Costumes! Costumes!

Ako na siguro ang pinaka-pasaway na nanay when it comes to costumes. hehe.. One of the things The only thing I hate about Liam’s school is their open air auditorium.. Yes, it’s not air-conditioned.  They always hold their activities there and I feel sorry for those Kids who wore “costumes”. You know all the works, wool, synthetic, polyester materials. I bet Liam will complain if he wears those.

Anyway, just want to share some of Liam’s activities where they have to wear costumes..

LINGGO NG WIKA

This was an easy one.  They were required to wear Kamisa de Chino (easy, this is Liam’s staple sleepwear) and checkered pajama pants and a matching scarf to be tied on the neck.  Since this was his first school program, medyo nag-effort pa ko. I bought a good clothe na checkered and had it sewn.

During practice Liam danced with his teacher and he was the only student following. On the program proper, nanibago ata with the loud sound system.. kaya eto sya..

Dino's dub for the event:  "Linggo ng Tyan" ahehehe
Dino’s dub for the event: “Linggo ng Tyan” ahehehe

UNITED NATION

What’s wrong with this event!? They require one of the parents to wear costume with their Kids and walk sa stage! Ang Saya! Para di doble gastos, I decided to let Liam wear his old Tiong Sam, so I have to look for a chinese top na lang though I know that for sure there will be lots of kids wearing same costume…

The pants is a bit bitin already. Thanks to my cousin who gave Liam this set when he turned 1 :)
The pants is a bit bitin already. Thanks to my cousin who gave Liam this set when he turned 1 🙂
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Do you now believe me when I said many will wear the same costume? I even end up wearing same piece as the other mom.. APIR kame 🙂

BOOK MONTH

For some reason, Liam is not in the mood this day and end up wearing civilian clothes.  They were requested to wear their favorite characters.  Thinking that Liam would be the only one without costume, I asked my office mate to buy a Spiderman costume for Liam. Buti na lang din, he did not wear it, cause it really was a hot day and for sure double irritation for him, if he will wear it. 🙂

LET IT SNOW CHRISTMAS

This is when I started to be a pasaway. For their Christmas presentation, boys were required to wear a snowman costumes and girls were to wear snow fairy costumes. Pasted in their journals are these pegs…
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Ang init ng peg diba!?!? I don’t have the heart to let Liam wear this knowing na open air ang auditorium. Kawawa sobra! so.. I bought him white muscle top, white pajama, red Santa hat and a piece of red clothe. Sew big black buttons (courtesy of T’ Marj) on the shirt… and here’ my little snowman.

cutest snowman if may say... AHEM! :) Okey in our eyes.. :)
cutest snowman if may say… AHEM! 🙂 Okey in our eyes.. 🙂

PIT SENYOR!

January is the much awaited Sinulog Festival here in Cebu.  They had a little program din in school to celebrate it.  Eto sorry, pero we got the advice a day before lang. They were required to wear any Sinulog or Black shirt to school instead of their PE uniforms.  No time for me to buy him a Sinulog shirt and Liam don’t have a black shirt. Sorry this is one Chinese trait that was retained with me. I don’t let my little one wear black.  Pero buti na lang, one of my office mate gave Liam a black shirt as pasalubong from Singapore. Yes, you read it right, Singapore.. malapit naman sa Sinulog diba?! ahehehehehe

with T'Noemi (top), Luisa (left, his partner, hehe) and Ate Raine (right)
with T’Noemi (top), Luisa (left, his partner, hehe) and Ate Raine (right)

In fairness, Liam looks good in black, kaso ayaw ko talaga.. sorry, perhaps when he gets older? hehe

COMMUNITY DAY

Naku, when Donna texted me about this, I was all problemado, isip ako ng isip what to let him wear. Buti na lang I asked Dino and he was the one who came up with the idea.. The shirt, Dino got it from BKK 2 years ago, I bought him the pants and the cap..

a.k.a. "MAJOR HUNK"
a.k.a. “MAJOR HUNK”

Sorry for the low res file, Ate Donna forgot to bring the camera, thus used her phone to take his pic.  Will be getting more pics from T’Marj (sana maalala ko na magpadala ng USB)

MAGTANIM AY ‘DI BIRO

During Liam’s summer class, one of their activity was planting. They were requested to wear white long sleeves kamisa de chino, folded pants ala magsasaka, hat, scarf the work. Oh no! not for my son. Ang init kaya nung May! I told Donna to let him wear a sando and the folded pants he has and put some sunblock on Liam.

