RJ’s School Days

RJ started to go to school when she was 2 and 1/2 years old. I know that was too early but she was the one who insisted. She was bugging me everyday that she wanted to go to school and she was crying every time the kids in our neighborhood were being fetched by their school service. So when the day care center in our place offered a month long summer class, I enrolled RJ while she was still in her diaper. On the first day of classes she was staring with wonder at big kids who were crying because they didn’t want to be left by their mothers. Then she looked at me and said, “Sige na mommy, iwan mo na ako. Uwi ka na.” (Ok Mommy. Leave me and go home). I was very proud of my little girl.

On her  first day in pre-school, she was very excited. She didn’t want to go to school in diapers and wean herself from the feeding bottle. She was the youngest in her class but graduated with three awards. She can read at the age of three and can spell at 3 and 1/2.

RJ is turning eight this month and already in the third grade. Until now I can see in her that  same enthusiasm in going to school. She is always excited to meet her teachers and see her classmates.  And when she gets home, she has endless stories on what happened each day.  And her latest good news is, she is one of those who were chosen to compete in the Nutrition month quiz bee. That is why me and Rhonnel are very inspired to work hard and support her in anyway we can even if it means I have to be a stage-mother. I don’t mind to be called one anyway. lol!

Our Father’s Day Celebration

We had an advance father’s day celebration last Saturday. Again, it was just a simple celebration at home. I cooked carbonara, orange chicken fillet and we bought cake.
Then we gave our gift to Daddy Rhonnel. It doesn’t costs much but he liked it and displayed it in his office table. It is RJ and Mommy’s labor of love.

On father’s day itself, we went to SM Marikina to celebrate my niece’s birthday and these were the scenes.

People, mostly families, are everywhere. Establishments were jampacked most especially the restaurants so we had to wait for an hour before we were able to eat. It’s nice to see that families are giving importance to father’s day. Most fathers may not be showy like us mothers and they may not have been looked to as the nurturing creatures but fathers do care about their children and families so they deserve a very special day.

Daddy Moments

When I was looking for the pictures to be posted today, I noticed that Rhonnel and RJ has more photos together. I don’t know why but it seems I am the photographer most of the time. lol!

These pictures show how Rhonnel is as a father. RJ is a sweet child and she is very close to her dad. Few years from now and she will be a teenager. I just hope that things will remain as is as years go by.

To our loving Dad and to all dads in the whole world, happy Father’s Day!

RJ in Blue

Most people like the shade of blue. Well, not my RJ. As I have mentioned on my Mommy Moments post last week, her favorite color is pink that’s why I had a hard time looking for her pictures in blue., the reason for my quite late post. After exerting much effort, I found these two pictures.

 

This one was taken when she was 5 months old.
She can’t complain yet so I was able to buy this blue dress.

 

I think this one was taken 2 years ago.
I was watching her while she was walking.
I can’t believe that my baby is a big girl now.
The shirt and shorts were gifts from my sister.

Why do most people love the shades of  blue? May be because it is soothing, like the blue sky and the ocean. It has such a calming effect on people, contrast to its language of sadness and sickness. Blue, like other colors, has language. The following are the language of blue:

•    true blue- someone loyal and faithful
•    baby blues- blue eyes
•    blue baby- sickly
•    feeling blue-feeling sad or depressed
•    blue ribbon-top prize
•    blue Monday-feeling sad

The Power of Red

While RED can mean temper, anger or danger because it is associated with fiery heat and warmth, on the positive side it is commonly known as Christmas and New Year color because it symbolizes prosperity and joy. That is why every December 31st, before the midnight strikes, you can see the three of us wearing red.

Red is the color that provokes the most physiological responses. It has been shown that red causes the human heart beat and blood pressure to rise and to aid the interconnection of brain neurons. It has also been shown that people working in a red environment work faster, but they also make more mistakes. It increases restlessness and nervous tension. Also, red is commonly regarded to increase appetite. In the Western World it is also a symbol of love and passion.

You can also put some red in your life when you want:
•    more energy

•    increased enthusiasm and interest
•    action and confidence to go after your dreams
•    protection from fears and anxieties

This is my entry for…