Summer Break Is Only A Few Days Away!

The kids’ eyes lit up when I said that summer break is only a few days away. They’ve been looking forward to going to the beach for a vacation. I am too, except that we might have to wait until summer classes are over. Ria is graduating in Grade 6 and has to have summer classes to cope with her requirements before she could proceed to Grade 7.

She has indicated interest in learning Piano and voice lessons at her school and we are very supportive about that but her classes have to be a priority. We might put our good behringer amplifier from guitar center purchase on hold this summer because we are expecting many school expenses. Roi could still learn his guitar without an amplifier, anyway.

I am still hopeful that we could go for a short summer vacation. Let’s see how our schedules work out.

Ria’s Artwork: Graphing

When Ria showed me her art project, I was wowed. I don’t have the gift of drawing/ painting so you can imagine how proud I am right now of our girl. I actually have two siblings who are so gifted with arts and I am grateful that Ria has that talent in her genes!

 photo bird3_zps354af905.jpg
Shhh! The artist at work.
 photo bird1_zpsbfbda920.jpg
That paper on top is the original drawing she printed from the internet. The bigger picture below is Ria’s artwork.
 photo bird2_zps82cb5724.jpg
Ladies and gentlemen, the masterpiece!

Ria said she is going to have this framed and at the end of the school year, they are going to have an art gallery in school.  Their artworks are going to be displayed on walls for other parents and children to see.  She even said that the paintings are for sale, and they’d get to keep the money.

When she asked me if I’d buy this piece for P 500, I said “yes” without thinking twice.  “I’d even gladly buy it for a thousand, dear!” I told her.

She beamed.  “I am so proud of myself,” she said.

“Honey, you don’t have the slightest idea how  proud I am of you,” I replied.

That made her day– and mine, too.

 

Guitar Picks for Hubby

Hubby has been playing the guitar in church since he was 16– which means that he has been a musician for more than half his life! It would not be surprising to find guitar picks inside his wallet and pockets. I had to see to it that they had to be taken out before I do the laundry.

I was thinking, maybe a set of custom guitar picks from musicians friend would be a perfect gift for him on his birthday. His big day is actually a few weeks away and if I have to have one of these custom-made and personalized picks as a present, I have to order now!

Just in case they don’t make it on time for his birthday, I am actually thinking of other options. Which reminds me, I still have not brought him a tool box. It has been his long-time wish to have one so maybe this year he needs to have it!

…celebrating the joys of family life!