Before I forget – let me blog about my birthday celebrations with family first.
I celebrated my birthday with friends on November 2nd which was 21 days early. One of the most meaningful-est birthday I had in my life because its a charity event. Had a blast and most importantly friends enjoyed it.
Second celebration was with my stepmom and stepsister at Joey’s Markville on November 12th. My first time at a Joey’s restaurant. Not bad not bad. Will be returning to try their appetizers!
Third – celebrated my birthday with the inlaws on November 22nd at Dragon Legend. Which the buffet was super good. One of the best buffets Ive been to. Not only do they have the variety – they have the quality too. I highly recommend this place. Ive been here for dim sum too. A bit on the pricier side but worth the money. If you are in a rush – I don’t recommend this place for you. This place is for people to relax and enjoy tea kind of place. Im planning to go back for tea with a girlfriend of mine and do some chit chatting. Dim sum on the other-hand is unique too.
I just noticed I celebrated all my birthdays on the 2nd lol. The 2nd, 12th, and 22nd. Hubby suggested that we have another fancy dinner on my actual birthday. But theres way too many dinners this month. My father-in-laws birthday was mid-November and we had two dinners for that already. So for my actual birthday – hubby took us to the mall and we just had a small dinner. Nothing too fancy.
My birthday did not stop. Lol my girlfriends came over to celebrate with me at the end of my shopping day. Had cake and just lounge around. I just wanted to relax on my birthday and enjoy it.
I feel so blessed and grateful for the people in my life right now. At times I feel like my life is a dream. I always dreamed of getting married young and being a young mother myself. It actually happened and yes I do feel like Im still dreaming sometimes. Not only that – I have a group of drama-free, heart to heart, loving, and caring friends and families. Thank you all for the love and support. Wrapping up from my 25th birthday post. Most importantly I gotta thank my mama from above. I know she’s watching over me from heaven. I know and sometimes feel that she guided me to this better life. I don’t know how painful it was 25 years ago when you gave birth to me but I know you love me a lot. I miss you lots and thank you for this wonderful life you’ve given me.
Live Love Laugh. Xoxoxo
Just finished looking at my friends’ excellent engl he got yesterday! Now that makes me want to have one too! Anyways – I had to get back into my packing mode. Things are 90% done packing. I just gotta think of what I missed. I feel very overwhelmed and exhausted lately – trying to get the house clean and organized. So when I come back from my trip – I come home to a clean house. Enough said – time to get the rest of the stuff done!
Hello December! Another 23 days till Christmas and I know it’ll be here super quick. With that said – November had been an eventful month for us. With lots of birthday celebrations and eventful events. Im looking forward to December even more. End of the year and the festive holiday is what I look forward to. Christmas tree and decorations and presents is all done with. I don’t need to go out to crowded malls with long line ups and running around to get presents for friends and families. Thank god that’s out of the way. I can enjoy my holidays and just organize the last few parties this month. Can you believe 2014 is hitting? The year 2013 is one of the bestest year I had in my life and hoping 2014 be the same or even more better.
Anyways – such a long post already. Typing from my IPhone while watching my Munchkin snack on Cheerios. Its Monday and I better get cracking on my chores and packing. Hope everyone have a wonderful December. May the holidays bring you all lots of love and warmth. Don’t forget to Live Love Laugh.
Munchkins’ 2nd birthday is not till another 3 months later but as a planner I am – I’m always ahead with my schedule and plannings. I finally finished printing his invitation cards and made them too. I used online catalog printing and that made things so much easier. Now I can’t wait to hand them out to everyone in advance too. Can you guess what’s the theme this year?
While my two loves is sleeping and I’m wide awake – blogging is something I need to catch up on.
Munchkin is soon to be 21 month old – 3 more months till he hits two years old. Oh man – time does not slow down at all. He’s been a joy to our lives. Still doesn’t cry much – a little naughty at times but mostly he puts a smile on our face. I as a mother – love being home with him and watching him grow. I still remember day one when I held him in my arms. He was just this tiny little boy that just sleeps all the time. I miss those times – yes I say this all the time but I do miss it. Good thing is – I have videos to watch him when he was still that tiny.
As a stay at home mom – my job is to provide him with the best and yet capture a lot of pictures and videos daily. I do that pretty good too – thank goodness for the Iphone5 camera quality. I enjoy snapping away. I wished I had a phone like this two years ago – I would of captured a lot more than before. But never too late.
