Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Turned For The First Time

Last January 4, my daughter turned for the first time and hubby and I were able to witness this milestone. Yey!  Sadly, I was not able to capture it on video. However, I was able to take a picture of what she looked like after she turned. She looked dizzy. haha!


Lol!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tummy Time Again

Another pratice tummy time session so the baby's neck and spine will be stronger. What can I say but she really loves the toy. Hehehe!  Those who have it should know that they shouldn't leave their kids behind on it.  Even if you feel secured with it, DON'T. It is better to be extra careful than to be lax and sorry later.



Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Fill-Ins

It's Friday once again and I can hardly believe it.  Instead of going to the mall, I decided to just stay home after fetching my daughter from school. So anyways do you get the feeling that the days pass by quickly? I do.

1. Right now I need to sleep so no visitors please.

2. Water is what's in my glass.

3. A copy of this letter should be forwarded to the president.

4. Soup is best with a spoon.

5. The best movie I've seen lately is Tangled.

6. Material things I like; My kids, being together and doing the things that I  love make my day.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to doing some work done, tomorrow my plans include attending the birthday celebration of my niece and Sunday, I want to celebrate my sister's birthday even though she said that it's a rest day. Ha ha!

Starting The Year Right

This is the time when presidents of companies evaluate the company's directions, their sales strategy and others. The start of the year almost always inspires use to do better than last year.  However, for companies, there is more pressure. If we were able to earn this much last year, the pressure is on to earn even more than last year.  We should always surpass what we have done the year before.  Personally, it does not mean that since I am a stay-at-home mom I am not earning... what I promised to myself is I will earn more than what I have earned last year since I hibernated somewhat because of my pregnancy.

So anyways, I am on the search for the perfect online job for me and while I was surfing for this, I came across this site, vendorgenie.com. From the name itself, you know in an instant that all your wish will come true.  Yes, that's what it does. It provides everything from equipment leasing leads, business loan leads to business financing leads. I guess this is one genie that all company owners hope to have at their command.  Check it out, it might prove useful to you. You can site up either as an affiliate or an advertiser. Either way, you will be able to make money.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Polka Dot

My daughter's New Year's Day outfit. Hehe!  We had a small reunion at home during New Year's Day and this was her outfit. 






Maker: Carter's Super Cute.

Thanks Lola Jet!

Cold Front

These past few days it has been really cold. The cold front is still here and I love it. So early in the morning whenever I bring my daughter to school, I make sure that my youngest is covered form head to foot. I always bring her blankie with her.  I can somehow regulate the temperature when we are already inside the car. I turn on the A/C when it is warm already and I switch it off when it is too cold.  My daughters always tend to go back to sleep during the ride to school.

I remember when I visited my aunt in the US. Instead of the air conditioning unit, she turns on the centralized heater. It was so cold there! We went there during indian summer and it was getting pretty cold.  I wonder how they are able to maintain their heaters and their ACs. Do they contact special services unit such as heat pumps AZ to tend to their heat pumps? I am sure they do because it is working quite well.  My uncle and my aunt were able to maintain their house pretty well. They have had a few additions to it too. The last addition was the heated pool with jacuzzi in their backyard. Thank God for good heaters like heat pump AZ.  I haven't seen it yet but my sister and her family were able to swim in it last year because they went over there for a visit. If you are having problems with your heater, contact Jay's Comfort Team because they provide comfort (whether you need to have your heat pumps Arizona or your air conditioning unit checked or replaced or whatever) in and around the Phoenix, AZ Metro area.

Sleeping Babe During New Year's Eve

If my youngest was awake during Christmas Eve, she was sleeping during New Year's Eve. Though hubby woke her up just in time to celebrate with us and the whole family.


Instead of polka dots, she wore polka hearts.. so her year will be filled with love. Naks!

Early Bird

I am thinking of what should be my schedule today. Should we go out and pay the bills today or should I do that tomorrow?  I am still not decided yet.  Hmmmmm. I have to buy myself vitamin D3 and other toiletries anyways so I might as well do them all together. If I do them now, I do not have to think about them tomorrow.  I no longer want to make plans and I do not want to stress myself out if I cannot follow a certain schedule. I always do that  to myself. I make my plans for the day and I get stressed out if I am unable to follow it. 

