Saturday, November 29, 2008

Toy HUNT ( Toy/s that talk/s)

More Leapster!!!!!!

Well this one is Bianca's Leapster... I have to get one for her because they are fighting over the Leapster so she's got the My First leappad suitable for ages 3 and up...

This is the Little Touch Leap pad for infant and toddler ,,, this was Braidens but was handed to Bianca . This is also good because its a tell a story .. We still have it because the kids still play it , especially Bianca....
You can see Braidens Leapster on this site ..

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Coffee Break Version 1.46

Coffee Break from Jan..
The simple Things that make me smile is when I hear Braiden say "I love you Mommy!" He is such a special boy and he came a long way .. You can read his story here. Braiden

When I'm driving and reminiscing the day when I was just taking a bus,, Driving my car makes me smile and feel accomplished knowing I am independent...
My ever generous hubby who loves  to compliment me...
The smell of beautiful flower ..
My way of Life in OZ... 
These are the things that make me smile... Have a great day everyone!!!

When SAHM one speaks

This is the topic from Mitch's SAHM one speaks....

How would you bring back your trust to someone who had broken it twice? Do you think it’s possible? Can a broken trust be whole again? 
Humm... this would be hard...  One time is bearable but doing it twice is unimaginable... If it was really a bad experience I dont really know how to cope with it, It depends on the  situation,, I might say I am a good person and I treat people the way I wanted to be treated so when things happen badly I would be really upset , it might take time to trust the person again, but I will move on with my life and do my best.... 
Thanks Mitch for the question...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Esprit Clothes

I love Esprit clothes!!! I bought these clothes after the end of season Sale here in Australia.. 
It was 50 % off ... So I just grabbed them and wear them next winter season.. Yeah its almost Summer here.. The style that  bought are classic long sleeves shirts that wont be outdated..
When I was paying for it the lady said to me that It seems that I like Esprit clothes I told her yes... because they have size 6 and it fits me well... There are more stuff tucked away in my closet ,,just cant get enough of them!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Our Weekend ...

We  had a hectic weekend ,, Tiring but the outcome is worth it!!!!!
Yes I finally dragged all the boxes from my shed .....  Christmas Stuff in the boxes!!!!

The Santa Claus is the new edition on my Christmas decor for this year.. We saw this one at the shops last week I posted here on my site Christmas Decor 

This is our reindeer and we called him Silly Billy.....
These are some of my Village collection and the kids love them so much

And this is my Christmas Room!!!! and we love it!!!! Actually we are not yet finished , we still have to add a Christmas train in the middle and thinking on putting an rug that is why I am looking at the shop for  area rugs  they might have a Christmas rug .. We will do it tonight with the kids because they are eager to put the train last night but we ran out of time and we are exhausted already...
I'll post it next time... Hope you had a Good weekend too!!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Toy HUNT ( Multicolored toy/s)

This is my ebtry for this week's TOY HUNT

My mother in law gave this toy for Braiden and then it was passed on to Bianca...It is a baby's toy and it has lots of color that made it so attractive to kids, there are activities to do in every corner.. My kids spent their time playing with this toy when they were toddlers ..

If you want to see more visit the TOY HUNT place

Friday, November 21, 2008

My Laptop

Remember my old Laptop Sony Vaio that I posted last time .. I just had it fixed and removed te virus,, I wasnt happy with my laptop  because it was so sluggish and the technician advised me to add bigger laptop memory . I am thinking about doing it ; but actually I rarely use it ,, I took it to my hubbys workplace so whenever I need to do dome work I can use it... I'm quite happy with my Imac and enjoying it so much...
 I installed an educational games on it so that Braiden can use it and sometimes they can use it to watch a DVD..

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Litratong Pinoy ( Madumi)

Hay ilang linggo na rin akong walang lahok sa Litratong Pinoy ... naging busy lang ako ...
Naghahanap ako ng bagay na madumi ,, humm, medyo nahirapan ako... habang nag dri drive ako sa aking kapitbahayan ay medyo naghahanap ng madumi ,, pero ang aming suburb ay malinis at kaaya aya...

