Friday, September 30, 2011

Fashionista Cookies 365/271

My FIL gave Ms. Burrito a birthday money so she could buy the thing that she wanted. She bought a set of Easy Bake cookie cutters and other accessories. We bought her a pack of the cookie mix and she has been making it.
September 30, 2011:
  • I gave Mr. Burrito some tests today about Patterns with shapes, colors, patterns with movements and sounds, and patterns with objects.  He did really well, I was surprised because we haven't  gone this  through yet.  But then again, Ms. Burrito has been teaching him stuff too when I am not teaching him.
  • I did not cook lunch today.  I want to eat some leftOs hehehe.  We ate the sisig from yesterday, I still have some  pinakbet to eat tonight weee.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Salad with Chips 365/270

If you can't make your kids to eat salad, try a little diversion like putting some chips (I put doritos on mine) and their favorite veggies.
September 29, 2011:
  • Mr. Burrito and I just got done with our lesson for the day.
  • I have to make sisig today, hubby is craving for it.  I made the sisig and hubby ate two plates of rice with the sisig, ruined his diet lol.
  • Today is  Ms. Burrito's last day of  ballet class, we have to pay  another $25 next month.
  • We visited Dad after  Ms. Burrito's  dance class.

Home Sweet Home

One of my daughter's classmate  is from Kuwait.  Her  Dad  always talks to us  and he mentioned that he is  looking for a house to buy.  He prefers  a house  that is close to the school just like where our home is located.  We told him about the house that is for sale  on the other side of our street.   He said that he is going to get an appointment  to see the property.  He really like where the  house is located  because it is a walking distance to the school.

Finding a house that you like  will depend on the Realtor and real estate agent that is working with  you.  An experienced real estate agent is your key in finding a good home that would suit your family's need.     The Charleston Real Estate could be  of great help if you are looking for a house to buy in South  Carolina.  They would help you in every step of the way to make sure that you are satisfied of your purchase.  

I remember the excitement that I had when were  house hunting  five years ago.  The real estate agent was very accommodating and kind to us.  We've looked into  many different houses before we settled on this one that we bought.  Until now, we are still friends with the lady who  helped us find our home sweet home.  We also recommend her to our daughter's classmate's Dad.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Key Chain 365/269

 An elephant Key chain give to me by a friend from a while back.  She visited Thailand  and she gave  this to me when she returned.
September 28, 2011:
  • Mr. Burrito and I practiced  counting 1-20 again today.  I am surprised that he is not fond of Math because most of boys do.  He is the opposite of  Ms. Burrito who loves doing Math exercises.  I am not complaining though because he is doing good with our lessons.
  • We  let Ms. Burrito tried  a different dance school  that offers a  free lesson.  It seems nice there but there are so many rules that  we just don't want to fool with.  Maybe when Ms. Burrito is old enough, we will enroll her there.  For the meantime,  she will stay  in the school where she is enrolled at.  We are planning to  enroll her in Jazz too.
  • We visited  Dad after her dance  lesson then came home and reviewed a little for her test tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Next Iron Chef

My daughter and I  watched an episode of the battle of Iron Chef America last  Sunday at Food Network  channel.  The main ingredient  of that episode is milk.  Now, I was thinking that there   were not so many  menus you can prepare with milk but I was wrong.  They came up with so many, I was so impressed and glued on TV lol.  

During the commercial of the said show, I saw a glimpse of the The Next Iron Chef that will be hosted by Alton Brown.  It will be the 8th episode of this show which will be aired  at the end  of next month, October 30th.  This event will be participated in by ten world's  elite chefs in the quest of  becoming a member  elite iron chef culinary society.  

So if you are like me and my daughter who love to watch these cooking shows,  bookmark the date so you won't miss the  premiere night  of this prestigious battle.  Let us see who will reign supreme in the kitchen.  I love watching any kind of cooking shows because I get plenty of ideas  to do in my own kitchen.  Come join me and many others in watching  this most waited and exciting  battle of the  expert chefs. 

Jiggly Jello 365/268

 One of our favorite snack at home is flavored jello.  I like it with fruits but the kids  just like it plain.
September 27, 2011:
  • The contractor finally poured the concrete at our porch this afternoon.  Thanks God for that.
  • I focused on  teaching EJ about counting today.  We used his car collection to count so it was fun.
  • My daughter  had the  fund raising  brought at home.  I will be selling chocolates again wahh.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Spices 365/267

Our neighbor who gave me indoor plants also gave this rack of spices to my daughter.  I recon that the spices are already expired so we took them out, cleaned the jars, and Ms. Burrito  put her bead collection in it.