Our farmer boy
Our farmer boy

O diba!? E di ang presko ng anak ko. 🙂 And by the way, his plant is still at home may bunga na!  Ang galing lang. 🙂

Well, that’s it for Last school year.  Not looking forward to this year.. hehehe.. Oh well, I still promise to support all your school activities, anak. Pero I also promise not to let you wear anything uncomfortable. 🙂

Our School Boy

Time really flies…

Just last year, Liam doesn’t like to wear his school uniform.  I think it was due to the collar as he’s not used to wearing collared shirts (my bad).  He cried and begged us not to let him wear it.  But once he got to school, I think he forgot that he’s wearing his uniform and it was all smooth sailing after that.  (We have a video of it, if I could just grab it from my iPhone.. haay.. no techy mom here).  He was still bulol then, speaks in word and para kameng nag chacharade pa.

Fresh from crying
First time to wear his uniform and fresh from crying…

Now, he looks all so grown up. (WAAAH sniff sniff..)  Maybe it’s because of the big sizes we got for his uniforms din. Last year, we got exact sizes for him and end up wearing civilian clothes at the end of school year. That’s why this time around, I made sure that uniforms are 1 size bigger. He also talks in sentences na with clear words and VERY GOOD in reasoning (translation: may dahilan sa lahat ng bawal.. kow!)

#rd
Our big boy in uniform
Mowdel
Mowdel (Real Story: Doesn’t like to bring his own bag)

Hmm.. I think it’s the hair.. What do you think of our school boy!?

 

 

 

 

Liam’s First Report Card

Last week, I was wondering how Liam is doing in school.  Well, I know he’s learning naman but I want to know his social development. Eto naman kasi ang main objective namen ni Dino when we decided to put Liam in school.  I was already planning to go to Liam’s school and talk to their Preschool head mistress.  I plan to ask for a narrative report then Donna gave me a notice from the school that we will have our first PTC (Parent – Teacher Chat).  Meron naman palang ganun. Excited lang ako masyado.

This morning was our scheduled meeting with Maju marj (Teacher Marj, that’s how Liam calls her lang 🙂 ) Well, it was an informal meeting lang and T’ Marj started by giving us Liam’s report card.

Liam’s report Card

Kakatuwa diba? Play Group lang may report card na, I was expecting a narrative one, but when I saw this, I like this better, as I don’t have to read a lot to know how my son is doing. Tamad mode.. hehehe

Ang cute ng report card nila diba?  Anyway, the legend goes like this:

  • Star sign means “I can do it.” this means that he is good at it already.
  • Heart sign is for “I’m getting there.” It shows that the child is trying to do it, but not yet good at it.
  • Last is the Smiley Face sign which says “I will do it soon.”

Liam only got 1 smiley face for tracing broken lines and T’ Marj was fast to explain that they haven’t tackled this yet. That this activity is not up until 2nd term.

She told us that she’s only having a hard time with Liam letting him play with his classmates. Liam prefers to play with her or Donna (adults) than playing with other kids. Thus, Liam got all hearts in the Social category.  As per T’ Marj, this is normal for his age (especially Liam is the youngest among the group) and he will eventually learn to play with them too.  Dino and I also thought this might have something to do with the fact that he is our only child (for now, that is) and the fact that he only plays with adult at home.

T’ Marj also mentioned that Liam is a fast learner and very observant that even if he is not paying attention in class (he sometimes run around the class during lessons) he knows what is happening and knows how to answer when asked. He is also compassionate and knows how to share his toys.

Lastly, she commends that Liam’s sense of security is very strong.  He doesn’t get jealous easily even if Donna plays or tries to carry other kids.  He knows he is well loved.

