Happy 4th Birthday

Enjoyed cake and party with friends at daycare.

First few books

Enjoyed reading at a very early age.

Supposedly Iron Man

So cute! The background and setting are just toppings.

Feeding the seagulls

Picnic with Harbour Bridge in the background

First real bed with wheels

The best Christmas present ever!!

26 June 2011

The Best Part of Making Cakes

Lately, he's been wanting to bake cake everytime we're at home so I indulged him for two weeks now. He helps as much as I want him to - put extra sugar, eat the egg. But the best part is eating the batter. He actually ate more of it than the cooked cake. It was a hit. I reckon for him, it's as exciting as taking the hot tub covers to have a big dip.

19 June 2011

Listen Up

You Communicate With Your Ears

You love conversations, both as a listener and a talker.
What people say is important to you, and you're often most affected by words, not actions.
You love to hear complements from others. And when you're upset, you often talk to yourself.
Music is very important to you. It's difficult to find you without your iPod.

On the same note, I found myself just recently realising that in our household we have been treating the Tatapilla as an adult and he acts like one. He's just almost 4 but he thinks like a grown-up. Just as I was staring at hime, I have thid odd feeling that I should be talking to him like he's still a baby but we never used to do that. Proof enough that he always gets notice on his conversational skills and aptitude. I can't remember him going through baby talk. Silly, but it seems I have missed something. Our normal conversations would be about the stars, sun, the traffic rules (not on rifle scopes yet) - we seldom talk about his toys or cartoon characters.

As a parent, there are so many things to think about and only so little of them you can do at times.


This is not the most awaited movie in the Tatapilla's household (his Nanna was very much against the first one) but it looks interesting. We own a DVD of the 1st one but when it was advertised to be shown in free tv, he has to wait for it. Sadly, it was aired at the same time as Cars and we haven't seen the latter. Even in his sleep today, he's been telling me that he wants to watch Kungfu Panda. Speaking of chinese related, anybody heard of garmin zumo? The latest in GPS and the lot, I reckon.

13 June 2011

Not a Walk in the Park

I watched the movie Stepmom today and it made me realise that what we are going through today as parents (at the Tatapilla's age), is barely a scratch on the whole package. And at times, I thought.. it's really very difficult and challenging. Hah. How much more would it be when he becomes a teen. Though, there's another way of looking at things. It's all learning curves and we should enjoy all the curve balls thrown at us. I've been telling myself that every situation should be handled with ease and no pressure but this is easier said than done.

I guess, that's why most of us parents want to have more kids. To have more practice? To perfect it? To try to apply what we have learned from the first one? I'm sure it's not just for paternity's sakes. Is it safe to think that the more kids one has, the better her parenting skills become?

Yes, it's not a walk in the park but it will be when one learns how to relax. :)


05 June 2011

Funny Conversations

We drove past KFC and I made a comment that I want to eat something from there but since we are on the other side of the store, we didnt. The Tatapilla has been whining about it as we cruise along.

J: I want to eat KFC.
Me: What do you want to eat at KFC anyway?
J: KFC, of course.


We were talking about dinner and I suggested pizza.

Me: (talking to Mcj) we can have p-i-z-z-a on Tuesday. (spelling it as when the Tatapilla hears it he will want it right away)
J: Pizza?
Me: How do you know it's pizza.
J: Because I have good memory?

These days, he really manifests the "monkey see, monkey do" saying. Any word that we utter fires back to us. Mind you, it is also use in the right context.

He is growing up so fast that soon I'll have to worry blackhead remover. I hope not. For, I'll have to enjoy every moment while it last.