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Chapter Book Reading

I am jealous of people and or children who lives with books. Because, I can’t do it. I read when I really need it but if I do it out of hobby or passion, that’s questionable. Reading puts me to sleep!

I had this fear that my children would be like me, get bored when reading a book but fortunately, they have changed over the years. I remember earlier in Jadyn’s life I asked her to read a book. Not just asked but forced her to hoping she would develop the love of reading and she resisted especially reading chapter books. We fought for a short while and then one day, she just got herself into reading and so is Megan!

I am relieved and thankful that these Princesses has morphed from being a disliking reading to loving it. Maybe the schools have encouraged and lifted their spirit about reading. Now, Jadyn is hooked. But it has to be a good book for her to read it. She likes fantasy books and horror.

Megan, on the other hand, has just started her chapter book about puppies. These books she got from Christmas. Hopefully, she’ll be able to read them all and ask for more. Here’s Princess M sitting on our bed one night and reading her book about a Homesick Puppy.


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Christmas 2017

This year has been so great for us! Thank God for that. There is nothing more I could as for except that for our family to be healthy, safe and we are able to provide for our children.

It is our yearly tradition to be at home on Christmas Day for opening of the gifts. This has been going on for nine years now and I have a feeling it will continue for a very long time and maybe our children will also do this to their own family, gathering at grandparents’ (us) house in the future. I am thrilled when that day comes.

Both of the Princesses had their own Christmas wish list. There are several in there, at least over 20 each but of course Santa isn’t so rich. Despite of that, they got major presents though. Princess Jadyn wanted a chromebook, she got a laptop, a dinosaur maskimal, green sherpa lined green coat, Wings of Fire book sets and a few more.

Princess Megan on the other hand, received a toy plane, something that will last for years and can really fly with controller. She also got a unicorn maskimal, books, a sherpa lined pink coat and etc. She thinks she didn’t get much, well, hello kid? You got way more than other kids.

A few photos of these girls with smiles on their faces when they opened each gift intended for them. Seeing them happy makes us happy too.


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Books Can Be Wrong Too

Now I know that we cannot rely on books to be true and correct all the time. Whoever compiled this book made a big mistake. Look to where my finger is pointing at. Fortunately, I am from the Philippines and know very well about Mount Pinatubo. And heck, it is not located in Indonesia for all you know. If you don’t believe me, you can read a brief info below lifted from Wikipedia or do a Google search for it to believe me. This is a book by the way from Krazy Nature for kids.

Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano located on the island of Luzon, near the tripoint of the Philippine provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga. It is located in the Cabusilan Mountains separating the west coast of Luzon from the central plains. Before the volcanic activities of 1991, its eruptive history was unknown to most people. It was heavily eroded, inconspicuous and obscured from view. It was covered with dense forest which supported a population of several thousand indigenous people, the Aetas, who fled to the mountains during the Spanish conquest of the Philippines.

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