Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Rhian’s Milestone: ChingChing’s First Day in School

Today was our first born first day in school and as parents, mas excited pa kami kesa sa anak ko. Hehe. It was pretty big deal so I decided to take a leave from work and celebrate the day with our daughter. This major milestone comes with conflicting emotions - happy, excited, proud, and sensitive because in the blink of my eyes, she’s a big girl na. I remember the day I held her in my arms, she’s so tiny and but now look at her, may little dalaga na ko. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so excited about all the fun that Rhian will have and the new friends she’ll make. I feel a little bit sad because our baby is venturing out into the big world and will filled with new adventure, I know these emotions are normal right mommies?

Anyway, sending our daughter in school is one of our goals in 2016. I searched for the best school (of course budget friendly is one of the criteria) that will suit for Rhian. Nagulat ako upon canvassing ng mga school, Dyos ko Lord! ganon na pala kamahal magpa aral ng bata. To give you an idea on what I am talking about, yung isang school na pinagtanungan ko, they will charge us Php 74k for the whole school year while the other one will charge us Php 82k-150k. O db, toddler palang yan ha, what more kung nasa Elementary, HS or even College na sila. My God! Thankful lang ako kasi we had the right decision to get our daughters a “Savings Wealth Plan” at Pru-Life, at least when they reach College Life, hindi na kami masyadong mahihirapan magpaaral. Until I stumbled the Kids PlayLab near our church, my husband and I visited the place and check out the facilities they offer. The school is clean and well-maintained, air-conditioned room with lots of toys and activity materials, the place has a small indoor play area and the parking area would not be a problem. The teachers are very accommodating and with please personality (I believe that is one of the requirements for being a teacher of toddlers/preschoolers). I love the way they teach the kids, ang haba haba ng pacensya nila. Teacher Jarese says that Kids PlayLab is where learning happens through play, meaning no pressure for the kids kasi parang naglalaro lang sila at the same time natututo.

Even before we registered Rhian, she already knew the alphabet, colors, numbers and shapes. Not only that, she can sing the toddler songs like Bahay Kubo, Nanay Tatay, Bubuka ang Bulaklak, The Wheels on the Bus,  Twinkle Twinkle and Ang Jeep ni Mang Juan. Rhian is a certified homeschooler at the age of 1 year old and I’m so proud of her.  We enrolled Rhian for their Summer Play Fun or what they called “Scribbles and Wiggles" which starts from May 10 until the 23rd of May. This summer class is for kids ages 2-4 years old, from 9am-10 Monday to Friday for 10 days which encourage young children to enjoy music and movement by letting them experiences the fun in doing art activities, singing and dancing.

We arrived at the school 10 minutes before 9am, so we have more time to explain to Rhian what will happen on that day. At first, medyo shy type pa si Rhian syempre pinapakiramdaman muna nya yung new environment nya. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. 

Good Job Ate!

I’m so proud of this young lady, I’m so proud of the little girl who is fearless to start on this new journey. I’ll admit that I was scared at first but when I saw Rhian’s smile, all of those fears went away. As I watched her grow and mature, little by little those fears diminish. I know that my daughter will shine, she’s so beautiful, bright girl who can light up a room with her smile and who is genuinely happy and delighted with life most of the time. Now, looking forward for her next adventure, maybe next year ulit. 

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

#OOTD by #VillarealSisters

I’m a frustrated fashion blogger and I seldom post my #OOTD on my social media accounts. I don’t know why pero parang hindi ko keri ang mag post ng mukha ko online. Haha. Bihira lang ako mag post ng picture ko pag sinumpong ako. like this one.

Walang edit edit yan. ^_^

Anyway, having a daughter is like you have a human doll. Ang sarap suklayan, sarap ayusan at lalo na ang sarap bihisan. So when we found out that we’re having a baby girl, tuwang tuwa ako kasi meron na kong kasabay pumorma like mother and daughter #OOTD. I’m so blessed that I have loving and generous in-laws from US na laging nagpapadala ng mga damit for my kids. Now, sharing with you some of our kikay kids #OOTD during our photoshoot every weekend. Yes! Gustong gusto ng 2 na pinipicturan sila, nasa dugo na ata talaga namin ang mahilig sa camera.  Enjoy!