September 26, 2011:

  • While my husband hasn't left to go to school yet, I took advantage of going down to the basement and work out.  I burned  300 calories in 32 minutes.  Twenty minutes  was spent in running 17 5.0 speed while the rest was spent walking at a 3.0 speed.  I forgot to  bring  water  so I was so thirsty and had to stop.  I hope that I could continue with my work out routine once again.
  • In ten minutes,my son and I will do the  letters F-J and numbers 11-15.

Have a good day everyone!

Happy Birthday Grace! 365/266

Gracie turns two years old today. Happy birthday dearest Grace, may God bless you with good health and  bright future.

September 25,2011:
  • We are off to church.  Will update this post later tonight.
  • Whew, finally  got done with my chores.  Finished doing laundry, put the kids in bed, and cleaned  the kitchen.
  • We went  to Follansbee and attended  Gracie's birthday party, the kids had so much fun!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Bell Pepper 365/265

I have so many bell pepper coming up. They bloom a little bit late and I am not sure if they are going to mature before it gets cold, I am hoping they would.
September 24, 2011:
  • Hubby made us breakfast today, thanks a lot Hon!
  • I cut hubby's hair this morning and he also cut Mr. Burrito's hair.
  • Cleaned up the house after we cut hair.
  • We  went bowling at Steel Valley Bowling Center.  We had so much fun, even the kids had scored too.
  • We drove to Steubenville Ohio after we left the bowling and we ate  at Taco Bell.
  • We dropped by and visited Dad  on our way home from Taco Bell.
  • We went for a long walk around Marland Heights.
  • We watched a movie  when we got home.
  • I made pinakbet and rice  for dinner.

Friday, September 23, 2011

First Day of Fall 365/264

"Let's see if one tree won't grow as crooked as another, 
 with the same as another, 
with the same wind to twist it."
-Wuthering Heights-
September 23, 2011:
  • Welcome to the first day of Fall.
  • Our daughter has a play date at the Velegol's today after school.  We will be  picking her up  in a little bit.
  • We are planning to  go  bowling tomorrow.
  • Mr. Burrito and I learned some color combination and  he also  learned how to write numbers 6-10.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Smile 365/263

"No one needs a smile as much as the one who has no smile to give."
September 22, 2011:

  • My student did good today. I wanted to teach him more but he said he was tired so we stopped.
  • We are making   french bread mini pizza today.  
  • We visited my FIL after Ms. Burrito's  dance lesson.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lasagna for Pap's Birthday 365/262

Ms. Burrito love to help me when I am making lasagna. She gets upset when I make one and she didn't know about it and wasn't able to help. Below was the pan of lasagna we baked for Dad's birthday. I was going to make it earlier but she begged me not to, she wanted me to wait for her until she's done from school, so I did.
September 21, 2011:
  • Mr. Burrito learned how to write  numbers 1 to 5 today.  We did  letters A to E yesterday.   I am surprised to learn that it is not hard to teach him at all.  I thought for sure that it would be hard but I was wrong.  He learn  very  easy actually, it is just his laziness that hinders it sometimes lol.
  • I received the reward that I redeemed from Kellogs.  It is a penlight with cars o printed on it.  Eating cereal is rewarding.
  • Hubby made some chocolate cookies and Ms. Burrito and I made some caramel apples.
  • I made some beef steak and vegetable salad for dinner.

Creativity and Learning

When it comes to buying toys for our  children, we always choose the ones that enhances their creativity and thinking ability. We don't just buy what they want but rather  evaluate the toy if it's going to help their skills and    development.   I prefer to buy educational toy such as puzzle, building blocks, and arts and crafts.

When our daughter got the kitchen set from "Santa", she was so happy.  Since then, she's very determined to learn  simple menus to cook.  Now, she can make scrambled egg, boiled  eggs, fry some bacon, and  she is always willing to help me when I am preparing dinner.  That is the kind of  effect  that we want to get  from toys that  our children play.  Toys should entertain and at the same time enhance their thinking capabilities.

If you are looking for some toys that you want to give to  your children, visit CP Toys.  They have different kinds of educational toys  that your tots would love to have and play.  To narrow down your search in finding the right toy for your kids, you can shop by category, age, and price range.  

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hollyhock 365/261

"To be consistently successful; one needs to be successfully consistent."
-David J. Allred-
 I took  these shots  at my SIL Michaele's garden.  Her hollyhocks are beat down by the rain but still holds it's beauty.
September 20, 2011:
  • Mr. Burrito and I just got done with out lessons so I am updating this blog before I go  to school and get  Ms. Burrito.
  • I'll update this post  later on.  
  • I did some laundry today and just got done folding  the clean clothes.
  • We visited my FIL  after dinner and we went for a walk around Marland Heights.
  • We dropped by at Walmart on our way home.