So naghanap ako sa aking file na maga larawan at na alala ko na kinunan ko nga pala ito... bukod sa madumi ang isip ng aking esposo ay madumi rin ang kanyang ash tray ( ha ha ha) ,, naipon ang kanyang upod ng sigarilyo.... well di ko minsan pinakikialaman ang kanyang ash tray kasi banas na banas na ko sa kanya sa kasisigarilyo, gusto ko ng mapansin nya na sandamukal na ang kanyang nasigarilyo... at para maisip nya na kailangan na nyang tumigil...  nag aalala rin ako sa kanyang kalusugan...  alam nyo naman ang epekto ng paninigarilyo sa katawan di ba???

In fairness naman,, nung magkakilala kami ay tumigil sya sa pag yoyosi,, mga 5 taon din yon,, ngunit nung magkasakit ang kanyang ina ay na stress sya at nag simula uling magsigarilyo hanggang sa pumanaw ang kanayang ina.... hindi ko naman sya masisisi alam ko ang kanyang nararamdaman..

Araw araw ang aking paalala na sya ay tumigil ,, ngunit nahihirapan sya... sana balang araw ay maging malakas ang kanyang will power...
anyway ako rin ang naglinis nyan ,,wala kasing epekto sa kanya ang teknik ko.... so ayun at araw araw ay madumi ang ash tray  nya....

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I will watch the movie Australia

Australia the movie starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman and is the most awaited movie for us!!!!

A romantic action-adventure set in northern Australia prior to World War II, AUSTRALIA centers on an English aristocrat (Kidman) who inherits a ranch the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn cattle driver (Jackman) to drive 2000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier. With his new film, Luhrmann is painting on a vast canvas, creating a cinematic experience that brings together romance, drama, adventure and spectacle.
I cant wait for the release of this movie on November 26, I'll go with my hubby and enjoy this movie...
Check out the website and enjoy the trailers   here  Australia the Movie

Monday, November 17, 2008

Weekend Lunch

Our Weekend Lunch

We went out to Outback Steakhouse to have lunch...
We like going to Outback because the meals are big and tasty...
The kids are very well behave everytime we're out . So we have no problems taking them out for lunch..

I had a Pork ribs and chicken... with apple and cinnamon on the side

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Sis JenL

Happy Birthday to my sister JenL
Thanks you for helping me set up my blog and always ready to help me ..

I wish you all he BEST in life!!! See you next year!!!
Go and visit her site because she's having a contest...

Friday, November 14, 2008

TOY HUNT ( Red Toy/s)

This is my entry for this week's TOY HUNT with a theme Red Toy/s...

Well the ever famous ELMO the red fluffy character... One of the most famous Sesame Street character,,, well I grew up watching Sesame streets and still one of the best educational show on TV ... Actually this was Braiden's Elmo and was handed down to Bianca ... Still in good condition .. The last pic is the ELMO Limbo Rock,, it sings and do the LIMBO ,, so it means it slides and bend its body to go under  a stick ... 
Well,,, I also bought a new TICKLE ME ELMO  but  a Christmas Present for a friends daughter .. My kids are over Elmo now... 
I already placed this Elmo in a box for give away,, That is why I took a picture of it so the kids will remember their good pal ELMO....

Check out the TOY HUNT site...

Year I was born...

In 1970 (the year you were born)

Richard Nixon is president of the US

A federal jury finds the "Chicago 7" innocent of conspiring to incite riots during the 1968 Democratic National Convention

The lunar spacecraft Apollo 13 splashes down in the Pacific after near catastrophe

The first Earth Day is marked by millions of Americans participating in anti-pollution demonstrations

At Kent State University, National Guardsmen fire into a crowd killing four student antiwar demonstrators

A powerful earthquake claims 50,000 lives in Peru

18 year olds are given the right to vote in federal elections

Tidal wave driven by cyclone from Bay of Bengal hits East Pakistan, killing hundreds of thousands

An anti-war rally is held at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, attended by John Kerry, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland

Queen Latifah, Mariah Carey, Andre Agassi, Uma Thurman, Jennifer Lopez, and Matt Damon are born

Baltimore Orioles win the World Series

Kansas City Chiefs win Superbowl IV

Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup

Tearjerker Love Story is the top grossing film

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou is published

"The Long and Winding Road" becomes the Beatles' last Number 1 song

1. What happened in the year you were born? Take the quiz by clicking the link above.
2. Post the result of the quiz in your blog.
3. Tag 5 people who you think are born on a different year than yours.
3. It would be interesting to know the age of your blogging buddies plus of course get to know a little about history few years back.
4. Add your name on the list below. Indicating also the year you were born.

