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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Merry Christmas Philippines!

All my bags are packed I am ready to go! School is over (for now) and christmas vacation starts now..Yup, my 2 week break officially begins!
Woohoo..! I have been busy packing my stuff and have been busy calling my boys. I am so excited that I get to be with them again this Sunday! It's been 2 weeks since they left me while I did my school thing. The H and the M have been all over Manila, eating at Jollibee and hanging out at Trinoma!
Tonight, I attended our christmas party! My classmates got drunk, jumped in the pool and the works. The kind that I see in the movies. Sobra, manang na ako! Ako lang ang di tumalon sa pool! Hello, ang lamig kaya nun!
Anyway, our family wishes you God's peace and love this season!
Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!
The A's

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

What's up?

It has been 5 days sleeping without my boys! I saved M's jammies and I've been sniffing them like a dog! Nope, I didn't do that with H's shirt. His shirt went straight to the hamper!
School has been hectic though I do not like to talk about it. Let's not talk about school. Needless to say, I am just hanging in there. School is good!
Back to my boys' trip, M was fine in that 18 hour flight except for the last 2 hours where M got really bored and started becoming cranky! I told H to take out his toys which I have packed ! M only settled when he started playing with his Leapster.
Still, I can't wait to fly and see them on the 20th! H has been telling me all stories about my boy's adventures with the tabo! You see, he loves to mix the cold water with the hot water and splash it into his body! He quipped, "Daddy, Wow! So this how you make ligo in the Philippines" Sorry. Taglish. We try to talk to him in straight Filipino but there are times that we just don't. His recent trip to the palengke made me laugh! Poor M, he was so scared of the flies/mosquitoes. Tsk! He calls them bugs. Oh, and how he loves to be in Lola's house. When I talked to him on the phone, he said, "Guess what Mom, I am in Lola's house."
Yet, he loves the daing na bangus, the tuyo, yellow fish tuna, the mangoes, and the rest of his cousins! He loves it that he's got playmates 24x7. H said he has been sharing his toys and have been very kind with all his cousins!
This is his 3rd trip and from the looks of it, he has been enjoying it! It's nice that he gets exposed to our roots! I know that there will be a lot of explaining in the future. I'm not worried on that. I just want him to appreciate where we came from and to be with the whole family/relatives!

Monday, December 08, 2008

LP #36 - Excited!(Eksayted)

Mabuhay! Ako po ay buhay pa naman. Kumusta po kayong lahat mga ka LP. Pag ako po eh may panahon ay pinipilit ko kayong dalawin sa inyong mga blog. Tuwing makikita ko ang tema, nanabik akong maghanap ng litrato subalit datapwat ngunit pag akin ng natagpuan ang nais kong ilahok eh tapos na ang linggo para sa naturang tema. Ngayong linggo, dahil umalis ang aking mag-ama patungong Pilipinas nakakuha ako ng munting oras para makasali. Kaya huli man ang aking lahok ay pilit ko itong ihahabol!
Kuha ko ito noong kaarawan ng aking anak. Sa ating mga Pilipino, karaniwan ng may pabitin tuwing merong birthday party. Sa aming likod bahay, lahat ng mga bata kasama ang kanilang mga magulang ay agad na nagtipon sa ilalim ng pabitin at itinuturo ang nais na makuhang premyo.

Ang sabi ng tatay " Ayan ba ang gusto mo, anak! Kukunin ko na dahil party mo naman ito! Ako ang tatay kaya't ako ang masusunod! Eksayted na akong tumalon"

Ang sabi ng anak " Hindi po yan Tatay! Eto pong itinuturo ko! Eksayted na rin po akong kunin ang laruan na ito. Sino nga po ang me pauso ng pabitin? "

Ang sabi ng lahat "Kami man ay eksayted na rin kaya't tatalon kaming lahat sa tulong nga aming mga tatay!

Ang sabi ng lahat " Kakaexcite naman ito! Agawan sa pabitin! Hala, bilis kunin natin ang mga laruang nakasabit!

