Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Andi @ Kids Cove

I brought the kids at the mall today for a change and to relax. We have been staying inside the house for a few days now, since it has been raining almost everyday. It's spring brake so Gabz is home everyday and so bored. I thought, I will bring her to the mall to give her some outlet for those boiling energy inside her. Inside Bellevue Square there is a play area for kids on the third level called Kids Cove.

Andi was so happy seeing those kids running around. She was so excited, so I put her down in the floor or wherever there are few kids playing. Since she does not crawl yet, she was contented touching things she could reach.

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Do you guys still remember Alvin and the Chipmunks? The picture is still so clear in my mind the last time I saw this movie. I was so fascinated, engrossed and entertained by the way these little creatures dance and sing. Never mind the ear piercing voice they have, just watched the way they dance and their choreography. You will be amazed and will make you think, what if there are chipmunks who sing and dance in real life. Would people still be amazed or will they freak out?

This movie gave us a lot of lessons to learn in life. Material things does not last long, fame is not forever, people used others to get what they want and family will always be there behind you to give support and catch you when you fall. This movie also gives a glimpse of the real world of child celebrities where some people exploit and take advantage of their talent. Focused on glamour and greed of record companies who are only interested in generating more profits and cash without any regard on what is happening to their celebrities.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010


Andi having breakfast of organic carrots. She loves it :-)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Baby Proofing your House

I think it is time for me to start putting those safety things around the house for Andi. Just the other day, I put Andi down on the floor for her tummy time while I did some household chores. I tried to check on her every couple of minutes and every time I did that she was on different part of the living room. After a couple of minutes I heard him scream, I run onto her and found her beside the fireplace stone slab. I guess she hit her head on the slab when she rolled on her side. I was so concerned and asked my husband to put an edge protector. And he did after a couple of days. I thought of putting other safety measures around the house too.

Here are some baby proofing tips:

  • Andi now sits on her own while playing and grab things that she could reach. Don't forget to get down on your knees and check things that your baby could reach.
  • Clean the floor often for small things that she could put on her mouth.
  • Put safety gates at the top and bottom of the stairs. I need to purchase this one soon!
  • Put latched or safety locked on every cabinets and doors.
  • Put breakable things out of reach.
  • Put outlet covers. This one is very important!
  • Store all cleaning materials, medicines, vitamins, etc on the top cabinet that is out of reach.
  • Always put one hand to your baby at all times.
Hope this simple tips will help protect your child from any harm.

Goodluck !

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Teeth coming in

At five months Andi has already 3 teeth and I could see that more are coming out soon. She has been grabbing anything and putting it in her mouth to chew. Sometimes she became frustrated and just scream. Poor baby :-(

Here are a few things I do to help her feel a little bit better:

  • Rub his gum with my clean finger or sometimes I let her chew it.
  • Give her a cold teething ring to chew on
  • Let her chew a wash cloth, or any clean cloth
One thing I never did, is to give her any medication for her teething. I believed that teething is part of growing up and a little pain and discomfort will make her pain tolerance stronger. It will help develop her patience as well.

Good thing with Andi's teething is that she never had any fever because of that. Some baby's experienced fever and diarrhea while teething. Of course every baby's development and personality are different. Please feel free to share your baby's own experienced.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

She has ear infection and Roseola Virus

It was almost a week that Andi has terrible runny nose, I think she got it from me. One evening, she felt kinda hot so I checked her temperature and it was 99.9. The next morning, she was so hot and when I checked she has 102.8 temperature. I panicked because it was the first time that my child has a temperature that high. I immediately gave her Tylenol and called her pediatrician if we could come in on that day. Later on found out that she has ear infection on her left ear. She took Amoxycillin for the infection. During the night, she had trouble sleeping, suddenly scream in the middle of her sleep and cried. She was running a 104 temperature too. I gave her Tylenol and sponge bath to bring the fever down. The next couple of days was a struggle for both of us, she does not want to be put down. I was carrying her all day long. Saturday morning, we noticed a lot of small red spots on her face, head and body. I immediately called the doctor and informed them about it. They asked me to bring Andi at the clinic. Found out that she has Roseola virus. A virus that is very common to baby's and toddlers. It usually comes with a very high fever followed with a rash. When fever comes, some kids was having a seizure. But when the rash comes out, it means that she had overcome the virus. The virus goes away on its own, no medicine needed and nothing you can do about it. It is just like, being part of growing up for kids. The rash usually takes 3 to 4 days. Now Andi is ok and the rash is almost gone. She is back to her old self again.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Blog Award

Wow, I think this is my second blog award :-) Thank you Lea of My Life and People for this beautiful blogger award. I feel beautiful indeed !

Here is the simple rules of this award:

* Thank & link to the person that gave you the award.
* Pass this award onto 10 bloggers you’ve recently discovered and think are fantastic.
* Contact said Blogs and let them know they’ve won.
* State 7 things about yourself.

Hmm 7 things about myself? I could not even think of one...but think...think..think.

1. I love watching CSI and NCIS

2. I love Ice Cream, only Rocky Road and nothing else

3. Love to read books ( pocket books, memoir, true stories, mills & boons, kahit ano!)

4. Sooo love black forest cake !

5. Love yoga (but had stop since the baby, but needs to get back in shape soon)

6. Love to eat out (pero minsan nagtitipid)

7. And last but not the least, I love to blog hehehe

There you go, you were able to know seven things about me! Now, it is your turn to reveal yourself. If you feel beautiful ( in and out mommy), please feel free to grab this award. This is for you ! :-)

Trade Shows and Exhibits

A few years ago, I used to work with a company that sells power plant engine. I was part of the sales team back then. In sales, we do a lot of promotions to introduce the product to the market. One way of doing this, is to participate in trade shows and exhibits. We invite customers and people we knew to visit the exhibit for them to know what are the product updates and latest technologies. Participating in a trade show or exhibit is not an easy task. It needs a lot of preparation, planning and hard work. You have to make sure that every detail has been done, from invitations to booth displays. Booth displays alone needs brain storming, because this is the best time to show what you've got to convince people to buy your product, services or ideas.

Your trade show booth on the other hand has to stand out among the rest to attract more people. You need to have banner stands; these are very useful advertising tools that can be set up anywhere. There are retractable versions, L shaped styles and indoor / outdoor models.

To put a little design on our booth, we tried using some pipe and drape as dividers. Many other organizations use them as privacy walls and crowd control. Table skirts will make your booth more formal. These table skirts could be attach around the perimeter of a table using special clips or just Velcro. They can be printed on to add a logo if needed and come in a variety of colors.

With all the materials and proper planning, your trade show or exhibit will definitely become a success!

Andi is sick :-) we all are

I hate being sick :-) I have been sick for almost a week now. My cough and colds is so terrible, never experienced so much phlegm in my life. One day my husband has to stay at home to take good care of me and the kids because I could not function anymore. I was afraid that I might drop Andi while holding her. I feel tired and drowsy most of the time. The worst part? Andi catch the same colds ! Poor baby :-) It was not surprising at all since I touch and cuddle her all day. The terrible part, I could drink medicine and Andi could not. We purely rely of humidifier for her colds, sometimes I gave her Tylenol because sometimes her eyes becomes watery because of colds.

I hope this virus will leave the house soon, before Gabz could catch it :-(