Saturday, April 22, 2017

then and now........

book #1
book #2
book #3
book #3a
book #4

for no particular reasons
these little book necklaces i made years ago
came back to my mind

those days
when the house was quiet
when things were neat
when minimalism still existed
when nights were long
when energy never ran out
when creativity kept flowing
when the soul felt young

i could spend the whole day and night sitting in my zakka room
admiring my collection of lace
making little things
reading books quietly
no need to tidy up

fast forward 7 years

our world is never the same again

the house is crowded
every corner is packed
it's filled with little voices here and there
nights are short
quality sleep is almost non-existent
resting is a luxury
creativity is a stranger


not a bit of regret

there is a new and real meaning to life

some little bodies i look forward to seeing and hugging when i come home every night

Friday, April 21, 2017

story telling - cont'd

and yes,
our little story telling session in bed before lights are off

we have moved on from chapter 8
we are at chapter 20

the key characters remains: himself and little brother
new characters: his latest "girl" friend (yes, someone is a bit sour)

the place:  continues to be his school

must-have elements:
@ pokemon
@ bad guys or monsters
@ chocolate

the stories are made up randomly
whatever comes to my mind...


usually they will start off a little bit scary
with an unexpected twist of silliness

in the recent chapters,
i made up silly names for the monsters
and that made little bb laughed like crazy!

a pig-like monster called oink-ki-oink-ki-blah-blah

a humongous chocolate monster called waalaa-choco-choco-noon-noon

an angry looking monster called chick-ku-chick-ku-chump-chump

i know
i know
they are pretty lame


funny and entertaining enough for little bb

Thursday, April 20, 2017

be mine

love love love love love 
you two 


Tuesday, April 18, 2017


love t-strap baby shoes
i got a number of them for little bb

he has out grown all of them

it is bbb's turn

Monday, April 17, 2017

choose kind

this is, without doubt, one of my favorite books so far....


i couldn't put down the book once i started reading it
it's genuine, lively, real, funny and sad at the same time

reading it as a mom,
it brings tears to me

i think if i were to read it when i was young,
it would bring courage and loyalty to me

the other day, i was in the bookstore with little bb
and saw this picture version for younger children:  we're all wonders
got it for little bb

we finished dinner earlier than usual
so i took my collection of the wonder series and
introduced them to both boys

i simplified the story for them
and most importantly,
the key message:


above all things

i am sure they won't be able to get all of what i said
but at least it is a good start
and we shall keep going back to these books 
and talk about what we can learn from the characters and happenings

both boys seem to be quite interested....

little bb was interested at this one:  365 days of wonder
which contains a precept for each day of the year

and bbb is interested at the original one....
he keeps flipping through the pages
as if he is really reading it