Do you know that I started super early today as in 4 in the morning? Before I knew it, it was already 6 am and I stopped for awhile and got a little snooze.  I had to wake up again at 6:30 so I can bring my daughter to school.  That is the reason why I need vitamins. I need all the help I can get.  One of my resolutions is to take care of myself and that is one way to do it.  Hehe! Anyways,  I need to go out again quarter to 11 today to fetch my daughter from school.  It would have been easier if she rides the school bus but right now she prefers it if I am the one who brings her to and from school.  Oh well. I might as well make the most out of this since there will come a time when she will prefer going with her friends than with me and her sister.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Christmas Eve At Our Home

My dad is back and my mom is happy. Ha! Ha! We thought that he would extend his trip until February. The reason why he did not extend it anymore was because my mom was not feeling well these past few days. I think the last time that they talked, she was coughing all throughout.  My sister told me that was what happened. I do not know if she was teasing my mom or what. But my dad is back and she is happy. Hehehe!

So anyways, back to the Christmas season.. after we spent Christmas Eve at my in-laws place we went to our place to celebrate Christmas with my family.  We were just in time because they were still eating.  After they were done eating, the Christmas gifts were distributed.  Chengks was assigned to be Santa, so she distributed the gifts but she got excited with her gifts so she resigned and left the gifts to be distributed by themselves. Haha!

Here are the pictures.



























On Being Busy

I have a lot of things to do today. I have a lot of errands, pending tasks that need to get done because I committed to send them all within the day,  a baby and a little girl to take care of.  You could say  that my day is fully booked. However, it does not end there because I plan to keep myself busy all throughout the year. In fact,  I am thinking of delving into 2 more things on top of what I am already doing. The problem is I do not know where to squeeze it in.  Hubby says that I should rest more because there are days when all the time I have for me are when the kids are already asleep and that is close to midnight already which means that I only start doing my job when I should be sleeping.

So anyways, before I start my day I need to check on this certain Scam Report. We all know how rampant scams are over the World Wide Web.  A person can never be too careful.  They say that you can actually report email and internet scams at Scamtrends.com.  This is really very useful. A lot of us have been victimized by scammers.  I have been a victim a couple of  times already which explains my interest in this.    So the next time it happens to me, I know exactly what I should do. I would report a scam immediately.  It might put an end to it or at least minimize its occurrences. The point is I have done my part to do more good in this world even if it's only in the internet world. You should too.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Sunday Stealing: The First 2011 Alphabet Meme

A is for Age: It is, isn't it?

B is for Beer of choice: Sorry, I do not like beer.

C is for Career: Stay-at-home mom

D is for favourite Drink: coke!

E is for Essential item you use everyday:  soap

F is for Favourite song at the moment: I do not know the title of the song.. but it goes like this.. "I wanna be a billionaire. .. so freakin' bad.. " Lol!

G is for favourite Game: Monopoly

H is for Home town: I considered Pangasinan my hometown but it not really is.. more of a vacation spot really because it's my dad's hometown. So my hometown is the area where I live now.

I is for Instruments you play: piano

J is for favourite Juice: mango juice

K is for Kids: Chengks and Meyms

L is for Last kiss: Chengks

M is for marriage: hubby

N is for full Name: Cheryll B.( as you have noticed I do not fully disclose for fear of identity theft)

O is for Overnight hospital stays: Makati Med

P is for phobias: ghosts and other elemental beings

Q is for quote: Trust No One

R is for biggest Regret: secret! :P

S is for sports: Swimming

T is for Time you wake up: weekdays 6 to 6:30; weekends 8 am

U is for colour of underwear: white

V is for Vegetable you love: green beans

W is for Worst Habit: procrastination

X is for X-rays you've had: usually chest x-rays

Y is for Yummy food you make: fried chicken, fried hot dog. .. anything fried. Haah!

Z is for zodiac sign: Pisces

Christmas Eve '2010 At The In-Laws

I have a lot of things to do today. Hehe! But before all of that let me just show you  pictures of where we spent Christmas Eve.  Actually we spent it at home but we went to my in-laws to celebrate with them too. These are the pictures taken during that time. Some of the other pics not shown here, will be uploaded in my daughter's fb account.







If I were to think about it, 2010 did not end quite well. But if I were to look back at its totality, I can say that it was a good year for me and my family.  In fact, it was so good that we had an addition to the family. A little angel that we waited for and prayed for, for the past years.  It was rocky at the start but she pulled it off. We both did! And for that I will be extremely thankful.  I remember we used to be in and out of the hospital during the first trimester because of the bleeding and the spotting. It was hard but it was all worth it in the end. Every time I had to have an IE or internal examination, I remember I concentrated on the scrubs worn by the nurses, resident doctors and the doctors there. I remember I even asked one of the nurses there where she got her nursing uniform. It was soooo cute. From what I can recall, she told me she got it from blueskyscrubs.com.  She was wearing green scrubs at that time. But I know that the color of their scrubs depend on the area where they work.  I always give a huge sigh of relief whenever they tell me that everything is okay and that I should not worry.  After two miscarriages, you could not blame me if I always hold my breath every time I go in for a check-up.

