Daniella’s Christening Day

So I finally decided to write about Daniella’s christening! It happened on 29th of September and that day could not be any more beautiful to us and our little Daniella. All preparations before the actual Christening were endless. Starting with looking for the venue, taking care of invitations and finishing with slide show preparations (that didn’t work at the end), program planning and our own outfits.

For the Christening venue we picked The Shanghai restaurant in Romford. It perfectly suited us, as it is a cosy place, have nice food and for a reasonable price when booking an event, takes care of all decorations, includes their own DJ and has a karaoke entertainment. We booked our party for 70 people.

In terms of outfits, we decided to all wear bright colours with a little touch of purple. Daniella’s dress we bought in Debenghams for Β£48. We picked the dress ourselves, but it was a present from Edwards cousin Belina (she gave us the money to buy it). Big thanks to her for that.
Luka’s dress we bought in M&S. My dress was from Jane Norman and Edward was wearing Shirts from Zara and trousers from H&M.

To be Daniella’s God Parents we picked Edward’s brother Jim and my sister Jurga. It was also Jim’s birthday that day, so we decided to do a little surprise. Or.. I wish it was a surprise.. Edward wrote To Do list on out white board in the kitchen. One of the tasks was ‘Jim’s surprise birthday cake’. And.. When Jim came over to visit us, he saw this written on the board and surprise was not really surprise no more.. Oh well. At least he didn’t know what kind of cake we were getting for him. Since Jim is in love with Volkswagens and he also drives one, we ordered a cake, that looked pretty much like his car (just the colour was not exactly the way we wanted to be).

So on the day of Daniella’s christening we all woke up early and got ready for the church. At the church all went alright. Daniella didn’t cry, just was over excited and moving, turning, twisting all the time. After the ceremony we made some pictures and went to get ready for the party.

The restaurant looked beautiful. Lovely decorations, balloons, flowers.. So venue was a good choice at the end. Daniella’s Christening cake was present from her Godfather Jim. It looked amazing (and tasty)!

When our guests arrived, we started our mini program, that we prepared with Edward. Firstly we welcomed all the guests (Edward was doing all the talking, as I have a stage fright πŸ˜‰ ). Then Edward sang a song for Daniella – ‘You are so beautiful’ by Joe Cocker. After that we thanked our parents for their support. We bought beautiful flowers for them to show how much we appreciate their input. Then it was Jim’s turn to sing. He is also amazing singer and sang a song ‘I will be here’ by Gary V. After Jim’s song we announced about his birthday, brought his cake out and wished him happy birthday.

After the program we started karaoke. I have to admit that Filipino people are very good singers. I didn’t see any Lithuanians singing though. πŸ™‚

We finished the party with some dances at around 11pm. Was great fun and our princess is real Catholic now. Thanks to all who attended! :)x

12th Month

After one months break I am back to blogging again! Last month was super active for us- christening preparations, work, Daniella’s first birthday… But I missed blogging so much. There was no one day without thinking and feeling guilty for not blogging. So many things to write about. πŸ™‚

So Happy 1st Birthday our little Daniella!

This year has gone extremely fast. Many things had changed. And I have to admit, that I have never been so happy before. My family is everything to me.
One super exciting event happened to us just one day before Daniella’s christening – 28th of September. That day Daniella made her very first steps on her own. However, she is still not too keen on walking independently. Daniella prefers crawling, as it is much faster for her. But sometimes she simply stands up in a middle of the room and slowly walks to the sofa, table or any other object that she has chosen to.

Our princess now loves being in children’s company. She is getting more and more interested of other kids playing around. My sister has 3 years old boy. It is lovely to see Daniella and her cousin playing together.

Daniella can say mama, dada (daddy), bye bye, nana (banana), nom nom…. It’s so sweet to see her more and more involved into everyday life…

Daniella’s sleep has not changed that much. She falls asleep at 9.30pm, wakes up at around 7am. During the day she still sleeps twice. Mornings nap is normally longer than afternoons.

It has become a little bit harder with our little one. She is becoming a bit fussier for food. Prefers sweet tastes over the healthy ones (of course) :). We now give dairy milk every day instead of formula. She seems to like it just as much.

