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Nate is Two!

Nate turned two years old earlier this month!

He is such a big boy. And by big, I mean BIG. Even our pediatrician noticed how differently big he is from his sisters. His hands, arms, legs, head are so much bigger. And so is his appetite!

As of our last doctor’s visit, Nate weighed 15.3 kilos. That’s still within normal weight range for boys (though quite in the upper limit, hehe). But I don’t suppose it’s time to worry about his weight, is it?

His favorites of the moment:

Toys: ball or anything that resembles one (a grape or longgan will do); a plushy turtle named “Toto”; gun a.k.a. “beya” (goodness! he got a couple of these from my SIL. Glad they’re both broken now, I’m not buying a new one!). Continue reading Nate is Two!

Back to School

School started this week for my girls iPatch and VGood. It wasn’t a very eventful start. Well, VGood broke 2 pencils (in half! I don’t know how and why she did it. Maybe she was feeling restless during class) and lost 1 whole pad of paper on the first three days.

Other than those, it was a good start for both…

They still find it a bit hard to wake up at 5:30 every morning. Thanks to the really loud alarm clock that technohub bought on Father’s Day, the task of waking them up has become easier.

Ugh, breakfast is a struggle for VGood. I understand her, actually. Feed me something, anything ,at 6 in the morning, and I probably won’t have the appetite too. I coax her to eat, so she has energy for the day. But sometimes the coaxing becomes a bit impatient. And loud… Ah, back to school blues, the neighbor probably thinks. Continue reading Back to School

Photo Hunt: Emotion(s)

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Today’s theme on tnchick.com‘s Photo Hunt is: Emotion(s)

My son, MagNate, has a lot of photos expressing emotions. Here are a few. I hope you enjoy as much as I did digging through his photo archives. I realized that a year ago, he was just so small; now he is big and so sure of himself.

tickled-pink (December 2006)

in deep thought (April 2008)

bored (May 2008)

irritable (May 2008)

extremely irritable (April 2007)

contented (January 2007)

happy (May 2007)

happy-sleepy (May 2007)

Join other Photo Hunters here.

Kiddie Party or Weekend Getaway?

I’m torn.

VGood and Magnate are celebrating their birthdays soon – 7th and 2nd, respectively, just a week apart. I initially thought of planning just one party for both of them. That would be more cost-efficient. But as I drew up the guest list, I realized it won’t be a simple and small party as I initially intended it to be.

Nate has quite a number of playmates and fans (read: yayas of the playmates, hehe) in the neighborhood. Why, my son has a social life, after all! Of course, the ever-sociable VGood started naming all her friends in school, and even her Chinese tutors… In short, it seems I will go over the budget.

Then a thought occurred to me: why don’t we, instead, go on a getaway – someplace where there’s water, sand, horses and rest – even for just a weekend? I made a call to a beach resort we’ve been wanting to visit. The rates seem fair enough, and I’ve read good reviews. Compared to a kiddie party, we will spend just a little lesser with a family getaway, and still within the budget.

On the other hand, a kiddie party would surely be fun! Happy memories from celebrations are priceless treasures. But… so are family vacations, right?

Kiddie party vs. weekend getaway – the pros and cons are debating in my mind. Technohub has not been helpful at all, telling me “Ikaw na bahala dyan” each time I asked his opinion (buti sana kung hindi niya ako aawayin if we go over the budget). And with days coming and going so fast, I’m running out of time.

The kids… well, the kids like to have a party and go to the beach! (kaloka)

What do you think, friends? Help me make up my mind. I’d be grateful for your inputs. Any party venues you might suggest are also welcome. (Am running out of ideas!)