So anyways, below are the family pictures taken a few hours before Christmas Eve. As you can see, I forgot to take off my nursing mom cover so it looked like I had a cape in all of the pictures.  Ha!



Saturday, January 08, 2011

Saturday 9: Closer To Home

1. Where did you grow up? Where do you consider home? At my parent's house (my answer to both questions).

2. If you could paint your car any color with no loss in value, what color would it be? black

3. What do you think comes after death? heaven

4. Name a TV show that should NOT be renewed for another season. I guess the one that replaced Wowowee. It's not Showtime but the one that comes after that show.

5. If you could have a free subscription to any online service, which would you like to have? I do not know.

6. Where did you think you'd be at the age you are now?  In another country.

7. What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to become a mommy and a housewife.

8. If you were to suddenly become famous, and were forced to change names, what would you choose as your stage name?Hmm.. I do not know, Sophie Lang? Heheh! The name just came up.

9. What is the first book that you can remember reading (from cover to cover) by yourself as a child?  This compilation of children stories including fairy tales (book 1, the one that has the blue hard cover). It was a whole set. I think I believed that was the only book of the entire set that I read from cover to cover. But I read it over and over and over again. The whole set looks like an encyclopedia.

Plans

Just yesterday, I was discussing with hubby my short-term and long term goals. Suffice to say that it was a serious discussion because it covered what I want to do in the next few years. So he agreed to it and he is actually supportive.  Actually, I told him that it will be my first step. If it does not work out, then I would think of another option such as exploring my gardening and landscaping skills.

It is a good thing that we have a large backyard so I can put in a couple of outdoor commercial planters to practice with. My mom already has a couple of commercial planters so I guess all I have to do is to follow what she has already started. Who knows? Our garden may be famous for it. Just like our neighbor whose house was shot for a movie or something. For the past couple of weeks, there was a movie shooting that has been happening there. My hubby even saw a somewhat famous artist within the premises a couple of days ago.  It is no wonder why I saw a delivery truck for. large commercial planters. I guess they used it in their movie or the television series. I should contact e-planters.com for a commercial planter, just one, to practice with. I want to see if I have a green thumb or something like that.

It is the start of the new year and it is the time to think about and explore other options that are available to us. Who knows? Maybe it is what we are destined to do.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Sunday Stealing: Over The Edge

1. What curse word do you use the most? f*ck ( but I do not use it often... as in very seldom)

2. Do you own an iPod? nope.

3. Do you still remember the first person you kissed? yes

4. Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture? it depends on the situation. there are times when I want to be the photographer.. there are other times when I want to be in the picture

5. Has anyone ever called you lazy? yes.. me!

6. Has anyone told you a secret this week? yes

7. What is the first thing you notice about the someone that you are attracted to? skin

8. What are you looking forward to? my kids growing up

9. Do you own any band t-shirts? no

10. When is the last time you slept on the floor? I can no longer recall.

11. What did you do last night? I took care of the baby, watched tv and surfed.

12. Do you get along better with the same sex or the opposite sex? same sex

13. Who was the last person to make you mad? my daughter

14. Who would you want to be tied to for 24 hours? Justin Timberlake. Haha!

15. T or F: All’s fair in love and war? T

16. What’s something you’ve always wanted? my own house and a very big lot

17. Do you enjoy spending time with your mother? yes

18. Do you want a bright yellow ‘06 mustang? no

19. Where is/are your best friend(s)? at work, at home

20. Would you rather swim in the ocean or a lake? lake

Still At Home And Waiting

Hi Ruth! I am still at home. Hubby is not yet back home. He is still at LTO. I promise, by hook or by crook, I will drop by the office within the week. I am so excited to get your gifts to us and I am excited to give you and Rielle our gifts as well.  Do you know that I almost changed my gift to Rielle? Haha! I almost changed her gift to a guidecraft refrigerator. The reason why I did not pursue this is because I remembered and reminded myself that she is only around 6 months old. Thus, she won't appreciate it now. This will probably suit her more when she is a  little older.  So I would have to wait. Hehe! I can't wait to see you even if it's just for a little while especially if I will drop by during office hours. I know how busy you are.