Thursday, September 24, 2009

My Terrific Three

Today is my son's 3rd birthday, which means, 1st year anniversary of this blog too!

Anyway, though today's his birthday, we had to move the celebration this coming Sunday so that everyone can attend. But my son didn't mind it as long as he got what he wanted for his Birthday, a fish.

He always love fishes. My parents-in-law had all sorts of books and toys in their house for the grandkids, but my son always wants the fishes more than anything else. He wants to read the Hooray for Fish book by Lucy Cousins all the time. His Grandpa also gave him some artificial fish lures for him to play with. He always keep them in a container and remembers where they're exactly at everytime. So I already decided, before he even asked for it, that I'm gonna buy him a fish for a beginner like him. But when I asked him couple of days before his birthday what he wanted for his birthday, he said fish.

So, today we went to PetSmart and got him a Betta fish. We asked for PetSmart associate for advise, since me and my husband doesn't have enough knowledge about fishes, about what fish is good for him to have as a pet and she recommended the Betta fish. The thing is, a male Betta fish can't live with another Betta coz they'll gonna kill each other unless a female Betta is ready to reproduce. So, we got him just one male Betta fish.

He got to name his fish and after about an hour trying to decide, he finally decided to name his first pet "Spotty". The fish isn't spotty though but I guess he got the idea from his daddy coz his daddy's first dog's name was Spot. He just made daddy so proud.

Aside from Spotty, we also got him couple more gifts which I'd be posting later together with all the other gifts he got. For now, I need to end this post and spend more time with my terrific three on his very special day.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bus stop

Yesterday, we went bus riding around downtown Austin [click here to see the post]. We took a long route from the bus stop nearest to our house to my soon-to-be workplace. Then from there to my mother-in-law's office. It was eye-opening and exhausting trip.


The picture above was Abi having fun feeding the pigeons while we were at the bus stop waiting for Bus #19 going to my mother-in-law's office. It was his first time seeing a lot of birds that close to him. And the pigeons were not even afraid of people. It seems that they're already used being around with people. As soon as my son threw crumbs of biscuit, the pigeons immediately got their share of crumbs.

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Monday, September 21, 2009

I have a preschooler now

We just got back from visiting La Petite Academy for a tour at their school coz that's where we're planning to enroll Abi. And after this post, I'm gonna be filling up the paper works coz me and my husband, and of course, Abi, decided that we like their school. I'm just so excited that's why I made this post first.

To say that I'm surprise with my son's interrelationship skill is an understatement. He's a friendly kid and like what one of the teachers said while observing him earlier, he has good personality which can make him fit in easily in a new environment. In fact, earlier when we had him sit down with other preschoolers (about 7 of them), he sat down quietly, observing them, then after a few minutes, we saw him scoot closer to a kid and they started talking. He then was able to interact with the teacher and all other kids there while joining their activity. They played instruments and sang songs that they like. My son even started singing "Row, row, row your boat", then they all sang the song altogether.

While we were observing him, we knew right away that he loved it there. It was even proven right when we told him that we need to leave and he started crying coz he wanted to stay there. For just about 15 minute stay, he knew that he liked it there. Which why I'm glad coz he's gonna be in an environment where he's gonna have some fun and learn at the same time.

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

We are supposed to go down to this aisle

Earlier today, we (me, hubby, and Abi) did our grocery shopping. I had the list with me while hubby's pushing the cart with Abi's help (how can he ever do that without a 3-year-old's help..lol). Like what we usually do, we start at the far right side of the store, which is the Fresh vegetable and fruits section, then the bread, canned goods, cereals, and then (before) the diaper aisle. I stopped in front of the diaper aisle and smiled. I told hubby, "It feels so weird not going down this aisle anymore..".

It's really weird coz I've been doing that for almost 3 years now and just recently, we don't do it no more coz our (soon-to-be) 3-year-old doesn't need them anymore. But I'm happy coz it only means one thing, he developed and stepped into another stage.

Next week, we'll gonna visit a Daycare center near us. We're planning to enroll Abi in preschool and start schooling on the 28th which would be my first day of full time job. I'm nervous and excited about it at the same time. I'm nervous coz I know it'll be a big adjustment for him and excited coz he's gonna explore and learn a lot of new things. I'm sure it'll be hard at first, probably for the first couple of days, but he's gonna have some fun. He enjoys interacting with other people but he's just not used to be with strangers alone and without me or his Daddy.

It's so nice seeing him developed and learned new things from day to day. And the nicest feeling of being a mother is to be able to provide our child the things that he needed and happiness out of non-material things.

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Busy, busy, busy...weigh, weigh, weigh

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Losing weight, losing weight, losing weight. That has been the talk of the town now. People nowadays tend to weigh more than what they wanted because of all the junk foods sold everywhere, like ones in fastfood restaurants, the instant meals, etc. It is because there are lots of things to do nowadays, all the work, entertainment, everything that seems to be keeping everyone so busy all the time, so they'd prefer to eat something that it doesn't take a while to prepare because they don't have time to prepare. And I plead the fifth. I'm one of those people. Though I'm not at the point where I needing surgery. I hope I'd not come to that point.

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Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment

Everytime I hear new kind of disease, I always wonder how come those diseases didn't exist before. That's what I thought when I heard Mesothelioma. It is a form of cancer caused by being exposed to asbestos. It usually forms in the membrane that covers the lungs. They said that due to the indestructibility aspect of asbestos, our body's immune system won't be able to break it down easily. So once exposed to asbestos, mesothelioma is more likely be present in your body.

But since this disease was just recently found, a lot of people that were exposed to asbestos are suffering malignant Mesothelioma now. So the experts are doing their best to be able to fight mesothelioma with malignant Mesothelioma treatment.

