Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Household Chores

Does your child/children  helps you with household chores?  Just from my observation, not all kids is willing to help in the household  chores but with proper  guidance,  your child would  learn how to help you  without you imposing it. 
Mr. Burrito is my little helper at home when his  sister is at school. He likes to help  in washing the dishes everyday.  The key is their willingness in doing it.  If you impose it, they would resist.  So I always ask them if they want to help and I always get a positive response which makes me very happy.  Another favorite chore they love to do is  laundry.  Sometimes, we do our math lesson and organizing skill with this  household chore.
Our newly washed mink blankets

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Simply Alice Bracelet

I received the prize that Ms. Burrito won from a giveaway over at Mary's blog a couple of weeks ago.  I was a little disappointed though because we ordered the black one but they sent us the grey one.  It's still beautiful though, I just wish that they could have send us the  color that we want.  
I didn't fool returning it because we got it   for free anyway so I can't complain too much ... wink.  Anyhow,  if you want to find  chic  gift ideas, check out Shabby Apple website as they have a great collection of  elegant accessories.
This Grey/blue fresh water pearls bracelet is  finished with a cream satin bow. It has metal chain and lobster clasp for easy removal without compromising the perfect bow.  It  measure 8” inches at furthest link.  This is handmade in the USA.
The bracelet is the new addition to the  accessories collection that I have in my jewelry box.  I seldom wear  any of those  but I would love to preserve just in case my daughter would love this kind of stuff when she grow up.  Granted  they are not  expensive pieces but it would be a memorable  keepsakes for her.  I am linking this post to the NEWEST meme I discovered, the Alphabet Thursday.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Homemade Treats from Tita

My sister-in-law gave the kids some valentine treats. She put it in a heart-shaped box which he personally made from a cardboard box and covered it with cloth.  She made all  the goodies inside the  hearty box, the cookies,  chocolate candies, and more home made treats.  Thanks a lot Tita Chris!
Butch had some fun time  bonding with the Burritos.  It is so much fun to celebrate valentine's day with family and fur friends.
Ms. Burrito made this card  for me.  Thanks Anak!
Have a great week ahead everyone.

Snowy Weekend

Snow poured on us last Saturday and this morning.  We brought  Mr. Burrito to the doctor then we visited my FIL afterwards.
The Burritos won't pass this opportunity to   go sled riding with their Dad.
Hubby baked a cake  after the sled ride fun  and Ms. Burrito  put the icing on.
Ms. Burrito played  piano a little bit and Mr. Burrito on the other hand swept Pap's  walkway.
How about you guys?  How's the weekend at your end?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Miniature Roses

Hubby gave me a pot of miniature roses for valentine's day, thanks a bunch hon!  I preferred this miniature roses over the fresh cut flowers because with the former, I can grow them.  I have  five different kinds of miniature roses  in my garden and they come back every year  which reminds me of every occasion that hubby got me those.
Mr. Burrito went with his dad in the  store and he bought a  heart shaped cookie for his sister and an almond joy for me and for him lol.
What are Raphael's Madonnas but the shadow of a mother's love, 
fixed in permanent outline forever?
-Thomas Wentworth-
I love you  with all my heart Mr. C.!
I hope that this baby won't die in my care but it looks like they are healthy so hopefully I could make them live till summer where I can plant them  in my garden.

On the other note, I wish my husband a happy birthday!  May God grant you  a long and healthy life.  Thank you for being the best Dad and husband!
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Thursday, February 16, 2012


"Everyday brings new chances to grow, new beauty to see and goals to  pursue... 
every new day is a step towards your pleasant dreams."
-Nuggets of Wisdom -
We finished the valentine project that me and the kids started last week.  I am glad that both of my Burritos love to do this kind of stuff with me.   They also made a card for me and hubby.  Both of them has it's own  signature  way of drawing people.  
We had fun doing this project.  Some of the  materials we used are just recycled from old stuff.
Happy Valentine's Day  to all of you!  May each of us celebrate this special occasion with lots of compassion for others and  love in our hearts.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Email Hacker

I was shocked  when I opened my email today (2-10) because  all my messages in the inbox were deleted and the setting was totally different.  I immediately suspected that my  email address was hacked and sure enough, I checked the recent login activity and found these.

8:01 AM Browser Mail Access Nigeria
7:06 AM Browser Mail Access Nigeria
6:57 AM Browser Mail Access Nigeria
6:57 AM Browser Logged In Nigeria
6:53 AM Browser Mail Access Nigeria
6:53 AM Browser Logged in to Mail Nigeria
IP Address is - Beware  of this IP address!

So I immediately did what I had to do but this  thief had already sent out emails to all the  contact in my address book asking for money.  So to all  who received  the sobbing  email , please ignore it.  Here's the email they sent to everyone in my list.

I'm writing this with tears in my eyes,my family and I came down here to London, United Kingdom for a short vacation. unfortunately,we were mugged at the park of the hotel where we stayed,all cash,credit card including cell phone was stolen off us but luckily for us we still have our Live and passports saved with us.

We've been to the Embassy and the Police here but they're not helping issues at all and our flight leaves in few hours from now but we're having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won't let us leave until we settle the bills. Well I really need your Help,Please let me know if you can help us out? Am freaked out at the moment!!

They deleted all my  inbox messages, all the contact in my list, and  some of my folders.  

It's wicked how other people will do everything to get money.  

But anyhow, on  a happier note, Ms. Burrito won a giveaway  over at Mary's blog, a beautiful bracelet.  She was given  the chance to choose what she wants and the Simply Alice won.  It is made of water pearl, valued for $55.

Change in the Weather

We had a good bit of snow fall last Saturday.
THe next day, the sun shone so most of the snow was melted.  We made a trip to a nearby park.
While the kids were playing, I  made some walking around the park and  saw some of the daffodils  coming up already.
"A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves."
- Marcel Proust -
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Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Doze of D

When Mr. Burrito got a doze of diarrhea, we ended up bringing him to the doctor after a couple of days.  While waiting for the doctor, we don't have anything to do  but play with the camera just to pass the time.
It turned out to be  a disappointment because the doctor did not do anything, she told us that it will eventually stop.  So our   one hour was wasted there.  Oh well, it is still good to ask the opinion of the professional right?

Mr. Burrito learned a big lesson  about this  experience, he is now very  cautious in touching stuff.  He washes his hands frequently now and does not  put things in his mouth.  It's funny that every time he passes gas, he would ask "Is it a Diarrhea Mom?"