Sunday, November 18, 2007

nike baby

Can she pass for a Nike baby model?


The little girl said she wanted to play basketball so I dressed her up like that :)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

my baby blogger

hi, my name is caitlyn...

Caitlyn actually typed the entry above, with me dictating what letter to press on the keyboard. She already knew how to use the keyboard and the touchpad! I can no longer have uninterrupted surfing/working because Caitlyn would always bug me to play "Elmo".

Could she be a computer wizard in the making?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Caitlyn at Megamall

Caitlyn's first visit to Megamall. As expected, the little girl had so much fun at the arcade.


cry baby no more..

This was taken at Caitlyn's 1st birthday. She was crying because she didn't want to have her face painted. She's probably scared.

Whenever she sees the her birthday video, she always tells me, "Caitlyn want face paint. I will not cry. That's nice!"

This was never proven, though, until we attended her cousin's birthday party last Saturday.


We haven't greeted the birthday boy yet, pumila na agad si Caitlyn for a glitter tattoo! :)


Sunday, November 11, 2007

got our tickets!

Got our tickets last Friday for the Barney show. We'll be on the 5th row! :) There are still available front row seats, but we preferred the 5th row because those are isle seats. The available seats on the front row were on the far end already. Plus, it may not be very comfortabnle to sit on the front row.

I'm just so excited to see how Caitlyn will enjoy the enjoy. Just this morning I saw how Caitly got all giddy while watching Barney DVDs. What more seeing them live :)

Friday, November 09, 2007

purple dinosaur...

.. is coming to town! I just got so excited when I learned about it that I wanted to run to the mall and get us a ticket! I can't though because I may be stuck in traffic and couldn't be back for my meeting in an hour. But MyLove and I will definitely head to SM later to get our tickets. I just hope we'd still get good seats.

Caitlyn will definitely be happy to see her friends Barney, Baby Bop and BJ :)

46 days to Christmas!

I can't believe it's only 46 days before Christmas! I can actually feel the cool breeze already - which made me lazier to get up each morning.

Unlike last year, though, when we're mostly done with our Christmas shopping at this time, we've just started with our Christmas shopping, mostly toys for our inaanaks and pamangkins. And it's becoming more challenging because whenever I buy something, I'd always wanted to get one for Caitlyn. I'm stopping myself big time from buying anything for Caitlyn yet as she still has so many toys and clothes, half of which are still even in the box. But I sometimes couldn't stop myself especially when I see nice clothes for her. We also need to start looking for Caitlyn's Christmas wish - a yellow car. She's been consistent on this one for a couple of months now. She actually includes this on her bedtime prayer. It seems quite not easy looking for that yellow car - most of the cars we saw are of pink, blue and green.

This year's Christmas will be special as well, as this will be our first Christmas in our new home. We haven't moved in yet, though, but will definitely be before the month ends. Just a few more finishing touches. I'm just so excited!

I'm also excited for Christmas because Caitlyn now understands Christmas and can celebrate with us. She actually knew a few Christmas carols already. Thanks to Dora, Barney and Hi-5! She's more fond of Snowman, though, than of Santa.

She also gets excited when she sees gifts but a smart girl that she is, would not insist on opening them when you tell her it's not for her :)

Oh Christmas, it's indeed the most wonderful time of the year :)

Mall of Asia - Nov '07

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

i'm back from clark

I attended a 2day seminar at Clark. Checked in at Hotel Stotsenberg on Sunday and left for Manila early afternoon of Tuesday. From what I read, the hotel has just opened a couple of months ago. The first time I saw the Hotel ground, I kinda liked it and somehow reminded me of the school we used to go to in Illinois. However, after checking in, that’s when reality sets in. It’s very far from how I expected it to be. Or maybe I was just expecting too much?

