Funny Fridays

Funny February Friday

Gianna is four but sometimes she talks like she’s not. I don’t know why I even wonder when her older sisters were the same when they were her age. Just this morning, we had a conversation that went like this…

Me: Stay here. I’ll be back.

G: No. I’m scared.

Me: Scared? Why are you scared in your own house?

G: Because monsters and all those other stuff. (side note: I’m so proud of her — she has never said “stuffs” ever, not even by mistake! 😂)

She’s been having bad dreams, and I was surprised, not by her answer, but by how she articulated it. Sometimes she bobs her head and raises her eyebrows — too much sass! 😂

But there are other times when she is just completely adorably, wonderfully four.

On King’s birthday, Noelle mentioned that we were going to the arcade.

G: What cade?

N: Arcade, not our cade.

G: What caaaaade???

😂

When King talked about his oldest friend who was coming over…

K: Tito Ryan has been my friend for a long time. We were together in Kinder….

G: Egg.

Kinder egg, what have you done to my child??? 😂

I recently taught Gianna the song that I sang to her sisters when they were babies. She now sings it as well.

G: You’re my itty bitty baby girl…Daddy’s pride, Mama’s pearl. Tiny treasure, so PATIS…

😂

She mispronounces words and I enjoy hearing them!

“Are we going to the ates’ RECYCLE?”

“That’s BUNNY’S Bakedown.”

“I want to have my own STEPOCOPE.”

Recently she learned to say THree with a considerable amount of saliva at first. But it’s still funder, fumbs up, and Feeyodore. 😂

The other day, she said she was drawing a Sir and a Maam.

Me: Is mommy the maam? Do I look like her?

G: No.

Me: We’re different?

G: Yeah.

Me: Why? Why are we different?

G: Because you’re a human.

Me: Oh I’m a human. And she’s a?

G: A drawing.

😂 Nga naman. 😂

Discipleship, Spiritual Family

Great Faith

It’s prayer and fasting again! Nothing like starting the year right as a family. Using the kids’ manual, we talked about the great faith of Abraham and then Sarah last night.

When asked what could be keeping them from hearing God’s voice, perhaps distracting them during their quiet time, Danae and Noelle gave such honest answers. Funny that Noelle included Gianna in her list. Her little sister really is a distraction because they like to play with each other. 😂When asked what one step she can take to help her hear God better, she said that she would lock herself in the room when it’s time to read her Bible and pray. Great action plan.

Danae’s answer was funny too, but profound. She said that her own thoughts distracted her from hearing God. I found it funny because she does get sidetracked easily with things that pop in her head. Then for her one step, she said that she would focus more and WONDER about God’s word more. I thought at first that was a pretty vague answer, not much of an action plan. But when we started praying, I realized she was on point.

To wonder more means to be more curious, to be more interested. To want to know God more.

Wow. I say amen to that. I pray that wonder, that desire grows as they/we continue to read the Bible. We have also been talking about writing God’s word in the tablet of our heart, so I pray that that growing wonder will translate to unwavering faith, straight paths, and great love for the Lord. ❤️

Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. Romans 4:19-21

Funny Fridays

Last Funny Friday for 2018

Some words, for some reason, Gianna can’t pronounce properly…

Jimastix. Her sisters have been in gymnastics for over a year and it’s still the same.

Axe. Just last night she was telling her dad to “axe” the guard where a certain restaurant is.

Minja. She said it so convincingly that I “axed” Noelle if it really is Minja Kids.

Pungcake House. She likes mashed potato in this restaurant.

Burger King. She recognizes many signs and logos. She wouldn’t budge though when I said it’s Chowking. Guess she can read the word king.

King of Okra. They play this game on the ipad, where they are opera singers who try to steal the spotlight.

About Anne Curtis

I asked Gianna if she recognized Anne Curtis, assuming she would still tell me it’s “ilamlam ulam,” but instead she said it’s Shasha P. I asked her over and over again who Shasha P was, until she sang the jingle to me. 😂

Singing in SM

We were in the department store one time, and she was singing Mr. Sun. Then she asked me if the Sun was a boy or a girl. I told her that if it’s Mr., then it’s a boy. She told me she wanted it to be a girl, and she sang Oh Mrs Sun Sun, Mrs Golden Sun. I thought that was pretty smart of her. 🙂

Then she told me she needed to pee. I asked her if it’s ok that we do it at home. She said “no, weewee in SM.” Then she sang “Weewee in SM, we got it all for you.” 😂

Despicable

Gianna has been dancing to Joy Unspeakable lately, and everytime we have guests or we’re at a party, she wants to dance. One time, she overheard a conversation on tv, where someone said “it’s despicable.” She said to me, “Mom, the guy said joy unspeakable!”

