Category Archives: milestone

Washing Dishes

This is Princess J, as you can see, she is washing dishes in this picture. I made her wash her own and mine’s dirty dishes just so she will not forget how to do it properly. It has been a long time since she’d did that and she seemed to forget what I taught her before.

She is years older compared to me when I started doing this chore so I am kind of guilty for not pursuing her into washing dishes every time she is done eating. This is my way of teaching my kid to be responsible so she can take care of herself when she becomes an adult or when leaving for college.

Things she can do so far is showering herself (with occasional mommy’s nagging), fold undies and socks, hang her uniform in the closet, wash dishes and pick up some stuff from the floor. If I were to be strict with her, I would let her do all the things I do in this house but I don’t want her to think she is being punished.

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Princess M can Now Ride a Big Girl’s Bike

February 27,2017 was one of the most significant days I will not forget because it was the day Princess M decided to use her big sister’s outgrown bike (take note, without training wheels) outside. All she needed were a few pushes and she drove off like a pro.

At first, she was biking wobbly, got off the bike a few times, tiptoeing and trying to balance on the grass. But guess what? It didn’t take her long to get used of the bike and comfortably ride many rounds on an empty concreted lot next to our house.

I was amazed of this girl’s determination for deciding she wanted to use a big girl’s bike. And from that day, she was pedaling like a pro. I captured the first moments of her milestone that day pictured below.

Before she could use this bike, I had this toddler “cruzee” bike used for review without pedals surely helped her a lot. It is a bike that helps kids to just cruise with their feet and learn how to balance by lifting their feet off the ground as they continue to move forward.

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Princess M Caught a Fish for the First Time

I am so proud of my Princess M for her successful fishing last weekend in Avery. Fishing is not easy, it is testing your patience as to how long you can wait for the fish to take your bait. Much more a 5-year old girl whose patience is limited.

Just when she gave up and uttered the words, “I’m tired, I give up” and voila! Something took her bait and yes, she caught her very first fish in her life. A blue gill fish in a bigger pond at a friend’s property. I will write it down here so someday she can look back and remember the date, February 19,2017 she officially became a “fisher girl”, lol.

First photo below was the very spot she got her fish. The men came to the rescue and unhooked the fish and release it to the water.

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Princess M can Read

Princess M can now read. She is only 5 and a half years old. In America, children her age who read are normal while there are others who are advanced started reading as early as 2 or 3 years old. I am so proud of my little one because of the fact that she can read sight words like the one in the picture below. This was sent by her teacher for us to see how many words she can read now.

Each day after school, she brings a book that she needs to read every night and write down the title of the book. So far she is keeping up with her reading. Thanks to my husband for doing this to me while I am working.

Anyway, I am at ease that my Princess M will be a good reader when she reaches first grade.

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Jadyn Got Tested Today and Passed

I received a call yesterday from St. Batholomew Catholic church where we send Jadyn for her Sunday school, that call was about her needing to be tested to see if she is ready to do the reconciliation in May. Today we went and she was asked to say her prayers and a couple questions regarding the upcoming reconciliation.

I couldn’t be prouder of her because she passed the test and impressed the lady who interviewed her. I told Jadyn afterwards that all those nags I gave her were worth it. Now she is more than ready to do it comes May. All she does is continue going to Sunday school and attend the practice on Friday for practice.

I will be glad when this is all over, she wanted to quit a long time ago but I kept pushing her that once it’s done, she does not need to go to Sunday school anymore.

 

Princess M’s Drawing Progression

Princess M at age 5 years and a half have done a lot of interesting drawings these past few days. She would draw something, color it and tell us the story behind it. It is amazing how her creative mind works because I, myself would not be able to come up with an interesting story each time nor can I draw.

There is this favorite youtube video or game called Five Nights at Freddy’s that she loves watching a lot and eventually, she could not contain herself from drawing some of the characters which turned out pretty, in my eyes.

First Photo below are FNAF characters; Freddy, Chicha and Bonnie.

