28th February, 2010
Alyssa grabbed my camera and clicked away.
Hhhhmmm… I think I’m raising up a little photographer…
A few of her stuff toys collection. Oh yes! I mean FEW… =)
Some of her beloved animal fellas – dinosaurs, ponies, zebras, etc.
And a future veterinarian too… =) Don’t you think so???
26th February, 2010
It always pains me to see kids who are having difficulties in any way. I can’t understand why can’t all kids just be as normal as the others. I guess when you’re really a mom, your deepest soul is being touched by kids.
Our house is very near the disabled center and everyday I can see people of any age in wheelchairs. I thought, if only they were guided right by their parents when they were younger, maybe they should have recovered well. I can say this because the people taking good care of them are people who works in social services and not their relatives. It’s sad that they can’t speak well
and they are having a hard time communicating how they feel. Most of the time, they just shout to ease the pain.
I’ve encountered once a speech and language development site
that assesses children as early as 3 months to 5 years. It’s not free, but £19.95 a year per child is not much either. They even offer 20% discount on registration until 31 March 2010 using the code BVT1015
. Videos to better navigate the site
are also provided. It’s also fun for kids because after the assessment, fun activities are provided to enable the parents to provide targeted therapy at home. I always believe that the earlier the child shows symptoms of difficulty in speech, parents should already be alarmed about the possible causes and effects because some highlights adverse indicators such as hearing impairment or even autism.
25th February, 2010
When Alyssa was still a baby, I often play the song “Butterfly Kisses” and it serves as her lullaby… I love it because I want my daughter to be so close to her Dad. As a breatsfeeding mom, I believe that everyday during those times, I am having that strong bond with my daughter, so with the song that she’s hearing while she’s growing up, it will give her a message that Dad loves her just the same.
And I was right, because as she grows up, she memorizes the song by heart and calls that song “Daddy Song”. It was just a very sweet and touching song for a father and daughter, specially the first part which was about childhood. It has now become more popular and seems to be a common song for weddings.
For me, personally, I love the song “If I Could” and I first heard it while browsing Sharon Cuneta’s videos (Oh Yes! I’m one heck of a Sharonian! LOL) in YouTube. She sang it to KC way way back. The song was sung by Celine Dion and Barbara Streisand too, though I was deeply touched with Sharon’s version and my tears even fell as I watch and listen.
I haven’t tried playing it yet to Alyssa, but because I remembered it again, I will add it in our iPod now. So from now on, she’ll have both “Daddy Song” and “Mommy Song”. Alyssa can’t sleep without music, so this is a good addition to her playlist.
And as a daughter, the song I want to sing to my parents when I’m given the chance is the song, “Do I Make You Proud”, which this time was sung by KC to Sharon. And I would want to know their answer.
I’m sure you’ve got favorite songs you dedicate to your kids too. Come and join us in Mommy Moments hosted by Mommy Chris.