The Boy is 6

"The time goes by so quickly. Precious moments need to be shared while they can. The lives of children move on so swiftly, and there are so many days that are already memories.  Of all the things I have come to understand, the best is to cherish today -- before it's too late. Don't worry about things that don't matter.  The chores can always get done some other time. Do what you must, but do what it takes...to make the sunlight shine.
I know I've got other things to do. There are people to talk with, things to straighten up, problems to work out, and places to go. But today, they'll all have to wait.  Far more important things are on my mind. A child I love ranks above everything else.  And sometimes the most beautiful and most important thing we can do is just be together with the ones we love...and make the sunlight shine." - Ceal Carson

Happily celebrating with a simple home-cooked lunch for his classmates at his Prep school

Chocolate cupcakes made by Gwa-ma (maternal granny), topped with sprinkles, marshmallow and pretzel, for his school party

The quote above is from the book 'The Language Of Parenting', a very inspiring collection of poems and quotes that helps me reflect on my being a parent and what a special gift it is to be a mom. I share the author's sentiment, especially now as my baby boy turned 6 today.  This brief post is dedicated to him.

He said he is not a baby anymore, "I'm a big boy". And it started with his front teeth falling off! My hubby and I now miss his toddler years...he's growing up so fast, and soon, he'll be his own man.

Store-bought Chocolate Mousse cake, decorated with the birthday boy's mini Transformer robots, and topped with more sprinkles

Completing the collection of his current favorite toys -- with his ear-to-ear grin, it's obvious he's loving his new Transformers

Being a stay-at-home mom is such a blessing.  I appreciate this now more than ever since I have been able to see him through his many 'firsts', and also with my girl's.  Just being there to guide and encourage during his formative years is priceless. My prayer is that he will grow up to be a noble, compassionate, intelligent and responsible citizen of the world.

"Daddy, I had a great day today!"

A great day indeed. We love you JT!  Happy 6th birthday!


  1. Belated Happy Birthday to your son. Time really flies. My nephew would be six nest February. He loves robots too. :D

    @ Tofu - I bought them at Landmark supermarket. Check for Chinese Tofu. Sometimes we buy our tofu at David's Tea House and the texture is almost the same. :D

  2. Thanks for the greeting Divina, i'm sure your nephew would want a new robot come Feb :) and thanks for the Tofu tip, i'll also try to check in nearby groceries for that Chinese Tofu.

  3. Happy Birthday to JT! How time flies! I love the parenting passage you quoted above. So fitting! I'm glad he had a great day today. I'm sure the remainder of his year will be absolutely fantastic, having you and J as guiding, loving parents. Kudos on a job well-done so far on you little big man! Love you guys! Miss you guys!

  4. Greet him a happy birthday for me! :)

    I love the cupcake stand!!! Can you please ask Tita Maggie where she got them?

  5. Thanks for your greetings ladies!

    Jen - he's already looking forward to a big party on his 7th! haaay...parenting is really a work in progress, and pray we raise them well

    Tina - I ordered this Good Cook Cupcake Stacker & other cupcake stuff from Amazon, but I think it's also available at Living Well & Gourdos at less than P1K :)


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