January 25th, 2012
Ria cried herself to sleep the other night after hearing that her favorite pet dog in the Philippines, Chipoy, has died. My family back home were not able to inform us right away so they casually mentioned the dog’s death– but it was a bit of a shock for our girl.
Anyways, she asked me to blog about her favorite dog. Here’s for you, Chipoy!
(All photos courtesy of my sister, Reyna).
Quite techie, too!
Where's my milk?
Taking a nap...
Please... no photos!
Ria keeps a keyholder with Chipoy’s face on it. This cute pup is one of the reasons why our girl would want to visit the Philippines soon. When the kids came here last April and we’d skype with our family back home, Chipoy would bark so loud as if saying, “hey, Ria and Roi! Haven’t seen you around lately! Why are you guys inside that computer??!”
Here are more photos my sister posted on facebook… She titled the album “3 best friends.”
Ria, Roi and Chipoy found napping on the couch one late afternoon
Chipoy is surely missed. ”There will be no other dog like him,” Ria says. If dogs do go to heaven, I would like to think that we’d be playing with this cutie again when the time comes!
January 23rd, 2012
Sharing with you our homeschoolers’ project called “Fun Farm”. They recycled cans, tissue paper cartons and boxes for this one. They genuinely showcased how kids could be so creative!
These artworks are displayed in our learning center.
A well, a goat, and the farmer with a shovel fork
The happy farmer with his wife!
The colorful barn
The barn, the windmill, the farmer and his horse
The chicken and the dog
The farmer and his horses
January 21st, 2012
I recently read an article about a couple that just revealed their son’s gender after 5 years. They wanted to avoid stereotyping– that a boy should wear this and that color, girls are limited to pink and Barbies, etc. I think they are quite extreme with how they handled it. Poor kid.
In a way I agree about not having to teach our kids about stereotyping, but to hide the child’s gender in public for 5 years is to me, weird. Just an opinion, though.
Regarding stereotyping, we make it clear to our kids that boys can help with household chores. Personally that was not taught in the home I grew up in, so my brothers know nothing about household chores. But the hubby of mine is a domestic divo! I admire his parents who brought him up that way. I consider myself one
lucky blessed wife… but it doesn’t make me an abusive one! LOL!:)
Here's a photo of him mopping
He is smiling as if saying, "Look dude, I'm cool... and every inch a man!"
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@sorry the photos are a bit blurry, I was trying to capture special moments my trusty point and shoot cam just did not do a good job on these ones.