Mornings

My 3-month-old baby is asleep. I brought him downstairs to his crib at 5.16AM. My husband is going on a business trip again for days. Glad my younger sister stays with us till late May.
Earlier at 4AM, our daughter woke up and she wanted to go downstairs to play. She asked her daddy to accompany her. She probably must be thinking she should wake up early to send him off.
Our growing family has changed me and my husband's sleeping schedule. And that is, we now have a flexible schedule. When one child needs attention in the middle of the night, it's a normal thing for us to get up and go back to sleep again once done.
I feel happy and grateful that we don't find ourselves getting lazy or frustrated with this kind of arrangement. We are parents after all. We should be more giving and more patient. Hopefully our children can emulate those for them to refine their generation.

Gift for Easter: Adult Coloring Page

Hi!

A lot of things happened since I went radio silent:

1. Gave birth to a baby boy
2. Moved to a new city after 3 weeks post partum
3. Ridiculed by most of passengers on our flight. There was but one person
    who assured that he was okay with our daughter crying, and he was Japanese.
4. Survived a week without most of our belongings but:

  -2 single-sized bed foams
  -few clothes
  -gas stove
  -electric kettle
  -eating utensils

5. Got an internet connection after a month
6. Survived (still now) taking care of 2 children by myself

And today I couldn't stop myself but share with you an illustration which I did earlier. I decided to make one to give myself some colors whenever I have the opportunity to do so. Since I can't afford to buy Secret Garden coloring book for adults I decided to make mine. This is just one page though. But I hope you can make use of it too whenever you're bored or stressed.

easter egg illustration
 
you can download it HERE.
 

Growth

My daughter has grown.
She woke up from a bad dream crying.
Instead of me offering her milk for comfort,
she was content when I held her on my lap
and went back to sleep.

She now values my company more than my milk.
As we continue our daily routine with her new little brother of 2 weeks, she's now
learning to control her emotions.
I noticed she has become more selfless everyday.

When love is indeed cultivated in the home,
you don't have to force your children to embrace it.
It becomes a part of them.
Happy Valentine's Day to all!