Zienne is always my conversation starter, literally; she says "hi" to everyone she sees & they ask how old she is, surprised she says words. Usually, they’ll say, “how old is she?” and these days, I say 17 months. (Is it 17 months? born in may…) Then she points at things and says their names, like “baby, ball, no…etc” and of course, when we leave, “ba-bye.” Sometimes, she’s the one that makes friends for me, making the friendly initiative, and I always end up finishing the conversation she’s started. Nonetheless, she attracts a lot of public attention, if not for saying “hi”, it’s for singing loudly in the stores.
Today, after picking up emma at her bus stop, Zi let go of my hand and grabbed her older sister’s hand instead. I tried to hold Zi’s hand again, and she wouldn’t let me; instead she insisted that only her Ate would hold her hand home. I love seeing how much Zi looks up to her Ate. Despite their mini-quarrels, I love their blossoming relationship.
…to parents of young children around central jersey, Barnes & Nobles North Brunswick. October 5, tuesday, Herman Parrish, author of Amelia Bedilia, is doing a reading, talk, and signing his newest written books for children! If you’re a fan since childhood, your children can meet him in person 🙂 … Amelia Bedelia Author Herman Parish at Barnes & Noble – North Brunswick, North Brunswick NJ Amelia Bedelia Author Herman Parish Author Signing Come meet Herman Parish, author of Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie, Amelia Bedelia Bakes Off, and many other favorites. At 7:00 pm, Parish will do a brief reading and talk. Pre-registration is requested but not required. Pre-register: [email protected] Tuesday October 05, 2010 6:00 PM North Brunswick North Village Shopping Center, 869 Route 1 South, North Brunswick, NJ 08902, 732-545-7966 Special Instructions Preregistration is requested but not required. To pre-register, please contact Miriam Libove at [email protected] This is a free event for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
On behalf of our family, we want to say: C O N G R A T S Mel & Raph Sept. 18, 2010 It was such a beautiful wedding, one with such innocent sincerity, down to the music choices, truly a unique wedding with personal unconventional touches that really resonate Mel&Raph. Mel, Raph, this was the first time Perze & I sang together at a wedding, and we considered it an ENORMOUS blessing and honor that you both entrusted us with your style and choice of music. Your selections were immediately refreshing! It reminded me of how partnership takes practice as is inherent, so thank you for such an opportunity for Perze & me. Also, we had an AWESOME AWESOME time at the reception, one wedding when we can remember being on the dance floor with such great music and such energy from everyone. The girls had such a great time that they would complain if it was time to leave the dance floor. Zienne even learned how to throw her hands up in the air. Also, thanks for all the booth photos. Our whole family thoroughly enjoyed all the distractions. Lastly, you and Raph were so cute that day. […]
We just wanted to say congrats to our dear friends, Rayray and Sarah, on a beautiful and healthy baby boy, Dominic Isaac! may your life be full of blessing, little man! to God be the glory. sept 23
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Zi’s newest words at 17 months: mui mui (moy moy, her younger cousin) no bubble tree car tita Zi (her own name) Emma (her older sister) po (tagalog word) Since 15 months: tatay mama Ate wow baby apple woof ewe uh-oh bop! uh-uh (to convey ‘no’..while shaking her head) up hi bye dede (filipino word to convey she wants to nurse) beep-beep yay milk (mih) there it is (tey-eh-ye) tito huh? shhh! cheese mine there