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Friday, July 31, 2009

Old Relationships... Rekindled

Sometimes the only times I feel connected once more to my old life in Manila is when someone from Manila comes here for a visit and I just need to soak up on that feeling of my past to remember the good old Manila life that I've left behind...

(Karl, Mel, Eileen and Little Kimi)

Same heart... yellow for the day...

AW AW AH (translation? Dog)
(Eileen, Auntie See Eng, Mel and Kimi)
...and Milo the dog :)

That's how it felt when my aunt and cousin, Eileen and my aunt, See Eng, came for a short visit in Vancouver last July 25th. I felt the missing part of my life once again and I got the chance to rekindle the relationship physically with someone from Manila and hearing about what's up with everyone in the family.

DOG LOVER?!?!?!?!
Eileen and Kimi with Milo

(Be careful Eileen, you might get asthmatic tomorrow...he he!)

(Auntie See Eng, Kimi, Mel)

I am so happy to see someone familiar from my life who knew me then... It felt good to find someone just knew me for a long time... from way back to when I was a kid and all the things that I have been and to see where I am now. It just feels comfortable reconnecting with them, It just feels like.... - HOME.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Happy 20th hehe!

To Sab, my friend and a sister to me....

Happy Birthday... you don't look a year older than 20 and to think you have a baby and one on the way.... Some girls just have all the luck :) he he!

You can return the favor on my birthday.... ;)


I am always here for you


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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Picture Booth

When 2 moms and 2 babies get together, there are bound to be endless of pictures as a result...

It looks like a mini photo booth inside the train as the cousins, Sophie and Kimi posed side by side as the train goes on its way from the HMV location to it's Urban Behavior destination.



This is just how they show their love for each other, and just like sisters, they fight and make up just as easy as 1, 2, 3...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

STOP! Baby on Board...

STOP! Two Little Princess are about to cross the street...

CHOO CHOO! Come one, come all... One Way ticket $1, Round Trip at $2...
Metrotown Mall

Credits: Paper from Holiday Sampler Kit created by Shabby Princess
and Embellishments from Urban Kiwi Kit created by Shabby Princess,
Boys Kit created by Blue Dreams Design.
Font: Arial
Software: Photoshop CS3 Extended.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy 1st Samantha Reese...

One of Kimi's play date friends just had her first birthday.... The Little Garden Princess, Samantha Reese

Daddy Steve and Mommy Sarah sure did a great job making sure all the balloons are filled up to add to the colorful ambience of the whole area... With a garden theme, there were ladybug, bees and flower cupcakes that takes the center table with the pretty gum paste cake filled wtih flowers and snails.THE CAKE TABLE

BUGS AND FLOWER CUPCAKES... What a cute sight... tasty and delghtful

FLOWER BALLOON a great decoration looking over as the children played happily


THE CUPCAKE EATER PRINCESS ...Can't get enough of this yummy treat


It was a great Saturday well spent, I look forward to spending more events with Canada friends that I have finally found here. I am so glad that I am starting to have friends that makes my stay here more enjoyable...


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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Flower Cupcakes

With a colorful array of cupcakes as decoration for Sam's 1st Birthday party...

Kimi seems to gravitate toward the cake table as soon as she saw the different kinds of colorful confectioners that beckons to her...

It was right after all the picture taking that it was finally given away for the guests to take home and try...

Kimi quickly sat on the floor and started tasting the cute cupcakes...
she just could NOT wait any more...

... Y- U- M- M- Y!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Graceful and Poised

I just love how Kimi look in this photo. She looks so natural and carefree with the view of the buildings behind her... This was taken during one of our regular playdates at Auntie Sarah's condo.

My little baby, My KIMI

Credits: Paper and Elements from Promise Kit created by Shabby Princess
Fonts: Fairytale & Franklin Gothic Book.
Software: Photoshop CS3 Extended.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Bluer than Blue

To celebrate the news of having a baby boy for our next baby... We went to the Prime Outlet store once again to check out the baby clothes at Seattle last Saturday, June 18th. After a long drive, we finally arrived and there were all those circular racks with selections of baby clothes with tempting price tags that seems to call out to us... It was a good thing I came there prepared with a print out of coupons for more disounts... he he!

and 20% coupon discount ;)

SALE at $20

...and 20% coupon as well

slippers with lights
... a bargain at $14

We didn't realize that we ended up buying BLUE stuffs for our shopping spree. We must have been unconsciously thinking blue...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Oh Canada!

Credits: Paper and Embellishments from SHMOOANGEL
and Alphas from Sweet Sprinkles created by SHABBY PRINCESS.
Fonts: Poplar Std.
Software: Photoshop CS3 Extended.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Water Everywhere!

They just love the water...

who wouldn't?

In this hot weather
I would have love to join them if it weren't too shallow...

Friday, July 17, 2009

...A Boy- this time around :)

I am so glad I could finally use this image which I found on the internet way back before I had my ultrasound. I didn't want to jump into conclusion then but had to peek at the images available if in case it did turned out to be a baby boy this time...

