Monday, July 31, 2006

Rain is good

It's been so hot and humid lately that I was so glad when it was drizzling this morning. I slept by the an open window from 3 to 6 AM and really enjoyed the cool breeze. We took the kids to a new water park in the neighborhood and Primero had lots of fun. Secondo didn't enjoy it as much as the kiddy pool. Her latest habit is drinking pool and bath water. She knows how to say "up" now that she's 14.5 months old. She copies different things that we do such as hand motion, facial expression,and sound effects. She loves to blow rasberry on her elder sister's belly and made everyone laughs. She's independent and wants to feed her self during meal time. Because she's not so coordiated, the dining area is such a big mess after meal time.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Long lost friend

2 days ago, an old friend of mine T got a hold of me. We lost contact about 3 years ago. Since I moved to OC, I would send her Xmas card hoping to reconnect or asked people we both knew as of where she's at. The good news is that we got a hold of each other and we have so much catching up to do. I knew her kids when they were 2 and 3 years old. Now they are in college and all grown up.
I plan to visit her soon :)

Friday, July 21, 2006

Cooling down with Strawberry Lemonade

It's been hot and humid for the pass several weeks. I got to get this Strawberry Lemonade recipe from my friend Angie. It's delicious.

Her chocolate/strawberries dips are also to die for.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Getting lost

With starting a new job, I'm not familiar with the surrounding so I go and explore the area during lunch. I found a gas station with reasonable price and a target. My next mission is to locate a bank. I refuses to buy gas in my neighborhood which is typically 15-20 cents above average. My journey to the gas station was fine but, I got lost on my way back to work. The street name changes from one city to another so I ended up at this strip mall and spotted Coffee bean. I got my coffee with direction and got back to work OK.
I also found several a 24hrs fitness close by so the goal is to go to the gym twice a week and exercise for 30min/ session. They don't have any classess that I can take but my goal is to strengthen my abs.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


I hope that with me posting more often now, it will inspire Bulleye and Fresno's hot to at least post once every month or so. One can always set goal to stay connected with the ones you care about. I understand that both of them are busy with their career so one paragraph once in a while would be a treat.

I'm slowly easing back to the gym. Unfortunately my spin instructor Judy moved to Chicago so I go to the earlier weight lifting class instead of spinning. She battled cancer with Chemotherapy and she's doing great.

The other reason is that I want to be stronger and able to lift and carry the kids around with ease as they get heavier all the time. Sorry to admit but my abs is not as strong as I would like them to be and after Sunday's lift, my back was really sore and uncomfortable. I also realized that my upper body is not in good shape so sculpting my body is good for me.

Current goal is to hit the gym twice a week and take a walk once a week. There's a boot camp class on Saturday Morning, which is taught by a really tough instructor. For those who are in to reality show, she reminds me of Jillian, personal trainer of the red team of the reality show "The big looser". When I got tired and tried to cheat and she was on me and pushed me to my limit. It is pure suffering when I am taking the class and I am sore everywhere the day after. I plan to take this class this coming Saturday so I can burn up to 400 calories.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Secondo 14 months old

I've started a new job last week. I'm in training for the 1st and 2nd week and I'll have a project I assume on the 3rd week. This company is closer to home compared to the old one. It's different being the new person on the block but I'll managed the change.
Primero attended a birthday party on Saturday at a park. It was so hot and humid but it didn't bother the kids. They still jumped in the jumper, run around the park, having a great time. She hasn't seen some of her classmates for a month so they were happy to see each other. After the party we went to her cousin's house to play some more. By 8:30 PM she was yawning and had enough energy to lay down and watch cartoon.
Secondo is walking and learning to talk. She has her own language that she says to people but no one can make sense of what she said. She uses mostly body language to get what she wants. She's able to say mommy and daddy accidentally but not to get our attention. The new word of the week was "Let's go" which came out as "Le go"

I totally forgot that Secondo was 14 months old on Monday. She's very active and loves to play with Primero. She copies certain things that Primero does and they play well together until someone is hurt which is usually Secondo falling or bumping her head. Her latest thing is to get a thing and give it to someone. She mastered walking but refuses to wear shoes so we put socks on her and I continue to experiment with different type of shoes. She loves the out door and water. Her swimming lessons starts in August. Hubby worries about her getting too dark.