The room was just your ordinary hotel room. The layout was quite awkward, though. The room that I checked in, though, didn’t smell really nice. The CR stinks. There could probably be a leak in the sewer. I requested that I be transferred to a different room. Frontdesk told me they’d call me back once they find me a new room. One hour had passed, still no call. So I called to follow up. A different person attended to me this time and asked me if I’ve already talked to somebody else. I said I was just following up. The same thing, he said he’d call me back. 30mins have passed, still no call. Called for the 3rd time. A different person again and said the same thing to me. This time, I really got mad and told the girl on the other end that that was actually my 3rd call. She said she’d call me back. This time, I asked how many minutes should I wait. She said 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, I got a call informing me that somebody would pick me up to transfer me to a different room. Hay salamat.

The room where I was transferred to was quite smaller. But it really didn’t matter to me anymore. This one smelled “normal” already. There’s a very slight stink in the CR, but something I could just ignore.

Monday night when I returned to my room after the seminar, my card key wasn’t working anymore. I had to go to the Frontdesk to have it reset. E ang layo kaya ng Frontdesk from my room!

Food was ok. Service wasn’t. On our first morning, my omelet never came out. The second day, I had to follow up to get my scrambled egg.

And that didn’t end there. Checkout process was too slow also. They’re having the room checked before clearing you out.

Anyway, I had some fun din naman in spite of all the troubles. Lost a couple of bucks at Casino. Not really a gambler so that couple of bucks meant a lot to me! It was also a best way of keeping my mind away from the stressful life in the city.

I also shopped a few items at the duty free shop nearby. The duty free shops at Clark are far better that what we have here in Paranaque in terms of available items.

I was finally home by 5pm on Tuesday and was very happy to see and be with my love and my baby again!

Friday, November 02, 2007

little country girl

After going to Manila Memorial, we went to Bulacan and spent the night at my parent's vacation house. The little girl had fun running around under the mango trees with her snack box.

all saint's day

We went to Manila Memorial Park at Paranaque with my love's family to visit Papa Ben. We left home as early as 5AM to avoid heavy traffic and to get a parking spot. We stayed there until after lunch. Traffic was terrible on our way home. It took us more than 1hr just to get our way out of the park.

Unlike before when Caitlyn didn't want to set her foot on the grass, the little girl had fun playing around. She actually didn't sleep until our way home.


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

caitlyn at star city

We were supposed to check out the newly opened Global Fun Carnival but it rained on our way so just decided to go to Star City. It was Caitlyn's first time at Star City. My love and I haven't been to the place for ages, as well. We weren't very impressed with the place, but was happy because Caitlyn had so much fun. Caitlyn was so brave to ride all by herself in the Rodeo ride. I was a little nervous at first because she might stand up. But she handled the ride really well. My little girl is really all grown up now.

my swimming princess

After being canceled for so many time due to different reasons, Caitlyn was able to "test the waters" of the Sherwood pool last Sunday. We went with my 10yr old nephew, Neekee.


The little princess had so much fun! Unfortunately, it rained so I had to take her off the pool.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

missing gymboree

When Caitlyn woke up this morning, she was so excited and said, "Mom, it's Gymboree day!" When we told her we're not going to Gymboree because it's "broken", tears fell down from her eyes. It broke our heart, really! The little girl misses Gymboree so much!

Gymboree classes in Glorietta have been suspended since last week and will not resume until the week of November 5. Gymboree decided to suspend classes for a couple of weeks to "give everyone the chance to recover" from the tragic incident last week. That means no Gymboree classes for Caitlyn until November 10th. We're not even sure if we can attend the November 1oth class because we have a birthday party to attend. Oh well.

We brought her to MOA instead and had her enjoyed the Carousel :)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

i'm a proud mom

She's never cranky..
She never throws a tantrum..
You'll never see her frowning..
She always has a smile on her face...
She's simply adorable...


And I thank God for giving her to us...

texter!

Caitlyn sometimes messes around and turns off the TV while somebody else is watching. Then when asked to turn it on, would pretend that she doesn't know where the power switch is and would point to all of the buttons except the power.

Last night, she was messing with her Yaya.

Caitlyn: Yaya, this? (pointing to the volume adjustment button)
No answer from yaya. Busy texting.

