4.29.2011

Who knew that pasta could be shaped into flowers? Since Cherry Blossoms were at its peak, which means Spring is being welcomed here in Japan, I made a Spring inspired breakfast for my little kawaii Patootee.

Spring Inspired Cute Food for Kids


Spagetti
Nori Sea weed
Purin / Pudding
Vegetable mixed Tofu
Cheese Roll
Bread


This is how I shaped the pasta to look like a flower....

Spring Inspired Cute Food for Kids


I cut the Nori Seaweed for stems and leaves.
With a little bit of creativity, you can transform leftover foods into adorable and cute foods that seems to look appetizing for kids.

My Little Patootee, Azumi


Azumi Kawaii Princess


Enjoy your weekend Dearies..



4.23.2011

Looks like I haven't blogged much yet about Azumi's 2nd birthday party which was held at Philippines, October last year. The last quarter of 2010 was a bit busy months for me that I didn't have much time to blog about the biggest party I have ever organized.

It was my first time to host a kiddie party. Thank God it was a success despite of stressful minor problems caused by my caterer. Azumi wasn't feeling well at that time :( BUT overall, we had a wonderful celebration with friends and relatives.

Azumi's Princess Strawberry Shortcake Party Stage

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I don't know how to further elaborate our birthday story, I'll  just let this music video tell how the party went. Enjoy Watching .. (view the photos here)



Party date: October 30, 2011
The Venue : Noveou Pavillion @ Noveou Residences, Angeles City
Party Theme: Princess Strawberry Shortcake and Friends
Color Motiff: Pink, Red, and Green

I would like to acknowledge the people and team behind this beautiful and fun birthday party of Azumi.

00215.gif image by bams704 Ms. Jen Belen - the Party host at my daughter's party (my verdict: expectation exceeded)

00215.gif image by bams704 Kidstar Kastles
- the team who decorated the whole venue, including the stage, entrance, and centerpieces. (my verdict: expectation exceeded)

00215.gif image by bams704 Ms. Clarissa Banaag of Frupcakes - She made the theme tower cupcakes (my verdict: expectation met)

(read a bit more of my kwento here)

The stress and sleepless nights I had during the 3 months preparation of this party was definitely worth it. The actual party was filled with fun and laughters with close friends and relatives. I feel so blessed.

Much
Anzu’s Mum


♥ ~ ♥ ~ ♥




4.22.2011

Whenever I can, I give effort to make a cute meal for Azumi. I don't do this everyday though but I make sure that I always serve a balanced meal, it doesn't necessarily have to be cute. There should always be fruits and small portion of vegetable.

Anyway, I'd like to share this cute food I made last week :)

Azumi's Happy Meal


Boiled Eggs covered with Nori Seaweed (for hair look)


Spam cut in different faces and shapes using cutters


Tofu mixed vegetables


Purin (pudding) for dessert


Strawberry


and Low Fat Milk


SO here's the Happy Kid

Azumi's Happy Meal


There are lots of ways to make food appealing to kids and encourage them to eat their fruits and vegetables.

Smile when you serve their foods.. it's very rewarding when you see them smiling back to you.


Much
Anzu’s Mum


♥ ~ ♥ ~ ♥




4.18.2011

Hi :)

Quick post showing my latest favorite video clip of Azumi using her dad's 8mm Video recorder app.

Enjoy watching




Have a nice week ahead dearies.


Much
Anzu’s Mum


♥ ~ ♥ ~ ♥


4.15.2011

My little Kawaii Princess glams up with this cute Hello Kitty Beauty set given by her gorgeous Mamu :)

Hello Kitty Beauty Set

The set contains mirror, necklace, clip-on earrings, hairclip, comb and toy lipstick (which was misplaced).

I don't really intend to collect Hello Kitty merchandise for Azumi but her HK stuff keep on increasing. They are too cute to resist anyway.

Question:

Which do you think is cute, Hello Kitty or Minnie Mouse?


Much
Anzu’s Mum


♥ ~ ♥ ~ ♥



4.13.2011

It's the time of the year again when roads are filled with blossoming Sakura or Cherry Blossoms. This week is at their peak, Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom and unfortunately, they will only last for a week or 10 days.

BUT nevertheless, the best season in Japan has finally arrived...

Sakura in full bloom

Having fun Hanami despite the windy cold weather

Hanami

Papa and Azumi

Azumi and Papa

Yours Truly, Anzu's Mum

Yours Truly

Enjoying the CHerry Blossoms

I didn't know we have a beautiful riverside park near our house until we took a walk while waiting for my Mom to fetch us last Sunday.


