We have blush, lip glosses or a hair brush that we can’t live without as a woman but I have a question and a tag actually to all Moms out there.
As a Mom, What are the top 5 Things You Just Can’t Live Without When Going Out with Your Kid/s and why?
Here are the things that you can find inside Asher’s diaper bag. I can’t come up with the top 5 because all these are a must. Sometimes we have a tendency to overpack but I always say “di baleng sobra at mabigat, wag lang wala or magkulang” with Asher’s stuffs.
1. 2-3 pcs of diapers, wipes and anti rash diaper cream
2. Feeding bottles with water and milk
4. Extra set of clothes
6. Baby leg warmers
7. Towels and cloth diapers (lampin)
8. Baby Record Book
10. Bioneem Insect Repellant
11. His favorite book or a toy
Mother’s Day and hubby’s birthday were just days apart this year. Since we were out of town on mother’s day weekend, we had our little 2-in-1 feast on his birthday instead. For dinner, we had pansit, lumpia and we tried this new Red Ribbon Cookies and Cream Cake, which is heavenly, I must say. Ever since we saw the TV commercial, we knew that the Cookies and Cream Cake is a must-taste one. If you’ve been a long time viewer of my Flickr gallery and have seen the monthly birthday cakes of Asher, you might have concluded that Red Ribbon’s our favorite. The S’mores Chocolate Cake used to be our top most favorite but the Cookies and Cream changed it. Its layering of creamy cookies and cream filled with real chocolate cookie chunks and vanilla and chiffon cakes in between is the best thing about this cake. Plus, the soft whole oreo cookies toppings finishes the taste with a big bang. I just love it to bits because it doesn’t taste that sweet as you would think because of its chocolatey-cookies-and-cream appeal.
Check out the pictures first and let them do the talking.
The photos, by the way, were taken using our new lens, a Nikon 50 mm f/1.8..and yet again, another 2-in-1 thing. It’s our common gift for each other since we’ve been yearning for this for quite some time now. This is the nice thing about having a common interest with your husband. Whatever you gift him, it’s like gifting yourself, too.
Pardon the last few pictures if they are blurry but I just want to share the series of these father and son shots. The new lens isn’t an auto-focus one so it’s tough to capture continuously. After the husband blew the candles, Asher accidentally (or was it intentionally), stroke the cake’s icing. The husband didn’t want to waste the handful of icing so the fingers..errrr, icing went straight to his mouth. Take a look closely at Asher’s reaction, his face seemingly went icky and disgusted at first but he later on enjoyed the tickle. Or it could also be that Asher was bothered because he wants to lick the icing himself, don’t you think? Thanks to the Cookies and Cream cake for enabling me to capture such a lovely father-and-son sight to behold. Moments such as these make me feel over blessed and lucky to be a wife to my loving and wacky hubby and a mom to an adorable and smart son. I’m certainly looking forward to the succeeding mother’s days I’ll have in the years to come.
I just hope that Red Ribbon will also be there to help me handle the situation like the way the mom in the “monthsary” video did to his heartbroken son. Sheesh..that’s still a long way to go, I can’t even think of Asher growing that big yet. Can he just be my baby forever?
Honestly, the weekend seemingly just went by without me noticing and feeling its presence. Asking how come? Just read on..
Friday Night - The usual night drive to my in-laws’ place but prior heading to Frisco, we dropped by at Funeraria Paz in Araneta to visit the wake of a High School classmate’s Dad who died because of various complications from Cirrhosis. Our class is still closely-knit until now and Dennis was one of my closest friends back in Senior High School year that’s why in unfortunate events like these we take time to get together and extend our sympathy.
Saturday morning - On mommy duty breaks-slash-while the one little one sleeps, I rushed a number of expiring opps.
Saturday noon - We went to Crossings Supermarket to shop a few supplies for Asher (rice cereals, bath shampoo, diapers, etc). I also grabbed a copy of the Moms Today Sept-Oct issue at the bookstore. And of course, our Crossings trip won’t be complete without us taking home for snacks the best tasting siomai I ever had. Had 8 pieces of siomai and rice for merienda..one happy tummy here. If you’re near Crossings or happen to set foot here soon, you must try Siomai House. It’s just Php 25 for 4 pieces, the sizes are quite big and the taste..superb! Way better, cheaper and yummier than Hen Lin’s.
We then proceeded to our suki furniture shop in Munoz to canvass as we’re replacing our bed with a King sized one. We just have to because hubby and I are literally running out of sleeping space because of the little one who occupies most and orbits around the bed. We found a king size bed frame for Php 3200 but we didn’t concur with their mattresses as we found it too costly. We decided to check out mattresses at Uratex first since the showroom is just a stone’s throw away from the said shop. And just as we thought, their foams are indeed much cheaper so we scheduled to come back next weekend to buy the frame from Mang Eddie then the mattress from Uratex.
We were supposed to attend a wedding later in the afternoon of a friend at Alabang but something came up so we didn’t push through.
Saturday evening - Continued finishing expiring opps as soon as I lulled the little one to deep slumber. Working on a Saturday night is not my idea of a perfect weekend but I just need to. These blessings rarely occur so I struck while the iron is hot.
Sunday morning - We picked up my elder sister from Makati then we went to Ysabelle in EDSA for our scheduled gown measurement taking. And it dawned on me that my eldest sister’s wedding is just four months away. Ang bilis talaga ng panahon. I’m gonna be her Matron of Honor by the way.
Then afterwards, we went to Pasig to visit the wake my sister’s boyfriend’s Dad. He’s a police officer who got shot while on duty last Thursday morning in a shooting incident in Taguig. He sustained 3 gun shots and sadly, died in the hospital due to immense internal bleeding a few hours later. It’s very sudden and tragic but I’m amazed of his bravery, leadership and the love he has for his junior comrades. According to the other policemen who were with him on duty , he took the front that’s why he was shot instantly by the positioned gunman when they raided the scene of the crime. Read more of the story here. I heard that they also featured this in the news on TV last Thursday.
Sunday noon - Blogged a bit but my eyes drooped low so I took a nap too while the little one slept.
Sunday evening - Drove back to Makati.
So there my weekend has been fast, busy and tiring… and if I may add gloomy because of the two wakes we visited.
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Look at those arms. It just doesn’t look right. Popeye the Sailorman, is that you? By the way, those aren’t flabs. Those muscles on my frail arms are the fruits of my daily workout called the Asher lifts and Asher dumbells.
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