|These are my kids. Remember them? They've gotten so big! Accck.|
1. Izik got his first ever haircut. I was trying to delay this inevitable event for the longest time, but my MIL kept dropping hints here and there to the effect that Izik's long-ish hair wasn't compatible with the summer weather. I missed Izik's baby hair the moment the barber snipped it. *sigh*
|BEFORE - Glorious baby hair on my baby's head.|
|This is our DIY candy buffet. I love sweets and thought of hiring someone to do this, but decided that we'll just do it ourselves at the last minute. Friends and relatives chipped in when they can. This was fun.|
|Pao and I made the party hats the night before. Bumenta naman.|
3. I am still crochet-ing (if there is ever such a word). I thought I'd forget about this hobby as fast as I picked it up, but apparently, it's sticking around. Here are a few of the things that I've made since February. I know, I'm awesome. [Cue: Round of applause here]
|My masterpiece - Happy the hippo. |
When I tell people I crochet, I show them a picture of Happy so they would believe me.
It works every time.
|Scarf + Hoodie = Scoodie (or Hoorf, whichever you like better)|
|Izik's The Very Hungry Catterpillar hat|
|This is a cowl, which is just a fancy term for a scarf with ends sewn together. (Using this pattern.)|
|Seymour the cat|
|Urban Shells Beanie made of organic cotton yarn|
|Beanie No. 2, also made of organic cotton yarn|
|Bulky skull cap, again made with organic cotton yarn|
|Cowl no. 1, following this pattern. I'm making another one of these to give to my awesome cousin Me-ann. |
(Are you reading this? Yes, you're awesome. Hehe)
5. Because my mother got sick, we packed our bags and went to see her in the United States of Amerrrka. Izik rode an airplane for the first time. He had no idea.
|Do you notice my cowl? Nothing beats handmade.|
While Pao and I were running around like headless chicken, chasing after the kids, they had a blast meeting Lighting McQueen and such other inanimate celebrities. Again, I hope to write more about our trip in the coming days. Let me underline hope for you there.
|Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA|
|I left my heart in San Francisco. Really, I did.|
|So much open space. Great weather.|
|Plenty of places to hang around. How can you not fall in love with this city? *swoon*|
|Disney California Adventure, Anaheim, CA|
|Malik was obsessed with bridges for a while, since going on a field trip in school.|
This is the longest suspension bridge he's ever seen in his [4-year] life. Salute.
|When in the U.S., eat as the Americans. In-and-out y'all.|
|Sta. Monica Beach, Sta. Monica, CA|
|Here's where we stayed. Orange County, CA.|
|California Science Center, Los Angeles, CA|
|Disneyland, Anaheim, CA|
|Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, CA|
|Si Kuya conversing with my baby|
|Universal Studios, Los Angeles, CA|
P.S. Oooh. Here's a photo of Izik's first trip to the beach. So that's six things. See you guys around!
|Anvaya Cove, Morong, Bataan|