October 27, 2010

Overnight List for 2-1/2 Year Olds

Every stage, there's always new lists of stuff to pack for our kids- yes, it changes all the time... So let's see... Let me make a list of what I need to bring for an overnight trip for Madi:

1. pajama
2. 10 Diapers (Obviously, we are not potty trained yet.)
3. toothbrush and toothpaste
4. bottles
5. milk
6. cooler
7. food and snacks
8. towel, wash cloth, and toiletries
9. burp cloths (They are sort of her security blanket.)
10. favorite book to read at night
11. Lullaby playlist
12. 2 sets of outfits
13. socks
14. shoes
15. cleaning brush for the bottles

Looks pretty good to me... I think the list gets shorter as they grow older, doesn't it? I think I might be ready for a second baby now (wink)...

I Love Fall

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Madi & I


October 24, 2010

The Way We Were

It's 1:30 a.m. and I'm watching one of my favorite movies, The Way We Were. I just love old movies...

October 19, 2010

Tuesday's Great

Today is Tuesday. Today is Madi's story time at Pottery Barn Kids. Today is Parenthood (the only tv show I get to follow religiously). Today is my night (meaning, Jon takes care of Madi and I get to do what I want). Today is Tuesday and it's great!

It's only been half a day and I am looking forward to more great stuff! On our way to story time, we drove along the side of the lake and saw good spots of foliage. I plan to go back later after Madi's afternoon nap and take pictures. I'm excited to use what Madi and I call our "professional camera"- dsl. I will definitely share the photos with you later.

Meanwhile, let me do some chores. See yah!

October 18, 2010

What I've Been Up To Lately

And so it still goes on... but still with a positive outlook ;)

I was away for maybe a a week or so... I was busy with my usual stuff: being a wife and mother. I've also been busy organizing my digital photos because of a mishap that happened a few months ago. Then I had my friend/ classmate/ cousin-in-law visit me from Manila for a couple of days. I've been reading and consistently on the tread mill every other day for two weeks now which I am very proud about. I'm actually considering joining a 5k run now.

As of the moment, I still have heaps of stuff to do but I'm happy. Just give me a moment to get organized and I will be regularly blogging.

I wish everyone well especially my family and friends.

October 10, 2010

October 9, 2010

Time For Myself

For the longest time, I have kept on asking my husband to give me time for myself- meaning, a little break from taking care of our baby and doing things for myself (like blogging, scrapbooking... just anything that I enjoy and FOR MYSELF). But I have never really been able to get that "time off" because as long as I am at home and I see or hear them both, there is no stopping me from doing all the things I normally do for the household. I'm sure all the mothers out there know what I mean...

Finally, after twenty nine months, I have found a way to get my time! I just go out to the gym, bring a reading material, and listen to my own music. It feels good to have at least half an hour or so without me opening my mouth calling, "Madi, let's eat! Madi, time to take a bath! Jon, can you do this for me!" Aside from the peace and quiet, I get to exercise which is a good thing, right?

Always Together

Being a mother is the best thing that has ever happened to me and I am glad that I am able to spend all my time with Madi, see her grow and learn new things, and guide her in every step.

October 6, 2010

Talk About Blogging Etiquettes

Read in a magazine this morning... (Artful Blogging- Aug/Sept/Oct 2010 Issue) Good to have known that there is such a thing as "blogging etiquettes." If not, then I would have not been here right now. As you can see, there are big gaps in every blog I have here. It's like now you read me, now you don't. It's my biggest problem. I want to do this but just can't seem to do it right.

One of the rules is "Do: Let your readers know if you're to be away from your blog for awhile, and tell them when you'll be back. That way, they won't have to keep checking back to look for a post that does not appear." Apparently, I think I must have said many times how sorry I was to be away and that I promise to stay from then on or something to that effect. But then, I disappear again... Ok, now, I won't apologize. Let's just see how finding out about this etiquette will affect me. I hope it brings me to the right path. I truly want this thing to be a routine and... just everything I hope this blogging to be. It has been years and it's just about time I do something good, nice, wonderful, meaningful, and artful! Oh God... please help me.

Now, I won't even say "see you tomorrow..." but for now, I have to take a rest. It's been a long day with the baby and my parents visiting. Let's just see what tomorrow brings and hope for the best. Night-night!

October 4, 2010

Excuse Me Again

I've been gone awhile again. My hard drive broke down and I spent weeks of working trying to recover my files. It's pretty much all good now although there were some files that I couldn't get back and most of them were photos and videos from my Toronto trip in August. It is such a bummer but I'm glad  to have Madi's photos back. It's all fun memories that I want her to see when she grows up.

Another thing that I've lost from this mishap is my website and I didn't want to do it all over again so I just opened this blogspot to make it easier and I tried to enter some old stuff in here as well. At least it saves me from paying too. So FYI, eonago.com is gone and eventually might be someone else's site.

Like I've been saying to myself lately... lesson learned. I will now back-up and back-up and back-up.

My files are pretty much in order now so I hope to be able to do what I have to do now. Stick around...