Category: Growing Up Progress

[Summer Fun] — Toronto Railway Museum & Ripleys Aquarium

My son loves all types of transportation – so riding the Toronto Museum Train was a must on the list. The mini train seriously is nothing much but he still got very excited. An adult must be riding it with him – it cost $6.00 for the both of them. Whatever makes your kid happy right? I believe it was less than a 5 minute ride around the area.

 

After the mini train ride – Ripley Aquarium was our next destination. We’ve wanted to visit this place for awhile – so fitting it into our summer calendar was a must.

My whole family was excited when we got to the entrance. The tanks of fishes were so gorgeous! There’s so much to learn and see. I am sure that both munchkins’ will have class trips in the future here.

My faves were the jellyfishes. So unique and interesting. The play area was small and crowded but that doesn’t stop my son for having fun and playing with other kids.

We bought some candies at the gift shop to end our fun day out. We took about 2.5 hour to walk through the whole aquarium. If we had more time – I think I’ll go through it one more time. It’s a nice place to go once but I’m not sure if I want to revisit? Maybe in a few years?

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[Celebration] — Joelle’s 4th Birthday Party

 

We celebrated Princess Joelle’s fourth birthday early July. The theme was everything pink & purple & princess-y.

The adults get to catch up & eat while the kids did their own thing! Which was perfect! I love how the kids get to celebrate birthdays together every year! What a blessing it is to have each other as good friends!

Cheers to another year older & stay healthy forever Princess Joelle! Can’t wait to celebrate many more birthdays with you!

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[Organization] — Kids & Babies Toys & Gadgets

 

Here’s a before photo before I changed up the play area again. At first – I was thinking maybe we should have a baby section and a kid section – so they both have their own area. But than – that wasn’t a good idea because toys were going literally everywhere. Especially when Munchkin#2 knows how to crawl.

Here’s an updated version of our play area as of now. I decided to combine the toys and have it in one area instead. Much easier to deal with instead of having it in 2 separate spots. They can play together too. Well – sometimes Munchkin#1 enjoys playing with baby brother.

Here’s the extra toys inside Munchkin#1’s room. At first – I didn’t like the idea of having toys inside a child’s room because who knows what they will be doing in the middle of the night right? But it turned out not a bad idea – our son never gets up to play toys. When it’s bed time – it’s bed time.

My kids are very fortunate to be gifted with many things during Birthdays and Christmases. We are very blessed. I cannot wait to get rid of some toys and bring in the bigger toys left at my in-laws place. I didn’t grow up with a lot of toys when I was a child – so my kids are super blessed with so many things to play with. To me – that’s what a childhood should be like.

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[Jayden] — 5 Year Old Update :: Growing Up & Responsibilities

My 5 year old is a big boy now! He quickly adapted to being 5 so quick. Right on his birthday – we asked how old he is – his answer was “5 year old”.

He had three different birthday celebrations this month which he was very blessed with. He got to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ and blow the candle 3 times. Just like any other years – he has his actual kid’s party, a lunch or dinner with relatives, and celebrating his actual day with us. So so blessed!

The thing that comes out of his mouth is so funny sometimes. I would say mature in a way. He is definitely growing his vocabulary! I still remember those times when he started with 2-3 words when he was a little over one year old. Compare to now – he’s grown so much! I miss my baby being a baby!

His adores his baby brother is still the same! He’s quite funny because he enjoys playing with his baby brother’s toys and gadgets. He likes sitting in his high chair and swing. Just makes us laugh at his silliness!

He has gotten a lot more independent. As in putting things away when he comes home from school, puts dirty clothes in the laundry, puts dishes in the kitchen when he’s done with, helps us get this and that, clean up after himself, and etc… I’ve been thinking about developing some chores for him. Vacuuming? Folding laundry? The problem being is – by the time he gets home from school – all chores are already done and mommy doesn’t do chores on weekends. So far – I’m already proud that he’s picking up his own things. Sometimes he would help get this and that for baby brother too.

He got to experience his first Valentine’s Day in school this year. They had a dance in the gym and handed out Valentine’s Day cards. Which he came home with some and he told me he had fun.

Also – he got to experience his first field trip. I’m not sure how it went – he didn’t tell me much about it. The trip was about 3 hours long in the morning.

