Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Expectant Faith

Last Sunday at Robinson's Galleria Parking Area. We were early for The Feast PM session so I was not expecting to find a parking space easily.

I was moving around for 30 minutes but still I cant find a space  (many cars were also waiting).

Then, mommy said: Gabby, ask Jesus for a parking space.

Gabby said: Ok (then silence)

After a couple of minutes

Mommy: What does Jesus say?
Gabby: Ok daw po
Me: Ok daw? Bibigyan tayo ng parking?
Gabby: Opo

After a couple of seconds, I saw a section where many cars were  A lot of space were still available. The same section that should be open by 12NN, it was only 11:3 parking. 5am.

As we parked our car, Gabby said: Thank You, Lord!

#expectantfaith
#greatfuleveninsmallthings
#readyforbiggerblessings

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Danie's Original Composition

While Danie and I were having a conversation, I asked her to sing a morning song.

And she sung this melody, So I wrote the notation and added more lyrics. Bata pa lang composer na.

Literally, its already 2:30 in the morning.
Time for me to sleep.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A new Beginning...2014 is Our Breakthrough Year




Look Up!, Look Up! for a brighter 2014 and Shake!, Shake!, Shake! all the negative things that happened in 2013... Have A Joyful and Blissful New Year to All

Monday, July 29, 2013

Rainy Day Outing


Splash!, Splash, Splash!. The moment we arrived the venue in Antipolo (were a new teleserye of Kapamilya Network is being shoot) we went straight to the pool and never stop even if the rain started to pour. Dad was chilling, my skin color was changing but we never stop playing in the pool.


Ate Gabby enjoyed the chips and the chocolates, played with the colored balls and water gun. Daddy joined us after lunch and enjoy the water with us. This is another unforgettable day with daddy, surely it is more enjoyable if mommy were able to joined us.


Till next post,

Have a nice day to all,
 

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Hi-5 Holiday with My Daughter Gabby

A Daddy's Tale
I was dreaming of watching Hi-5 live! on stage with my 2 kids but I never imagined it will happened so soon. Last December 14-16, 2012,  Steavie, Cassey, Lauren, Tim and Dayen (the newest member) visited Manila for to stage their latest Hi-5 Holiday Live on stage at SM MOA Centerstage. 
I was more excited than my daughter Gabby, unfortunately my wife was not able to join us watching Hi-5 live on stage. My wife is in Palawan when we watched it and Danie whom I cannot bring with me since I only have two hands.
We almost missed this show since the tickets were selling like pancakes, my wife was able to buy 2 GOLD tickets though our seats were 6 seas apart and the farthest among the GOLD tickets.


I was so tired but happy to be with Gabby, seeing her smiling, dancing, jumping while watching the show is so rewarding. Until the next show.
P.S. : Sorry, for the late post.
Have a nice day to all,

Daddy Ricky

Monday, November 12, 2012

Just an Ordinary Day with Special People

November 1-4, 2013:  We've waiting for these days to come...to be with our parents and have some quality time, in this case quality days.
We walked, we played, we ate together and watched our favorites shows. This is the kind of days we wanted.

I know my parents are working and doing our business after work and most of the time they went home when we are past asleep, but sooner everyday is going to be Holiday(s) for us, relaxing, playing, traveling and playing together.

It feels good to be with them, I don't need to pretend  and be myself.

Happy to be with them during the break.
Have a nice day to all,



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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My 3rd Birthday Celebration

October 23, 2012: No extravagant party this time but a simple celebration with mom, dad and my little sister Danie. We went to a mall to buy a few stuff needed for our 1st Trick or Treat.

Dad said I can request anything I want because  it's my birthday, so I requested an ice cream. Daddy went at the counter and ordered one sundae cone but I ran outside, mommy followed me until we arrived at DQ. She had no choice but to order 2 blizzards... Yummy!!.  I also ride on a carousel on my own and afterwhich we had our dinner at Max's restaurant.

It was indeed a simple celebration but celebrating it with my family is equally extravagant. I even had a party crown courtesy of Max's.

Below are few of the photos taken during my birthday.
Me and Mommy enjoying the ice Cream

Riding on a carousel with a grin on my face

Me acting as the Kutsero (Carriage Driver) with my little sister Danie acting as my passenger.

My Birthday Cake by Max's

Blowing the candle, wishing for a prosperous years for our family. Wait?!, where is Daddy? (daddy's note: I was behind the camera)

Have a nice day to all,



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Monday, November 5, 2012

Rainy Day Outing with Our Family

October 21, 2012: (Gabby) This was our 2nd visit at 9 Waves (a.k.a. Ciudad Christhia) Resort. The resort is approximately  10 minutes away from our house so we can go here anytime we want without the hassle of pre-planning the trip. This trip was also our way of celebrating my 3rd birthday.
I was telling my parents that I don;t like to go swimming but when I got there and saw the pool, I never stop swimming at all and enjoy the pool slides to the max.
(Danny) I was so excited to swim wearing my knew acquired swim suit. The water is so cold, I was chilling but enjoyed swimming. Who said that the waves are for adults only. Ate Gabby and I enjoyed the pool waves to the fullest. I walked in the toe knee deep water and even danced to the music playing.
(Gabby) My toy mug with fork and spoon. These toys is going to be part of our trip from now on.

Enjoying the waters.

