their toys all over our room. I have to clean their mess everyday before their daddy comes home. Sometimes I don't wanna buy them a toy already because they don't really know how to return to their proper places. Even their stuff, like their bags, books, crayons and everything. I love to buy them new stuff but I am always disappointed because I often see their stuff on the floor, sometimes in our terrace. I am actually planning to buy them new bags like in stephen joseph backpack particularly their stephen joseph quilted backpack and some kids nap mats for travelling. But that was only a plan yet. Hope my kids would learn how to pack away their stuff after using.

Part of the Family

Chloe is our pet cutie doggie. She's like a sister of my kiddos. She is their playmate and sometimes their punching bag. They love to wrestle Chloe, they love to hug her and play with her. She is part of the Family.

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Ishi's First Quarter Exam Tomorrow

My daughter's exam is tomorrow already, I haven't reviewed her lessons to her yet because I am really having a hard time teaching her at home. She is not listening and keeps on playing and watching TV. I wanted to review her lessons but I feel like I am forcing her already if she really doesn't want to review, I don't want to force her, so sometimes I am thinking of other way of reviewing her. Hope she finish her work tomorrow. I am really nervous until now I just don't know why. I will not expect anything from my kid, I want her to enjoy her schooling but I can't stop feeling this way. I am really nervous. Let's just hope she gets good grades. I also said to my daughter that if she gets good grades I will give her some gifts like stephen joseph backpack or stephen joseph quilted backpack. I am still thinking of other rewards for her like kids nap mats or any personalized stuff. Enough for toys coz she really has plenty of toys already. For now, i still have to try teaching my kid and refresh her lessons. Giving her exercises and activity is more effective to her than just reviewing.

Happy Birthday To Me!!!

Yes It's my birthday last week and I am posting it so late now coz I've been very busy for weeks until now. Just wanna share how happy am I during my birthday. As we all know August 5 was declared Holiday by the president because it's our late president CORY AQUINO's burial and that is also my BIRTHDAY! I am of course sad for President Cory is really saying goodbye that day, still I did watch live coverage of her burial until six in the evening. We're supposed to go to the mall because kids wanted to go to McDo's Playhouse but the weather is really not good so I decided to just buy some cake and take out some Jollibee foods. I asked my family to wear yellow for pictorial (as you all know I love pictures) because aside from it's Cory's color, it's also my favorite color. My kids enjoyed blowing of candle, they also sang Happy Birthday song for me. I am so happy because my family is complete on my day. Hoping to have more birthdays with them! I am not dreaming of any material gifts, I just wanted my FAMILY complete and in good health always. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Better Half Tag

Thanks for remembering me JACRIS and passing this tag to me.....

I would like to dedicate this to my husband for his upcoming Birthday! Love you Dad, this is for you! =)

1. He's sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen?
- Basketball

2. You're out to eat, what kind of dressing does he get on his salad?
- none

3. What's one food he doesn’t like?
- None

4. You go out to eat and have a drink, what does he order?
- Kung anu inorder ko...gnun din sya =)

5. What shirt size does he have?
- Small or Medium

6. What shoe size does he have?
- 7

7. What is his favorite type of sandwich?
- My Sandwich...I mean my invented toasted sandwich with butter, scrambled egg and sardines =) He LOves it!

8. What would he eat everyday if he could?
- Pritong Galunggong

9. What is his favorite cereal?
- Wala pero he likes OatMeal.

10. What would he never wear?
- multi-colored shirts

11. What is his favorite sports team?
- Kung nasaan si Iverson

12. Who did he vote for?
- I don't know yet.

13. Who is his best friend?
- Lawrence Peregrino and Me

14. What is something he does, but you wish he wouldn't do?
- Wala pa naman...tolerable pa naman lahat ahahahah =0

15. What is his heritage?
- Filipino

16. You bake him a cake, what kind of cake?
- I don't know how to bake pero I want to learn, If ever I would bake him Mocha lang kasi ayaw nya ng matamis eh!

17. Did he play sports in high school?
- Basketball

18. What could he spend hours doing?
- Reading News or watching Baskteball in the net

19. What is the unique talent that he has?
- Hmm He's very Talented but I don't remember any Unique one ehehehe

20. What's his type of coffee?
- He's not drinking COffee

Now I would like to pass this to :
Enchie, Chris, Online Mommy, Clarissa, Seiko, Mary Ann, Pehpot and Yami

My Brother Is Finally Getting Married

My Brother Jessie James is finally getting married, atlast, after having a three kids with her long time live in partner Abegaile, their finally gonna make it legal. We as his family really wanted him to get married already. But there are some reasons why they weren't married yet until now. We came from a poor family, my brother didn't finish his college that's why he doesn't have a permanent job. He's only a contractual crew that can't afford to finance even a simplest wedding. My Mom doesn't have a job and I already have my own family so can't help him with such things anymore. We were actually planning it for a long time but the big problem is MONEY. If only I could have enough money to finance his wedding, I will. But my income in only enough to help him with his kids schooling and some other important matters with regards to his kids needs. Thank God, my Uncle Junior gave him some help. Now we can start planning and try to look for other sponsors for other things to be needed in the wedding. I think God will help find a way. My brother and my sister in-law to be were done with their marriage contract application and seminar. All they have to do is get rest, take care of their children while I'm organizing their wedding. Good luck to me!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Our Little Treat for our Selves on Our Birthdays!

Hooray! Happy Birthday to me on the 5th of August and 14th to my hubby! Hay, ang tanda ko na! I'm turning 28 na and hubby is 27 palang! Parang kailan lang when I gave birth to Ishi 24 palang ako...habang nadadagdagan ang edad ni Ishi parang feeling ko tumatanda na ako lalo ahahahha! =) But it's okay coz feeling ko habang tumatanda ako mas nagiging masaya ako sa piling ng mga anak ko at sa asawa ko! Mas tumatanda mas madaming natututunan, mas dumadami ang experience mas nagiging madali para sakin ang pagsabak sa buhay.
Minsan lang kame mag celebrate ng birthday ng hubby ko simula nung nagkaanak kame, hindi na kame naghahanda di kagaya nung mga dalaga't binata pa. We used to celebrate our birthdays ng sabay with our friends. Pero ngayun, we we're celebrating our birthdays with our kiddos and with a cake siyempre dahil excited ang mga kids mag-blow ng candle sa cake =) This year we don't have plans yet, bahala na kung anu ang dumating. Surprisingly dad asked me to go to a parlor near our village. He wanted to have a footspa for himself. He asked me if I wanted a footspa too, pero sabi ko wag na perahin nalang nya ahahahah! Pero siyempre kaka bore naman sa parlor kung sasamahan ko sya dun na walang ginagawa so I chose to have a hair spa. Relax lang ng onti....masaya ako hindi dahil sa hair spa, masaya ako dahil magkasama kame ng hubby ko sa parlor. Parang Date na sakin yun! =) I love it when we spending time together alone, without the kids. Though mas masaya ako pag kasama ang kiddos namin pero iba pa din pag dalawa lang kame. This is again, a memorable birthday for me.
Happy Birthday to us Daddy, hope to celebrate more birthdays with you! Thanks for being my Husband and father of my kids. I love you very much! Mwah! =0