Since we’re talking about school – we’ll continue on this subject. He received his very first report card which made me teary! Yes teary because I am so proud of this Munchkin. In the beginning of the school year – he wasn’t doing so great which worried me. He wasn’t sitting still during carpet time and he wasn’t listening well. After a few months of changing bad habits and being so strict at home on him – it really did pay off. His report card proves that he’s excelling in school. Listening well and getting along with others. He loves learning too. After reading such a good report – we quickly bought him a reward that day. I was so proud of him! Excited for him! He’s never told me once that he didn’t like school. I hope after this reward – he’ll continue to excel in school. Rewards are only given when he works hard. I don’t believe in giving them whatever they want at any given time. That’s my opinion.

On another note he loves to act what the teacher does in school. Take attendance, bring attendance to office, and pretend to show and share.  I love watching it because it gives me an idea on what he is doing in school.

It’s March already – which means summer is around the corner. Well – 3 months away! I’ve thought and planned out his summer activities already. This Munchkin will be having a busy summer with activities and chilling with his friends. I’ll go into details on what he’ll be doing in a few months!

As for soccer – winter soccer season 2017 has officially ended! Munchkin loves soccer and we are so happy he enjoys it. He enjoys the interaction with other kids and listening to instructions. We cannot wait till summer 2017 season to start! That’s all for his 5 year old update or journal!

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[Cayden] — 8 Month Old Update ::

Here’s an update of my 8 month old Munchkin! I miss the days when he was tiny and just a 4-pounder! I’ll never get sick of saying that! He has tripled his weight. A little over 12 pound and very active boy! I’ve finally got time to clean out his 3 month old clothes. It all went to donation. He is onto 6-9 month clothes.

I think this will be the last month I’ll be using the baby bath angel because my child is too active. He loves kicking the water and sometimes slides out. He’ll be able to use the baby tub and play in there freely. He loves water!

He’s eating well. Eats 4 times a day and about 1.5 serving each + fruits after certain meals. I tend to feed him more during the before bed feeding – so he sleeps longer without waking up in the middle of the night. Talking about sleep. He’s been a great sleeper! Mommy is so blessed that both my boys sleep so well! He sleeps around 10-11 hours per night. Once in awhile he’ll wake up and cry in the night. But falls back to sleep.

Loves to give you the serious face but yet smiles a lot! He’s not a crier but he definitely cries more than his big brother. He loves sitting and standing. He’s been enjoying a lot more of his toys. Loves to touch and push buttons. Loves mommy spending time with him and playing with him.

Oh – one big milestone this month is he knows how to crawl! YUP – we are officially in trouble because I gotta be extra careful with tiny little things. He loves putting everything in his mouth. He is attracted to wires and controllers. He does get more freedom to crawl everywhere he wants. But the other thing is – he does get into his big brothers toys – which his big brother doesn’t like. They’ll need to learn how to work this out. Hahahah.

His third tooth is spouting out and it’s getting more dangerous. He doesn’t bite me all the time but once in awhile. It sure does hurt!

Still very clingy to mommy. When I am home – he prefers me. But when I’m out – he prefers his daddy than anyone else. It feels cute because we feel that kind of importance when he wants us.

That’s really it for this month. He’s keeping me busy for sure! We cannot wait till the weather gets warmer so we can go out for walks and breathe more fresh air! Please slow down on growing up – I just want to hold you a little longer baby boy!

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[Celebration] — Jayden’s 5th Birthday Party

Celebrated our son’s 5th birthday party on March.5th.2017, a Sunday afternoon. This was his third 5th birthday celebration. We are very grateful to celebrate his special day with all his little friends – thank god it was the last celebration till next year! I believe this party is his most looked forward for because it includes all his favorite little friends. We even got a helium tank to fill up over 12 medium size balloons this year. All the kids were so happy to bring one home too!

For the menu – I focused more on what the adults would love to eat because – let’s be honest – the kid wasn’t here for the food! They can careless of what they eat. They were here to play with each other and explore different toys. Most importantly the birthday song and cake cutting.

The older kids got to do an art & craft which lasted about 5 to 10 minute long. Yes – these crafty things gotta be fast because their patience is only so limited. There were about 12 kids total – including ours as well. I was so surprised that they played so nicely and quietly. No one was shouting or arguing. The Mama’s got to chill and catch up while the Daddys’ got to play video games!