If you or someone you know was exposed to asbestos, don't wait and have yourself treated before it's too late.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Temptation got me

Earlier I was really craving for pizza. So when my husband said that we'll gonna eat out for lunch after he picked me up from work, I was glad that he let me choose where to go. Of course, I suggested to have eat-all-you-cal pizza at Cici's. It didn't surprise him though. But each time I pig myself out like what I did earlier, I always feel guilty.

I always wanted to lose weight. I think about it but I just don't have enough will to do it for some reason. I wish my husband would criticize me how fat I am now but instead he always say that I will always look sexy to him. Sometimes I think that he's insulting. Of course I know he's not but I want to think that he thinks of me as fat. I know, I'm crazy!

Dieting and exercising are really hard for me coz I'm not used to it. I always eat a lot but I don't gain weight until I became a Mom.

I've heard about colon cleanse which is said to help cleaning out our colon from toxic that includes fats so it will help us to lose weight. I haven't tried it yet but it sounds interesting to me.

I just hope that one of these days, I'd really have the willpower to stick to losing weight and not let the temptations get me again, especially the cravings for junk foods! Ugh!

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Should you get it too?

I was reading the newspaper at work earlier and read about the government working on lowering the health insurance pay. That sounds great but the chances are thin due to the economic recession. But despite of the high insurance rates, I still consider it smart to get an insurance especially with our economy today. You can never predict what will happen and insurance are just a good way to prepare for bad circumstances, money wise. And of course, if we know we are financially covered, it's less stress.

I know how tough it is to afford insurance especially when your pay is just enough for your daily needs, but there are lots of insurance company who offers personalized package where you only pay for what you need. If you wanna know which insurance suits for you, just get an insurance quote at 2insure4less.com. Just be smart on your choice of insurance company by making sure to read the fine lines. Be insured!

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Patio chairs for you

Are you looking for patio chairs that are simple but not too common in designs? Then you better visit PatioFurnitureChairs website and you can see a wide selection of patio chairs. Just like the one that I found (picture on left), a Hallo Outdoor Day Bed Chaise. It looks comfortable and spacious, perfect for my needs. And it also has Synthetic Outdoor wicker that has UV and Harsh weather resistance. Now that's what I call an outdoor furniture, don't you think?

This furniture is just one of the many products they have. And if you want to find something like this, just go ahead, hit the link.

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Fall in love with candle sconces

I was doing my online tasks when I saw some beautiful candle sconces. The picture shown on the left is my favorite one among all the sconces at Candlelight Designs. It is the Estate Ornate Candle Sconces. Isn't it pretty?

They have a lot of pretty candle sconces too. Actually, it's kinda hard to decided which one to get coz they're all pretty and affordable as well.

If you want to candle sconces, don't forget to check out Candlelight Designs coz I'm sure you will gonna fall in love with their beautiful collections.

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Grandparent's Day!

Yesterday, September 13 2009, was so-called Grandparent's Day. Honestly it was the first time I heard of it in my 25 years living in this earth, but, oh well.

Just like every Sunday, we visit my parents-in-law and once in a while their other Grandkids, Kevin and Keegan, stay in their house for a night of two if my in-law's will babysit them. So yesterday, it was a perfect Grandparents day for them coz all of their grandkids were there. And the kids had a playdate which doesn't happen that often.

Anyway, I'd like to share some pictures that I took yesterday. Hope y'all like it!


Keegan, Kevin, and my son, Abi, hugging each other



The kids reading stories with Grandpa and Grandma



..and my son, having fun with the mud puddle.


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Monday, September 07, 2009

Taking a break

I'm so jealous with my parents-in-law coz they'll gonna go to Vegas this November to have a vacation. Vegas vacations are cool! I always wanted to be able to go there and see what it's like to be in the gambling capital of the US. But I won't go there to gamble, I'll just watch the shows, explore the place, and of course, have some fun. The thing is, I don't want to bring my son with me if I'll go to Vegas. I don't think that would be fun coz there's nothing there for him. But I still hope that I could go there one of these days.

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What a relief!

I am one proud Mom to have a fully potty-trained 3-year-old. It was such a relief to have our kid potty for so many reasons and the most important one is you know that it's big step for their development. I was so glad that when I started potty training my son, he was more than ready and willing, so it wasn't that hard. Now, he goes to the bathroom, all by himself to do #1 and #2, without any help, except when he runs the water from faucet coz the faucet in his bathroom was clogged and so it's making weird sound when the water comes out from it. But we already have it replaced with Hansgrohe faucet, just earlier. Hopefully, he can do everything on his own now. Now, that's a relief! :-D

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Saturday, September 05, 2009

Gifts list

I think it's time for me to change the title of this blog now, or maybe not. This blog was named Starts at Two because I made this on the exact 2nd birthday of my son and I made this for him. But my son will be 3 a few days from now which means it'd this blog's 2nd anniversary. Wow, time really flew fast.

Anyway, I'm making a list of gifts that I want to give my son on his birthday. Last year, I gave him a piano and a laptop. I was just done looking online for some and I saw a lot of laptops now. Last year, there wasn't alot to choose from but he liked what I from him anyway.

My boy is growing so fast. He will be 3 soon but it seems that it has just been yesterday when he was still so delicate and small. The way he looked the first I saw him in the labor room while I was fighting my drowsiness from the anesthesia they injected me is still fresh on my mind.

Thinking of him growing makes me sad and happy at the same time coz I know that there are alot in the world for him to see and make him a better person but time will come that he will have a life without me in it. And what makes me sad. I know I shouldn't be thinking about it yet but I really can't help myself.

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