Thursday, June 30, 2011

Crazy Days of Summer Week 5: Light

Another set of photos hubby took when he came to see me for the first time in the Philippines 6 years ago.
Sunset photos. He used a Kodak disposable camera and I used to enhance them.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Crazy Days of Summer Week 4: Yellow

and then, she {snapped}

We found a milk can at the garage sale and painted it yellow and turned it into a flower pot. Click here to see more of my unique flower pots.

The best friends.

My favorite yellow shoes.

Nate inside the corn maze.

Trey at 4 months old wearing his favorite yellow happy shirt.

Trey wearing my yellow sunglasses.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wordless Wednesday with Linky - A Mickey Mouse Birthday

Trey turned a year old on June 9th but we waited to have the party on the 18th.
My good friend Chester is so kind enough to share his talent in photography and took some photos and sent it to me.

The birthday boy

And my birthday gift to my little man is a love letter from me.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Crazy Days of Summer Week Three: Water

I miss the ocean. My husband took this photo of the boulevard in my hometown on his first trip to the Philippines to see me for the first time. That was 6 years ago.
Our first family vacation to a beautiful lake up in Minnesota.
Hubby and I on our first date in the Philippines, 6 years ago.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wordless Wednesday with Linky -

His new favorite toy. A rocking horse found at the garage sale for $3. I put in some batteries and it sings and talks when you press it's ears.

Looks like a bad storm is coming. But Trey doesn't want to come in.

Run Trey run.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Happy 1st birthday to my youngest!

Dear Trey,
Exactly 1 year ago today at about 10 pm, I first saw your face. Your beautiful brownish greenish eyes looked back at me. The little sprinkle of black hair on top of your head felt so light on my fingertips. Your fair skin felt so warm and smooth. You smelled so good. Then you made a face and showed me that cute little dimple on your right rosy cheek.
After that moment you grew so fast day by day. The year was like a blur. But I remember it so well. Your first smile. Your first laugh. The first time you rolled over and sat by yourself. I can still hear you so clearly when you said your first word "dada." It made me smile but Dad smiled bigger because he won the bet. Before I knew it, you were already crawling and getting into the dog food and the tupperware in the cupboards. I remember your favorite thing was the TV remote - and still is. And I remember Dad said he would give you your very own on your first birthday. I remember your first bath in your little bath tub which didn't last for long because you liked the big bath tub so much better the first time you tried it. I remember your first set of teeth peeking out and now you have 8. I remember the first time you tried the sweet potato and it became your favorite food ever but I can't understand why you just don't like it now. I remember your first time in the swimming pool during your big brother's birthday party and how much fun you thought it was. I remember your very first time in the swing. You thought it was the coolest thing. I remember when you learned how to wave bye and clap your hands when you dance to a song. That is the cutest thing.
I remember the day you walked for the first time. And now, if you're not walking, you're running! I remember all the scrapes and bruises, bumps and cuts you got when your little legs would not carry you as fast as you wanted to go. It never stopped you. You are so determined. Like the time when you got out of your crib by yourself and climbed upstairs without us knowing. You almost gave me a heart attack. And the time when you cut yourself playing with the metal lid that was inside the can of formula. I freaked out but you did not even wince or cry. Why didn't you tell me you knew how to open that lid?
It's only been a year my son. But we've been through a lot already. You have grown up so very fast that sometimes I wish I could freeze time and enjoy these moments. I know this is just the beginning. We still have a lifetime ahead of us. I am glad I gave up some things in my life just to be with you and watch you grow.
Happy 1st birthday son! Please don't run when you go through our driveway. You can run as much as you want as long as you are on the grass. And please don't chase the dog and pull on his tail. I love you!

Your proud momma,

This is you when you were 2 days old

Here you are now a year later

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Walgreens Brand Health and Wellness Products

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Walgreens has been our family’s top pharmacy store for years. Whenever we need over the counter medications and prescriptions, we go to Walgreens.


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