How old are you?

We were at a party in my tita’s house and Gianna wanted to play with the other kids, particularly her cousin (or granddaughter really) Gabby. I told her to go ahead, but she said, “Wait, I’m nervous,” while nervously smiling. 🤷🏽‍♀️😂

A conversation in the car

Danae: Huh? What?

Noelle: (sarcastically) Do you have ears?

Gianna: (seriously) Yes she has ears, see o.

Danae and her bookmark

Me: I like this bookmark (she made herself), and this and this. I like this too except for the name. Zach ng Zach. Zach-zachin kita e.

Danae: (laughing)

Me: Do you even know what Zach-zach (saksak) means?

Danae: Yeah. Plug.

😂

Funny Fridays, Uncategorized

Funny Fridays Is Back (for today!)

>Noelle has always been funny with words.

Someone in the family, I forget who, was singing Quest’s song entitled Saludo….

Noelle: Saludo? It’s Saluto! (with conviction)

Me: It’s Saludo, love.

Noelle: Oh, I thought it was salute-Oh.

😀

 

>Gianna hears a catchy ad once, and she learns it right away.

Shopee to the tune of Baby Shark. Jollibee’s Linamnam ulam. And more that I can’t remember at the moment.

Months ago, she surprised me when she sang “ilamlam ulam,” and the girls explained to me that it was a Jollibee ad. Once at a super market, she saw a product with Anne Curtis’ face on the box. She excitedly pointed to it and told me, “Mom, it’s ilamlam ulam!” 😀

>One time, she suddenly mentioned that she wants to go to Florida. When I asked why, she said because of the little couple. She has seen the show’s ad on TLC, and she remembered that the family was moving to Florida. 😀

>Another time, she came to me with a piece of tape on her arm.

Gianna: Mom, Dr. Pimple changed my life!

If you know the ad of the show Dr. Pimple Popper, the doctor says that she doesn’t just pop pimples, she changes lives. 😀

>We were walking in a mall, and Gianna pointed at a picture, and said “Nico.” Apparently she knows Solenn’s husband from an ad she has seen. 😀

I guess dance moves aren’t the only things she picks up quickly. 🙂

Funny Fridays

Say what?

One time a week or so ago in the car….

Noelle: Mom, what does Sereni mean? 

Serenitea (local milk tea store). I’m not sure if I was able to explain to her what serenity means because she amused me so much. 🙂 

Last week, while I was getting her dressed…

Gianna: Mickey cwack-ouse!

Me: Mickey what?! (Was thinking Mickey has a crack house????) Oh Mickey Mouse Clubhouse?

Gianna: Yes!

Mickey and crack? They don’t mix!

Last month, after their musical theater class…

Noelle: Mom, we’re going to get minus in our grade.

Danae: (was talking at the same moment) Teacher’s going to give us the music for our play.

She seriously thought Minus one was a minus in her grade. 🙂

Sometimes Gianna taps her own butt or a doll’s or one of ours and says BOOTEH!

Something she learned from her sisters. Haha. 🙂 

My Kids, Parenting

Undeserved

I have random conversations with my kids, some silly and not so important, others deep and meaningful. Sometimes it starts out with a question or a simple topic, but then I get these thoughts that turn the conversation into a teaching moment. Admittedly, some are so far off topic or too deep that they go way over my kids’ heads haha, but some make easy sense.

Kids: Mom, can we have…. (I forget what they were asking for)

Me: Hmmmm. Let’s see.

Me: Do you know that we don’t deserve anything good? (hahaha. Sometimes we get tired of hearing sooooo many demands)

Kids: (insert crickets)

Me: Everything you have is a gift from God. A gift that you don’t deserve.

Kids: Mmm yeaahhh…..?

Me: Do you remember what an undeserved gift is?

Danae: That’s called grace, mom.

Me: Yes, that’s right. Everything we enjoy is because of God’s grace, only because of God’s grace.

I pray that our children learn, not just in their head but in their heart and living it out, to be faithful, not irresponsible. To be careful, not wasteful. To be joyful, not resentful. To be content, not critical. To be sensitive, not indifferent. To be grateful, not entitled.

I pray that we, their parents, set the example as well.

 

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10

 

 

 

Funny Fridays, My Kids

Yes-No

We stayed in a small hotel in Lucban, Quezon the other night because King officiated a wedding there. The door handles weren’t the regular round type, but kind of like a bar that you twist down to open.

I was in the bathroom. Gianna opened the door and stepped in. Her sisters were excited that she could do this without help.

