Saturday, June 21, 2008

A sampaguita by any other name is still a flower

Last April, my husband Aldrich and I were driving along Ortigas Ave., on the way to his brother Iven's house in Cubao. Raine and Aidan were with us in the car, along with their yayas. Just as we stopped at the red light in front of Greenhills Shopping Center, a boy of about 8-10 yrs old tapped on our window and peddled his garlands of sampaguita. Feeling sorry for the kid, we bought around 3 strands, and hung it on the rearview mirror. I then taught Raine how to say sampaguita.

Me: "Raine, this is called sampaguita."
Raine: "sampetita"
Me: "no, it's sampaguita."
Raine: "sampatita"
Me: "sampaguita"
Raine: "sampeti ..... flower"

Dumbfounded, Aldrich and I could only look at each other and manage a wry smile at being outsmarted by a 2 yr. old kid.

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Of Eyes, Ears and Nose(trils?)

It's so amazing how smart kids are nowadays.

A couple of months ago, I was teaching Raine the parts of her face, and how many they are. I'd ask her in Chinese, and she'd answer me, like ...How many eyes do you have? She'd say "Two" ...How many ears do you have? She'd say "Two"
But when I asked her how many nose do you have, she'd still answer "two", so I'd correct her and say "only one nose, Raine".

This happened quite a number of times, until finally, she managed to get the better of me. I was asking her again.

How many eyes do you have? "Two"
How many ears do you have? "Two"
How many nose do you have? "Two" but when i corrected her and said "one", she inserted both her fingers into her nostrils, and said, "two".

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

my precious ones

18 months
Originally uploaded by richellesy

Raine and Aidan ... they are my two treasures ... the reasons why i am striving to be the best mom in the world.

Aidan is one month old

30 days
Originally uploaded by richellesy

my son, aidan riley, is now one month old. he was born aug 11, 2007, at 11:11 in the morning. he was 3.5 kgs and 52 cm long. from a scrawny newborn, he's now a healthy little baby boy. he's truly a blessing from the Lord.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Raine's party

Raine's party
Originally uploaded by richellesy.
this is how my little princess looked during her 1st birthday party last Feb. 18, 2007. It being Chinese New Year, her grandmother bought her a chinese outfit for the party. doesn't she look sooo cute? i can't believe how fast time flies. not too long ago raine was just a tiny baby in my arms. now she's a little girl ... on the way to becoming a lovely lady.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

My 6-month old princess

Raine is 6 months
Originally uploaded by richellesy.
time really flies so fast. this is how big Raine is now. she's already crawling (commando-style), and wants to stand up and start walking. pretty soon, she'll be running all over the place ... and driving me up the wall with all her questions. but right now, she's still my baby girl, and that's all that matters. :)

Monday, June 19, 2006

the loves of my life

Raine is 3 months
Originally uploaded by richellesy.
my baby and my hubby :) don't they look so cute together?

Sunday, May 14, 2006


4 generations
Originally uploaded by richellesy.
4 generations of women. 3 mothers, and one mother-to-be (in probably 30 years time). can't help but wax sentimental. it's my first mother's day as a full-fledged mom, and it's such a glorious feeling! :)
happy mother's day to all the mothers out there, esp to my mom and grandma. :)

Monday, May 08, 2006

Toothless Smile

an honest to goodness smile
Originally uploaded by richellesy.
that was taken this morning. isn't she cute?