Day to day photographs are one of my favorites. They always capture who my kids are and they are perfect for photo journaling. You could easily see them grow up through pictures, month by month, year by year. Browsing through them never fails to fill me with different emotions. Which reminds me, I need to start making some photo books asap.
Here are some that I’ve taken months ago, thanks to iPhone.
Look who’s learning how to play this summer? (I hope!)
We were supposed to just check the JBL Pro Audio sale but when the Husband saw the guitars, he just had this inexplicable desire to buy one for Sandy. I told him to ask her 10 or 20x if she really wants to learn. Although Sandy answered yes to all of his questions, I was still not convinced. Anyway, we went ahead and got her this one. It wasn’t as affordable as I was expecting, making me anxious even more if she’ll like it. But thankfully, she did. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that she’ll spend summer learning four chords at least before giving up. Her weakness is her lack of patience, really. Which is unfortunate because I know she can be good at something if she works hard at it.
I know Sandy looks like her Papa but doesn’t she pose just like moi? I am still a big fan of this girl! She’s one passionate little lady, I can tell. Whether it’s singing, dancing, acting (oh my, what a drama Queen!) or drawing, I could see how much she loves doing them. She gets inspired a lot and she couldn’t wait to do her own thing once her creative juices started flowing.
Meg is getting bigger each day while her Ate Sandy is … (pause so I can cry) just growing up too fast! Look at them below. I still remember carrying them with one arm as they breastfeed non-stop. Meg still does that btw but look at her big legs and long arms! She’s not a baby anymore. Soon, we’ll have a 2-yr-old who doesn’t want to be carried at all.
Meg and I love my iPhone’s front camera. Isn’t it obvious?
Seriously, she loves pressing the camera button herself which is why I often find pictures of her on my camera roll. They are always wonderful – round, chubby face with big grins and huge, sometimes china eyes from smiling too much.
What a cutie! She’s not only adorable in photos but in person too. She’s far from sweet but she’s one funny toddler you wouldn’t be able to help but forget your troubles when you’re hanging out with her.
More updates soon!
Here are some photos from Ate Sandy’s Field Demo Day at CSR. I think I was even more excited than her on her performance. At first, she was so happy to dance with her classmates but the heat from the sun was too much for their age. She was frowning by the time the parents were allowed to take photos. Still, I could see that she was giving all her best – just like a true performer.
After the field demo, we went to the other side of their school so she can enjoy the rides with her classmates. So many good memories here from when I was a kid myself. I’m so glad that Sandy is having her own fun memories that she can treasure forever.
Here’s a quick re-cap of our Christmas in pictures. I never regret nagging the husband when it comes to taking photos. No matter how busy or stressed we are, having our pictures taken is a high priority. They always come out nice. Which makes you forget all the small holiday-related issues and just focus on the big picture. Pun intended.
The boys. Megster and the Husband.
My little model. She wasn’t smiling because she said models are supposed to be serious.
Now that’s the Sandy that we know.
Finally, a decent shot of Meg.
Sandy watching her video message from Santa. Priceless. You can watch it here too.
Chirpy, her favorite toy as of today.
I’m an expert on skipping events to blog. And this post is another evidence of that. However, I just love this photo so much that I just have to share it with you!
See these girls? These are the daughters of my online friends. We met about 5 years ago just by blog hopping and look at us now. Even our kids are now hanging out and having fun together! I just love it. We have playdates now too, not just coffee meet ups. And this coming November 27, we’ll have our annual early Christmas party to celebrate not just Christmas but our anniversary as online friends.
Photos taken from Sam and Migo’s party.
It’s true what they say! The more kids you have, the more fun your home will be. Not mentioning more chaos / bills / headaches / worry when they get sick. But these are small things compared to the joy that they bring us. We are truly blessed!
More posts coming. Baby steps.
Funny how Sandy loves to Google just about anything. I always make sure that I watch what she does online especially on Youtube as you never know what she could click. Anyway, I saw that she was Googling Garmin GPS and when I asked her why, she told me she heard about GPS from her classmate’s dad. Such a curious little lady! There are also searches on different continents and this last one which proves how girly girl she is – barbie musketeers. Even on her iTouch, she loves searching for things whether via App Store for new free games or in Safari for images of her favorite cartoon characters. I was worried as well that she may not like to read books anymore now that she found a way to learn things using the Internet. But I see that she still likes reading stories and just uses the computer because it’s fun.
I received an email about mitsubishi galant custom floor mats and I suddenly remembered that I need to buy playmats for the kids. They just love lying down on the floor these days whether reading (Sandy), playing (Both) or wrestling (Meg). We have these huge square rubber mats that you can put together but Meg kept peeling them off so most of them are broken now.
I saw a nice pororo playmat from SM recently but find it too expensive so I didn’t buy it. But now that Meg received some cash gifts, I think it will be fair to get one for her. What do you think? Isn’t it just too cute for words?
The one that I found was much bigger. I was concerned about how slippery it will be so I’ll have to make sure to test it again when we visit the mall next weekend.
Pardon all the instagram photos. I am just too lazy to use our DSLR or my point and shoot. At least with iPhone, you can easily upload or style it using apps like Instagram or Hipstamatic. And now, here I am blogging about them.
See Ate Sandy on her first day as a Rosena. Time flies so fast, really. And no, I will not blog about how excited yet sad I am that she’s no longer my baby. I may cry and I will never be able to finish this post.
Gosh. I still can’t believe five years have passed already.