Sunday, September 24, 2017

10/September/2017 - Happy Sunday

It was a happy Sunday at our house.

First we went to church:

Kuya with his friend Mr. B at church; Sweetie is standing in front of them

Then later in the day we were visited by a "Spiderman Dodong".

Dodong as Spiderman


In the evening the boys danced to YouTube videos.

Dodong tried on weird headpieces.

Dodong with his odd head decoration


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

09/September/2017 - The Void Continues

Today will be yet another undocumented day.

The primary reason for this is that Grump has become preoccupied recently with, of all things, Bitcoin.  He has become convinced that "investing", (more properly termed "gambling", IMHO), in Bitcoin is his latest path to wealth.

If you want to see what he is up to, you can do so here:

Let's hope that if he doesn't make any money, that at least his doesn't LOSE a lot!

In the meantime, you can go check out the posts that he recently added pics to.

The updated dates are Aug/12, Aug/16, Aug/22, Aug/29, and Sept/05.


P.S.  -  Dodong doesn't like these posts without pics!

C'mon Grump!  Start Posting Pics Again!!

08/September/2017 - Another Void Day

The title says it all ..... this is another day "in the void", because there are no pics to show that we did anything, (or even existed!).

I'm sure all sorts of things happened, some of which may have been interesting or exciting, but without pics to prove it, the events of the day may as well never occured.

So why not head over to our picture blog, and look at how the rebuilding of Lolo's house is progressing?

Fixing Lolo's House - Part 2, Construction Begins


P.S. - As may be obvious to anyone following this blog, Old Grump is doing a HORRIBLE job keeping it up to date.  In fact, he just recently had to go back and update some prior posts with pics he forgot to include.

The updated dates are Aug/12, Aug/16, Aug/22, Aug/29, and Sept/05.

  ..... Whilst waiting for Grump to get his act together and start putting pics where they belong, Dodong will perform for you!

I'm a cool dude in my bicycle helmet!

Check me out

Oh yeah!!

Monday, September 18, 2017

07/September/2017 - Camotes, and a Balloon for Angel

First thing this morning Lola dug up just a few of the camotes, (sweet potatoes), growing in her gardens.




As you can see, it was quite a harvest!  Good thing we all enjoy eating camotes, else there'd be some unhappy folks in our house right now.

Later in the day we took the balloon Sweetie got at her birthday luncheon about a week ago, and after addressing it to Angel we took it outside to release it to her.

Kuya standing outside the front door, holding Angel's balloon

Kuya let the balloon fly, and we watched it float up to heaven to Angel.

Up goes the balloon

Up, up, and Away


06/September/2017 - Another Tower, and Karate

Today Dodong decided to build a block tower all on his own:

Dodong built this all by himself

A good artist is never completely pleased with his work!

In the afternoon Kuya went to karate class:

Kuya at karate class

At class, the kids had to do pushups off the back of the instructor!

Kuya doing his pushups


05/September/2017 - Dodong's Tower

Whilst Dodong and Old Grump were in the toy room upstairs, (to help Kuya concentrate on his school work), they built a cool tower out of blocks:

Dodong and his tower

The work must have been exhausting, because later in the day Dodong was all tired out!

Dodong sleeping in the car


P.S.  ......... Don't get Sweetie mad!

Don't Get Me Mad!!

04/September/2017 - Labor Day

Today was Labor Day, a holiday here in the American Empire, although since Old Grump isn't employed anymore, (I can't quite call him "retired" yet), it felt the same as any other day to us.

The "excitement" of the day occurred early in the morning.  Dodong has a bad cough; he had a coughing fit after drinking a bottle of chocolate Pediasure, and barfed it all up!

Sweetie eating breakfast before the "excitement"



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

03/September/2017 - Peaceful Sunday

Today we did a whole lot of nothing.  Other than a scenic drive out to the tiny town of Smarr, mostly just lay about the house, reading or playing on one of the computers.