What’s he been doing this month?
 Pulling his daddy or grandpa into the pool table room and demand them to play pool – while he watches. He knows the game Is finished when the table is empty without any balls. I have no idea how he knows that?!?!? We hardly play pool too. He drag me in there once – demanded me to get a pool table stick – but I told him that Mama don’t know how to play.
 Loves going out – I think a month ago – he would go get his shoes near the door and bring it to me because he wanted to go out. He didn’t do that this month. I guess he knows that – it doesn’t work even if he wants to go out and bring me his shoes? Who knows what his little brain is thinking?
 When he wants ‘Bao Bao’ – aka bread. He will drag us to the fridge and demand us to open the fridge to get it for him. He does this quite often. Sometimes he only takes a bite and show no more interest in it.
 Still loves playing in the bathtub – loves water – loves swimming.
 Started to pick up cherrios and snack cookies and put it in his mouth alone. I have no idea why it took him this long to put things in his mouth – but I guess it’s a good thing because he doesn’t put anything in his mouth – no toys – no nothing. Till now – he finally learnt to eat snacks on his own. He doesn’t put bread in his mouth though – no idea? Different texture? But I’ve been training him to hold the spoon while I feed him – hopefully he masters it soon – so he can eat on his own.
 Talking a lot of gibberish – he’s really trying to tell us something but we just don’t understand what he’s talking about. Hopefully he’ll learn how to actually talk soon. I love watching him talk though – it’s quite funny – he goes on and on!
 Mama & Daddy been bad – we’ve been missing him at night time. So we put him to bed for an hour or so – and pick him back up to sleep with us. The good part is – he can sleep on both beds without any problems. He still sleeps very good. No complaints here. When he wakes up in the morning – he’ll just wait for me to wake up to pick him up.
 At times – bringing him out is a piece of cake. He behaves quite well when he’s entertained or the things he likes to eat. So far – no big fuss or cry.
 He understands a lot – I can instruct him to get me something or do something – he will follow instructions. I’m impressed with a 20 month old knowing so much.
 Does not like babies crying – he’ll cry too. I witnessed this the first time at my 25th birthday party – a friend brought her baby girl and she cried – he cried with her.
 Does not like daddy and mommy fighting – verbally yelling at each other. Hubby and I don’t fight at all but I wanted to pretend and see what his reaction is. He frowns and spits. And sometimes sits right in between us too. Spitting means he doesn’t like it. There was one time that he cried out loud. How does a 20 month old know these kinda things?
 We still need to work on cleaning up. Sometimes he will put things back to where it belongs. But mostly – he doesn’t clean up. When he does put away things back in the box – he will mess it up again afterwards. This we’ll need to work on more.
 He loves pens, crayons, markers, and highlighters. He knows that these tools are used with a piece of paper. I guess he observes us when we use it?
 Overall – this month he’s been drinking a lot of soup and loves soup. Not loving the soft baby rice I used to make him no more. He enjoys eating what we eat now. I just made him fried rice with a lot of veggies 2 days ago and he loves it. Do you call this a picky eater? In a way – it’s easier when we go out to eat – so we can just give him our food without bringing food for him.
I think this is all for this month. He’s growing up too fast – growing tall. He can reach most things now – which is not good. A bigger mess for mommy to clean. I love being his mommy – love having him running around and going crazy at times. I’m blessed with having this little boy. That’s it for this month – I feel like I just typed up a 1000 word essay! Lol.
I had our Christmas stockings up right on November 1st! Yes – I was too excited and I couldn’t wait at all. You know me – when I want to do something – I gotta do it right away. Anyways – this year I have no problems thinking of stocking stuffers, I got a lot of ideas! I’m thinking of putting in EOS lip balms, cute pens, hairpiece, candy cane, popcorn, small toys for my Munchkin. Things like this – I’ll be shopping more!
Wish List 2013 is already completed! My hubby never fails to make me happy. Not that I’m not already happy with life but as a girl – I do have my wants too right?
I fell in love with this black bag – was debating if I should get the MK one or this one for awhile but decided upon this – it was an early Valentine’s day present for the husband .
I love the interior of the wallet and especially that it’s not a zipper wallet.
(3) Upgraded my diamond ring
An early 2 year wedding anniversary from the hubby. I love love love diamonds!
(4) Expanded our closet into a walk-in closet. I’m still in love with it! Hubby has his own side now and I have mine plus a bag shelf to display all my bags. It’s just perfect and well organized in sections!