Daniella’s personality is starting to come out now. For example, she is not always happy to be seated in her car seat. She tries hard to keep her back straight, so I would not be able to put her in. Cheeky monkey. πŸ™‚ She also clearly shows when she wants to be picked up, or when she would like to go on the floor. Points with her little finger to the directions in the room, where she would like to be taken!

But she is also so so so sweet. Gives kiss to mummy or daddy when asked (if in a mood), loves hugs, cuddles or daddy”s tickling. Daniella in general is very smiley baby. It is just wonderful to see her cute smile every day…

I have so much to write about. Will tell you about Daniella’s christening in my next story. Also we are off to Egypt this Thursday. So looking forward to that! Our holiday adventures and pictures will be posted here soon! xx


11th Month

Sorry for being late with this post. I simply did not realise that another month has passed. It’s just too quick!!

Oh God, we are 11 months already.. I will certainly miss Daniella being a baby… She is growing into a lovely toddler now.

During her 11th month Daniella changed quite Β bit. She is now a smart cheeky girl, normally very happy, but can turn into a little cute monster if doesn’t get what she wants!

Daniella is now very confident at standing and walking while holding on furniture. She could easily walk on her own if she wanted to. But it seems that old good crawling is a better option for her. Hopefully not for long. πŸ™‚

Daniella’s sleep. Hmmmm. Hard to say. With ups and downs. Goes to sleep at 9pm, wakes up at 6am. I recently realised, that after I her give milk, she would fall back asleep until about 8.30am. Those days are blessed. Otherwise I am forced to make myself awake and get on with my day from 6am. I wouldn’t say that it is thaaat bad, as normally I have to wake up to work at 6.20am, so I am nearly used to it. But still prefer to sleep a bit longer on my days off….

During the day Daniella Β sleeps twice. Morning and afternoon. Day sleeps take around two hours each.

At the beginning of this month I stopped nursing Daniella. We now use Aptamil formula as a replacement. If I will ever have another baby, I will certainly be nursing again! Making formula at early hours or in a middle of the night is so so so annoying!!! Nursing makes it all so much easier!

Daniella still loves eating. We give her pretty much everything we eat. Our baby still only drinks water and milk. When drinking from the bottle she can now hold it properly herself. I’m loving it. πŸ™‚

We didn’t get any new teeth yet. Still six.

One more thing that I realised last month is that when Daniella is on the bed, she is not crawling like crazy to the side of it, risking to fall off. She is now much more careful and whenever she fancies to go down, she turns around, puts her legs down and gets herself on the floor! Even though I never leave Daniella on the bed by herself, still watching her closely, she is still such a baby to me…

In general it was an active month for us. Daniella is more and more interested in what’s happening in the world. wants to touch things, to taste everything. It’s funny to see her playing with our new Bichon Frise puppy Salsa. They are so alike doing things together. πŸ™‚

Daniella does not pull pets hairs no more. Plays nicely with them. Strokes and cuddles.

September will be another busy month for us, as it’s Daniella christening this month. I cannot believe, that my next update will be on her first birthday… Knowing it makes me feel emotional.xxx



Bed Head Tigi Re-Energize – My Favourite!

I certainly have to share one of my recent finds that I am so happy with! I was looking for something like this for so long! It’s my new Bed Head Tigi shampoo and conditioner. I bought it in TK Max, price was 12.99 per bottle (750ml).

My hair recently looked very tired- not shiny no more, pretty dry… Badly needed some treat… I was trying all different kind of shampoos, but nothing seemed to make any difference. I heard about Bed Head shampoo before. I knew a lot of hairdressers using it, so I decided to give it a go. Yes, it is pretty pricy, but bottles are big, so hopefully it will last for longer.

After the first trial I could already see the difference on my hair. Much more shinier, healthier looking, and smelling niceeee!!!!

And now, after using this for a while, I can only say good things about this shampoo. Mine is Bed Head Tigi Re-Energize – for normal hair that needs a daily pick-me-up. Worth the price. Certainly recommending this. Give it a go. πŸ™‚

You can also purchase this online.