Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Our Bulilit's Dinosaur 3rd Birthday Party in DayCare


For my son's actual birthday, we went to Kidzville in Podium Mall, Ortigas, where he played for an hour with his Papa.  He particularly liked the blasters in the play area and the Little Tikes mini-cars in the village.  After that, we had merienda at home with the family.  We cooked pansit bihon and fried chicken, my in-laws brought puto and pichi-pichi from Bulacan, my brother ordered Analiza's Crispy Pata, my mom sponsored the Mary Grace Mango Cake, and my nephew also brought a Red Ribbon Choco Mallows cake.  Yum!

Our next celebration was in daycare.  We were really praying for good weather (Habagat came the week before and the rains were non-stop for the next days) and though it was rainy during the party, we were thankful that four (4) of Ryken's six (6) classmates were able to join the event.

We chose dinosaurs as theme since he was very amazed at them and always watched Jurassic Park or Land Before Time. I searched the net for dino birthday ideas and came up with two activities for their class.  The decors were free printable designs I downloaded from the net.  Really cute!  We also used these during the house party.

Their first activity was Color-the-Dino.  I printed out coloring pages of six (6) different dinosaurs and Teacher Mai asked the kids to roar as she named each dino.  She let the kids choose their own dino. Ryken chose the brachiosaurus.

ROAR! :)

Teacher Cristine posted the coloring pages on the board like an exhibit.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Lilliput Academy's Summer Art Class Graduation

On May 19, 2012, my son experienced another milestone in his life, his first graduation. :)  Being the excited mom that I was, I let him wear a semi-formal outfit (green polo, black slacks, and black leather shoes) and he looked so handsome!
morning face (while waiting for classmates to arrive)
opening prayer
waving to someone
When Teacher Jona was about to start announcing the students' names for the iArt Class, we noticed that Ryken was still seated.  A fellow mom even asked me, "Hindi ba kasama siya sa art class? (Isn't he an art class participant?)" We called Teacher Jona's attention and she immediately apologized.  She got confused with the names because Ryken is my son's nickname and his formal name was the one indicated in the certificate. :)
with Teacher Jona

class picture
their last artwork given with the Certificate of Achievement
There was a song and dance number and we were all anticipating it.  I love performing on stage and I was hoping Ryken's a performer, too. :)  But he wasn't in the mood that time, haha!  He just stood there and moved his hands a bit.  It was really funny. :)  I'm not familiar with the song, though.

he's not in the mood to dance :)
It was a memorable day for all of us and the next summers will surely be fun, too! :)
Thank you, Teacher Jona! I had a great time!
first graduation family picture :)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Dragon Doodling and Shading

I recently noticed that most of Ryken's drawings look like this.  It could be any shape.  He makes an outline first then shades the inner part.  When I asked him in particular what this was, he said it's a dragon.

 But he also called this drawing a dragon. :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Chef Ryken's Pizza Bread

One afternoon, I requested my yaya to assist Ryken in making pizza bread so he can do an activity and have merienda at the same time.  The pictures were taken by my yaya's daughter.  Ryken was very proud of himself!

They used Del Monte Sweet Pizza Sauce, Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits, Purefoods Sweet Ham, and Eden Cheese.  Yummy!
putting the sauce
then the ham
the pineapple
then the cheese :)
the pizza bread are now in the oven, yey!
Ryken with his Yaya Angie
Funny that Ryken did not eat the pizza bread, so we ate them instead when we arrived home from work, hehe.. :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ryken's Artsy Summer 2012 at Lilliput Academy

I was looking for summer activities for Ryken to boost his socialization skills and I chanced upon Lilliput Academy's iArt Class which was offered for free!  Yey!  And the school's part-owner, Beng Remollino, was my highschool classmate. :)  They only asked us to bring glue, scissors, jumbo crayons, and an apron for the art sessions.  I only bought the glue and scissors since Ryken has a set of Crayola's My First Crayons and the apron was a kitchen apron we found in my mom's home which fortunately fit him, hehe.. :)  The school also has a free cooking class, the iCook, but since Ryken enjoys doodling and coloring, the art class was the better choice.

There are 8 sessions and classes are scheduled every Monday and Wednesday, from 8:00am - 10:00am.  The first session was held last April 23.  I knew that it would be a challenge for Ryken because he is a late-riser but on the first day of class, Ryken woke up earlier than usual.  He was probably excited to go to school, too. :)

The class started with a prayer and circle time.  I was very proud and happy (even teary-eyed) seeing Ryken listening to Teacher Jona and participating in the activities.

how the shapes are drawn using 'sleeping' and 'standing' lines

sticking the parts of the face

They made little boys/girls using colored paper cut into different shapes with our (parents/guardians) assistance.  I remembered Ryken not liking the finger painting activity we had in a playdate with N@wie kids so I waited for his reaction when they were told to spread the glue on the paper with their fingers.  He seemed not to mind. :)   

our little boy puppet :)
We chose to stick the little boy on a popsicle stick instead of paper so that Ryken can play with it like a puppet.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hello, Dubai! :)

I just love Ryken's expression here and how I wish this was really taken in Dubai. :)

But no, this is the La Paz Sand Dunes of Laoag, Ilocos Norte (famous setting of the movies, Panday ni FPJ and Temptation Island Remake).  Hubby and my in-laws went on a 4x4 ride here and they did the sandboarding, too.  We spent the Holy Week in Laoag and Batac, the hometown of my parents-in-law.  

Friends who've been to the Middle East say that this can easily pass as a Dubai picture.  Astig! :)