RJ’s New Toy

RJ is already eight years old but still she loves toys. She was hooked into molding clays when she was 4 to 5 years old, then to Barbie when she was 6 and 7 years old. Now, she loves playing monopoly with her friends.
playing monopoly
She is also back to molding clays. She has Play-Doh ice cream maker, then just two weeks ago we bought this Play-Doh burger maker.
burger maker
our daughterclay
Would you believe, the money we used to buy this toy is from RJ’s own savings? She saved P650 ($14) from her baon since June. Hubby just added P150 so RJ can have this. We are so happy and proud that our girl knows the value of money and can already save for something she wants. Yes we can buy this toy for her, but we want her to experience and know the feeling of buying things from her own savings. After buying this toy she told me, “Mommy, ang sarap pala ng feeling (it feels good). I will save again because I want to buy new cellphone. The one with camera.” Waaah!RJ’s favorite gadget aside from her cellphone is our PC. Unlike before wherein she was using it for the games, she now uses it because of You Tube. She is searching for her favorite songs and MTVs on You Tube. I am so amazed how hi-tech children are these days.


RJ’s 8th Birthday

The picture below was taken inside the operating room eight years ago when I gave birth to RJ via caesarean section. It was an induced labor for 25 long hours and you cannot imagine the pain I went through. I thought I would die and won’t be able to see my baby. When I saw her I cried, tears of joy and relief.
This one was taken inside my hospital room. The proud parents while waiting for RJ to be roomed-in. Rhonnel and I were both excited. I hate it every time Rhonnel went to the nursery to see RJ while I was left in the room.
It was RJ’s 8th birthday yesterday, the reason why I was absent in the blogosphere the whole day yesterday. She hates it when I am blogging. I don’t know why. Maybe because she cannot play in the computer or maybe because I cannot give her my full attention or maybe both. So to make her happy on her special day I let her play her favorite computer games while I was attending to her needs.
We will celebrate her birthday tomorrow at my in-laws’ house so I just cooked pancit and bought her a little cake yesterday. Our gift really made her day. She asked for it and we promised to give it on her birthday, an original Philippine Edition Monopoly; an addition to her scrabble and snakes and ladders.
So more or less you already know what we did last night before hitting the sack, we played monopoly!