10 June, 2007

A weekly update

Hello to everyone! This week's update is another week full of tales with our Little Princess Jasmine leading the cast. But first, a plug for hubby's picture.

I'd just like to ask everyone to register and vote for my husband's picture. So far he has only 3 votes, and is getting a little discouraged. Generally, those pictures with the most votes are using their blogs to drive voting. There are some really good pics there, and he knows it, too. Anyway, if you would take the time to register and to vote, he would appreciate it and so would I. Just click here to view his photo. You need to set up an account to vote, and they don't spam or charge you a fee. Thanks for your time on this, and thank you from the hubby! (Maybe if he gets some votes, he'll stop complaining about the bad pics with more votes than his. And maybe he'll stop asking me what I think of his pics. Of course I like them all. Ha-Ha-Ha) And, NO, this is not an ad, it's just to get some votes for hubby's pic.

Now, back to our tale.

On Monday, we had Ruby with us. We just spent our time chatting and talking about our daily life and playing with Jasmine. We had our lunch together and watched some movies before Ruby had to leave. Jasmine and I spent the rest of our Monday watching some videos and playing at home.

Tuesday, I spent my time chatting with my Mom and Sister in the PI. We chatted for about an hour. They kept asking about Jasmine; how is she doing, how big is she, the usual. Of course they want to know when we are going to visit them and when are they going to see their one and only apo mistizang apo. I just told them I’m not sure when, hopefully soon when the budget and time permit.

After my mom and sis finished with me, I was chatting with Daff when Jasmine awoke to truly wreak havoc. So, we chatted on and Jasmine climbed onto me. She was having fun with Daff, making silly faces. She even called Daff “Tita come here let’s play.” It’s so amazing how she liked to Imitate Daff with her different facial expressions. Jasmine laughed and giggled up a storm with Daff. I was so entertained between them that I forgot to take pictures while they were having fun. Next time, I should take pictures while they are having fun on the web cam.

Wednesday, our good friend Maria visited us and brought some stuff that I’ve been missing. The usual Pinay stuff; stink fish, stink sauce, and stink fruit. At least that’s what hubby says. He’s just joking to a point and enjoys seeing me get thrilled over a little taste of home. We had a fiesta that day. Ruby brought some strawberry cake and I cooked some mongo with shrimp in it. We cooked some dried fish too, mmm, yummy. Of course, our dessert consisted of Ruby’s cake and ripe mangos. It was like Bacchanalia for my mouth, the flavors, textures, and spices. I cooked shrimp for my hubby and for Jasmine, I made some chicken nuggets. She is one fussy little girl of mine. After we had our dinner, we decided to watch a Tagalog movie and take our time to chill out and relax. We had some tea and coffee afterwards. It was a very good Wednesday. I want to say thank you to Maria for bringing us this little piece of home, these Saturnalian delights, the food of our homeland. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

Friday I had to wake up early to do some stuff around the house and run some errands. I also had to wash our comforter and bedding in a big washing machine at the local laundry mat. After that, I decided to wash my car too. When I got home, Jasmine had woken up and actually been extremely nice to daddy. We had lunch and daddy went back to sleep since he’s working nights. Jasmine and I went out in the afternoon to buy some milk and do a little grocery shopping. We got home and baked a pizza for our quick dinner that day.

The big event came on Saturday. Jasmine was a very excited little one. I told her we are going to meet Curious George later. She didn’t want to wait and kept running around like she was on meth. We left the house after taking care of everything and getting ready. Curios George was there and waiting for all the kids to have some fun. She was so amazing, I think she is the only one who didn’t cry when seeing George in his costume, but it’s funny the way she looked at George. It was like she was asking “why is he so big?” Anyway, she kept following George everywhere he went. I let her join the coloring contest, and she did some coloring, after which she went looking for Curious George so she could give him her coloring. She was shy at first, but after a while she seemed comfortable talked quite a bit to Curious George about his adventures and hers, too, I’m sure. I had a hard time convincing here to leave. We went to a local library to borrow some DVD for Jasmine to watch. And went home after that. On the way home she realized we were not going back to see more of George. (I think he’s her personal hero and mentor.) Of course I was caught in the act of trying to trick her, something I should know better than attempting. I told her that Curious George was already home for a nap She was saddened by the news, but accepted it quite well. I told her we would go somewhere next week just as fun. That lifted her spirits.

Well, happy Sunday to everyone. Thanks for your continued comments and interest. Even though I only update weekly, I visit every day to see whose commenting and to reply when I can. I hope everyone has a great week!




8 comments:

Rissa said...

oi kalami anang mga foods sa pics nimo Lily. daghan kaau nagshow og filipino foods sa mga blogs, naglaway nako, haha! anyway, kalingaw ni Jasmine oi. ganahn diay sya kay Curious George, hehe! i'm sure it was so cute and fun to look at. good luck to James sa contest!

