family moment: foosball

When you learn to play a super fun game for the first time and you just want to keep on playing forever and never stop. 😀 😀 😀




homeschooling moment: creative hands

Q has taken a break from making dinosaur clay figures and is now currently fascinated by horses.

A collection of his creations which he calls, “Horses in Action”….


Our artist on a real horse… 🙂

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Not your ordinary “spring cleaning”…


It’s been a while since I’ve written a post! Could not wait to do so and document the recent happenings of our life. But before I do that, I still have some cleaning to do. 😀 Well, I have been cleaning and sorting for more than a month now. Our stint in the north of Cebu had come to an end and we came back to our home city first week of October. It’s already middle of November and I am still cleaning 😀 It’s not an easy task given that we have not really taken care of this home for the past two years or so as much as we would have liked because we were constantly away…and the poor house badly needs some tender loving care right now. Anyway, I’m just taking a break and HAD TO share a great article I came across yesterday. Its timing couldn’t have been more perfect. A big part of our sorting is the throwing away of not just old, broken or excess toys but also toys that simply do not belong in our domestic church.  So, here’s the wonderful article 🙂 It’s a great read! ❤

the little pooch and the little boy that could


After 2 months of being apart, we were finally reunited with Alexander. He traveled 3 cities and crossed an ocean. He got sea and car sick and was made to sleep in three different strange places but once we settled in our new home in the north, after a day or two, he was back to his old hyperexcited self.  What a trooper. It has been two months since his odyssey and the little pooch has been giving us a lot of work and a lot of love. Q’s giggles and laughter every time he is with Alexander are priceless. Getting a dog, despite the crazy ride we went through since it joined our family, turned out to be one of the best decisions we have made this year. To our delight, Q has stepped up and taken responsibility for much of the care of the dog. Q feeds him and cleans his cage. He brings him outside to let him do his doggy business and walks him around the neighborhood. He plays with him (sometimes reads him a book or tells him a story) and sits him on his lap and pets him even if Alexander’s excitable nature still scares him a little. And he also gives me a hand in giving Alexander a bath. Q also loves it when we go to the park and both he and Alexander can run around and get some exercise. Thank goodness everything worked out fine. Our only challenge (and heartbreak) is every time we travel to the big city and sometimes we are gone for a week, Alexander has to stay in a vet’s clinic (and no, their services do not included walking the dog 😦 ).  Again, such a trooper. I just hope being frequently away from us doesn’t affect him negatively.


homeschooling moment: done reading!


We finished reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Yey! I read it aloud to Q sporadically for maybe a little over a week, in between chores, homeschool work and traveling. This one is a page-turner so it didn’t take us very long to finish it. We would wonder what was going to happen to Edward next and we couldn’t wait to find out. (Q would also read a few pages ahead on his own and when I resumed reading aloud, he would tell me what’s going to happen next and excitedly asked me to continue reading aloud, including the parts he has already read. 😀 )