Me: Are you a velociraptor? (Jurassic Park fans will get this)

Gianna: (emphatically)  Yesh.

Haha. Unlike other babies, Gianna says yes to everything. She nods her head or says yesh even when she doesn’t understand or the answer to your question is actually no. Well she says yes to everything, except when she really really wants to stop or she really really wants you to stop.

Like a couple of weeks ago, I was pretending to play the guitar and singing More Than Words.

Me: (singing with feelings) Saying aai lo-ove you is-

Gianna: (waving her hand) No na, no na.

Hahaha. 🙂

Family, FEATURED

Pizza! Pizza! 

We went grocery shopping two weeks ago when I saw this….

pizza seasoning! :)
pizza seasoning! 🙂
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just herbs. no salt. 🙂

….and got inspired to make pizza with the girls. I wanted to make our own pizza sauce, so that it’s not full of sodium and preservatives. IMG_5039 We used fresh tomatoes. I instructed Noelle to peel them with her fingers but that proved to be difficult and too time-consuming. I just took out the centers with a small knife, and she helped me slice the tomatoes. IMG_5042   I asked Danae to crush the garlic with a mortar and pestle. We sautéd the garlic in butter until translucent, then added the tomatoes and olive oil. :) We sautéd the garlic in butter until translucent, then added the tomatoes and olive oil. I added fresh basil! And pizza seasoning, salt and pepper to taste. The pot was nearly full of tomatoes, therefore it took a longer time to boil them all into a sauce — maybe 2 hours. IMG_5044 You can also opt to add mozzarella cheese into the pot. We used store-bought pizza dough (one day I'll make my own), spread the pizza sauce which was on the stove for around 2 hours until it became saucy, put mozzarella cheese and more basil. You can add whatever ingredient you want. My kids like cheese and they're okay with basil. so we kept it simple. :) We used store-bought pizza dough (one day I’ll make my own), spread the pizza sauce, put mozzarella cheese and more basil. You can add whatever ingredient you want. My kids like cheese pizza and they’re okay with basil, so we kept it simple. I wasn't able to take a picture of the new batch of cooked pizzas, so this is the one we made the first time. I tore up the basil leaves then and didn't put enough on the pizza. :) I wasn’t able to take a picture of the new batch of cooked pizzas, so this is the one we made the first time. I tore up the basil leaves then and didn’t put enough on the pizza.

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There was so much sauce left over after making two whole pizzas! I would probably add more basil and take out as many seeds from the tomatoes as I can next time, but otherwise, I can’t wait to use it for pasta or just plain bread. 🙂

LAUGH-A-MONDAYS

Laugh-a-mondays – Dec 2, 2013

Some time last week, Noelle and I were talking about something I really can’t remember anymore (thanks epidural — excuses, excuses haha). She kept asking and I kept telling her, tomorrow.

Noelle: (being a smart aleck) Tomorrow?!? Tomorrow na lang?!

Me: Sige, no na lang. (Fine, no then.)

Noelle: (conceding) Sige mom, tomorrow na lang.

Haha. 🙂

 

Two weeks ago, we had a bridal shower for a friend of ours.

Noelle: Mom, what’s a shower? Are we going to watch tita KG take a bath?

Haha, eeew. 🙂

 

We stayed overnight at a hotel last week, but we went out for dinner with my cousin. The girls kept saying they missed the hotel. It was our first time there.

Noelle: (in the car) Are we going back to CRIS…… Are we going back to the hotel?

Me: What, Noelle? What’s the name of the hotel?

Noelle: CRISCON.

Haha, Crimson Hotel actually. 🙂

 

On the highway last week, they were fixing a section of the road. We felt and heard particles hitting the car.

Danae: What’s that???

Me: Asphalt.

Danae: What’s that?

Me: Asphalt.

Danae: What’s asphalt?

Me: (kinda too lazy to explain) Asphalt.

Danae: What’s asphalt?! A butt that’s a fault?

Hahaha. Of course I had to eventually explain. 🙂

 

 

LAUGH-A-MONDAYS, My Kids

Handsome!

A few weeks ago, King ran into an old acquaintance.

In the car….

King: He’s ______.

Me: Oh, the son of __________?

King: Yup. He’s married and has kids.

Me: What?! Really? He looks so young! (he looked preppy, like he was in high school or college)

Danae: And handsome!

Haha. Of course she noticed and wasn’t ashamed to say it.

 

Me: Yeah, he is.

Danae: Mom, maybe he uses DOVE. That’s why he looks so young.

Hahahaha. Okay. 🙂