Friday, June 24, 2016

Fun at Playschool!

We all want what's best for our kids. May it be the food they eat, the clothes they wear or even the toys they play. For me, I've always believed that good education is the best investment and gift we can give them. They may not know it right now but the effects and results of gaining good (learning) experiences will help them better in life.

That's why when I was looking for a Playschool for my 2 year old, I made sure he was experiencing one thing: having FUN! Believe me, we've tried it all, from Gymboree to Kindermusik to some "preschools" here in our city, but I feel that he's not happy or gaining anything at all. I am not saying that these schools are not effective, no, no! It's just that kids are all different. One may enjoy here, the other may not. It's just a matter of finding the right place for them.

So one evening as I was walking around Commercenter I saw this little Playschool called 4C Early Learning Station. It was really late at night and the station was already closed so I just got their number and texted them the next day. They were super accommodating and they answered all of my questions right away. You see, I have this habit of asking all my questions through text so that my time won't be wasted when I get to the place. I mean, hello! Traveling means gas, food, etc.! Why not ask and answer all inquiries through text or call, right? But of course, I am aware that there are some things they can discuss only at the school.

My Happy Baby (:

Before you enroll your child at 4CELS, they would recommend a "play appointment" (if I remember it correctly it will cost P400-600). The Station Crew will assess your child if he is ready to attend any of their classes. They accept babies as young as 1.6-8 years old. They are grouped according to age and they also have a mixed age group.

Look here!(:

My little boy is currently enrolled at their Art Class which is once a week. The class runs for an hour. And I tell you, super sulit! For my son who is "scared" of being around people, he is slowly engaging with other kids and the friendly Station Crew. Their Art Class cost around P400-500 per session which already includes "guided" play. I can really see how the crew interacts with the child and teaches him a thing or two as he plays.

By the way, there is also a one time payment of P800 (membership fee) which is already good for a year! And if you are a member, you get a discount too if you enroll at any of their classes.

Playing with his favorite set of toys

I honestly thought that his Art Class will just last 15-20 mins. per visit. Knowing Miro he doesn't have the patience (yet) to sit still and do activities. I was surprised that he gets to play, do some singing/dancing, some TV time and more! Again, super sulit for 1 hr.

He loves the slide so much!

Yes, we also got him a uniform (shirt) which cost around P400-500. Coz yes, I am OC like that. I am not the "fashionista" type of mom, I don't have the patience to think of their outfits haha!(: Plus, kids look cute in uniform!

And then there's art... (Photo from 4C's website)

One parent is still allowed inside if the kid is not yet comfortable being left behind. But I trust and see the care that each crew has for the children. They see to it that they really enjoy their stay and benefit from the program.


See more of their programs here:
2nd flr., Commercenter, Alabang
(0905)330-9390


Fun at Playschool!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Brotzeit Junior Chef @ Work!

Bonding with my sons is one of my top priorities, making memories with them makes it even better. So whenever I see an opportunity for us to spend some time together, I grab it!

Last week, we had an opportunity to experience Brotzeit Junior Chef at @ Work at their Shangri La Plaza branch. It was a bright, sunny afternoon when the Mommy Bloggers together with their cute little ones gathered for an afternoon of fun and cooking (or should I say baking?)!

I shared about this workshop here. It will run all Saturdays of May, so you better save one weekend for this one!

A Mommy Bloggers event!

The place is really spacious. You can watch, relax and eat as your kids start their session. 

 Spacious and relaxing

My Little Chef wearing his own apron! Adorable! He was so excited to get his hands dirty!

 All set!(:

Each kid will get his own set of ingredients, recipe and tools. Yes, this is very hands on! Today, the kids were able to exercise their tiny little hands because they are going to make their own Pretzels!

 
 My little boy and his set of ingredients + a mixing bowl!
 So fun to spend an afternoon with my co-Mommy Bloggers!

Kids 5 years old and above can register for this workshop, I think moms will also enjoy the activity.

It was really organized and each kid was given equal attention and assistance from Chef and from his associates. The place is also really clean and well-kept.

 The kids with Ms.Malou

Our recipe for today

Chef Ivan briefly explained to the kids what they are about to do that day. The instructions and ingredients are really simple so the kids had an easy time following the steps.

 Chef Ivan giving some instructions
Mix! Mig!(:

Checking to see if the ingredients were all mixed

Chef Ivan made sure that each kid was able to follow his instructions. He made sure that they get the correct consistency for their dough.
 Chef Ivan was really helpful and patient with each kid!(:

 Knead, knead, knead!

 Excited to turn them into Pretzels!
 Tada!(:

The pretzels were sent into the oven and we had to wait a few minutes before we can taste and see our creations! I love that each of them gets to have their own pan with their names on it, so you can be sure you'll get your own pretzels!