(Danny) Splash!, Splash!, Splash!, What a simple life

Have a nice day to all,

Gabby &Danny

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Gabby & Danie at Active Fun Children's Play & Party Centre

FUNtastic indoor fun for kids, "Kids play while parents shop"

This was the tag line that is shown in the website of Active Fun Children's Play Party Centre but I chose not to shop but play with my kids besides its more fulfilling and exciting to be with my children.
Last Sunday, our family together with my in-laws went to SM North EDSA to let our children play at the active fun. It is located at the SM Annex Bldg, 3rd Floor, near the parking lot. Firstly, I don't even know the development made on SM North EDSA since the last time I set my foot here in 2003. I don't even know "The Block" Building. Anyway, our purpose in going here in SM North EDSA was to let our kids play and experience the excitements. I even like the new (for me) look of the escalator. 
Owners Gina and Tony Butler brought the concept to the country because they realized that children nowadays do not have options to get sufficient exercise. (Source: Active Fun). Well, I believe them. Most kids today engaged in Internet games, sitting for long hours playing computer games  and the like.  I can't even see children play the traditional Filipino kids games like luksong tinik, tumbang preso, moro-moro among others, so the need for this kind of activity center which you can avail for a couple of hundred pesos (During our time, playing is for free, Am I getting old?). 
The playground is divided into two sections - the soft area for kids below five years old and the play frame which has trampolines, giant slides, hanging bridges and obstacle courses that will challenge the physical ability of children.

My younger daughter Danie played in the soft area. She particularly liked big piano, amazed by the sounds it produce. There is also a small slides for her age but did not tried it because of the number of kids who are playing.
Danie smiled in front of the camera, making faces to our delight. She  really make us smile always.
Gabby really loves the slide, even in our house she will customized a slide for her enjoyment. Many kids were unruly or impatient pushing others so that they will be the first in line. Gabby chose to wait for her turn and still waited for the go signal of the staff who is in-charge (see above photo) before she slides even if the course was clear. I even shout "Gabby!!, you can go", shame on me...  
She smiled, laughed, jumped and ran and I got tired chasing her but I let her play on her own. I just supervised.  
 Shouted repeatedly, Wow!!!. She slides for 4 more times.
 Ice cream after a very tiring activity.
We would have missed these things if we chose to go shopping while our kids were playing. I still prefer to witness all the things they are doing. I always learn many things from them. This time patience, this virtue is hard to exercises specially us adults but kids if they are properly thought through examples they will acquire it and practice it. Until another fun and exciting activities with my kids. 


Have a nice day to all,
Ricky



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Monday, September 17, 2012

Danie's 1st Birthday Thanksgiving Party

August 18, 2012 - It was my little sister's 1st birthday celebration, mom and dad chose a safari theme for her birthday. The celebration was not so extravagant but equally exciting and memorable. Celebrating with us are our dear friends in LOJ, mountaineering group and relatives.

The cake was around 8 inches in diameter with animal decors and Danie's name, I forgot who made the cake but it was delicious and nice, matched the character and look of the venue. Decorated with a zebra-inspired cloth and surrounded by animal stuff toys courtesy of Devy - Divisoria
The cake tower is courtesy of Congo Grill thanks to their generosity, The staff even helped us in decorating the place, without asking them.

The party favors was made by my mom, they chose animal puzzle in line with the safari theme, it was not expensive but decorated with style. Dad even teased my mom that the ribbons and wrappers are more expensive than the favors itself. The gift tags was made by my dad (See below for larger picture)

These are finger puppets, made of rubber for the kids to enjoy while waiting for the party to begin. I think the kids enjoyed it, nothing was left for us. Well, that's fine as long as our guest kids enjoyed it.

Lastly, this is a wish tree. An idea we got from a wedding we attended, actually we saw this from the other room were a wedding reception was also held. This is were the guest put their wishes for my little sister. Thanks to my Tito (Uncle) Regie who painted this.

Thanks also to my Tito Renz, who tool the photos together with my dad, you're getting better Tito. Tita (Aunt) Shane took the microphone to host the events with Ninang Cla facilitating some games.

It was indeed a successful event. Thanks everyone for celebrating with us until the next celebration.


Have a nice day to all,
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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Danie is Eleven Months Old

At 11 months old, Danie can imitate word sounds and inflections. She could follow simple one-step directions, such as "Where is your Nose" or "Where were is your Eyes."

Words and word like sounds are now spilling out of her mouth, and she's able to use them meaningfully. As her brain continues to develop, so does his ability to reason and speak.

She imitate what ever sounds she hear. We eencourage her interest in language and her understanding of two-way communication by being an avid listener and responding to her sounds. She could do a step or two on her own, probably in less than a month she could walk on her own.

Next month is Danie's 1st birthday and we hope to see familiar faces again. Ninongs, Ninangs, friends and relative join us in celebrating her 1st birthday and the countdown begins...

30 days before Danie's 1st Birthday.

Have a nice day to all,
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Saturday, June 23, 2012

My First Summer Getaway

This is my first ever summer getaway with my family. Timberland Sports and Nature's Club is about 3 kilometers away from our house. Situated on top of the hill of San Mateo, Rizal. If you don't have a car, it would be difficult to hire a cab (dad's note: We were just lucky that the taxi driver didn't know the place, he was scratching his head while driving. As a way of thanking him, I doubled the fare).
Anyway,  it was my first time to swim but my parents noticed that I am not scared at all. I was even tapping my hand on the surface of the water while enjoying the splashes it created.
Summer had just ended but I know this will not be my last summer outing with my family.

What to expect next month: I'll be riding in an airplane for the first time. Yipeee!!!!


Have a nice day to all,


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