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My Boys and their Toys.

My husband was feeling rich the moment February kicked in (take note of the keyword 'feeling', lol), and was very generous with this month's budget. On top of the usual monthly allowance, he sent some extra cash as a shopping spree budget for Yue and I. (How awesome is that?!)

Now my husband specifically instructed me to buy the biggest Transformers toy available at SM. He originally planned to buy the Optimus Prime and Bumblebee action figures which he saw at E-mart, only to find them sold out when he returned to the store the next day.

And so last week, I did what I was told - I took Yue out for some toy shopping.

On Yue: Just Tees statement shirt from SM, Hoodie and Pants set by Duck & Dodge / Marks & Spencer, Spiderman sneakers by Reebok.
He couldn't contain his excitement when I told him we're buying new toys, and he can choose whatever toy he wants. (I told him this because I know he's gonna go after the Transformers, anyway.)

Notice our green and brown outfits?
We wear matching colors each time we go out. :)

So off to the mall, Yue and I, where we even bumped into Icar and Ceana at Mc Donald's. They actually ordered for take-out, but ended up dining-in with us. Our impromptu meet-up gave us a chance to talk about the latest stories and happenings. The kids got to do some bonding as well.

Ceana looking intently.
Yue happy to see Ceana.

With our late lunch over and done with, mother and daughter headed home while the rugrat and I headed to the department store. Yue dashed towards this area of the toy section.

One happy camper.
He knew exactly what he was looking for.

I got you now, Optimus Prime!
He even held it up for everybody to see, lol.

And the winner is... YUE!
That Optimus Prime wasn't exactly the size we wanted (or his Dad wanted), though. The Optimus Prime we had in mind was no longer in stock and they only had Bumblebee available in the biggest size. I asked Yue if he wanted Bumblebee, but he refused. "Meron na ako nung Christmas diba po?" (I already have one from last Christmas, right?") he reminded me.

So I told him to look around and see if there's anything else he wanted. I laughed so hard when I saw him trying this on.
I'm glad he didn't insist on buying this. I don't like buying toys that don't have much purpose or spark a lot of creativity. Yue ended up rummaging through the items in the Ben10 area, and I even had to convince him NOT to get another Omnitrix (he already has five different versions) or another Benjamin Tennyson (too many to count). After almost thirty minutes of sorting through the aliens, he settled for Ultimate Humongasaur. And some cookies. And a sticker book. And some drawing pads.

Yue's loot!
For a self-confessed shopaholic, I actually left the department store without buying anything for myself. I was contented withYue's beaming eyes and ear-to-ear smile.

And besides, I already got my Valentines gift in advance.

Simply Vera by Vera Wang.
Seems like my husband, who usually beats (sometimes even misses) the Valentines Day buzzer, has turned over a new leaf. Impressive!

If Yue was elated with his loot, I, on the other hand, am smitten with this gift. :)

Sharing with 366, Happiness Is, Color ConnectionPink Friday, Pink Saturday, PhotoStory Friday, InstaFriday, and Toy Stories.

37 replies:

Anonymous said...

He is precious. You look really pretty in the photos also. It looks like it was a lot of fun going toy shopping.

Searching For Simplicity said...

That sounds like SO much fun!

I♥am♥gie said...

haha Mommy Icar pala is from San Pablo too? I know here from my other group. :) looks like you guys had a blast picking toys :) one floor down is Watsons, sana naggrab and go ka ng kahit ano. lol :D

Marie said...

ang ganda nong Valentines Gift mo ate! :)

Visiting from Happiness Is... ♥

rona said...

Wow! You all got your gifts! Everybody happy! Happiness indeed!

Dropping by from Happiness is..


Tetcha said...

Shopping galore for Yue and a lovely pink watch for Mommy! Who wouldn't be happy with these early Valentine gifts?

Jessica said...

awww! both Mommy and son are spoiled by Daddy :-) great choices of toys Yue and you are so adorable. Visiting from #41 of BPC, hope that you can return the visit too.

Pepper said...

I love the watch!

anne said...

