Autumn Colors

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One afternoon a few weeks ago just when the weather was still warm and the leaves just turns into some pretty yellow orange color, my family and I went to the new playground to play with the little one. It was just a normal family date. We love to go to the park together as a family doing nothing special rather than playing. We make sure we spend time with Rianna as much as possible. And, we also make sure we spend time outside often. We took few photos and that’s what I am going to share today.

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Rianna isn’t a baby anymore, but she still love baby swing. Every time we go to the park she always want to go swing right away! She also loves running around. Loves to play hide and seek. And loves to be in and out of the playhouse.

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… Their bond is so precious! The first day I was at school and the first time that Rianna and I were away from each other for few hours her dada said she doesn’t even ask about me. Quite unfair, right? But I am really happy that these two are so close to each other and to be completely honest I am not worried when Rianna is with her father. I am more worried when she’s at the daycare.

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Right now it’s freezing here already. The leaves from the trees are almost gone. We had frost every morning. And the temperature already drops to zero degrees. It seems that not too long from now winter is here and the snow can come anytime soon. Oh my gosh, I am so not ready for winter yet! It’s quite challenging though. Whatever the weather or season is life will continue.

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Just a quick update that I am not going to abandon this blog completely, even how busy I am lately. But I am not going to lie that I lost my interest in blogging now that I am busy studying. But also, it doesn’t mean that I will quit blogging just because I have no more time for it. I am still here and will still check in every now and then. So I hope you my dear readers will stick around with me and keep coming back here. I am hoping to be back in the mood and will share some recipes and DIY projects soon. xo,

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“A portraits of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2014.”

Babygirl, you’re quite not happy being at the daycare at all. But I know this is just in the beginning. You are still adjusting and I know everything is not easy now. It was hard to leave you there crying. It really broke my heart, but it’s for our own good and for our future. This week we’re both sick, having flu. Although, I feel better now you still have colds. This is due to the cold weather we are having lately. Winter is almost here. It is very cold and freezing already!

P.S An old photos of her. Didn’t talk descent photos this week for the project 52.

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3 Star Themed Fall Bonding Activities With Your Daughter

Fall Bonding Activities

With the cold weather coming in, there’s no better way to bond with your daughter than a fun themed weekend with educational activities. One of the most popular fall themes are stars. Whether it’s on a cupcake or a Christmas tree, or even printed on your clothing, you can use this classic fall shape to have a fun-filled day of bonding and learning. What’s even better is that it all starts with something as simple as kids robes. Curious to know how a kids bathrobe creates a day of fun?

Here are three fun filled star themed activities (that also use a bathrobe) for you and your daughter to have an amazing weekend.

Star Themed Fall Bonding Activities With Your Daughter:

Star waffles and constellation cupcakes.

Start your morning by leaving a bathrobe (that matches yours) outside her bedroom door or next to her bed. Call her down to breakfast where you’ve prepared star shaped pancakes and are wearing your own matching bathrobe. (Make your pancakes the regular way and then use a large or a medium size star shaped cookie cutter to cut out star shapes from the pancake. The other option is to pour the batter into the metal cookie cutter on a flat surface so that the pancake cooks in a star shape. Then cover with toppings and serve them).

While you’re eating your star themed breakfast, have a book of the stars and constellations ready to read. Have her pick a few favorites that are visible from your house during the fall for the next activity. When she has finished her pancakes, pull out some pre baked and iced cupcakes.

Next take fun cupcake sprinkles in shine silver balls or even star shaped sprinkles and have your daughter create her favorite constellations from the stories on each. Put these away for your activity tonight.

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Bringing Constellations to Life

Once you’ve learned about the constellations while decorating cupcakes with their shapes, it’s time to have some fun with them. Get out your favorite crayons, markers and finger paints to draw out the star patterns onto construction paper. You’ll want to create two sets.

Next fill the first set in with the actual mythological creature from the stories with markers, paint, crayons or whatever her favorite art supplies are. Because you are already wearing robes, it doesn’t matter if you get splashed with paint because your clothing is protected. You can throw the robes into your washer and they can be ready for the evening when you’ll need them again.

While she’s painting in the first set of print outs, take a whole punch and punch out the shapes from the other sheets of paper. Once she’s drawn her favorite constellation heroes and villains, have her create a new story about one of their adventures. She can tell you the story and then act it out.

Now it’s time for the educational part. Turn off all of the lights so the room is dark and use a flashlight behind the constellation cutouts. Let her guess which each is and then say where it will be in the sky tonight. This is a great way to help her learn what to look for when you go out for the next activity.

Once she finishes guessing all of the stars and constellations, you can reward her with one of the cupcakes, but only if you hold one up and she can name the right constellation on the cupcake.

Night Time Brings the Stars to Life

Now that its night time and the fall air is crisp. Put your matching bath robes back on for warmth, get a couple of cupcakes and go outside. You and your daughter can sit under the stars and enjoy your constellation cupcakes while looking at the star patterns you’ve studied all day.
You can take turns finding constellations and telling the stories of them and when you finish your cupcakes, have your daughter pick out a star cluster and name it after the two of you. It can represent the day you spent together but more importantly, the bond you created over bathrobes, baking and having fun learning with each other.