A Long Weekend That Was

Howdy, girls and boys! How’s your long weekend? Mine was incredibly fun and fulfilling! You know why? Because during these days I can really test my ability to multi-task. Taking good care of the family while doing the household chores and some errands. I guess that’s the super powers of all Moms, and Dads as well. And you will only realize these things once you became a Mom or Dad. Sometimes, I ponder how can we do so many things at the same time. People would always tell me that I’m really good at time management but I can’t believe that I’m actually good at it. Feeling ko parating kulang ang oras ko. Parating naghahabol and all. Yung mga ganung tipo.

Anyway, so what kept me busy during the long weekend? Well, the first reason was baking this personalized cute hello kitty cupcakes!

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Isn’t it the cutest? 🙂

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Yab You!

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Last night when we got home Cyler sat on my tummy and said….

Yab You (I love you!)!

Of course, I said I love you tooo, baby! Who am I to refuse those magical words from my toddler?! I sure am glad and thrilled because God gave me the sweetest child in the world!

He hugged me tightly and I hugged him back!

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That was his “first” I love you to Mommy! Woo hoo! I wanted to do cartwheels when I heard those precious words to him! That’s the best word that I heard from him and he learned from me! I know for now he was just mimicking my words, but eventually he’ll come to understand what the words mean as he grow up.

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Cyler was 6 months old here! This picture was taken last New Year’s eve.

That’s a toddler’s love to his Mother. And a magical moment for me and every mommies out there. Now I understand how it feels when your child tells you I love you, it’s priceless and incomparable!

It makes me wanna sing “I’ve got joy like a river, I’ve got joy like a river in my heart! Hallelujah!” 🙂

How about you? When did your child first say “I love you”? 🙂

Top Of The World!

Today is our 2nd wedding anniversary! I can’t believe that two years have already passed, it feels like we got married yesterday. Time flies so fast! My gulay! Actually, I really don’t know where or how to start this post, I feel so overwhelmed and I feel grateful. I feel like I’m on the top of the world right now. Life has been so good to us although I must admit that we’ve been into our lowest low, but still here we are alive and kickin’!

We’ve been girlfriend/boyfriend for 3 1/2 years before we got married. We met each other through Yahoo Messenger, cliché but for me it’s destiny. He courted me a couple of times but I always turned him down because I’m not ready for a long distance relationship. I live in Antipolo back then and he lives in Caloocan, so can you imagine the distance?! He was working already and I was in my 3rd year in college when we became couples, that was year….uhmmm… secret! LOL! Ang kulit eh so sinagot ko na! We already talked about getting married but before it happened we found out that I’m pregnant with Cyler. Everything happened in a flash! I know, I know. I was surprised and thrilled on the pace of the events, but I feel grateful about it and will be forever grateful! Everybody was happy and excited about it, especially the two of us! It’s a blessing in disguise! Life is indeed full of surprises, I must say. Everything was like rushing as if there’s a bigger climax that’s coming in. November 11, 2010 was our wedding date, we had a simple yet a very solemn civil wedding. We shouldered all the expenses in our wedding and we didn’t ask anything from our parents, which I think was the best thing we did. We may not have a posh and fab church wedding, but our wedding day was truly filled with so much love. All our family and closest friends are there to celebrate that very special day with us. That day is one of the most memorable and best day of my life! And I thank God for it.

I grew up in a broken family , I must admit that I’m scared of getting married and having my own family. There are lots of what if ‘s running in my mind but Cj proved that as long as we have each other and God is the center of our relationship, it will not gonna happen to us. Not even in a glimpse. He may not be the perfect person in the eyes of the others but for me he’s heaven-sent from above. We’ve got a lot of differences but still we jive! I guess the only key is acceptance on top of love and trust. He’s a die-hard fan of PBA, I’m not. He likes K-Pop, I don’t like it either. But we both love RNB and dancing though. He doesn’t eat veggies, I do. He’s sporty, I’m not, in fact I don’t know how to play any sports. Pakantahin at pasayawin nio nalang ako please. But most importantly we both laugh on our corny jokes! See our differences? We’re really opposite, but that’s the power of acceptance.