When me and my kids go out, I always got nothing but its okay as long as they are happy with what they bought visiting from Happiness. Mine is up and its here thanks My Little Home

cassandrasminicorner said...

Like your pink watch sis.. Nice and swerte naman ni kiddo kasi he would get what toys he want:)

Visiting for #41 BPC! Hope you can stop by:)

Unknown said...

great bonding too mommy, going shopping together! parang kami ng anak ko :))

love the watch :)

J.Rylie.C said...

How delightful! Mommy does not want to shop for tys but I understand because we have so many already. Your son is very cute Tita. Thanks for joining Color Connection.

byn always said...

How absolutely sweet and precious! I love being able to take my kids shopping. It happens SO rarely that we have money for it, but I love doing it and they're always so appreciative.

You and your son are gorgeous, btw!:)

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

Sooooooooooooooo much fun!!!

KM said...

woohoo for your new loots ^^

my husband says, "a happy wife means a happy household." and then, he would often tease me that our household won't go to sleep until i get whatever it is that i'm pouting or tantrum-ing about. lol.

i love the idea of matching clothes when going out. it's a smart way to identify the kid with the mom ;)

thanks again for joining Happiness Is. see you next week for another round of happy posts ;)

mommy Orkid Belle said...

Oh how nice! I love that watch too. Your young man sure looks happy and excited over his new toys. How fun! Visiting via BPC.

Adin B

Momgen said...

He looks cute! From PF!

""rarejonRez"" said...

Toy shopping is always divine for little ones! Your son's beaming smile showed he had a grand time! :D What a February start! :)

Love the new watch, too! Yay! :)

BPC visit here!

Gayle Sabiano said...

Winner ang gift mo sis! Bumawi si hubby di ba?! hehe! Visiting from PF :)

Bless said...

Nice bonding time with the big boy :-) He sure is very happy having a new toy. Visiting for BPC!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Ang cute, kakagigil. Half Korean ba anak mo sis?

Travels and Wandering is one of our happiness.

Emzkie said...

ang cute cute naman ng baby boy mo! ang saya nya ha na binilhan ng laruan. at ang ganda ng relo ni mommy. sweet sweet naman ni hubby. woot!

visiting pink!! here is my share

Czjai said...

Thanks everyone! Returned the love on your blogs. :)

KRIZZA said...

I've enjoyed reading your post and looking at those pictures of your son. He's so adorable. A real handsome "little man".

Visiting u from happiness is...
and Color Connection, as well

Hugs to u!

Momgen said...

So fun and he is cute too. From PF!

Tamar SB said...

He is too cute! What a special day! And your new watch is super cute!

PL said...

wow!!! you are one lucky girl..hehehe... love the watch... BPC 41 visit here. here's mine:

""rarejonRez"" said...

Can't get enough of that little guy's grin! So cute and charming!

Visiting back here for Pink Fridays! I can't stop myself from liking your new pink watch! So girlie! :)

Gift Set
For Him and Her
Pink Blooms '10

Holly said...

Adorable You and your son are so cute! I also really love your pink watch! :)

Jessica said...

love your pink watch Sis :-)Visiting from Pink Fridays, hope that you can return the visit too.

Prettymom said...

Yue looks like he had fun buying toys, my son got an uptimus as Christmas gift, i was about to buy the bumble bee last christmas but its not avaialable to we end up buying hot wheels, btw, visiting for Pink Fridays, i hope you can return the visit at

see you around!!!!

Emzkie said...

visiting back! and this time from #41 of BPC

cassandrasminicorner said...

I'm back again for Pink Friday..

Hope you can stop by:)

Jessica said...

great toys of your boys Sis :-) Visiting this time from Happiness is...hope that you can return the visit too.

Mommy Jes said...

WOW!! SHopping!! :) He looks so excited! and your matching outfits is cool! I am doing it too with my kids matching matching lagi ehehheh :) anyway thanks for visiting and sharing :)

Unknown said...

handsome little guy :) nice transformers toys. Sharing to you My Happiness is...#6.

Redlane Geraine said...

Your little boys is so handsome with his smile. cute! sarap mag shopping especially if you're shopping for the kids. late visit here for happiness is.