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Second photo below is a story about a burglar stealing money from the bank- with band aid. The black character in the blue sky is the PD helicopter facing the burglar with band aid from crow bar with money bag. 
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First Day of School Year 2016-2017

June 22- was the opening of classes here in Texas. The big Princess could not wait to go back to school, she probably got bored at home during summer and she missed her classmates. While the little one, did not want to go to school at first.

Big Princess is now in third grade, the little Princess in kindergarten. I can’t quite believe that I no longer have a baby that stays with me at home. The house is so quiet when they leave to school, it is all new to me and I guess, I just have to get used to it until I can get me a job.

I tried convincing her that school is actually fun, lots of coloring to do, playing, making new friends and a whole lot more. I was a bit worried on that first day that she wouldn’t come with us to school. And fortunately, as good girl as she is, she managed to survive the first day.

When they came home that day, I asked both of them how their first day went. The big one said she had a nice day. And to my surprise, the small Princess, she said “YES, she liked school!” with tongue sticking out, “yungit” in our native language. That was so nice to hear and that somehow eased my worry.

Today is the fourth day since school has started and so far so good. They wake up early, eat breakfast, wash their face, brush teeth, put on their school uniform, tidy up the hair and off to school they go!

This is going to be our daily routine every morning for the entire year until June 2. I love being a momma, although it is tiring to get up early everyday, yet my children are so worth it especially when they take home report cards with high grades in it.

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Princess M Turned 5 Today

When I cradled Princess M in my arms when she was a newborn, in my mind I told myself, “look at her closely, smell her baby scent and kiss her as much as you want because it won’t be long, she’ll grow big and fast.” Fast forward to five years and here she is! She’s grown beautifully, ever sweet, mommy’s girl, loving, bubbly and ever smiling baby girl.

We celebrated her birthday yesterday because I was free from my job. I took the girls out to Chick Fil-A and had lunch there, just the three of us. Their father was and always has been busy on his days off so we left him. After lunch, I told them that there’ll be three more stops before going home. As good girls as they are, they did not complain and just followed mommy wherever she brought them.

We went to TJ MAXX and bought myself a new pair of walking shoes with memory foam in each sole, just badly needed a pair, you know. Next stop was at Petsmart adjacent to TJ. I bought each Princess a fish. I clearly told the birthday celebrant that a fish is her birthday gift from mommy and dada and she was happy with it. Final stop is at Albertson’s.

I bought two cakes at Albertson’s, not the usual birthday cake because it’s expensive, I found two that look sinfully delicious on sale for $4 each, bought an ice cream and headed home. Decorated the cake with toys and a number 5 candle, voila! All set up for her only.

Not forgetting the noodles for long life as we believe in the Philippines, it’s important to have something long for every birthday that represents for “long life”. I cooked spaghetti for the entire family that served as our dinner. That’s it I had prepared for her and she thinks she had an awesome 5th birthday!

 


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Mommy’s Little Helper

Princess M would occasionally come to the kitchen when I am cooking our meal and would ask if she can help. I don’t decline her, instead, let her be happy by giving her a job and be a part of the activity which she can learn greatly from it.

Here on this pic, I assigned her to lay down the crackers which she wholeheartedly did, for her, it was fun! Little did she know, she that she helped me a bit and created a bond that day. She is the kind of Princess that watches DIY stuff on Youtube including baking and pretend cooking. So, when she sees the opportunity in real life, she’d ask to participate. I am glad she does that because I want her to learn and eventually cook her own meal.

We were making mango float when I took this picture and explained to her how it is done and the ingredients used.

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She Loves to Draw

This girl just grabs her pencil and paper and draw! When she gets tired watching tv, she would just come to the couch where the center table is and draw. So I let the table to be messy and cluttered of paper and other stuff.

I can tell in her drawings, it progresses so much. Before she’d just draw a simple girl with long hair and a face with just lines in it. But now, she can draw more expressive eyes and mouths in her drawings!

When this kid gets bored, she does not whine nor get grumpy, she just find a way to entertain herself and I am glad she is that good! Well, actually, both of my Princesses are good!


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