Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Happy 4th!

It was our 4th anniversary last Friday. Four years. F O U R years. Has it really been four years since we officially made public our decision to spend the rest of our lives together? :)

We celebrated by going out to dinner at Sofitel's Spiral. Other people would balk at the thought of spending a romantic evening stuffing themselves full (yes, I mean you Liza :)). But since we looooove to eat, and we looooove buffets, and it would only be the two of us (no Chloe), it was an evening we both looked forward to.

During dinner, I cannot remember how many times I told Mike how differently I felt, not having to look after Chloe, or run around the place going after her. For the first time in weeks, I felt like a dignified adult. :) Well, it is hard to look dignified when you're running around in heels catching a toddler, or when you're feeding your baby with a spoon, and she pushes your hand away, causing the food to fall on your brand new shirt. It was a relief to be spending our anniversary with just the two of us. Don't get us wrong. We love our daughter very much. Just that sometimes, we need time for ourselves too.

So for that one evening, we talked about ourselves, reminisced about the past, talked about our plans, what we wanted, how we felt. In short, it was really a night spent just talking... something we haven't done for quite a long time now. And something I'd like to do again sometime soon. (HINT HONEY... HINT!!!)

No pictures taken of the food. We were too busy ooohing and aaahing the food selections. Sadly, the food was disappointing. Quality wasn't good. But, since it was our anniversary dinner, we will overlook those things and remember what it is that stood out -- the chocolate gelato. Ummmm... YUMMY!!! We did try to ask the brand of gelato they carried, but we were politely rebuffed. :)

Happy 4th honey!

In our excitement, we forgot to bring a camera. So it was a camphone shot for our anniv date :(

Sunday, May 09, 2010

It's MY day!

When I picked up Chloe from school, she proudly gave me this heart card she made herself. Of course, with a little help from her teachers. :) She said, "Mommy, this is for you!"

I could almost hear the other moms around me awwwwwwing in silence. It took all of my willpower to not cry right then and there.

I never knew how much love I could feel and give.. until I became a mother.

Happy mother's day to all the moms out there!

Friday, May 07, 2010

Alive..and kicking

It's been almost one and a half months since our maid left, barely a month since our yaya left. We haven't had any suitable replacement since.

It has been an exhausting ninety days of non stop housework.

Clean the toilet, clean the room, prepare breakfast, cook Chloe's baon, wash dishes, dry dishes, sweep floor, mop floor, take out trash, clean toilet, clean shower.....

By the time I finish with housework, I'm dead tired. Which is why this blog post (and some previous posts) are posted at an ungodly hour.

But, I have never been happier than I am now.

Happy, but tired, but happy nonetheless. Happy in knowing that my dishes and pans are washed the way I like them, and that my floors are completely free of grime and dirt. Happy with not having to deal with the maid's personal issues, which, most of the time, end up with them wanting to borrow money from us. (And me giving in, because I don't want them to pack up and leave. Stupid, I know.)

And most of all, happy to be getting to spend all this time with Chloe. :)

In fact, I'm seriously considering not getting a maid and yaya na. But Mike, the realistic person that he is, thinks that we should. I know he's right. But I just wish there was some way we could work around this maidless and yayaless situation and not be tired all the time.

A Sunday surprise

Woke up one Sunday morning with this sweet surprise from Val....

After a looooooooooong week of cleaning the house, washing dishes and bottles non stop, and cleaning the shower and toilet, it felt good to be able to indulge with my favorite drink.

Thanks Val!!