JOY (1970)
Ohhh wow.... I was born the same year as Uma , Matt Damon and JLO.... cool.....

Thanks Joanne for the tag...
Now I'm passing this to JenL, Jigi,Geng, Leah and Joy

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Mentalist show

I am not a TV addict ,, I rarely watch TV shows on normal channels.. We have a Foxtel (Cable channels) and I sometimes watch Lifestyle shows... I  record the shows and if I have a free time then that is when I watch the recorded shows... But lately I came across a TV show called The Mentalist ,, I started watching one episode and I  am hooked on it now.. I am not a big fan of mystery solving crimes... but this one is different I found it to be witty and Simon Baker plays the role of the Mentalist named Patrick Jane who has a certain charisma that makes you mesmerize.. dont know why???  
I was able to get my hubby hooked on the show too,, and then he told me that Simon Baker is  Australian... well I didnt know that.... he's  bloody good!!!!
Anyway... this is a must see show , you wont regret it...

The Mentalist tells the tale of Patrick Jane, who is employed as an independent detective working with the California Bureau of Investigation to solve crimes. He was making a living as a psychic and would assist the police on cases -- only his life changed when he lost the two most important people in his life to one of those serial killers he was helping track. He uses his refined observation skills to help them solve cases. He works with Senior Agent Teresa Gibson, Agents Kimball Cho & Wayne Rigsby and the rookie Grace Van Pelt.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Feet Problem

My daughter  Micah needs a new school shoes again.. I just recently bought her a new school shoes,, but when I looked at it... it is ready to be thrown out in the bin..... Its all worn out on the side of her shoes... because Micah's got a feet problem.

It's been 3 years now since I first noticed her foot pronation ,,her foot is turned inwards .. and she was complaining about a pain in her ankles.. so I tooked her to the Podiatrist and she was measured to have an insole Orthotics and mind you it is not cheap ..
she has to wear it everyday even during Sports to correct her body mechnanics,,, well we dont want it to be worse and end up with pain like those with  Plantar Fasciitis . She is a very active girl who plays a lot of Sports and ends up with pain on her feet...

So now Micah is whinning again to take her back to her Podiatrist to have a new Orthotics because its been 3 years now.. So I have to book her for an appointment...

Sydney Aquarium Visit ...

We had a great weekend..
WE took the kids to Sydney Aquarium , Braidens been bugging us all he time to see SHARKS... Yes.. his new fascination is Sharks.... I bought him DVD , Books about sharks and he is constantly talking about it,,, Friday we took him to a local fish store to see small sharks but he is not contented with it,, he kept on saying he want to see big sharks in Sydney.. yes,, we've been to the Sydney Aquarium heaps of times thats why Braiden remembers that Sharks in  Sydney are huge!! and true enough ,, you can see all sorts of big sharks .. They also have a new feature where you can feedthe Sharks where you can ride on the glass bottom boat 
During the feed; sharks may get very close to the boat and perform surface fining, where their dorsal fin protrudes from the water. It's an adrenaline-pumping moment when you see that iconic fin break the water's surface, but you can relax in perfect safety
Your experienced Shark Explorer guide will point out lemon sharks, black tip reef sharks, grey reef sharks and leopard sharks as you get hands on during the feed.

But Humm... I dont think so... Braiden is still too young to go into that activity... So he just enjoyed himself looking at the sharks and sea creatures.

It was relaxing to be inside the Aquarum,, enjoying and appreciating the beauty of the marine life...

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Able Benchtops - our Business

It's been more than 3 years now since we bought the business ABLE BENCHTOPS and through my hubby's effort and hard work we are still managing to make business... We had ups and downs and we know it is a part of establishing it ... We researched and looked for small business opportunities and had some ideas on what to establish..
At the moment there is a financial crisis all over the world and as a small business we are very much affected; but we have to be positive and just keep on giving good quality service to keep up..