Until now I still don’t know what’s the secret of a successful marriage because I believe that where just getting started. But I do believe that as long as God is within us and around us, we will gonna conquer everything! And we will fight, fight, fight for love and for our family! Thanks Hon for being the best father to our son, if I can give you an award everyday, I will! I surely will! And thank you for always staying at my side and for being my best friend and my one true love. Thank you for your kindness, support, and undying love for me. And sorry for the bad things I did to you, for being makulit and pasaway always, and for being moody. I guess the word I love you is not enough to say how much I love you. Believe it or not, your love puts me at the top of the world! Happy 2nd year anniversary, Hon! More wonderful kids to come! LOL! You know I love you and I always will!

Mr and Mrs. Ricafort

P.S.

San mo ko ide-date?! 🙂

Love, Mommy

Finally, I’ve found the perfect book for me – Love, Mommy by Judith Siblin- Librach. This book is the most heartfelt book that I have read in a long time. I enjoyed every page so much that I could hardly put the book down. I can relate with the author, because we are on the same boat, we are both a child of divorce. This is why I have been so motivated to give my child the attention, close, happy, deeply safe and loving family I never had.

Author Judy Siblin-Librach are encouraging all of us to write a letter to our babies. She encourages mothers, fathers, grandparents, and other relatives and friends to join in and try to rebuild those early years for their children. It’s not important if you’re not good in writing, because there is only one person your children want to hear from: you, their mommy, or daddy and not some Shakesperian genius. Remember that love letters are always cherished.

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This is a book that helps parents restore their child’s memories for them.

Here’s my love letter for Cyler:

Dearest Cyler,
The day you we’re born was the happiest moment of my life. I can still remember the day when I was pregnant with you, you always moved your whole body as if you are dancing on my belly. That’s one of a kind experienced for me. Oh, I can still remember the day you we’re born, I cry so hard because I was so happy. I know every pain is worth it, because I knew that at the end of it all, I’d have the greatest thing on earth, which of course, was you. Cyler, you didn’t cry when you we’re born and you’re the most quiet baby in the nursery room. It is the moment I will cherish forever. I can’t believe that miracle is happening to me. For me, you are heavent sent from above, you are miracle. You totally change my life completely, and you made my life more meaningful. Cyler, I just wanna say thank you for teaching us how to love unconditionally. You don’t have to do anything but just be, you are perfect just the way you are. Mommy and Daddy will always be here for you and will do anything for you. May you grow in love and with God.

I love you more than you’ll ever know.

Much Love,
Mommy

And when I struggle intensely with putting all these wonderful feelings into words, one thing became clear: I wanted my son to know how I felt about him and this was a way to begin expressing that love.

Chronicling the precious memories of your child is priceless, because you are giving them back their memory that they otherwise wouldn’t have access to.

Hugs and Kisses

Today, I went at Booksale and was able to buy 5 books for Php340 only. I was able to buy Hugs and Kisses by Loupy/Tarlet for 65 bucks only,There’s a Wocket in my Pocket by Dr. Seuss for 70 bucks only, The Eye Book by Dr. Seuss for 65 bucks only, Mary & Baby Jesus by Zonderkidz for 60 bucks only, and since today is my birthday (yes, it’s my birthday) I bought a book for myself, I was able to buy Love, Mommy by Judy Siblin-Librach for 80 bucks only. Going to Booksale has become a habit to me (Kahit birthday ko I was able to drop by at the store pa rin, adik lang diba? Hehe) . I guess, it was a great birthday treat for myself. 🙂

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Here’s the books that I purchased today.

Anyhoo, I wanna share every pages of the book Hugs and Kisses to all of you cause I find it heart warming for a mother like me and I guess it’s one of my fave book now.

So, here it is..
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Hugs and Kisses by Christopher Loupy/Eve Tharlet

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Hugs want to know all about kisses. So he asks the farm animals.

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A duck’s kiss is a bit hard, but quite refreshing.

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A pig’s kiss is scratchy, but very tender.

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A horse’s kiss is damp and sticky, but so warm.

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A butterfly’s kiss tickles, but it’s simply wonderful.

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But a mother’s kiss is the best kiss of all! The end..

I guess, nothing beats a mother’s kiss. 🙂

Btw, I love the book that I bought for myself, the title of the book is Love, Mommy by Judy Siblin-Librach. It’s all about writing love letters to your baby. I will make a blog post about this book soon.

Generally, my birthday is complete not only because of the books but because my family is with me on my special day. Thank you Lord for this wonderful day! 🙂