All the kids were so excited about the Minion cake – it was deliciously made and bought from T&T Supermarket! Not too sweet or too creamy either. Definitely will be purchasing their birthday cakes from there from now on! Can’t believe our first born is 5 already! We love celebrating with these kids every year – it’s the same bunch of kids that grew up together and we add in a few new friends every year.

Look at these kiddos! I can’t wait to plan the next party!

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[Celebration] — Jayden’s 5th Birthday Part 1

Munchkin#1 had an early mini birthday celebration with the relatives on February 20th, 2017. Usually we would have them over after his actual birthday party after the kids’ leave. But since it was also Family Day – we decided why not have a lunch and have our kids bond with their relatives right?

Nothing much – I made a small lunch, catch up, sang Happy Birthday, and played monopoly!

We had so much fun playing monopoly with the relatives. It was actually our first time playing together! We had quite a good laugh and glad everyone enjoyed it! Hubby and I ended up winning the game by luck. This game requires a lot of luck!

After a 2-3 hour game of monopoly – we headed for a very early dinner. It was such a fun day and I think we should have it much more often! Both our boys behaved very well. Munchkin#1 got to spend quality time with Great Grandma when we were busy playing.

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[Kids] — School Lunches Ideas • Junior Kindergarten & Young Kids

This post – I’ll be sharing some kindergarten/little kids lunch ideas with you. I try my hardest to keep each lunch healthy and different.

I like keeping my son’s lunches healthy – well what better than raising healthy kids right? Habits are start when they’re little. Plus school did mention about healthy eating. Some school is as strict as no gold fishes & juices. Thank goodness that’s not my son’s school because he has a limited variety of snacks he likes.

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Chicken & Spinach Alfredo Pasta       |       Chicken Pasta      |       Honey Garlic Chicken Wrap

My son doesn’t ‘like’ vegetables but sometimes I still include a small amount in his lunch and hoping he would eat it. Got to take it one step at a time right? During meals at home, with my guidance, he doesn’t have a choice. He must eat it because its healthy. Strict mom much? I’m strict because I refuse to make 2 different lunches or 2 different dinners. He’s got to eat whatever I serve for dinner period. Why give myself more work to do – when I don’t have to?

Every morning after I finish putting my son’s lunch together – I would snap a photo to remind myself what kind of drinks, snacks, or lunch I packed him for reference. I try to give him different snacks each day as well.

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Homemade Banana Bread       |       Meatballs        |       Pasta with Tomato Sauce & Ground Beef

The school advised us to put numbers on their snacks & lunch. Number 1 is morning snack, 2 is lunch, and 3 is afternoon snack. Just a easier way for the kiddos to get what they need to.

Anyways there’s a trick with the snacks. I like giving my son a light snack in the morning – so by the time lunch hits – he’s hungry and would finish most of his lunch. I give a heavier snack in the afternoon in case he didn’t finish his lunch and he would still be hungry. That’s how I place his snacks. Do you mommies do the same too?

For drinks – its either a juice or a yogurt drink. I give apple juice once a week due to the amount of sugar it has. My son loves both drinks. Never is picky on which one to have.

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Mini Sausage Buns       |       Chocolate Chip Blueberry Muffins       |       Chinese Sausage Bun

On special occasions – such as birthday, Christmas and etc – I’ll put in some kind of chocolate or a bag of chips for treats for him. Only on special occasions! I don’t allow much chocolate or chips at home either. Those are treated as rewards given when he deserves it.

Before my son started school – my fear would be 1) he wouldn’t eat his lunch at all 2) he would be starving till he gets home from school. Yes – us parents constantly worry about everything!

Good thing is – most lunches come home 95% finished. Makes me happy that hes eating. He enjoys hot food more than cold food.He loves his rice and pastas. He hasn’t requested what he wants to have for lunches yet but I know he will one day.

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Fried Rice       |       Ground Pork Pasta       |       Pasta with Tomato Sauce & Ground Beef

I usually prepare his lunch the night before – so in the morning I just microwave it. Just gives me 10 to 15 minutes more sleep each morning.

I do believe starting healthy eating at a young age for kids. It is easier to develop good habits. Don’t get me wrong – we do indulge in cheeseburgers, pizzas, fries and all those unhealthy food – but having those once a week is good enough to satisfy our cravings. Just got to remember, balance, balance, and balance. Just to remind you all – I’m no dietitian expert – this is fully my opinion on how I raise my own kids. Making good choices for your kids is what parents should do!