Moreover,
my sister has also arrived. She's just in time to enjoy the beauty of Cherry Blossoms again because it's been awhile.

Tita Nix and Azumi

Life will be busier again because my dear lil sissy in in town. Tomorrow we will be in the main places of Tokyo to enjoy the history, foods and the full bloom of Sakura.

Have a nice week lovelies..

Much love,
Anzu's Mum


4.08.2011

I just couldn't help but drop by at Sanrio Store every Tuesday, after Azumi's Class. The store is located at the same floor where Azumi is having her weekly class, beside the store is a mini playground and the toilet for kids is just infront of it. SO where do you expect kids would love to stop by?

While I let Azumi play with other kids, I look around the Hello Kitty Store and as always, the shopaholic in me couldn't resist to have one of those cute Hello Kitty stuffs.

So here is my latest cuteness thrill for little Azumi...

Hello Kitty Travel Toothbrush and Hair brush

Hello Kitty Travel Toothbrush

Hello Kitty Travel Brush


It's convenient for me to have these travel goodies since we go out atleast 2-3 times a week. I love the Hello Kitty Travel toothbrush which consist of a matching toothpaste, toothbrush with a cap, and plastic case, and the 3 in 1 Hair brush consists of a comb, brush and a mirror. Perfect for kids going to school :)

I don't intend to have Hello Kitty Collection but I know my little Patootee would love this.

Much
Anzu’s Mum

♥ ~ ♥ ~ ♥

4.07.2011

I never thought that it's really possible to make good friends online where we can share our thoughts, opinions, and experiences. I already met a lot of bloggers who have been so so good to me.

It's great to have friends from different part of the world as internet made things easier. Now we can easily connect to someone who lives far from us. The world seems to have become a small place because you also get to meet friends from different nationalities.

Anyway, I'd like to share with you the precious gifts I received 2 months ago from a friend who's s0 dear to me. I never expected this but it made our day when I got this from Mr. Postman.

Love from Malaysia --- for me and Azumi ---

Love from Malaysia

What delighted me most was the message in the card and the quotes from the booklet :)

Special card and booklet of friendship quotes

I feel honored to be friends with Haizele, a beautiful Malaysian who lives in Kuala Lumpur with a loving husband and an adorable daughter who's as same age as Azumi. I can't remember when and how exactly we met. BUT I feel so blessed by her friendship, her caring heart, her great love for her family, and her thoughtfulness. I know there are so much more that's why I want to keep this friendship forever. I really hope to meet her someday, maybe we could visit them in her country or vice versa or maybe meet in the Philippines instead. We always dream about that but I'm so sure, we will gonna meet each other soon. It would be  great if our daughters would become best friends, and learn and share their their cultures, language, knowledge and interest.

Thank you for your friendship My dear


I'm actually the one who's THANKFUL  for sharing your friendship with me My dear.. It's my pleasure...



"No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth."


Much love,
Anzu's Mum

4.02.2011

I'm quite not sure the exact term for this kawaii Hello Kitty tool, either sandwich maker or bread cutter.

Nevertheless, I bought this last month at Sanrio but haven't tried it yet. I'm planning to add this in the package that I'm going to send to my dear friend in Malaysia .

Isn't it cute? Kawaii ne ...
Hello Kitty Sandwich Maker / Bread Cutter
Hello Kitty Sandwich Maker / Bread Cutter (¥1,200)
Hello Kitty Sandwich Maker / Bread Cutter

You can make cute and yummy sandwiches with this cute Hello Kitty sandwich maker. Serve with afternoon cup of tea or coffee for adults, and fruit juices for kids

Much
Anzu's Mum

♥ ~ ♥ ~ ♥


4.01.2011

Every morning is a blessing that's why I start the day with a positive intention. I give so much love whenever I prepare meals for my family, making it healthy and (hopefully) delicious.

Azumi's food is always prepared with extra effort to make it nice and cute.  But overall, the preparation is easy, no special instructions nor recipes.. Just make sure there's always fruits for side dish :)

Hope you get a healthy and cute food idea for your kid with this... (more here)

Pikachu Bento Style Breakfast

Pork bits + Peanut Butter Sandwich + Pikachu Kamaboko (pureed fish) + Grapes + Lychee Jelly + Tea




The Happy Little Girl

Making happy and healthy foods for my little girl has become my hobby. I can get a genuine satisfaction through it. It challenges my creativity in presenting it in a cute way that I get a pleasure whenever I see the excitement in Azumi's face when Im about to serve the food to her. It's easy to give our kids healthy food which they actually enjoy eating.
Have a happy meal always...

Love,
Anzu's Mum