18th March, 2010
This week has been a very productive week for me as a mom. I’ve been wanting to enroll my Alyssa again in different after school activities and I am guilty that it’s only happening now because of ME! Yes, my lazy butt is the culprit. I don’t drive and the winter months haven’t been of any help, either. I hate going out and I hate cold weather so the thought of walking and commuting while literally freezing isn’t a good idea for me, not even for Alyssa who’s been in the school the whole day.
But since spring has started, I told myself that this is my chance to make-up with my cheeky munchkin and let her enjoy her childhood more by doing activities she really loves rather than just staying at home, playing, watching and sleeping. And when the next winter comes, I have to say goodbye to my lazy bones. I’ll have to make sure that she’ll continue whatever she has started this spring for as long as she wants.
When she was about 3 1/2, I enrolled her to a ballet lesson and I would say that she enjoyed it to bits. She wanted more, but I have to find another school because it wasn’t very near our place and the only way to go there and back is to walk. The term ends on autumn and since winter’s on its way, I have to say, “let’s do it next time.” =(
For now, I’m only in the process of introducing to her the opportunities for her talents and interests. And I will always make sure that she does what she does not because I want her to, but because she loves and enjoys them. And her health is my number 1 priority. I have to limit her activities to only 3 for now. She’s only 4 1/2 and I don’t want to exhaust her with lots of activities since she goes to school full-time (9-3:30).
She has started her swimming already, which is every Wednesday and we’re booked for a trial on Tuesday for tennis lessons. If she enjoyed the trial, then Tuesdays will be for tennis. We want her to get into sports because hubby and I aren’t really sporty persons. One more class and we’re fine. I want her to do dancing – ballet (which she really loves) or mixed dances like tap, modern and jazz. When she turns 6, I’ll see if gymnastics interests her as well as figure skating. Drama is also on the roll as well as singing, but these has to be scheduled properly. I know time will come that she’ll have to choose. She has to give something up to start with another, but one thing’s for sure, we will be here to guide and support her all the way.
14th March, 2010
Today, UK and Ireland celebrate Mothering Sunday (Mother’s Day). It is always the fourth Sunday of Lent. It is the time when children pay respect to their mothers by giving flowers, gift and/or card as a thank you for all their love and care throughout the year.
It’s unusual as we know Mother’s day is on the month of May, but because we now live in UK, I believe nothing’s wrong with celebrating it this time and having a very sweet daughter makes me enjoy it all the more.
Their teachers are too sweet to teach our kids about the importance of Mother’s Day and really put an effort in helping our kids do their cards for us.
Here’s my pachuchay, miswa, batuts… She said, “Mum, close your eyes… I have a surprise for you… TADAH!!! Happy Mother’s Day, Mummy!”
And here’s my beautiful card. I sooo love it!!!
And to say thank you, I made my sweet little darling her favorite banana pancake for snacks.
And she was so kind to give that sweet smile before she digs in… LOL!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums in UK and advance to all the other mothers all over the world!
My entry for this week’s Pixel Bug Weekend.
11th March, 2010
Oh, I was really thinking what to share for this theme. My daughter is a girly girly who isn’t a fan of cars, but dinosaurs? Yes! =) We also don’t have a real car. =(
But I think this one counts…
TWIST CAR!!! =)
Taken December 2007, Alyssa was only about 2 yrs. and 5mos. Oh, how I miss my little pachuchay when she was this age…
This twist car was not hers, it’s her Tita Trisha’s and because she likes it too much, her Mamita (Dad’s Aunt) bought her exactly the same color and we brought it here. But because our house is too small, she can’t ride on it without bumping on every corner. LOL…
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