Maligayang araw po! Hanggang sa muli, excited na ako!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fall break

I don't have a class tomorrow which is a very rare thing! Today, a Sunday morning, I decided to open my blog and just try to update you with what's going on! I apologize for having been absent for so long! I do go to plurk and see some of my online friends but school just has a way of making me busy! I long to see 09/09/09 which is our pinning ceremony date. I just pray that I could reach that day.

What I am really excited about is our Christmas trip to the Philippines. I got our tickets as early as July with the hope that I get a good deal with the ticket prices. I envy the husband and my son as they get to spend SIX LONG WEEKS in my beloved country! I, on the other hand, will spend my Christmas break which is a very short two weeks! I will have to miss one day in school as my return date was already booked as early as July. Yet, I am still thankful that after five long years, we get to spend Christmas in Pinas! Our friends here are also coming home! We're all very excited. The husband has started his countdown the very day we got the tickets. And it's down to less than two months now. Woohooo..!

We figured we'd go home this year (as we have been going home every two years at least, praise God, last time was October 2006 and not on a December ) as M will start school pre-K next year. We also wanted to get my father in law to come back with us. The mil misses him very much though mil just got back here last month. My fil wanted to wait till January to fly here. You see, it's been two years since we last saw him and we terribly miss him!

Of course, I am so thrilled to see my niece and siblings and the rest of the family and friendships too! Hay naku, excited talaga ako!

That's it for now! Bibingka and puto bumbong, here we come! :)

Friday, October 10, 2008

LP#28 - Luma Na

Himala ng mga himala! Mayroon akong lahok para sa linggong ito. Paumanhin sa lahat ng bumisita at wala man lang ako lahok sa mga nagdaang dalawang buwan. Harinawang makasali na ako sa bawat linggo. Harinawa!

Nahirapan ako sa lahok na ito! Limang taon na ako dito sa Amerika at sa paglinga ko sa aming tahanan ay tunay na wala akong makitang luma! Lahat ng aking naisip na luma ay nasa aming tahanan sa Pilipinas! Sa aking pag aayos ng mga papeles, ito ang aking nakita! Agad ko itong kinunan at pilit na itinago ang mga pangalan at baka ako pagalitan ng aking mahal na biyenan!

Taong 1966 pa pala sila kinasal! Nakakatuwa na hanggang ngayon, animo bagong kasal ang aking mga biyenan! Harinawang tumagal pa ang kanilang pagsasama at pagmamahalan!

Salamat sa inyong pagbisita! Maligayang LP!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Saturday, June 28, 2008


Hi all. Thanks marikit Tin for reminding me to update!:) (Tamaditis is on me.)
We were housesitting K's house, H's colleague. M and I (and sometimes H if his time permits) go to the community pool everyday and if it is closed, we go to pool number 2, which is the pool at the townhouse, a 3 minute drive from our place. It's good that we have pool number 3 temporarily esp. now that K's on vacation at Illinois so we have been enjoying her pool for the past 3 weeks. I had to share this clip as I cannot help but laugh (halakhak) at H's nervousness when M tries to reach for the ball in the deep part of the pool (read 6 ft).
The video ends with H paddling to go the safe zone. Malikot si M, at malakas ako humalakhak, obvious ba?

Thursday, June 12, 2008

LP - Kalayaan

Kuha ko ito sa aking butihing esposo noong 2004 ng kami ay magdiwang ng aming unang anibersaryo. Kasama niya sa larawan ang Statue of Liberty! na simbolo ng kalayaan para sa maraming tao sa buong mundo!
Maraming bagay na magandang malaman sa Statue of Liberty. Ang timbang/bigat nya ay umaabot sa 450,000 pounds at ang taas nya ay 305 feet. (Nakaramdam ako na magaan pala ako at maliit ako) Meron syang pitong rays sa kanyang korona bilang simbolo ng pitong kontinente! Ang kanyang torch ay nababalutan ng 24k gold! Eto pa ang ibang impormasyon para sa inyong kaalaman!
Maligayang huwebes sa lahat ng myembro ng LP!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Crazy Sprinkler

