To Eat or not to Eat – Walt’s Cafe

We arrived Hongkong Disneyland Hotel at 7pm.  We ordered in food for the kids, let them rest and clean up.  Rick and I were planning to go to Citygate Mall to get some supplies and eat there but we were told by the time we’d get there, the mall would be closed.  So we ended up eating dinner at Walt’s Cafe at the hotel.

A bit pricey but thank God the food was good.  Rick had a burger and I had pasta.  We were just too tired and would eat anything!

Dinner at 9pm

They served their softdrinks in a tiny karaf.  Maybe so that we don’t see it comes from 3/4 of a can or a big coke bottle and cover up for the pricey glass of coke!

The small karaf looks something like this. Where they put the coke in. It's just about 5 inches tall! But then it works and gives an impression the drink is expensive 🙂

We also ate lunch here with the kids during our last day.  They had Hainanese Chicken set menu which they said tasted yummy.

To save time and energy, we would recommend this restaurant when staying at Disneyland Hotel but if you had more time and energy to spend, there are cheaper options at the park.

Packing for a 3 day trip with 2 toddlers

We recently took a vacation for 3 days.  It was my first time to pack for 2 toddlers.  I started packing 4 days in advance little by little so that I didn’t end up forgetting anything and making it stress free.  So everyday whatever I’d remember to bring, I’d set aside and put in the luggage.

I set aside 2 medium sized luggages thinking that was enough for 3 adults and 2 kids.  Also had 2 hand carry totes for food and the other for toys.

But in the end, I still threw in  a hand-carry luggage for everything to fit.

One of the bigger bags had the kids’ clothes, fresh milk, diapers,and shoes.  And it was full!

2nd medium sized luggage had clothes and toiletries for 2 adults and the kids’ princess gowns!

Then the 3rd hand carry sized luggage had Rick’s clothes.  It was only half filled so we had a little space left for taking home some “pasalubong”.

Here's what was inside the 2 medium sized luggages we brought.
2 hand carry totes that were hung on the 2 strollers. Water, Milk, Extra Clothes, wipes, bibs for eating, snacks, and Toys (coloring books, crayons, blocks, etc.) to keep the kids behaved during the flight.

For some weird reason, I still ended up packing at 3am.  I don’t know why, but it happens to me ALL THE TIME!  No matter how early I pack, I end up sleeping late the night before our flight.  Weird.

But for sure, if you’re packing for 2 toddlers, it would be twice as much and heavy as your own.

We made sure to bring medicines (for fever, cough, colds, nebules, allergy, vitamins), a portable nebulizer, blanket & pillow cases for the kids (might be allergic to down pillows) and their own small pillows for naps on the plane and stroller.

So you can really imagine how much stuff two little kids would need on a short trip!  But then again, everything was worth it 🙂

 

Happy packing on your summer vacation!

 

Midnight Snack

While Rick was having a few drinks with his friend at Chili’s, I had my own version of relaxing.

Getting my midnight snack while listening to their conversation.

I was happy just drinking my decaf latte and eating my Chocolate Belgian Waffle.  

Nothing to think about just eating and drinking my way through the night.  Comfort Food!  Try it!

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Easter Egg Hunt 2012

Ok, so here’s what happened during our own little Easter Egg Hunt at home.

First, it was the kids who’d look for plastic eggs around the living room.  Chesca being older, found more eggs.  But she was kind enough to share everything with her little sister.  Lexi, being a copycat, would just follow Chesca wherever she went.  So we just had to keep telling Lexi to go to a different corner to look for eggs.  She was able to get 1 big egg and 2 little eggs on her own 🙂

They were wearing their Princess Belle costumes during the egg hunt.  They said they didn’t want to be a rat and a tiger this year (which was what they wore last year at Edsa Shangrila Egg Hunt).

And let the Hunt Begin!
Checking their loot!

After the kids, it was the turn of our helpers to go around the living and dining rooms to look for their colored easter envelopes.  This turned out to be so much fun too.  They were really into it and you can really see big smiles on their faces.  Two of them got 7 envelopes each and the other two got 3 envelopes each.

Yaya's turn! I hid one of the envelopes within the flowers. Check out the zoomed in picture of the orange envelope 🙂
Laughing their hearts out as they continue looking for those colored envelopes.

It was a fun early Easter Sunday afternoon.  We will definitely do something like this again next year!

How was your Easter Egg Hunt with your kids?

Hope you had as much fun as we did!

Enjoy the rest of your Easter!!!

Happy Easter Toddlers!

I’ve been contemplating whether I’d take the kids to Easter egg hunts in hotels or malls this year. But then I remembered our experience last year when I took them to the Easter egg hunt in Edsa Shangri-La Hotel. There were A LOT of kids! The entire Isla ballroom was packed! Then come easter egg hunt time, it was just crazy. Kids and parents were shoving each other. So I decided not to do that this year.  But don’t get me wrong, it was an experience for them to be exposed to that setup as well as dress up in animal costumes as that was the hotel’s theme.  But 300-400 kids was just too big of a crowd for my toddlers.

I also considered the egg hunt in Podium but when I found out yesterday that there were 200 kids, I was more decided to make one of our own and not go through the same experience last year 🙂

Why?

1. My kids won’t be shoved from one side to the other. Given that they are helpless compared to the bigger kids.

2. I have control of what the prizes are. Meaning I’m sure they’ll love the prizes in each egg.

3. I’m sure they’ll get more than 1 egg! (Chesca only got 1 egg from last year and Lexi none!)

4. Saves a ton of money!

5. Less stress 🙂  I don’t have to help them look for eggs!

So there you have it, gives me more reason to have a simple Easter egg hunt just for us.

What did I do, you ask?

I got some of the kids' plastic eggs and put their favorite things inside. Marshmallows and Oreos inside the big eggs. M&M's, Skittles, and stickers inside the small eggs.

I also included our nannies and helpers in the hunt and prepared a little something for them. I put several 20 peso bills in colored makeshift envelopes.  I will hide them after the kids’ egg hunt and let them have their own Easter egg hunt.  A little something to de-stress, relax, and enjoy as well.

My kids are very easy to please and just with these simple items, they'll have a blast! The picture on the right are colored index cards I cut in half and made into Easter envelopes to put the 20 peso bills.
Time to hide the egss!

I’ll keep you posted on the turn out of our little “make-our-own” Easter egg hunt experience.

Gotta go and hide the eggs while the kids are eating lunch.

What are you doing this Easter?  Maybe you can do one of your own egg hunts as well!

Happy Easter!