I 'm a 30 year old mom of two kids and married to a wonderful man.Living in a different country is hard for me,made merealize what i was missing from the smell of the bbq on the street to the shouts and laughter of the kids and teenagers playing tag in the moonlit night. The sweet noise of my mum calling or be it shouting my name.
This year has been full of many surprises, ups and down but still i have had a wonderful year. Christmas was at Angelo's house as it was his turn to host this year's celebration. Christmas Day at last has come and the kids get to open presents. We had to wait for Ralph to arrive from picking up Kayla at her mother's. Kaitlyn just woke up from her nap and was so happy to see her big sister when she came downstairs. She helped Kayla open her presents and she also got to open more presents. The best gift that Kaitlyn gave to me was a simple hug. I was helping her open her present with a stuffed bear inside, as soon as we got it out of the box she hugged it and held it to her chest so tight and ran over to me to give me a big hug. That moment i almost cried from the sweetness and spontaneity that my daughter showed to me. I tell you that was better than anything else in the world. The best ever gift i got from Kaitlyn was simple hug, a hug full of love and acceptance. I love you Langga.
Spending time with the family is one of the most important priorities in our life. It matters not the quantity but the quality of time you spent with your family, specially your children. As Ralph is constantly working making ends meet we still manage to make time for the kids. One of the many fun things we do is watch a movie together as a whole family. Kayla and Ralph makes the popcorn while i take care of the drinks. We all a settle down on the couch and watch not just any movie but a family movie that both us and the kids would also enjoy watching. There is one movie that i have heard so much about the All Roads Lead Home The Movie. Ralph and I make it a point to watch movies that have messages and explain it to our growing girl Kayla so she can learn valuable lessons like in the movie. And this movie will be perfect for our family movie night. Like the movie we like to instill values in our home specially in our girls and this movie is just perfect for us to watch. And who knows this might become one of our favorite movies to watch as a family.
A lot has happened since our old computer finally croaked and gave up on me. I haven't really been updating my blog since using the old computer would just aggravate me so much because of the slowness. I must admit though that not being able to get online as much as i used to have made me realize that i have forgotten and let go of some of my responsibility. Before i start and jabber about those things i want to share the kids pictures when we took them to Christiana Mall to see Santa Claus.
This will be Kaitlyn's first Santa experience and we were all apprehensive about her reaction to the jolly old man in the red suit. I dressed up Kayla in the outfit that her Uncle Angelo and Aunt Debbie picked for her and as for Kaitlyn i dressed her up in one of her many hand me down dresses from her cousins. Both girls looked so adorable specially my big girl Kayla. She looked like a young lady with her hair down, in a skirt and big girl shoes. When we got to the mall there was a long line of parents, kids and grandparents waiting for their turn. Since we brought along Kaitlyn's little bear harness we took her out of her stroller and let her walk around the mall. It was so funny coz most parents said that they should have thought about getting a harness for there little one as well so they could at least walk about but still be attached to a parent. Kaitlyn loved walking and would just barrel through the throng of people walking. It was as if she own the whole mall, lol. To make the story short she cried when it was there turn to sit on Santa's lap. At least we got a picture of her before she started bawling like a baby. It was a fun wonderful day for us as a family. After, the four of us went to our favorite Chinese buffet and had a wonderful dinner.