Monday, May 31, 2010

Help your child be Math Confident

Math is one one of my favorite subjects in Elementary and High school but when I was in college and grad school, I didn't like it anymore... its too complicated lol. My husband is very good with Math and I guess Rylie inherit that from him. Math is one of Rylie's favorite thing to learn. She knows Addition well and last month, I introduce her to subtraction.

To make it easier for her. I wrote the numbers and I let her figure out the answer by making her draw some objects that represents the number and from there she could figure out the difference. She did really good on our first session.
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

In the mood... for a shoot!

There are times that I want to take a picture of my son but he would just run away or hide his face. So when he is in the mood for a shoot, I don't waste my time lol. The other day, while I was busy with my online tasks, he climbed into my chair and was hugging me.. Then he said "take a picture of me Mommy!" I hurried up and grab my camera and take a snap. He moved so it was blurry.
Take two: I told him not to move.. and here it is..
Have a lovely Thursday everyone. It's exactly 1 am and I am still awake, trying to blog lol. But after this post, I am hitting the bed. Goodnyt!
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

lOOk Out!

Be careful when using restroom tissues as you may not see bugs like this one. I used the restroom of one of the establishment that i visited and this is what I saw when I looked on the roll of tissue. So lOOk out!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Garden Gnomes: Who Took them?

I was taking some photos of my dianthus yesterday when I noticed that my two garden gnomes were gone. I was like "Where did my gnomes go?" I asked the kids if they take it even if I know that they won't play with it and they said no.
Yup, those were my garden gnomes that was stolen by whoever wants to beautify their yard. I took the above photo last week. I never thought that that would be the last picture of my garden with them.
I have several color of dianthus, I love them because not only they are gorgeous, they also comes back every year.

To the thief: I hope that your garden will look pretty with the gnomes that you stole from me.

Speaking of thief, my FIL got robbed by the people that he helped with and gave shelter and food for a couple of days. After asking for money, they still had the nerve to stole one of my FIL's precious collection.

What is wrong with people these days? You tried to help them and everything and still, its not enough and will still rob you. Goodness sakes! We're just glad that they did not hurt Dad. The thieves took advantage of Dad's generosity and kindness.

Short-tempered me...

I woke up feeling alright this morning, but for some reason, my mood shifted into being short-tempered. Hubby said something about the stuff on the dining table so I cleaned it up and then straightened up the mess in our bedroom and the kids' bedroom too. I was an organize freak when I was single but now that I have two kids, it's hard to keep up. That's one reason that can make me blow up sometimes.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


I took these shots when we went to Lowe's the other day. These daisies are extra bigger than the usual ones that I used to see and I like the colors too. I did not buy any though because the price was $19.99 for one plant. Geezzz... They're gorgeous but I won't pay for such amount..
Will visit you back folks after church. Have a great Sunday y'all!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Golden Gray Sky

One of the shots I took when we were going up Marland Heights. The reflection of the sun light to the cloud was beautiful that day! Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Freebies.. samples.. invitations.. etc..

Who wouldn't like free stuff? As a Mom, I make sure that spend according to our budget so if I can have some stuff for free, I am on it lol. I am sure that most of you knows about Listia already. A website where you can find free stuff and if you want to get rid some of the things that you don't need, you can also auction it there and you will be given points. You can sign up if you are interested. Just click the link.

The first freebie that I got from Listia is this personalized Stephen Joseph backpack. It is brand new and the seller shipped it for FREE! I won it for 85 points, cool isn't it. I can't use it but I can sure give it to somebody whose name is Gracie (wink).

The second freebie that I got for 100 credits is this toddler's leather GAP shoes which is used but it still in great condition.

I also won this red and turquoise earring for only 22 credits. I only bid on items that are free of shipping. All those items listed above were shipped for free. HOORAY!
I also received some of the samples that I requested online. Thanks to the bloggers who offer this kind of stuff on their blogs, may God bless you more for that.. What I love about it is that with the sample that you get, you also get coupons with it. So if you like the sample, you can buy it in store with a discount through your coupon, amazing isn't it?

We also received two graduation party invitation from our friends. Congratulations to Liz and Ross, way to go guys!
Kat of Mom's Place gave me the sweetest award of them all hehehe, thanks Mommy Kat! You are free to grab this folks.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


We kept our dogs locked up inside the fence when we were painting the outside part of the fence. Champ kept sticking his nose at the bottom of the fence because he wanted to see what was going on outside. I took a picture of him (good thing, I always have the camera with me.. even when painting lol).

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Monday, May 17, 2010

For the love of Art

Of all the things that I won't mind buying for my kids are coloring and other art stuff. They love to do artwork especially our daughter. I am glad that they got this trait from their Dad because I don't have such thing.
These were taken the day before mother's day. We went and visit my FIL and she got bored while we were talking to Dad so she asked hubby if they could color together.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Out Painting the Fence..

Just a quick post here folks, hope everyone is having a good Saturday. We will be out painting/staining at our fence today so I'll be on blog break hehehe.. Thanks for stopping by, please don't forget to leave your trails through your comments (I am a comment hog lol). Have a great weekend everyone!

Taken yesterday when hubby tested the color of the solid stain.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Crab Apple in Full Bloom

I promised to post some photos of the crab apple when it's in full bloom, so here it is.
It's so beautiful when the flowers starting to fall because4 when the wind blows, it looks like snow.
Here's a shot of the regular apple. It is pretty too when it's in full bloom. Right now, the crab apple is back to its normal color.. all green and the the regular apple is forming its fruits already.
Thanks a lot for dropping by my page folks. Please watch out for my give away on my main blog "Rose's Obstacles & Glories" and the new meme I will be hosting on my "Nostalgic Marveling" blog.


Yesterday marked the first bloom of the clematis that I planted in front of our garage.
See the difference on the next set of photos? The first one is the one I took yesterday, while the other one was taken today - it has five blooms already.
What I like about this plant is that it comes back every year.
Gorgeous isn't it?
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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day Ma!

I asked one of my closest friends in the Philippines to pull a little surprise for Mama. I also told my youngest sister Mae to tell Mama to come over in Legazpi City to attend a conference for her. What Mama did not know is that we sent her some moolah and I also asked Ate Chay to buy some roses for her and take her out to eat.

Thank you very much Ate Chay for making all these possible. Thanks also for taking pictures, at least I saw my dear mother even in pictures.

I wasn't able to talk to her on the phone though even if I tried many times to cal, the signal was very poor.
Hey guys, why are you not smiling lol!
My mother is very shy so every time she'll go in school, she is always nervous.

Again, thank you so much Ate Chay for doing everything for me, luvya.
I hope that I somehow bring smile to my Mother's face even if I wasn't there to give her a hug. I miss and love you so much Ma! Happy mother's day to all the Moms!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Purple Flower

I don't know what kind of flower this is but I spotted this when we came back at the Vet office to pick up the doggies after their surgeries. Does anyone knows what the name of this flower is?

Garden Toolbox

My SIL Chris made me this gardening toolbox a couple of years ago. I am so glad because I can just put my tools in there whenever I am out doing my gardening job. She also made John a toolbox for his garage when we were remodeling our home.
Thanks a lot Chris!

Sugarcreek Roadtrips

It's been a while since we last visited Sugarcreek.  We used to go there almost every weekend just so we can drive around and see other ...

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