As I mentioned before I go to the office 3 times a week now; learning the ins and out of this business; so I am the new apprentice in his office at the moment.. Mind you I dont think my hubbys got the nerve to fire me!! I'll dont think he will do what Donald Trump line "You're Fired"!! or else I wont cook dinner for him!!!!! ha ha ha...

Toy Hunt ( Toy/s with legs)

Featuring for this week's TOY HUNT is Baby Bratz ..... the Theme is toy with legs.. and boy oh boy... look at those chubby legs!!!!!  and she's got a painted toenails too!!!
I gave this Baby Bratz to Bianca last Christmas one for her and one for her cousin in the Phils.. 
Come and join us in TOY HUNT .... see here...

When Bianca saw me taking a Pic of Baby Bratz she cant help but sneak and pop her head so I can take a pic her too....

Friday, November 7, 2008

All dressed up ...

Melbourne Cup Day is Australia's most famous Tuesday. At 3.00 pm AEST, on the first Tuesday in November, Australians everywhere stop for one of the world's most famous horse races - the Melbourne Cup.

It's a day when the nation stops whatever it's doing to listen to the race call, or watch the race on TV. Even those who don't usually bet, try their luck with a small wager or entry into a 'sweep' - a lottery in which each ticket-holder is matched with a randomly drawn horse.

Since 1877, Cup Day has been a public holiday for Melbourne, and crowds have flocked to the track. By 11.00 am on the first holiday, the Flemington grandstand was packed to its 7,000 capacity, and by 3.00 pm, 150,000 people were estimated to have gathered - thronging the hill beyond. The party atmosphere often means that champagne and canap├ęs, huge hats and racetrack fashions overshadow the business of horse racing.
The day before the event I was busy looking for a dress and shoes,, I bought the dress first and I was frantically looking for the shoes that will match my plum dress , while I was roaming the shopping center I was even looking for Asgi shoes   and other brands.. But after a long walk and  my determination payed off I found a perfect shoes and a bag to fit my beautiful dress.

We spent the day out in a  restaurant at Darling Harbour for a company's luncheon for Melbourne Cup Day celebration ...  

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Twilight the movie -- My daughter is eagerly waiting for the movie

My daughter is into Stephanie Meyers' books...

She loves the books and keep on raving about it. It's sweeping throughout her School and they all loved it..
I visited Stephanie Meyers site and it is really a world wide success ..
I just want to post one of the many reviews she's got:

From Becky Anderson, of Anderson's Bookshops: "What a totally amazing debut! Twilight is that rare story that combines suspense, desire, love and friendship with an awesome twist on the vampire genre! Both young adults and adults will be "sucked" into Edward's and Bella's world and beg for more, especially after they turn the last page. I can't wait for the next book!"

Micah read all her books already; her circle of friends just kept on passing the books to each other so everyone can have a turn.. So I bought her all the books so she can have it at home and keep on reading it again..
And aside from being busy downloading  podcast of Twilight in our ipods  ... yes,, we have 3 ipods at  home,, but hers is the classic 160 GB  and Joe and I  have the ipod nano 2 and we are all loving it....

Twilight the Movie will open in December 2008; and Micah is getting excited!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Letters for Santa...

My hubby went to the site of Australia Post to get Santa Claus' address . We've done it last year and now we are doing it again...
Joe went online with the kids on his lap and showed them the site .. The kids were excited and told me that they are writing their Christmas wish to Santa.. Hubby downloaded a Santa Mail Letterhead and made a letter for them and the kids wrote their names.. So tomorrow I will post the letter to SANTA!!!! This is also free and for sure before Christmas we will receive a SPECIAL LETTER FROM SANTA!!!!

When Micah my eledest daughter saw it she said she is going to write santa to give her a  treadmill   well, my teenage girl is getting so conscious now with her body.. and I don't know if Santa will give her that!!!! I bet not......

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Toy Hunt ( Fluffy/ Stuffed Toys)

These are Bianca's fluffy / stuffed toys ... She's got heaps of fluffy toys lying around everywhere but these are her favorites especailly the Blue Bear which she takes with her in Pre school.. It is her "Security toy "and whenever she cries she is always crying for her Blue bear. It gives her comfort and she feels secured with it...
See my other entry here WhenMomtalks.

Come  and join TOY HUNT and  enjoy!!!