Not Sure Which Is Worse

Being the mom of a good gymnast and hoping that her daughter sticks all her moves so that she can get one of the medals or the mom of the girl who just learned her moves and wishing that her daughter can just complete the competition without tears. I was that later mom today and I think I quit breathing each time M did her routine. Even though we knew that Emma had a minuscule chance of winning a medal (note: she’s not a lazy gymnast, she’s new to “real” gymnastics and still playing catch up still with girls her

The Girls and Nice Restaurants

Maybe we’re lucky, but we’ve been able to take the kids to nice restaurants (places that most people would only go on anniversaries) since they could sit on a high chair. Even with Jovie’s pickiness, I never ask whether they have a kid’s meal or not. While I do ask what the kids want to eat for lunch/dinner (if I am cooking that is), when it comes to eating out, mom and dad gets to pick and they eat whatever is on the menu. I remember when Emma was about Jovie’s age and I booked a dinner at a French


Back in the days, mostly before Jovie was born, I used to talk about poo every so often. I think somebody even said (jokingly) that I probably had one of the most poo blog posts {::SMILES}. So today, just for old time sakes, I want to share this older but still happy news: Jovie is completely potty trained. She did her first toilet poo on July 24th. She cried each time she wanted to go after that, for about a week and a half (or maybe more… it’s been about two weeks now since she’s been ok with the whole


Lookie, lookie, a card! I’ve been neglecting my craft room. Mostly because I need to do some major purging and I have not been motivated to do it. I should though. It’s feeling a bit crowded and I think it’s about time I part with my 2008 paper. I’ve been feeling guilty about not scrapbooking as often as I used to. So many Jovie pictures I need to do and of course there’s still always something new with Emma to scrapbook about. I can’t clean this coming week but after the 5th I should not have any lame excuse. Card

When He Cooks

He always presents the food just so {::SMILES}. While I did think of breaking up with him because my from scratch spaghetti sauce gave him heart burns, I kept trying in hopes that his body will adjust. Food, good eating, is very important to me and the thought of being with somebody who can’t appreciate it would be difficult. I’ve been a natural food store and farmer’s market consumer even before the organic/green hype and dining out at quality restaurants is what I save my money for. While I did, still do, have my occasional ramen noodles (mostly Indonesian or