Friday, September 30, 2011

October is here!

October is the most awaited month in our family, aside from December.

Three of us (me, my eldest and my second sons) will be celebrating our birthdays this October. My eldest son will be turning 13, meaning he's now officially a "teen-ager" and I still have no idea on how to celebrate his birthday. My second son will be turning 12 and he's got lots of achievements lately and rewards are already due.

On the other hand, October is when the second quarter exam is given in my kids' school. Meaning, there will be reviews, reviews, and more reviews.

Lots of work this October, for me. I can't even recall how I did it for the past years. But one thing is for sure, I'll do it out of my LOVE for them and it will all turn out well.

Welcome, October!

Nostalgia - My Husband's Birthdays

I failed to write a post about my husband's birthdays, so it's going to be my entry here in Nostalgia...

Last year, my bestfriend who's working in Middle East visited us on my husband's birthday. We went to Pink Sisters in Tagaytay.

In front of the church

In front of the grotto

Going down the hill

Besides the church

The whole family had a great time with the company of my dear friend, Willie, who I haven't seen for more than 10years.

THIS YEAR, we had a celebration at home with the whole family.

My kids blew some balloons and paint the face of angry birds on it. I prepared their favorites: Pancit Canton, Fried Chicken, Kare-Kare and Menudo.

We also bought a 3-flavored cake (which everybody enjoyed).

I know my husband enjoyed this day so much. He is even so cooperative in posing in front of the camera.

This will be one of the most memorable birthdays I've prepared for him (so far)... love you, Papa!

Linking up with Rose at Nostalgic Marveling for Nostalgia. Click and join us every Thursday.

Mommy Moments - Parenting Tips

mommy moments

Even though we've been parents for almost 13 years now, we still have lots to learn. This week's topic in MM is very dear to me as I'm always interested in listening to other parent's sharing tips with one another.

I have two "would-be teen-age boys", the most sensitive stage. Which means I should be more understanding, more sensitive, more patient, more firm, and more caring.

From the very start, I made sure I am approachable to my kids. I try to know what it is that they like, what it is that they hate, and try to read their minds and actions. I tried my best to act as one of their friends (with authority). I also make it a point that I share my thoughts and feelings with them. So through the years, we've developed a good communication line.

I learned that it is important to practice what you preached. Blaine Bartel wrote is his Big Black Book for Parents that parents should model the following actions for their teens:

1. Be Polite. Treat others with respect. Say please and thank you. Also remember, dads: Ladies first.
2. Smile. Show off those pearly whites. This small gesture will go a long way.
3. Share. This unselfish act is pack with power.
4. Listen. Give others your full attention. They will appreciate the investment.
5. Lend a hand. Mow the lawn for an elderly neighbor, or send a card to a relative you have been praying for.
6. Give a gift. There doesn't have to be a special reason, but the best reason of all is to simply say, "I care about you."

We may not notice it, but our children especially our teens, are watching us and they learn from us - parents!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday Whites - Kamuning Flowers

Also known as Murraya Paniculata or Orange Jasmine. It is famous for its fragrant white flowers that smells like jasmine.

Makes me feel good when it blooms. I placed it in my front porch so I can smell its sweet fragrant everytime I step out of my door.

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Nuggets!

My kids love to eat chicken nuggets. They always asked for it to be included in their "baon" (packed lunch). As for me, it's the most convenient meal I can prepare which they will sure love.

I thought of making my own version of chicken nuggets!

I included ground chicken, chopped bacon, carrots, and cheese.

After molding and frying, here they are ...

It was a success!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Orange Tuesdays # 3

Good morning, everyone! Here's my share for Orange Tuesday - the ORANGE FREEZE my son ordered at Pancake House last Sunday. It is actually orange soda with vanilla ice cream.

He enjoyed it!

Happy Tuesday!

Mommy and Me Monday # 9

For my ninth entry here in Mommy and Me Monday, pardon me for sharing with you photos of my mom and me.

Taken during grandparents week when my mom was with us for a visit.

I will always cherish these photos taken by my son, JM. It made me feel young again, reminiscing the days when my mom used to mother me (although she still does). It will always remind me of how she molded me into who I am now!

How I wish I can do the same with my kids...

Mommy and Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?
Hosted by Krystyn

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Orange Tuesdays

Here's my share in Orange Tuesdays:

Our orange curtain...

That's me and my hubby posing after coming home from a wedding ceremony. We bought this curtain because we feel it fits our rusty-colored sofa.

Hope you enjoy your visit at...

Monday, September 12, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday

For my first entry here in Mellow Yellow Monday, OUR YELLOW HOUSE!

I'm so happy with this house because I design the fence where there's the yellow gold flowers over the white fence. It is where we home our three (3) wonderful kids. Welcome and God bless our home!


Mommy and Me Monday # 8

At the restaurants...

Showing off he eats a lot, too.

Posing while waiting for our orders to come.

Glad to share photos for the 8th time here in Mommy & Me Monday.
Mommy and Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?
Hosted by Krystyn

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Keeping Company Thursday


Hello, there! I keep seeing the "Keeping Company Thursday" button to some of the blogs I follow and I believe it's about time that I join this blog hopping and meet new friends. I'm so excited!

I hope you enjoy your visit like I did.

On how to join Keeping Company Thursday, click here.

Orange Tuesdays 16th Edition

Hi, there! I'm so glad to have found "Shengkay's Randomness Journal"and was so excited to join Orange Tuesdays.

Here's my share for the 16th Edition of Orange Tuesdays:

My youngest son, Phoebo, wearing his fave shirt. Posing with the Koi fishes in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

And the Koi fishes, of course, all so eagerly waiting to be fed.

You can also join Orange Tuesday, its fun!

They're Growing Up!

We were strolling in a mall one Sunday afternoon when I noticed my sons as they walked ahead of me. They have grown up and I didn't even noticed it.

My eldest son's already responsible to take care of his siblings.

There are times when they wanted to go out with their friends. (without me tagging along). At first I have hesitations, because for me, they will always be my babies. And babies need their mothers. But, in the end, I still gave them my permission.

I know there are a lot of things they should learn especially now that they're growing up. But, as their mother, I still want to hold-on to them. I wanted to be with them in every step of the way. I wanted to know what they're doing in every minute, second of their lives. Reality is...... I can't be!

Experience is still the best teacher. I only pray and hope that the values they've learned and continue learning from us, as parents and as friends, will guide them through.

Hope and pray that they'll grow up to be GOOD men.

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