Thursday, October 30, 2008
Mommy Frog & Chloe Frog; Land, Water & Air Transportation
Princess Belle in her ballgown; Armadillo (Ice Age Era)
Saturday, October 25, 2008
At first, Chloe wanted to wear the ghost costume
With Mina, her mentor(in disguise); Queen of Vampires strikes a pose
With the pumpkin girl. Chloe's best friend at school
With the rest of the kids...
With her dance partner...dance to the tune of 'Dancing Queen'
The kids really had fun. Aside from games and prizes, Pizza Hut also facilitated a pizza–making activity. The kids were the ones to make their own pizza. It was fun watching them as they put in the sauce, cheese and bacon on their pizzas. After baking, the finished product was given for them to eat.
Chloe in action
The finished product. Thanks, Pizza Hut ----- for the burnt pizza!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
One of my wakwak friends & good friend, Julie, came over to my place. Even though she's already a Nurse (like me), Julie ventured into a new hobby - Photography. She brought with her her Canon camera, which I'm not good at describing. All I know is that the Paparazzis are using that kind of camera :). Julie wanted my daughter, Chloe, to 'model' for her. The shots were taken in our home, hoping that next time, we could find a better outdoor venue. She may be a neophyte in Photography right now but I believe she could be successful in her newfound career. Her eagerness, creativity and passion for photography would make her achieve her greatest endeavor in life.
Anyway, I've here some shots of Chloe taken by Julie - the Photographer.
I SO LOVE this picture not only because my little Chloe was on it but of how it was taken. I commend the photographer for coming up with a pose so unique. If anyone had no inkling about it, people would think that these pair were mother and daughter looking lovingly to each other. But my little Chloe loved every minute of their photo op especially with her Tita Bogie.
I like the silhouette effect that served as their background. It created a dramatic effect and a sense of tranquility and the result was amazing. I was even hoping to have these pictures published to any wedding magazine but I don't know where and how. So meantime, I will just use my blog to post their picture perfect pose.
(Free ad: you can see this tarpaulin at the gate of Lifetime; Chloe, raising both her arms)
If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement, he learns confidence.
If a child lives praise, he learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.
If a child lives acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world.
Where lessons learned last a Lifetime…
(Extreme right: Chloe raising her left arm)
I love this poem so much. I was in my 4th grade when I read and learned about this poem. Although I have forgotten some of the lines when I grew up, I am so thankful to have found this poem at the back of Chloe’s baby book. I hope that we, parents, should try to apply this to our children to make them confident, competent and mold them into a better person as well.
I married at exactly 27 years old & gave birth at 28…For me, it was just the right time. And my bundle of joy came just at the right moment! Some of you moms would agree with me that pregnancy is not that easy, but at the same time, it’s a wonderful experience. The craving & the morning sickness (though I’m very lucky not to have experienced those!), the back aches, the changes in your tummy, the Braxton hicks..oh! I love those kicks my little one gave me when she was inside my tummy.
But the most beautiful of all was when I finally got to see her! Although my labor pain was really terrible…and in the end, I delivered her via caesarian. But it didn't matter, 'coz what’s more important was that I got to meet her.. and I could really say that my labor was way more painful than with the surgical procedure I went thru, or maybe I was just too excited to see her.
My baby girl was born at last! She’s the most beautiful creature I’ve ever seen. After being given a dose of anesthesia for me not to feel pain & for me to sleep, my doctor was surprised to see me still awake. She let me see my kiddo, even as I was still lying in the operating table…She was such a beautiful sight to see. She was already asleep & was kept warm, I took note of her pinkish cheeks and counted her little fingers & toes. Thank God they were complete, hehe. She’s truly God’s greatest gift to me! I couldn’t hide my tears, I just couldn't believe I was finally seeing her. She was really a sight to behold!
Chloe Alexandra…my daughter, my life and my love. I’ll always be here for you.