Monday, June 23, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
This month has been especially busy, this week in particular. You can definitely feel summer break coming up soon. SO has also felt it as she is sick in her bed with fever right now due to over-exhaustion. On Thursday, she went out the whole day on a school field trip. On Friday, her school held an end-of-the-school-year celebration with games and programs. Later that night, we stayed for the school fair and had barbecue for dinner with fellow parents. The organizers were also able to play the France vs. Switzerland world cup game on the big screen. We left when it started getting too cool. On Saturday afternoon, SO was invited to a pony-inspired birthday party. We had to cut that short when she suddenly started feeling quite ill. We were supposed to celebrate La Fete de la Musique later that in Nancy, France, but unfortunately we just couldn't go. There's always next year, I told MR. Today, we decided to stay at home and lie low. And like on many Sundays, I try to make a dessert and today's creation was a Clafouti de Cerises / Cherry Clafouti.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
MR and I have always set aside time in a week just for the two of us. I find that it's important to spend time with one's spouse away from the children once in a while. As much as we need space from each other (in my opinion, it's never good to stay glued to someone 24/7), it's also good to find ourselves just the two of us. We talk about us, our days, our dreams, and just spend time with each other. It's been almost 13 years and amazingly we still learn new things about each other.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Some super heroes don't have capes ... They are called Dad.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
I was sitting quietly at a table in the corner savoring every bite of my food when I happened to look at the table in front of me. I was looking at a family of 4 - a little boy, his mom, the grandmother, and the grandfather. I saw them eating, talking, and laughing together and I couldn't help but think about my own family. Not too long ago, this was us. I realized that so much has changed in just a span of 1 year. Our whole family dynamics has shifted and it's bittersweet. It's true when they say that the only thing constant in life is change. The family looked incredibly happy. I was lost in my thoughts when I heard the mom call the attention of the little boy and his grandfather for picture-taking. This was something I always did and I have countless photos of SO and my Dad, but it hit me that I could never be able to do that again. It was more than I could take and I fought hard to hold back the tears.
Monday, June 9, 2014
My 5 year old daughter, SO, is becoming more and more curious with each passing day. Whenever something piques her attention, you can be assured that she will ask about it. Why is the sky blue, Mom? Why are plants green, Mom? Why do you know that, Dad? How do you cook that? Where did that cake come from? Why can't I get a new toy??? LOL It's cute, a little annoying sometimes, but I tell myself it's good that she is keen to observation and is interested to learn!
Sunday, June 8, 2014
After weeks of waiting, it's finally been warm enough to eat out in our backyard. So I thought I would bring out our little barbecue grill - dust and clean it thoroughly. Thankfully, I still had half a bag full of charcoal left from last year and all of the materials and tools needed. SO and MR took care of our outdoor tables and chairs, which also needed a major clean-up. And while they did that, all that was left for me to do was preparing the meat.