Boo! This Halloween was a little more exciting because it was Emma’s first time participating in her school parade. It was also Zi’s first time Trick or Treating. AND, it was our first time as a family going to Chelsea Market to experience their “halloween” chelsea market style. We started out our Friday attending Em’s school costume parade where we doted, following her as she marched in a circle with her classmates. I have to admit that afterwards, Emma admitted that she was a little embarrassed that her loving and doting dad followed her as she walked, taking pictures and video. I had to explain to her that it was an exciting time, seeing her so confident with her friends, at her school. I told her that as she gets older, she’s going to admire that about her dad more and more. I did tease Perze a little, but I’m so blessed with how much he dotes on his daughters, supporting them in everything they do and everything they take interest in. After her parade, we signed her out early so we can drive up to NY, to see Chelsea market, all decked out with halloween decor, hired entertainers, and […]
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.
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
At 15 months, Zi can say over 20 obvious words/prases such as: 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 She also has a picture/word book given to her from tita cherms and she can use her pointer finger to show me where objects are if I ask her. For example, if I ask her where the fish is, she’ll point to its corresponding picture. She responds so well and can understand when I make requests. I can even ask her, “where’s my iPhone, Zi?” and she’ll grab it from the end of the room and give it to me. Promise, I never consciously taught her it was an iPhone.
Happy 1st Birthday, Zi. For Zi’s birthday blog, redirect HERE: https://twelvesixteen.net/home/2010/06/03/classic-twelvesixteen/may-9-goodbye-to-infancy/
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.
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 […]