Trying to update

Hello all! How have you been? Me??? Busy. I think everyone is though a lot of my blogger friends still update their blog. I wish I could do the same!
To recap, last May 18, our friends/neighbors from BMH had their annual summer outing. They can invite other friends to enjoy the fun in the sun at Shipwreck Island. This has been our 3rd time to join them. The entrance fee is free as well as food (burgers, hotdogs, chips, etc) Buti na lang talaga, me friendships kami. We wouldn't miss this annual event. For the last 3 years, this marks the beginning of our summer events!
Here's my boys all geared up!

We went to Shipwreck Island and our tent was by their famous wave pool. M would run everytime he heard the booming sound from the wave pool. That was hilarious for me. Anyway, almost all the pinoys who work in the hospital are present together with their families! It was a day filled with water, food and fun under the sun!

The happiest boy was of course M who enjoyed the slides, the lazy river, and all the other water rides the waterpark offers. Sulit sa kanya!

By 5 pm, we were all ready to go home as all our toddlers missed their afternoon nap. Look at what they're having a feast at! I swear I heard them say "toss pare!" They are all coke deprived so imagine their treat!

This was the week where I believe the entry for Litratong Pinoy was Tubig. I should have posted a lot of M's pics enjoying the water here at Shipwreck WATERPARK. Tamang tama sana. Should have, could have!

A week after that (twas the Memorial weekend I believe), we decided to have M enjoy the water right here at the backyard while we do our gardening thingy. Here he is enjoying the crazy sprinkler! Pang LP entry sana ulit..heheheh..

Do you know that we live 5 minutes away from the beach? So we had our annual picnic and annual outing as well last May 31st. All the pinoys in our village brought food pot luck style at St. Andrews Park . I want to take note of the yummy laing and escabeche and inihaw na bangus, (the bbq was alright and the hotdogs for kids) Busog na busog kaming lahat! Madaming natira promise!

Ninong R knew what the kids wanted so they all gathered up to have their ice candy treat!

"Can we go to the beach now pls?" asked M. I said, "Magpalamig ka muna. Eto ang juice. Mataas pa ang araw." So M sipped his juice.

"Can we go now?" asked M again. I said, "Go play in the slide/playground (beside our table) Mainit pa rin anak!".

"Can we go to the beach now?" M asked for the nth time. (Well, all the kids were asking the same thing) I said,"magpalamig ka muna jan sa taas ng puno."

By 4pm, we then went to the beach and enjoyed the waters! (It was still inside St. Andrews) It doesn't compare to Boracay or Palawan or any beach in Pinas, but still, the company made it alright!

We had lots of leftovers so we went to Ninong R's house to eat dinner and also watch Cloverfield. Grabe ang araw na ito. We started eating early morning, had a great lunch at the park, then dinner here at the M's. The kids are all tired so we went home at 10pm. Natapos din.

I finally got to post our gimiks for May. Now, I have to do our June gimiks naman. Hirap mag update. Have I mentioned I enrolled M in a swimming class? See, I got tons of pics to show!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

How to Live Life

If you have 11 minutes or so, please watch this! I was deeply moved by it that's why I'm sharing it. It talks about how to live life! Prof. R. Pausch had this lecture and it's been downloaded many times. He also has his own website for any updates on his health! I am including him in my prayers! I hope you do too!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

LP - Pag iisang dibdib

Mabuhay! Huwebes pa dito kung kaya't inihahabol kong pilit ang aking lahok para sa pag-iisang dibdib para sa buwan ng Hunyo. Paumanhin sa lahat ng dumadalaw sa aking blog (meron ba?) dahil naging abala ang lola sa trabaho ng pagiging ina at pagiging asawa. Kasalukuyan akong nag aayos ng aking mga papeles ng nakita ko ito at ito na ang naisip kong isama sa lahok para sa linggong ito!

