Monday, February 28, 2011

Daily Routines of A Six Year Old

Posted by Cecile at Monday, February 28, 2011 0 comments
I used to worry about Jake not putting his stuffs on their proper places after using them even though I told him many times! He needs to be reminded of what he needs to do everyday and that is driving me crazy! It seems to me like he is not listening to me at all. Or he don't remember it or even worst trying to ignore me on purpose! I couldn't figure out what was wrong! I felt like I failed as a mother. Worried, I started searching on the net for answers to my questions and this is what I have found:

At mealtimes, the six-year old has a very good appetite, though she tends to ask for more than she actually eats. Lunch is the favorite meal and she often wants a large bedtime snack.

Very few six-year olds will nap, but they will go to bed early. Six still needs at least ten hours of sleep each night. They enjoy the quiet time before sleep to hear a bedtime story and talk about their day.

Bathing is a bother to most six-year olds, especially boys. They have to be reminded to bathe thoroughly, to brush their teeth, and to wash hands. Six is not neat with his clothes and usually leaves clothes and shoes scattered everywhere. It might be a good idea to invest in some baskets that he can use to begin to learn the habit of keeping clothes off the floor. (adapted from Gesell, Ilg, & Ames)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

MM: Dear Daddy/Honey

Posted by Cecile at Thursday, February 24, 2011 19 comments

Dear Daddy/Honey,

Words cannot express how much Jake and I feel for you. We love you and appreciate all the things you do for us. Thank you so much for being so understanding, loving and patient with us. Thank you for being a good provider and a responsible head of the family....most of all, for being a good example to Jake and I and for being you. You always says that "I inspired you" but I want you to know that you are my inspiration, too! We couldn't live without you and you know that. Whether being so dependent on you is bad thing or not...I will always depend on lover, my friend and soul mate. We love you and will always will.

Love Always,

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Swing Set for His Birthday

Posted by Cecile at Wednesday, February 23, 2011 8 comments
My husband and I have always wanted to buy our son a swing set because he loves it. Every time we go to the playground, the first thing he would do is sit on the swing set and swing as long as he could. But over time, we thought that a play set would be much better for it has every thing from swing set to slide. This would also be great for my son's birthday for we don't need to go to the playground for the kids to have fun and play.

Since his birthday is coming very, very soon...we are window shopping for a nice single post swing set as a present for our little guy. I am sure he would be very surprised! Anyway, I'd like to buy a trampoline as well for I like to join my son jumping on it. Oh man, I couldn't wait to have it set on our backyard. Can you tell who is excited the most!?

Friday, February 18, 2011

MM: Valentine's Day 2011

Posted by Cecile at Friday, February 18, 2011 9 comments
Unfortunately, hubby was sicked on Valentine's Day and so we didn't go anywhere. We just stayed home and enjoyed the dinner I made for us. He requested his fave foods which is Spaghetti with Meatballs (no spaghetti noodles so I used the wagon wheel noodles instead, lol), prepared some salad, too and garlic bread. In fairness, he did buy me gift two days prior to that and I was very pleased.

The 2 cards on the sides were from hubby and Jacob. The one in the middle was from me to hubby :-); they didn't buy me cards this time for they opted to make one for me. I love it when the card is handmaid and the messages are written from the heart! He was really sicked when he wrote the letter that is why he misspelled few words. Who cares! All I know is that he wrote the letter out of love....and was even better than a store bought VD card. Thank you so much, Honey!

It was a very touching letter and my eyes were teary as I read it.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

MM: Dear Jacob

Posted by Cecile at Thursday, February 10, 2011 15 comments
Dearest Son (Jacob),

I hope you realized how much joy you have brought into our lives. You are the answer to our prayer. God entrusted you to us; and we became HIS partners in nurturing and guiding one of HIS Spirit Children. We (Daddy and I) love you so much! We may not be the perfect parents for you but we are doing our best to bring you into light and truth. As I always tell you, both our lives were at stake when I gave birth to you, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I am willing to give my life to you because I love you. Our prayers is for you to grow up as a God fearing person and a good citizen of this world. You are a 'Child of God' and I want you to always remember that! May you learn from the things Daddy and I taught you…to Always ‘Choose The Right’ (no matter what).

Love you always,
Mommy and Daddy

One month stay at NICU....
our First Meeting :-).
Sleeping peacefully on Daddy's belly :-).

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Playing With Snow

Posted by Cecile at Friday, February 04, 2011 5 comments
Here we are playing with the snow. Jacob wanted to make a snowman but the snow doesn't stick together and so what we did was play a snowball fight, and walked around the neighborhood. Good thing the temperature has gone up a little bit. I even saw the sun setting while sitting in front of my computer. Hubby took these pictures in front of our house.

...just me posing for a remembrance :-).
More snow...
Talking with our neighbor, Jim who was shoveling snow.
Back of our house where we first played before going on the front yard.
Jake and I strikes a pose :-).
Hubby trying to make a snowman for Jake, but to no avail :-(.
My little guy making a snow angel.
Me is so seldom that I get into the pictures for I always end up being the photographer :-)!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

MM: A Song for Our Daughter, Ruth

Posted by Cecile at Thursday, February 03, 2011 7 comments
This song is dedicated to our daughter, Ruth who passed away even before she was borne.

This reminds me and my husband when we lost our first baby on stillborn. The lyrics of this song is what exactly we felt when we were grieving for our lost. "I remember thinking, "this is not real/true, this can't be happening, this isn't happening. I remember both of us crying out, I remember Matt crying out, I remember him holding me, and both of us sobbing." On that moment our bereaved life changes in the instant." I still cry every time I think of her... and blames myself for I think that it was all my fault why she died. The doctor tried to explain with me that it wasn't my fault or the things I did or didn't do. Can you blame me for feeling that way still? I love her so much! Though I know we would be able to be reunited with her someday, knowing that she not here, makes me feel empty still. She was back to Heavenly Father for a reason of which I don't know...but am sure she is happy that we are doing our "best" here on earth just to be with her someday! I know for sure that "Families Can Be Together Forever.....someday."

sung by: Rocket Club Band

I'll never get to hold you
I'll never hear your sweet voice sing
I'll never get to say 'I told you so'
I'll never read to you, or get to teach you anything
But you'll always be my hope
You'll always be my first light
You're always gonna be Daddy's little girl
You'll always be the strength I need to make it in this world
I only wish for one more day
I'm gonna miss your first day of school
I'll never see you turn that page
I'll never see you in your graduation gown
And I'm never gonna see you coming of age
But you'll always be my hope
You'll always be my first light
You're always gonna be Mommy's little girl
You'll always be the strength I need to make it in this world
I only wish for one more day
Sweet angel of mercy
Coming down to comfort me
Faith, sit right here beside me
I never want you to go away
I'm always gonna wonder how you'd look
Always gonna wish I took your place up there
You'll always be our hope
You'll always be our first light
You're always gonna be our little girl
You'll always be the strength we need to make it in this world
We only wish for one more day
We only wish for one more day."

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