Saturday, April 29, 2017

Ashrie's 8th Birthday Party

I was very excited about my party. My birthday was yesterday, Friday, but everybody was at work. So we had it on a Saturday.

Daddy put the decorations up and Mommy worked hard preparing the food. Now I realised how hard they worked for my party. Lia and I got dressed and waited for the guests to arrive. Then some of the guests arrived, first it was Ninang  Diane, Ninong Carlo, Ate April and Danah. Danah was a bit shy so we played Lia's LEGO Duplo. Then the rest of the guests arrived -  Tita Luisa, Tita Grace and Tita Meanne. They joined us in playing LEGO Duplo. After playing, we sat down to eat. Mommy served Spaghetti, Palabok, Spring Rolls and Macaroni Salad.

After dinner, we all played Pie Face. The children used a heart-shaped sponge and the adults used whipped cream. The children laughed when the adults got Pie-Faced. The winner was Ate April. Mommy gave her a prize.

After we were finished playing, Daddy brought out my cake. Everybody sang the Happy Birthday song to me. While I was making a wish, Lia was already blowing the candle!

Soon, it was the end of my birthday party. Before the guests left, I gave them my thank-you-for-coming cards.

Then, I opened my birthday presents. The present from Ninang Diane was a book entitled Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book. It was a nice book. It had sixty-seven chapters. The next present was from the Titas - LEGO Friends. And of course, my Mom and Dad gave me LEGO Friends Emma's House and a smaller LEGO Friends set. I love it!

Thank you Dad and Mom, and to all the guests who came. You made my birthday very, very special.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Homemade Play Dough

Last Saturday, 22 April 2017 Lia and I made our very own play dough. Mommy prepared the ingredients for us. Daddy took pictures.

These are the ingredients:
1 cup of flour
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of salt
2 teaspoon of cream of tartar
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
Food coloring (10 drops or more)

The play dough was so much fun to make. We used blue food coloring. Lia and I took turns in mixing the dough. After we mixed it, the dough mixture does not look like play dough at all because it is not yet cooked. Mommy cooked the dough for us. She lets us see what was happening in the pot.

After the play dough was cooked Mommy kneads it. It was very hot. When it was warm and safe to touch, Mommy let us try kneading the dough. Then we put some glitter in the play dough.  Then the fun part, playing with the finished product!

We learned how to make play dough from Mother Goose Club: Show Me How. We watched many of their craft videos. They were so much fun to make, so we made two of their crafts. One is homemade play dough the other one is egg carton flowers which will be our next blog post.


Thank you Ashrie for the article. Here's Daddy's verdict on your Homemade Play Dough:

I personally think that MyGirls did very well. I have checked the play dough's consistency and it felt smooth and very pliable, the glitters did not stick to the hands or the work surface, and it smells even better than store-bought PLAYDOH! Plus, you can have more dough to play with at a given time.

The only factor that PLAYDOH has over this homemade version is for sure, having longer shelf life.

Until next time! Happy Midweek!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ashrie and Lia’s Paintings

Ashrie is now on her Primary 2 and is doing more writing compositions for her English class in school. Both Jane and I were impressed by her articles and stories so I asked her to be a contributor to this blog. Here is her debut article written just this morning about their painting session at home yesterday. Read on.

Yesterday, 19 April 2017, Lia and I did a painting. Lia’s painting was a card and my painting was a cake picture. I used paints, a pencil, a paintbrush and a bottom of a Peck Chye. Lia used a bottom of a Peck Chye, paints and a paintbrush.

I started by drawing a picture. It was a birthday cake. Lia started by dipping the Peck Chye in the paint and stamping it onto her card. When I started painting my birthday cake, I saw Lia had mixed the colors because she put too many colors in the same place! Silly Lia! My cake was yellow but because my paper was pink, it turned orange! I did not know that yellow and pink make orange. I thought red and yellow make orange.

I saw that Lia mixed the colors so much that it was starting to turn black! I said, "Wow!"

Mommy was taking a video of Lia. She asked Lia some questions but Lia was focusing on her card and she did not reply. As for finishing touches, Lia was doing the back of her card I was doing the fireworks and the heart-shaped balloons. Lia and I were done.

Then we cleaned ourselves and let our paintings dry. Lia’s card was for Daddy. My picture was for Daddy as well! We both had a wonderful time painting together. We hope to do this again.

Thank you Ashrie! I guess there will be more entries from you in the coming days.

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