Isang papel
Habang may buhay

Friday, May 16, 2008

tag from pinky

I was tagged by Pinky early this month. I thought I've done something like this. Anyhoo, I want to do tags but sometimes I don't want to update my blog. Wow, that's one quirky thing right?

Here are the simple rules: Link to the person that tagged you. Post the rules on your blog. Share six unimportant things/habits/quirks about your self. Tag six (6) random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs. Let them know that they are tagged by leaving comments in their blog. Let your tagger know when your entry is up.

So, here it goes...

6 Quirky Things about me:

1. I don't eat vegetables. Well, I've been trying to eat some greens but I just can't do it. I've been trying to cook steamed veggies so I'd be forced to eat them this summer. Hope it works.

2. I don't drink coffee. I made my dad's coffee when I was still living in his house every single day and I never tried it. When I got married, I had to prepare H's cup daily as well. I never got hooked on coffee. Even though I smell the aroma, daily.

3. I update my blog but sometimes I don't post/publish it.

4. I yawn unintentionally when I exercise. Doing the elliptical or treadmill makes me sleepy. H thinks that's ultra super weird!

5. I refuse gifts from H even when he lets me buy nice clothes, bags, etc. I feel sayang ang pera! (Yeah right) My girlfriends think that's super dooper weird. Once, he bought a Coach bag for me for Christmas and I returned it because I felt I already have lots of bags. Although months later, I bought a bag and he said he's glad that I finally bought one. I should remember the mantra, "A lady can never have enough purses" (or shoes..)

6. I love to snorkel but I do not know how to swim! I have floaters when I snorkel. Last summer, my school had swimming lessons so I enrolled for 2 weeks. I just don't know if I still have the skill as I haven't gone swimming yet this year. We go to the community pool here in the village but I just watch M play and splash water.

Yehey ulit, another tag done. (clap my hands here) I still have to do Meeya and Nell's tag though.
Have fun doing this tag guys! You're it when you read this and have not done it!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

8 Things I am grateful for- a tag from Tin

I was tagged by Tin last March. This one haunts me as I know I have so many blessings to be thankful for aside from tags to complete. To wit, I am grateful for:

1. God loves me so much - I just thank God that He is always present in my life. Early on, I could be stubborn and hard headed at times but God never gave up on me. I am thankful that I have accepted Him to be my Lord and my Saviour at an early age. ( I was in my teens when I wanted to become a nun but God had a different plan for me. ) Besides, the nuns in the monastery will not accept me . I could be a disgrace in their society - lol :))

2. My husband - Love moves in mysterious ways (our wedding song). He is the reason why I left the comforts of Pinas and I never ever regret the decision I made when I said yes to his marriage proposal! I have met so many wrong ones before H came into my life and when I met him, I knew he was the one. We had a whirlwind romance. I asked God for a sign and God gave me the sign that I asked. So, who am I to argue on God's plan?

3. My son- Every mom knows that their kid is a precious gift grom God. M has taught me a lot of things, that I can love beyond any love I've known, that I can be happy by seeing thru my son's eyes and his points of view. I am blessed that I get to see him grow up before my eyes, nurture him, potty train him, cook for him, shopped for him, build his railroad tracks, play with him at the park, push him in his swing, explore the world in his eyes, listen to his ideas, everything with him is just marvelous! I am madly in love with my son even when he has his tantrums! All moms are like that, I think!

4. My family and the extended ones - My dad cried buckets when I left them but still, he would always be the one to say , take care of your husband, etc etc. My siblings had always been there for me too even though we would fight and argue, still we love each other to bits. The IL's have also been very helpful and I am just thankful that they raised the husband into a very fine man. (and spoil M whenever they can.)

5. My friends- Friends--blogger friends, old friends, new friends, whoever I share myself with is another reason to be thankful for. They are my jewels who can understand what I am going through, what my dreams are, etc. My day will not be complete without a phone call from a friend, a ym message from another dear friend, a text message, etc. I am blessed to have a few good friends whom I truly cherish.

