Wednesday, March 9, 2011

February At A Glance And Our New Home School

Haven't been blogging for quite some time now. Been a bit busy with events the month of February, to name a few: the Filipinos Unite for Life Pro-Life Rally, the Aprica Media Launch (which reminds me, I should really write Part 2 already! LOL!), free financial education lectures, the Jason Evert Real Love Revolution Conference plus the other activities we regularly attend for our community. We've also started attending Bo Sanchez's The Feast gathering at Valle Verde, mostly because they have weekly gatherings for kids (their kids' ministry is aptly named Awesome Kids!) and we've been wanting to get Tim involved in a Catholic kids' group that meets weekly and not just monthly. (But of course, he and Rysse will forever be Kids for Christ!) So far, he has attended 3 sessions and seems to be enjoying! (Hopefully he is learning too! hehe)

I've also been having difficulty trying to adjust to working from home. And juggling my sideline writing jobs. I swear, I have no idea how other work-at-home moms do it! I salute you all, especially those who are homeschooling, have more kids than we do (I know a few moms who are homeschooling 5 kids of different age levels! Wow!), AND have no household help to boot (we are blessed to have two right now, but am thinking of letting one (or both!) go soon)! Grabe! How do you supermoms DO it all?!!! Honestly, sometimes I find myself thinking that working 9 to 5 may be better for me - but when I look at our kids, despite all my complaints, imperfections, weaknesses and seeming "Tiger Mother" moments, I would not trade my situation right now for anything! (Except of course, having multiple passive income streams! Now that would be GREAT! hehe. In God's time!)

Anyway, February came and went by so fast! It was truly a whirlwind month for us too, in the sense that we ended up moving to our own place (You can read more about it here!). One of the main reasons was so that we could have a proper place to homeschool the kids.

So far, so good. :-) We have been able to work more on Tim's writing and reading, and he has started to enjoy coloring more (he used to dislike coloring before for some reason). Praise God for all His goodness!

Here are a few pics of the kids enjoying their "homeschool room" :-)

Tim LOVES his wooden trains and blocks! 
Fun fun fun!
Choo-choo! He likes making up his own stories as he plays. He even does different voices for the trains as they "say their lines"! Sometimes, it's like listening to a Thomas and Friends episode! LOL!
Our little scientist :-)
Rysse, future doctor? :-) Whatever you choose to be, we will always be proud of you and your Kuya!
She loves playing with this microscope - a steal at P200! Bought on sale at Toys R Us.
Playing dress-up - Tim: "I'm going to the office, just like Papa."
Papa and his little man :-)
Playing dress-up with our Timorese tais
Future model? :-) (Incidentally, check out her modeling pics here. Here's a sneak peek below. hehe. Thank you Lilymoms!)
Our two angels :-)
P.S. Feel free to read about my take on International Women's Day (March 8) here. To all you fabulous women out there, especially you moms, thank God for you - you are making the world a better place by your love, gentleness and kindness! :-)

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