SM has always been the go-to mall for moms. Aminin, their tagline ‘We’ve got it all for you’ is proven and moms like me have become witnesses to what they can offer. With that, they’ve recently launched SM Babies. You might be wondering why, given they’ve always had a section in their department store exclusively for babies. But little did you know (nor did I) that it has been under SM Kid’s Fashion. It was nice that they thought of giving SM Babies (which caters specifically to children up to two years of age) its own spotlight.
To celebrate this milestone, a photo exhibit called “Special Moments” was held last January 28, 2013 at the Manila Peninsula Conservatory featuring 14 of Metro Manila’s loveliest moms and their adorable little ones photographed by no less than Pilar Tuason.
I wish I was there to see the photos myself but I was at work that day. Still, I’m sharing with you the ”Special Moments” photos that were exhibited.
“Special Moments” is composed of four different categories that highlights the bond between mother and child- bedtime, playtime, baptismal and party time.
“I enjoy the mornings when there’s no one else at home except Rosanna and I. We hang out, make outfits for her, and tell her stories about what I’m doing at work or stories behind each pair of shoes or bag I have.” Juana Manahan-Yupangco and Rosanna
“I treasure reading Alejandro bedtime stories and humming his lullabies as he falls asleep in my arms. This is when I’m most at peace.” Rosanna Ocampo-Rodriguez and Alejandro
“I was giving Cooper a bath one night when he looked at me, touched my arm, and said ‘mama.’ He’s been able to say that before but never addressing me. I thought nothing of it but then, he does it again two more times while looking at me in the eyes. I love that moment because it was the first time I had a name and he knew who I was—his Mama. I think when you become a mom, you feel love in a magnified way. I thought I knew love until I had Cooper and then suddenly there’s one huge room in my heart that could occupy so much love.” Delamar Arias and Cooper
“Helena and I love snuggling, cuddling, and tickling each other before bedtime. Seeing her biggest smile while laughing out loud is just adorable and priceless.” Angela Medalla-Yeo and Helena
“I love everything about my Manu and everything that we do together everyday, from the time I wake up until the time I sleep. I especially love it when he latches on me before nap and sleep time. I know that one day my milk will eventually run out and his teeth will start growing out, and so I will enjoy every minute of it. It’s a special bond that we share as mother and child, and I’d like to hang on to it for as long as I can.” Rose Montenegro-Boonpongsa and Manu
“I love waking up to my Jaime’s coos and giggles. He’s such a happy little darling in the morning.” Nicole Delos Angeles & Jaime
“Little Katia is my third daughter. From the day she was born, she was an easy baby and as soon as her first smile appeared, it almost never left her face. I’m so blessed with all my girls, the love that weaves its way through each of them is immeasurable and they truly make me a better woman everyday.” Georgia Schulze-del Rosario and Katia
“My favorite bonding moment with Alessi is when we cuddle in bed every night. After dinner, I give her a bubble bath, have our playtime with her brothers, her dad and I alternate reading books to her, and then we put her to sleep in our bed. Since she’s a very active toddler now, it takes a while for her to fall asleep! So we play, talk, kiss, and hug a lot before she finally falls asleep in my arms.” Grace Barbers-Baja and Alessi
“My favorite time of the day with Mia is when I spend time playing and reading to her—this happens after she takes her breakfast when it’s one-on-one time with Mommy. Mia especially enjoys bubbles and watching Angelina ballerina videos.” Emillie Montenegro-Yupangco and Emilia
“Preparing for bedtime is our most favorite time of the day. It starts off with a warm bath, a massage, and dressing for bed. Soon after, he breastfeeds and drifts off to dreamland. His day ends and “me time” begins.” Tin Dychiao & Xavi
“I love the beach and I’m so happy that my little prince loves the ocean as well. He started swimming at one and a half years old and my best memories are spending time in the beach together.” Marta Araneta and Tristan
“The first time Brooke laughed was a special moment. I had sneezed and she started laughing to the point that she couldn’t stop. And it just made me see how something so little could make her so happy.” Isabel Olondriz and Brooke
“I was overcome with emotion when Matt—only ten and a half months old—suddenly gave me a peck on the cheek. There’s no better feeling than that of receiving affection from your child.” Maia Martirez-Hing and Matt
“It’s whenever I get to have a full day to myself and take my daughter out that’s most special to me. With my busy schedule, it’s the perfect time for me to focus on just her completely. I get to see her play and smile and laugh and I get a lot of time to do it with her, which helps me get a glimpse of who or what kind of girl she’ll become as she grows older. Those are always the most special moments because there’s nothing I want more for my daughter than to grow up a happy and contented person.” Andi Eigenmann and Elle
My favorite photo would have to be Tin & Xavi’s. Not just because we’re friends but there’s simplicity in their photo that greatly exudes a bond between a mother & child. Plus who could resist Xavi’s adorable smile (and dapper look) that matches her mom’s? 🙂 I love it!
I’m quite excited to visit SM to check out the SM Babies area. Once I do, I’ll post photos on my Instagram so be sure to follow me there.
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