6. Good health - Praise God the entire family (here and there) have been in the bestest of health. As they say, health is wealth!

7. Ability to go back to school (and hopefully finish a 2nd degree) - When I went back to school, it wasn't just me. H had to do his part and M too. H had to be happy with what's on the dinner table and M had to wake up early so I can bring him to my friend D so she can watch and take care of him. Another perk is that M can play with S too. The idea of a daycare still scares me. My dream is to finish this course before I turn 50. Hahahaha...

8. Every single day - Every morning I thank God I am alive to experience all His blessings. I can move, dance, sing, cook, play, laugh, rant, bloghop, nag and do the laundry, dishes, plant a tree, smell the flowers, etc. It's great to be alive!

Yehey..Thanks Tin for this! I don't know who to tag so if you feel like doing this, please feel free to snag. Now, I still owe Pinky and Meeya a tag. I'll try to do that before I turn 40. Joke lang!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

LP Entry #3-Umaapoy

Umaapoy ang iyong liwanag
Umaapoy sa buong kalangitan
Umaapoy ang sigla
Kahit na sa iyong paglisan

Ang litratong ito ay kinuha ko noong kaming mag-asawa ay nagpunta sa Boracay. Sa tatlong araw naming inilagi sa Boracay, kapansin-pansin na pagsapit ng paglubog ng araw, lahat ng mga taong naroroon ay nanonood sa kagandahang ito. Kitang kita rin namin kung paano biglang nagbabago ang Boracay pagsapit ng gabi. May musika at sayawan, pawang puro kasiyahan.
Maligayang Huwebes sa lahat ng myembro ng LP!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Late greeting

Hello everyone!!
Belated happy mother's day to all the moms who read my blog! I'm sure all of you had a blast celebrating that day! Motherhood is such a precious gift entrusted by God and I am so thankful that He gave me that!
So, what did i do on Mother's day?? Just window shopped and drooled on fab bags and took care of 4 kids on that day at the mall! Here's the pic to prove it!

I brought these kids to the mall but I got their moms who are my good friends with me. There is no way I can push three strollers all at the same time. Eating out with these kids is already a challenge. Last Sunday, I only had one boy to be in charged of, which is the reason why I became a mom in the first place.
Here he is!

For our Mother's day celebration weekend, the L's, the D's and us, drove to Atlanta. We arrived Friday night at BIL's house. It was a 2 bedroom townhouse so our sleeping arrangement had to be girl's room and boy's room. The kids slept with the moms of course as the dads had a snoring contest on the other room. (hehehehe)
How can you put 3 kids to sleep all in one room? It was a hard task but it could be done. Prayer is the answer. Although, it took a while for them to sleep as S, I and M would play, jump from one bed to another, giggle and talk at 12 midnight. Since when did the kids had to had conversations first before going to sleep? Hmmm...M was the first one to sleep though. He got that from his dad.
Saturday morning, we went to our purpose and goal in life--nope, the purpose of this trip is actually to shop here!

We made IKEA rich while IKEA made us poor. They had a daycare service but unfortunately, M chickened out. We had him signed in and he saw I, R, & S playing inside the play area but M stepped out and he insisted he wanted to go shopping with us instead. I made him promise that he'll behave in his stroller as we do our shopping. Luckily, he kept his promise. I made H promise that he'll stick with the budget. H kept his promise as well. That's a mother's day treat for me. ;)
We bought the entertainment center we had been eyeing at NJ last month. The L's bought the same thing with a slightly different design. They came prepared as they had measured their den so they were done shopping in less than 2 hours. The D's bought a bedroom set, an impulsive one as they say. It was a good thing Thunder carried the whole showcase. Too bad, IKEA ran out of the glass doors for the said entertainment center. We had no choice but to come back on Sunday when the doors will be available according to their inventory person. The L's needed that glass door too.
We had dinner at our fave Dimsum house and then we decided to give the kids a treat by going to Chuck E Cheese's. The kids loved it!

