Aw Aw’s Bath Time

It’s been crazy here these past 2 months.  We’ve experience calamities left and right.  I really didn’t want to write any of it down in the blog, but thought that it’s still part of our  (Liam’s specifically) history – that we were able to experience these calamities and we were able to survive it.

Between the earthquake and the typhoon, am more stricken with the earthquake.  Since I was here in the office when in struck and the fact that we are still experiencing aftershocks until last week (a strong one at that), this is really nakakatakot.  With Typhoon Yolanda naman, all offices were closed that day, so we were able to stay home with Liam.  Though it is really depressing since Yolanda was really so powerful that thousands of people are now homeless.   We, ourselves were also busy tracking down our staffs in Tacloban.  Glad to announce also that we were able to track all 8 of them.  We are now working on relocating them.  This is a better problem, diba?!

Anyway,  back to my topic, as introduced before (see my post here), Liam has 2 dalmatian stuff toys, Aw Aw (ok, I conceive, his original name is doggy, but for some reason, mas kilala sya sa pagiging Aw Aw) and Raf Raf.  Among the 2, he always favor Aw Aw.  Lately, I thought magka-level na silang 2, since he likes bringing both dogs along and even agreed to bring Raf Raf sa plane instead of Aw Aw who slept in the luggage. Well, mas presentable kasi si Raf Raf (colorwise, hehe). 

After that trip, both dogs are suuuper dirty that I already talked to him to let Ate Lilia wash them both.  I specifically asked Donna to have Aw Aw washed first, since he is super Putim na.  That night, I saw the almost black Aw Aw in our room and I asked Donna what happened.

Donna:  Ayaw po ni Liam palabhan e. Si Raf Raf na lang daw.

When I asked Liam how come he don’t want Aw Aw to be washed, he smelled Aw Aw and said “di pa bantot!” hahaha ang kulit lang ng anak ko.

So with the determination to have Aw Aw washed, I asked Liam to give him a bath that weekend which he willingly obliged.

Liam happily giving Aw Aw bath
Liam happily giving Aw Aw bath
Mommy teaching him how to blow bubbles
Mommy teaching Liam how to blow bubbles
Checking his bubbles
Checking his bubbles
sya din daw dirty na..
sya din daw dirty na..
nainggit kay Aw Aw...
nainggit kay Aw Aw…
A clean Aw Aw and a happy little boy.. :)
A clean Aw Aw and a happy little boy.. 🙂

Hitting 2 birds with one stone ika nga! hehe..Have a nice week ahead everyone! 🙂


Haircut and Fish & Chips

Last weekend was a relaxed one. Like our usual weekend, we stayed home last Saturday, a little couple’s time while Liam was taking his nap last Saturday and our usual family day on Sunday.

As I mention on my last post, I deleted the Wipeout Video clips from Liam’s tablet.  As expected we had a morning drama fest after he realized that it’s not there anymore…

Liam:  Where is the Wipeout?
Mommy:  It’s just there (kuno)…
Liam:  Wala here. You tanggal it?
Mommy:  Baka nabura, we will download it again…
Liam:  Waaaaaah.. wala na Wipeout! I want Wipeout! Waaaah.. Waaah… Waaah..
After about 5 minutes, he asked for Yakult and wala na! nakalimutan na si Wipeout. Yesterday, he mentioned it again, but he said it in a “matter of fact” way.. “Wala na tayo Wipeout”.  Then proceeded to watch his Pororo Sing Alongs. 🙂

After that, we had breakfast and played around. We let him swim in his inflatable pool and played some more before he take his nap. The real highlight of the day was his forever pending haircut. (remember Leah’s post about Liam’s Stressful Haircut?) He was due for haircut 2 weeks earlier, but schedule with barber does not meet lagi.  Dino and I decided to go to Kuya Edward lang of Salon de Rose, since he is fast, tall and he has a way with kids.  Anyway, yun nga, after his afternoon nap, we asked Donna to go to the salon and check Kuya E’s sched.  Sakto, he don’t have a customer, so off we went to the salon..

This is how we do it... I carry Liam, Donna holds the white fabric tight so Liam can't escape, while barber is cutting his hair... now you know why we need a tall barber?
This is how we do it… I carry Liam, Donna holds the white fabric tight so Liam can’t escape (and so hair won’t get to Liam’s arm), while barber is cutting his hair… now you know why we need a tall barber? and did you notice? We are outside the Salon! Nabubulabog kasi buong salon if we do it inside.. hehe
Did you see Kuya E’s face?? mukhang hirap din sya diba?

This time, it did not take so long, mas mabilis, as Liam did not move, cry nor complain for the first few minutes of his haircut. He started acting out last 2 minutes na ng haircut, I think he can feel the itch na then.   He stopped na din once I set him free and removed his shirt.  He even gave us a broad smile after Kuya E gave him his prize – Skittles (we brought this of course).  I look forward for the day that he will calmly sit on the barber’s chair and have his haircut.

He was his cheerful self na when we get to the car.  At home, he took a bath then requested us to open his bag of skittles.  here’s our conversation..

Mommy:  Liam, can mommy have 1 skittle?
Liam:  I will buy for you later. okey? Cut hair ka muna..
TOINKS!! hahahaha. Funny little boy.

Here's his new look.. Ang gwapo no!?!
Here’s his new look.. Ang gwapo no!?!

Yesterday (Sunday), we had breakfast at McDo where Liam ate pancakes with butter and blueberry syrup and devoured his hashbrown without help and asked for 2nd serving pa. KOW! Anak, kung tinapay lang yan, binigyan na kita walang dalawang isip. hehehe.. Since, it’s not that healthy naman, we did not give in to his request.  We took the same route as last time – walk, padyak, jeep and taxi.

We asked Liam to walk and not to be carried anymore which he obliged.  I carried him lang when we are crossing the street na..

Mommy:  Liam, poh poh (carry) kita, we will cross the street
Liam, kunwari pa di nagets, pero after crossing the street…
Mommy:  Anak, go down na, walk ka na ulit
Liam: No, not yet finish cross street!
NAKUPOW!!! hahahahaha.. ang galing dumiskarte! haha

We let him swim again yesterday and prepared to go to SM for lunch and a little errand.  We dropped by Book Sale too and bought a few activity books.  I really am looking for the Flashkids activity book that Maqui gave Liam. It was effective as Liam is the one who always ask that we do it.  Kaya nga malapit na din maubos ung pages hehehe. (will post some photos of it later).

Unfortunately, those are not available in BS SM.  Will try again in Parkmall. Sana makita ko na sila.  Bought some activity sticker book instead and saw the “When You Give a Mouse a Cookie” book making us have 14 out of 100 na from the list, hehehe.  Oh by the way, when we got to BS, he kept on saying, kwakwoach book, kwakwoach book.. wah, di pa din nya nakalimutan si cockroach book! (note to self, go to parkmall and pray that it’s still there. hehe)

While looking for a bug book:
Me:  Donna, may nakita kayo bug book?
Donna:  Wala ate e..
Liam:  Here! Bug book!!

Tama nga! he was holding this spine-tingling bug book.  He liked it so we bought it, kahit nakakadiri. We read it while in the car going home, before he took his nap and when he woke up.  Diba obvious gusto talaga nya?!?! (mental note: make a special post on the book)

getting his pic taken at TK.  :)
getting his pic taken at TK. 🙂

Lately, we always eat out for Lunch (and dinner) on Sundays, it’s very hard to cook when you have a toddler.  As in, nakakataranta, kasi he will call you and look for you.  Ok lang naman if he wants to help out, kaso ayaw nya kasi hot daw.. hahaha.. So instead of cooking and maharass, we dine out nalang.  sakto din, after our trip to the mall, it’s time for Liam nap time na din.

Last night, I decided to cook dinner instead of eating out.  I sometimes ask ate to cook our meal day before, para iinitin nalang, pero since the recipe is new and it calls for frying, so di pwedeng init init lang.  we had fish and chips for dinner (recipe from  Outcome was good though it lacks crispiness and I forgot to buy/prepare Tar sauce.  Yan lang kulang as per bobe.  The recipe don’t go too well with catsup.   Sabi nga ni Liam – “don’t sawsaw this (pertaining to his fish) sa catsup ”  hehe.. marunong talaga anak ko..

I also prepared Leche flan pala for dessert.  For the egg whites, nakupow! Tried doing the meringue kisses again, but failed on both batches. Wonder where I went wrong.. haist, sayang..

Meringue kisses - FAIL!!!  Eto ang hindi fine sa One Fine Day namen.. haha
Meringue kisses – FAIL!!!
Eto ang hindi fine sa One Fine Day namen.. haha

And last, we played hide and see and shooting the marble before we cap the day!

Can somebody help me find my son?? hehe
Can somebody help me find my son?? hehe

Ang sarap ng weekend!! 🙂