Saturday, February 6, 2010

Shopping for My Girl

I'm sure I am just a typical normal grandma, who loves to shop for her girl.And I am sure, every grandma will agree with me.

Lately, My Girl's mom has been warning me to slow-down on shopping for My Girl because her closet is already full. Sometimes, I heed to her warning, and sometimes I don't. My own mom and my sister keep on telling me that I am already spoiling My Girl. But I told them that I am not spoiling her because she is not asking for these, I am willingly and lovingly buying all these for her.

One of the latest items I bought for her is this very cute Ralph Lauren outfit which she first wore to the Honoring Party of my father, at the Panglao Island Nature Resort last January 22, 2010.

This brand new RL piece normally costs about more than $50 but I got this at a steal price thru eBay.

My favorite brands for My Girl's clothes are: Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Carter's , Old Navy, Baby Gap, Osh Kosh, Levi's, Baby Guess, Esprit, First Impressions, Ed Hardy, Izod,Roxy and Baby Phat. I buy almost all her clothes on-line through favorite shops online.

Again, my mom and my sister would remind me that I might be doing too much for My Girl for making her get used to wearing all-branded clothes. Well, to my defense, I think I am just teaching My Girl - good taste. haha!

How is shopping done?

I am fond of browsing for baby clothes and when I find a good deal, I pay them using a debit card or through PayPal. I am not afraid of spending too much for I set a budget like, I fund my debit card with the amount I only want to spend.

Once the item has already been paid, it is shipped to an assigned US address. Usually, an earlier arrangement with the person to whom the item will be shipped to has already been set. And this person (who then becomes the courier) is usually a close friend or relative who is coming home to Bohol sooner.

It's always exciting every time a "courier" arrives from the US because for sure there are stuffs for My Girl. One time, a friend from San Francisco, CA brought in 18 pieces of clothes for My Girl (wow exciting). Others came in with 10, 8, 5,3, and so on...

This is just another expression of mine as to how much I love My Girl. I love shopping for her.

I know that many other grandmas out there even shop and spend more than I do for their our girls too.

Happy shopping grandmas!

My Girl in green Izod outfit and in all-pink Ralph Lauren dress and shoes.


I have noticed that it has been almost a year ago since I posted my last entry here. Perhaps I have been busy with so many things, but for sure, I was also having a busy but enjoyable times with My Girl.

How is she now? Well, she has become even more adorable. Last February 3, 2010, she turned 20 month old. Yes, it's 4 months away and she will be 2 years old already.

The picture above was taken during the family lunch-out at Mang Inasal here in Tagbilaran City to celebrate My Girl's 20th month. Later, her daddy brought a pretty cake for her.

What's up with My Girl?

Teeth - She got 20 of them now. Too early to have these much teeth eh?

Hair - We are so enjoying because we can already piggy-tail her hair and sometimes, I do little braids. This afternoon, I trimmed her bangs again. The color of her hair is getting lighter.

Appetite - I thought she was "small for her age" so I consulted my sister who is a pediatrician. She ordered for My Girl to take additional vitamins, and have another supplement formula: Nutren Junior, which she alternatively drinks with her NAN 3w.

She do eats more now. And still the same, she insists on feeding herself using fork. For her formula, she drinks them all up now.

Words spoken - We lost track of the number of words she can speak so clearly and consistently. She already has many expressions. Her favorites are "oh, uh" or " oh, no!" when she drops or something goes wrong. She sings "A,B,C,D...." spontaneously, clearly and at the right tunes. She sings a lot of songs too. She sings along with the TV ad of Villar and many other tv ads.

She invents names for us. She calls her granpa - "Papati" (before, she calls him plainly "papa"). She calls her mommy - "mamani" ; her daddy "dada"; her great-grandpa "wowo";her great-granma "lala".

She says the words "no, no" at the right time and when she really doesn't want something or anything.

When she asks for her milk-formula, she tells her yaya "yaya, ava!". Ava is how she calls her milk-bottle Avent. When she was younger, I playfully teach her to read the print of her bottle "Avent" and she would follow me "Ava". And since then, she says "Ava" when she asks for her milk.

She has names for her toys - "mini" for Minnie Mouse; "miki" for Mickey Mouse; "mimi" for our pet goat; "meow-meow" for the cat; "Fee" for the fish; "lisa" for the lizard; "kakots" for cockroach; "sta" for star; "popol" for the color purple; "apol" for apple; "awaw" for dog; and can't remember the other words.. there are just so many.

Motor skills - She started walking very early, at the age 10 mon. old. Now, she runs around; climbs up the stairs at one step each; so good in climbing up chairs and beds; she loves to jump; dance; and chase and poke bubbles.

As early as 18 months old, she already loves to play with her crayons. The walls at her bedroom now has many writing and coloring (all done by her). She loves to color on her coloring books and she loves to draw circles and just scribble anything. She also loves to play "read the book" as if she is actually reading. She plays a lot too.

Recognition - We are so amazed of her skills in recognition. At an earlier age, she can already recognize as to whom does this certain thing belong to. Like, if I am wearing her mommy's slippers, she will tell me " mama, mamani na" (mama, that is mommy's). And she just does this to anybody who is holding or using anything which doesn't belong to him/her. When she finds something that belongs to someone (here in the household), she would get it and bring it to whoever owns it.

Whatever she can do and what she is right now is all God's creation and we thank God for our very sweet Girl. She really brings so much joy to the family.

I love you My Girl. SALE ! SALE !