Thursday, November 30, 2006


At 1 year old, my son is a babbling baby. He can say “hey” and “deal.” He creates his own words like “per” meaning diaper; “ba” for butterfly, “gigi” for light and “pa” for Pooh Bear. Sometimes, he mutters “Papa” and “Mama”, all in one breath. Other times, it’s the unintelligible “baby talk” you hear from him.

When it comes to his eating habits, I don’t have much to complain. Because I can easily feed him with veggies. So far, he has tried squash – he loves it! And some green, leafy vegetables like camote tops, saluyot, pechay and cabbage ( I don’t give him much of the latter because I’ve read that it can cause gas). It makes me smile to think that he eats various veggies more than his Papa. And he loves soups, too. He can make out the yogurt cup and would ask for his share when he sees you holding it. He eats biscuits, drinks orange juice ( I personally make one from Davao oranges) and takes his vitamins without a whimper.

He is learning to walk. Yes he can walk alone now – but I simply choose not to leave him walking alone. After he has taken his breakfast, we would go out of the house to sun bathe and have our morning walk out in the sun. I made it a part of our morning rituals.

Matt is one happy baby. He loves to laugh that innocent chortle of his and joins in laughter when everybody laughs. He likes to play Peek-A-Boo. And I think he loves to mimic Tatay-- the way he laughs and talks. Even tries to copy some of his nuances.

Seeing a cat or dog makes him kick with joy, the birds keep him still (observing it). And the light- from a flashlight, fluorescent or lampshades keeps him happy.

And Matt is a water baby. He giggles when we bathe him. Just the sound of the water running from the faucet or bubbling from the water dispenser gets him excited. And is even more delighted when he sees the dripping rain.

His killer smile --with his six little teeth (4 teeth on his upper gum and 2 on the lower gum) -- brightens my day. Keeps me alive, amazed and beaming with love and pure joy.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Matt's 1st Birthday

The party we threw for Matt’s 1st birthday was a success. Nothing so grand but a good one, nonetheless. Seeing the kids and my son happy, makes a whole lot of difference. The venue -

The VIP Hotel, Mezzanine B - was well-decorated by the hotel staff (thanks to my father who made some calls to good old friends in the hotel). There were also buntings and streamer from the party coordinator. Balloons were scattered all around the room, adding color and contrast. The Winnie-The-Pooh motif cake was lovely (and tastes good too).

I believe the games were exciting to the 15 or so kids who attended the kiddie party. Matt's Pa came all the way from Cebu just for the occasion (left for Cebu again after the party's wrapped up). Some relatives and friends came. And Winnie the Pooh surprised the kids, much to most kids’ delight (some, to their horror!).

And my dear son, Matt, looked dapper in a white polo and denim shorts. Despite the incident with the “unknowingly” very hot Phillips lamp (which he touched) early on, my son was a picture of happiness. (Although the pictures Tita captured showed a not-so-happy baby, they don't make the whole story; too bad she wasn’t able to take some good shots when Matt's really enjoying himself).

Monday, November 13, 2006

Seems like yesterday

My son will be turning 1 tomorrow. Whew, way to go. Indeed time flies fast. And how fast he grows. From a mere 5 pounder to an 18-lb baby!

Thanks be to GOD..for Matt..for everything!

Photo Op for my bday invitation

"Where is that light coming from?"


"Uhm ,the light is gone now.."

"But wait..."

"Must be the cam."

Precious Moments 2

Just adorable!

Precious Moments

Matt and Papa are having a grand time..

Friday, November 10, 2006


Matt has mastered the art of reading..or the semblance of it.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Some more...

"Look Ma, told ya that i can fit into this."


Swimming on my bed..


"Watch me.."

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Tuesday, November 07, 2006



Found some not-too-old pics of my baby taken few months back..It's so funny because I can't help but feel mushy and melodramatic especially since he'll be turning one in few days time. Oh boy, he's growing too fast. GOD bless him.

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Will post some later...