Monday, September 7, 2015

Inside Out

Staying cool on Labor Day

Pool time in the morning, lunch at the K Grill across the street, then BOGO at Nuyo. Micah got some bubblegum flavored frozen yogurt 😖. Malia had coconut, Dutch chocolate, dulce de leche, and cookies n cream 😜.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Homework fun

Micah: can you help me with my math homework?
Me: ok, what does it say?
Micah: write an array.
Me: ok write one, I don't know what that is.
Micah: you don't know what an array is?!!
Me: no, I don't go to school!

This is how homework is with common core. It's great!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Micah's awards

What a big day for this boy! He doesn't like homework and will get it done as fast as he can. He is sad when any break or weekend is over and it's time to go back to school. He gets in trouble for talking in class. Yet he managed this. Proud of him!

And perfect attendance for the entire year is really hard to achieve for a child with asthma. Hopefully he's growing out of it.

Now he'll be asking me to buy him something. Sorry, I don't buy gifts for awards, that's Roel's department. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Micah's first run

Micah always wants to go for a walk/run with me, but he doesn't want to do a 5K (besides disneyland). So I signed him up for the Kids 1K for the EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) Warrior Foundation. Perfect for Memorial Day remembrance.
He loved it. He got to control 3 bomb robots, use a working medal detector, and look at lots of bomb gear. And he gunned the run. I asked him why he never goes that fast when we run/walk together. He said he was excited for this one. So I guess we'll be doing this one next year.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

She's a lady

When we got home from the beach, Malia called me to the bathroom. Sure enough, she had started her period. She didn't freak out, probably because some of her friends had it already and they have talked about it. She's also asked me a whole bunch of questions about it already.

Of course, when Malia called me to the bathroom, my nosey son came running in front of me to find out what was going on. He was concerned because he saw her, but I had to vaguely explain to him that she was ok.

We had lessons on pads and more talks. She thought it would only come once a year. If only we could be so lucky.

I knew Roel was a little sad. He told her she was still his little girl. Then he told me it was sad for him and Micah, they would have to deal with both of our hormones. Lol.

Imperial beach for Alina's birthday


Anyone that knows me well, knows that I hate sand. So, I'm not really a fan of the beach. Of course, I think the scenery is beautiful to look at, but I just don't like dealing with sand. It gets everywhere! But now I have my baby powder to ease some of my worries. Sprinkle that stuff on their feet and the sand comes off. Thank you to the makers of baby powder!!!
So anyways, the reason for this post...Micah was invited to his friend Alina's birthday party at Imperial Beach. He's known her since Kinder. She and her family are super sweet. He really wanted to go and begged me to take him. Roel couldn't take them because he had homework. So that left me taking them, I was ecstatic.
As always, the kids had a blast playing in the sand. Then they asked me to take them near the water so they could get their feet wet. But there were millions of little blue things along the shore. I looked it up on my phone. Apparently, every 3-6 years, millions of blue jellyfish called Vellela, wash up on the west coast while trying to eat plankton. The white clear thing acts like a sail. They instantly die, but the rule is not to touch them because the chemicals on them can still affect people with sensitive skin. Interesting.
We were there for 4 hours. I took a nap when we got home.

Friday, May 22, 2015

6th grade luau

Malia with BFF Sammy for the 6th grade luau. It was supposed to be last Friday, but the rain came, so thank goodness the sun was out today. She graduates in 2 weeks. Why is she growing up?!
She had fun, said they played human fooseball. She bought Micah bubbles from inside. It's so sweet how she always thinks of him when she goes somewhere without him.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The boy

Malia is getting older, there's no getting away from that. She's still immature, thank goodness, but she's starting to do things on her own sometimes. Like playing on her computer. Sometimes she wants to play with Micah, other times she just wants to be by herself.

So that means I'm with the boy, a lot. And I'm okay with that because he'll be grown up before I know it.

We went to Sprouts today. What usually takes me 20 minutes to do seems like an hour when he's with me. He wanted to pick out fruit and weigh everything. And try new things too. Maybe God gave me him to teach me patience. When I get impatient, he remains calm, and says something to make me smile.

In the afternoon, he wanted to go "scootering" around the block. Of course he kept stopping for breaks. But he also wanted me to take pictures to show Malia. I love him.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


I've been sick on and off since Christmas. From a head cold to the flu, and now with bronchitis. Roel still has a cough from pneumonia. The kids are fine, thank God.

My home is a mess, it hurts me inside, but at the same time I don't care. I do what I can right now.

And right now, my son asks for my time. Smart cookie this one. He wants to wake up early with me before I go to work to spend time with me. And then play with me before bed. I want him to sleep as much as he can in the morning, so he gets upset when I don't wake him up before I leave. His reasoning - that there's so little time together during the week because of school and homework. It's true. I see them for only 4 hours on weekdays because they get home at 4, do homework, eat, play a little and then go to bed at 8.

So I don't care right now if my place isn't as clean as I would like. I look at him and he's getting older. One day he won't ask me to play Legos anymore. That's when I'll have a super clean home. Right now he's more worth my time.

(Yes most of his home pics are in in his underwear, even in winter. I don't know why he doesn't want to wear clothes at home.)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Clean your room

What does that mean to a child really? It could be overwhelming I realize, but I want the kids to at least attempt to clean their rooms. I've shown them how, but just like folding laundry, it takes practice.

So when I tell the kids to clean their rooms, they will say ok and disappear upstairs. Malia will put things wherever she can find room, but she's getting better at it. It's hard to organize her room when she has SO many little trinkets, stuffed animals, and paper everywhere. 

Micah's version of a clean room...closing the door. I guess he thinks if I can't see the mess, it doesn't exist. Funny guy.