Day to day photographs are one of my favorites. They always capture who my kids are and they are perfect for photo journaling. You could easily see them grow up through pictures, month by month, year by year. Browsing through them never fails to fill me with different emotions. Which reminds me, I need to start making some photo books asap.
Here are some that I’ve taken months ago, thanks to iPhone.
I know Sandy looks like her Papa but doesn’t she pose just like moi? I am still a big fan of this girl! She’s one passionate little lady, I can tell. Whether it’s singing, dancing, acting (oh my, what a drama Queen!) or drawing, I could see how much she loves doing them. She gets inspired a lot and she couldn’t wait to do her own thing once her creative juices started flowing.
Meg is getting bigger each day while her Ate Sandy is … (pause so I can cry) just growing up too fast! Look at them below. I still remember carrying them with one arm as they breastfeed non-stop. Meg still does that btw but look at her big legs and long arms! She’s not a baby anymore. Soon, we’ll have a 2-yr-old who doesn’t want to be carried at all.
Meg and I love my iPhone’s front camera. Isn’t it obvious?
Seriously, she loves pressing the camera button herself which is why I often find pictures of her on my camera roll. They are always wonderful – round, chubby face with big grins and huge, sometimes china eyes from smiling too much.
What a cutie! She’s not only adorable in photos but in person too. She’s far from sweet but she’s one funny toddler you wouldn’t be able to help but forget your troubles when you’re hanging out with her.
More updates soon!
Here’s a quick re-cap of our Christmas in pictures. I never regret nagging the husband when it comes to taking photos. No matter how busy or stressed we are, having our pictures taken is a high priority. They always come out nice. Which makes you forget all the small holiday-related issues and just focus on the big picture. Pun intended.
The boys. Megster and the Husband.
My little model. She wasn’t smiling because she said models are supposed to be serious.
Now that’s the Sandy that we know.
Finally, a decent shot of Meg.
Sandy watching her video message from Santa. Priceless. You can watch it here too.
Chirpy, her favorite toy as of today.
It’s true what they say! The more kids you have, the more fun your home will be. Not mentioning more chaos / bills / headaches / worry when they get sick. But these are small things compared to the joy that they bring us. We are truly blessed!
More posts coming. Baby steps.
Hello! I’m so happy to share with you all Meg’s teaser video from her birthday party. We still don’t have the official photos but this will give you a preview. Thanks to zoombox productions for their great work!
So many stuff that I need to blog soon!
I received an email about mitsubishi galant custom floor mats and I suddenly remembered that I need to buy playmats for the kids. They just love lying down on the floor these days whether reading (Sandy), playing (Both) or wrestling (Meg). We have these huge square rubber mats that you can put together but Meg kept peeling them off so most of them are broken now.
I saw a nice pororo playmat from SM recently but find it too expensive so I didn’t buy it. But now that Meg received some cash gifts, I think it will be fair to get one for her. What do you think? Isn’t it just too cute for words?
The one that I found was much bigger. I was concerned about how slippery it will be so I’ll have to make sure to test it again when we visit the mall next weekend.
Whew! We just finished celebrating Meg’s first birthday party. I’m so happy on how it turned out, thanks to our dear suppliers who made sure everything went perfectly. I do want to blog about it but as usual, my schedule is limited. I still got loads of stuff to do before the week ends – get new life insurance rates, clean up the small room so we can stock the gifts from Meg’s party, quick shopping for other school stuff that Sandy needs and tons of work related to-dos that will never end. I do know that the teaser video will be delivered in a few days so please watch out for that!
Hello friends. The Husband will frown for sure on this blog post but most of my friends have been asking me what Meg would like to receive on her birthday. To make it easy for you guys to shop for gifts, here’s her (or should I say my) wishlist.
Please stay away from stuffed toys (unless it’s Pororo the little penguin!), play-doh (we have tons already), beads (too young), small stuff that she might eat.
Any items that has: Pororo, Mickey Mouse
Educational toys or musical toys.
Play pretend toys.
Activity table or anything that she can ride on
Board books. Dr. Seuss, Richard Scarry books. Any books for 0-2 year-olds like:
Pat the Bunny
Books about sisters, mommy, daddy, sleeping.
Clothes for 18-24months. Going out (shirts, jumpers, shorts, leggings, dresses) Sleepwear, house clothes ( tank top, walking shorts, dress )
Big aprons for art stuff, playing and eating.
If in doubt, gift certificates will be appreciated. In fact, we prefer this so we can buy what she wants instead.
But as I’ve said, gifts are not expected. Taking time to celebrate Meg’s first birthday is more than enough for us. See you!
I haven’t downloaded her 9th and 10th month celebration. But let me just post a few instagram photos with her milestones.
At 10 months:
She’s everywhere. She cruises a lot, crawls so fast from one place to another, stands on her own for 1-3 seconds
She knows how to get off the bed properly. Just say “FEET FIRST” and she will turn her body so that she’s on her belly with her feet dangling on the edge of the bed as she carefully checks if there’s something near that she can step on
She’s a picky eater, hates all mashed food including gerber bottles. But give her a pasta and she’ll clap and squeal as if saying “magnifico!”. She loves her spaghetti a lot that she can eat it everyday. She also eats fresh fruits like avocado, banana, melon, papaya and drinks a lot of water (finally!)
She can say ADEE (for ate sandy, I think) and dedede when she wants to breastfeed. She babbles a lot, sings, dances so well and loves to watch Pororo, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Dibo, Timmy Time and Spongebob! Even if she’s crying, as soon as she hears the ending song of Spongebob, she will stop, kneel down and dance.
She knows how to do the following: Hello (hand on her ear), Oh No! (both hands on the side of her head with matching UHHHMMMMM), clap your hands, dance (side to side, jumping up and down, do the twist, put your hands in the air, maarena), High five, praise the lord, where’s the light.
And I know I said this already but she just looooooves dancing to Macarena. She puts her arms up and sometimes over her head. When you sing a slow song, she dances slowly too, just twisting her body from left to right with a silly small smile.
I could go on and on but to cut this long post short, Meg is just one adorable baby!
Some of her photos before she got sick. Check out her facial expressions.
At 8 months:
She can crawl fast now. Instead of leaving her on the bed with pillows surrounding her, we just leave her on the floor on the playmat. Much safer.
She claps her hands, waves bye and Hi especially to those that she really likes
Babbles and shouts at the top of her lungs when she’s happy
Dances to Angelina Ballerina and Chloe’s Closet
Loves to stand on her own using our sofa bed
Grabs anything near her so she can pull herself up and stand (her favorite position these days)
Eats anything and I mean anything – her papa’s earphone, my legs, cellphone and her Ate’s magnets. We weren’t worried about small things with Sandy but now, we need to be extra careful as this little Chuba will put anything in her mouth.