Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Mother's Day 2019

I have  not blogged in  more than two weeks due to  our children's school activities.  We have been traveling  since the last week of  April.  Although we were back home on the second week of May, I haven't  gotten my mojo back.  I feel very drained and unmotivated to even write a post.  Anyway, Mother's Day was a blast.
 My husband cooked breakfast before we went to church, our kids served at the mass.  Then we came home after the mass  and took some family pictures before we went to the restaurant to eat.
 Our  kids sure have grown  so much.  Our  daughter has been studying for his finals.  This week will be her last week of school so we pretty much  spent our  evenings studying.  She  took some   placement tests to determine the subjects she will be taking in High School. 
While waiting for our daughter, my son and I had sweet moments.
 He might be as almost as tall as me now but he is still my baby.  He's very affectionate and not afraid to show  what he feels. 
 I live for this moment right here.  They seldom wants to be photographed these days but when he is goofing off, we take  the chance to capture it.
 Hubby and the kids took me to Chinese restaurant and we had our favorite dishes.
 They got me  some chocolates.
Usually, I get a pot of mini rose for special occasion but this year, I got an orchid.  I think my husband  saw how happy I was to successfully grow an orchid  and see it bloomed so he added another pot  for me to grow.  
Motherhood taught me so many things.  Being a stay-at-home-mom is a  great blessing as I get to witness all my children's  special moments and milestones.  I will be forever grateful to my husband for allowing me to be  with them everyday.  

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Birthdays in our Family, Parenting, Etc.

My son's birthday is in January and my husband's is in February.  While these two celebrate their birthdays  a month apart, my daughter and I  are the same way, mine is June and hers is July.  
 Our son turned 12 this year and my husband just reached a huge milestone, golden years.  Does life begins at 50 these days?  Lol, just kidding. 
 We usually go on a road trip or go somewhere fun for birthdays but this year, we chose not to and just celebrate at home. 

Hubby's birthday was on a Sunday so it gave me an excuse to take  some family photos  after the mass.  They're not always up to photo sessions but I think it is important to snap some once in a while especially on birthdays.
 I can't believe my first born  will turn 14  in the next few months.  She is considerable small compared to her friends of her age but it's in her genes to be small, her Mom is  tiny (as what other Moms calls me).
 She is almost as tall as me  and I think she will be a little taller than me as she is still growing. 
 My husband always tells me that we should have had more kids but I think 2 is enough.  It's expensive to raise kids especially on the cost of their education.  Having two children is  enough for me. 

"The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence." - Denis Waitley
"To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself. " - James E. Faust
"Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted." -  Garrison Keillor