Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Holiday gifts for Abi

Christmas has just passed. We don't celebrate Christmas though, but we had our "Family Day" on the 25th of December where we did an exchange gifts. And once again, it's the day of spoiling the kids. Oh yeah, the kids got really spoiled that day 'cos of all the gifts they received.


the winner toy: copter from Aunt Yvonne

Yup, his favorite toy now is his copter given to him by my sister-in-law, Yvonne. But I was so proud of him though, because he shared it with his cousins. Though he was hesitant at first, but we keep teaching him how to share, so he ended up sharing it. I know it was a big sacrifice for him and it really broke his heart to see that someone else is playing with his new copter. But at least, he did the act of sharing.


laptop from Mom & Dad

Then, we got him his own laptop. It is actually a learning laptop. Of course, he's too young to have his own real laptop.

We got him that 'cos I used to work in front of the computer. So, with his own computer, he can keep himself busy and think that he is doing what Mom does.


little truck from Aunt Shonda & Uncle Kevin and big truck from Grams

It was a co-incident to have them give Abi the same type of toy. Actually, those toys have the same brand. The only difference is the size. But Abi still enjoyed playing with both, and at the same time. Those two trucks always goes together for him.

Then, he also got some new clothes from his grandparents too and set of balls (football, basketball, and soccer) from my brother-in-law Kevin and his wife, Shonda. So, he got 5 gifts, in total for his Holiday. He sure did had lots of fun with his new stuffs.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

A future entertainer

We, mothers, always hope that our son had a talent that would make him a successful person in the future. I wish that I'd know it as early as possible so that whatever he wanted he in life, I can start to prepare what it needed, finance-wise, etc.

My husband would laugh at me how I can say what our son wanted to be. Each time, he'd do something, like having airplane and helicopter as his favorite toys, I'll say that he wanted to be a pilot. All such things. I might not know what he will be in the future, but I always pray that he will have the life that he wanted.

Anyway, enough for all those sentiments as a mother. Below is a video of my son being an entertainer. Have fun! :-)


So, what do you think?

Cleanliness is next to Godliness

"Cleanliness is next to Godliness"... I've heard that motto when I was still in Elementary, that is why I always make sure that I am clean and my surroundings is clean. Now, as a Mom, I am trying to instill that motto to my son and so far so good. He knows that he needs to take a bath everywhere and was his hands when it's dirty and before and after eating. Good thing, he can easily reach our Grohe faucets to where he can wash his hands by his own.

It feels really good to see your child learning good things and doing it always.

Job for a stay-at-home Mom like me

Being a stay-at-home Mom is not as easy as what others think. Especially me that was used to working and having my own income. Then, all of a sudden, I need to stay at home and take care of my beloved son. It may not be my choice but I am still loving it 'cos I get spend more time with my child. Except that, I wish I have my own income 'cos even if my husband is providing us our needs, but I'm just not used to asking from someone whenever I need something.

Anyway, I was looking online and saw a job that is best for a stay-at-home Mom like me. If we have enough finance, we can start a business with coffee franchises. That kind of business is good 'cos we could stay at home and earn money at the same time.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Big Boy On His Bike

This video was just caught earlier this morning while I was preparing breakfast. Abi was having fun with bike, going back and forth between the dining and living area.



It is really amazing how big he is now. When we first got his bike, he doesn't know how to ride on it yet. He always wants be on ride on it and drive it while he sits at the back. But now, he knows how to properly ride on it. Oh.. my baby is a big boy now.

Toy Box From Grandpa

It is so sweet of Grandpa to make a big toy box for Abi.

Toy box as big as what he did (see image on the left) is very expensive. Good thing he knows carpentry and thought about giving our son a very nice toy box.

He must probably have heard me when I talked about asking my husband to bring me a big box so that I can put all of Abi's toys in one place. My husband brought two boxes already but I can't put the toys in it 'cos Abi's more interested on getting in it. Then, last Saturday, Grandpa showed us the toy box that he made about a month ago while he was at their ranch.

It is a pretty big toy box and Abi's toys really fit in their. Actually, there are more spaces left to where we can put more of Abi's toys in the future. Now, I have all his toys in one place and not just scattered all over the house.

