Whoops. I thought I have posted weeks 8 and 9. To catch up on my project, here are my pics of these weeks.
I was teaching Lucas how to “drive”. He wouldn’t his foot on the pedal so the car wasn’t moving. I saw another parent sit beside his kid so I did the same and well, drove for my son. The things I would do for him.
For week 9 I have two pics of Lucas. Right now, he has two first cousins. Ate Erika who is in London and Madison, his ten month old cousin. We spent a day at Mike’s twin’s place so Lucas got to spend some time with Maddie. I was so happy to see that we has playing with Maddie. Ready na to be a kuya, Lucas?
This is a super late post but nonetheless it’s worth writing about. I was excited for the Little Jedi’s birthday this year for many reasons. One, it’s the first time for Lucas’ bday to fall on a Saturday. The date itself is calling for a party. Second, he has reached so many milestones in the past year that are worth celebrating. Third, I have so many wonderful people in my life whom I would love to invite to celebrate with us. You see, when we celebrated his first birthday, there weren’t a lot of kids to party with us. But now, we know a lot and I wanted to invite them and their families!
Deciding on the theme was a bit tricky. We initially decided on Hi-5 because the Little Jedi was crazy about the show.
We were ok with it until a brilliant friend of ours (that’s you, Eumir) asked if Lucas was already 5. It got me thinking and I told Mike that others might think the same thing. That’s when we changed the theme to a yellow party. Yellow is Lucas’ favorite color. He loves his yellow car, his yellow chair and yellow shirts.
To incorporate the yellow theme in the party, I had several elements in mind. The loot bags, decorations, dessert goodies and attire should be yellow.
We held the party in Jollibee Molito in Alabang. Since we cannot request for all the balloons to be yellow, we brought our own and placed it all over the party venue and on the floor. It added to the brightness of the room. Plus, when the kids saw the balloons on the floor, they went crazy, my son included
I think I have established myself as some sort of a baker and designer. For treats, I made some yellow cakepops. I used yellow paper straws for sticks just to emphasize the theme a little bit more. I also baked some sugar cookies with an airplane and ice cream design. For the cake, we opted for a store bought cake since we are not allowed to serve it to the guests. I placed some yellow sparklers and a yellow number three candle for blowing.
Ok I have to be honest, I wasn’t too happy with how the theme was incorporated in the loot bags. I just bought a yellow plastic loot bag that I got from Divi. After buying it, I saw some really nice yellow eco bags being sold and wished I bought those instead. Oh well. If you are throwing a party, eco bags would make nice loot bags.
I asked the guests to come in yellow. Some did, some didn’t. I was happy nonetheless that they just came to the party. I mean c’mon who am to feel bad when my own husband is not in yellow.
I really fell in love with the theme. Yellow made the party looked more festive and fun and happy. Looking at the photos, which was taken by Dom of Studio 2716, the color just made the party look happier.
More about Lucas’ party in succeeding posts!
When Patty and I saw Phantom of the Opera in 2012, I was praying that Wicked will be shown here in Manila. I told her if that happens, I am buying front row seats to the show!
Fast forward to February 9, 2014, I was seated at the front AND center row of the CCP, teary eyed, watching Elphaba defy gravity.
When I heard rumors of Wicked coming to Manila as early as January of 2013, I was already giddy and my ears were all open for any news of confirmation. Then my frien. R, texted me, “Mags, Wicked. January 2014″. I squealed and did cartwheels in my head (I was in the office). Who did I tell it to next? Patty of course. Good thing R said that he can get tickets as early as October with discount because he was a VISA cardholder. Patty and I hesitated for a bit when we saw the ticket prices (it was more expensive than Phantom) but finally decided to give it a go when R said he saw that the Emerald Seats (Orchestra) were slowly filling up. Little did I know that he got us THE best seats, in my opinion. I don’t know how I managed to wait until February since I got the eticket, but I did.
Here’s what I was wearing for the Gala show.
So there we were, with the orchestra below us, the Clock of the Time Dragon right above us (I was silently praying it’s made of carton), watched Elphaba, Glinda, Fiyero, The Wizard and the rest of the cast perform.
