Friday, May 25, 2012


i smother my kids with kisses. and any family or friends' babies too. i will even do the grandma sniff.

malia loves cuddling and getting kisses. micah only likes it sometimes, but especially likes it when he's sleepy. he's a boy after all. but i seem to smother him a little bit more because he has more meat on him, and he's my baby.

micah: stop kissing my cheeks mom!
me: why? those are my cheeks.
micah: no, they're mine! (gives me a mad face)
me: you know what? when you're asleep, i kiss you all over your face as much as i want and you can't wipe it off.
micah: what?!!...daddy, does mama kiss me all over my face when i'm sleeping?
daddy: yup!
micah: aw man, i don't like a lot of kisses!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

hand foot and mouth disease

say what? my daughter has what?

i picked up malia at school on monday. she had a fever and felt like vomiting. she never threw up though. by 9pm, she said her ear hurt as well. so off we went to urgent care. the pediatrician said her ear was fine, but she had hand foot & mouth disease. apparently it's going around. it's a virus, nothing we can do about it but wait until it passes. it's easy to catch just like catching a cold.

her highest fever was 102.7. so far, the only blisters she got are were her throat. nothing on her hands or feet or on her skin around her mouth. i guess that's not too bad. but she would cry because her throat felt like it was on fire. i told her i wanted to take a picture of her throat so she could see it and remember it. her response, "really mom?" it didn't happen.

so she's been quarantined ever since. she has her own little spot at the foot of our bed, in front of the tv. i put her mattress there and she has art supplies and some toys. micah isn't allowed to touch any of her things. we are all doing a lot of hand washing. and i am always ready with my lysol wipes in case she touches anything else or sneezes. yes, i'm a freak.

anyway, i've been home with her for the past 2 days. she's gotten a lot better, the blisters are fading. she discovered jem & the holograms on netflix. she was surprised when i told her i used to watch it all the time when i was a kid. she made us some jem earrings to wear. they're pink because she likes pink.

she's not going back to school until tuesday, after the holiday. she's really bummed because she likes school and there's only 1 week left. she was supposed to get an award today, but they will present it to her in class when she comes back.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

happy brother's day

micah always tries to find a reason to get a present.

me: here micah, we're decorating these bags for mother's day, can you write on them?
micah: who's it for?
me: grandma, ninang jos, ninang lori...
micah: how come there's not one for me?
me: because's it's mother's day, it's for moms
micah: can you write happy brother's day on this one?

he made his own bag. and put his own gift in it. so i guess we're celebrating brother's day today. i gave him a spiderman pez and he was thrilled.

i googled it, and there's actually an official brother's day that is celebrated every may 2nd. so i guess he wasn't totally off.

Sunday, May 6, 2012


we are all about superheroes. roel grew up collecting comics, going to the comic con, collecting action figures, etc. i grew up watching spiderman and friends, the justice league, and loved wearing my wonder woman underoos. i also wore batman and superman jewelry. i guess it also shows in micah's name that we love superheroes. so naturally, m&m love all that too because of us.

so of course we were excited to watch the avengers today. we loved it! well, micah got a little bored during the story parts of the movie. but all the action was great. and the comedy! i painted on the kids' hoodies just for the movie. i didn't want to buy new shirts (they aren't on sale yet). micah didn't want the avengers logo, he wanted the spider for spiderman. but he likes hawkeye in the avengers because of the bow and arrow. malia likes black widow, of course. i like captain america, the character and the actor.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

happy half birthday malia

my girl is 8 and a half today. her school is in the middle of CST testing right now, so she has a busy week. earlier in the week, we found out she made it to the GATE program at school. very proud of her! we sent brownies for her class today that we made last night.

she picked a truffle brownie chocolate cake this time. it was SO sweet, too sweet. then came time for her gift...disney universe for the wii. she was jumping up and down.

the kids have been wanting this game for a while, especially lia because it involves dressing up. she thinks i spent a lot on it because it's usually expensive even when it's on sale, but of course i got it for a steal! it's her new favorite game.