Thanks Grandpa for this wonderful gift to our son!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Babysitted by Grandma again

Abi was babysitted by his Grandma last Saturday and Sunday again.

Last Saturday was his Daddy's birthday. We went to Grandma because she was preparing Enchilada as requested by Daddy. Then, we left him to his Grandma so that me and Andy can have moments alone with each other.

It is so different to not having Abi around the house. The first time we had him slept at Grandma's was during our honeymoon. It didn't hit me that time because we were not in our house, but I still missed him though.

The 2nd time really hit me big time. Grandma just wanted to babysit him that time so we let her. Then we just stayed at the house and watched movie. But I could imagine him bothering us while we watch movie. The non-stop "Mommy" and "Daddy" whining he does just to distract us from the movie. It can be annoying but when he's not there to do it, the atmosphere and surrounding of the house can never be normal.

Then, the 3rd time was last Saturday. I still missed him but I'm getting used to have him at his Grandma once in a while. And he enjoys it a lot. You know what Grandma does, spoiling the grandkids unintentionally *wink*.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Got A Good Quality Winter Jacket For An Affordable Price

I just got the Winter (Bubble) Jacket that I ordered online.

I was hoping that it's good one and I didn't fail. You may be wondering why I seem to have doubt on it. Well, because when I saw that same jacket from other stores, it cost $50.00++, but I got it at $8.00 from Walmart.com. Nope, it's not a typo, it is really that cheap. But mind you, it doesn't look cheap.

Actually, when I looked today on the product so that I can leave a nice comment as an appreciation to good quality and fast shipping of Walmart.com, it now cost $6.00. Such a great deal, isn't it? You can always have the best deal when you shop at Walmart.com. Plus, their product has always good quality. What can I say? I'm a satisfied customer.

Oh, and you may be wondering why I'd say that it has a good quality when I just got it. Simply because, you can really tell with the materials being used in the product. It has nice fabric that would really make my son warm during winter, which is why I got in the first place.

So, if you are on budget (or not), why shop anywhere else when you can find it at Walmart.com? I'm not posting this to advertise them, but because I am really satisfied and they deserve a good thumbs up from me.

If you wanna see the same product just click the following link:
Faded Glory - Toddler Boys' Bubble Jacket

Mommy's Vitamins

Remembering to give my son his vitamins is not an easy task for me. It may for you, but I always have problems remembering something, unless I am into the habit and even if I don't remember it, I would still do it. You know what I'm saying?

Well, now that I am taking diet pill which my son calls "Mommy's Vitamins", I won't forget about giving him his vitamins. My only problem though is if I'd forget to take my vitamins.

Babysitter Wanted

Not for now though, but some time next year. Me and my hubby are talking about having a nice vacation in Vegas next year so we probably need a babysitter for our son while we're away. Though we know that my his Grandma would be willing to babysit him but we're not sure about her work schedule yet, so that's why I'm making this announcement as early as now.

We don't have a fix date yet because we are still trying to find a hotel in las vegas where we can stay at. Once we're done with that, everything else would follow.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It's 2:00 AM and still won't go to sleep

I was so miserable last night because Abi doesn't want to go to sleep and it's already 2 o'clock in the morning. I know it's not his fault because he is not really tired. He took a nap for 5 hours yesterday, so who would be sleepy when you have that long of a nap. He started his nap around 3 o'clock, then woke up after 8:00 in the evening.

But even if I wanted to keep him company the whole night, I can't keep up to it because my head was already aching really bad. I didn't have a nap like what he had, I wish I did. If only I knew that he'd be taking a long nap. I don't want to leave him alone playing either, then I'll go to sleep. He's just 2 years old, he may do something he is not allowed to and may hurt him badly. And of course, he won't like it too.

My first attempt was just simply putting him to bed, gave him his milk, and made him comfortable by putting his sheets on him, but that didn't work. He was whining for me. I ignored it at first but he just won't stop. So I went to him and talk to him, then I went back to bed. This time, he cried for me. I just can't help it, so I went back to him. He wanted me to lie with him on the bed, so I did. I stayed there for about 15 minutes and started to feel uncomfortable and my headache seemed like killing me. So, I talk to him and made him understand how I felt, he still cried. I told him to stop crying because there's no reason for it. I went to bed then dozed off. I honestly didn't realize what happened next because I was fast asleep since then. I'd probably hear something from my husband once he gets home if Abi still didn't go to sleep once I dozed off.

