Happy Monday


Hi everyone! How was your week?

One of my biggest joys these days is the chance to observe my son discover new things.

A memory that will forever stay with me was when I turned on a set of Moroccan lamps. In that mere second when the colors of blue, red, yellow, and white danced before his face, his eyes widened and he let out a definite gasp. It was like his whole little body was overwhelmed by the beauty of it all.  I hope that I have many more moments in this lifetime to offer him that kind of amazement.

Another wonderful recollection was when Carl and I introduced him to grass for the first time. As adults, we forget how something as common as a field of green blades can actually be sharp and ticklish. But to a child, it’s a sensation that can’t be put into words. The first time we sat Fin down on a patch, he gave us a face that can be best described as a mixture of confused, intrigued, and tickled. We had to put socks on his feet so that it wouldn’t be too overwhelming.

I think this is one of the aspects of being a new parent that I enjoy the most:  watching my son meet the world in all its magical wonder and being able to come along for the journey.

I hope you all had a lovely week as well. I’d love to hear all about it in the comments section or feel free to put a link to your own blogs.

Here are my pick of things you may enjoy from around the web:

Career milestones you should hit by the time you’re 30.

25 Stunning paintings you won’t believe aren’t photographs.

An adorable tampon ad. 

Can you really be best friends with someone of the opposite sex?

Why being a mom is enough.

13 surprising things about parenting in the Congo.

A yummy steak + veggie dinner by my friends Trish and Joseph.

How to make gorgeous knot bracelets . I want one!

My friend Wanggo‘s really great views on Filipino cinema.