Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Boy, it's been a while. It hasn't been the easiest of pregnancies which I attribute to my age (ugh!). I spent Christmas Day curled up in bed all alone while everyone went the rounds of family reunions due to a premature labor scare. Guess I kind of overdid it with the driving and walking around. So I've mostly spent the past couple of days resting and taking things easy.

It's been a different Christmas altogether. Not much of the rush since I finished shopping early and didn't really go to a lot of parties. I've kind of relished the alone time - the kids are old enough to amuse themselves most of the time with their Christmas loot. And I keep thinking that when the littlest one arrives, there's not going to be too much of that.

Highlights of the season for me were the looks on the kids' faces when they opened their presents from Santa. Joshua got the coolest Optimus Prime and Megatron robots (which I got on sale!!!!!). Should have captured on video the way the hubby and my brother got so engrossed with transforming the robots I had to put a stop to it at two in the morning. Faith got Princess Liana and the guy doll partner. I just had to laugh when I heard her say, "Wait a minute, you mean this (man) doll doesn't do ANYTHING??? It doesn't even sing???"

I also got to spend the day with a beloved cousin from Sydney whom I seldom talk to except for the occasional email. I had a lot of fun just catching up and shopping with him. Am still waiting for the pictures he took of our day together.

Oh, and I got to hear Charisse Pempengco sing live at mass last Saturday night. She is phenomenal! No wonder they're getting her to sing in Obama's inauguration. Or so I heard.

So anyway, we're gearing up for the New Year's Eve celebration later tonight. The hubby is getting the kids' baths and naptime going while I quickly finish post off.

I hope the new year brings peace and joy and a lot of good possibilities and opportunities to everyone. Happy New Year everybody!