Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Game system upgrade

My son is starting to show interest in video games now. He always see his father playing games on his Playstattion 2 and Nintendo N64. My husband loves playing football, baseball, and Mario Cart with those game systems whenever he has time and my son is always his number 1 plan.

Our son is probably too young to be playing video games right now but I know time will come that he would be doing it. But as a Mom, I wanted him to do what makes him happy but with things like this, I'd have some limitations and I guess, we all Moms has and you all know what I'm talking about.

Anyhow, me and my husband were talking about getting some upgrades for our game systems. Ours are not that old yet but it will get old. So we're thinking of getting a Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii, that way we will have a wide selection of games. And I like the idea that it's easier to get PS3 and Wii accessories anywhere.

Well, I just wanna share my thought about this. Thanks for reading.

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Family Tour

Me and my husband has a lot of things in common and one of those is our love for travel. Actually when we first met and start getting to know each other, I remember he mentioned that he wants to own his own RV so that we can go anywhere here in the US without spending money in hotels. Of course, now that I'm an immigrant here in the US, I would love to see the whole country. So we plan on doing a family tour and rent some RV.

Hopefully, someday we can afford our own RV. Because the thing about having an RV is you don't need to stay in a hotel and worry about booking etc. All you need to do is to find rv parks that can be everywhere (at least, that's what I see here in Texas). Plus you don't need to spend alot eating out cos you can easily cook food in the RV.

Oh, how I wish we can do the tour sooner cos I can't wait to see different places. I just love to travel and so as my husband and our son.

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Swimming at Grandma's

I know this is already a late post. I wasn't really thinking about it until today while I was looking at my son's old video. I then realized that I still have a video during the Mother's day when we were at my in-laws' house.

The video was my son swimming in their little pool. Enjoying the almost-summer heat at their backyard.

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Got Our Advance Parole

Last March, we finally applied for our Adjustment of Status, from K nonimmigrant visa holders to a conditional residence here in the US. Then, just last week, we received our employment authorization and advance parole (for traveling outside the country), but still waiting for our greencard or the conditional residency card.

The employment authorization is so important for me cos it will let me get a job here, while for Abi, he can get an SSN (Social Security Number) with it. While the advance parole, it will let us travel outside the country. Well, really don't have plans on traveling outside the country real soon but we just applied for it in case of some emergency where we need to go back to our home country, Philippines. But eventhough we don't plans to travel yet, I'm looking for travel insurance online cos it's good to have insurance about anything.

Well, I'm so glad that we finally got those things we needed except for the Greencard. But we know that we'll also get it soon.

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Mom on Diet

Now that I'm a Mom, the greatest personal problem that I faced is my physical appearance, specifically my weight. Before I became a Mom (before I got pregnant) I used to weigh just 97lbs., but I just lost it all and now I'm weighing 148lbs. I know it's not that much yet, for you, but for me it is. I am more confident having a slimmer body and for me, it is easier to get clothes when you are slimmer rather than being big. That's my opinion and concern, and I'm worried.

Anyway, I'm trying to lose some weight now by exercising, watching my diet, and considering on trying some diet pills. I can say that I'm really doing good with my diet now cos I don't have a stock of sodas in our house now unlike before that it is always in my grocery. Instead, I drink cranberry juice everyday. Before, we used to eat at an eat-all-you-can pizza place at least twice a week, but it's been a month now since we last went there. No burgers now too. Then for exercising, I started doing some walks around our neighborhood and little bit of workout around the house, at least once a day. But I'm planning to enroll myself in a gym soon and buy a kickboxing tapes so that I can workout more at home too. Lastly, for the diet pills, I haven't found anything that I'd like to try. Of course I wanna make sure that whatever I'll have works cos I don't wanna spend money for something crappy. But while searching, I stumbled upon a phenphedrine review. Phenphedrine is a diet pill that they say would target the brain by telling the brain that you are full and you needn't eat more, since the brain has the control of everything. The review sounds good, so I'm considering that diet pill now.

So you see based on what I ate before, it really figures why gained a lot of weight. But I'm trying to fight that now. I know that with perseverance and discipline, I'd be able to go through this.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Can't help him growing

Four months from now my son would be 3-years-old. He has learned a lot of new things that he just amazes me each time I realizes it.

It's been almost a year since we got here in the US and my son's learning to talk a lot now. It really surprises me how he'd learned his speech so fast in English cos I honestly hadn't taught him how to say this and that. He just learned by himself and I'm so proud of him.

I just can't help thinking about how I can't the time from moving so that I get to spend more time with while he is still a baby or a kid who needed me. The baby who is so eager to give the biggest hug and the sloppiest kiss I can ever have.

Couple of years from now, he'd be starting going to school, meet friends, and be around with a lot of different people which gives him wider opportunity to explore the world and learn more new things. The next I'll know would be worrying about where to put his soccer trophies, awards, medals, and everything I wanna show off as a proud parent.

I can't wait for him to grow but I don't want him to grow yet. Oh my son, I just love him so much, I don't think I can afford to face the fact that one day he'll be leaving us and stepping into a new world all by himself cos that's just the way it is.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Potty Training Development

Couple of months ago, I made a post about my son starting his potty training. It's taking longer that what I expected cos until now he is still on training. Actually, it was just last week that he showed a big development on it -- he pees in the toilet bowl all by himself. And what's really surprising is we never taught him to stand to pee cos they said that it'd confuse him since we usually sit down when we poop, but the first he did it, he stood to pee. He just suddenly removed his diaper and went to the toilet and then yelled "Abi peed, Abi peed". It was so cute. Since the, he is always excited to pee on the toilet just like a big boy.

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Saturday, May 09, 2009

Advance Mother's Day Surprise

Tomorrow would be the official Mother's Day but my boys made a breakfast in bed surprised for me yesterday. That was so sweet of them. Actually it was my husband's idea. He (my 2-year-old swore that he helped) made me a breakfast taco and had my son delivered it to me while I was still conked out on our bed, and greeted me "Happy Monter's Day Mommy!". Yup, he said "monster" instead of mother (maybe because I looked like a monster? haha) because he's a 2-year-old and just starting to talk a lot.

Anyway, my husband did it yesterday instead of this coming Sunday because he couldn't do it this Sunday cos he works late on later and won't be able to wake early enough to prepare breakfast for me. I don't think he planned it but I'm so glad touched that he did it, but I'd be more glad if he'd give me my wish to have some new area rugs (*wink).

I know I already said it, but Thank You!

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