Jackfruit 365/260

Jackfruit is commonly known as "langka" in the Filipino language.  Both of my husband and  daughter love this  fruit.  I always put this as filling in  our toron - a Filipino snack  made from banana and wrapped in lumpia wrapper.  You can fry or bake it  depending on your preference.

The photo below was taken in Epcot Research and Developing Center - Disney World.
This is what a jackfruit looks like when ripe.
September 19, 2011:

  • Nothing was done today at our porch.  We were hoping that they  pour the concrete but they never did.  Waiting is really a worst thing.
  • Mr. Burrito did not feel good today so  we did not do any lessons.
  • I made some bibimbap for dinner.  How about you, what did you have for dinner?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Baked Citi 365/259

Baked Citi that Jill have served during our labor day  mini gathering.  It was delish!
September 18, 2011:
  • I had a migraine the whole day today.  I consumed four  Excedrin before it finally went away.
  • We went to church then visited my FIL after the mass.  
  • We  bought some chicken and fish from LJS and ate lunch with Dad. 
  • We went for a walk  when we came home.
  • We had pea pods cooked in beef for dinner.  I also made some sweet rice for  dessert.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fruit Kebabs 365/258

My SIL Chris made some fruit kebabs during the family's labor day party at Rick's.
The Burritos love 'em!
September 16, 2011:

  • We planned to go out to the Amish place today but  we've waited for the construction guys to  come over  for the concrete.  They never did show up so we just decided to  go on a little shopping at JCP.
  • We've visited Dad on our way from the mall.
  • We reviewed Ms. Burrito two time today about her upcoming science test this coming Monday.
  • I vacuumed the floor when I got up this morning.  Thanks hon for making me sleep in.  I got bad dysmenorrhea last night and did not have a good night sleep.  
  • Our neighbor gave me 7 different indoor plants today.  Some of those plants are  15-20 years old already.  Thanks Don and Ruth!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Icicle Sticks 365/257

We received this on the mail, it was a surprise actually. Thanks Mommy Dhemz and Akesh. You guys are so sweet!  Ms. Burrito made some popsicles right away, she love the shape of the molded ice pops.
September 16, 2011:
  • Ms. Burrito has exams  this morning so we reviewed her  stuff thoroughly last night.  She will have a  test next Monday so this weekend will be  another busy weekend for us.
  • I am making some  chicken wings veggie salad for dinner.
  • The temperature here dropped down to 48 degrees last night, Fall is  just around the corner.
  • I have a bad dysmenorrhea that my whole body is so painful.  Me and the kids laid in bed and we took  nap together after reviewing Ms. Burrito's Science book.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rosemary Chicken 365/256

It was the first time we brought my FIL with us to dine out.  We were so thankful because he not only ate with us at Eat'n Park but he also  attended mass with us at St. Joseph.  
Ms. Burrito had chicken fingers and I had rosemary chicken.  Forgot to take pictures of the men's  meal.
September 15, 2011:

  • Mr. Burrito did really well today with our lessons, he is  very cooperative now.  When we first started, he resisted a little bit but now, he anticipates it everyday.  It makes me very happy especially when he says "You're the best Mom in the world teacher Mommy!"
  • Ms. Burrito  chipped one of his molars today.  Her teacher put it in a ziploc bag and gave it to me when I fetched her at school.
  • I am on the last load of my laundry, I will be done with this before we go to Ms. Burrito's dancing class  tonight.
  • I am planning to saute some  squash with pork for dinner.  Already made  the rice so I just need to finish  my task online and I am off to cook.

Fall Foliage 365/255

Some of the tree's leaves are starting to change their color. Fall is coming.
September 13, 2011:
  • Mr. Burrito did really well on our lessons today.  I scolded him a couple of times for goofing around but other than that, he did good.
  • I made some tinola (chicken stew with ginger) for dinner.  I thought I still have rice in the rice cooker but I thought wrong lol.  Now am hungry because the rice i still cooking.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad! 365/254

Happy Birthday Pictures, Comments, Images, GraphicsMy loving father-in-law is celebrating his birthday today.   Photos were take   during the labor day celebration.

Happy birthday Dad, we love you so much!
September 14, 2011:
  • Mr. Burrito did great in our  lesson today, I am proud of you Anak.
  • I was going to make  the lasagna earlier but Ms. Burrito begged to wait till she got out of class so she could help me in making it.
  • Anyway, after we baked the  pan of lasagna, we went to Dad's.
  • It is almost midnight so I am now off to bed.  I was going to bloghop a little but  my eyes are  shutting off already lol.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Immature 365/254

Immature love.. "I love you because.."
Mature Love.."I love you inspite of..."

