Funny Fridays – Enchanted Kingdom

Some time last year, we went to Enchanted Kingdom with the volunteers of our church. Upon approaching EK…. Danae and Noelle: …..screaming in excitement….. oh we’re here! i see the wizard! Gianna: ……quiet until…….hotdogs! I see hotdogs! She also seemed more excited to see (and eat) corn than to see (and ride) rides. This girlContinue reading “Funny Fridays – Enchanted Kingdom”

Gianna turned “free”

Ever since Mother’s Day this year, Gianna likes to greet us. She greeted my mom and I everyday for the whole month of May practically. She would greet King too haha! And then she learned to greet him Happy Father’s Day in June. When we’d have get-togethers or attend birthday parties, she would always beContinue reading “Gianna turned “free””


One time last month, Noelle and I were eating breakfast together, while the two other girls were still asleep (I love one-on-one moments with my girls). Noelle: How come I’m the only one in the family who doesn’t like sauce? Me: Yeah, there are people who like it, there are people who don’t. Remember myContinue reading “Eeeew….”

Conversations with Gianna 2

My dad used to call Danae his pretty rosebud. My mom started calling Gianna the same a few months ago. She would say “Good morning, pretty rosebud!” Gianna barely replies. One evening, Gianna poured out my mom’s medicines onto the floor. My mom got angry and scolded her. She cried, I came home, that wasContinue reading “Conversations with Gianna 2”

Conversations with Gianna 1

We have this electric racquet that kills mosquitoes. One time…. Me: Sit down. I’m killing mosquitoes. Gianna: Ok mommy. Don’t kill me mommy.   Still on killing mosquitoes… Me: dzzzztt (joking, pretending to get her with the racquet) Gianna: I’m a mosquito, mommy?   Gianna likes to join in on conversations. Danae and Noelle: BlaContinue reading “Conversations with Gianna 1”

Gianna’s words 2

Can you translate? Tinny time. Spikamoween…..Despicabonee. Finding Meemo. Feauty and the beast. Mr. Potts. Hello cutie. Madiktuffins. Madikdonalds. Peeyador (chipmunks). Mooza Kappa. Baymask. PJ max. Kalis (in Wonderland). Nafan and Kafleen (original Hi5). Kiddy. Seehorse. Fumbs up. Funder. Jimastics. Cwack a egg. Chocolate poop. Mashe-tato. Skwotz (vitamins). Wodder. Pateo (girls’ schoolmate). Hoklay. Maffew.   GiannaContinue reading “Gianna’s words 2”

Gianna and food

As we were ordering at Silantro on King’s birthday months ago, we asked Gianna what she wanted. She said HOPIA. And then later on she asked “where’s my hopia?” No, there’s no hopia in Silantro haha. She used to call it hoopa, then ho–pya, then hoopia, before hopia.   Also some months ago, I askedContinue reading “Gianna and food”

Gianna’s words 1

Gianna is nearly 3 and she, like most little girls, is a talker. She’s also at that stage of creating her own monologues, talking to her dolls and laughing by herself. Just now, she came to me and told me that her barbie is hurt. She made our breakfast tray table into a slide forContinue reading “Gianna’s words 1”

Of farts and other gross things

When somebody in our family farts near Gianna, she is sure to point it out. “You farted, (member of the family).” Not to make fun. She just says it as if to inform the person. 🙂 When she smells something bad, she immediately sniffs her hand, fidgets, and says “smells bad.” Sometimes she tries toContinue reading “Of farts and other gross things”

Gianna stories

Gianna likes to join in on conversations she’s not part of. Sometimes, she calls my attention repeatedly so that she can tell me something totally off topic. Or deliver a monologue I can barely understand. Other times, she suddenly gives an answer. “No, it’s not!” “Me!” “What, daddy? What?” “Yeah!” One of her favorite thingsContinue reading “Gianna stories”