This August has been busy month for me and hubs and also lots of birthdays! I wanted to make a birthday post for those relatives and friends who are celebrating (about 20 celebrants) including mama-in-law this August earlier this month but then I failed to do so. Work has been so hectic and other matters along with it. Many special people close to my heart celebrated with me this August despite our distance. To name a few I'll start with my dear brother (aug.2), my older bro who treats me so dear and depends on me for many things most especially taking care of his precious baby Elisse. If you guys remember my birthday post he's the one who gave me that iphone. It's funny that between the two of us I tend to scold him more with a lot of things like I'm older than him. I guess I'm just more strict than him.

...bro & his baby Elisse...

I also have a very dear friend whom I treat as my sister who happens to be a 15th celebrant like me. We always try to celebrate our birthdays yearly with group of friends (HS buddies) considering it as a reunion or get together at the same time. I make sure I set up a date yearly so we could all meet like the event organizer. It wasn't easy because we were in different courses but at least in the same university and later on everybody's working or doing extended school studies for Bar exam and all.

This post won't be complete if I don't mention this very special girl celebrant none other than my favorite niece Elisse whom I treated as my own daughter. Her birthday coincides with ablogger friend Mariuca (aug29). I called my family yesterday to greet Elisse too bad she wasn't in the mood to talk. Bro said she's missed her nap on their travel thus throwing tantrums. Hmp, if he didn't set up that TV in the car then she could've taken that nappy and talked to poor auntie! What I know is that they were heading to the Manila Ocean Park (aquarium) for her birthday treat. How I wish me and hubs can be with them =(

I might have not mentioned everybody's name here but that doesn't mean I forgot who they are. For some reason while writing this I thought of them...and realized that I'm longing to see or hear from then again soon. The sentimental bug might have bitten me! hehehe!

Lastly, to reveal my very special gift this year.... you may also click here to know more, I have prepared a special blog just for this =) Isn't this the best gift of all?

Before I end this post I want to greet everybody again Happy Birthday! Also I want to ask all my blogger friends here for your birthday only if you willingly want to share it so I can have it jotted down in my datebook calendar. I love taking note of birthdays that's why a friend branded me as "the girl who always greets on birthdays" =P If ever you don't feel comfortable leaving your birthday in the comment you may also email it to me. =) Thanks!!!

Busy August...do you agree?

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71 Responses
  1. Sounds like you had a busy August. Congratulations on the new baby!

  2. Ayie Says:


    Indeed! Thank you! I truly appreciate your greeting!

    happy monday!

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Congratulation on the new baby! How exciting! Well, thanks for asking :-) my birthday is 8/17, and my daughter 8/04 also. I had a very busy August, too..

  4. Such a blessed news!Congratulations my sweet friend!
    Beautiful homage you did in your post for your family and friends, including the special Elise ( she is adorable and growing up so fast! ).
    God bless you

  5. Ayie Says:

    Icy BC,

    Thanks!!! Belated birthday greetings to you and your daughter! No wonder you had a busy August too =)

  6. Ayie Says:


    Elisse is growing up so fast and I'm missing such precious times with her. Thanks for all your wonderful compliments and most especially for the baby =)

    Take care!

  7. Mariuca Says:

    Ayie!!! Congrats sweetie!!! You're expecting? :):):)

  8. Mariuca Says:

    You and hubby must be ecstatic oh wow, I'm so happy for u! :)

  9. Mariuca Says:

    Happy birthday to cutie pie Elisse again! I love the pic of her in the pool, she's so cute! :)

  10. Mariuca Says:

    And thank you for the mention, I received ur birthday card a little after midnight, thanks so much dearie, I love it! :)

  11. Ayie Says:


    Finally...YES!!!! =D

    Thanks so much! We decided to spill the secret when we had the ultrasound and all medical matters ready. So hard to keep it hush hush all these months! I've been itching to blog about it! lol

  12. Ayie Says:

    Same here, I love that pic of Elisse so so cute! Btw, how was your bday celeb? I'm glad you love my simple greeting =)

  13. Tekkaus Says:

    Awww.....Elisse is so cute. Happy Birthday Ellise. =)

  14. Tekkaus Says:

    Congrates to Ayie and your hubs! Woohooo! Nice Ultrasound picture. I wish I can have my babies soon too. LOL ;D

  15. Tekkaus Says:

    You even have a babyblog! I'm going there right now. =)

  16. Ayie Says:


    Good morning to you!!!