Top - H&M
Jogging Pants - H&M
Rubber Shoes - Zippy 
Dress - Big and Small Company
Shoes - The Landmark 
Dress - From US
Shoes - The Landmark
Top - Hello Kitty
Pants- Justees
Shoes -  ZY Girl
Top - Little Miss
Skirt - Little Miss
Shoes - Bella
Top - from Boracay
Pants - Justees
Shoes -  Zippy
Dress - Little Miss
Shoes - Bella
Dress - SM Kids Fashion
Shoes - SM Kids Fashion


Top - Savannah
Leggings - Justees from SM Kids Fashion
Socks - The Landmark
Dress - SM Kids Fashion
Shoes - R&B
Socks - Darlington
Top - From US
Leggings - From US
Shoes - H&M
Onenies - Mothercare
Socks - Enfant
Top - From US
Leggings - H&M
Socks - Darlington
Dress - Peppermint
Socks - Darlington 

So if you want more #OOTD of my kids, do follow me at Instagram @rnvillareal. No need naman na laging bago ang damit para makapag #OOTD, you can mixed and match the clothes, honestly, yung iba damit nila is bigay and pamana lang. Now, I'm so excited for more #OOTD ng dalawang bagets.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Press Release: Paw Patrol, Ready for Action!

Do you have any plans this coming weekend? If you are looking for a best place to weekend, why don't visit Music Hall at Mall of Asia for the Meet and Greet Paw Patrol starting this Friday, April 29 until Saturday April 30  at 3pm. 

  • For a minimum single receipt purchase worth P500 at Toy Kingdom and Toys Section of The SM Store, customer will be given a stub by the sales personnel on duty.
  • The stub will serve as the ticket to enter the Paw Patrol Ready for Action Event on April 29 or April 30, 2016.• One stub can accommodate one child and one adult.
  • Only purchase made from April 1 to 30, 2016 can be accommodated for the Meet & Greet schedule.• Customers must present the stub and pre-register first to the officer in-charge at the registration area located at the event area
  • Registration time is 2:30pm to 3:00pm• Photo opportunity with the Paw Patrol characters will be done on a per batch basis. Total of 3 to 10 individuals can be accommodated every 3 minutes. Maximum of 100 individuals can be accommodated per Meet & Greet schedule. • Should there be more than 100 people in line, they will be prioritized for the next meet & greet schedule of their choice.
  • All stubs must be surrendered and valid for one time use only. Stub is not replaceable once lost.• post signature post signature

Rhian’s Milestone: “Love you, Sorry, Borrow, Thank you”

I’m proud to say that I have very loving and sweet daughters. I always thank my husband for helping me in raising our kids even though busy and pagod sya from work, he make sure to have time with them. Pag walang magbabantay sa mga anak namin, he’s willing to take charge na bantayan and mag work from home just to be with Rhian and Rhaine. Now that I have a toddler na we make sure na mababantayan namin sya at matuturuan ng magagandang asal. Rhian is a smart kid, ang bilis nyang turuan and I was surprised when my friend told me na advance level si Rhian. #ProudMommyHere.

Twining Dress 
My Mini Me

Rhian knows how to count from 1-10, she can now recite the alphabet, she can now complete a nursery rhymes, she can identify colors, animals, objects and now can express her feelings. Rhian is now diaper-free during day time and she can speak clearly na. Nauutusan ko narin sya and nasunod naman ang bagets, pero what I really love with ChingChing is that when I say bantayan nya yung sister nya kasi may kukunin lang ako saglit somewhere in the house or mag cocomfort room nalng ako, you will see her na nakabantay talaga sya ang nakayakap sa sister nya. One time, I saw her na may tinatangal sa bibig ni Rhaine sabay sabi “No No Rhaine, Dirty”. Looking at them on that very moment, I can’t help myself but to smile with teary eyed. Worth it lahat ng pagod because I know that we raised our kids with good manners and mapagmahal.

Whenever I got hurt or kahit sino pag medyo nasaktan ni Rhian unintentionally, she will say “Sorry” then she will hug you. At her very young age, I believe alam na nya yung meaning ng sorry. She also knows how to say Thank you, Borrow and the most important words I heard from my daughter is when she told me “Loveyou Mommy.” Mixed emotions, super happy na gusto kong umiyak na gusto kong sumigaw sa tuwa, iba pala talaga when you heard your son/daughter saying “Iloveyou” When I say “Iloveyou ChingChing", she will response “Love you Mommy” with matching kiss pa! My gosh, totoo pala mga sinasabi nila na pag nag “Iloveyou” anak mo sayo, iba ang pakiramdam. Now, everyday I got almost 10 “Iloveyou Mommy” from our panganay.

