UPDATING THIS BLOG
(Written June 30, 2009)
I have found time for writing new posts here. Since last week, and until the end of this school year, I will be accompanying Theo to school everyday and will have an extra 2 hours of freetime! Whoa! That's a lot of time for blogging, hehe, which is good because I get to fulfill my original purpose here - to record my precious moments as a mom. I have also decided to keep this blog free from "commercial" posts. So from now on, I will only really be writing about Theo, Bong, and myself ... just all personal stuff here! My other blogs will take care of the earnings, hehe.NAME GAME
(Written June 29, 2009)
I've always called him Thiel in this blog but actually, we used to call him Thiel-Thiel. I think I have already mentioned before that Thiel is short for 'TH'eo [PLUS] ar'IEL'. Times are changing and through the years, the way we call him also changes. We sometimes call him Agu because "ah-goo" was the first word that he spoke. There was a time when we had to call him Stuart because that was the only name that he wanted - that's because he got very fond of Stuart Little, the mouse. There is also a a time when he only wants to be called Cat or Mr. Cat - simply because he loves cats. He always didn't like to be called by his real name, Theo. I don't know why, but my guess was, he just liked to be called by a pet's name like mouse, cat or puppy. So, it was hard to convince him to use his real name. But when he got fond of watching the Chipmunks, I took that opportunity to make him get used to be called "Theo/Theodore" since one of the chipmunks' name was Theodore.
Now, we call him Theo. Our relatives call him Theo. His teachers call him Theo or sometimes, Theo Ariel (he happens to have a namesake among his very few boy classmates.) Only friends from our place in Quezon City still call him Thiel/Thiel-Thiel. So from hereon, I'll be referring to my son in this blog as Theo (pronounced as thee-yow). THEO CELEBRATES HIS FOURTH BIRTHDAY
(Written June 29, 2009)
Last May 15, it was Theo Ariel's fourth year here on earth. We had a simple birthday party at Jollibee West Avenue, the same place where we held his very first birthday. Unlike his first birthday, Theo enjoyed a lot during the party! He was dressed up in a Superman costume (we just wanted him to stand out as the celebrant and to follow the 'justice league' party theme). He joined the games and was very comfortable with Jollibee, the mascot (he got scared of the mascot and cried during his 1st birthday lol). Thanks to our close friends and relatives who attended the party. Some of them even came from Novaliches, Bulacan and Paranaque but they took the time just to celebrate Theo's special day. Special thanks goes to Theo's Ninang Irene and Ate Roneen for these wonderful photos.A NEW PLACE FOR US
(Written June 29, 2009)
We officially moved to Calumpit, Bulacan last May 23, 2009. Praise God. We now have a safer place for Theo, fresher air, a more convenient house (no more second floor but a lot more spacious), a bigger play-ground and everyday is like a trip to the park because of the wonderful sceneries arround us. We also don't feel like being all alone in an island anymore because three of Bong's siblings and their families are now our neighbors. We're also now nearer to my relatives, both on my mom's and dad's side (Mommy hails from Plaridel, Bulacan while Daddy is from San Simon, Pampanga.) I feel good and blessed with our new home. I believe this is one of the best decisions that we have ever made in our entire family life.THEO GOES TO SCHOOL
(Written June 26, 2009)
It's Theo's second day at school. I'm here with his Papa in the car parked outside the school. It seems that starting today they are no longer allowing parents to wait inside the school premises. (Shouldn't they just have a waiting area inside? What if it rains? Well it's awfully hot now and I see some parents/yayas/etc. sitting on monoblock chairs just outside the gate.) Anyways, yesterday, first day of nursery school, it was different. The monoblock chairs were lined up along the corridors and I managed to let my bionic ears pick up some sounds coming from Theo's classroom. So I heard it when the teacher was calling his name to answer some questions. And my ears were clapping when I knew that he answered correctly. I also heard it when the teacher asked the whole class to clap for him after he was able to answer a series of questions - actually about the alphabet, like I think the teacher was pointing to a letter and he's supposed to identify what letter it was. Of course that's too easy for him cause he's already able to read even long words. I hope all his lessons won't be that easy or I'll be worried he might get bored. After class, my baby boy was smiling at me from ear to ear. He asked me to accompany him to the washroom to relieve himself. Inside, we saw one of his teachers who said, "hey, Theo, you were very good today, huh!" Wow, that was nice. Not bad for a first timer.
Oh, I almost forgot. Theo was a few minutes late yesterday because when we were about to leave home, Theo had to (excuse me) poop. He's been having LBM since three days ago. Good thing, he's recovering. When he got inside the classroom, there was this boy who had been crying because he wanted to go to his Lola (his guardian) who was sitting with us outside the room. If i'm not mistaken, around 75% of the time, he was crying .. very, very loudly. It's kind of annoying because i think he's distracting the whole class. What was very surprising was the fact that this boy even attended summer classes so he should have already been prepared by now. I'm just too happy that my little boy seems to be acting very maturely. He doesn't look like a first-timer at all.
Halfway through class (their schedule is 1-3pm), a school staff approached to ask me for Theo's hanky. I told her it's with him, but apparently Theo misplaced it somewhere. I asked her what for and she said Theo's face is full of chocolate. (Haha, he had Cream-O for breaktime). So I just gave her my pack of baby wipes. When I saw him after class, it seems not only his face was smeared with chocolate but also his polo shirt!
Very funny. I asked Theo about his classmates - how many were girls and how many were boys, and his answer was: "Mama, plenty of girls there!" with matching chuckle. Hehe.
(Back to present ... ) I just glanced at the direction of the other guardians and it seems they have been allowed to wait inside after all. I wonder what happened to the crying boy. I better take a peek inside and see what's going on. Maybe i can also grab some snacks in their mini-canteen .. didn't have time to eat lunch.