A Walk at Night

Am here in the office early.  Finished checking may Emails and need to focus on finishing our evaluations.  I also intended to do a post today about the calamity and all that am feeling and thinking.  But, I saw this post from a friend and decided otherwise.  I don’t want to be let down of what’s happening.  I need positive thoughts!!

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This is sooo TRUE!! I’m sure many mommies would agree with this quote.  Ever since I got pregnant with Liam, it’s always about him and our little family.

I read Ms. Toni Tiu’s (blogger behind Wifely Steps) “Ordinary Moments Make Life Most Special” post last week and I couldn’t agree with her more.  For us, it’s the same. As I posted before, we are having the no gadget rule at night so we can focus and give more attention to Liam (and to lessen his tablet usage, hehe), since this is the only time we are together talaga.  It’s also every time we come home and Liam will come running to us with a wide excited smile in his face.  Everyday, he’s excited like that and  it never fails to brighten our day.

Oh, here’s me and Liam last night outside our gate, another of our “ordinary times” together…

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Nautakan ako ng anak ko kagabi.  We are weaning him na from poh poh (carrying) na.  We want him to start walking on his own na. He does naman pero soooobrang tamad! hehe… Last night, while playing in his room, he heard fireworks (super hina per narinig nya) so we ran outside (kahit alam ko di namen makikita yun), I carried him so it will be faster for us to go outside.  After realizing that we can’t see it, I told him we’ll go inside na.  Anong sabi nya?

Liam:  No, let’s walk around …

Very seldom does he want to walk around the village (near zero possibility).  Dino always tries to invite him for a walk at night after dinner, never nag yes ang bagets.  Last night, dahil karga ko siya.. Siya pa mismo nag-yaya.  Since weather was nice last night, I gave in and walked with him around the village.  We talked about everything we can think of, the leaves, the trees, the ladies we saw at the neighbor’s lawn and stopped to greet everyone we see. hehehe

After 1 round, he wants to go around again.. But I know I might make it back since he is not the light na no.. So we decided to call his dad instead and took a photo of us last night before we went back in and prepare for bed time. 🙂  Okay, I changed my mind, this is not so ordinary at all but it’s a special moment I want to keep. 🙂

Hmmm.. I can feel the positive vibes na. Thinking and writing about Liam makes my day and it takes all the blues away..

Have a blessed Wednesday.  Need to get back to work.  Will be blogging more soon.. 🙂

 

Our Little Biker

This is already a late post. This was supposed to be posted 2 weeks ago.  Things got crazy here in the office with so much to finish and whole Cebu got crazier with the earthquake and all the intense aftershocks!!! Oh well, will not dwell on that anymore.  Here goes..

Couple of weeks ago, Dino and Liam started the day “detailing” Liam’s rides.  Liam showed interest with cleaning, way back after seeing his dad clean Pajeyow.  Good that Dino found a way how they can do this together (bonding time na din for the boys).

Bonding Time
Bonding Time
Liam busy "detailing" his bike after his afternoon nap.. :)
Liam busy “detailing” his bike after his afternoon nap.. 🙂

We’ve been planning to buy service bikes for the office for short trips and finally decided to visit our friend’s shop who sells secondhand folding bikes.  We found good items for our office had them reserved and bought Liam a new bike on impulse.  We fell in love with the bike and since we’ve been planning to buy him a bigger one, Ka-ching!! 😉

Just want to share, our African Daisies started blooming again.  We had this plant during our outreach program last 2011.  The school principal gave us a pot and now we have almost 10 pots of these beautiful flowers.  I snipped these 2 and placed them at our counter. (mental note: buy a better vase.)  Aren’t they wonderful?!!?

African Daisies.. :)
African Daisies.. (sorry poor lighting)

The following day, we let Liam swim after having breakfast and went to JCenter Mall for lunch.  We really planned for him to play in one of the playroom in the mall that have a zip line for kids.  But our little boy refuses to go in.  he cried when I tried going in by myself.  Not sure how this started, but he suddenly have phobia going in closed door facilities like Gymboree and the salon.   Hmm.. will try the “Wipe Out” trick next time.  Hope it’ll work.  Anyway, since he doesn’t want to play, we went to the arcade instead and spend time with their machines which is not a lot and a bit boring. 😦

Mommy:  Can I swim with you? Liam:  no, you are big na, small lang here...
Mommy: Can I swim with you?
Liam: no, you are big na, small lang here…

While waiting for our lunch to be served Liam played with the fish bowls containing rolled up Bible passages.  After lunch we decided to go home and let Liam rest.

reading his passage for the day.. Kala mo marunong talaga mag read no?!!? baliktad naman ang hawak.. haha
Reading his passage for the day.. Kala mo marunong talaga mag read no?!!? Baliktad naman ang hawak.. haha

it’s been a while since I really cooked  and baked, I made it a point not to sleep-in that afternoon and make my time fruitful while Liam’s napping and Daddy is busy at the garage.  I baked Calamansi Cupcakes that afternoon and prepared dinner too.  I decided to try Mommy Sha’s  Sizzling Tofu.  I tweaked it a little since Dino don’t like mayo.   Will share my version in a separate post. 🙂 We paired it with Lechon Kawali and a glass of Aloe Vera juice.  yum yum.. 🙂

Our little Picasso busy with his art
Our little Picasso busy with his art after his nap time
Liam acting sleeping when we announced dinner time...
Liam acting to sleep when we announced dinner time…
borrowing daddy's box and pretend to be a robot. Partner in crime - mommy. :)
borrowing daddy’s box and pretend to be a robot. Partner in crime – mommy. 🙂
Liam:  What is this mommy? Mommy:  That's my cute little baby...
Liam: What is this mommy?
Mommy: That’s my cute little baby…
Using his new bike before we cap the night off..
Using his new bike before we cap the night off..

I really don’t know why I called this post / series (not sure if this will be constant thing) when it always contains our weekend (2 days) together. Oh well, it just sounds good, right!??!   Anyway, just an update, comes Monday, Dino and I decided to buy the bikes for ourselves na.  So, presenting our new rides.. 🙂

our new rides. :)
our new rides. 🙂  We often ride around the village before hitting the sack. 🙂

Oh yeah, before I forgot, like my previous One Fine Day post, there’s one thing that is not fine that weekend.  Liam is acting up again during meal time.  Haaay..  This is really making me frustrated.  I might dedicate a separate post for this alone.

Anyway, have a lot of pending posts pa, Boracay trip, Shangri-La trip, Liam’s birthday celeb and a lot more. Stay tuned guys. 🙂