we’re back from our phils. trip oct 13-28, 2007. we visited cities in Mindanao like Cagayan DeOro, Marawi, and Iligan. we were able to visit Mindanao State University where Perze grew up and graduated. Emma also finally met her Lola and Lolo, Titas & Titos, and baby Isabel. She had such a fun time w/ them and made many memories that will last until we visit again. we even got to visit the farm that Lolo Perl established, which gave us a great opportunity to really see a lot of God’s beautiful creation. Overall, we were very blessed w/ the trip, having had spent quality time w/ everyone in the family. We are already anticipating our next visit! for more pictures, please visit our gallery to the Philippines album HERE. for my blog on the trip, click HERE.
Review: I was looking for a backpack baby carrier since we’re leaving the country and can’t afford to bring a stroller so we tried getting this since it is pretty affordable. it’s great. i am 5’2, pretty petit and have managed to get my little girl who weighs 28lbs. in it on my own, and with very minimal help from the manual. my little daughter even had fun being on my back, being able to hug me. the only gripe i have about it is that despite the 3 settings (infant-toddler) the biggest setting could be a little roomier. i wish they would have made a 4th setting…however, she doesn’t feel uncomfortable when she rides on it and instead of seeming like her crotch is a victim of merciless gravity, she actually looks like she’s sitting down. lastly, as a petite woman, it’s pretty comfortable, without too much strain on my shoulders. i’ve had a bjorn before, and it worked great until my infant became bigfant…then the strain on my back and shoulders were more apparent; but this snugli, with the help of the middle support, it’s not so bad. Description: 4 carrying positions: Hip, Face-In, Face-Out, and Backpack, Music […]
by Melissa and Doug Suggested Retail Price: $14.99 Review: Emma really likes this toy because she can take all the shapes and build with or without the pegs. The pegs are great for clean up time for me. The quality of this toy is great too, not at all cheap. Plus there’s a little twist from the classic style. Description: Children are creative and imaginative as they stack, mix and match 25 unique rings. Learning about color, shape, size, sequence, and problem solving comes naturally with this engaging timeless toy. The Geometric Stacker incorporates a classic circular stacker, an octagon stacker, and a more challenging puzzle stacker – piling high the possibilities. High Quality Melissa & Doug Construction, Teaches Color, Shape, Size, Sequence, Problem Solving, Sturdy Wooden Pegs and Colorful Rings, 3 Stacking Toys in One, Classic Circular Stacking Toy, Octagon Stacking Toy, More Challenging Puzzle Stacking Toy, Accommodates a Child’s Advancing Development, 25 Unique Rings, Ages 2+ Purchase here:
“are you ok mama?” a week ago, out of the blue, emma comes up to me and says, “you ok, mamum? you ok?” it was so sweet because babies are very self-centric, so it was sweet for her to wonder about me. so i said, “i’m ok, emma. are you ok, emma?” She said, “yesh, i’m ok, tank yoo.” hahahahah “tank yoo, em-ma” before eating, after praying, emma takes the spoon and serves everyone before she serves herself. she puts a spoon of rice on my plate and i say, “thank you, emma.” then she puts a spoon of rice on perze’s plate and he says, “thank you, emma.” finally, she puts a spoon of rice on her plate, and she says, “tank yoo, em–ma.” emma during dinner