SIDE NOTE: We had to leave early so we were not able to see our baked creation. :( 

 Raiden's Pretzels

Aside from the fun experience, the kids were also able to take home some goodies!!(: Thank you Toy Kingdom for the generous loot!

 Thank you Toy Kingdom for the fun loot!(:

All in all it was a fun learning experience! I've always been an advocate of learning while having fun. This activity taught my kid how to be patient and to follow instructions.

My Little Chef was so proud of his accomplishment! 
 
Yay!(:


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Brotzeit Junior Chef @ Work!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Junior Chef @ Work at Brotzeit

Still looking for the perfect summer bonding with your little one? Wanna try something you will BOTH enjoy?(: Then join one of Brotzeit's Junior Chef @ Work! Every Saturday this month of May, Kids ages 5-10 years old can have a productive and fun afternoon with either their mom or dad as they create treats and build happy memories together!

Check out the poster below for more details!

Brotzeit Junior Chef @ Work!

Can't wait to spend a yummy afternoon with my pre-schooler! Remember to sign up one week before the class and you may also contact Malou Gonzalez at malou@brotzeitphil.com for schedule and registration.


For MORE details check out:


Junior Chef @ Work at Brotzeit 

Keep Your Skin Healthy with Vaseline!

I have very dry skin. Ever since I gave birth to my boys, I became (more) OC with my hygiene. I tend to wash my hands more often than the normal person would. Haha!(: It was a challenge for me to find the perfect lotion. Something that would keep my skin hydrated and at same time smooth and young looking. I tried a bunch. And most of them made me feel icky and sticky which is a no-no especially during this time of the year!

So let me introduce you to my latest (and greatest) discovery, Vaseline Deep Restore lotion! This formula is now infused with the famous Petroleum Jelly we all love to use anytime and anywhere! Amazing, right? But, what's even more amazing is that the lotion doesn't feel sticky at all! It keeps my skin at its normal state and it is smooth to the touch.

  See the difference?

The left side are a bunch of leaves as is and on the opposite side, the leaves were generously slathered with Vaseline lotion.

 #HealwithVaseline

Meet the all new Vaseline Deep Restore

"The new Vaseline Lotions now has micro-droplets of Vaseline Jelly that works deep from within the epidermis to bring back lost moisture and heal dry skin." 

Better run to your favorite store so you too can achieve the magic of Vaseline Deep Restore!

SRP
100ml - P69.30
200ml - P126
400ml - P225

 
Watch this! 


Know more about Vaseline here:


Keep Your Skin Healthy with Vaseline!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Virgin Beach: Peace and Fun Under the Sun!

It was a nice weekday morning when we drove ourselves to this paradise called Virgin Beach Resort. It was my son's 6th birthday. Wow. I can't believe I am actually raising a grade schooler! We asked him where he wanted to celebrate his birthday and he kept telling us that he wants to spend it at the beach. But since it falls on a weekday and we all have work, we decided to do a Day Trip instead. Besides, Batangas is just a 2 hr. drive from where we live. It was also the perfect occasion to "break in" our car. Haha! Yes, me and my family still believe in that.

I've always wanted to try Virgin Beach, since I've heard a lot of good comments about the place. Plus, seeing it in one of Angelica P.'s movies and on their website as well, I knew I had to experience this too!

Virgin Beach Resort

God gave us a sunny, bright and happy afternoon!(: 

When booking, you have to deposit the FULL amount to their account, but for Day Trippers, you can pay on the spot, if they are not fully booked, they will accept you. But I suggest, you pay before you go, just to be sure (:

Nature

Day Tour Rates: P1,100/adult and P700/3-10 yrs. old both inclusive of lunch. Bed Parasol is P1,650/whole day which is 8AM-5PM, this is optional. But I suggest you get one especially if you're going to book a massage!

Their overnight rates start at P5,000 (Low Season) plus you need to pay for full-board meals.

Our Bed Parasol

I love that the place is secured and secluded. I promise, super NOT crowded! Which is a MUST for me! It is well-maintained and it has a long shore line.

So relaxing

Playtime!

 
Little Hunk

I can stay here all afternoon!

I had a massage too, P300/hr. Not bad right? And it was soo relaxing! Hearing the waves and everything. Hay! Heavenly! (Please give the Ates extra tip! They traveled pa to give you a relaxing massage!) (:

Waaa!

All blue...

Again, I am no food expert, but I love their food. It was served buffet-style. 

The restaurant

Tiny Houses for Overnighters

Happy 6!!(:

Enjoying the clear, blue water

Uh-OH!

We love you MigMig!

A fun and memorable roadtrip!

Until next time!

All in all we enjoyed our Day Trip! It was definitely worth the drive.


BOOK your STAY here:


Virgin Beach: Peace and Fun Under the Sun!