A smart move by the parents, I think. The kids had fun and of course, they all got tired playing, running, sliding, etc. It was only M who didnt want to go home when they closed. M would say, "No Mom, I want to play at Chuckee Cheeke's." That's how he said it. Funny! We went home and put this kids on the tub as they took their shower. We changed them into their jammies and us moms took turns in the shower. (Nope, we couldn't fit into the tub too bad for the dads. :)) The kids played some more and then they slept early. Well, it was already 11pm when they dozed off but compared last night, it was earlier!
Sunday was Mom's day and the boys had to go to IKEA to pick up the ordered glass doors. The girls/mommies had a meeting the night before that we will not go to IKEA anymore. Instead, we would just hang out at the mall with the kids, check a play area for the kids or shop for the moms. Wishful thinking.
The boys agreed and said that they would pick us up when they were done. I drove the girl's van off to the mall while H drove the boy's truck off to IKEA. Boys and girls, girls and boys.
At the mall, it was so tempting to get a new bag but I know that H and I just shopped at IKEA to my heart's and house's content. I had to content myself from trying on the purses. For me, the purses were alive and I could feel their heartbeat on my shoulders. Tama na muna yun. Mommy A and Mommy D got some stuff at Ann Taylor. Mommy A almost bought the other purse at Burberry. Me?? Dream on...Someday, pagkabayad ke IKEA. (at pagkatapos mag-aral--hahahah..Swerte talaga ni H sa akin..hahahahahha)
The mall had a laser thing where kids would chase it and play around a little mat. It looked like a little advertisement for the company logo's. They had fun playing at those light laser beams.

After getting the glass doors, the boys called us up. The boys wanted us to have lunch together at 2pm but it was hard for us to bring all 3 kids to where they were. Besides, we had lunch earlier because of the kids. We waited for the boys at the mall instead. Finally, we were able to leave Atlanta at 3pm. Another 4 hour drive awaits us. As M's DVD played Toy Story 2, exactly 5 minutes later, M got to take his nap. Here's M in his delayed nap time.

It was a fun road trip! I do love long travels with H and M but I love it most when trips are shared with friends. Mas maraming chismis. Hehehehe. We had numerous stops when the kids needed a bathroom break, the kids wanting to have a dvd swap (I want to watch S's movie not my movie, why is it that they want to have what the other one was currently watching?), the kids craving to eat a Sonic burger and fries and mac and cheese, and a lot of kid's demands (and dad's too) It was indeed a weekend filled with all the reasons why I love being a mom, a wife, and a friend !!
Have a great week y'all!

Friday, May 09, 2008

LP Entry # 2 - Mahal na Ina

Tatay na nanay pa!
Maagang naulila kaya't siya na ang
tumayong nanay!
Pero nanatiling haligi
ng bahay!
Anong saya nung tayo ay
nasa Tagaytay!
Anong lungkot nung
ako ay iyong iwan!
Pero iisipin ko na lang lagi
ang magagandang alaala!
Mahal kitang tunay!

Ang akdang ito ay para sa aking ama na siya ring gumanap bilang aking ina dahil maagang pumanaw ang aking mahal na ina! Hindi na sya nag-asawa pa at sa halip ay kaming mga anak nya na lang ang pinagtuunan ng pansin.
Hindi ako makasulat kasi maiiyak lang ako dahil hanggang ngayon nangungulila pa rin ako sa kanya! Kuha ko ito sa kanya noong kami ay nagbakasyon sa Pilipinas!

