Thursday, December 31, 2009
My two loves (the little one wasn't being co-operative on this photo)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY HUBBY (the half of my favourite men duo)!!! Though this posting is a tad late, it still has all the love and well wishes that it would have had if I posted it on your actual birthday.
I LOVE YOU TTTTTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSS MUCH!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Though my little man has been bubbling "mamamama" these last few weeks, it was on Christmas eve when he fully looked me in the eye and said "MAMA". This is by far, the most rewarding present I have ever received and for it to be as simple as being acknowledged as a mom brings tears to my eyes. I think I can say that I am definitely doing something right.
Also on Christmas eve, on the way to my parents house, the hubby surprised me with this beautiful bracelet. The idea behind the Pandora Charms is that instead of collecting ordinary dangling charms, these ones are slipped and screwed onto the bracelet itself. There is a massive collection of charms and to start with, he gave me a little boy to represent our son, a pig for the year I was born and a gorgeous green glass bead just because green is one of my most favourite colours.
Since I can remember, I have been pining for a digital SLR (I own a film version) and after much contemplation, the hubby and I decided that the Nikon D3000 would be the perfect choice for us. Albeit a bit late, I was still very much surprised to receive this (I was not expecting one until my next birthday!).
I can say that I have been thoroughly spoiled this Christmas. But even after all these beautiful gifts, I am still ever so thankful that I have the two of the truest and most precious gifts I can ever ask for because these boys of mine are what my heart truly desires.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Yesterday, we celebrated Christmas a little early with a pot-luck of yummy home made food and the exchange of our Secret Santa.
It was tons of fun (as per usual) and I am still baffled with the way our exchange gift worked. What are the odds that we would have all picked our respective secret santa?!?!
Either ways, I am wishing this bunch a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! I can't wait for our next get-together!
Here's the hubby and Ninong Benjie. I'd be scared if they were a couple but they were opening their presents together as they both had the same gift!
Myself and the little man enjoying my 3 boxes worth of gifts from Secret Santa Sherry!
My wonderful BFF, Ninang Arwen, and our hostess for the evening (and most likely the next few evenings of our get-togethers!).
In the four years that the hubby and I have been married, this is the first Christmas Holiday that we are celebrating where we actually have a tree up! It was exciting to decorate it for our little man's very first Christmas. Along with our new tree was a little trinket that we have picked up... the bhubba's very first ornament.
Traditions are such wonderful things to instill in children and this is one tradition that I am very much looking forward to in the years to come.
Monday, December 14, 2009
I love winter --- it's my favourite season of all.
P.S. Wish I can credit the photo above as mine --- it isn't. Wish I can credit the right person but I just grabbed it off google. Don't you love it though? I do. It epitomizes my exact feeling for the winter season.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Enjoying some creamy Baskin Robbins ice cream.
Checking out some of the famed Hollywood stars.
Four generations of the Reyes Clan.
Head on over here for more photos!
Because this is the hubby & I's 2nd trip to Vegas, my usual photowhoring session was cut down. I found that I was more interested in making sure that my little one was occupied rather than pull out my camera at every turn. So for this trip, I took 90% less pictures than I would normally do.
If there was anything I would suggest for those of you making a trip to Vegas, don't miss out on the Buffet at the Wynn. The moolah you pay for is worth the price of their amazing food!
Enjoy some of the pics I have posted up here :)
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Fast forward to today --- coming back from a trip from Vegas, I picked up a copy of said book along with a plush toy of Peter for my little man. And where else would I go to get it? To FAO Schwarz, of course! I was so excited to find both book and toy because I loved Peter as a child and a I know that my son will have the same appreciation for him.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Mornings are OK to deal with but evenings are an entirely different matter. We learned last night just how horrible common colds are for babies given the six times we got up to carry, cuddle and soothe a congested little guy.
I was so exhausted from last night that I didn't even pay attention to a lovely little cheer-me-up my hubby wrote on my FB wall until now.