I think I cover quite a lot here. Feel free to share your kids healthy lunches in the comment below! Stay tune for more fun hauls & reviews!

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[Jayden] — 4 Year & 11 Month Update • Strict Routines

I have to say – being good role models in your kids life is very important. There is a saying “Monkey See – Monkey Do”. I’m sure most parents heard of that phrase. We try not to do things in front of this Munchkin that we don’t want him to copy because this little kid can learn things in seconds. Once he learn something – it’s hard to tell him to forget it. So we’ll end up taking weeks to re-adjust him again. Which is a pain in the ass for us.

My first born is turning 5 in a month. Where has the time gone to right? I say it all the time because I feel like I gave birth to him not too long ago. I’ve taken care of him every day of his life and I’m proud of what he is.

He started school last September and he has progressed so much. There’s a few things we still need to work on at home when we have time. We have started him with daily worksheets at home after dinner time. He loves it so far and loves writing his letters. All in a slow process and usually worksheets take about 5-10 minute per night. He doesn’t have much patience – so that is good enough so far.

When it comes down to strict routine – I take it very seriously. There’s a time for everything – play time, bath time, snack time, and etc.. Just like how school does it – each day they have a schedule to follow.

He loves spending time with baby brother only when he isn’t crying LOL. If his baby brother starts crying – he wants to get away from him.

We limit his Ipad to half an hour a day during school day. I was thinking if we should get another Ipad but it seems very unnecessary. Since I don’t use it, his daddy only uses it at night, and he uses it before bedtime. I am not sure when we’ll be giving Ipads to Munchkin#2 but they can all just share one right? Hahaha.

We wrote names on these Valentine’s day cards end of January – yes mommy plans way ahead! We wrote the names together and he enjoyed it quite much. It was his first Valentine’s day at school this year! That’s it  for all his updates for this month!

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[Jayden] — 4 Year & 10 Month Update • First Christmas Concert

This Munchkin is turning 5 in a month! As I always say – time is flying by so quickly. It makes each year’s birthday as special as ever. I’m already planning for his birthday party & he’s so excited about it.

His first Christmas holiday break as well. I remember when I was a kid – I look forward to it. We didn’t get much done because we were all sick. I wanted him to have a more eventful break instead of being home. I guess next year? But it was still amazing because we had fun with our next door neighbor for the last week of his break.

I still count my special days with this Munchkin – it was his fifth Christmas this year. This year is a very special one because we introduce him Santa and the reindeer’s. He believed they did come and left him a present under the tree! It was so special and magical for him. I love watching him ask questions and wait for Santa by the window! How amazing right? I want him to experience everything I didn’t as s child. I think this coming year I’ll be doing elf on the shelf with him.

A few firsts from last month. He had his first Christmas concert on December 19th 2016 on a Tuesday. It was rescheduled because of a snow storm. He was quite funny because he didn’t sing at all. Funny how he’s just like his daddy. I sort of expected that he won’t be singing because of all the people looking at him. Hahaha. Very expected.

Anyways enough of Christmas stuff. He’s a lot more independent lately with taking baths, dressing himself, putting cream on himself, dressing himself before school and etc.. although a lot more independent. It doesn’t mean he doesn’t frustrate me. He’s a little bit rebellious and know exactly how to push my buttons. He can drive me up the walls at times.

I have to admit it isn’t easy juggling my time with two kiddos now but I try my best to snuggle and give him tons of kisses when I can.

He still loves to snuggle and kiss his baby brother. Finds him quite annoying when he cries. Protects baby brother when others try to hold or kiss him. He feels like he owns his baby brother. Which is so cute!

Can’t wait to create more amazing memories with this Munchkin. That’s the updates for December 2016. I wonder what’s in store for this Munchkin in 2017? Stay tune for that!

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[Jayden] — 4 Year & 9 Months Update • Vacationing Like A Boss

He’s turned 4 years & 9 months this month and boy does he have personality! He does not like to smile for the camera anymore! Instead he’ll make a lot of funny faces. I think mama took way too many photos of him? I can’t help it!

He still loves his baby brother very much. Loves to give him tons of kisses in the morning and when he gets home from school. He does get annoyed with his baby brother crying though. He hasn’t express that he hates it when he cries. We often ask him if we should put baby brother time out if he cries and his answer is ‘no’. He’s a very loving brother. Makes baby brother laugh too! Makes my heart so full watching my 2 boys! Let’s hope it stays this way!

