Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Rocco at Ten Months

Tentenen..tetennnn! 🎈
Happy tenth, our bachungchungchung! ðŸŽ‚

Thursday, August 8, 2019

A Decade and One

Dear Mahal, 

Eleven years ago, on 8-8-8, I said YES to being your girlfriend.❤️ We were young… I was 23 and you were 25. That time, we had only been going out for 3 months. And I remember wanting to say yes to you sooner (oo na, aaminin ko na), but I had to restrain myself because 888 was coming, and I wanted that date for our anniversary. Hehe.😂 That night, you arrived late and I had to wait for you for more than an hour (and waiting has always been my pet peeve)! I almost withdrew my plan of becoming your girlfriend, buti na lang talaga 888, so I tried very hard to manage my mood. Anyway, things went according to plan, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Rocco at Nine Months

Happy 9th month, baby Rocco! 

This past month, I’ve realized I have such a strong boy. You push, writhe, and wriggle when we hold you and you want to go somewhere. In bed, you’d crawl to the edge and shove yourself if you want to get something from the floor. I can’t even leave you for half a minute when you’re not in the crib, because you have no fear, my love. You’re very different from your ate in this sense, because she was a careful baby when she was little. You, however, are dauntless.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Rocco's First Tooth

Hooray! Rocco’s first tooth has officially popped up yesterday! 🦷 Congrats, baby love! ðŸ˜€

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Our Tribute to Rolly on Father's Day

Dear Mahal,

In Lia’s eyes, you are the best daddy. And it’s nice that now that she’s already four, she is already able to articulate why. You see, our kids don’t need Father’s Day to reflect on why they’re super blessed to have a daddy like you. You make them feel that every single day. ❤️

Happy Father’s Day, our super dad! Lia, Rocco, and I love you very much! 😘

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Rocco at Eight Months

Today, 13th of June, our baby Rocco turns 8 months. I say this every time I write updates about my baby, and yet this swift passing of time still shocks me!😲 I just blinked and here we are, 4 months shy of his 1st birthday! Waaaah!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Lia Visits the Dentist

The healthier your teeth are, the happier you look. And because we want Lia to always look happy (and healthy of course), visiting her dentist is a must, no matter how frightening it could be for her. Hehe. Watch her as she gets comfy (or NOT) on the dental chair and chitchats with Dr. Aaron Punzalan of Abesamis Dental Clinic. 😀

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tagalog Time with Lia

We speak both English and Filipino at home, but Lia is growing up more comfortable in using English.  She's now in preschool, and the primary language in class is also English.  That is why Rolly and I have started to be intentional in making her learn Filipino/Tagalog.  Sabi nga ni Jose Rizal, "ang hindi magmahal sa sariling wika ay higit pa sa hayop at malansang isda." It is imperative that the whole family knows and uses our national language. We're Filipino after all. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Rocco at Seven Months

Our Don Buding is seven months today!🎂 Happy birthday, our chubby lablab! 

#theDLRs Youtube Channel

We have a Youtube channel!🎞️ This was my idea, obviously, but I'm glad my husband is playing along! Hehe.😂  It doesn't contain anything yet at the moment, except this one, which I wasn't really supposed to post initially, pang-editing practice lang.  Anyway, since Rolly and I love documenting our kids, I thought of putting this up so all the videos are housed in one place. Not sure if I could commit to putting up regular edited content, so expect a mix of raw videos and edited ones here.😛

If you don't mind unpolished content of our family's real-life moments, please subscribe! ðŸ’–

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Rocco at Six Months

Hooray, it’s Rocco’s ½ birthday!🎂  Happy 6 months to our half dumpling, half buddha baby! ðŸ’™

Monday, April 8, 2019

The DLRs at Pico de Loro

It's officially summer 🌞 and since it was Lia's 4th birthday, we decided that it's time that we bring her to the beach! It's her very first time to experience the sand and the sea because both her parents are not beach persons, hehe. Our destination? Pico de Loro.🌊

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Lia Turns Four

Today, our first baby love LIA is celebrating her 4th birthday.🎂 Oh how fast you’ve grown, darling! What used to be our little ray of sunshine is now a hyper super girl who is bursting with so much spunk and spirit!💓

Friday, March 22, 2019

A Letter To My Kid’s First Teacher

It's the last week of Lia's school year. And while I was reflecting on how her first year as a preschooler flew by so fast, I thought of writing a letter to her teacher, Teacher Emy, which Lia gave last Tuesday.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Rocco at Five Months

It’s been five months since my emergency CS that gave me a beautiful baby boy.
Ang bilis bilis! Happy 5, our little bokbok! ðŸ‘¶

Monday, February 25, 2019

StrengthsFinder 2.0

Do you know what your strengths are?💪🏻 For sure, you already have a good grasp of what you’re good at because it’s impossible for our strengths and talents not to manifest in our daily life. For instance, I am quite sure communication is my strength because I’ve always loved talking and writing since I was little. It’s easy for me to express my thoughts into words and I don’t shy away from conversations. But what about my other strengths? Do I have other talents that I fail to acknowledge and just go untapped?

Last week, our company had an activity where I was introduced to StrengthsFinder by Donald Clifton. It is a powerful online assessment developed to help people uncover and develop their natural talents. StrengthsFinder lists 34 potential strengths, and after taking the around 200-item quiz, you’ll learn about your top 5 “signature themes” with detailed descriptions and suggestions for using them in life and at work. 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Rocco at Four Months

Happy 4th month, our baby Rocco! ðŸŽ‚

Tummy time expert! :)

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Lia & Rocco

It's a joy having two kids. Pre-Rocco, I could not imagine not having my full attention on Lia alone, but now that this second baby is here, I can no longer remember how it felt not having a little boy to love. Lia and Rocco fill my heart with so much bliss, and I can't imagine living life without them.  It can be exhausting sometimes --- no, every single day --- but my husband and I won't have it any other way.

Aren't our two kids cute? ðŸ˜
Lia on the left, Rocco on the right.
With their lovely pedia, Dr. Nik Lombos.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Rocco at Three Months

Happy 3rd month, our darling butterball! 

You are only a quarter of a year old but hey, the clothes you wear are already for 6-9 month old babies! Daddy and I are so happy about how big and fluffy you are, even if our arms ache when we carry you. Your ate Lia even calls you Batchoy sometimes. You are almost always hungry, honey. Every time I put my finger on the side of your lips, you follow it with intensity to convince me you need to feed again. Hehe. Ang cuuuute!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

New Year, New Lashes

I wasn’t born with long lashes. They are full but not long. Thanks to falsies, my eyes achieve a dramatic effect on special occasions when I need to look my best. On regular days, I just let my lashes be. I’ve tried using a lash curler and putting on mascara many times before, but my eyelid fringe is just really stubborn that they refuse to coil up. ðŸ‘€

But I want nice lashes everyday! I have friends who have had extensions but no one has ever told me it’s comfortable, hence my hesitation. Being a mom of two, the last thing I’d want is for me to worry about heavy lids while taking care of my chikitings. Then I heard about this place, New Lounge, that girls are raving about. Even celebs are saying how the lashes feel as if there’s nothing extra on their eyes! When I did my research, I learned that it’s primarily because of the lash material they use.

The Joys of Instagram! :)

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