Here is a misleading pic that shows the boys playing peacefully together.  If you believe that this is how they normally interact, rather than tearing up the house, or each other, I have a bridge I'd like to sell you!

A moment of peace


02/September/2017 - A Junk Sale

The exciting, (to Sweetie - Grump thought it was a waste of money, and had to carry around Dodong the entire time we were there), event of the day was a "Vintage Goods" sale Sweetie, Dodong, and Grump attended.  It was located at the fairgrounds in Perry, so it was a bit a of drive to get there, and once there we discovered that it cost $5.00 a person to get it, (paying money for the privilege of spending money??), so Grump was none too happy about it.  He was considerably less happy when it became apparent that most of the "Vintage Goods" for sale were just junk that had been hauled out of someone's attic or garage, and dusted off.

In Grump's opinion, the only pleasant thing about this silly sale was the smiling face they stamped on your hand at the entrance.

The happy hand stamp

But not all was lost!  Sweetie found this nice decoration to hang on our front door:

Our new front door decoration


01/September/2017 - Sweetie's Birthday Dinner

Today Grump and Dodong continued their castle building endeavors:

Another castle built by Grump and Dodong

Dodong was in cheerful mood most of the day!

A happy Dodong

He was so happy that he felt the need to express himself by writing with a PERMANENT marker on our bedroom wall!

It's a wonderful drawing of a magic man, but Grump and Sweetie would like it even more if it were not on our wall.

The highlight of the day was Sweetie's birthday dinner.  She and Grump went to the ever wonderful Natalia's, and had a scrumptious meal.  Sweetie even wore her new birthday dress!

Sweetie and Grump at Natalia's
Grump munching on his dessert

One of the desserts: bread pudding

The other dessert: sorbet in a pecan "shell"

Sweetie really enjoyed her birthday dinner!

A very happy Sweetie


31/August/2017 - Another Day at Home

Today was just another day at home for us.

Dodong has gotten in the habit of coming shopping with us.

Dodong at "Fresh Market", waiting for the bakery lady to find us some rolls

It has also become routine for Dodong to spend several hours with Grump upstairs in the toy/computer room.

Dodong playing with an iPad

He and Grump have been building castles out of blocks.  This is a pic of one they built today:

Dodong and Grump's block castle

Meanwhile, Sweetie takes advantage of any free time to catch up on some crucial filipino celebrity gossip, (and maybe to munch on some corn):

Sweetie checking out the latest online gossip


Sunday, September 3, 2017

30/August/2017 - Sweetie's Birthday!!

Today was Sweetie's birthday!  She is 29 years old .... again!!  (She will ALWAYS be young at heart!)

Since it was a school day, celebrations were brief.  Sweetie got a birthday card, (with some birthday loot inside!), then it was back to school for her and Kuya.

Meanwhile, Grump and Dodong went to the indoor playground at the local Chick-fil-A.

Dodong at the playground

For dinner, Sweetie cooked up a delicious meal of rice, tuna, and veggies straight from Lola's gardens:

Yummy dinner


Saturday, September 2, 2017

29/August/2017 - Amerson Park and Karate

It was yet another day of babysitting for Old Grump.

This morning he and Dodong went to Amerson River Park.  Dodong had a much better time than he did the last time they went there, probably because the playground was dry, as a few days had passed without rain.

Careful crossing that ravine!

Steady ....

Whew!  Made it!
Hi Dodong!

This particular playground toy was Dodong's favorite, once he got used to it.  With a giant spring on the bottom, you get bounced around back and forth, and side to side, if someone else, (e.g., Grump), pushes and pulls you.

Quiet before the storm 
Hi Dodong!

Sweetie's friends took her out for a Birthday Lunch!

A Happy Sweetie

Sweetie and Mama Sue

In the evening Kuya had his karate class again.

Kuya at his karate class

Dodong came along this time, and was upset he couldn't doing any chopping or kicking.

Dodong wishing he could practice karate

The day ended with Kuya practicing his weekly piano assignments.

Kuya at the piano