Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Is Here

Today officially marks the start of the summer season!

it will also be the longest day of the year

the sun rises at 5:20 this morning and will set later tonight at 9:41pm

What does this mean?!?





and most especially, more

but who's complaining???


Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day

We had a great day yesterday celebrating fatherhood!

Morning was spent catching up with mom and dad via skype...

Had lunch at Santa Lu-chi-ya

drive around... had ice cream at

the kid had strawberry sundae with gummy bears and sprinkles... the hot fudge was so good!!!

and then went to Church after

About 35 km and a some 30 minutes drive from the church is Bird's Hill Provincial Park and since the day is still long we surprised the kid by bringing him there.

Good thing there's always a bag of extra clothes (for swimming & gym time) in the car for impromptu activities like this.

this is at past eight in the evening and the sun is still up...

the sign... making sure no stupid Winnipeger dives head first on these shallow waters

mom, is that my future self??? lol

Aside from swimming, there are also a lot of things to do here like beach volleyball, play ground, trails, bicycle and inline skating paths, etc.
Best of all... it's FREE!!!

patrols and life guards are visible and kept the grounds clean and orderly. Park closes at 11pm but because this wasn't planned, all we have was a bottle of water with us. The kid was hungry already so it's time to go home.

And for dinner??? Drive Thru @ McDonalds!


Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Letter to Dad

16 June 2011


Words are not enough to describe a father who has been there for you all throughout. In good times and in bad times, you were there for us. Giving us the advise we direly need in a calmly manner. Showing us the right direction to do things, doesn’t forces your way and respects every decision we make. You look for ways to help us even if it costs you everything. I am me because of you and the only way to repay that is to be as good as you to Ian.

I miss talking to you... I miss going back home to have a chat with you and talk about anything and everything. I miss the lunch and dinners that you prepare with all gusto and between you and me, I still think you cook better than I do because of all the love that goes with it.

Mom, Iris, Imer and me together with Nova and Ian, Brum, Kim, Mito and soon Mitri are lucky to have you as the finest husband, a wonderful father and the best grandfather we could ever ask for.

Thank you for always being there.

Take care always of your health as you always do.

And you know how much I love you and I’ll say it once more, I love you very much and I am proud of you dad.

Happy Father’s Day!!!

Your loving son,



And mom, this goes to you as well. I love you both. I miss you dearly and I can’t wait to feel your warmth embrace once more.

i am still finding how to post the video of mom reading it to dad during their prayer meeting


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Field Trip to the Zoo

The kid had their field trip this time at Assiniboine Zoo.

these are some of the pictures he took.

to bad... there's no picture of himself.


Saturday, May 14, 2011


The kid's 7th Birthday was celebrated in the most simple way. I have schedule that weekend and my request for time off which was originally granted was recalled and was told to work due to the Mother's Day celebration.

So on the morning of his big day, we just had brunch at Perkin's

then we brought him to toys"R"us to buy him a gift of his choice before dropping me off to work.

The next day after work and attending mass, we surprised him with his Birthday Cake!

My off didn't came until the middle of the week. I excused him from school that day and we went swimming at the local recreation complex. Mom took a day off as well.

Simple, yet he was so happy!!!

He can't get over it...

Happy Birthday my baby boy!!! We love you so much!