The gift table was named Check In Counter. It’s on this table where guests left/checked-in their presents for Captain Akira.
To his parents’ delight, Aki received lots of toys, many of them high tech. The kind of toys that I would not buy myself because they are expensive. Thank you so much generous and thoughtful friends and family. I don’t think we’d be buying any new toys for the next two years.
After we opened all the beautifully wrapped presents, Aki’s cute and cozy playroom became cluttered and confusing. There are just so many toys! Aki got hyper everytime we’re in his room. He’d play with one toy for a few minutes sometimes even just seconds, then move on to another toy. Thank God, I finally had time last Monday to organize his toys. I sorted them based on age appropriateness. The ones for 3 years old and up are hidden inside the big Chicco box. The ones he can play with a few months from now are behind it. So now, only those toys recommended for kids 1 year and up are within his reach. I also decided that we will try to keep the toys inside their boxes so it would be easier to stack and store them.
We love and are thankful for all of the gifts that our prince received. There is one gift though that stands out. This kinda freaky wind up plastic toy that we now call Baby Glory. We named it after its giver, Lola Glo, Aki’s great grandma from Franco’s side. During the party, Lola told me a couple of times that she got Aki a very nice gift. With eyes that are slightly slanted and a bottle that goes up and down, Baby Glory is one interesting scary gift. Funny Lola Glo, also included an OPENED, yes opened, pack of lollipops. Thank you, Lola!