18 December 2012
Anyway… he countered that I was telling him all that only because I’m his mom. That said, he told me to still sign him up for all upcoming chess tournaments. He still wants to play. He is determined to get a trophy or a medal. He is getting competitive.
Well, my dad will be here for a couple of weeks and Josh will get plenty of playing time with him, so that should help and it will boost Josh’s confidence if he could win against my dad, who always plays to win.
16 December 2012
11 December 2012
10 December 2012
04 December 2012
He just finished the ‘nationals’ on Sunday –his second ever chess competition and first nationals ever, –and he came in 7th overall in his category. SO proud of our little man. They played seven rounds, out of which Josh had 4 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw. His losses were to the eventual 1st and 2nd place winners. He did manage to beat the 3rd and 4th place winners, one of whom was the champion at the first chess meet that Josh joined.
30 November 2012
I made it! Well, sort of. I did journal at least one thing I’m thankful each for each day during the whole month of November. It’s just that I wasn’t able to do up a blog post every day and lumped some days together. Nonetheless… yay, me!
29 November 2012
28 November 2012
Do you believe in Santa?
My kids still do.
Even Josh, who’s seven, almost eight.
Josh got a video message from Santa today and it was just magical to see how he was answering Santa’s questions and nodding his head to things that Santa was saying to him.
For all you mommies out there, check out Santa’s Portable North Pole (PNP). The look on your children’s faces as Santa greets them by name, knows what grade they’re in, how old they are, where they live, etc. is absolutely priceless.
Today I am thankful for the magic of Santa.
27 November 2012
26 November 2012
23 November 2012
21 November 2012
20 November 2012
19 November 2012
18 November 2012
2. Strong – This was how strong the last typhoon (hurricane) was. It uprooted some of the trees we have along the promenade.
5. Favorite Fruit – I haven’t gone to buy a watermelon yet, so this photo from the archives will just have to do. I’m lucky that we pretty much have watermelons all year round. It’s just that after summer, the prices go way up.
17 November 2012
15 November 2012
Mommy, maybe you shouldn’t be eating too much of these
(crunchy, garlicky salted green peas). You know… your voice?
Today I am thankful for these words of concern from my son.
My sweet boy.
I love him something fierce.
(Josh making a blueberry banana smoothie)
I’ve been under the weather this past week. I’m on the mend now, but haven’t quite recovered my voice. It still sounds a bit raspy and sexy. I’m not complaining.