Thursday, June 20, 2013

Fathers' Day

Gabbie must have guessed that I wasn't able to prepare something for their daddy on Fathers' Day. I had been so busy with the start of the school and we're still in the adjusting period in terms of daily schedule and routine (she's in the early morning class).

Since it falls on a Sunday, there's no school artwork whatsoever where kids would be asked to do a card or anything for daddies, unlike what Gabbie and her teacher Emma did for me on Mothers' Day.

So Gabbit took the initiative to make a little something for the one who wakes up early morning to help her get ready for school, the one who feeds her and helps her brush teeth in the morning and the one who drives her to school. The one who carries her when she's already too tired and sleepy to walk. The one who puts her to sleep when mommy is still busy doing some last minute household chores, and the one who provides for everything that all of us need, and even want.

As for me, well, since I mentioned that I had a lot to do on a daily basis (from sun up to sun down), I guess this would already do. Thanks to Instaframe for making things such as this easier to do.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Gabbie's Wishes

Yesterday, Gabbie saw something white flying around the room. She immediately grabbed it and said "Mommy, it's for wishing! Wait, Im gonna make a wish." Then she cupped it with her two hands and closed her eyes.

"I wish for my baby sister to be strong and healthy. And for blessing for mommy and daddy." She stopped for a moment. Then continued, "and for me to be beautiful and stronger than other boys."

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Summer Getaway

Last weekend we had an impromptu summer getaway. It was decided just the night before the trip and we only had a few hours to pack our things and get some sleep.

This was in Maragondon Cavite. Its like a private sanctuary sans the resorts or hotel like accommodation. We were there early morning and we stayed in a house owned by the neighbors for breakfast and lunch. Then we rode a motorboat going to this corner of the island where the water was crystal clear and the sand was white as Boracay's. The 270-degree mountains-and-greens view was a breathtaking. I never knew there's still a place like this within a couple of hours away from Manila. 

Lovely place. Can't resist the water, can't resist going back :)

No Longer A Baby

Oh Em Gee! She's no longer a baby!

One afternoon after bringing Ate Gabbie to summer school, we went to Mcdo to get Some fries and pass time while waiting for Ate's class to finish.

Upon seeing the play area, Rafa raised her left foot and said "Mommy, tchus, tchus!" She was asking me remove her shoes so she could go inside the play area.

There she mingled with other kids. Some were older, some were her age. At times she'd totally forget I was there in one side watching. She would walk from the slide to the other side without noticing I was there.

She's no longer a baby. She's already a toddler!

Habal Habal

In some parts of the Philippines, there's a mode of transpo called "habal habal" where a motorcycle is made to convey not just one but up to five people all at the same time.

This is how their daddy looks like when the bigger girl gets jealous of the little one being carried while strolling around the mall.