Thursday, August 8, 2013

Their "Cousin" Fox

My nephew and niece are obsessed about Fox, our semi-newly adopted dog.

See, back home (in the Philippines), we have pets at home but we do not treat them as family as much as people do here in the US. They are our protectors, the common nickname for dogs there is "Bantay," which means "Guard." Dogs there are trained to bark whenever someone they do not know knocks. This is the first time ever that I have to take care of a toy dog. A tiny, tiny dog.

So when the kids learned that we adopted a dog and saw pictures of him, one of the things they started to love doing is Facetime with me Fox. I would follow Fox around the house or just point my phone at him while I make him do his tricks. I've also been sending my sister videos of the pooch so they have something to look at when they get home from school.

How I wish it was super easy for us to see each other so they can play with Fox and I can train them to be Fox's walkers ;)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Love Triangle

We were in the car when...

Reese:     Mom why in a love story, there's always this other one who cries? (she was using her fingers, two were together and the other finger was far away)
Mom:      What do you mean?  Where did you see that?
Reese:     On TV and in movies.  When two people are in love, somebody, another person cries.
Mom:      Oh, sometimes people, they become sad......

It's so hard to explain. OMG.
I hope you never get to experience that my princess.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Double meaning

So last night when Joshua's dad was getting ready for work...

Josh:     Dad can you leave?
Ria(the mother):  Josh that's not a nice thing to say... Why do you want daddy to leave?
Josh:     No, I mean can you take a leave from office? A day off?

Haha! Sorry Josh...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Let's get physical!

After my hubby's epiphany that he needs to lose some weight and become fit and healthy (This was due to the continuous and daily, more like every meal time, 'observations' by the kids regarding his physique), we have been exercising daily for more than a month now. He has lost some kilos and an inch all over.

So earlier over dinner,

Joshua: Dad! you're getting low fat na ah!

haha! nice observation ;P

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Honesty is the best policy

After having lunch, me and my hubby were planning our menu for the next couple of weeks. Since last month, we have been trying to stay fit and healthy ( read: we've been exercising our butts off --uhh literally?, everyday). We were also dieting. Reese was still eating her food at the table and we were talking about a certain dish when..

Hubby: Let's cook that on our cheat day..
Reese: Cheat?!?! Don't cheat ha? that's bad!