Thursday, July 10, 2008

sweetest words ever!

I was busy chopping tomatoes in the kitchen when Caitlyn suddenly said: "Mom, you're the best mommy!"

I was surprised, really! Those were the most wonderful words I've heard ever, probably even better to the "will you marry me" line of my husband when he proposed to me ;)

It touched my heart, big time!

Syempre hindi papatalo, mylove asked Caitlyn, "What about Daddy?"

Caitlyn replied: "Daddy is a boy"

Hahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

ernie and bert?

No. It's Caitlyn and Bert. This was taken this morning. The moment she woke up, she immediately went to her drawing board and drew. She said it's Bert.

In fairness, it does look like Bert, only with a moustache ;)

Friday, May 02, 2008

my name is..

Caitlyn wrote this all by herself. She's learned how to spell her name a few weeks ago but was still having a hard time writing it because she still couldn't get the right strokes of the letters. Until last Monday. She saw a credit card bill, asked me whose mail is that and asked me if she can write her name on it. I said yes and was surprised to actually see her writing her name! Too bad though that she ran out of space before finishing her name. When I offered her the other side of the envelope, she already got distracted by her other toys and didn't want to write anymore.

Nevertheless, I was one proud mommy seeing my little girl writing her name without anyone teaching or helping her :)

Thursday, May 01, 2008

4 years and still counting

MyLove and I will be celebrating our 4th year anniversary in one week's time. We haven't planned anything big because we just went out of town last week.

We're thinking of just having dinner somewhere at Greenbelt. MyLove would also like to watch a movie but I'm still thinking. I'm not much into movies. I actually fall asleep most of the times so I hate watching movies at night ;)

It doesn't really matter when and how we'll be celebrating our anniversary next week. As long we'll be together, that's all that matters.

my night job

Paid blogging that is!

I just signed up with payperpost and was surprised to get an approval after just a few minutes.

Actually, this has been my second time to sign up with them. The first time was last September but didn't get approved. I learned though that it's easier to sign up now so I tried my luck the second time around. It was true indeed! I didn't have to wait for an email confirmation. It was approved almost instantly.

I tried paid blogging a few months back but got hooked up with other things so this took a back seat for a while. But now that I'm back in the groove for blogging, I decided to get back on my blogging "career" as well. I would be very happy with the extra treats I'll be getting from paid blogging. I could use these for my trinkets and some indulgence :)

I've also signed up with other paid blogging before but what makes PPP better is that you got to choose the topic that you want to write about. You can choose only those that interest you. You will not only earn by writing topics that is of interest but you'd get to learn from the information that's available from the web.

I'm just so excited about it and I'm hoping to have the time to diligently attend to this night job.



the new me!

After almost 5yrs, I finally got the courage to bring my hair back how it was prior to getting married :)

It felt liberating!

Sana next time, yung katawan naman ;)

meet mike

Meet Mike, Caitlyn's friend according to her :)


Background: She just finished drawing when I entered the room.

Caitlyn: Look Mom, it's Mike!
Me: Mike? Mike Wazowski? (from Monsters, Inc.)
Caitlyn: No, Mom. It's not Mike Wazowski. It's Mike!
Me: Who's Mike? Is he your friend?
Caitlyn: Yes, Mom. It's my friend! Can you take a picture of me and Mike?
Hay.. kawawa naman ang anak ko. May imaginary friend na...

bad day!

Before I got up from bed this morning to prepare for work, I felt that Caitlyn was a little warm. I checked her temperature and confirmed that she had fever. I immediately decided not to come to work anymore so I can bring the little girl to her doctor. I was quite worried because it could possibly be related to the ear pain she was complaining about yesterday.

We brought her to Makati Med and had her ears checked. Her doctor said she has ear infection and was given oral and topical antibiotics for her to take for a week.

