Mini Picasso

Aug
25
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When you have a little one as creative as mine, you will realize that the best way to make home feel even more like home without spending big bucks on fancy wall art, is to display some (or a lot) of his art (because it is that brilliant)! For a few hours a day, S sits at his desk and tells me he's making art. He sits there quietly, cutting, taping, sticking, coloring and drawing until he's finished with his creation. He comes out of his room after making me promise not to peak while he's working, and always tells me how amazed I am going to be. That is an understatement.

8.19.15 - First Day of Kindergarten

Aug
21
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If we humans, like birds, have a day where our littles/babies experiment and flap their own wings to try and fly. That moment when all that flapping slowly lifts the baby birds body and then he/she soars? That is the moment you wave bye-bye to your son or daughter when they set foot in their new kindergarten. Yup, it's that big a deal! Feels like it to me anyway. Preschool was a milestone for sure, but they still seemed like babies. Kindergarten truly is a whole new level. It's the real deal, it's the real world.

This Week's Party Favorites

Jul
29
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1. I mean we all know that food themes are the best! Pretzels in all their twistiness and golden-brown-ness are one of the most popular food items, and for good reason. They just look so... GOOD. I love how simple yet eye-catching this pretzel themed party is. You know, all it takes are pretzels. (image above via Minted)

Gender Reveal Party

Jul
23
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I remember when we found out whether we were having a boy or a girl, I lay on the hospital bed in a dark room and the ultra-sound technician was trying to keep the mood light by making jokes and being sarcastic. He made a random comment about the baby before we found out the gender, and in his sentence he said the word "HE" and I didn't let that go. I was like "you said he! you said he!" and he tried to cover it up. We were very very excited when we found out we were having a boy.

Our Life Photographed: London & Paris Trip

Jul
21
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We are finally home from our trip to Europe!!! Not that it wasn't a fun trip, but S and I stayed a little too long, we actually ran out of things to do. And you know how it is after traveling for a while, you just want to come home, sleep in your own bed and eat some home-cooked meals. We decided to make a trip to London and Paris this summer because my dad (S's grandpa) is staying in London for a few months for work purposes. Naturally, we took advantange of that situation! It was my husband's first time in Europe ever! And S's too ofcourse.

Our Life Photographed: Pescadero

Jun
9
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I heard about goat tours at Harley Goat Farms and immediately booked three spots for my family. It's crazy how quickly the spots fill up, so I picked a random weekend a month ago and just went with it. Fast forward to this past weekend when it was finally time to visit the farm. We learnt about the history of the farm, hung out with the mother goats and llamas (who protect the goats from predators) and the baby goats (who chewed on everything that was loose/dangling like string on our jackets and shoe-laces).

UnTangled

Jun
4
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I don't have a little girl so I haven't had to deal with this problem, but many of my friends have. The problem being: their daughters wake up with tangled hair every morning and it's a pain to have to untangle it! I mean, I've watched them brush their little girl's hair and it's so... unpleasant. It looks painful and it takes such a long time to get it all untangled. And once it is finally done, I swear it looks like it could get all tangled up within minutes.

10 Summer Acitivities

May
21
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For a lot of schools, summer break begins at the end of this week! The kids are jumping around and cheering, but the grown ups have been racking their brains since after Christmas trying to come up with summer entertainment ideas for their offspring (lol). Trust me, I'm new to this whole process, so imagine my shock when other mommies asked me what camps we're signing up for or where we were traveling to when it was still freezing cold outside. I had no answers, and I had no idea the planning started so early!

Reading Made Fun

May
19
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As we approach the start of kindergarten, we're working more on our reading skills. But reading words off a piece of paper isn't fun, and S isn't really motivated to read easy books either (unlike some of his friends who read as a hobby). He always wants me to read to him. So I try to make reading fun to encourage him to read more. We started out with words then moved on to phrases. And with each, I try to create new games to make learning exciting. Last week, I decided to make this book.

Kodomo No Hi

May
5
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Today is kodomo no hi (aka Japanese children's day).

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