I remember Dew’s post when she saw the Phantom and she was also seated front row. She wasn’t kidding when she said you will see saliva flying because you are that close to the stage. More than that, you can really see the emotions on the characters’ faces.
Wicked is a very entertaining show. It was amazing, astounding, astonishing. I can give it a wonderful description with every letter in the alphabet. The production was unbelievable, the songs gave me goosebumps and the story was sublime. Phantom was also great but it was so heavy. I was crying with a heavy heart after that show.
Wicked will leave you crying with so much joy. That’s the magic of the show. I have to applaud Suzie Mathers (Glinda/Galinda) and Jenna Rix (Elphaba) for their commitment and passion and great talent. The show was spellbinding.
You can still catch Wicked at the Cultural Center of the Philippines until March 9, 2014.
P.S. I wonder what they will bring next?
Hi everyone! Belated Happy Valentine’s Day to you! I hope you had a sweet one. I spent mine with my Little Jedi and husband dearest last Sunday. Weekend is Lucas day. I had a terrible week but good thing I always come home to my little guy. I was so busy on Saturday because I was baking all day for an order of 100 cakepops and cookies combined so my Sunday should be well spent with Lucas.
We delivered the goodies in Ayala Southvale. The clubhouse was a nice venue for events. Lucas saw the pool and he looked like he wanted to jump in.
After the delivery, we went straight to Alabang Town Center (ATC) so Lucas can get a haircut. His hair grows slow and even if it gets longer, he still looks good with it. On our way to Southvale, I saw him scratching his eye because his hair already reached his eyes so I knew it was time for a haircut. We would normally bring him to Cuts for Tots in Glorietta but since we moved in the South already, I had to look for a different provider.
These shop locators are very useful. It would have taken me less than 30 seconds to find a kids’ salon if it wasn’t for a certain somebody who kept on typing different letters along with me.
I found B-Bums Kids Salon in Gaisano Mall (connected to ATC). Lucas, being Lucas, of course hated getting the haircut but I am impressed with the stylist because she knows how to talk to him. She was very patient and found every way to calm Lucas down. The lollipop that she gave did the trick…somehow. He was still crying the whole time but at least he wasn’t bawling as much.
B-Bums is located at the 2nd floor of Alabang Town Center beside Shakeys and a haircut is Php250. Not bad, I must say.
I promised Lucas before we went in B-Bums that we will ride the train that was right outside the salon. The sight of the train lit up his tear-stained face. He was showing his “happy face” to me, every time I asked for it, during the train ride.
This is his happy face (sorry for the blurred shot).
He also has a surprised face but I haven’t had the chance to capture it.
After that, my little date and I went to meet Mike in Chili’s (his favorite resto) and have our usual. If you happen to dine there, order the Honey Chipotle chicken fingers. Best.Spicy.Chicken.Fingers.Ever.
Since Lucas had lunch and Mike and I didn’t, he just shared the fries and lemonade with me. He loves lemonade. He calls it water. He calls actual water “agua”. I’ve corrected the former. I told him lemonade is lemonade and not water. He can still call water “agua”. I think it’s cute.
Speaking of cute Lucas is saying some cute phrases now:
“Oh no! What happened?”
“Thank you Mami” and if I don’t answer him back he’ll say, “Welcome Lucas”
Me: “What’s you’re name? Say, ‘My name…’”
Lucas: “is Yucas”
Anyway, I’m digressing. Back to our Sunday. After our meal, we went to Time Zone so Lucas can ride the carousel.
Lucas also had his first game of basketball. In fairness, he shoots good! Looks like we have a new favorite game to play.
I was planning on having dessert but I was still so full so after the time at the amusement area, we decided to head home. Oh the joy of spending time with my Little Jedi. It’s so much fun to see him enjoying his day, chatting with me (he’s a chatterbox nowadays), and be a sweetheart. Yes, my son is my life and my joy. I will forever be grateful I have him.
Hands down, this is last week’s pic of the week
Happy birthday, Little Jedi!