(5) Hermes Clic Clac in Orange
My very first Hermes from the husband for my Christmas present – about 3 months early.
(6) Chanel Cross Body Bag 33814 Black Lambskin
My very first Chanel – one of the top things I wanted! I was debating a actual purse or a cross bag but since I don’t have a cross bag – I opted for the cross bag instead. Still very in love with it. Very handy when I go out and I don’t need to carry a lot.
(7) Kate Spade wallet in Hot Pink
Not really something on my wish list – it was an impulsive buy but no regrets. I couldn’t help it because they had an awesome sale 40%off + 30% off. How can I resist the sale right? I still use both wallets – just need to alternate it. This wallet is pretty thin – so it fits my Chanel. I purposely bought it to fit my Chanel too.
(8) Cuba, Veradero resort vacation
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS, I can’t wait – booked this trip end of September! A week of paradise just to enjoy ourselves. No chores, no routine, no cooking, no winter, no work, no social media, no cleaning, no planning, AND just relaxing on the beach and exploring Veradero, Cuba!
(9) White Tree with Rilakkuma & Pink Ornaments
This is last on my list – just gotta love love love the white tree and the pink-ness with my favorite Rilakkuma bears!
My wishlist is officially completed from the husband!
My actual birthday is actually coming up this week but I did my ‘quarter of a century’ birthday bash 21 days early. I have quite a few reasons to do my birthday early. One is – to get it out of the way – so I can enjoy my own birthday with my family. Not that I don’t enjoy it with my friends but with a lot of planning and organizing can be overwhelming to me. I love it but I just like to relax on my actual birthday. Second is – I’m doing a charity event to donate toys to kids for Christmas. I want to donate it a month in advance – so the staff can inspect the toy or even wrap it. That’s really my reasons for doing my birthday bash early this year – which it was a good choice!
I made a reservation at Baton Rouge Scarborough a month in advance – just in case I can’t get a private room. This is the place where I held my Bachelorette party too. I like the private-ness and we get the whole room to ourselves. I’m glad they allowed me to go in an hour early just to set up the room and last minute details.
Took quite a lot of pictures! Some friends I see once or twice a year. So I was super happy getting to catch up with everyone!
Had a blast getting to take pictures, chit chatting, playing games, and seeing lots of laughter! This is by far the best birthday party I had. I gotta admit – the games put a lot of spice in this birthday party. Made people connect, have fun, and enjoy themselves. I can’t wait to plan my quarter of a century +1 birthday next year! Thank you all for attending!
Last picture! I made these little birthday message sheets for everyone to write their birthday messages to me. I thought it would be neat and it’ll be something that I’ll be keeping for a long long time. Some were funny, touching, silly, and emotional. I just love love love them!
On another note – I can’t believe I’m 25 already! That’s like mid-20s and I really don’t feel like I’m thatttttttt old yet. I’m at my happiest in my life – I have my perfect little family – I’m grateful for my friendships – I’m blessed for everything I have right now. This will be the second year that I’ve celebrated my birthday with my little boy. I can’t believe I’ve become a mother for almost two years already! I’m forever grateful for the life I have right now.
November has been a busy one for me – another busy one! I’ve been keeping myself busy with Christmas shopping, Christmas wrapping, and organizing. I got myself some ceiling storage to clean up the cold room and furnace room. I wanted to get everything done and organized before the year ends – that’s my goals. I’m 80% done and once I’m done – I can blog about it. A lot of work but it’s worth it.
A little belated but that’s okay! Been a bit busy organizing and cleaning. I’ll do a post about that another time. Had a blast for our annual Halloween party. I love hosting Halloween party every year – decided to order Pizza Pizza this year because I was too lazy to bake/cook – since we had to go to a baby shower earlier that day too. Didn’t take too long to set up the table and decors.
Ordered Pizza Pizza for about 10 people. Had quite a bit of left overs.
Now on to the pictures – we had fun taking a lot of pictures this year. I even made hubby dress up this year too! The punishment was whoever don’t dress up for the party will be caked. I know one of our friend didn’t! lol.
Love all the creative costumes!
Can’t wait for next year! Did you have a Happy Halloween?
This is a backdated post – which we had the Halloween on October 27th 2013. I was planning to bring Munchkin out for Trick or Treating for the first time but the weather was just way too crappy again! Why must it be this crappy every Halloween? We’ll try our luck next year!