Thursday, January 24, 2008

anticipating






anticipating here means loooking forward to the new house i am buying. yes, finally after more than a quarter of my life i am buying a house i can call my own. the unit that i bought is located at the corner end one and just beside the main gate.






Friday, January 18, 2008

Monday, January 14, 2008

my first stroller...

inherited from bel's apo (shanelle the daughter of avy), the crib looks good but has been on the sides for quite sometime now. in short, not functional anymore. so, anybody there whose reading this blog you may donate a new stroller for ava.

my two front teeth...



all i want for christmas is my two front teeth...but now, ava has already 7 teeth in all. when her teeth started coming out one by one, she would always have fever. not that high but it keeps her from having her usual dose of milk. now that her teeth are 7 and i think more are coming, she will loose her appetite for milk and eventually lose weight. i'm a bit worried that her weight has been declining drastically for the past months. i dunno. it must be the praning in me...

Friday, January 11, 2008

it's xmas...

our first christmas together as a family. it feels good to be complete!!!

it's xmas...



our first christmas together as a family. it feels good to be complete!!! we had a dress code as per the suggestion of mama lion. and so papa dragon and baby tiger were in red outfit.

bel's birthday...



bel's birthday was celebrated at home. we had her friends come over and shared over sumptuous dinner, ice cream, cakes, beef, salad and more...

balot's wedding...



finally, balot tied the knot. now, when would be my time? i dunno really. it depends on the my so called wife if she'll agree to marry me.

my first plane trip...



a trendsetter. barely 6 months and ava is on the sky already bound for iloilo to see her grandparents. i was not able to go with them due to budget constraints.

monthly birthday...



every 4th of the month, we never fail to celebrate ava's birthday. although not as grand as other birthdays, we see to it that we have something different on the table. pansit is a usual delicacy and sometimes cake graces our table also just like this one.

my first picture outside the womb...



right after she was delivered from the nursery, i took a picture for the first time. nothing beats the feeling of a true blue father.

my first picture inside....



when she was about two to three months in the womb. we had an ultrasound to ascertain ava's gender. i was on high heavens to learn that she would be a female after the findings showed that "85% female"

my first studio pix...



after ava's monthly check up, we went to Robinsons Pioneer to have lunch at KFC. We chanced upon a photo studio and so we had our first family picture together. looks like ava is geared to become a lavandera someday. as her favorite song goes "tiger, tiger lavandera. tiger, tiger lavandera. lavandera si tiger."

my first bite...



we were supposed to wait until she hits six months before we give her some solid food. but mama can't wait that long anymore. before she turned six months, ava was trying to bite her first solid porkchop of her life. as pamahiin would have it, she has to have something oily in her mouth during her first bite. and so is the oily porkchop all over her face after it.

my first shoes...



courtesy of chicco, ava's first shoes was bought in sm for 200 bucks. i like the color it matches most of her dresses. today, it does not fit already but we kept it for future use. who knows we might have another baby.

my first doll...



we named the doll pamela. it was durig the height of pbb season 2 that one of the housemates had a doll named pamela. the doll was given my ate doris from the states and it never fails to bring a smile to ava's face everytime she plays with it.

my pink bike...



good thing the bike is pink. otherwise, ava might be tomboyish when she starts to grow up as the toys she has are for boys. the pink bike was given to ava by the jonjon and marlon during her baptismal. to date, ava has started to use the bike as a substitute for the walker. i think she has been a little bit lazy the last few months that she hates it when you put her in the walker. with the bike, she loves sitting on it while watching mtv and myx (these channels literally make her behave).

my duyan...



my duyan it is. the hammock is the day babysitter of ava. she loves to sleep in the duyan during the day but prefers the crib or the bed during night time. during daytime however, the duyan is the daily fixture at the center of the house to give way to the sleeping ava.

high chair...



thanks to ninang shy. ava loves the color that she can't concentrate on the food she's eating anymore. she keeps on standing to look at the drawing on the back rest of the chair.

my walker...



look ma, i'm starting to practice my walking skills. although a bit reluctant at first to try the walker, ava finally was able to compose herself and ride the walker inside the house. while we tried to put her in the walker when she is not ripe for it (i mean not the right time yet), eventually, she was able to master her skills and manage to move around the house on her own.

my crib...



my crib. my home. my sanctuary. for the time being, the crib has been ava's home until she began to practice walking and riding her pink bike. the flower power toy tucked on top of the crib was bought from duty free shop in clark during one of my visits while the bed sheet used is a malong (a gift from ninong melvin during his trip in mindanao when i was in emb). the other colorful toy with rat hanging from it is one of the first toys we bought for her at puregold makati.

burlesk queen...



not a good sight to see when she grows up. :D she enjoys water a lot and cries so hard if the bathing session is done. smile reaches up to her ears everytime she touches the water day in and day out.

first roll over...



after so many months of waiting, finally, ava was able to roll over for the first time. posing for the first time after her roll over, she looks pretty cool with what she's doing. take a look...

birthday bash...



the bed scene. yeah, that was the place where i celebrated my 32nd birthday (quite old enough eh). i had the pleasure of having my friends around and of course my wife. ava did not make it to the venue though since she is still small and would be better if she stays at home. i had the entire week planned out for that day and i finally settled for a laid back birthday party. this time without wines and spirits anymore. just pure conversation and some good italian food.


what i got as a present was a memorable stolen plate from bed scene MOA branch. hahaha. some kind of eccentric gift though with some notes from my close friends.

august 2007..the tattoo



there are times in our lives that we feel we need to do something that will forever make a dent. i did just that weeks prior to my birthday. i had a dragon tattoo. for the longest time it has been my dream to have a tattoo but it did not materialize at all. finally, i gathered all my wit and courage to have the painful needle and ink work wonders on my back right portion.


see for yourself.

july 2007...


since i was not able to blog for half a year of last year, i'd like to post here some milestones in my life. highlights i should say. along with it will be pictures that will be the living proof of those crazy, turbulent, happy and contented times.

this was taken last july 17, 2007 during the baptismal of ava. along with us are the night mode sisters as ninangs.




it's 2008...


wow, it's been almost a year since i did my last blog. now i could say i am not really a true blue blogger because i do blogs if i feel like blogging. not a good attitude of a blogger i've read from the paper a while ago.

anyway, i just wanted to take a peek again at my page because i havent visited it for quite sometime now after i've settled down with my life. practically the whole year, i could say that i am happy with life and has been contented in the full sense of the word. the culprit? my daughter and my wife.

yeah. it has been a roller coaster ride for the year 2007.

i love it though. in the picture you will see us in our nrew year outfit. green is it!!!
welcome to the new year...