Happy 4th Birthday

Enjoyed cake and party with friends at daycare.

First few books

Enjoyed reading at a very early age.

Supposedly Iron Man

So cute! The background and setting are just toppings.

Feeding the seagulls

Picnic with Harbour Bridge in the background

First real bed with wheels

The best Christmas present ever!!

29 May 2011


The cold season has brought a damp in our house that almost everyone is sniffling and coughing. It's really not funny. The Tatapilla (including me) had stayed home last Tuesday so I can take him to the doctor. I was advised to just give him paracetamol and not to worry. Yeah, right.

It all started I suspect after the swimming lesson. Although, the pool is heated it is still cold when you get out of it and while dressing up. It's really fortunate that the Tatapilla is still himself beside feeling unwell. One can be without mothers rings so long to have that type of kids - happy all the time.

22 May 2011

Meaningful Conversations

... with the Tatapilla.

Sometimes, for an outsider the Tatapilla talking back to me is sort of disrespectful. Even for a Filipino culture or the 50s, I'd say. But I thought when I didn't have the Tatapilla yet that when I have a kid, I will allow him to say his peace. But joining free online dating is another matter altogether. :)

When jens was getting in to his car seat, he slipped.
Me: you should watch where you r going & what u r doing.
Jens: its the slippery boots.
Me: (forgot that i told him to put them on) you shouldnt wear them.
Jens: well, you told me to put them on.

I didnt have a comeback.


I gave jens chocolate pasalubong when i picked him up frm school with the strict instruction to save it for after dinner. I kept reminding him abt it in the car.
Jens: yes, i am.
.... A fee secs passed.
Jens: do u like my style?
Me: what style?
Jens: saving the choc for later.
Me: yes i do.

Little did he know, he just handed me an ammunition to make him do things. I just say "i like your style". :)


conversation with Jens over the phone:
me: hello bub. what are you doing?
jens: answering the phone. :)
jens: that's all mum. (my cue to end the phone call).
me: i love you.
jens: i love you. sweet dreams. :-) (I was at work).


15 May 2011

Weekend with Morris

One Friday, his carer at school handed him Morris, the stuffed dog.. along with a scrap book. We were the first to take Morris home for a weekend. And so we took him home and let him participate in our household activities - no document scanning though. We took photos with him and the Tatapilla in it. It was fun. The Tatapilla's carer thanked us for a wonderful job.

Fireman Sam Phase

All this watching of the Fireman Sam episodes are taking its toll. The Tatapilla has been playing pretend fireman for almost a month now. He wears his helmet and hang on the anything long as his firehose while watching the dvd. Other days, he can really look serious with his fireman jacket and all that I can put him in Trade show booth. Other days, he'll keep on saving babies - the cats, the stuffed toys - and my kitchen.

07 May 2011

Souvenir of the Royal Wedding

Well, the Tatapilla might be too young to understand the event that has become an important part of royal history if not the world but he is quite exposed to it as the news have been inundated with it. He recognised the couple. When we went food shopping, an island display was dedicated for the magazine (just like at some pc desktops shops) and he wanted me to buy it. I didn't buy this particular magazine as I already have another. It was tempting to buy more but they're all the same anyway. How many one can accumulate.


06 May 2011

Fireman Sam

This is the latest craze at home. We borrowed a dvd from the library one weekend and after seeing it, the Tatapilla has been emulating Fireman Sam, putting out fires, saving babies, etc. His Dad even bought him a new fireman chief helmet that he takes to school like a normal hat.

All these shows that he likes, I'm thankful, are very educational so sometimes we indulged him in watching it several times a day. I sometimes play the act with him if I am not doing chores like direct mail printing.


No, I haven't seen this movie yet but I'd like to. I'm thinking of the family to see it this Mother's Day sunday - I'm sure Mcj is not going out fixing goulds pumps or any pumps for the irigation. It'll be fun.

When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams.