Thursday, June 30, 2011

Practice Coloring

Gabbie may not be good and patient in coloring and drawing but I'm not really convinced that she totally abhors art at all.

We were doing practice coloring at home when she suddenly stopped and said, "Mommy I want to make up my baby doll." It didn't occur to me that she was thinking of using her crayons. I left her for a while to check my emails. When I came back, baby doll already looked like this:

She was happy with her work, she was beaming with pride when she said "Mommy, I put make-up on the baby. She now looks like a mumu baby doll!"

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My Baby Girl Gabbie Princess

I just had to share these photos here. Still can't believe that it's been three and half years. And soon she will become a big sister already.

In the CMC nursery a few hours after she was born, and first week on her nursery class three years and five months after.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Slowly But Surely

In her nursery class, they do coloring everyday. During the first day, Gabbie was the first one to finish the seatwork, but she did not just color the apple, she colored almost the entire paper. At home I told her to not color outside of the picture, and we practiced with her coloring books. She was very careful not to color in the outside, but it took her a long time to finish an apple.

On the following days, I noticed that she was always the last one to finish the seatwork. When it was time to eat, she'd just join the class in praying then she'd go back to her table to finish her work while her classmates were already starting to eat. I talked to the teacher about it and she said that Gabbie is still slow in coloring and that she needs to develop more her motor skills. But she had a note in her book the other day that it is improving. Meaning, she'd no longer color in the outside but it made her do her work slow.

At home again I asked her why. Quoting her exact words, "Mommy, if I color faster, I will color in the outside." So that explains why.

When I looked at her seatworks, her scores are mostly perfect (9/10, 4/4, 6/6).

Slowly, but I think we're on the right track. My daughter is doing things slowly but surely now. She may not be the first to finish her job but she makes sure she's doing it right.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

How To Drive Like A Pro

Looks like Gabbie learned her lessons well from driving the car with daddy or mommy "in the castle".  She's referring to the church just outside our village. Everytime we go out riding the car, she would sit on mine or daddy's lap to drive from the "castle" to our house.

That's how she learned to drive.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Countdown to Fathers' Day (5)

For loving me unconditionally, caring patiently, making sure I'm always safe and for teaching me the ways of life... thank you Daddy!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Countdown to Fathers' Day (4)

For finding the time to witness my milestones and be involved in my growth and development despite your busy work schedule, I love you daddy!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Countdown to Fathers' Day (3)

For working hard to provide us the best things in life and make fairytales come true, dad you are totally awesome!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Countdown to Fathers' Day (2)

For coming home straight from work- even if it means missing out some boys' night out with your friends- to spend precious dinner times and special occasions with us, daddy you are an ideal family man.

We want you to know that we really appreciate that.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Countdown to Fathers' Day :)

For the countless times that you had to wake up in the middle of the night because I had to eat or drink or wiwi or throw up or just because I was still too young to adjust to my body clock... you're my hero.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

(Longest) Birthday Greeting

Gabbie loves joining games in parties, even if she is the smallest or youngest one to participate. Yesterday in Kaitlin Pia's first birthday party, she joined the longest birthday greeting contest.

I remember she did the same game last year, too, during Nico's birthday (click here) and she was really cute and amazing. But I wasn't able to record it in video. This one is from yesterday:

That was too funny, haha! My daughter is really the life of the party :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Second Day In School

During the break, the teacher approached me. "Mommy, pang-ilang anak nyo si Abby? Matalino ang anak nyo. Wag nyo syang i-spoil ha."

Wow. For a moment I didn't know what to say. I just smiled at the teacher and said a shy "Thanks po."

I'm so proud of my little school girl.

They just did coloring activity today because they couldn't play outside due to rain. They colored an apple. At first I thought Gabbie couldn't do it properly because at home she does it very lightly and she just concentrates in the middle of the picture.

But I was wrong. She colored almost the entire paper I couldn't see the apple at all. And she did it very fast she was the one who shouted "I'm finished, teacher!" and she was the first one to get a star.

Snack time. She had 2 pcs mini choco muffins and 1 bar of Twiggies and she finished everything.

And the it was time to sing the goodbye songs. See that water bottle and empty Twiggies pack on the table? That's hers. She was the last one to finish eating. But at least she finished her baon. :)

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Pahabol sa Summer :)

Just a few days before the rainy season (there was actually a slight typhoon during that time in some parts of the country), we had our free summer getaway c/o a friend who gave us four complimentary tickets to Club Manila East in Taytay, Rizal.

Because she is a big girl now, she can go on swimming and sliding in the kiddie pool on her own... but with arm and ring floaters, of course.

The weather that day was perfect- not sunny but it was not raining. But still, we had to put on sunblock, especially Gabbie who was out in the water almost the entire day.

We tried kayaking and the artificial waves. But Gabbie didn't enjoy the latter much. She's not ok being swept away by big waves, even in a real beach.

We left CME around 5PM, and the rain came just as we got to the highway going home. She fell asleep in the car, must have been very tired running in the water and going up and down the slide all day. It was a great bonding day for us. And that concludes our summer of 2011. :)