HBD Mommy Cali

Happy birthday Mommy Cali!

Just would like to thank and honor you for always taking care of us.  I know it’s super difficult to stay sane with all the demands of motherhood and our growing Peek ‘n Click business, but you stayed stronger and more beautiful than ever.

​To my #OTL, I love you and happy birthday!

Fishy

Meet Amanda and Cassie’s pet.

Last month, after our weekly routine of visiting Lola Ludy -> Mc Donald’s breakfast with Lolo Ador, Ate Amanda wanted to visit Mr. Bear in BGC High Street.  Since it’s still early morning, we figured we just dropped by and say hi.

Fortunately, there was a pet exhibit during that weekend where we saw furry chickens, colorful fish and empty dog cages.  Then there was a pet shop owner who’s preparing for his talk later that afternoon and he’s putting all these fish in individual plastic bags to be given away after his speaking engagement.  So my wife, with her usual charm just asked what they were doing.  Then they were super nice to give this fish to our babies making him our family’s first pet.  Later on I realized that Peppa’s first pet was a fish as well.

So I asked Ate Amanda, “What name would you like to give our pet?”  She said, “Hmmmmm, I know… FISHY!”

One of the positive things I observed when we had fishy is that ate became more caring. She sees to it that we feed him 3 pellets per meal twice a day as advised by the pet owner.  A great way to teach her about responsibility which we could already see when she protects Cassandra to prevent her from falling the bed when we need to go out for a while.

Welcome FISHY!

Oh My

After a photo shoot last Sunday, we were in a rush to go back home at my in laws place since we need to attend a wedding.  Our trip from San Juan to MCX was a breeze, but we then encountered a buildup in daanghari.  And then we saw this.

In the news, we just found out that a 3-year old kid died on this accident plus two adults.  Condolences for the loss.

It was a horrible site to look at, and the image persisted until I slept that Sunday night.  This made me realize on the importance of safety for the kids when traveling.  

In the Philippines, it’s very rare that I see child car seats being used. I could understand that if you drive around the city where the maximum speed is less than 20kph due to traffic. You would rather spend your money on toys, food and clothes than a car seat.

As a family, we were advocates of child safety so we took the time to invest on these car seats.  However, last year, we had a difficult time making the kids stay in their seats so we opted to just leave the seats in the house.  Last weekend’s accident was a wake up call for us. Hope we could convince them this time to use the seats and buckle up.