Which one are you?
September 12, 2011:

  • We have a beautiful day today.  We've got so many critter visitors today.  We had a humming bird, two praying mantis, some butterflies, a grasshopper, and lots of  sparrows at our backyard.
  • The building of our new porch is coming along pretty well.  Thanks God for the nice weather.
  • I made some french bread pizza, hubby wanted more lol.
  • My  teaching session with my son did not go very well today.  I think, his body is still recuperating from the croup that he had  the whole time last week.  Maybe tomorrow, it will be better for us two.
  • We might go to Dad's later on after I  get done writing   some tasks and when Mr. Burrito wakes up.
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Big and Little Cakes 365/253

Our family friend's daughter had recently turned one year old and we were invited to witness the big first ONE. Bumble Bee had a very big cake.
She also had a little one.  She immediately stuck her  little finger in it lol.
September 11, 2010:
  • Today is a very important date in American history.  It's been a decade since the 9/11 attack.  I was still in the Philippines then and never knew that I would be able to live here in the land of the free.  I pray for those families who lost their love ones during the attack.  
  • Our church gave tribute to those  victims during the said event.  Some  students from St. Joesph School including  Ms. Burrito sung  beautiful songs in the church. 
  • Today is also Grandparents Day and it's a very special one for my family.  My FIL went to church with us today.  He isn't  a church goer  type  but he went with us so the kids were very happy.  Thanks a lot Dad, that meant a lot to us!
  • We  dined out at Eat'n Park after church then  we  dropped by to see  and visit Dave but I they were not there so we drove Dad home.  We stayed there for hours then came home.  
  • We ate some pet past salad  before  bed time, reviewed Ms. Burrito's  materials for her exam tomorrow, cleaned  the dishes, and now the kids are in bed.
How bout you guys, how was your weekend?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Rice Noodle 365/252

Some of the ingredients I used when I made the pancit (rice noodles) for Bumble Bees's birthday.
September 10, 2011:
  • Oh no, it is almost 11 pm  here and I just  now have the time to sit in front of my PC.
  • I started doing laundry when I got up this morning but did not able to finish it till tonight because the family decided to go to Tomlinson  Run to have a little  nature  trek adventure.
  • From Tomlinson, we dropped by and visited my FIL  for a while.
  • We went straight to the store and  get some groceries  after Dad's.
  • When we came back,  I put away the groceries, cooked dinner ( I made pasta salad), then after dinner and cleaning the dishes, I  fold all the clothes.  I just got done whew!
  • I am glad that hubby doesn't complain that I always stay late at night doing my online stuff.
To everyone who visited and commented, thank you so much!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Hearty Puto 365/251

I took a shot of this puto (Filipino version of cup cake) during Bumble Bee's birthday. I thought I saw a heart in it. Can you see it too?
September9, 2011:
  • Mr. Burrito is still a little bit down today although he tried to play and do stuff.  His cough  is still there  and his appetite  is not back yet.  I am worried that  when they don't eat whenever they are sick.
  • When  Ms. Burrito and  hubby went to school, me and Mr. Burrito went to a garage sale  at our neighbor's.  I bought a set of  9 pieces red dishes with lids for  only ten bucks.  I also got a set of new wok for only 3 dollars, not bad isn't it?
  • Our neighbor gave  Mr. Burrito an antique desk made of  oak and and a picnic chair for free, thanks Ruth and Don 
  • I was trying to write  tasks but Mr. Burrito  was missing Pap so we went and visited my FIL when hubby and Ms. Burrito came back from school.
  • Hubby and I mowed our grass, I got a callus in  my hands from pushing the lawn mower  wahhhh.  It was a good exercise though. I  volunteered to mow our backyard so that hubby can trim the  side of the fence.
  • I made taco for dinner.
  • All of my angels are sleeping already but I am wide awake.  I still have  tasks to finish as I can't do it tomorrow.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Eat'n Park 365/250

These photos were taken when we ate dinner over at Eat'n Park last month.  Looking at these photos makes me want to eat there once again lol.
Our pirate eater hehehe.  I feel bad that he is sick, he got a viral infection since last Monday.  We brought him to the doctor and  they  said to give him until tomorrow to recuperate, if he doesn't feel well, we need to bring him  again this coming Saturday.
While waiting for our orders, I looked around and snapped some photos.
My art enthusiast  little bug always wants to  express her interest every chance she gets.
Here are our orders.  I realy love their brown rice, honestly!
September 8, 2011:
  • My son feels a little better now, he ate breakfast and did not have a hoarse voice anymore.  Although he is still laying down and sleeping, at east he ate.
  • I am making black bean chicken for dinner.
  • Ms. Burrito has  ballet class tonight.

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