Why hello there. How have you been? Hope all is well 🙂 Anyway, I’m back, and hopefully I get to hang out and share our stories with you as often as I possibly can. It’s been super busy here in our little nook the past few months, hence the silence. I think I’m way busier now compared to when I was working a 9-5/6/7/8/9/10 job, it’s insane!!! BUT I am definitely not complaining, not one bit. 🙂
Our baby girl is growing fast, way too fast. She’s 6 months old now and she can roll over faster than the speed of light, crawl/leap over piles of pillows, sit comfortably without support and play with her toys, find something to hold on to (or press on) so she could stand and take a step or two. She is an EXTREMELY active kid, my golly! Rommel and I tease about her being the youngest gymnast to represent the philippines in the Olympics! She can also say so many cute syllables like ma-ma-ma-ma and pa-pa-pa-pa and a few times she said “u-ya” (kuya is the filipino word for big brother), but I’m not really sure if she’s calling us or if she just hears it a lot so she picked it up pretty quick. Last week, she ate fish for the first time — and that made us all say — this is it, she’s eating our food too!
I am equally thrilled to announce that Kristo and I have completed our first full year of homeschool!!! wooohooo! It wasn’t easy but hearing him confidently answer the questions during his year-end evaluation made it sooooooo worth it. As his teacher-mom, I am so happy that he did such an awesome job all year round with quizzes and tests and all that but what I’m gushing with joy about is the fact that he has been genuinely interested in his lessons. When he doesn’t understand a lesson, I know coz it shows in his eyes and soon after he sees that I notice, he’ll ask me to explain the lesson some other way until he gets it – coz until he does, he will not be shy to say “I don’t get it!” — and THAT makes me happy, coz that tells me he really wants to learn. 🙂 I also love how even if we’re in the car or at the mall, if he remembers something we studied, he’d bring it up and talk about it casually. He’ll also try to turn almost everything (possible) he sees into a math equation. Can I also say that he is too cute when I find him sitting at the computer watching a video about photosynthesis AND singing the photosynthesis song too even if I didn’t tell him to (and even if he’s seen it a gazillion times!) Oh too many homeschool stories and that deserves a whole post soon! But yeah, we’re now on our 2nd week in 2nd grade, so far, so good! 🙂
(Long pause.) It’s almost 5am and the house is so quiet, finally. But in a few hours the kids are gonna be up, my husband is arriving from his out of town gig, we have an art activity in the afternoon and I have no idea what mood our little girl is gonna be in today. Just thinking about everything that needs to get done today in our little cave makes me take a deep breath, a very deep breath. Here we go again! BUT it’s a good “here we go again” feeling because I am living my dream. This is what I asked for, this is what I signed up for and I won’t have it any other way, no matter how tough things can get juggling taking care of my husband, two kids, homeschooling, cooking, cleaning and..and..and the list goes on. At the back of my mind I also have a list of the things I want to do like go out of on full on date with my super supportive husband, go to the salon with my mom, watch a movie with my two boys, have coffee with a number of my girl friends, watch my husband sing with his Beatles-fix band and a few more gigs while we’re at it — BUT — it’s all good. I know that it’ll all happen at the right time because I know God cares about these seemingly little desires I have. And just like that, I’m suddenly all excited because I know that life is good because God is good and faithful 🙂
Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Psalm 37:3-4