We also have her eyes checked and was referred to an ophtalmologist. Caitlyn's right eye has been teary since she was a baby and was often times irritated. The opthalmology said her tear duct might be blocked. She was given a topical antibiotics for the eyes and asked us to observe. If it doesn't get any better, he may need to flush it out. I'm hoping it'll no longer be needed because if it does, the little girl will have to be in general anesthesia :(

Except for some (or a lot) of complaining and crying on having her take her antibiotics, Caitlyn now feels better. She's now deeply asleep. I'm just hoping her ear won't hurt tonight anymore.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

i'm no superwoman

Right after we turned off the lights and I kissed Caitlyn goodnight, I went downstairs to finish some work. It's half past nine. About an hour later, I heard Caitlyn crying so I rushed upstairs. The little girl was crying hard and complaining that her ear hurt. I had to calm her down and put her back to sleep. She laid down very close to me as if she didn't want me go anywhere. I had to stay with her for about 30mins until she fell back to sleep. When I felt that she's back in slumber, I quietly sneaked out of the room hoping she'd not wake up and her ear would not hurt anymore.

Now, I'm back in front of my laptop - trying to finish some work and send some files which I promised my boss I'd send to him tonight. It's almost 11pm... still working.

Not that I'm complaining.

But again, I'm still human.. I do still feel tired... and drained...

Sunday, April 20, 2008

caitlyn's version of..

a turtle..

a giraffe.. according to her.. can you actually see it? ;)

i'm mad!

This is how Caitlyn looks like when she's mad (aka nagiinarte).



Sabay sabi ng "I'm mad!"

sushi day

Had lunch at Sakae Sushi at MOA today. Caitlyn enjoyed watching the conveyor belt sushi and can't stop pointing which one we should take.. akala yata libre!


MyLove and I love Japanese food, but it was a first sushi-go-round experience for me and I sure had lots of fun. I would definitely come back, but will make sure it's between 2-6pm so I can have their sushi buffet!

last hooray!

And when we thought Caitlyn's birthday season was over, we got a call from my mom the other day that her Ninang Eryll from Virginia sent something for her..

She just loves her new Dora so much!

I'm just a little worried.. Dora may start having falling hair in the next few days...

Thanks, Ninang!!! :)

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Caityn's 3rd Birthday Party

We celebrated Caitlyn's 3rd birthday at Shakey's Magallanes last March 30th. As usual, it was very well attended and everyone had so much fun. We had a Sesame Street themed party this time.

Caitlyn had a difficult time blowing her birthday candle. Dad, Mom, Kuya Fonzy and Kuya Neekee had to help her do it :)

And of course, Caitlyn's most favorite part... opening of presents!

Thanks to everyone who attended the party. Hope to see you again next year.. that is if we throw another party for Caitlyn for her 4th birthday! :)

guess who?

Can you guess who this is? ;)

Friday, April 11, 2008

busy!

Friday night and I'm still working at home.. crazy busy, really! I'm hoping to to relax and enjoy my weekend so I'm finishing work that I need to do.

Well, I still have a few minutes left before Saturday. Better get back to work and try to wrap things up :)

Happy weekend to me!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

missing mommy

I've been very busy with work the past few days. Last night, mylove and I went out with some friends and went home really late. Caitlyn was already asleep when we arrived home and was still sleeping when I left for work this morning.

When I arrived home this evening, Caitlyn greeted me the moment she saw me parking the car. I heard her shout, "Mom, you're back!" And when I got in to kiss her, she said, "Mom, I'm so glad you're here" and hugged me.

Made me want to quit my job and just stay with Caitlyn all the time.

How I wish....

Sunday, March 30, 2008

my little ballerina

We planned to enroll Caitlyn to a ballet class because she'd shown interest on it. She would normally dance and turn around like a real ballerina. We had her attend a trial class today hoping that we could enroll her and she could start on Monday. But then, we weren't successful. Caitlyn was just interested with the dress, but not with the class yet. She told the teacher she just wanted to watch, and watched was all she did. One of the girls was kind enough to invite her at one point so Caitlyn joined the group. But only for a couple of minutes and then went back to me to just watch.

She was following instructions though but seems like she's not really that interested, or probably just not comfortable yet. We decided to hold off enrolling her until she's ready. Hopefully, her ballet outfit would still fit her by then.

