my very first day at playschool

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hello there folks! it has been pretty quiet around here since mum + i have been busy with a lot of stuff offline. mum has very limited time updating our blogs because of the many things we have to do in the real world. one of which, am so excited to tell you, is enrolling me to my playschool. that is right! i am attending a school-like set-up for the very first time + i can tell that even mum is so excited! 😀

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it was my very first day at preschool two days ago + mum + i cannot wait to go. my classes starts at 9.30 in the morning so we really have to wake up really early and prepare. the playschool is located in the town proper, about 15 minutes away from our place.

my new playschool reminds me so much of activefun + i even thought it was a mini version when we first came here to inquire + enroll. there is a slide, lots of toys and my favorite, the swim ball! it is really a kid’s haven, if you ask me.

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it turned out, we also need to attend class + participate in the activities our teacher kai has planned for the day, but i have plans of my own + that is to just play all day! which i did! 😀

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playschool is fun + what’s even better is that i also get to play + make friends with kids my age! i found me a new playmate + i cannot wait to make friends with my other classmates soon, too!

i will be sure to update you again about our playschool adventure soon!

hope you’re well + do let me know how your own playschool experience goes in a comment below, right? 😉

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lookie am a month older!


i am only a few week’s shy of turning 2 + i guess anyone who has not seen me in a while + would see me now will say that i have grown a lot! which i actually have, come to think of it. mum would often wonder how i’d grown so big in such a short period of time. i guess she’s still thinking back to the little infant she gave birth too almost two years ago! ;D

infant, i am no more! + i bet mum would agree. am now a bunch of unbounded energies raring to be released + to spread the energies to anyone or anything i get in contact with (which recently includes 2 poor + clueless bowls who happen to be lying lazily in the dining table where i joyfully pulled this red dome-thingy used to cover the food from insects + to my surprise, the bowls laden with leftovers from lunch came crashing just a few heartbeats away from me. i was lucky to survive with just a tiny cut in one of my left toes. i was rooted to the ground + so was my mum. her wail of worry + fear tore at the wind bringing me back to the here + now. + no i won’t forget the picture frame i was playing with a few days ago which fell to the ground with its glasses shattering to a million shards).

well before you get into the wrong conclusions,  i am not just a walking bunch of trouble + you can ask my mum that i do more good things than bad 😀 of course she would probably be biased more than half the time but it is probably inevitable! 😀

a few weeks back mum was surprised to see me tapping my hand on my knees while i listen to this music in youtube. i watch a lot of music videos on youtube, from alexander desplat to switchfoot, from 30 seconds to mars to incubus. i would love to grow up listening to a wide variety of songs + music +  i guess i have found another way of expressing my appreciation for music by tapping my hand on my knees. i don’t think it would be any harder to grow up as music lover as everyone in my family loves music.

anyway, mum is also amused at how talkative i have grown, with a bunch of mumbles. i can break into an entire litany with the grown ups understanding nary a word of what i said. i can be successful with car, or baby, or tito or daddy on one too many occasions. i can even get away with pato or other words a few times + my mum will be very happy about it. i guess, like most of the rest of my faculties (apart from walking + running, which i have mastered now with flying colors), i have quite a long way to go.

well, that is all for now, from my little corner. Do join my giveaway + be one of the lucky winners of awesome prizes including $100 Paypal cash + gc’s. I’ll wait for your entries, right? For now, let us make the most of the great weather + bask in the sun!

happy thursday, y’all! ;D

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mommy moments: birthday photos

jared blowing his birthday cake as mum, dad + jollibee looked on

with mum + with tita cel
a taste of his birthday spaghetti, his banner + giveaways

here are a few of my son’s first birthday photos. i had my bro, ken, design this layout for a photobook i ordered from artscow a some months back (i made a separate post about it here). 
i wanted my son’s birthday to be simple yet very memorable, it was his very first in the first place + i was very excited preparing for it. we had a simple celebration in a jollibee branch nearby. we invited my closest friends, jared’s god parents (some were not able to come since we live in a far off place) and some family friends + neighbors. we had games for both kids + adults + everyone had lots of fun. all the hard work + the penny spent paid off, especially when i saw my son’s reaction to the jollibee mascot – priceless!
am looking forward to my son’s 2nd birthday several months from now…

mommy moments

this is my late entry to this week’s

click on the badge for more birthday photos. happy weekend everyone!

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my birthday photobook arrives

here’s me, figuring out a way to open my parcel
last week, mum picked up my 1st birthday photo book from the post office. this is the one she ordered from artscow about a month ago. the photo book contained all the lovely pictures we had during my very first birthday. my tito ken made a great layout + arranged the photos there too. very nice, i must say, + am not being biased here. so you’ll believe me, here are some photos mum took of my very first photo book:
my very first photo book
a photo of me blowing me birthday cake
a photo with mum + tita cel
i think mum is having loads of fun with this photo book that she plans to order more. let’s just see what other creative ideas she + tito ken might come up the next time she get another photobook. 
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of turning 18 months

my once-little-bundle-of-joy-now-turned-tumbling-tot is growing way to fast + has just turned 18 months wednesday. curious + eager to see the world past the four corners of his crib/playpen and beyond the confines of his room, he would almost always dash to the door, with his slippers in either hand, raring to go out. he would slip past me most of the time + go out with unshod feet.

what the little tot is up to:

  • would always wander past every open door in the house
  • can now mount his “first car”, using his feet to make it move + keep his balance
  • has recently found the joy in playing with his toy cars
  • has just rediscovered his waving powers + accompanies that with “baba” as he waves his hands enthusiastically
  • would blurt out little words like “yes”, “three”, or something that sounds similar
  • just said “c” or the c-sound whilst we were watching an alphabet vid (will make a separate post on it)
  • still hates to take his vitamins + meds though
  • is counting stuff, but everything is just “two”
  • is now attempting to climb up his playpen
  • his weight stays put at 14 kilograms

how time flies, has it really been 18 months? felt like it was only yesterday when i gave birth to a bouncing 8.3-pound baby boy! happy 18th month son, here’s to so much more! mum + dad loves you!

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