It’s already JULY! @_@ 3 months to go before another milestone in my panganay’s life (& mine!). She’s turning LEGAL.. oh noooooooooo!
WINGS! Little by little I am allowing her to test her wings. It’s really hard for a worrywart mom like me, but I know the time is coming that I have to slowly let her be independent. I’m letting her have choices, starting with her debut preparations. I’m just the financier/driver/alalay -everything else I leave to her, with a little guidance & helpful reminders here & there.
Yesterday, we went to her invitation printer –CARDPRINTS. She found a style that she liked, and I’m happy to see that she makes quick, solid decisions. She doesn’t dilly-dally & is no-nonsense and firm with her choices -she knows what she wants & goes for it with perfect clarity & authority.
|Going with the oriental theme of Salon de Ning.
An invitation like this costs between 150-200 php/pc. depending on the level of personalization.
These are the paper, embossing detail, and color that she has chosen.
|Happy with her choices -I’m very glad! <3
I love my ate soooo much!
|I slowly start letting her deal with everything. Baby steps for me ;)|
She has yet to email the words for the invitation & finalize her 18 special people, but we have at least set the event wheels in motion. She doesn’t want the traditional 18 roses/18 wishes. So she is combining girls/boys in her VIP-18, only those who are truly closest to her & have remained constant throughout the years.
Her 18 V.I.P.s
|First Dance-Dad, Last Dance-Jonah
Dance: Quin, Migie, Justin, Jaime & Jino, Matthew & Mark, Ramy, Bent
Wishes: Jena, Denise, Jaymee, Isabella, Daniella, Jasmine & Angela, Noe, Kitkat, Mendi
Had dinner at P.F. Chang’s..
|The special sauces|
|We had an early dinner. Lots of empty seats.|
|Sigh.. cellphone moments! :(
Busy busy bees!
|Mango Cream for dessert 185 php
2 bites each of tangy, mango creamy goodness! <3
Then had coffee at a new korean coffee shop called Holly’s..
|I was surprised to find Holly’s as pleasant & as sosi as Starbucks with plush seats & roomy interior.
They only had 1 server though, who as pleasant & helpful as he was,
just couldn’t handle EVERYTHING by his lone self.
Note to manager. Help needed! @_@
|They have a wonderful assortment of pasties, cakes & sandwiches.|
|Loved the wood & brick theme throughout.|
|The girls loved their regular-sized caramel drinks called HOLLYCINO
(instead of frappucino!)
150 php each
Except for my regular-sized hot americano which was 110 php
|Perked them up a bit, they still have TONS of homework to do when we get home.
Poor babies! :((
|My red velvet cake.
Bitin ako sa dessert as we ALL shared PFC’s 4-pc mango cream haha!
The kids are so busy with school & homework & extra curricular activities that I have to steal bits & moments whenever I can to sneak in ate’s debut preparations. Sigh.
And add to the stress of the day.. SOMEONE “LOST” OUR PARKING TICKET & I got all the blame when THIS PERSON had it pala all along. I’m not saying who.. Name starts with a “J” and ends with an “O”.! ;P