We were in Cancun, Mexico last month – this is his 5th resort trip. So he knows the drills already. He loves his airplanes and water parks – so when we tell him were going on vacation – he anticipates all these things already. He behaved quite well during this trip. One thing that’s different is – he knows how to find other kids to play with him this time. Last few times he just played by himself. I love how he communicates and play with other kids. He enjoys vacation like a boss! When he gets tried – he’ll lounge and have a snack. So it’s really easy bringing him on vacation!

This month we are working on a few things. Listening skills, being more independent, and reading more. He’s very loving but he can have an attitude at the same time. We are working on a lot of things this month for sure. That’s it for all the updates – stay tune for more reviews and hauls – this blog is updated daily at 12PM Eastern Time!

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[Cayden] — 5 Month Update • First Vacation

My little cutie pie has turned 5 months!! He’s started to be more active – shifting around on the bed or rug. He could not be unattended anymore. He would chit chat with you if he’s in the mood to. He loves to laugh and smile a lot. The frowning face is almost retiring and gone!

He enjoys sitting on the Bumbo chair than the bouncer or swing. He just loves the straight sitting position instead of being slanted.

Loves to watch us talk and listens very well. He still loves licking and sucking his fingers. Even though he knows he’s not allow to. When he understands he’s not allow to – he then takes it out. Then he sneakily puts it back in. Sometimes he’ll turn his head the other way to do it. Assuming we can’t see it. Smart or what!?

Still drinks a lot of milk. He needs his milk before a nap and sleep.

I’m starting to create a routine for him with two naps a day. I say 2-3 hour each time. So far – its going good. After I nap-train him – I’ll be sleep training him for the night. Hopefully mommy can sleep through the night soon.

As for solids – we are introducing it to him this month (December). Doctor recommended at 5 month – since he’s a preemie.

During our vacation – he did amazing! Not much crying but with lots of broken naps. I can understand because sleeping in the car seat is uncomfortable. He didn’t get sick or anything – that’s the most worry I have. Phew* He didn’t swim because the water was too cold for him. He only dips his foot into the water and that’s about it. Maybe next year will be better.

Still wearing size 2 diapers but when I finish with all size 2s, he’ll be starting size 3 soon. For size 2 – I only bought 2 large boxes. Need to start stocking up on size 3 and 4 soon.

Grandparents gave us money to get the kids gifts. For Munchkin#2 – we’ll be picking up 2-3 boxes of diapers as gifts for him. He has basically everything already. All he needs is diapers and wipes for now. Practical right!?

Not sure what his weight is this month but he sure does feel heavier. I love being carried but mommy doesn’t carry him too much. I don’t want to spoil him. When he wants to be carried – he knows he can cry and have what he wants. What I do is. I let him cry till he stops. Then I go over to carry him. Haha am I mean or what?

There’s going to be a lot of things to do when he starts solids. Than I can have a solid routine for him.

Ill start to look at those community center programs that I can bring him during weekdays. Something for him to do and keep him busy.

That’s it for all the update this month. Babies grow so fast – cherish the moment you have with them. As for me – I like to capture tons of photos to look back on. Stay tune for more hauls and reviews. This blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for stopping by!

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[Love] — Cayden’s 1st Santa Photos

Took our Santa photos on December 4th this year. It was Cayden’s first Christmas – so of course Santa photos were a must! He wore the same onesie that Munchkin#1 wore for his first Santa photos too!

I didn’t want to take our photos that late. Well to me it’s late because it took about over an hour wait. Thank goodness there were a lot to see and explore.

I took advantage of the one hour long wait by snapping lots of photos on my Iphone. How can I not with such beautiful decorations? I went a little overboard but there are never enough photos.

Look at my Munchkin#1s face. He’s never serious anymore when I tell him to smile. He purposely does these faces too…

Here’s our Santa photo this year after over an hour wait. To be honest – the packages they have is so overpriced and not worth the money. But it was Munchkin#2s first Christmas – so it was obligated to take it. Now I have both my boys 1st Santa photos. No more buying these expensive package photos! Have you taken yours yet? Comment below to share! Stay tune for more daily reviews and hauls – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for dropping by!

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[Lifestyle] — What Have I been Up To Lately? • October 2016

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What has been up with me lately? I did take a month off from blogging which I am super behind. But that’s okay I needed my break from my blog anyways. Even though I took a month off from updating my blog – I still kept myself busy with different projects around the house (I’ll update the different projects I worked on in different blog posts).