If she wants something from me or to other kids, ChingChing will politely say “borrow please”. We taught her how to respect others and be friendly. So far, hindi naman sya nang aaway, sya pa nga minsan ang inaaway. Waahhh..  Rhian always say “Thank You” pag may binibigay kaming pasalubong sa kanya. One time my sister bought her new toy, Rhian immediately says “Thank you”. Sa tuwa ng kapatid ko, napayakap sya sa anak ko. #Priceless

We are not rushing our kids to know everything, we just let them enjoy their childhood stage. In fact, they learn new things everyday naman since we are not that kind of parents na super strict. I let my kids explore and experience what life is, I know curious sila sa lahat and so we are here for them to support and explain about everything, di pa nila naiintindihan masyado yun but I know my kids are smart na kahit hindi pa nila naiintindihan lahat lahat, I believe kahit papano they have the idea of what we are trying to say to them. 
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Friday, April 22, 2016

Rhian’s 2nd Birthday Celebration

Our panganay turned two last January 20, which until now I can’t believe na 2 years old na sya. #SentiModeOn Well, that’s life, kids nowadays are growing up so fast so better spend most of your time with your kids because you’ll never know bukas o makalawa mga dalaga and binata na sila.

Moving forward, since her birthday falls on a weekday my husband and I decided to take a leave from work, so kahit wala pa akong leave nag file parin ako, thank God at pinayagan naman ako ng mga boss ko. I decided to surprise her with the balloons and our birthday gifts, so what we did was the night before her birthday (we make sure na tulog na tulog na ang mga bata), nagpalobo na kami ng mga balloons and we arrange our gifts.

Then, when Rhian woke up, this is her first reaction. Look at that smile, it’s priceless. Masaya na sya sa balloons, my heart melts as I saw her smiling. Honestly, I even started crying buti nalang nagising na si Rhaine kaya napigilan ko pa. Hehe.

When we handed our gifts to her, she immediately opened it and tadan, mas lalong sumaya yung bata. Ang dali naman pasayahin ng batang ito.  Actually, nilaro na nya agad and proud to say nagustuhan naman nya yung simple gifts namin ng daddy nya.

We had our brunch before going to our next destination. I cooked spaghetti and bought cake for her, of course hindi pwedeng walang blowing of candles pag birthday db plus double celebration yun kasi it’s Rhaine’s 5th month celebration also.

Happy Birthday Ate ChingChing
Happy 5th Month Baby Rhaine 
 (don't bother the background, sadyang magulo lang bahay namin. Hehe)
Our plan on that day is to visit Manila Ocean Park then dinner at The Food Club. We purchased tickets at Metrodeal for great discounts, kasi pati si Rhian meron ng bayad dahil lagpas na daw sya sa height limit nila. Laking bulas talaga ng anak ko kata sya napagkakamalan 3 years old eh. You want to know her secret? Vegetables and Fruits lang yan, with Yogurt and lots of sleep. Anyway, sharing with you our photos during the tour.

The birthday girl really enjoy the place. Na amazed sya sa lahat ng nakita nya, different kinds of fish although natakot sya sa shark and stingray mukha naman nag enjoy ang bagets.

We left Manila Ocean Park by 4pm and arrived at The Food Club by 5pm. We were not able to take our merienda  just a sip of coffee at the coffee bar inside the MOP, nag reready kasi kami sa buffet. Hehe. This is our 2nd time here and I must say that I love the dishes they offer.

After dinner, we opted to stroll around the area, para matagtag narin yung mga kinain namin. The birthday girl is sooooo happy and tired at the same time kaya pag uwi namin sa bahay, ayun tulog agad. Hihi.

Another birthday celebration was held last Jan 23 at Jollibee in Bautista Buendia in Makati. This birthday celebration is actually a sponsored one. Yes! My parents paid all the expenses for this party, iba talaga nagagawa ng unang apo, spoiled sa lolo at lola. The birthday cake is also bought by my sisters, kaya halos unti nalang ang dinagdag namin sa gastos. Honestly, my daughter loves Jollibee! Walang sawa sa spaghetti and fries. Yun nga lang takot naman sya sa mascot. Hehe. Pag hindi gumagalaw, okay lang sa kanya, pero once na gumalaw na, ayun iyak na ng iyak.

Thank you GrandMi and GranDi for Rhian's Dress

Here are some of the highlights of her Jollibee Party.

Now, we are now planning to throw a birthday party again when she turns 7 na and by that time nakalipat na kami ng bahay nun kaya sa clubhouse na namin yun gagawin. Naks!

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