    Thanks in behalf of Elisse =)

  17. Ayie Says:

    I had to edit the ultrasound image in photoshop to at least highlight the baby's form so no confusion =) can you see clear?

    Thanks so much! I also wish you the best for your future babies.

    My bestfriend suggested I make a blog and even gave me the title, after some thought I worked on it right away. At least through that blog we can be closely updated with each other. Thanks for checking it out, you'll be my first guest there. =)

  18. awww, elisse is such a doll. she certainly looks cute in the pool.

  19. so you're expecting baby no. 1? congrats Ayie. that's good news indeed and i'm so happy for you. hugs and lots of love. :)

  20. levian Says:

    you sure had a pretty hectic august!
    is it time that things finally gonna settle down a little for you to take some rest?
    or for the sake of the coming baby, maybe you should. ;)
    congratulation! :D

  21. Ayie Says:


    I love iy when she smiles that way, so cute and naughty. That's why whenever I see your posts about your adorable little girl, I get reminded of Elisse.

    Yup, baby #1 =) Thanks so much! hugs and love to you too =) I hope you can give me tips or advice as I go through my pregnancy and with kids in time =)

    Good morning to you!!

  22. Ayie Says:


    Don't worry Levian, I'm also trying to take care of myself for the baby. Since we confirmed the whole pregnancy thing after the ultrasound I made sure I lessen down the stress and try to keep things cools as much as I can. I'll remember your words so I can slow down when things get so busy. Thank you!!

  23. hi Ayie.

    Busy August? It is surely is. For the upcoming two months, I will be extremely busy too. Sometimes, I do not have time to blog except during lunch time or after office hours. Hahaha.

    My niece celebrated her 7th birthday last week. We bought her a nice necklace. I know that kids really love birthday because they can get lots of gifts. My birthday will be in october. Will you give me a gift? hahaha just kiddo!

    OKey yeah...c ya again! Bye!

  24. lina Says:

    Elisse is so cute! :)

    Ayie, congrats on the good (no Great) news. :)

  25. Ayie Says:


    Very busy! I still have time to blog in my case since I am freelance and I work in the comfort of my home.

    Your bday's just a month away =)

  26. Carver Says:

    Congratulations on expecting a baby. That's so exciting. Great post and photos.

  27. betchai Says:

    oh ayie, i am so happy for you! wow! you too me by surprise, and am filled with gladness and excitement for you. i wish you well ayie, and will include you in prayers to have a healthy and smooth pregnancy, for you and your baby.

  28. ladyviral Says:

    Yep busy August indeed. My is normal... nothing much, nothing less :P.

    So many birthdays in August. No wonder you're busy hehee...

    Wow you're going to be a mother! Congratulations, Ayie.

  29. Mummy Gwen Says:

    Woohoo...I was right!!!! Congratulations, Ganda! This is the best news ever. Take good care of yourself, dear. No wonder all these emotional sentiments were oozing out..haha..family and friends are very important especially when you are far away from them.

  30. fufu Says:

    wow... congrats!!! you gotta take more rest then...(way to early?) anyway all the best my friend... btw mine is 22/03

  31. J.H Says:

    wow, new baby! we are so excited for you. That's must be one of the greatest and most meaningful birthday gift (another cousin?!?!? haha).

  32. Bengbeng Says:


  33. Monica Says:

    Hi Ayie I'm here! ;)

  34. Monica Says:

    wait, you're expecting!!!!! OMG I'm so excited for you sweetie *HUGS*

  35. Monica Says:

    Congrats to you and yr hubby! YAY ;)

  36. Ayie Says:

    Yes Mon, thanks for all the wishes and prayers before. *hugs*

  37. Monica Says:

    love the pic of beautiful Elisse! *mwuah*

  38. Ayie Says:

    Elisse seems to be the favorite here Mon! hehe cutie!

