More things to add to Zi’s 11 months. – When we say “praise the Lord” she’ll raise her hand to the sky. – She learned how to “mano po” (bless). When her dad comes home, she blesses him by putting his hand to her forehead.
*sigh* My dad’s leaving for the Phils. in a few hours. Weird when one by one, the family leaves. I know it’s only for a month or so, but with my brother gone too, it’s weird visiting sj. I hope my mom will be ok. My dad hates having to leave her; they’re hardly apart. If you can, just pray for safe keeping for him. thanks.
It’s been a while since a new fashion blog right? Well, this one I couldn’t quite let go of…it was too crazy to pass. Well, I’m one to spot sales, or even “knock offs” similar to very expensive clothing, but way cheaper. Generally, if I really love something, I’ll try to buy the originals on sale, or on ebay, but if I can do without, if it costs over $150, I’ll try to find something along the lines of… Well, here’s an example: I love these pair of booties but can never really get myself to buy it, being worth $198 at my favorite store. Even on sale, those suckers (on left) will probably run between $99-$135. But the one on the right is only $60, which I found on a competing online store. They’re cut exactly the same, and both made out of leather. With the slight difference in color contrast, there’s the obvious difference in price. These are also a great pair of booties, versatile for spring, all through summer, and making its appearance even in fall. Adding a bit of height, there’s an organic twist on the gladiator look, fresh with lacing and pleating, giving it a […]
An update on Zienne of 11 months. She’s turning 1 year old soon and I’m not ready yet. It’s gone too fast, her infancy. She can understand so many things already, language, commands, requests, games, etc. On her 11th month, her love for singing is extremely evident. It’s in her every day things she loves do. She sings with her Ate, to the radio, the iPhone, TV, the church choir, praise and worship, and yes, even with the vacuum cleaner! Also, when she sees a book or pamphlet, she’ll open it and start singing, as if it was choir material. She’s a regular in the church choir practices. She’ll sing along, VERY loudly with everyone else. She’s quite the distraction. This month, she’s had a boom in showing affection. Whenever her younger cousin, Sienna, is over, she’ll make her way towards her, pat her head, lean over and kiss her- over and over and over and over again (until Sienna’s had enough). Zi also is in love with Emma, who she follows everywhere. At night, their bedtime routine is a long hugging and laughing session, with Zi always initiating the hug-fest. If you ask Zi for a hug, she’ll usually […]
Mahal, thank you for who you are, and for continuing to steer our family in the direction of faith and following God’s leading. I am proud of you in so many ways, most of all with your integrity and purpose to live out your life with our family verse. From the moment we first met, you’ve been a blessing to me and each… birthday reminds me how your life greatly seasons mine & everyone you know. Zem, Noe, and I love you immensely. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY LOVE.
So before Zi turns 11 months, I just wanted to update on her 10 month milestones. She eats rice and solid veggies now, ground up, still drinks from the bottle and nurses. At night, I nurse her up until morning. She wakes up a little here and there, maybe 2-3 times but lately, she’s been fussy and wakes more frequently because she’s teething. She’s growing in her 4 top teeth at the same time, so she’s clingy, cranky, but still adorable- adorably exhausting. To think she still has so much more teeth to go! She’s so much faster with walking and now only walks instead of crawls. She’s such a pro at getting herself to standing position without any props, or grunting for that matter. She also knows how to get down a step or from a higher to lower height. She’s mastered that before learning how to get all the way to the top of the stairs. It’s become a challenge leaving her alone next to stairs because she’ll take the physical challenge. She also knows how to point to something she wants to eat or play with. She can point to her nose and locate it when you […]
From our family, happy and joyful Easter!! May the meaning of Easter seep deeply and water a fruitful lifestyle for your purpose. We serve a risen savior whose power saves all, conquers sin and death, and whose grace abounds even the most wretched. Ps. Happy first eater Zi. It’s your 3rd cantata, and it’s evident with your growing interest in music, singing, and choral music.