Project Time

Am really thankful to the person who invented Vacation Leaves! hehehe.. I was able to take a leave of work last week and made sure Liam and I have something to do together.  His favorite right now, aside from tablet and TV, is Project Time! Though his not yet after the finish product, he’s having lots of fun during the process.

FIZZY PAINTING

Who knows simple kitchen ingredients would bring so much fun. I got this idea from Pinterest.  Just put Baking soda on a rectangular dish and use old vitamin droppers to to squirt some tinted vinegar (I used McCormick food coloring) and VOILA! colorful fizziness!! This project kept Liam busy for more than an hour. He likes the fizzy sounds and bubbles the chemical reaction makes.. 🙂

my little busy bee
my little busy bee

 

 

WOW!! :)
WOW!! 🙂
smile muna for the cam..
smile muna for the cam..
our finish product.. OK, this was the third finish product. as the first 2 were so gooey..i can't stand taking pic of it.. hehehe
our finish product.. OK, this was the third finish product. as the first 2 were so gooey..i can’t stand taking pic of it.. hehehe

 

THE ROBOT AND THE HOUSE

Another project we made together is creating pictures from art paper cut outs.

meet Mr. Blue robot
meet Mr. Blue robot
our little house.. with lots of love..
our little house.. with lots of love..

More project time to come. Got lots of ideas from Pinterest and hope to do it with Liam soon. 🙂

Chinese Lanterns

Kiong Hee Huat Chai!
Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Kung Hei Fat Choi!
Congratulations to a prosperous Year!

Positive! That’s how Chinese are.  Always positive that we will have a brighter and more prosperous New Year.  Anyway, in celebration of the Chinese New Year, I wanted to have a family activity na Chinese and since Liam likes his project time in school, decided to do some crafts for the New Year.

At first, I wanted us to make 3D Fireworks, but I don’t like Liam to use that much glitters yet.  I can’t handle that pa ata, ung kalat, ung takot na mapunta sa mata.. so I looked for something else and found Chinese Lanterns.   Not so tricky yet oh so Chinese..  🙂

Materials:  Red Specialty Paper, Scissors, Glue, Ruler, Pencil and Gold Sequins
Materials: Red Specialty Paper, Scissors, Glue, Ruler, Pencil and Gold Sequins

I have to pre-cut the papers lang, since I don’t want Liam to hold scissors yet.  So all they have to do is add the Gold sequins and put it together.

Here I am helping Liam with his tap tap sequins...
Here I am helping Liam with his tap tap sequins…
Here he is hoarding the glue, so daddy has to get a new tube for himself..
Here he is hoarding the glue, so daddy has to get a new tube for himself..
Here's daddy busy with his project. :)
Here’s daddy busy with his project. 🙂
TADA!!! our Chinese Lanterns!!
TADA!!! our Chinese Lanterns!!

 

Never thought craft projects can be oh so easy. Need to be patient lang looking for the perfect project for us.

Stay tuned for our Chinese New Year Pictorial.. Happy Heart’s day!! 🙂

Story Time

One of Liam’s tranquil time is our Story Time.  Sometimes it’s not really story telling but kalat time.  He will get all his book and spread them on the floor.. haay.. But most of the time, we really read the books.  Right now, his favorite books are Sesame Street books – “Down on the Farm with Grover’ and “Farley Goes to the Doctor”.  Farley’s story is same with Corduroy’s kaya usually we read these 2 together.  We compare what Farley and Corduroy are doing in the clinic. hehehe..

Anyway, here are some photos Dino took during one of our story nights…

Liam choosing what book to read
Liam choosing what book to read
Oh yeah, he also loves Dr. Seuss books
Oh yeah, he also loves Dr. Seuss books
Tumbling muna ko..
Tumbling muna ko..
Mommy, Grover on the Farm na lang..
Mommy, Grover on the Farm na lang..
Grovers uncle is teaching him how to feed the animals, plow the field and plant the seeds...
Grovers uncle is teaching him how to feed the animals, plow the field and plant the seeds…
Oh no!! Grover don't know how to do it all...
Oh no!! Grover doesn’t know how to do it all…
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But his friends from Sesame Street came to help him..
Yes, there’s Cookie Monster..
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Mommy, piggy ride…
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Tranquil look.. 🙂

Thank you Mommy... You're welcome my love.. :)
Thank you Mommy… You’re welcome my love.. 🙂

Good night… 🙂

“Spot” the Difference

Let me introduce to you Doggy and Raff-Raff.  Can you guys tell the difference between these 2 stuff dalmatians?  Perhaps no (well, except for the fact that the other one looks older na).  Anyway, Doggy is the old one, and Raff-raff is the newer version.