  39. Monica Says:

    May God shower you with more blessings than you can count Ayie! *hugs*
    oh btw, my b'day - 28 Jan ;)

  40. Ayie Says:


    I wish my baby will be as cute as elisse! hehehe

    Thanks, thanks! It's indeed a great news!

  41. Ayie Says:


    Since you're a mom...I'll be asking you for advices! =P

  42. Ayie Says:

    Carver, Thanks so much! Yes, we're so excited for our first baby ever!

  43. Ayie Says:


    You know what, I've been itching to tell you in our emails but I had to be hush hush about it. It was hard! We also wish and pray for all those you mentioned. Thanks so much!

  44. Ayie Says:


    My time has finally come to have my own, hehehe! August was definitely busy but very exciting month for us. Baby confirmation finally happened! Thanks!

  45. Ayie Says:


    Thanks so much, we truly appreciate all! Btw your bday is our anniv when we became bf-gf =D

  46. Ayie Says:

    Mummy Sexy,

    Your right with those sentiments stuffs. I want my mom here with me coz she'll understand me best. Yes, I'll definitely take care of myself, baby has to be healthy and in best shape. Thanks so much! Expect me to bug you for advices in time! hehehe

    btw, your guess was right and I commented back there that if you were to join a contest you'll likely to win! +D

  47. Ayie Says:


    Thanks fufu! Yes more rest...plenty actually is needed. Now i have to balance my work and rest time. Thanks for dropping your bday too.

  48. Ayie Says:


    finally Elisse will have a cousin! Thanks so much! Any tips and advice for me?

  49. Monica Says:

    really? wow it's a special day for u and for me! :-D

  50. Ayie Says:

    Yes Mon, special dates for us!

  51. Ayie Says:

    Thank you everybody for your greetings and your visit!

  52. levian Says:

    i was imagining your excitement when reading the post again,
    you having the ultrasound with your hubs standing right beside.
    it must be such a thrilling experience. :D

  53. Mummy Gwen Says:

    No prob ganda..bug me anytime. :P

  54. Congratulation on the ultrasound :) A very Happy WW indeed.

  55. rainfield61 Says:

    Busy and hectic, you are sticking out your tongue. lol.

  56. [SK] Says:

    oh my, CONGRATULATIONS on the baby!! guess it's not only August you are busy, you'll be busy all the way with your own kids (for the rest of your life).. hehe!! great news to share~~ :)

  57. Ayie Says:


    I should've brought the camera with me coz I wasn't the one so fascinated at some point. it was my husband! After I've seen baby moving and all from the ultrasound, I then looked at him and he had this pasted big big smile. He's very vry happy. I am too of course.

  58. Ayie Says:

    Mummy Gwen,

    Thanks for the go call! I will and be ready! hahaha

  59. Ayie Says:

    Sukhmandir Kaur,

    This ultrasound could've been a really good WW post +) Thank you so much!

  60. Ayie Says:


    Sometimes there are really very busy days =) nothing can be done to avoid it.

  61. Ayie Says:


    Thanks! That's a different kind of busy and I will love that for sure. Hahaha only one for now.

  62. Lauren Wayne Says:

    I just needed to say that Elisse is soooo cute. And so is your new baby, from what I can see! :)

  63. Ayie Says:

    Hobo Mama,

    She is so cute, I agree! Aww your so sweet, thanks for complimenting my baby as early as now =)

  64. levian Says:

    now who would have thought your hubs was more excited than you, the mommy!
    we could never tell until the time has come.
    you are a very, very lucky wife, ayie. ;)

  65. Pete Says:

    Congrats Ayie! New baby on the way......yohoooo!

  66. Ayie Says:


    Indeed i'm lucky to be this blessed =)

  67. Ayie Says:


    Thanks Pete! I wanted to share the news that's why I really told you to come by =P

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