April is coming and i can’t stop it!
my calendar’s almost tagged for this month.
1 – 11 : school is closed for holy week vacation for my son
5 : holiday here. we still have no concrete plans for the holy week. i’m still courting my hub. =)
7 : got an appointment at 12:30 @ACLI to fill up for ISEE. (certificate needed in school for enrollment)
11 : we’ll watch a pinoy concert @ Palalido (Milano) featuring Rey Valera, Jessa Zaragosa and Renz Verano.
22 : encircled in pink – it’s my birthday! turning 39! people around me are getting old (not me, hahaha)
25 : supposed to be a holiday but falls on sunday. it’s italy’s liberation day. we got tour invitations for Montecarlo & Nice. not sure if we’re going.
this is where we are supposed to go. wow!
28 : my ATM travel card will expire. need to renew.
29 : hospital appointment fo my daughter (allergologist) @ 12:30
if i were to encircle the deadline of bills and friends’ birthday reminders, the whole calendar will look like a tic tac toe puzzle. hahaha.
Cheers to April!
after the change of birthday location, additional names on the invitation, and my printer moods, i finally finished these 150 pieces! i only do invitations strictly for friends and some acquaintances. i won’t make a career out of printing. it would probably steal more of my time. so, net surfing would only be the rival of my domestic chores & motherhoood. krafts will stay as hobbies.
Bummer no. 1
i’m not used wearing wrist watch at home. a lot of times i put it inside my pocket when i’m dressed up. it’s one of my “memory gap”days. i forgot to check it inside my jeans pocket and there it was…helplessly soaked in the washing machine!
still steamy inside. tic..toc..tic..toc. breathing…she’ll survived.
“Hurricane Zendra” was on the loose while i’m busy at the kitchen. this happened to be her brother’s fave books when he was a toddler. his brother is too keen in keeping his books alive and well. he will be quite devastated to see this book torn into pieces by her little sister. i’m ready for my son’s preach. sigh.
Bummer no. 3
“Typhoon Zendra” hit again! she pulled my printer’s cover! there was nothing else i can do.
when you have a one-year old at home and a mother with memory gaps, chances are domestic disasters are inevitable. just get ready with scotch tapes, glue and whatever, to fix the tragic consequences.
Exhibit A: white with blue Nike tennis shoes.
new owner – jaki
price: 30 euro
Exhibit B: toddler pink tricycle
new owner: zendra
price: 29.90 euro
jaki’s excited to open his easter egg. it can’t wait til sunday! he’s not a chocolate eater though. what’s exciting for him is the surprise toy inside the egg. i’m excited for the chocolate =). yum.
he got a dinosaur!
it’s a very sunny sunday. lots of tourists flocked the center of milan. church was crowded and palms are all over. we had fun strolling, shopping & eating. the pictures said it all.
as usual, in front of the castello sforzesco. zendra kept pointing the fountain, so we sat around for a while. my son, jaki’s not feeling that well (stomach ache). later on, he’s been ok.
i always call my mom to go with us. served as “baby-sitter”. =)
first stop: shop for jaki’s new shoes. his leather shoes doesn’t fit anymore, while his rubber shoes is yelling for a new one. first choice is black adidas: no more size for him. second choice: new balance, light brown: he didn’t like it.
was zendra suggesting a shoes for his kuya or she’s choosing for herself?
winner: white nike for jaki!
hub said, “ikaw? ano gusto mo?”
(what do you want?) without a blink i got this purple sweat shirt. baka magbago isip mister ko eh.
(before he changed his mind)
while roaming around the decathlon sport store, zendra’s busy biking around. she doesn’t want to get up. mom ended up buying one for her. thanks mom!
strolled around. and starved.
next stop: spizzico. what else? pizza fever!!!
hurray! it’s the new eco-bus…cool! going home…
i don’t know why, but my daughter won’t let go of the paper glass and the straw. literally slept with it until we got home.
easter’s fast approaching! kids are eggs-cited!
i guess my son had asked me 5 times about the easter eggs today. “va bene, andiamo fuori” (ok, we’re going out!”) i said. going out means i need to have at least 20euro in my pocket! argghh! otherwise, my kids will bug me.
jaki’s looking for a “hot wheels” chocolate egg. but they’re not available. so he just chose the dinosaur egg (5.90euro). my daughter still has no idea of chocolate eggs with surprises inside. so i had the honor to pick one for her. i got the small one (2.90euro), she didn’t bother at all.
they got eggs. you think jaki’s satisfied? of course, his gormiti (toy) addiction will never fade. i bought 2 packs (2.90 each). anyway i have been promising him these for the weekend. i still got 5.40euro!
jaki also requested his fave choco biscuit, “ciocchini”. i’m down to 3.40euro! whew! it doesn’t matter though. as long as my kids were contented and happy.
hope the sun will continue to shine. it’s now day light saving time! we’ll sleep 1 hour less tonight.
zendra picked a yellow flower and she was just so curious about it. cute!
the wheather’s perfect for a nice walk in the park. my two kids were excited!
nobody’s there to click the cam for us. i’m not good at self-shots.