Sunday, December 26, 2010

Zyan's Second Christmas :)

Merry Christmas 2010

Our Christmas Cake , Ginger bread house . so cute...

gifts :)

Colorful parol, sparkling lights strung on trees and on gates, carols playing in malls—there’s nothing like these to get us into the spirit of Christmas. When we see parents shopping with their kids, students wrapping gifts to give to their teachers, couples talking sweetly over mugs of hot chocolate, people gathering during Simbang Gabi, and even barkadas planning fun parties for charities, we realize there’s no other season like Christmas that brings the spirit of sharing, love, thanks and gratitude.

In the land of the fun-loving and warm-hearted people, it is true that Filipinos celebrates Christmas the longest and the merriest amongst all the nations of the world.

As soon as the 'Ber' months would start, you can already hear us Filipinos start talking about Christmas. 'Pasko na,' you can hear us saying, which means 'It's Christmas!' As early as September, Christmas songs are playing in the radio and everybody starts to plan how they will celebrate Christmas with their families. It is not a surprise when somebody would just greet you 'Maligayang Pasko po' or 'Merry Christmas' as early as this month. We start digging the last year's Christmas decors and hang them around the house. The Christmas Tree adorned with various ornaments which usually glitters and the tiny multi-colored dancing lights will never go out of the scene in every house, and of course, the famous 'Parol' (Christmas lantern), which represents the guiding star of Bethlehem, would be hanging by the house windows in the neighborhood that's usually in the shape of the star. The 'Belen' (Nativity Scene) would either be inside the houses by the hall, or in the garden.

Our Christmas Kiss to Baby Z

This is the time of the year when family gathers. Those who are working and residing abroad makes it a point to take their yearly vacation during this time and spend it in the Philippines to be with their family and reunite with relatives and friends.
Celebrating christmas has been more meaningful to me because of my son. Although it was already meaningful to me by celebrating it with my family.

This Christmas celebration was done at our house in CGY. Last Christmas, we were joined by my husband family.

Celebration last christmas was simple but meaningful. And Being with your family and with your partner, with food to celebrate, with gifts to give, and to receive too, defined my christmas spirit.

My Papa and Mama exchanging gifts :)

Zyan with Lolo :)

Ninong Eugene and Tita Venice


Mom and Sis

I'm just blessed. Blessed to have a good family and partner to celebrate the Christmas. Thank you Lord!!!

===========Fun Nights before Christmas at SM CITY CGY===========

with Santa Claus... Hohohohooho!!! Merry Christmas
Power puff girls ...
We gotta find a, kids pawprint! Clue? Clue? Its Blues Clues ...  Sit down in our thinking chair and think... think... thi-i-ink!
Cause when we use our minds and take a step at a time,
We can do any THING... that we wanna do!

Jollibee Mascot, Blues Clues Mascot, Juggler, Winnie the Pooh was there too...They're many Mascots present ...My baby really enjoy watching them. 
Jollibee and Ronald were good friends :P

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Time runs so fast..He is 1 now....

My baby is a year old, a toddler. At this point in my life, me and my baby share a special bond. I know what's my child’s likes and dislikes are. I am able to communicate with my baby, and I can’t remember life without my baby.

At this point in life Zyan can:
  • Shake head ‘no’
  • Still Crawl but try to learn to walk
  • Dance to music
  • Has an interest in books
  • Likes to explore and open and shut cabinet doors
  • Climbs on toys and furniture
  • Will give up toys to others without a huge argument (a few months ago you may as well have been trying to take baby’s arm as take a toy that baby is playing with)
  • Is afraid of strangers
  • Understands and follows simple, one step commands—is branching out into two step commands
  • Forms attachments with items
  • Shares belongings for short periods of time
  • Feeds self (messy)
  • Will let you know when they are done with food/drinks instead of trying to devour everything in front of them

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Zyan's Birthday Celebration

My Precious Family

Zyan's Birthday was so much fun. I also added enjoyment having lots of brightly colored balloons strung around the site of the birthday as this can encourage my one year to look around at the various items that can be seen. This is a good way to encourage also the interest in people.As birthday cake is one type of food that kids love to eat. Zyan has two cake . One is car shaped cake and the other is one-layer car themed cakes with cupcakes.One item that I want to do for a 1st birthday party and that is to have small individual birthday cupcakes for the children to eat as they wish. These little birthday cupcakes don't have to very expensive.Even though my baby is still too small to fully enjoy the party but i planned on having lots of fun games i have rented a clown and mascot Barney.

1 layer cake and cupcakes

Mc queens Car cake

Keeping things simple but enjoyable with my guests will bring enjoy celebrating my baby's 1st birthday party. As the party winds down I have a store of memories and photographs to share with my baby once he is a little older.

Zyan's First "Hi" to Barney :)

Clown show

Longest Greetings games

Practice walking :)
the Guest (thanks for coming!)

***************************House Celebration*****************************

Thank you for the gifts! mwaah <3

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Zyan on his 11th Months

By this time, my baby Zyan is nearly a year old. At eleven months, Zyan has a routine. Zyan has favorite games to play like riding with his toy car. Z has learned the limits and how far these limits can be pushed. Zyan can:
  • Understand when I say ‘no’ and other simple/short instructions
  • Greet people
  • Wave bye-bye
  • Say ‘mama’ and ‘dada’ and other simplified names for family members
  • Recognize family members by pictures as well as by name and in person
  • Clap hands in excitement
  • Join in with others while playing short/simple games such as ‘twinkle twinkle little star’ and the ‘abcd’

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Zyan's Birthday Preparation

Now, the anxiety is on! My child’s first birthday will be at this time in less than a month and I am beginning to sense the pressure to create an amazing party. I am not certain where all of this anxiety is initially generated but I can be evidence of to the fact that the pressure is real. The cheerless part about the whole thing is that my son isn’t still aware that such a vast birthday is near upcoming, nor does he have some expectations in regards to the celebration of the birthday of his birth. On the other hand, I know that it is up to me to create this celebration a success. This is how it begins isn’t it? with the intention of stress that mothers take their entire lives, the demands that relates to whether or not we as moms did enough for our children begins with the duty of making sure the first birthday of your child is a success. This can eventually impact my child’s self esteem and settle on which college/university he will be accepted to later in life! I know it sounds excessive, but perhaps it’s the hormones that cause me to go all the way through this crazy though process. (We all know that it can’t just be the hormones, can it?)For his type of birthday I really just need to keep a few facts in my mind. I want his party best to keep things simple. Planning on having a buffet style table of food is one of the best ways to keep my guest feeling relaxed as they can socialize and eat at the same time. I have lot of things in my mind to make his birthday celebration special and memorable. Hope everything runs out perfectly and everyone will enjoy!

Zyan's Birthday Tarpaulin (Disney Car Mc queen theme)

Zyan's Cars Costume

Zyan's birthday give -aways (Disney Car Mc queen theme)

Pa bitin is ready for zyan's birthday

Stop light piƱata (Disney Car Mc queen theme)

candy and toys to be given away !

 Car Mc queen candy bags :)

I personally made his invitation (Disney Car Mc queen theme)

See you there!!