May 30, 2014
May 29, 2014
We are recycling leftover coloring materials from previous years and a KitKat tin for this schoolyear
May 28, 2014
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May 11, 2014
I'd like to credit hubby for his quiet support in allowing me to be the kind of Mom I am to our sons...
Happy Mothers day!!!
May 10, 2014
The Zee Band is where Eva de los Santos and Chad Borja used to sing during the 80s. That's another proof that there are a lot of good singers from the Visayas. The Kho and the Villaruel couples joined hubby and me on another friend's invitation, for a night of Earth, Wind and Fire, Manhattan Transfer, Al Jarreau songs and more that brought me back to that memorable decade, the 80s.
May 9, 2014
Pilgrim Memorial Monument, 1909
walking around town
while Jerry was buying our magnet... lol
the complete cast :)
nephew was a trooper that day even if he wasn't really feeling well"
"Bliss is the sand between my toes & the sunburn on my nose." - unknown
May 8, 2014
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1848)
“And the great ships sail outward and return
Bending and bowing o’er the billowy swells,
And ever joyful as they see it burn
They wave their silent welcome and farewells.”
This morning, while preparing to go to school, my 5-year old son asked, no - pleaded - if he can stay longer at home. In fact, he was asking permission if he can skip school to take advantage of the last few hours with his cousins.
If you know Gabby, he has had bouts of separation anxiety in the past and one that can last for days. Once he woke up to a quiet house without his both sets of grandparents.
He went to check one room, sat on where his Lolo Macy will be seen reading a book, then he moved to an empty kitchen where his Lola Premie would;ve been seen preparing lunch. Both times he'd quietly walk away with head bowed down.
Just so you know, both had left for the Philippines almost 3 days prior. Yes he was doing this for 3 straight days.
I can imagine how bad these next few days will be.
Well for one, these past 20 days were spent with his first cousins. Almost like long lost brothers, he'd cling on to them, sit down on their laps and "just be with the boys".
He's been asking if they can stay "forever" with us. Explanations of them needing to go back to school or to work fell to deaf ears. I tried to explain how we counted the days from when we knew the cousins will arrive last Good Friday. We started as early as New Year and time just flew by.
The same way when we will see them next year. Time will fly by too... (I quietly assured myself)
All these explanations to deaf ears of someone who's bad at "goodbyes".
Well, surely he is not the only one...
May 7, 2014
May 5, 2014
Looked eastward from the farms
And twice each day the flowing sea
Took Boston in its arms - "Boston" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
all mine :D
the boys and the nephew
Boston Public Garden
we found the bronze ducks!
Jake and his cousin G
walking along Beacon
hand in hand :)
at the State House with SIL M and nephew G
with brother's family