Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | By: Jenggai

Summer school drama

It was little Andoy's first day of summer school yesterday. I brought him to school but had to leave right away to go to work. As much as I want to spend the whole two hours with him, I can't because I was on leave for several times already during the past weeks as I was sick. My mom waited for him instead. He has been attending speech therapy for a couple of month now in the same school and in most sessions, his dad accompanied him. But since my husband boarded the ship again last week, it's lola's turn to go with little Andoy.

He enjoyed his first day of school as he was laughing and participating in the school activities. He was smiling when he got out of the room but his smile immediately faded when he didn't see me outside the room. He asked my mother, "Where's mom?" My mother said that I was in the office. Little Andoy replied, "I'm mad!"

It really broke my heart when my mother told me over the phone. Luckily, I don't have work today so I was able to accompany him to school. While walking home after school, he said, "i'm happy!" while holding my hand. I guess I'm forgiven :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | By: Jenggai

Amazing sunset

Just a short post to share to you the amazing sunset in Boracay. Last November 2 to 4 was my first trip to the island with my officemates. I hope I can go back and hopefully that time with my hubby and Little Andoy.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | By: Jenggai

Little Andoy's first handwriting

For the past few months, Little Andoy has been scribbling on his magnetic writing board and doodling on his drawing book using water color. He can draw circle, square, triangle and can paint vivid shapes of trains and cars. He can identify letters and numbers when asked.

Last night was a new and exciting story for me. I was so happy when my mother showed me a piece of paper with a crooked number five and one. It was Little Andoy's handwriting. My mother handed him a pen and a paper earlier and simply asked him to give a number. Little Andoy scribbled on the paper and handed the paper back to my mother. My mother asked what numbers he wrote and he answered, "Five. One."

Good job, my little boy!
Thursday, August 9, 2012 | By: Jenggai
Saturday, July 7, 2012 | By: Jenggai

My little "Picasso"

I’ve been a bit worried for the past few weeks because Little Andoy is too glued to the iPad. He kept on watching Thomas and friends on youtube. I downloaded some new apps about numbers, colors and alphabets a few days ago so I can teach him something new. But when it’s time for our lessons, he would only follow me for just one lesson then go back to watching his Thomas videos. I had to do something.

And so after office a while ago, I dropped by the bookstore and bought him a set of water color, a coloring book and a drawing book. He’s done some “virtual coloring” in the iPad but I think coloring using actual coloring materials would be something he would enjoy. But when I showed him my “pasalubong” he didn’t seem interested. Not until he saw me dip the paintbrush in the water, got some water color in it and draw a blue circle in the plain white paper of the drawing book. I let him try and he seemed excited on trying this new activity. But his curiosity only lasted for a few minutes. He got bored painting circles and doodling on the white paper.

Little Andoy's first painting. This looks like a garden to me :)

He loves Thomas. He didn’t like this coloring thing. I had to make both things work. I asked him what color Thomas is and he answered “blue”. I told him to paint Thomas using the blue water color. And it worked! He painted a somehow blue rectangular shape and screamed “It’s Thomas!” To make him want to paint more, I told him to dab on the black water color and put black wheels on Thomas. It worked again! He painted more of Thomas’s friends like Percy, James, Henry, Rosie and Toby. He also painted black railway tracks. I made him say each character’s color before painting them. He sure knows all their colors.

 Thomas and Friends plus the railway tracks

 Then we made another batch of painting but this time with the characters of Spongebob Squarepants.

Spongebob, Patrick, Gary the snail,  Squidward and Mr. Krabs

This was his first time to use water color and the things he painted were not bad for a first timer. Anyone can identify the characters he drew. Another proud mommy moment.

 We had so much fun together. I want to try a new activity next week. Do you have anything in mind?
Thursday, June 14, 2012 | By: Jenggai

Potty trained at last

I haven’t posted anything for the past couple of months but I can’t let this one milestone in Little Andoy’s life pass without sharing it with you.

Since April 1 (yes, it’s been that long) Little Andoy started peeing in the toilet! At first I thought it was just a joke, after all it’s “April fool’s day”. Haha how can a three-year old know about April fool’s day? From that day on, he got used to wearing his underpants and telling me or anyone around him if he needs to pee. Even when he’s on siesta, he would wake up just to pee in the toilet then go back to sleep again. I didn’t have time to write a quick post about this milestone but I made sure I marked that day on my planner. From four packs of XL diapers per month, we went down to two! I only put diaper on him at night and when he needs to do number 2.

A few weeks after, I bought him a potty seat so he can learn to do number 2 in the toilet as well. I even chose a design with his favorite character, Thomas the tank engine. Unfortunately, not even Thomas can make him do number 2 in the toilet yet. I’ve done all the encouragement and the “uhmmm, uhmmm” sound but it didn’t work. I just told myself that he’s just not ready yet.

Andoy's Thomas potty seat

Last weekend, I tried my luck on Little Andoy again but didn’t succeed, as usual. Not until last Tuesday! Well, actually it was my mom who succeeded in making Andoy do number 2 in the toilet. My mom told me to bring Little Andoy to the toilet because he seems to be about to do it. I told her that I already tried a few days ago and that he’s not ready yet. Maybe we’d have to wait for a few more months. My mom still brought him inside the toilet and stayed there with Little Andoy. After a few minutes, Andoy was out of the toilet. I asked my mom if he succeeded and she said “YES!” I was so happy! So proud of my little boy! Ooops, correction, my not so little boy anymore.

This means we’ll be down to one pack of diapers per month as he only needs to wear one at night. I told hubby about this during our video call a while ago and he’s as proud as I am. I wonder what’s next for Little Andoy. Whatever it is, I sure am excited to discover and share more of his growing up moments.