Friday, July 23, 2010

Nuffnang and HEAVEN Ice Cream invite you to a special screening of ‘SALT’

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

What CowCow Wants

My son comes home from preschool today and blurts out:

"Mommy, I want a Facebook page! I have 3 friends!"

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Newborn Additions: A Sweet Surprise

We woke up to the sound of my son screaming "Popcorn has babies! Popcorn has babies!"

and the next thing Cow said was, "They don't have hair mommy! They look like worms!" Hahaha! what a sight to behold, very pink and delicate little squirming hamsties.

Funny thing was, we missed the whole birth part. It was my son who actually saw the Mommy hamster give birth. He described it as Popcorn making poopy!

One very tired Momma, Popcorn snoozes off for the day with her babies underneath her. She's our big breeder.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dark Nights under Typhoon Basyang

Internationally known as Typhoon Conson, Basyang may not have brought down dreadful rains like Typhoon Ondoy, but it still pummeled the country with its strong winds. Knocking out powerlines, crippling the capital Manila with blackouts which shut down all commuter trains - LRT, MRT and PNR trains.

The long commute. A lot of workers were left stranded. My Dad had to endure a 3-hour ride from Monumento to Makati via bus, only to find out most offices had no electricity (these private companies however still required employees to come to work despite the bad weather) .

Blackouts in Makati. We had to endure having no electricity for 2 nights which meant no functioning rice cooker and electric stove. With meat spoiling in the fridge, I was near crazy and adamant to find a friend's house to cook everything. My cows were starving and even the fastfood stores were closed. Some fastfood outlets suffered the brunt of the storm terribly.

Even the tempered glass at KFC was unable to withstand the strong winds of Basyang.

Luckily, no one was hurt when the shards came falling down.

I went to Salcedo street really early to meet up with my Dad who was bringing us emergency food from Pampanga. There were a lot of debris and tree branches were strewn about in Legaspi village. In other places in the city, you had to look out for flying tin roofs during the storm.

Mom & Dad Saves the Day. My mom is amazing though, she could have just made us some soupy treat or sent us canned food instead she still managed to cook Stuffed Chicken Gallantina and Lechon Paksiw then packed it in banana leaves just in time for my Dad to bring it to Makati. Haay, the Kapampangan spirit talaga when it comes to food, kailangan laging espesyal :) 

The long wait. It was too dark inside our unit, so me and my son spent our time singing nursery rhymes at the corridor. Our building's generator could only sustain light at its hallways and power up its elevators.

By morning, Makati was back to normal again and I'm now back online blogging about the whole thing. Hope everyone was safe inside their homes!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Johnson’s Baby Bedtime Discoveries: Bedtime Believers!

Woke up real early, but my son saw me leaving and he got so upset. He thought I was going to work on a Saturday. Okay after sneaking out and walking to Aquanox a few blocks away, I arrived around 9:30 and wow, the place was filled with Mommy bloggers with their babies and kids.

I politely asked our Nuffnang coordinator if I could bring my son over, she said it was okay, so I rushed back home to a very upset little boy who wanted taho (soybean curd milk). I told him he could come with me to a Mommy party and Cow cheered up. Finally, after a busy week at work, we were finally going to do something together! and we left Daddycow at home haha :p

At the Bedtime Believer Awards, Cow got so excited! He loved the view from the top floor.

Oooh so many Mommy Bloggers! Good vibes to the old and new Mommy bloggers I met that day!

My son CowCow (well that's our lambing nickname for him at home). We had a nice Aquanox brunch- a hearty chicken sandwich with carrots, grilled chicken with rice and buttered veggies plus lotsa lemon iced tea. Nom nom nom!

Glad to see other Moms with their kiddies at the second floor

I love the lavender scent! Just like Mommy Vance, I wish there was a J&J cologne version of it

Our host Caren Bayhon-Yrastorza

I like her lovely ruched panel skirt!

Miss Minay Martinez and Christine Balingit talked about the successful series of Johnson's Bedtime Discoveries events:

Johnson’s Baby Bedtime Discovery: Baby Bedtime A to Zzzs

Characteristics of a Good Baby Sleep
Visit Mommy Peach post about the event held at the Cafe Via Mare, Power Plant Mall
Nursery 101: Creating a Sleep Environment
Mommy & Me Sparty: Benefits of Touch Therapy
Visit Mommy neaquino's post  held at the Cyber One Mall, Libis.

Bedtime Stories: Bedtime Activities for Your Baby & Baby Lullabies
Visit Mommy on Top's post about the event that happened on a very rainy day at Dome Café, Makati City

So while I was eating my sandwich, they called out the Mommy winners. I almost choked on the carrots when they called my blog name out of nowhere and I wasn't sure about leaving my son alone on the top floor. Game naman sya and he didn't cry. I waved at him when I got downstairs, he was smiling.  I received this huge glass trophy which was very heavy and a nice bonus- a Rustans gift cheque. WOW!

I met new mommy bloggers- Vance, Marilyn, Dinia and Janese. I wasn't able to spot any of the regulars (except for Mommy Pehpot) I guess most of them were seated at the ground floor. It was also nice to see Miss Anne Franco of Nuffnang again :) 

After the event we went to Rustans supermarket at Greenbelt with my prize gift cheque- I decided to spend it on groceries. My son was so happy with all the treats he got! How timely. I'm thankful to J&J for the welcomed surprise! 

The Bedtime Believer Award Winners:

Science of Sleep Award for the most comprehensive post- MommyCow
Magic Of You Award for the mom who has tried the Johnson’s bedtime routine consistently and the routine has worked well for her and her child -
The True Bedtime Believer Award given to the Mom who has shown true willingness and passion to share her sleep discoveries to the online world-