For now, I'll just cherish these pictures until I see her on her first recital :)





Saturday, March 29, 2008

partners in crime

What's best to eat on a hot summer night???

Happy Easter

Went to MOA during Easter, not to celebrate Easter, but just for the usual weekend malling. While when on our way to Italianni's for lunch, Caitlyn saw the Easter activity and wanted to go. We told her we needed to have lunch first and so, she obliged. I wasn't really keen on bringing Caitlyn to the Easter activity as there were just too many people.

Caitlyn and Mommy patiently waiting for the food.
Right after lunch, we had her ride the ferry's wheel. It was her first time at MOA's ferry's wheel and I was surprised how brave she was.
And when I thought she already forgot about the Easter Egg hunting, she pulled me to the direction of the activity hall. She insisted on going and so this time, we obliged.
Caitlyn waiting for her turn for the egg hunt.


Look at all her prizes!

Happy Birthday, Caitlyn!

Caitlyn turned 3 last Tuesday. Her party won't be until Sunday but we tried to make the day very special for Caitlyn. We took a day off from work so we can spend it with the birthday girl.

We woke her up early that day and surprised her with a birthday cake. And since she's been glued to Playhouse Disney the past weeks, we decided to get her a Minney Mouse cake.

We got her a cake the night before and I just decorated it in the morning. Thanks to the "decorate your own cake" at Goldilocks! :) We had to keep Caitlyn away from the fridge the night before so she would not see the cake.
Just look at how suprised she was seeing her cake!
And of course, a birthday will not be complete without making a wish and blowing her birthday candle. Caitlyn wished for a star (probably so she can make more wishes)!


And of course, the birthday present!

After breakfast, went straight to Splash Island. Caitlyn had so much fun and enjoyed the wave pool very much. There were just a very few people during that day so it was more relaxing. Hoping we can steal another weekday and bring Caitlyn again.

La Maison

My team had lunch at La Maison at Greenbelt 5 today. First impression was very good. The restaurant has nice interiors, the food in the menu looks really yummy! While deciding what to order, I was already thinking of coming back and bringing my love as he'd definitely enjoy it.... but then I was wrong.

It took them 30mins before we got our soup and salad. The soup wasn't even hot at all. We were all done with the soup and with all the stories we could talk about, and our food hadn't come out yet. We had to wait more than 1hr before they were able to serve all the food.

I had to talk to the lady who's attending to us to complain about their service. She said it really takes a while cooking the ribs to make sure it's perfectly grilled. Ok, I can buy that lousy excuse. But what about the soup? To compensate for their poor service, we got a choco lava cake which we decided to just take along since it was almost 2pm.

They also gave us discount cards, which I didn't bother to look at and gave it away instead. I have no plans on going back to that place again.

Will I recommend the La Maison to anyone? Probably yes ONLY for 2 reasons: (1) you want to get complimentary lava cake, which by the way wasn't that good or (2) you want to spend more time with your date; you'd probably be engaged by the time they serve your food.

It was even posted on one corner that they have served 16,000+ customers since they opened in October. Oh well, it could probably be 50,000 if not for their bad service.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

here comes the sun...

It's been very hot the past few days. It's officially SUMMER. And what do you do on a hot sunny day???

Thank God for that swimming pool 50 steps away from our doorstep :)


Happy Birthday, MyLove!

It was MyLove's birthday last March 1 and we celebrated it differently this time. Went to Fun Ranch and Ark Avilon. Caitlyn had so much fun, as if it was her birthday :)

Caitlyn and Mommy at the hanging bridge. Caitlyn didn't want to walk on the bridge and had herself carried all the way to the other end.

Caitlyn here enjoying the train ride with mommy.

This was the last ride that Caitlyn took. But actually, it was the very first ride that she wanted to get on. Her Dad though was not very much comfortable having her ride all by herself as she might get dissy and/or fall. So we had to talk her through. She agreed and took the other rides instead. But then, her heart was really on this one so before we took off, she again asked if she can ride it. I said no because I can't join her because I will not fit in. She responded, "Mom, I can ride all by myself. I'm a big girl already!"
We were surprised with what she said! She's just turning 3 but is already very much confident about herself. I was both proud and sad realizing that Caitlyn has really grown.