(Bago ko matapos ito, tumawag ang aking kaibigang si S. Namaalam na rin ang kanyang tatay, atake sa puso sa edad na 80. Pakisama naman sa inyong dalangin si Tito G at ang aking tatay. Malamang, nag uusap yung dalawang magkumpare sa piling ng ating Panginoong Maykapal)

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Weekend plans

It's the last week of school and I can't wait to have my summer break! My last day is on Thursday and it's also the day that I take my final exam. I can only pass if I start to study and not blog. Lord help me please on this test. Amen!
I have been looking for fun things to do for M and me. I've only enrolled in a swimming class which will start on the 27th of May. There is a swimming class that will start on the 12th but I decided not to enroll on that one as I wanted to take a week or so to do some more of my spring cleaning/organizing. H commented that the house looks good lately as I try to do a little cleaning of this and that. He then reprimanded me to go back on my books as school is not over yet. (Eh sa masarap maglinis ng bahay eh..)
Last Friday was dvd night for H and me as we watched the movie Hitman . Action and violent scenes do not make me happy plus I had to cut my dvd moment short as I had to tuck M to his bed early. I got to sleep early too and so did H. Sleep is something we enjoy doing. Yup, nakatulog kami sa movie just like what we did with all the dvd movies we've watched. Antukin family is our name.
Then on Saturday, we headed to Pier Park for some family bonding time! We stayed at Borders where M enjoyed reading Thomas train books. I got to hang around with the other kids in the kids area. H also had a great time as he enjoyed looking/browsing at the magazines mostly on renovating/designing. We wanted to do something else for the house for the nth time. :) It rained that afternoon but we managed to stroll along the new opened outlets like Old Navy, VS, etc.
On Sunday, I had to do my closed captioning thingy at the church as I am training my friend N to do captioning volunteer! I had to attend the mass at 10am to cover the mass for tv and then attend the mass again at 1145 where R had his 1st communion. Now that R is on the second grade, I still remember seeing R for the first time when he was only 3 years old, a little toddler, and now he's tall, smart, top of his class and he was wearing a black tie on his special day! After hearing mass, all 6 invited families for R's communion went to Crasy Buffet (that's how their name was spelled) where the L's treated us for lunch! It was just hard to have all the kids aged 3 and below eat their food as they all wanted to go down their high chairs and play. M was the only one who was able to sit for 15 minutes and then he just cant wait to play with his playmates J, S, I, J and RJ. The celebrant R was the only one who had no playmates in his age group. Wawa..Luckily, M belongs to the same age group as that of our neighbors/friends' kids so M had a grand time. I just felt embarrassed in a way as the kids started playing with the balloons given by the waiters. The kids would toss it up on the air and then the balloons would land on the other customer's tables who obviously, also just wanted to enjoy their late lunch. We were strategically seated in the corner away from the other tables but still the kids would just ran, play and I felt it would have been easier had we stayed in the house instead. But the L's are known for their no-fuss parties so they opted to have the celebration here at the restaurant. Anyway, I just thought that if they have a right to stay then so do we as we paid for our lunch (este- it was L's treat nga pala ) Good thing too the other customers were not the snob type as they know that kids are just being kids! I'm being too hard on myself I think!
It was on this lunch date that we all finalized our road trip to Atlanta this weekend. We will leave PC at 4pm and drive to Atlanta where my BIL's house is. That house is 5 minutes away from Lenox Mall. Though the guys wanted to go to IKEA , girls might hang out at the mall instead. I do want to go to IKEA as H and I were bitin in our shopping at NJ last month. We'll do IKEA on Saturday then the mall on Sunday. Eating dimsum is also in the agenda! How will I ever lose my 25 lbs? (Buti pa si J)
Gotta study now! Have a fun week everyone! I'm sorry I don't have pictures because my camera said goodbye to me last Sunday! At R's communion, my LCD screen just went blank. I brought it to BestBuy yesterday and they said that they will try to fix it . It is a good thing that my 4 year warranty protection plan expires this September 08 so my camera is still covered. If they won't be able to fix it, they'll let me have a new camera within the price range of my old one! Wow! H prayed that the camera won't be repaired. I doubt it though. But if they give me a new one, who am I to say no?
(Ooopps, about the tags that I owe--Weng, Tin, etc- sa bakasyon gagawin ko na po, sorry huh..busy lang talaga)
Oh, thank you for all those who gave good comments on H's birthday bash! We enjoyed it to the max and our friends are asking us about our plans next year! And those who left a comment on M's sad picture, thank you! Di naman laging umiiyak si M.---Yaiks, need to find my entry for LP. After the test, maybe!
Cheers everyone!!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