Vicki said...

heheheheheheh
gapaibog ni ay....aguy daghana ana lily uy....sus panghatag uy....sus ko dhay....galaway ko.

ug beboha nyo uy....nindot bya na ila place oh....gusto ko kaayo lily,,,i like to go-spend a vacation like this place gyd lily.....

gani this summer ingon nako ni bernie, nga i won´t like to have a summer vacation sa cities, gusto ko sa farm or a town or a barrio.....ingon nya OO daw....

sus asa man ni, diha ni, ang saya naman or dakoa sa mall....sus si jasmine with kins ni ....limot na ko uy....lol

dah, kiring mga kaon diri, dia pa bulad nga lansang...heheheh
lami ni pritohon tapos parisan ug kamatis tapos pisgaan ug sili, tapos kinamot......aguyyyyyyyyyy

diay maayo nadawat nimo sa? wala moadto sa AMERICA pa...hahaha
maayo wala nakita sa Tawo ang gilukip....siguro nakita gigamyan, mao gideliver na lang....

sigi, thanks for sharing sa slide show, makaibog kaayo....

si jasmine mora na gyd ug correct diri....lol...

bye and thnaks sa comments ha, namoot bya ko, pero tinoy-od gyd to wla kulang ug sobra....sa self gyd to nako.....

thanks again.....kami bya magpasalamat nimo, sa imong kindness.........bootan gyd ka kaayo uy......

Lily said...

Marissa,thanks sa pagsuroy suroy ani akong payag,na na swertehan kay instead na magpapalit ko pasalubong naman noon ni para kuno nako og ako miga ruby,mao lipay sab kaau ko kay laliman ka atua na gud na sus nag fiesta dayun mi sa bulad ni Ruby oi,ang boy bawang karon lang ko katilaw lami man diay pati si JASMINE nibanat og ka-on nahurot ang boy bawang in one day ra gyud super kaau namo ka hangol hahahaha bitaw joke lang na. salamat sab sa pag comment sa akong bana nga photos. take care always.

Lily said...

Vickie, mao nagpa ibog gyud ko dinhe dah,pasensya na ha na excited lang na nakadawat og pagkaon gikan pinas.syalan nagpapalit man unta ko og isa ka kilo kaso di man siya kadala og kinilo kana ra daw nakabalot na di sab daghan kay gamay ra limit sa iyang bagahe,daghan pa sab siya gidad-an di lang raw kami, na ang boy bawang Vickie nahurot namo in one day ra gyud,ang bulad among gihinay hinayan ni Ruby na silingan pa ta sos matag buntag ato gyud ning hinayhinayan di bah. bitaw nadawat gyud nako oi wala baya sab abrihi kay di man mahibaw-an salamat sa card ha. heartily gyud kaau to nakong padala ninyo para malipay sab mo dinha. kaning Mall gamatoy na siya Vickie amo ng local Mall dinhe maau na lang basta naa doul namo,na hala laag unya dinhe nako oi kay kami dinhe probinsya gyud kaau ni bisan one day lang ay laag tika dinhe sa among dapit, anyway salamat sa pag agi sa akong payag dinhe. take care always.

ladyracs said...

Pagkalami bitaw sa imong foods dae lILY OI.... mas lami raba kaonon basta naay kauban...

Lingaw sab ko tan-aw sa imong anak... brave and curious girl gyud...

By the way ni butar na ko sa imong hubby,I know he it feels gyud, gusto sab nato malipay atong hubby, proud and happy sab ta nila, di ba? Pki check nalang dae Lily, tama ba to akong gibutohan kay naa man ko comment didto...

TC and Hapyy Monday..

Lily said...

LadyRacs,Thank you so much for taking time to drop by in my hubby's place and for voting he truly appreciated your effort and time just to do this thing.

Na kanang picture pag abot ana naglaway gyud ko pag-ayo mao nga that day nag fiesta me dinhe og dried fish,bagoong and Manggo. hmm kalami na lang ning makaka-on ta og atong pagka-on di bah,pasensya na nagpa-ibog ko ninyo lipay lang ko nga nakadawat ko og sama ani nga pasalubong. o sige ayo ayo dinha and hope u have a wonderfull tuesday.

Daffodale said...

hI LILY KALAMI BITAW SA MGA PAGKAON OY.. HMMMM.. TULO TULO JUD LWAY NAKO BAH.HEHEH!!!

MUSTA MO DIRA? SI JASMINE? HEHEH UNTA MAGKA CHAT NA SAB MI SA AMONG CHKZ SMILING AND FRIENDLY BAYA KAAYO OY!!!

MAAYO JUD KA LILI KO NIMO DIRI KAY NAG FIESTA ANG KAON DIRI. HMM SABAGAY DILI PAKO MA IBOG KAY NAA PAKO DIRI PINAS PALIT KO ANA UNYA KAON KO HEHE!! MUAAAH.. TKE CARE ALWAYS THANK'S SA PAGLABAY SA AKONG PAYAG!! MUAAAH

Lily said...

Hello Daff,yap tama ka di pa ka pwede ana laway kay naa ka dinha pa,pag naa kana US na oi mingawon na sab ka ani nga mga pag-kaon gawas na lang kong doul ka sa pilipino store,lagi enjoy kaau si Jasmine nimo sa webcam oi.asta gyud ni Jasmine gara sa imoha ato og making faces friendly gyud ni akong anak karon,sahay abot ka gahi ulo pero friendly gyud ni siya Daff,thanks sa laag ha ayo ayo sab dinha wish u have a great week.