Sunday, February 24, 2013

Afternoon at the Library and the Park

I am so happy that Eidan loves books like I do. I finally took him to the local library aand he had a blast at the kid's section. And of course, we had to stop by the library park, which is fast becoming our favorite activity to do on weekends!

It was his first time on the toddler swing, and at first he seemed scared until he finally got the hang of it. See video here .His favorite at the park, by far, is going up the stairs and down the slide. He has learned how to go up and down the stairs so well, holding tight to the railings and really concentrating on where he places his feet.

I enjoy our park dates because growing up, I loved spending time outdoors playing. I firmly believe that nothing beats good old sunshine, breathing in fresh air, and getting dirt and grass stains on your pants. Its all part of being a kid! 

Monday, February 11, 2013

First "official" haircut

While I was away for the weekend at a friends Bachelorette party, my husband decided it was time to cut my son's hair. Imagine my surprise when I got back!

Now, I felt sad I was not there to witness this rite of passage but in all reality, I had been snipping Eidan's hair here and there the past few months, hehe!

I miss his curly long hair, which was amazed me so much since both his Daddy and I have stick straight hair. Granted we have my dad, and the hubby's mom that both have curly hair, but still...

So, at 15 months, may I present little boy with curls no more :)

Before and After

On the way to school, ready to debut his new hair

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Eidan's Baptism

In the Philippines, infants are usually baptized within the first few months of their lives, due to tradition, or the fact that it is a predominantly Catholic country.
Ever since Eidan was born, I've been asked by well meaning family members when I am getting him baptized. I am not a very religious person. I was baptized a Protestant, attended Catholic schools my entire life, and when I moved to San Antonio 9 years ago, I did not join a church.
So it was with great angst that I told my family that I wanted to wait to get Eidan baptized until he was a bit older. I wanted it done at the Church I actually grew up going to, in my hometown of Batangas City, Philippines.
So at 14 months, I asked my bealoved family and friends to join us in celebrating Eidan's initiation into the Christian world. And on January 27, 2013, Eidan was baptized at the United Church of Christ Batangas City.
My husband, who was unable to join us on this trip, witnessed the entire thing via Skype. I held up my baby boy in front of the church and all the witnesses and felt so much love as he was baptized. We were surrounded by people that I knew I could count on to be there for my son.
Eidan is wearing the traditional formal attire for men, the Barong Tagalog
With the family but we're missing Auntie Nikki

Eidan's Ninangs (Godmothers)

The Godparents (some were missing)

Lolo Henry and Eidan

Cousins and our babies!!

Poor little guy, all tired from the celebration