LP entry #1 - Malungkot

Anak, anak huwag ka ng malungkot
Huwag ka ng sumimangot o kaya'y mabugnot
Di lahat ng bagay pwede mong makamtam
Gaya ng cellphone ko na biglang nawala kailan lang
Ayokong mainis, ayokong manisi
Ako bilang iyong ina ang dapat umintindi
Sa mura mong isip lahat ay iyong hahawakan
Hayaan mo't bibili tayo bukas ng cellphone na laruan!

Noong isang buwan, ang aking anak ay umiiyak dahil ayaw kong ibigay ang aking bagong biling cellular phone! Lungkot na lungkot siya dahil nais nyang kunin ito sa akin. Ayaw kong ibigay ang telepono dahil ng huli nyang gamitin ang aking lumang cellphone, hindi ko na ito nakita pa ulit. Ako naman ang nalungkot dahil ilang linggo ko syang hinanap pero tuluyan na syang nawala! Asan na kaya yun?

Monday, April 28, 2008

M is 3!

Forgive me as I forgot how to upload pics here at blogger! Tumatanda na ang lola! Would this work?


I hope so! I am trying to find the easiest way to upload my pictures and send it via email to friends and relatives and I am trying this one! If I could only have the slideshow presentation like I see on other blogs..Pano kaya yun? Help pls..If you dont see the pictures, just scroll down! Bear with me please.
Things have been sooo busy. Finals is next week. We have not been spending a single weekend at our house except last Saturday, April 19 when we had M's party! I wanted to join the LP where I had the pabitin as my entry to kwadrado but then I missed it.
Praise God M's party was a huge success! It was sunny all week long and we can almost feel summer and yet on that Saturday morning, it rained! Huhuhu..Pano na ang lechon! We had to set up a tent by the lechonan area. Still, we just felt God's love as our friends came over to spend this day and did all their best to help us! H tried to cook lechon and boy he did it! We live in a small town here in FL and when I asked one of the lechon supplier in town he said he'll charge me $250 but when it was H's turn to call him for a quote, he's now charging $450. By then H decided he will be the one to cook lechon with MJ's help. MJ had a machine which will make the lechon rotate so it will not be too tedious on H's part. H was up for the experience as it was what he called a labor of love for M (or the lechon) He searched for recipes and searched for a pig supplier as well as the kawayan!
Buzz Lightyear was M's theme and he was dressed up for the party c/o Ninang S who gave him his long sleeve shirt with matching buzz tie. Ninang S also gave him a jersey shirt so he can change when it's play time! We rented an 18ft giant wet/dry slide for the kids (and adults) Ninang S also brought her choco fountain so everyone indulged in the semi-sweet chocolate coated fruits (and chips==as some of the kids tried to dip the chips;))
M clapped his hands when he was able to blow his 3 candles..He was a picture of such innocence and happiness! He loved opening his presents! And shouts aloud when it's a toy..Looks for the next present when it's a set of clothes..(Mom shouts yehey pag damit ang regalo)
We had games like soldier hunt, pabitin, pinata! The party started at 2pm yet a lot of our guests came earlier (lunchtime). Later at night, Tito B cooked sisig which is so good it was just hard to resist! C had to rush to Publix to get beer for the boys! Would you believe our guests stayed at 12 midnight..And by 8am, our neighbors were back as they know we have leftovers for breakfast!! We did not mind their company as we treasure our friends who helped us pull this party for M! Bayanihan is still present here! If not, I don't know how we would have survived that party! Thank you Lord for great friends who made M's party an unforgettable one! For our family whom we terribly miss and sent their greetings via mails, bless them too! But I just pray that M will grow up to be a good, Godly and obedient young man! And that He will always protect M wherever he may be. Amen!

3rd birthday party