Meet Raff -raff (left) and Doggy (right)
Meet Raff -raff (left) and Doggy (right)

A short story lang.  Doggy is a pasalubong from Singapore that my mom gave to Dino.  Yes, dapat kay Dino yan. Pero since Dino is not the stuff toy type, we gave it to Liam when he was… hmmm.. barely 1 yr. old? (sorry, di ko na din maalala when we first let him play with stuff toys).  And Doggy is his favorite ever since.  He will look for Doggy before he sleeps, when he goes to the other room or when he comes back to our room.  There are times na we need to have Doggy washed na kasi ang dumi dumi na nya. We have to explain pa to him where Doggy is.

Last September, I went to IKEA in Thailand, I saw this dalmatian stuff toy (for me and for everyone, it looks very much like Doggy).  Without thinking twice, I snatched one and bought it for Liam.  Naisip ko, at least if Doggy needs to go to the dry cleaners, may proxy and so that Doggy doesn’t need to come back and forth sa rooms.

When I come back, I quickly pulled it out and excitedly gave it to Liam. Lo and behold, Liam know’s that it’s not his Doggy.  We told him that it is doggy, he was near tears already so we gave him the real Doggy. Then he said that the other one is Daddy’s dog.  So Raff-Raff was born.  Hay naku! everyone was amazed how he can distinguish the 2 stuff dogs.

Every time we’ll ask him which is which, he will hold both toys on the neck and look at their faces. Now that he’s few months older, even from afar, he knows how to distinguish the 2. He can also tell by the tail and by the feel of their fur.  nabibilib lang ako sa anak ko. So observant talaga.

Anyway, just want to share some photos of him with Doggy.

Playing itouch with Doggy
Playing itouch with Doggy
hmm.. lambot..
hmm.. lambot..
Photo Opt while playing tablet
Photo Opt while playing tablet
with Doggy at Gymboree Pajama Party
with Doggy at Gymboree Pajama Party
Feeding Doggy kunwari..
Feeding Doggy kunwari..

Naku! I could go on and on about Liam and Doggy stories.  Pero I will stop here na. hehehe.. Basta un lang masasabi ko, Liam looooves Doggy.  Kung si Andy may woody, Doggy is Liam’s woody. 🙂

to Liam:  Don’t worry anak, we will keep Doggy until you grow up, kahit sabihin mo pa saken na ayaw mo na sya, I will make sure to keep it for you. 🙂

 

Liam’s Projects

Hay naku!! Dino is scratching his head last Saturday.  We went to National Bookstore kasi to buy Liam’s required supplies in school. Grabe! Ang dami! to think that he is barely 2. Ang laki ng difference from our time. Some friends even commented in FB na during their kid’s time, baunan lang ang bitbit. haha

Though, naisip ko din, better din ganitong set up ng school, they ask for all the supplies the student will need for the whole year to safe parents the trouble visiting bookstores every now and then. Isang bilihan nalang lahat.

Pero still, kalowka!!

Liam’s supplies. 1 ream of Long bond paper not yet shown there.. hehehe. Dino took this photo while am processing my Laking National Card. Sayang ang Points!

O, diba!? Am not joking when I said madami!? hehe..

Pero, eto ka naman… You’ll agree with me when I say that all these is sulit na… After you see these..

Liam’s Fruit and Veggie Crown.

The Fruit and Veggie Crown is his first take home project. They did this in school last two Fridays ago.  Donna told me that he was so excited to wear the crown in school. Na kahit basa pa ang glue, he worn it na.  When he got home he was wearing it all the time.  Teacher Marj also told me that Liam is attentive especially during their activity / art class time.

Liam’s Paper Pillow.

This one naman, they made last Friday.  Paper Pillows.  He was holding and showing it to us when he got home.  Pero un lng, that night, we need to throw the paper pillow na, kasi nagkapunit punit na sya.

Buti na lang, Dino is masunurin, when I asked him to take photo of this. kundi, la na remembrance. hehe..

Mental Note: ALWAYS ask Dino to take picture. Bahala nang makulitan sya saken. 🙂

O diba!? So sulit na our National Bookstore trip and all the supplies. 🙂 Can’t wait for his future projects. 🙂

More Project Posts to come.. 🙂