Hayyyy...kids! Sometimes (or shall I say, most of the time?), it's just really hard to keep up with their energy. They have so much of it, while we grown-ups has only limited energy. Oh well, that's part of being a parent. How about you? What's your experience? :-D

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Great Vacation Deal

I always wanted to have a family vacation next year. I want to go to some other States. Right now, I am searching for the best deals I can find to make sure that our vacation is worth each penny that we will pay.

One of the best Vacation Package I've seen online is from Orland Theme Park Vacations, which is a 3 Day Vacation that includes the following.
* Westgate Resorts 5-Star Accommodations
* 3 Days / 2 Nights
* 2 Disney World Theme Park Tickets

And it only cost $99 which was originally $399. Isn't that a great deal?

I'm sure my son would enjoy that vacation and so am I because I've dreamed of going to Disney World eversince I was a kid. Now, this would be my chance.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The search for gifts

I am so excited for our first Family Day here with my husband's family. We are so glad that Andy's parents understands that we don't celebrate Christmas so instead of having the traditional Christmas party, they agreed to just celebrate that day as our Family Day. But to make the kids happy during that day, like what they are used to, we can wrap some gifts for them. That makes me more excited because I love to give gift especially for the kids. Finding the right gifts is easier said than done though. Well, I don't want to just grab any cute things and give it to them. I wanna give them something useful and they would enjoy. It's funny that I'd compare this experience with finding a unique commercial real estate because you think that they are very easy to find because they are just anywhere, but nope! I need to find something that is worth buying because every penny has a value nowadays.

But, before I made this post, I already did my online shopping for the kids' presents and I am so excited for it. I am sure the kids would me more excited than me once they see what I've got for them.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Do you know what a mesothelioma is?

Do you know what a mesothelioma is?

I was just reading a book and that word captured my eyes. I searched it through Wikipedia.org and I found out that it is a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.

Now, do you know what asbestos is? Well, it's your turn to ask Wikipedia (grin).

Anyway, in Mesothelioma, malignant cells develop in a protective lining that covers most of the body's internal organs called mesothelium. Normally, this disease would exist in the outer lining of the lungs and internal chest wall, but it may also occur in the lining of the abdominal cavity, the heart, and in a sac that surrounds the heart.

It is not a common disease but know it does exist. Again, this disease can be with people who are exposed to asbestos: have been working with asbestos, or washed clothes that were exposed to asbestos.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Bonding with his Aunt Yvonne

Last night, Yvonne, my sissy-in-law asked Abi to borrow his airplane. She sometimes jokingly would tell Abi that she wanted to sleep with his airplane. But last night, she was in the mood to play with Abi and his most favorite toy, his airplanes. Good thing I was able to capture it in video.

Keep your appliances away from your children

One of the things that most parents would take for granted when they have a kid at home is to make sure that appliances are away from their little ones. It is very important that appliances are out of reach from the little ones because one, they don't know how to use it yet and two, it might hurt them. So, as much as possible get the furniture that would put the appliances out from their reach. It may can be expensive but it's all worth it.

For TV sets, I found tv lifts that you can put with the furniture where you usually put the TV and it will extend your TV to where it would be too high for your little ones to reach.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Similarity

One thing in common between Philippines (my home town) and Texas (present address) is the weather. Though not exactly the same, but it's almost the same because it's always warm. Of course, since Texas is in USA, it gets cold here during winter season and Philippines doesn't have that season. But most of the time, it is warm in Texas.

That is why whether I am in the Philippines or in Texas, I need to make sure that my car has an a/c compressor that works well. It is important since most of the time, we need to use AC in our car due to the warm weather.

Need a help moving?

If you are planning to relocate home but having hard time to transfer everything, you can always count on to moving services company. They will help you pack and unpack everything and carry them all on your location. That way, your relocation would be less hassle than doing everything.

Relocation is really a hassle, especially when you have a baby or kid with you. Trust me, because I've experienced that. So, don't do it by yourself alone. Right services will be of help whenever you need them.
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