Wednesday, August 21, 2013

[zei the MOM] A birthday prayer for our Zia

Before this very special day ends, I'd like to share this prayer I made for our daughter Zia on her 2nd birthday. I tried searching the net for a prayer that suits our little girl, but everything seemed like it wasn't the right fit. So if you're reading it, please say a little prayer for our little girl too.

Dear Lord,

Today is another special day for Zia as she turns another year older. We thank you for giving us this day to celebrate her, our most special blessing and the source of our joy. When we look into her eyes and see her toothy smile, we are reminded of how much You have showered our lives with love and happiness. Please always watch over her and touch her with Your loving embrace each and everyday. We pray that she grows to be a good girl with a good heart who finds happiness in the littlest of things -- that she grows in faith and love. Oh Lord, we ask that You always guide her and keep her safe and healthy, away from any danger and harm. We ask that you bless her with a joyful heart that will find a reason to smile everyday. Again Dear Lord, we are grateful for Zia each and everyday and we promise to be our very best for her always and forever.


Zia may not have had a cake or candle to blow because of the circumstances of the past days, but I'm pretty confident, the little girl has a happy heart, not just for her birthday, but for always -- and we're gonna make sure she'll have exactly that all her days.

[zei the MOM] Our Zia is 2 today!

The weather has been gloomy for the past 3 days but nothing could ever rain on our parade today because today we celebrate 2 wonderful and lovely years of our baby girl Zia. Here's a video mommy made for you. :)

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And as the video says, albeit super quick and not readable. We love you forever to wherever and back. Happy 2nd birthday little sweetheart! We're so lucky and blessed to have you. :) Here are some pictures from our early morning surprise for the birthday princess. :)

Here's my DIY buntings just to liven up Zia's playroom. The Zia buntings were from Zia's baptismal reception, so its got quite a sentimental value
The little girl woke up early so we couldn't keep her from her surprises. The big box contains our gift bike to replace her old one which is quite rickety already
Had to dress her up for some decent bday pics. Here she is realizing that she has her own big little car.
The little princess riding her new cozy coupe from Little Tikes

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

[zei on home deco & design] Ikea wishlist

Because work has been suspended for 2 days now and I'm just here at home, I had time to scan other nice-to-haves for our home. Of course, I check the Ikea site first and Mandaue Foam after -- two of my faves. :) 
Since Zia already has quite a collection of books, I was thinking of getting a display shelf to put in our TV/playroom.

The Lerberg shelf in white would look perfect in our TV room -- Just need some knick knacks to pretty it up.
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 I also stumbled upon this lovely lovely table lamp -- the Stranne LED light table lamp. It looks so Christmas-y and I love it. Kinda pricey though, but too pretty for me not to have it at some point in my lifetime. Hope someone gives it to me as a gift. Haha. :)

Anyway, hope you're all safe and dry. Have a happy Tuesday despite the gloomy weather. :)