My wife is due to give birth to our second son in late-July. And with a new baby comes the search for a name. We pored over thousands of baby names and words that could ring a bell. It's easy to go for royal names of kings, heroes, or celebrities. Couldn't go wrong with biblical names. Or fashionable and current popular baby names. But in the end, we wanted something truly unique and special to us.
We wanted it to have significant meaning in our lives, something that's dear to us. It had to pique curiosity, nevermind the need for explanation everytime people hear it. Like our eldest, Seven, whose name held much importance to us, we decided on a unique name for our new kid. Explaining our choice starts now, hence this blog.
Yes, we're going to name our second son, "Sunday". Yup, the day of the week.
Like I said, we wanted a name that has special meaning to us, something that we value. Sunday is the Lord's day. The day of the week that we set aside for church and worship service. The day of the week that we shut things down - business and appointments foremost of them - so we can devote our time and attention to Him. Sunday is also family day. We'd rather stay home and be with family, or go out and have fun with them. It has got to take something REALLY important or urgent to deviate from our Sunday routine.
In short, Sunday, for us, represents two of the most important things in life : God and family. Doesn't get more significant than that.
Seven, soon you'll meet your baby brother, Sunday.
I love how it sounds.
It's been a while since I blogged photos. It's been a while since I've gone out for a photoshoot. This is the perfect chance to break the lull.
Our dearest son, Seven, turns two years old today. We are so thankful and proud of him (and it shows, if you're my friend on Facebook). For his birthday, I thought of featuring him in another shoot, something I haven't done in a while. My wife and I planned to do it in April, but time went by so fast and we didn't notice it was already May and a week before Seven's birthday. To cut the story short, we had to cram and do the shoot. So a few days ago, we did it. Anie mixed and matched Seven's clothes for the shoot, I charged my camera batts and emptied the memory cards. We waited for the summer afternoon heat to subside then went outside to shoot. By outside I mean outside our house and in our lawn (although we ventured past our backyard for one location). When time is not on your side, you get desperate. Sometimes, you settle for what's available. It was just up to us to make things work.
Easily distracted and having a short attention span, and at two years old we still couldn't direct him to stay still or do a specific pose, Seven could be tricky to shoot. Most of the time we just let him be his natural self in front of the camera, while I wait for the moment to snap pictures. The only advantage we have is that he's also naturally cute. When he's in a good mood or flashes that smile... game over. That's all I need.
Here are the photos from the shoot. Done in two days, each session lasting an hour and a half. This is what happens when your mom's a model and your pop's a photographer. You get photographed a lot. An awful lot.
It's a wrap. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, kiddo! Stay sweet. :)
Thanks for looking. :D
Father to Seven. Prefers to be called "Pop" because Daddy is too sosyal, Papa can mean boyfriend / boy-toy or a ketchup, Tatay is too un-sosyal, and Popsie is just three letters too much. I don't like the cola because it's too sweet, but I esteem coach Gregg Popovich because he gets the job done. So Pop it is.