Dino and I made sure to tell T’ Marj our expectations as well.  We told her our objective is for Liam to learn to interact with kids his age, as this is impossible at home and that we want him to be independent. I hope that she keeps that in mind and helps us improve Liam’s sociability.

Some side notes:

  • notice where Liam got all stars? Motor skills and Music. Music!! Singer talaga tong anak ko pag laki! AHEM!!
  • notice where Liam got hearts naman?  (except for the social ha), scribbling, poems, doing art activities by himself.. Naku! tamad mag sulat ang anak ko! May pinag manahan.. (diba Judz? hahahaha)

 

Linggo ng Wika 2012

Late post for August..

As Dino put it in FB, we expected Liam to stand out during his Linggo ng Wika performance.  They danced (or make should have danced) itik itik.  During class practices and up to their final rehearsal, Liam was one of the only 2 kids who listened and followed their teacher dance. He is not a good dancer but he tries his best to follow the steps. (Sayang, yaya wasn’t able to take video of their practice, since she is afraid that Liam might run off the stage, so tutok sya kay Liam).  Wowo and Wawa flew in pa that morning to watch him dance. haha

Here’s why I say “Should have”…

“Tyan ng Wika”
;-P

He even covered his ears.. kasi during practice, they only used the stereos.  During the program proper, they used full sound system. Kaya nabingi ata ang anak ko. Isa pa, he can’t hear T’ Marj’s instructions na. (Palusot na nanay)

Liam: Ang iiiingay!

Even di sya sumayaw, we still treated him to his favorite McDo Sundae for doing a good job! 🙂

Thanks Wowo and Wowa…

Sino ba naman ang di matutuwa dyan diba?

MMMMMMM!! SAAAAARRRAAAAAP!

 

 

 

 

 

Liam’s Project – Week 3

Hope I can document all his project this school year. 🙂

This week, I was able to ask Donna to bring my extra mobile with her, so she can take some in-action photos of Liam in school.

Here goes..

Liam busy coloring the parrot.. 🙂
Liam, sa paper lang.. wag sa table..

Below, they were tasked to stick parts of the body into the boy’s face.

Funny story muna, when it came to the ears, he was sticking the ears to his own ears and made funny faces, all the adults inside the room (teacher and other yayas) were all laughing. Naughty Boy! 🙂

Liam knows parts of the face.. 🙂

Here, the teacher will sing: “Where is Liam? Where is Liam?”  then kids should get their name tag and put over their heads like this…

Here I am! Here I am!

And this is Tambourine time, they all take turns sitting on Teacher Marj’s lap and playing the tambourine.

Tambourine Time..

And last, this is take home project. The heart on a stick. Teacher told them to bring it home and give it to mommy. When Liam got home, he was stretching his arm toward me to give it to me. Heartwarming…

Heart on a Stick

By the way, Donna mentioned that this have more red sequence earlier. Liam removed it one by one on the way home.. buti na lang at may natira pa..

One more proud moment, (ok ng yaya din nya), before sticking the crepe papers, Liam would crumple it first. He imitated this on some Art Attack episodes we watched.

Anak, we’re so happy that you are enjoying everyday and every moment of your class.  We’re so proud of you little big boy. Love you..

 

Liam’s Projects

Hay naku!! Dino is scratching his head last Saturday.  We went to National Bookstore kasi to buy Liam’s required supplies in school. Grabe! Ang dami! to think that he is barely 2. Ang laki ng difference from our time. Some friends even commented in FB na during their kid’s time, baunan lang ang bitbit. haha

Though, naisip ko din, better din ganitong set up ng school, they ask for all the supplies the student will need for the whole year to safe parents the trouble visiting bookstores every now and then. Isang bilihan nalang lahat.

Pero still, kalowka!!

Liam’s supplies. 1 ream of Long bond paper not yet shown there.. hehehe. Dino took this photo while am processing my Laking National Card. Sayang ang Points!

O, diba!? Am not joking when I said madami!? hehe..