After Caitlyn's last ride, off we went to Ark Avilon Zoo. The place is just small, nothing spectacular really. But we were not expecting a lot so it's just ok. As usual, Caitlyn got scared of the animals like the Donkey and the snake (well, who wouldn't be?)

Caitlyn here in front of the aquarium. Medyo nabola to sit on her own, but look how uncomfortable she looked in the picture ;)

Turtles at the background. Caitlyn didn't get scared with the turtles. Probably because she has pet turtles at home.

We had an early dinner after, did some grocery and went home really tired but very very happy. Nothing beats the happiness of seeing how Caitlyn enjoyed the day.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

where had i been?

I wasn't able to spend much time updating this blog the past few months since November. Not to mention that I've been very busy the past few months, we were also internet-less at home for about 2 months.

Let me remember key events that happened in the last couple of months...
NOVEMBER

Went to Cebu and Bohol. Caitlyn enjoyed the beach so much. She can't get enough of the sand. It's our first time in Bohol.


Did a lot of shopping and spending in preparation for Christmas and moving to our new house. It's so much fun! What's not fun was what happened after... paying for the credit card dues.

Finally moved in to our new house by the end of the month. I was so excited but at the same time sad with Caitlyn living away from my parents.

DECEMBER

Merry month of December!! The happiest month of the year! Attended a lot of Christmas parties from work, from the neighborhood, with friends, with relatives. Looked like a gained more pounds at this month.

This Christmas was also extra special this year as this was the first Christmas we spent in our new home.


Caitlyn finally got her present from "Santa and Jesus" - her green and yellow car! Unfortunately, she was also excited about it during the first week. Caitlyn now barely uses it - well, I was kinda expecting that would happen.

Got a nice Lacoste bag from My Love for Christmas! :)


Caitlyn also got to watch Barney in December. As expected, the little girl had so much fun. I was quite disappointed though with the show. The production was far below my expectation as if it didn't have enough budget. But seeing the joy in Caitlyn's face, it's still worth it.



Had to fire Caitlyn's yaya because of some trust issue. It was difficult for me to do it because she's been with us since Caitlyn was 2 months old.

JANUARY

We were yaya-less during New Year and the first week of January. It wasn't too bad, in fact we felt more relax and comfortable without a yaya. It has just became a problem when we had to go back to work. We've asked my mother in law to stay with us for a couple of days to look after Caitlyn while we were at work. The following week though, we decided to just stay with my in-laws until we get a new yaya.

We got a new yaya 2nd week of January. I was just glad that Caitlyn warmed up with her easily.

January is my favorite month.. why, it's my birthday!!! This birthday was also extra special for 3 reasons: 1) my first birthday in our new home, 2) i'm on the last day of the calendar, 3) i got a very special gift from MyLove!!!!

For my birthday, I had 3 separate celebrations. One at work during merienda, then dinner with Family at David's Tea House at MOA, then dinner and drinks with friends at the clubhouse the following night. Too bad I didn't have a single picture because I was too busy to take pictures! :(
It was also in January when Caitlyn had her last class at Gymboree. I decided not to re-enroll her this time.

FEBRUARY

On the first weekend of the month, spent overnight at Laguna for Grandma's 88th birthday. Caitlyn didn't swim as much though because she has cough.

Visited two preschools I've been considering for Caitlyn. I'm planning to enroll her to a nursery class in June. She had her trial class in the first school that we went to. For the second school, didn't have the chance to sit in because our visit was unplanned. The class was already dismissed when we came. Caitlyn had fun sitting in the class. The teacher said Caitlyn seems to be really ready and didn't seem to adjust at all. Thanks to Gymboree :)

At the last weekend of the month, spent another night at Laguna, this time with some friends.

So there.. that's what have been happening in the 4 months that I was silent.