Friday, June 29, 2012

A Child's Prayer

Our prayer before lunch today was awesome:

Dear God, 

Thank you for all the nice things you have given us. 
Please help us catch the wild daddy-mal when he gets home from the office. 
Please help us find great hiding spots so that he won't see us. 


Friday, June 22, 2012

Super Swamp Heroes

Dear Sabrina Banana,

I am writing this for documentation sake, because I feel we have broken down a barrier, one i've been trying to break down for the past couple of month. You see honey, you've always been so concerned with right and wrong, so much so that you're not so keen on imagining things. This bothered me because I strongly believe in the importance of creativity and the imagination and your penchant for being exact and right is hindering you from exploring your creative side.

I don't know if it's homeschooling or if it's from your gymnastics lessons but somehow this week you started feeling more empowered to imagine! It started when you drew red and yellow clouds the other day. I was thrilled! I told you that I wished we could really see yellow clouds outside...we dreamt about what it would taste like if we licked them.

 Then today you came to me with your own story -- with a title! You called it the Super Swamp Heroes and here's how it goes. (This is written in the way you relayed it to me)

- There were 4 super heroes who live in a swamp.
- Then a robber came and put all their costumes in a sack and took them away.
- The next day the super heroes went to the house of the robber to get their costumes back because they can't help people without their disguise.
- The robber was not home because he went to the supermarket to buy breakfast.
- He bought cereal and 3 kinds of milk, the white kind, chocolate and strawberry.
- He also likes pancakes with regular syrup, maple syrup and strawberry syrup! I had a blast listening to this story.

I told you we could turn this into a book so your daddy can read it when he gets home from Davao. Please keep on dreaming and imagining.
There's such a beautiful world inside our minds and I hope you don't go back to being afraid of exploring it.  --Liv
Love ya,


Conversations with Sabrina - Beauty

Liv: I think we should look really pretty when we pick Daddy up from the airport. I'm going to wear a dress!!
Andrea: But we don't need that, we're already pretty!

Conversations with Sabrina -- Vocabulary Lessons

Andrea: Mom what's a storage? 
Liv: Any place where you can store or keep things. A cabinet is a storage.
Andrea: How about your bag?
Liv: Yup! 
Andrea: And a computer?
Liv: Hmmm, why do you think it's a storage?
Andrea: There are pictures in your computer.
Liv: Great thinking! Yup, in that case it can be a storage.
Andrea: I'm a storage! I keep food inside my mouth and body. 
Liv: ---speechless----

Monday, June 18, 2012

Conversations with Sabrina - Crunchy Deers

Andrea: Mom did the hunter eat the mommy of Bambi?
Liv: Maybe
Andrea: Are deers yummy?
Liv: Some people think so
Andrea: I will never eat them because of their horns!
Liv: Okay
Andrea: Unless the horns are crunchy

A Child's Prayer

Dear God, 

Thank you for letting me learn about attentiveness and for hotdogs....

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Breakfast Fun

Dear Sabrina Banana,

One of the best things about being a mom is having the license to be a kid again. Today we did an activity that was so much fun, I couldn't help wishing I had the chance to do this when I was a kid.

First, we made our own "paint". The mixing and blending was great fun but I think you enjoyed tasting each paint more!

Did we make a mess? Oh we sure did!!! But ultimately who cares? You will never remember how neat the house is at breakfast but I'm sure you will remember that day when you and I went crazy and made our own food paint.

Here's our finished work. We ate them, and dipped them in our paint. It was so yummy! We are both left covered all over with colors....we're a mess....a happy, full mess. And I'm so glad we did this.

Love ya,

Edible Paint recipe available here