Pero, eto ka naman… You’ll agree with me when I say that all these is sulit na… After you see these..

Liam’s Fruit and Veggie Crown.

The Fruit and Veggie Crown is his first take home project. They did this in school last two Fridays ago.  Donna told me that he was so excited to wear the crown in school. Na kahit basa pa ang glue, he worn it na.  When he got home he was wearing it all the time.  Teacher Marj also told me that Liam is attentive especially during their activity / art class time.

Liam’s Paper Pillow.

This one naman, they made last Friday.  Paper Pillows.  He was holding and showing it to us when he got home.  Pero un lng, that night, we need to throw the paper pillow na, kasi nagkapunit punit na sya.

Buti na lang, Dino is masunurin, when I asked him to take photo of this. kundi, la na remembrance. hehe..

Mental Note: ALWAYS ask Dino to take picture. Bahala nang makulitan sya saken. 🙂

O diba!? So sulit na our National Bookstore trip and all the supplies. 🙂 Can’t wait for his future projects. 🙂

More Project Posts to come.. 🙂

Liam’s First Day at School

I’ve been worried for the past few days since Dino and I decided to put Liam to school.  My emotions were all mixed up…. excited, scared, emotional (oh well, eto di nakakagulat about me, hehe), halo halo na.

He’s first day was not official, since it’s only a trial / assessment day.  The school Pre-School head needs to assess if Liam can join the senior class since Liam is barely 2 yrs. old and all of the kids in Sr. Pre-School are already 2 and up.

2 days before his assessment day pala, I went to Book Sale and looked for Children’s Book about going to school and I found this..

Meet Henry the Mouse

I thought this was perfect since Liam likes mouse characters lately (siguro dahil din kay Mickey Mouse?).  When I got home, I quickly showed this book to him. He said: “Waaaaaw!?” then ran away from me.

But that night, we read this book together, ‘di naman talaga read na read, I made up some stories about the book, you can’t read the real text from the book since Liam hoards the book and flips pages every now and then (Hay, baka mapunit lang, hayaan nalang naten)

The following day, when we’ll tell him that he will also go to school na, he will reply to us: “mawsh?”. He is telling us like mouse? And we’ll say yes, just like mouse. This kept my hopes up.

Eto na! Big Assessment day (July 20, 2012, Wednesday). Oh my! Diba we usually hear na babies get traumatizes blah blah blah, eto, ako ang natraumatized. When we got in the school premises palng, Liam started to get agitated already and start to cry when we went inside the office. Oh  no! di lang basta cry, as in Cry with bending of body, moving his body towards the exit. I was soooo naaawa na kay Liam that time.

We tried going to the Discovery Park (indoor playground) ngawa ulit, teacher tried to show him monkey toys, ngawa pa din. Then we tried to go inside his soon to be classroom, ngawa ulit.. oh my, i was really worried that na that time and wanted to call it a day na.

Gwapo pa din kahit mugto mata.. 🙂

Buti nalang, we stayed kasi after playing with plants (this helped him stop crying), Dino invited him to play in the open field (This he really loves). He ran and watched the other kids playing Soccer (at naku, gusto sumama sa mga bata na sumisipa sipa ng soccer ball dun, kow ang nanay, natakot at baka matamaan ng bola ang anak ko, hehehe).  He also started playing with other kids.

My Future Goalie.. Ano naman panama ng mga Azkals dyan!? Partida mugto pa mata nyan from crying.. 🙂

We tried to let him join his soon to be classmates ulit, this time they were in the discovery park already and “whew!!” he joined them inside na. He was so excited di nya na alam alin ang uunahin laruin, balls, drive the car or the blocks, he went back and forth.

When the session ended, teacher queued the kids up, they asked kids to hold the rope na so they will walk in a line. Guess what!? To our surprise, nagpababa ang Liam and he joined the line. He held the rope and walked with his classmates.

Hay anak, if you’re reading this na, I just want you to know that you made mommy and daddy so proud.  I know you’ve heard this a million times (or malamang by now that you can read na, gazillion na) mommy and daddy loves you so so much. mwah!