Monday, June 30, 2008

Back Track . . . Part 1

I need to do some backtracking on the events that happened last month. Here are the major events that took place:

May 4 - My Dad's 64th birthday
We spent the afternoon in my parent's house in Canlubang. It was just another simple family get together. It was a sumptuous lunch and a pm snack with the whole family. Of course the kids enjoyed the cake blowing.

May 10 - Ford Family Day in Island Cove

We were supposed to leave at around 7am in the morning but my parents got caught up in a traffic jam on their way to our house. They arrived past 8am already so we left at around 8:30am. We were with my mom, my dad, my youngest sister, my nephew, our yaya and the two kids. We arrived in Island Cove at around 10am already. We ate first the morning snack before doing any activity. After that we went to the animal island wildlife sanctuary. The kids enjoyed watching the animals especially the crocodile. Kaila even touched the baby croc. It was already noon so the weather was very hot. We didn't go the the butterfly farm and other areas. We went back to our table to had our lunch. After lunch, we changed to our swimming attires and off we went to the swimming pool area. I knew that Kaila wouldn't swim but when she saw the swimming pool she was sort of enticed to swim. JM was the first one to swim. When it was Kaila's turn, of course she cried. She don't want to swim because the water was cold. Anyway, Kaila and I went back to our cottage and changed her clothes already. I left her with my dad since my mom was out with my nephew as well. I went back to the pool and joined JM and hubby. We went swimming for about two hours I guess. Funny thing is JM was able to sleep in the pool for about 30 minutes. After our swim, we went back to our place to dress up. On our way to our table, Kaila and Wacks was with my mom in the play area. Both of them didn't swim. We fixed ourselves and had our pm snacks. We still have a lot of food stubs for Potato corner and cotton candies but the line was too long so we didn't claim it na lang. On our way to the parking area, we saw the sports center where the bowling alleys are so the kids and their dad went inside. The two were so excited because they thought they can play bowling as what they usually do in Timezone. It was almost 5pm when we left Island Cove. Thanks to the Daang Hari road because travel time is really cut short by around 30 to 45 minutes. We were home before 7pm.

Here are some of our pictures :

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Missing My College Friends

Just this afternoon, I was able to chat with two of my college buddies, Bing and Mylene. I haven't seen Bing since our college graduation. Mylene and I get to see each other once in a while everytime I would be in Makati area. When she's available, we make it a point to see each other. We either have a short breakfast or lunch together. Bing stayed in their province in Tarlac after graduation and she started her own family ahead of us. he he he . . . She only started working here in Manila just last year. Imagine, it was her very first job after our graduation in 1997. So, every now and then I get to chance her online and chat even if I'm busy working. She's working in a call center and initially works in the night shift. But now she's working on the morning shift already. I was joking her that we could have a Friday night out already. And she said yes! So now, we are planning a sort of get together. But of course we won't be complete. One of our buddies is already in New Zealand and just got married recently with her long time bf. Anyway, I hope we get to see each other after so many many years. Calling out Kay, Karen and Jody . . .

Wanna have some break . . .

Hay, it's the first working day of the week and I'm here at the office rendering overtime. I miss the two kids especially coming in from a long weekend. Hubby texted me this morning and told me that JM was awakened and was looking for me. Knowing I'm not by his side, JM cried. All the more that I miss him. JM is very active and naughty as I may say but he has this charisma that melts our heart away. He has this smile that would take away all your anger. Hubby and I were talking last night and I jokingly told him that if JM was a baby girl he would have been prettier than Kaila. Hubby on the other hand agreed. JM's face is very angelic. His eyes are very special. We always get comments from other people that both kids have a very nice eyes. Hmmm, i'm missing them more. Anyway, I'll be going home in a little while.

First Parents' Orientation

Last Saturday, we attended the first parent's orientation in St. John's Wort Montessori School. All the more that I became excited for Kaila. Yes, Kaila will be in big school already this June 16. We already got her books last Saturday and she was oh so excited. She keeps on reading the books and asking if she could right on it or color the picutres. We just told her to wait for the school opening since the teacher will be the one to give instructions. Everytime she would wake up, she would ask for her books. I hope she maintains that enthusiasm all throughout the school year.

During the orientation, the parents were briefed on the Montessori way of teaching. I can say that I'm satisfied with those principles. I just hope that everything is really put into practice. I can't wait for Kaila to start schooling.

Definitely I'll be having more stories to tell next week regarding Kaila's first day of school.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Where was I ? ? ?

I've been out of the blogging world for quite some time. No single post for the month of May. Where was I? Hmmm, let's just say that I'm a lurker during those times that I'm not updating this blog. Should I say that I'm back? I'm not sure cause I have a lot of workload for this month but I'll try to update again as much as I can. Today, I already updated my list of blogging buddies. If I have missed some of you just leave a message again so that I can add you up. Thanks to all of you you keep on visiting my site even without an update. he he he . . .

I'll do some bullets on my previous activities on my next post. Hope to post pictures too.