Monday, October 19, 2015

[zei the MOM] My 2nd princess is ONE!

Just like that, our 2nd baby girl is now one. I couldn't be more thankful for the beautiful year that has past. To our dearest Rio, thank you for being such a wonderful source of sunshine - your smile (that's almost always on) keeps everyone of us going. The sparkle in your eye when you laugh give me comfort knowing that your disposition is as bright as the future we hope for you and your sister. We didn't really know how life would be with 2 little girls in the family, but today more than ever, I know that I wouldn't have it any other way.
I want to say thank you for being the good baby you are, though I'm starting to think that you'll make a really malikot toddler, but I look forward to it because I know it will be so much fun. I want you to know on your 1st birthday that you are such a great blessing in our lives and me, your dad and your Ate Zia are very lucky to have you.
I pray that you grow to be a kind-hearted, God-fearing, healthy and happy little girl. For the rest of your lovely life, we will always be by your side. We love you Rio! Happy happy 1st birthday!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

[zei the MOM] Now you are 4

As you turn 4, I want you to know all these things...

My dearest Zia,

Let me start this letter by saying I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU forever. Thank you for being a joy and blessing to our lives, for being the great kid you are even when I sometimes lose my patience and forget that you are still too young. You're growing to be such a wonderful young lady and I can't wait to create more memories with you, your dad and your little sister. Continue to be the happy and bright little lady that you are, playful and always curious about anything and everything. I want you to know that these are things you like at 4:

- Horses and Unicorns (still)
- Playing pretend and saying 'it's just pretend
- Watching Spongebob and Rabbids (which I actually don't like for you to watch)
- Riding the carousel and train (still)
- Playing in the big slide
- Riding in the car
- Watching Frozen in mommy's and daddy's room with the aircon on
- Saying stuff like awesome, gorgeous, amazing
- Playing with Rio in her playpen
- Coloring
- Giving mommy pretend letters
- Easter eggs (a.k.a. Kinder Surprise)

Thank you for the everyday joy you bring for just being the little sprite that you are. You have a beautiful spirit my love and I pray everyday for you to grow into a kind, loving and God-fearing girl. We will always be here for you. Happy happy birthday sweetheart, keep on sparkling. :)


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

[zei on Career & Passion] Once-in-a-blue-moon blogger

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaannd I'm back!
So it's 2015, actually, it's already the 2nd half of 2015 and here I am attempting again to blog as much as I can. As I've read from my favorite blogs, blogging should really be a commitment - it's quite a hard one to keep at that. But it makes me happy, so go lang kapag kaya diba?
Anyway, it's August and I love this month for many reasons.

1) It's Zia's birthday month
2) It's my and my husband's couple anniversary - 12 years this year (Ang bilis!)
3) It's the month before the -ber months - which means next month, department stores around the metro will start bringing out their Christmas merchandise!
4) I like the look of the number 8 - just like an infinity symbol
Really hope that I'll be able to blog more often now and moving forward. Also, aside from my blogging, I am also determined to pursue my passion for event styling (on the side), so for lovely inspirations for your home or for your special event, please follow @lifestylewithlove on Instagram. :)
On a side note, the past months have been quite busy and I realized that despite the amount of time you spend working on deliverables, taking care of your kids, running a household and many more, you should really find time to do the things that you are passionate about and also spend more time with the people you love. Because it will keep you sane and ultimately happy. So yes, that's actually why I'm blogging again.
Hopefully I won't be a once-in-a-blue-moon blogger anymore. :) So please come back regularly for posts about being a mommy, a working mom, family life, shopping and everything happy in between. :)