Since it’s almost the end of October already – I’ve been thinking about what to stock up for the winter season: meat, canned goods, pastas, and etc… I heard it’s going to be a very very very cold winter and I don’t want to drag two kids out for grocery runs every week. Especially carrying the heavy stuff too. That’s what I’ve been doing – buying the things we can buy now for the winter to avoid lots of trips out.

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As always – I did Christmas shopping early this year and is 80% done. I’m not a fan of crowded malls and long line ups! Totally not my thing. If I could shop it now – why not right? Plus I don’t want to come home after my vacation to deal with Christmas shopping and wrapping. I just want to get it over with and done with before November hits.

These two months we’ve been doing some home improvement – as in – upgrading some of our furniture. I’ll do another separate post on it. We’ve wanted to upgrade some of our furniture for awhile now – it all comes down to the kids. Some we could upgrade and some we couldn’t do it till the kids are older – so they won’t ruin it.

I did take some ‘Me Time’ away from the kids for a refreshment. Even one hour a day is amazing and we all need it. I love my kids to death but sometimes I just need to be away from them to refresh myself and get myself back together. Fell off the band wagon of my diet after a week. In a week I did lose about 6 pounds – which is not too bad right? I have to get back into this wagon to lose the rest of the weight – 24 pounds to go!

We’ll be going to our winter vacation mid-November. A much needed vacation for hubby and I. We need to see palm trees, sunshine, beach, sand, and paradise – now that’s a vacation! I can’t wait to lounge on beach chairs and watch our kids play in water. Munchkin#2 will be over 4.5 months and we had the okay from his doctor to go. There’s gonna be quite a lot to pack but we can’t wait to experience it with both our boys.

I haven’t talked much about my stepmoms ALS journey. I guess I’ve came to accept it and not talk about it. It’s a very very sad disease without a cure and I pray that there will be a cure very soon to help everyone with this disease. Her situation looks stable right now but she is paralyzed. What can a paralyze person do? Why couldn’t she be stabilize when she could still walk and move her hands? Anyways – I help them buy groceries every week or two weeks. I try my best to visit once a week or if my schedule don’t work – every other week. I don’t know what else to update about her situation – my heart is numb about it. So that’s it.

As for my in-laws – our relationship has gotten better and hope it stays that way. I’m not hard to get along with – I just don’t like being annoyed. We see them about once a week if time permits.

I realize that I don’t socialize with a lot of people these days – the only people I socialize is mommies with kids. I know right – my priorities are so different than 5 years ago. But I do like it this way. When time is so limited – I can’t deal with everyone. My priorities has shifted and my priorities is my kids and husband.

As for blogging goes – I miss blogging. I won’t force myself into blogging if I don’t want to. Its all about if I feel like it or not. I love documenting my life and have a journal to read back. Especially for my kids. My family is my everything!

That’s it for this Life Update – life will only get busier from here when November hits. As long as I’m organize with my time – I won’t be stressing out. Stay tune for more daily updates – this blog is updated regularly. Thanks for dropping by & see you soon!

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[Celebration] — Cayden’s 100 Day with Relatives

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Celebrated our son’s 100 day on October 8th 2016 – exactly 100 day old at King Dragon Cuisine with relatives. It was a small little celebration dinner for him. It’ll be his last celebration till his 1st birthday. Over the past 100 day was just amazing – I love being a mother – even though it can be frustrating at times but I wouldn’t have it any other way – I love my boys to the moon and back! There’s nothing as rewarding as being a mother. #MOTHERHOOD. I feel so blessed to have this family! It’s my forever blessing.

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Of course I captured a lot of photos for this special occasion. Glad relatives did some catching up and enjoy their dinner that night. It was a nice and delicious dinner.

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We had over 14 courses that night – I couldn’t take a picture of every dish but this is as good as it gets. I ordered ‘red eggs’ on the side for this celebration. I think ‘red eggs’ for Chinese means good luck. I’m not 100% sure of the meaning but oh wells. We were all stuffed to the max after 6-7 courses and had to pack 1/4 of the food home. They sure did serve huge portions here! Overall a relaxing dinner with not much planning to it. I gave out candles as a party favor or you can call it a Thank You gift for coming. Thanks for dropping by – stay tune for more daily updates! See you soon

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