My 20 months old son and I would engage in a reading session once in a while. He can not read yet but he’s at the stage when he can recognize and point to objects when asked. Or sometimes, he points to the object by himself then tries to imitate its sound. This instances make me realize that he’s indeed growing fast and in a blink of an eye (you know how short 2 years can be), can be all set and ready for schooling. Every parent wishes for their kids to have a bright future. By bright future means securing their child’s right to quality education. Life may be harder now but the husband and I do our best to save for our son’s educational fund. Whether it be in a college, a university or even in online colleges such as Capella University, wherever he’ll wish to pursue his education, we’ll be with him all the way. Capella is an accredited, fully online university and the leading online graduate school in the US that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, psychology, public health, and public safety, and bachelor’s degree programs in business, information technology, and public safety and serves more than 23,400 students worldwide. Sounds promising and it won’t be bad if little A might pursue an online degree from them by then.
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Date Rewind: October 31, 2009
Better late than never. At least I got to blog about this before Christmas. Hehe!
Originally, we were set on attending the Trick or Treat at the husband’s office for the second time. We had fun trick or treating last year as he came in a tiger cub costume. For this year, I exceptionally prepared by ordering him a T-rex costume online. I was so looking forward to this event because I’m sure that Asher will have a grand time especially now that he can walk, run and beg for treats by himself. Unfortunately, the field trip coincided with the Trick or Treat, thus, we had no choice but to forego this event. Just so the costume will be put to use and won’t be wasted, we joined the No Tricks, Just Treats Festivity at Greenbelt 5.
My Little T-Rex
At Kidz Station and Zara
At Fully Booked and The Brat Pack
My little kulit T-rex who refused to be held by the hand and was constantly running
These were just a few of the stores we visited. We were actually tired touring the whole GB5 as there were a lot of stores who participated not only kiddie boutiques but surprisingly even a home furniture and a safety products store joined in giving sweets to kids.
The participating stores: Anthem, Bratpack, Busquets, Crocs, Fletcher, Florsheim Kids, Fullybooked, Kids of Bayo, Gymboree, Gingersnaps, Picture Company, Tarte Tatin, Michelis, House of Obagi, Aranaz, Escada, Escada Sports, St. John, Hive, Kidz station
We didn’t have much sweets but it’s just okay because Asher can’t have them yet. We were blessed though with even much cooler treats:
See those Gymboree and The Picture Company gift certificates? Aren’t they the sweetest? Filed under Uncategorized | Comment (1)
And another long overdue post….
Date Rewind: October 24, 2009
Asher and I joined the Enchanted Kingdom getaway organized by the husband’s colleagues as a breather and their de-stressing activity. This was originally scheduled on the day Ondoy hit Metro Manila and it finally pushed through last month on a bright and sunny Saturday noon. It was Asher’s technically first time to set foot here. Second time if our EK trip last year is to be counted when I was 5 months pregnant to him that also led me to a hospital confinement a day after due to bleeding.
We had our lunch at Mcdonald’s Sta. Rosa first prior heading to the park. Take a look how the little one seemingly needed appetite suppressant pills for his voracious eating of chicken and choco sundae.
The scorching heat didn’t stop us from exploring and enjoying the whole theme park.
First stop was the Stone Eggs mini-ferris wheel kiddie ride. The verdict: the little one enjoyed the ride so much especially when we’re on top and have a great view of the Boulderville section. He also busied himself looking for his Daddy below.
Next stop was the Bouderville Express mini-train and watched a dinosaur show after.
Asher napped and feasted on a hotdog later for snacks.
Then watched the Mardi Gras parade, strolled some more and saw Nonito Donaire and Ryan Cayabyab who were there to judge the Fireworks Display Competition held that night.
Then of course, the ultimate Grand Carousel ride:
The marvelous fireworks display:
It was indeed one magical and enjoyable afternoon at Enchanted Kingdom and we’re looking forward to our next visit soon.Filed under Uncategorized | Comment (0)
Enough with slacking and time to get myself moving.
And so to continue with my To Blog list…I’ll start with a post that’s 3 weeks overdue.
Asher’s yayay (or Yayie as Asher calls her) had her very much awaited and well deserved one week vacation in our province last Halloween break. She opts not to take a weekend day off just like others normally do because (according to her) she’d rather save the money than spend it elsewhere. Besides, she doesn’t have friends or relatives in the city to meet or visit and moreso, she fears that she might get lost when she goes out by herself. So off she went home to Isabela together with my Mom who just also arrived from Qatar after attending to my sister’s and her newly born daughter’s needs.
My sister sent a lot of pasalubongs for us: biscuits, a chamomile baby gel and soap for the little one and chocolates for me. By the way, ate, I know you are reading this..Asher loved the biscuits you gave. I forgot na the brand but it’s the soft one and boxed in red, I think. When you come home next year, be sure to have plenty of those in tow ha?
So how we were like while Yayie was on vacation? Generally, the little one was behaved and didn’t give us a hard time much. We were lent a temporary nanny by my in-laws so we still had somebody to help wash and iron our clothes and look after the little one once in a while. Asher took time before she was able to adjust to her temporary yaya so most of the time, he wanted nobody but me or his Daddy when he’s around.
Speaking of Daddy, I have to commend him for being so very hands-on during the no work holiday. He even bathed little A by himself for about four times I think and played with the little one perhaps, making “bawi” for those work days when he leaves very early and gets home late at night to a sleeping Asher.
I couldn’t work with my online works in full blast then because that was also the time when Acerito was conking out. Glad it miraculously somehow restored by itself after the husband expanded the memory.
It was one challenging week but we managed to get through including those times when we went to Pampanga and Bulacan to visit hubby’s family’s departed loved ones. Here are a few of Asher’s snapshots:
Afternoon playtime in the garden
A long overdue post.
Hubby, Asher and I joined LFLS’ yearly educational trip last October 29. This year, we watched a puppet show at Pius Center (Paco) in the morning then spent the rest of the afternoon exploring Tagaytay particularly Tagaytay Picnic Grove and People’s Park in the Sky formerly known as Palace in the Sky.
Here are just a few pictures of the field trip and how the little one enjoyed it so much. To view more, check out the Field Trip album I made in my Flickr gallery.
Hubby and Asher inside the auditorium while waiting for the puppet show to start.
Not only the puppet show was educational (it tackled how to take care of mother nature) but it was also entertaining. As for the little one, he got curious and fascinated at first by the mascots but he refused to get nearer during the photoshoot session when the show ended.
The little one just slept throughout our trip back home. Obviously, he was overly tired yet I was certain that he enjoyed our Tagaytay adventure. These pictures make me miss the cold Tagaytay breeze.Filed under All About Baby A, Travels, Uncategorized | Comment (1)