Mar 24, 2010
March 12, March 17 and March 18 - 3 celebrations yet the same wonderful blessed blissful feeling. Indeed, we are all gifts to each other and no matter how we celebrated it, the gift was indeed given in advance! Turning 41 was the same as turning another year, but of course this was made more special when you have another one blowing the cake with you! :P Here are the 2 Videos of our Birthday cake blowing, sharing to those who should've been there, blowing with us too: YOU!
March 12 - Junnie's Birthday
March 17 - Michele's Birthday and March 18 - Gabriel's 20th Month
Mar 21, 2010
Ziggy woke up in the middle of the night and played for a short while before sleeping in this position.
Ziggy just woke up looking like this. That shows how "likot" he sleeps. Sorry for the clutter at the background. We were already packing our things when this pic was taken.
I know I've been missing in action the past months.
Here's an update:
** new helper...better than the last
** new job...i enjoy every bit of it except for the $$$ :
** new apartment...bigger, better and cheaper for us
** new housemates...need it to save on rent and utilities.
** ziggy now calls me "Mama" and dances to the tune of "I want nobody nobody but you"
** talked to natalie imbruglia over the phone when she asked if we have received any news from qantas airlines regarding their flight (it was delayed)
** watched Adam Lambert live for free
** got a discount at Victoria's Secret, Star Cruises, Tom Jones concert, etc. but could not afford it. :)
It's been tough, as usual but who cares ? I have learned a lot and I have started to do the right things. Cutting costs, earning more...without compromising quality time with family.
I am looking forward to next month's major event...oooh can't wait. Sistah and Mudrah are coming to town. We have already planned part of the itinerary, of course it's subject to change until further notice...hehehe... To name a few: Singapore Zoo, Singapore Science Centre, Sentosa, Universal Studios Singapore, Orchard malls, Merlion & Esplanade (opkors), and Singapore Flyer... Let's see if they have the guts to take the G-Max (Reverse Bungy). For the food to eat/drink: Chili crabs, prata, laksa, satay, milk tea, durian(? haha), etc. Please don't forget the Bailey's!
Im on the night shift tomorrow night (how redundant) but I'm retiring to lalaland now. Nyty
Mar 13, 2010
We will definitely be back!
It's a busy weekend for Kyle, our middle son, as he prepares for his school final tests. Youngest is now on vacation while eldest is just attending his grad practice.
We all are excited at the plans we've made. There's graduation for Matt, Easter break, a visit to my sister's place (and see Universal Studios too, hehe), sleepovers and another trip before sending Matt off to DLSU.
Gotta make the summer checklist/s now. :)
Mar 11, 2010
We thought the food would just be enough for all of us. It turned out to be more than what we could manage to finish.
Matt and Kyle finished off what Jerry and I couldn't of the paella ala Valenciana, baby back ribs, grilled salmon, huevos, and croquetas.
Delish! And a very unlikely menu for Jake's 6th birthday dinner treat.
Mar 10, 2010
Tomorrow happens to be Jake's 6th birthday too. :)
My eldest son, together with his buddies, decided to go stag on their last high school prom. When I asked him how come he wasn't taking his girlfriend of two years, he said she'd be busy being the student council's president and making sure of the event's success. He added too that it was agreed upon that they'd see each other at the venue.
This year's prom had the Oscars for its theme and Matt, being the last minute guy that he sometimes is, didn't have anything to wear. Rummaged in his Pa's closet, he did, to look for anything SUIT-able. Pun intended. I recall he did borrow one for last year and ended up looking like this:
But because he has grown taller and stockier at 16, the one special tux in hubs' closet now perfectly fitted him. This was the one Jerry wore to our wedding eighteen years ago in April!
Seeing Matt in his Pa's wedding tux reminded me so much of that day. *Sigh*. When will I ever be ready to accept that my sons are growing fast? My thoughts always bring me back to his kiddie years. I really need to pause sometimes and savor these moments. They're just so flitting!
And then there's college in a few months...
Mar 2, 2010
It's Winter! And for anyone who would have a first taste of winter, there is no better way to do it but to do it literally - opening up your mouth and catching some flurries. And so Gabe is doing the same and we are helping him create memories at least one for every season. Despite the mild winter, we were blessed with torrential snowstorms last week and we got our first taste of winter. Gab enjoyed it. While we enjoyed it more seeing him this happy.
We were caught by surprise. Last week of Feb, we read in Jake's communication notebook that they were having their final exams this week. I initially thought the tests were not for another two weeks at least!
So in between our busy schedules, Jerry and I squeezed the time to prepare our preschooler for his finals, spending more time on the more difficult topics like Mandarin and Math.
It's Tuesday, second day of tests. We sure hope he's ready enough. From the looks of it, he seems excited that school is almost over.
While his elder brothers in high school prepare for their finals next week, for this kid, summer vacation officially starts this Friday!