Caitlyn: Yaya, this? (now pointing to the tuner)
Still no answer from yaya.

Caitlyn: Yaya, texting?

hahahaha! nainis na yata!

Hay..

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

paranoid

I'm very paranoid to go to any public places since the Glorietta incident last Friday. Until now, there's still no result of the investigation but it's leaning towards an industrial accident rather than a terrorist attack.

So what really scares me? Two things. First, if this is just an accident, this could really happen to any other malls or buildings. Glorietta is one of the biggest malls in the metro, so if this happened to Glorietta, this could also happen to any other mall. We frequent the mall at least once a week. Caitlyn attends Gymboree classes at Glorietta every Saturday. Secondly, a detained senator-elect was firm in saying that the incident was not an accident but a bomb attack. He was claiming there will be couple more attacks. If the incident will be proven as an accident, he might save his pride and make all things possible so the other attacks will happen and prove him right.

Am I starting to get crazy or what!? I really would just want to stay safe at home. But some are not safe even at home.

What's happening to our country? Is this really not a safe place to live in?

Oh Lord, please watch and keep us..

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

busy!

With the long holiday coming up, there seems to be too many things to do with too little time. The civic is already in the shop for repair. Doesn't have an idea on when this will be ready. Unfortunately, the other car is already due for maintenance. We need to bring it to the casa as well before the long holiday.

I'm also due for a follow up check with my doctor. We were supposed to go to Makati Med today, but for some personal reason, we had to cancel.

Team activities are also scheduled this week here at work. My husband will have dinner tomorrow, then me on Friday. I have yet to schedule 2 activities for my other teams. I had decline from the bowling activity this Friday because of the schedule conflict with my other team. You see, that's the problem when you have about 7 different teams.

We also need to buy a few more stuff for the "new house". After the Friday Glorietta incident, I'm actually very paranoid to go to Glorietta. Especially that it hasn't been confirmed yet if it was really a bomb or plain accident. Paranoia is hitting me. What if something's really wrong with the building structure? What if the Sunday fire was actually related to the Friday incident. Oh well, will probably just go to SM instead. hehe

I hope I get to accomplish everything before the week ends.

Monday, October 22, 2007

beautiful sunday morning

We overslept last Sunday and woke up really late. Actually, Caitlyn just woke us up.

Caitlyn: Mom, wake up! Caitlyn wants pancake.
Me: Ok. Mommy will cook pancakes.

I checked the watch while preparing to get up and was surprised to see that it's already 10AM!

Me: Do you know what time it is?!?!?! (talking to Carlo)
Caitlyn: It's pancake (time)!!!

Hahahahahaha!

Friday, October 19, 2007

caitlyn's first

Another "first" for Caitlyn. I'm just glad she's finally overcome her fears for toy rides. She can't get enough of these and actually had 7 rounds. Amusement center will definitely be a regular stop on our weekend malling!



Glorietta - Oct '07

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Papa Ben

We visited my father-in-law last Friday at Manila Memorial. Caitlyn never saw her grand dad. He passed away in May 2004, 8 days after our wedding, a day after MyLove and I arrived from our Boracay honeymoon and a day before our supposedly Hawaii honeymoon. Obviously, we had to cancel our Hawaii honeymoon and planned to do that some other time. Unfortunately, we never found the time to do so.

Even if Caitlyn never saw her Papa Ben alive, she could easily recognize him from the pictures. She says "Papa Ben" as if she knows him really well. Could he have been alive, Papa Ben would surely be very fond of Caitlyn. But I know, he's watching Caitlyn all the time. I'm sure he'd have made a great father-in-law to me and a grandfather to Caitlyn.

my love and my baby - Oct '07

caitlyn's new hobby


48pcs jigsaw puzzle! She did it all by herself in less than 10mins the first time. Now she's doing it in less than 5! She really never stops amazing me and her dad!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

can you beat that?!

Caitlyn "answering" sudoku puzzle...

video

Thursday, October 11, 2007

ouch!

