Naked cake. But really it's just a carrot cake that ran out of cream cheese frosting. 🤣A collab work with ate E yesterday. She mixed the ingredients while placed the batter into the oven. Was not able to take photos because too much multitasking, I cannot add on anymore. 😅 #homemade#bakingwithEisley#carrotnakedcake#homelife#sensory
Can't get enough of this flower! Picked another bunch on our way home from the grocery store. It is a type of jasmine, a crape Jasmine specifically. Its common name is the Moonbeam, how lovely! We also picked other nature treasures on the way home. Ate E has a collection of dried leaves, stones and twigs. #nature treasures #pickedflowers#moonbeam#jasmine#sundaytreats#darwincity#homelife
Ate E's visual diary Volume 7. (It's her 7th book of drawings since we arrived here. We left 4 big folders of loose papers and 4 small sketchbooks back in Cebu 😄)
This is how she specifically describes each drawing:
1. An interior sketch of our house, the kitchen in particular, there's the stove and the oven, the sink, there's papa's phone, the clock, a chair and a table with a vase of flowers and bananas.
2. Ate E surfing in her swim suit of course mama is at the beach watching her.
3. Ate E scuba diving with an octopus, at first I thought it was a jellyfish and she corrected me. "No mama it's an octopus! Like this one (pointing on the map)."
4. The blue whale, the great white shark, the albatross (yes she knows the albatross!), penguin, jellyfish, a koala, a tiger and there's a compass!
5. A stormy day with lightning and loud thunder sounds! (Influenced from the recently bought mini books).
Sensitive period for Language! Yes, language, through art expression. There are several ways we can initially support this, as simple as naming everyday objects, through reading books, playing music, creating art and eventually with the use of nomenclature cards to name objects. As I have read, Art represents another important area of symbolic language and self-expression to introduce to the child or baby. To recognize the possibilities of a child conveying her thoughts even before writing is through drawing. Art has always been a part of communication ever since. Cave drawings by early humans and the first written language were depicted through symbols and drawings. What better way to support this sensitive period for a child who loves to draw!
In our tiny house, we managed to put up a little art corner /table with a desk organizer where my 4-year old can easily access her art materials, and beside it are her movable alphabets and her reference books. She loves this corner and spends most of her time (specially this rainy season) drawing and making crafts.
Preparing a birthday card because Nanay's (Grandma's) birthday is drawing near. I asked her what she wanted to write. "Dear Nanay, Happy birthday!", she said. Then asked her again if there's anything else she'd like her to know. Then she told me, "Thank you, then... I miss you and sorry". Took a scratch paper and wrote it down for her to copy. Then she embellished the card and the envelope with sparkly shapes and stuck both the decorative stamp that looks like nanay and the mailing stamp. 😄 Ecstatic to visit the post office tomorrow. #snailmail#thepostoffice#nanaysbirthday#birthdaycard#mailitforward
After a dreadful week of fever and medicines we are finally out for an afternoon stroll again! Hurray! And look who got a glittery pink and purple bike?! (Her choice! We wanted to buy her the balance bike or a neutral colored vintage bike but nope she likes that one! 😓). She always try the display bikes countless times every time we go to the mall. We have been planning to buy her one as a Christmas present but since last week was very tough for her, we decided to give it earlier. #nomorebigpresents#Eisleysbike#nomorefever#saturdays#emptyparkinglots#carpark#theparkinglotisourplayground