Sunday, December 20, 2009

Aqua Doodle Anyone?

Look Mommy! I have a new toy!

Look what's keeping me busy and occupied lately? My new Aqua Doodle, a gift from our family friend who lives in Munich. I really enjoy my new educational toy. It allows me to scribble away without the inky mess. Mommy is no longer worried that I might write on the walls again because it leaves no mark in it. And it is very safe to use because the "ink" is just water. Mommy refills it with fresh drinking water when I want to use it. And because it is small, I can carry it with me everywhere I go. This will surely keep me busy on our flight to London tomorrow. That would mean a stress-free flight for both my Mommy and Daddy. That is if I want to cooperate. Hehe!

Scribbles, scribbles, scribbles. Soon, I will be able to write my ABC's.

Thank you Tita Joe-ann, Tito Jerome and Johann for the gift! Hugs to you all! Enjoy your vacation in Ireland!

Friday, December 18, 2009

When I Was Sick...

Feeling unwell with my IV on. It was uncomfortable and it hurt!

I was sick a few weeks back. I had high fever, which went as high as 39.2°C, vomited multiple times and had no appetite. I had to be admitted on the fourth day since I had my fever because I was already getting dehydrated. The pedia suspected it might be the Sweinflu so me and Mommy were quarantined in my hospital room in Klinikum Ludwigsburg, which by the way has a beautiful view outside.

A section of the hospital as viewed from my room.

I fell sound asleep after they took my IV out.
I got exhausted because I was crying and was afraid of the nurse.

They took saliva, mucus and blood samples from me for testing for the Sweinflu virus. Thankfully, the results came in negative and they took off my IV dextrose on the second day. On the third day, I was discharged with a clean bill of health.

Eating a little... Mommy was happy to see me munching on something.
Dad calls my Nesquik cereals dog food because they look like dog food!
They are round and brown and look really like dog food. Love it though!

Finally managed to smile for my Mommy. Look at my small face!

I was all dressed up and very eager to go home.
Waiting for Daddy to arrive has made me impatient.

I don't want to go back to the hospital again and be hooked to the I.V. I hope I won't get sick that bad again! I wish you are all well too! God bless everyone!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Christmas Market and Me

It is getting colder each day here and Mommy has been teaching me to say "Kalt! Kalt!" each time we go out our balcony.

And before it gets too cold, we went out one fine Sunday to see the Weihnachtsmarkt or Christmas Market in Stuttgart. I enjoyed watching the different booths with Christmas decorations and the bright lights everywhere.

I was especially attracted to the mini village with small steam trains running around it.

Perhaps before we fly to London, we will visit the Christmas Market and ride the trains in the miniature village too! I wish!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I Love Oranges

I have always loved fruits, maybe because my Mommy loves to eat fruits and maybe because I was first introduced to fruits when I started eating solid food. My first favorite is banana. And then apples, and strawberries. Lately, I like oranges. I love the juiciness and the sweet-sour taste.

Here are photos of me enjoying my serving of clementine oranges (or mandarin or Japanese oranges), the kind that is very to peel:

Hey you! Yes, you! Want some?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Gondola Ride

Our day 2 in Venice saw us sightseeing and of course riding the gondola! I really had a blast and was fascinated with the old houses, the water canals, and the gondolier who spoke broken but sensible English. I learned from him the Venice is sinking by 2cm each year because of the rising water level. Blame that too on global warming.

Daddy and I were listening attentively to our gondolier..

The gondolier had to stoop down as we passed under this footbridge...

Fascinated with the old houses that seem to float on water...

My first ever gondola ride! It was fun!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Venice and Me!

Venice was a beautiful place! I enjoyed riding the gondola a lot and of course, the water canals all over the place. A city kept alive by tourism, Vienna is a rich city with majestic, old churches and lots of historical monuments. It has a very colorful culture too, very alive to this day. It was the height of summer when we visited and it was teeming with tourist, you had to stand long lines, and really hot too! I was cranky at times especially when it got to hot during the afternoon but it was overall a very fun experience.

Riding the vaporetto, the local transport that takes you anywhere in Venice. Yup! No buses or cars here. Only water buses and water taxis (a.k.a. speed boats).

There is so much to see in Venice. There was the Doge's Palace, the Basilica of St. Mark, the neighboring islands Burano, Murano and Torricello, the many museums and old churches, and of course the gondola ride!

Sightseeing in Venice. Behind us is the great Baroque church, the Santa Maria della Salute.

Enjoying the heat! Behind us is the Basilica of St. Mark.

Playing with the pigeons near the Doge's Palace.

Can you see the line of people behind us? They are lining up and waiting for their turn to enter the Basilica. The line was THAT long!

Giggling happily... gigitik ni Daddy!

More stories from our Venice trip so please stay tuned for more!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Visiting the BMW World in Munich

Last Friday, we went to Munich for our UK Visa Application. We finished up early and since we were already there, we decided to go to BMW World again... This time, Mommy allowed me to get off my stroller and go around the exhibits. It was fascinating! The technology was amazing! Below are my photos so you will see how amazed I was:

Friday, November 13, 2009

Bonding With Daddy

Last Saturday, we went to Nanay Cata's place. I had a nice bonding moment with my Daddy watching a German show on TV as if we both understood what the hosts were saying... I was already in my jacket because we were preparing to leave. We just waited until Robbie Williams finishes with his live performance. He sang his latest single, Bodies.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ehana's Need for Eyeglasses

This is Ehana and she is my friend from Japan. She is a very pretty girl, with a happy heart just like me. But she has a problem with her eyes. Can you see what it is? Yes, she is a little cross-eyed and since she is still very young, her pediatrician said that this can still be corrected with eyeglasses. I am sure these kids glasses with plastic frames will be perfect for her. I should tell Tita Luisa about it.

Ehana has a very playful nature. She runs around a lot and has tons of energy to jump, bump, skip and hop. It is amazing really, I couldn't keep up with her. Of course, I was still too small then and could not walk yet. I just crawl after her. So maybe she could also use a pair of impact-resistant children glasses so that Tita Luisa won't have to buy her a pair often each time her eyeglasses break. Or Tita Luisa can also choose kids glasses with resin and PC lenses. They come in funky colors too. Just perfect for kids.

I think Ehana is three years old now and she must already be going to Kindergarten. I hope I can see her again, prettier than ever before because her vision has already been corrected. I wonder if she has already started her treatment and is now wearing eyeglasses... Hmmm... I should ask Tita Luisa to send me a photo of Ehana wearing her eyeglasses, then.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Praying with Friends

Last Friday, I was astonished to find our house filled with our new friends. You should all note that I am not used to seeing many people in our house since there is only me and my Mommy during the day and only the three of us on weekends and evenings. So I was really surprised. I even hid in the kitchen for a while when they started showing up because I was shy. I am not so familiar with some of the faces though but when Nanay Cata showed up and then Tante Liza, I began to warm up and be my usual self. Unlike in the old days and in some conservative families in the Philippines when children were asked to stay and hide in their rooms when guests are around, the usual custom here in Germany is to introduce the children to the guests and are expected to also entertain them.

My Mommy and Daddy were happy to see me mingling and charming our guests. I was a good girl and didn't even cry. When I wanted to go to my room to play, I would pull Tita Cha's or Tito Mark's hand. Some of the guests even willingly hold me in their arms. I am not scared of them anymore.

Tired and sleepy after all the guests have left.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...