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Regalo

Posted by on Dec 24, 2009 in Litratong Pinoy, stay at home mom | 7 comments

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Ang pasko ay isa sa maraming tradisyon na hindi namin inoobserba, ito ay dahil sa matamang pag-aaral ng Bibliya  at Kasaysayan. Kaya wag po kayo magtaka kung walang pagbati na nanggagaling mula sa akin. Pero ang inyong pagbati naman ay alam kong taos sa puso kaya maraming salamat po.

Mayroon akong regalo na talagang ipinagpapasalamat ko, sila, ang aking mga anak. Isa sa paborito kong berso may kinalaman sa kanila ay ang Awit 127:3 ” “Narito, ang mga anak ay mana na mula sa Panginoon…” (Psalm 127:3 – Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.) Kumbaga, ang blessings ko ay umaapaw na sa kanila pa lamang. Araw araw sila ang nagpapaalala sa akin sa buhay na regalo ng Diyos, sa sakripisyo ni Jesus at kung bakit kailangan kong magpatuloy na unahin ang kaharian at katwiran ng Diyos.

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Happy LP! Visit our fellow LPers!

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What is that that I am everyday thankful for? My kids. They are God’s most precious gift to me…nothing more to say. 😀

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Play time!

Posted by on Dec 9, 2009 in home stories, stay at home mom | 1 comment

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The kids and I used to spend our free time at this playground. I would read a book and later take photos while they enjoy the slide, and everything in the swing set.

I once wrote that boredom is not in the dictionary of Viennese children. Child-development and well-being is very much a key concern in this city. Aside from lots of cultural (arts, music, dance), and sports development programs, play is an everyday enjoyment. The city sees to it that every neighborhood has a playground. At times…more than one. In our area alone, there is a playground just a minute’s walk from the door of the building. Another is on the opposite side where we just cross the pedestrian lane (that’s where the photos were taken). Walk on the other cluster of buildings and there’d be more playgrounds, complete with slides, seesaws and swings. There’d also be a big sandbox in which contents are replaced on certain months.

DSC09076Rides (animals and vehicles) are also prolific, not just in the malls but also on the streets. Also, family fun parks have been sprouting in each district which promises really great enjoyment for the kids.

Anyway, the swing set was removed a few months back and only the sandbox along with the elephant rides were left. This saddened the kids of course, had we a yard to place such swing sets I’d make sure I’d buy them one, that with just like the photos here, a climbing wall, a rotating seat, slide, swing and bars. These are what makes playing enjoyable after all!

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Kid’s creation offers just the perfect swing sets for you! They are not just safe for the children, they are made of high-quality. This means using the best wood that lasts, well sanded exterior to avoid scrapes and cuts and best of all; worth all the money spent. At the website, you can create their own design, you get to customize the set you want and view the set in every angle. With this 3D Builder, you can add or change swing set accessories while seeing price estimates as you finish your design.

Kid’s creation swing sets are delivered directly to your doorstep, no need to hire experts to install the set…everyday mom and dads can easily assemble them. And because of prioritizing quality, one can be sure of perfect holes and screws fitting in! The set comes with a step by step manual to help the ease of assembly but free phone and email assistance are also available. You might think I’m just bubbling too much about their service, right? Well, read what the other parents have to say (along with photos of their own swing sets).

By the way, the swing sets are not only for kids, they’re for the kids at heart  too! =D

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Singapore – Weekend Snapshot

Posted by on Jul 5, 2009 in home comfort zone, home stories, stay at home mom, travel, Weekend Snapshot | 10 comments

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Dr. Jose Rizal once said  “Ang hindi lumingon sa pinaggalingan ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan.” (He who does not look back at where he came from will not reach his destination.) Reason why I thought it important that my kids learn about their paternal grandfather’s (and aunts) as well as their dad’s second home, Singapore. It was also to somehow help me and my mom feel better about the loss of my dad. We did enjoy our trip then though I forgot to take a photo of sis in law. 😀

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The Singapore Flyer, drive by shot.

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Outside Vivo City, biggest (or one of) shopping malls in Singapore.

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By Images of Singapore near the Sky Tower, Sentosa.

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Butterfly Park….actually where the birds are.

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Looking at cable cars.

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Merlion at Night.

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Books – PhotoHunt

Posted by on May 30, 2009 in bookworm, home stories, Photo Hunt, SAHM Project, stay at home mom, stock photos | 14 comments

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Some months ago, the theme for the City Daily photoblogs was “Books.” I shared the kids’ books there because our collection (hubby’s and mine) are not here. 😀 Today, let me show you my little boy (3 yrs old) who loves browsing the dictionary. lol. Everytime I do my homeworks, he would be beside me shifting pages after pages while saying ‘hausaufgabe‘ (homework) and would point on some words as if trying to read them. He is also fond of other picture books and tries to identify the colors and what is pictured there (mostly animals and insects). It is still some more years before he could read but I am glad that he has a fondness for books as I do.

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Thumbs up by the way to Johannes Gutenberg for inventing the first  printing press! We now have books to read…. 😀

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Libro, is the Spanish word for book and has also been more often used in the Philippines rather than the tagalog word ‘aklat‘. Here in Vienna, Libro is one of the biggest school, office supplies and bookstore. My daughter loves visiting Libro and I am biased too because her first magazine appearance was with them.

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Happy weekend!

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Painted (Repost) – Photo Hunt

Posted by on May 16, 2009 in home stories, SAHM Project, Stagemom, stay at home mom, stock photos | 7 comments

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(June 08)

Little boy painted his first work of art and I was so excited about it, I rolled up the painting the kindergarten tantes gave me and took it home. I showed hubby our youngest son’s first attempt on Monet (hehe) but ended up forgetting to take a shot. Now I completely forgot to and thank them kindergarten tantes, they also have photos of the little boy doing his painting in action.

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Its given, he likes playing with water a lot so painting for him is double the fun as he gets to play with colors too! And yes, my little boy is a left- handed as most famous artists were, the list goes from Albrecht Dürer, Paul Klee, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and more!

Here’s a mom hoping for his little boy to follow their leads! =D

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Painting or drawing can get messy sometimes, especially for younger tots. Our walls at home would once in a while have markers on them, handprints and taped papers with scribbles. Messy as it may be, kids should not be stopped doing so. (I call them the Painted walls.)

Painting at an early age gives children the capability to recognize colors as they choose what colors to paint with. They see how combining the primary colors (red, blue, and yellow) create other colors.

Painting also becomes an outlet for kids to express their emotions that they can not easily speak out. Stroking, or simlply having to hold the brush practices their motoring skills…they learn how to do darker tones or paint lightly in the process.

Its good to have coloring books but blank papers give them more space for creativity. Who knows, your kid will someday join the ranks of Van Gogh or Monet when honed early. =)

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Walking – Photo Hunt

Posted by on May 2, 2009 in home stories, Photo Hunt, stay at home mom, stock photos | 15 comments

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I found stock photos of the kids walking from my treasure box! Above, my older son when he was barely 2 years old walking up the grassy playground going to his sister. Below, youngest at the same age walking home.

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Not contented with photos, and a photo would not really show that a baby is actually walking so a video would be better, just an addition. 🙂


(older son at 9 months and some more days)


(little boy at 9 months and 8 days)

Happy Photohunting!

Also, hubby and I did a lot of walking at the City of Bridges last year. Scroll down to see photos we took during that 4 or more hours of walking 😉

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