We started 2012 right by biking around UP.
We started 2012 right by biking around UP.
Toge and Mongoks
Enjoying the last few days of 2011
The cutest mechanic ever.
First she aligns the front wheel.
Then moved on to inspect the frame
Finally she checked my pedals. Checking everything to ensure Daddy won’t get hurt riding.
Bought a Polisport baby bike seat so Margaux and I can ride together. I also got her a Lazer juvenile helmet.
At first, Margaux refused to wear her helmet. After a few tries, we discovered that the trick was to start moving immediately after putting it on. She got entertained with the motion and scenery so much that she forgot she is wearing one.
After 10KM. Looks like she had a great time to me.
Because it’s been a LOOONG while already since I last posted an update about you, I’m now “forced” to sum up all the fun and sweet and amazing things that we’ve been having together.
Before you were out, I planned to do exclusive breastfeeding, but all that we could manage was mixed feeding (breastmilk + formula). I made it work for only 10 months, but I think that’s fine because I see that you’re a happy and smart kid. I’m satisfied. You took your first step on your 10th month, and have been walking around since then. I’m excited and scared at the same time. Who’s not to feel this way, when your baby — who used to be so tiny and fragile — now thinks that the stairs is the most interesting part of the house? I’m sure all moms would understand. You got your first haircut 2 weeks after your first bday You were so well-behaved on that car seat at Cuts-4-Tots!
You’re now a year and a half old, having fun playing with syllables to form words. MAMA, DADA, HAK (hug), MIK (milk), BUK (book), BAL (ball) are only some of them. You know what a flower is, butterfly, sun, apple, dog, cat, elephant, giraffe and lots of other stuff. You can dance, and mimic actions that you see on TV. For tricks, you know how to do a “bless” (mano), kiss and hug. You know where your eyes, nose, ears, neck, armpit, tummy, hair, hands, feet, teeth, and tongue are. You LOVE books! We bond every night by reading your books together — thanks to Brainy Baby and Dr. Seuss for making kids happy! (NOTE: When your child sits in your lap as you read aloud, she doesn’t just enjoy books, she also enjoys the sound of your voice, and the security of your undivided attention.) And I’m the most proud mom when you read the alphabet out loud, and the numbers 1 to 10! Excellent job, baby!
In bed, you like sleeping REALLY close to us. You put your arm around my neck which melts my heart. You kiss Daddy while he sleeps, even without me telling you to do it. You’re the sweetest baby. I’m a working mom, and nothing beats the feeling when you run to me with a HUGE smile, as soon as you see me in the doorway. The kiss and hug that go with that are the best things in life.
I look forward to this long road of motherhood ahead of me. I know that my journey has just begun.
While other family restaurants provide crayons and pieces of paper to entertain their young guests, at Five Cows, they bring activity toys. Margaux enjoyed playing with it. This is surely a nice touch. We’ll definitely dine here again.
Whenever we are at Trinoma, this carousel never fails in catching Margaux’s attention. She’d always point at the carousel’s bright revolving lights and go “oooh”. Today, she finally rode it with mommy.
Playing bubbles at Ayala Triangle Park
This morning, my 14 month old daughter greeted me by reaching for her musical stuff toy and played the happy birthday song. Rhecel and I were shocked.
What’s even more amazing is that Margaux kept on pressing the button, cycling to all the 5 different songs till she stopped at the Happy Birthday Song.
BEST BIRTHDAY GREETING EVER! TRUE STORY.
We scheduled a shoot with Margaux for Easter Sunday. Plan is to have a cute smiling Margaux to put in a greeting card and share them to everybody. Turns out, Margaux is one active baby now. Since she learned how to confidently walk, she’s been exploring the world around her. In light with the shoot, it’s harder now for Margaux to smile for the camera like she was a couple of months ago.
Tried different techniques to have at least one frame for the Easter greeting card. Obviously we failed. On the lighter note, the shoot was fun.
This made me realize that my little girl will gonna be big before we knew it. We can’t even believe that she’s already one. My memory of her when she was born is still fresh. I just wish things will go a bit slower because we couldn’t catch up.
Belated Happy Easter!
Margaux’s first chocolate ice cream.
I started skating around first my first year in high-school. I traded my in-line skates for a complete deck and I’ve skated every single day possible since then. Every Saturday morning, we get to meet other skaters at SM City North Edsa Parking lot (it’s now The Block). Those were the best times of my life. I slowly stopped skating when college studies got serious. This is also the period when my skating buddies moved to a different city. My life were never the same again.
Margaux seems interested, so I let her ride my skateboard.
After a diaper change and putting on jeans and sneakers, she’s back on it again. “Look Dad, no yaya!”
If she keeps practicing, she’ll be able to ollie this high.
One important thing I learned from skateboarding is to always find time to have fun.
A few days after her birthday, Margaux walks unassisted for the first time. Way to go baby!!! You seem eager to speak too. Anyway, we’re proud of you baby.
Here are some of our favorite shots
She’s the sweetest girl in the world.
Happy Heart’s Day Everybody!
Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to give your significant other a present.
Stumbled upon this book while looking for a present for my wife. This camera phone photo sums up the origin behind Margaux’s name. Yeah, my wife named our daughter after a wine estate.
If we will be blessed by another baby girl in the future, i’ll name her Minerva. Not because it’s from the Roman goddess who invented music but from the Deftones’ song.