A lady driver cut the van in front of us. The van suddenly stopped. What happened next....



Disclaimer: The husband is driving!

Monday, October 08, 2007

friendster pics

Picture slide as posted in my friendster account. I have to admit I just learned how to do use slide the other day ;)



Friday, October 05, 2007

RL model

Caitlyn wanted to wear an RL shirt to bed - crying out "Caitlyn wants horsey!" My goodness, I can't have her wear an RL polo shirt in bed. So here's what I did..

I used her washable marker and drew a green horse on her shirt! She seemed to have a preference on RL shirt. She usually requests to wear "horsey" whenever we go out on weekends. Oh no, baka mamulubi kami ng dad nya!

Calling Mr. Ralph Lauren.. you may be needing a new image model ;)

my little picasso

Caitlyn's master piece -- she said it's her dad :)


Friday, September 28, 2007

the month that was

I didn't realize it's been a month since I last updated my blog. So before September ends in 2 days, I want to give a recap of what transpired in the month that was.

Haven’t enrolled for 2 terms now. Some changes happened at the office recently and it still wasn’t sure if they can continue to pay for our tuition fee. I personally want to pursue this one, but TF is quite steep. I asked my love is he can pay for it, but he said he doesn't want to.. hehe.. It’s not actually because of the money but because he personally didn’t want me to go to school. Nababawasan kasi ang oras ko sa kanila. Ang lagay, pinagbayad na sya, they’ll get less of me pa!

Still on my MBA, just got my grades from last term a couple of days ago. I was really surprised to get a 3.5 on accounting! I really wasn’t very interested on that subject, even during college, and I know I screwed up on my final paper. Di siguro nahalata ng prof na d ko masyado pinag-isipan yung final paper ko. LOL!

Weekends were busy canvassing materials for the house renovation. We had most purchased already. Work actually started last Wednesday. Estimated time of completion is one month. Can’t wait!

While construction is on-going, we’re now busy naman canvassing/buying new appliances and furniture for the house. Hay, it’s giving us a headache with so many choices. But I was glad that I’ve already found the sofa that I want that will fit perfectly (I hope!) in our living room. The sofa is at 10% off until the end of the month only, so we’re planning to place our order this weekend. Yipee!

It’s good also that there’s an installment madness running at Glorietta today until mid-October. We’re still exploring our options. There’s just one thing that’s non-negotiable for my love – his LCD HD TV! I won’t argue with him on that.

Caitlyn has been growing so fast. She’s now 30months old. I can’t believe that in 6 months, she’ll already be 3. I’m planning to enroll her to preschool next school year. She’s still very much enjoying Gymboree and attends the Saturday classes of Level 6. She’s also overcome her fear of climbing and slides and she’s enjoying it now. She’s now used to asking for “something” from mom and dad. The other night was cookies, last night was cupcake, and this morning she said she wanted pop corn. She also have a Christmas wish for Santa.. a green and purple car! “Santa” is just so excited to buy it!

Oh, and by the way, Caitlyn now knows how to count in Spanish. Thanks to Dora!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

rain rain, go away

serendra

Been wanting to see Serendra and finally had time to do last week.



caitlyn in art class

Caitlyn attended the Arts class last week. She didn' enjoy it as much though. She didn't want to wear the smocks and didn't want paint and glue on her hands! I moved her back to gym play today. She seemed to really enjoy gym play more :)



Saturday, August 18, 2007

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

cousin andrei's 2nd birthday party

pics taken at caitlyn's cousin andrei's 2nd birthday party at milky way last July 29th. kakadating pa lang, gusto na agad kumuha ng loot! ;)

we didn't get to take a picture with the sponge bob mascot because, as usual, caitlyn was so scared!






caitlyn's first carousel ride

finally! caitlyn had her first carousel ride at MOA. we we're surprised that she actually initiated this one. this was followed by a couple more on our next visits..


aren't they cute!?

Monday, August 06, 2007

weekend at canyon woods

Spent the weekend at Canyon Woods, with my officemates.