I am constantly trying to look for fun activities Bryce can do to keep his computer time to a minimum. His cousins are not usually around so he often ends up playing by himself. Despite his numerous toys, he still opts to play interactive games in the computer or watch videos in YouTube. (Since he already knows how to spell, he now searches for Angry Birds, Play Doh and Peppa Pig videos and can watch for hours!) I know it is not healthy to spend hours in front of the computer, but since I work at home and am constantly on Kenya’s call, I have no choice but to let him entertain himself with the computer.
So I was really grateful when my whole family was invited to the Monde Summer Mamon-It-Yourself event held at Yardstick in Makati last Saturday, April 5. Even though it took us two hours just to get to Makati from Quezon City, I was glad to make it to the event and so was the whole family (I don’t know about Kenya, though. Hehe). The event gave me lots of ideas on how my husband and me can spend more fun time with Bryce.
I love baking and Bryce is always eager to help out but his enthusiasm ends when I turn on the oven to bake the goodies. When it is time for the fun part—decorating or adding the toppings, he already lost interest and had found another activity he thought is fun enough. With Mamon-It-Yourself, he can do everything to his heart’s content, from start to finish.
Normally, I prefer to make things from scratch especially when it comes to baked goodies. I want to be sure of that only the best and freshest ingredients are used. However, with the birth of our second child, I rarely have time to bake. The good thing is Monde Special Mamon uses only fresh and premium ingredients, real fresh eggs, imported wheat flour and milk, and is baked to baked to be delicious and healthy. Now, I can make snacks and desserts again for the family without compromising the quality, and of course, include Bryce in the preparation too!
Using Monde’s Special Mamon and a variety of spreads and toppings (like peanut butter, coco jam, nuts, candy sprinkles, choco chips, corn flakes, etc.) he can create his own unique snack and practice creativity as well. It’s a fun weekend family activity that even dads who aren’t too keen on baking, can enjoy (like my husband! Haha!)
It was our first time to use frosting piping and look what a beautiful mess we have created! See that cookie tower with an orange smiley? That’s my hubby’s creation. So proud of him! And look what Bryce did for me–Monde choco-filled mamon with blue frosting and candy sprinkles! Yummy! Thank you, Bryce!
We were asked to create six “masterpieces” and I was only able to do one because I had to feed Kenya. The other 5 were Bryce’s and Daddy’s. I’m not quite proud of my spiky green and orange frosting but Kenya thought it was yummy so I guess it’s good enough.
And because the generous people of Monde gave each family a kit, I cannot wait to make my own mamon and use the frosting piping. There’s a very long weekend coming and this is a perfect way to bond with my family. I’m even planning to invite Bryce’s friends for a mamon decorating afternoon. I know the kids will definitely enjoy this!
By the way, check out this really cool video from the event… Aww, am I really the prettiest mom, Bryce? Hehe!
Try making your own decorated mamon this weekend with your family and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #MamonItYourself. For more MIY ideas, you can visit Monde’s website.