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April 22nd, 2013

Spring 2013

Such a crazy spring weather today! It’s freezing cold when the wind blows. It’s hot when the sun is out. The wind blows on and off. The sun is out and then gone. The weather just can’t make up its mind! And so, when we were out and about, on our flower-viewing today, we were dressed as if it’s Tacky day.

Photos taken on April 22, 2013.


March 29th, 2012

Spring Break 2012, Highlights

Spring Break is over! It was two weeks of Spring break. The first week week being hubby’s Spring break at the military school, the following week was Matthew’s.

It was sad that Hubby’s and Matthew’s spring break did not coincide the same week. We could have done a lot more together. But we were still able to do a few stuffs with Matthew. We went out for Matthew’s first ever trip to the movie theater to watch ‘The Lorax’. (Mark stayed home with a babysitter.)

Matthew was quiet during the movie. (I grilled him at the car that at the movies, we have to be really quiet or we will be thrown out.) He was observing people, and during the times, when other people laughed he just gave a really big smile. But at one time, he whispered out to me that he thinks the boy behind us who was being so noisy. I think him to just not mind him. Later on, there was also a time in the movie, when he told us that he didn’t want to watch it anymore, during those conflict times in the story, when the scenes becomes faster and the music becomes more intense. During this time, he sat on his Daddy’s lap and a few times would cover his face with his hands. It was endearing to watch them two.

Spring, Matthew (5) and Mark (23-months)

Spring, Matthew (5) and Mark (23-months)

With Mark during the Spring Break, a lot of quality time spent with his Daddy and Big Brother Matthew! Mark love the attention all to himself. He loved the leisure morning trips around the campus with Daddy. He also loves playing around the house with his big brother. He learned a lot of stuffs from his big brother like flying like a bird, hop like a bunny,… They have so much fun together. They are such fun to watch!

Matthew, aside from playing with mark, also did a lot of playing xBox. There was also a day or two when I forced him to hold his pencil to practice his ABCs and 123s, but he ended up doodling instead, OR with what his drawing shows, planning a bank heist!

Bank Heist, Plan 1

Bank Heist, Plan 1

Bank Heist, Plan 2

Bank Heist, Plan 2

Originally posted in Facebook on March 20 at 9:24pm:

Thanks to my thoughtful and loving sister Jessica for the wonderful handmade greeting cards we received in the mail today! Matthew thinks his card is perfect, and really wonderful! He is totally amused. Mark played with the envelope. He is also amused!

Originally posted in Facebook on March 26, 2012 at 7:28am:

Spring break is over, and it’s a Monday. Sigh! What a dragging start of the day. I forced myself and Matthew to get up this morning (like every other school day). But Matthew is off to school already, successfully, after a little bit of drama during breakfast. Crying, he told me he doesn’t like me anymore, after I repeatedly told him to quit arguing and just finish eating. Now with one less child to distract me, well, up until end of the school days anyway, I can get back to my spring cleaning. I hope Mark is up for it.

I love Spring! I hope for productive Spring days ahead of me.

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” ~ Anne Bradstreet

May 15th, 2011

Our Family Portrait

IF the family were a container, it would be a nest, an enduring nest, loosely woven, expansive, and open. IF the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable—each segment distinct. IF the family were a boat, it would be a canoe that makes no progress unless everyone paddles. IF the family were a sport, it would be baseball: a long, slow, nonviolent game that is never over until the last out. IF the family were a building, it would be an old but solid structure that contains human history, and appeals to those who see the carved moldings under all the plaster, the wide plank floors under the linoleum, the possibilities. ~ Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Family Portrait

Mark (12-months) and Matthew (4) with Mommy and Daddy. (Photo Credit: Stan Winslet)

I am so happy with how our family portrait turned out. This was taken at the Military Ball last week. There are only very few photos of the four of us together. And nothing beats a photo taken by a pro. I could have done a lot more to my hair, got Matthew to wear a lighter-colored shirt, and Mark to smile and look at the camera, but otherwise, it’s perfect!

I am so excited about this photo. It will definitely make its way into a frame to a wall somewhere, and copies of this photo will definitely be sent to family and friends, even if they don’t want it!

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