I have to admit though that during my ultrasound, I also made a superhuman effort to concentrate on all the things the sonologist has been typing in the hope of getting a clue on the gender of my baby, and when I saw her type "XY", I tried to contain my excitement because if memory serves me right, it means boy... hmmm, but then, doubt began to enter my mind and I tried to think of any other relevance to XY to an ultrasound. It is quite impossible that it is for the coordinates of something because that is the only XY that I can connect it to.

I had to wait 4 days though before I can finally breathe and confirm from the doctor that, YES! IT IS FINALLY A BOY... I got it right :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I will take care of you...

First time I heard this song, some lyrics stuck to me...

This is by Amy Sky

... A little girl's first criy rang out - a new life had begun. Her mother rocked her in her arms, and she kissed her tiny brow. She said 'Darling I'm just as scared as you, I promise you somehow...'

I will take care of you The very best that I can With all of the love here in my heart And all of the strength in my hands Your every joy I'll share For every tear I'll be there my whole life through I will take care of you


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Priceless Moments....

A friend of mine, Sherry, posted this on her Facebook....

Awww! I miss those carefree times of dance rehearsals and get togethers.
I used to joined programs in my mom's alumni school when I was still single and 20 of age hehe!

These are the good friends that I managed to keep even after the curtain went down :)

Miss you guys...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Blood Test

There is a new test being done to pregnant women this time of my pregnancy. It is called the SIPS test which is consist of having two blood tests to check the probability of a baby's chance for a birth defect. Although this is optional, I did try completing the first blood test with no drama.

My second blood test was a different story. I got poked 3 x bby 3 different Medical technicians at 3 different locations and they can't seem to locate my vein. It was too small according to them :(.The thing is they poked me once and once inside they had to pull it out a bit and try at different angles to find the vein. I could almost feel my blood draining out from what they were doing... I am scared of needles and doing it for three times with no success was a trauma for me... When they couldn't get blood from the normal spot they tried getting them from my hand. They also do the pulling out strategy then finding an angle then putting it in again... Aaargh! Poor hand. And all they can say was that- They were sorry and if I would like to be poked for the fourth time....!?

Oh no! I am getting out of there! They say three times a charm but I guess all of them doesn't have it in them to make it work :( it was a waste of my time.... Sigh* I am actually considering not doing the SIPS Test altogether. I didn;t realize that it was just an option until I already got the two requisition form with me...

Monday, July 13, 2009

Baby's 1st Picture

I never thought I'd get emotional over my 2nd baby's ultrasound.

I sort of thought that since I've had one already, this would just be ordinary. Boy! Was I wrong. I didn't know why looking at my baby's black and white picture on the screen was making tears roll down uncontrollably down my cheeks... I wish K was with me to see this memorable moment

Maybe the thought of finally seeing it move and its hand curling to cover it's face....I am referring the baby as an "it" because I am not yet sure about the gender...

...I will soon... :) I HOPE!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Monday, July 06, 2009

Struggling to be a mom....still

I wish that after being a hands on and full time mom for 18 months,
I can finally say that have mastered how to handle my baby...
...but, I can't
and with a baby soon to be around by the year's end,
I am overwhelmed by the additional amount of adjustments that will be coming
my way, our way as a family...

"Motherhood brings as much joy as ever,
but it still brings boredom, exhaustion, and sorrow too.
Nothing else ever will make you as happy or as sad, as proud or as tired,
for nothing is quite as hard as helping a person develop his own individuality
especially while you struggle to keep your own."

- Marguerite Kelly and Elia Parsons

What would the next one be?

One more week to go and we will finally know if our Kimi will be having a little brother o little sister.
K doesn;t mind having a girl. Me? I am really not so sure which I like more. I would love for Kimi to have a sister she can grown up with but I would love to have a baby boy to dress up as little K. It would be a new experience having a boy this time because we already expereienced having a girl. We are hand on parents from the day she was handed to us. My little Kimi co sleeps with me from day one up to present. Although it may be frustrating at times, I just couldn't sleep without her near me.

I love the way she curls up to me at night and wakes up and says mommy?! mommy! first thing in the morning, if I do feign sleep, she would kiss me on my lips and try to force my eyes open with her little fingers...

...July 13th. And finally we will be able to choose names next :)

Friday, July 03, 2009

My Sister's Keeper

I first came across this title by Jodi Picoult when I was looking at the books by the fiction aisle on our nearby library.

I really loved how the story goes and was intrigued as to how the writer would be able to tell that story and the thin line between family and betrayal.

Then, there came the movie which was based on the book... And i decided that the book usually is better than the movie. I wanted to see the movie first and then get the book.

""You don't love someone because they are perfect -
you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.""

— Jodi Picoult My Sister's Keeper

I cried throughout the movie. I guess you would be pretty heartless if you did not get moved by the story. I can't wait to get a hold of the book and enjoy this story from it's original form.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Happy Canada Day!

July 1st... Canada Day

Richmond Park has always been active in celebrating Canada Day. We started the day by going from booths to booths and checking out the different kiddie activities they have to offer.

There were face paintings, caricature drawings, juice stands, bracelet making and Kimi's favorite which was the choose your Canada Day Tattoo booths...

Kimi behaved while the tattoo was being placed on her arm. There! A True Blue Canadian proudly displayed in her left arms for all to see with the bracelet mommy lovingly stringed just for her.

Kimi with nana by the wading pool.



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