Your papa and I have always seen you as both a daring and a sweet little girl. Even your Ama and Angkong who were only here for three weeks were so amazed by your no fear attempts to perform several tasks that were presented to you. And of course, your sweetness melted their hearts. It melts ours every passing day sweetie.
CLIMBING THE BAR
We realized that your DARING trait could have come from your 1st 7 days spent in the hospital, which were hourly dose of injections due to tests and medication. And of course, you bravely faced your 3 major surgeries in the 1st 10 months of your life. Thank God for his protection that was ever available… Because of those experiences, we believe it made your brave enough to face life. Facing those kinds of pain at a very tender age made you aware that life isn’t easy and you really had to fight to survive. You are a fighter my dear.
COMPETING WITH AHIA
Now for the SWEET side of you… Aside from the fact that you’ve learned from the sweetest mom (ehem, ehem), I believe it’s also because of the love and care you’ve received from people like Ama, Angkong and other family and friends who showered you with so much. Although we miss most of them now that we’re far away from them, God has provided us with friends who have helped us shower you and your ahia love and affection.
You like it very much when you ahia popo’s you… Then he’ll end up saying, ” You’re so heavy Mei.”
with ate Asley
That’s ate Asley, she’s 11… They only came here to visit but you both had a wonderful time when we went shopping. She carried you and played with you so I can fit my clothes 🙂 She got really tired that even if she doesn’t take afternoon naps, she did that day! 🙂
So there you go my little one… I pray that you’ll always remain to be brave (daring) and sweet as you grow one day at a time.
I love you sweetheart!
Your birthday month is April so for your 2-year old birthday, we decided to have a month long celebration which covered all the weekends of the month. Each weekend we had some fun activities or trips as you like going out very much! You would often ask us to “GO OUTSIDE”. You like the ourdoors very much. Here are some of the places that we visited.
Peach Flower Garden
I’ll post your other photos next time because you’re already calling me to go outside and watch your favorite – Barbie. This time it’s Barbie Mariposa we’re watching. It’s the 10th DVD of your 18 DVDs Barbie Collection. Will blog about this next time.
Last Jan. 31, 2010 you joined the Me and My Doll contest at the Robinsons Place Bacolod. The requirement was for each child to wear costumes of their favorite character – a doll or a superhero. Most of the girls were Princesses from different movies while most of the boys were action figures. Here you are together with the other contestants while waiting for the contest to start.
waiting for the contest to start
Here are the Princesses in their lovely pink gowns.
Princesses in Pink
And of course, here you are my SPIDER BOY… And I think you should know this, YOU WON FIRST PLACE! haha… Just take a look at your picture and you’ll probably know why the judges thought you deserved to win. It brings a smile to my face looking at you son.
It was actually your first time to join in a contest and glad you won. You didn’t have the most expensive costume. Infact, your spiderman toy only cost me P20! But you made it to the top because you were confidently showed them what spider man did, including the expression of your face! The host even said something like: WHOA! I’m so proud of you Peter Parker… ooops, I’m so proud of you Elisha!
Dear Ahia and Meimei,
Your a-em started a “meme” (hihi, it’s a blogging term) and I’m joining it… It’s called LOVING MAMA MOMENTs. So for my 1st entry, I am writing you about our tickle time. It’s that 5-10 minutes a day that’s dedicated to tickling each other. I tickle you and you get to tickle me as well… It’s so much fun! There are even times that you’re the ones who initiate the tickling and tell me, “MAMA, TICKLE TIME!” This is enough proof that you love it as much as I do 🙂
Usually, we tickle the neck, the “kili-kili” and ears. You’re both very ticklish so as long as you’re already laughing, almost anywhere I touch you, you giggle, scream and burst in laughter. No matter what the day brings, I always make sure we have our tickle time before we hug and kiss goodnight. So here you are in one of our tickle times 🙂
Tickle Time Mei
Tickle Time EJ
Oh, by the way, sometimes, papa joins the tickle fun too ;-D
Today is April 1st and it’s only 15 days away from your 2nd birthday! Am I excited? Kinda! Not because we will have fancy celebration but because you’re gonna be officially stepping into the trainable, teachable, terrific, talented, talkative and totally trendy two year old! Everyday you amaze me with new things and who knows what you’ll be capable on the day you turn 2 years old. You’re learning really fast and now more than ever is the best time to train you in the way you should go as written in Proverbs 22:6.
Initially, your papa and I planned that we will have our Shanghai trip on your birthday since it’s on a Saturday. But since your ama and angkong are coming over on the 22nd, we will just have a simple gathering on your birthday and hopefully the pictorial and will postpone the Shanghai trip to the ZOO when ama and angkong are here. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as you really love watching animals in your videos, so it’s time you’ll see most of them for real! And if we will be allowed to touch them, it’ll be more exciting!
Aside from 15 days away from your birthday, today is also very significant as I will launch this blog into the open 🙂 This is my first entry for this new blog. My previous letters for you and ahia came from my other blog SheWritesYouWrite. It took me 2 whole days and nights transferring them and formatting this blog! But now it’s finally good to go! It is my prayer that not only I and your papa will write letters for you and your ahia, but also family and friends can share and express their love for you both.
It’s now 11:11pm and we’re all still up! You and papa are watching GLEE on the big tv, your ahia just finished writing his letter for me 🙂 and here I am, writing this letter for you.
I love you Meimei, more than you’ll ever know sweatheart… Goodnight!
This was taken this morning after breakfast. This is one of your favorite activities, painting. But this is the first time for you to hold a real brush 😀