Indulge me for a second on this one....... AAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWW.
The hubby can be sometimes ever-so-sweet if he really wanted to.
Wish us luck tonight! With the help of Little Noses' saline drops, we three just might be able to get the sleep we need and the little man and I just might not have to miss that flight to LV!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Thought I'd share this ... it was forwarded to me by my Godmother and as I already am in a position similar to this, I can't really apply until a few years from now.
Mom, Mommy, Mama, Ma, Mother
Dad, Daddy, Dada, Pa, Pop, Father
JOB DESCRIPTION :
Long term, team players needed, for challenging, permanent work in an often chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call. Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities! Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties also required.
The rest of your life. Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs $5. Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf. Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers. Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects. Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks. Must be a willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next. Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices. Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst. Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product. Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.
POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT & PROMOTION :
Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you.
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE :
None required unfortunately. On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.
WAGES AND COMPENSATION :
Get this! You pay them! Offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent. When you die, you give them whatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is thatyou actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.
While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered; this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth, unconditional love, and free hugs and kisses for life if you play your cards right.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I know it's still quite early, what with it being only the 10th of November, but I really can't help myself.
My favourite template designer, Gisele Jaquenod, who I absolutely adore came out with this new layout that I just couldn't resist!
Christmas is really in the air --- I can just smell it and it's coming around the corner. I can't wait for our first holiday as a family!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I have never heard him sounding so solemn and broken.
He was the bearer of bad news.
Our uncle, my mom's brother, has passed away.
I bow my head in memory of him and say a silent prayer thanking God for taking away his pain.
He will be missed but forever loved and remembered.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I can't wait to get started!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Ok... the little man may not really be up and running as of yet --- but our 2nd bedroom which we've used for storage is finally UP and RUNNING..... we've sorted through all our boxes, cleaned-up the mess and shopped around for some items worthy of a playroom!
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
One of Dylan's most favourite toy is actually not a toy --- it's our home phone! He loves seeing me on the phone because it means he can try to steal it away from me. He espcially loves it when I put whomever I am speaking with on the speaker phone where he can blabber away like he is the one having a conversation.
Our telephone holds endless minutes of fun as our little boy loves to press the buttons and hear the sounds it makes while the screen lights up... which leads me to this blog --- it only seems right that instead of his first sylables being 'baba' or 'dada' or 'mama', that he says 'TUT-TUT' imitating the sound the buttons make when pressed!
He is just uber cute and uber smart! You see, he refuses to say 'tut-tut' unless it's the actual phone in his hands which means he's making a connection between an item and what he is personally calling it. He just turned 8 months and already he's showing how smart he can be!!! (So sue me, I'm a mom and we tend to be biased, don't we?)
I am so proud of my little man!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers go to those who bear witness and experienced first hand the disaster that Typhoon Ondoy brought to Manila. I am also thankful that my relatives, though somewhat affected by the typhoon, was not injured, hurt or harmed in any way.
For the latest updates, you can go the the ABS-CBN website.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
This was me 7.5 months pregnant.
You're probably wondering what on earth I am doing posting an old photo but gosh darn it, it's one of those days where I actually do miss being pregnant!
I was one of the lucky ones that never really suffered from pregnancy symptoms. Yes, there's the usual nauseated feeling and the constant washroom runs but I don't really recall anything that was too bad that kept me in bed begging for the baby to come out already (well, except for my last couple of weeks when I became uber bored from staying at home and not working).
Don't get me wrong --- I love the fact that my little Patrick (how weird using his first name) is now here for me to fully enjoy but there was just something about knowing there's another life inside you. I miss the kicks and those little hiccups. I miss feeling expectant and scared at the thought of labour.
I REALLY MISS IT.
I'm just going to have to wait for the next one then, won't I???
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Our wedding anniversary no longer just pertains to the hubby and I so as a celebration, we decided to take a 'Family Day' and bring Dylan out and about town.