It’s been raining a lot this week. Yes, it’s spring and in fact, spring came kinda late! So here I am decided to type out what I have in mind. I often talked to myself inside this little head (I never told my husband though, otherwise, I wonder if we would be married). I’ve been blogging for a long..long..long (You get the idea) time! But probably the most “serious” blog I’ve ever started is the What To Cook Today cooking blog. Managed to get some fans too! (wow..thank you people!). Throughout my blogging “career” I have gained several friends too. It’s amazing that from comments/emails they left me, we become friends.
Now, the reason why I started to blog about things other than food (though I’m sure there will be talks about food here and there too), is more for my children. I would like to create more memories that they can always go back and read and then smile (or cry maybe!) and perhaps say “yeah…that’s my mom!”
As I’m trying to get words out of my head, the little one inside my tummy (21-week old) has been moving a lot of late. Perhaps wondering “why are you so still mommy? rock me to sleep!” If you carry a baby before you know what I mean. They move like crazy in there when you are not (usually in the middle of the night when you would love to get that sleep the most!). But at the same time, I’m really enjoying this earthquake.
Our 2 1/2 year old Fiorina has opened up my eyes and made me realized that tiny baby grows up way way too fast!! That 6 lbs 12 oz little thing has grown into 30+ lbs girl ! and yes..how did that happen! (breast milk + food + love are obvious answers maybe!) but seriously, there were days I wanted my little cooing baby, all smiley (without teeth but still the most adorable smile) back ! I often looked back at the photos and videos I’ve taken of her and laughed myself silly! Don’t get me wrong though! She’s the cutest now too! Non-stop talking and trying to copy whatever we do. Just watching those really made my day and forgot about how challenging it can be being a full-time stay-at-home mom some days. Every stage is so special and I’m trying to cherish them all!
My husband and I often “try” to go to bed early (especially after the birth of Fiorina! she made us realized how sleep deprivation could drive people (me) insane!) and even after we are there lying down on the bed, we don’t go to sleep. We often talk about Fiorina and what silly things she’s been doing lately and can’t stop laughing about them. Before we know it, “tick” (the annoying clock inside our bedroom), it’s midnight!!!!!! holly molly! whether we like it or not, the little princess will be awake at 6:30 am (7:00 am if we’re lucky). What I’m trying to say I guess..that’s the beauty of parenting.
Fiorina and I almost walked to the park this morning and then realized it was still drizzling. What to do with this little ball of energy ? She loves water! but we don’t have any portable or inflatable pools! Baby bath tub always works (though she hardly fits in there anymore). She played in there with her toys and have the most fun. Ever! She also decided to grab my scarf and turn it into a picnic blanket (if that’s not being creative, I don’t know what it is!) and decided to have a picnic with her bear. Ate some grapes (with my cooking measuring teaspoon – don’t ask me why!) That’s the beauty of being a child. You don’t need to explain to anybody why you did what you did!
and she also loves to sit on top of her daddy’s lawn mower (my husband has a plan to teach her how to mow the lawn soon because mowing the lawn is not his passion)
Then, some days she would sit still and I will steal few photos of her and my favorite view of her is from the side (those cheeks are to bite for !)
So, now, I also have gazillion things racing inside my brain. Preparing names for our baby (that has been on the to-do-list even before I was pregnant). In fact, we gotta prepare for both girl’s and boy’s name, because we have decided to make things complicated by not finding out the gender of the baby ha!
Our front yard ! I have been trying to make it look more decent for the past 3 1/2 years since I moved here. I don’t think I’m quite successful yet in that department, but it does look a bit…just a bit better! (my husband said it looked fine, but I don’t believe him!). Then the house! Well, the house is fine. In fact, I have added LOTS (repeat: LOTS) of “women’s touch” (and some kid’s touch) to this home. I haven’t rested the case too. I decided that I’m gonna start a “painting project” (that word often terrifies my husband to this date!) with our basement! “Don’t worry honey, I’m gonna make it look nice. You’re in good hand” That was my exact words to him! He seemed content ! I haven’t torn the house down, so the man can’t complaint! I just need to figure out how to get this done (especially the painting part) with my super curious 2 1/2-year old around ! A good friend told me her daughter dipped her feet inside the paint bucket and walked around the house. I think I’m gonna faint if that happens!!
So, I do keep myself busy most of the days when I can probably lie down on the couch and watch some shows on ipad! but that’s my life with my family! I love them! and I think I just heard Fiorina said “Daddy’s coming home to eat” It’s almost 4:00 pm and she just woke up from the nap (my favorite part because she often talks about unrelated things when she wakes up! the cutest thing ever!)