My pretty and long-time blogger friend of Mom Conversations is holding her first ever contest. She will be having her 6th-year wedding anniversary on July 28 and this is her one way of celebrating. I am very much eager to join this contest and hope to own this brand new $300 worth of Coach Satchel bag. She even thought of holding this kind of contest/giveaway every month should this be a huge success. Don't you think that would be more fun?!
I'm asking my other blogger friends to join this contest & have fun! Just visit her site to get for more details. This contest is open starting today until the 28th of July.
My daughter, Chloe, is in her first grade and as I've said before, I just enrolled her to a new school. Yesterday, it was her first time to wear her uniform and she was so excited about it. I managed to take a picture of her before she left the house. Her school starts at 7:40 am but I have to wake her up by 6 am. Gosh, I missed waking up at 8 o'clock, hehehe...
Chloe goes to school everyday with her cousins who are also our neighbor. I am very thankful for that because I can't drive Chloe these days because of my very big tummy - so, bless my husband's relatives soul for offering to drive and fetch Chloe from school :D
Grade school is different now from her preschool. I have to check her work and assignments everyday unlike her preschool days that what she only bring was her snacks and everything was provided to them. Unlike now where she needs to have a huge bag to accommodate all her books and notebooks plus snacks and everything. I have to let her bring umbrella, too, because our weather these days is unpredictable. But so far, everything turned out good with Chloe. I always believed in her capabilities but of course, I should not rely on that and I know I need to attend to her to monitor her progress. Sometimes, kids will just get tired and you will never know if you don't try to bond with them....
I'm feeling nostalgic today. Chloe, my 6 yrs & 11 months old daughter is already a grade 1 pupil. She's turning 7 years old next month and I can't help but recall the day when she was born. She was a gift from God & I remember how happy we were to have her in our lives. I used to rocked her, cradled her, sang lullabies for her (and danced, too) and a lot more. With just one glimpse, she just grew up, as if those times where just a fragment of my imagination. She may have learned basic things from me but I learn more a lot from her. It was thru her where I knew how to take care of babies. She taught me motherhood... Now, I'm getting really sentimental.
Since I am to give birth next month also, I guess taking care of my second born is not that difficult anymore. I mean, at least, I had an experienced already but I still welcome new challenges. After all, each child is unique but someway, somehow, I know what to expect.
Last week, I was forced to drive Chloe to her school as my husband was sent for a 3 week training in Manila. We thought this seminar would take place last May but it only happens now. I still agreed to let him attend as long as he will be home on my due date. What I was only worried about was Chloe since she is new to her school and my house help is also new. So, after getting blessing from my OB-Gyne, I drove Chloe to her school (it's a 5-minute drive only if there's no traffic but the street is quite steep). Luckily, our neighbor who is my husband's first degree cousin sent his kids to the same school and offered us to bring Chloe to school with them starting this week. One of his sons is Chloe's classmate anyway so I'm quite relieved of the situation. I am very much thankful for this arrangement as it's already a big help on our part. God bless their kind soul! But even though the situation is like this now, I can't help but miss my little girl. I guess I have to accept the fact that my baby is starting to grow up and will be on her on own one day and I can only sigh....
Today is Chloe's first day of school. Drove her to her new school and stayed there the whole morning. Got to orient myself, too. The doctor allowed me to drive even with big tummy as long as it won't take me that long. Driving while pregnant is okay but I should make sure that the seat and the distance of the steering wheel is properly adjusted. I should avoid getting into trouble while driving because the danger here is the trauma that my tummy might experience - God forbid! So far, everything's okay. As for Chloe, she met new friends and some of her classmates at preschool are enrolled in the same school, too, and happen to be her classmates. In their class, there are 30 of them. I hope the teacher can still manage all of them and hope Chloe can still pay attention to their class, hehe.
Amazing Grace is celebrating her 1st Blog Anniversary and she's giving away super amazing prizes. I have a few more hours left but who knows, I'm might be lucky in winning at least one of her give-aways. Rules are as follows:
1. Make a post about this contest and add the site Amazing Grace and her other blog sites to your bloglist: A Walk to Remember, Gracia Fashionista and Bucket of Wisdom . 2. Return to this post and leave your comment with the URL of your post 3. One entry per blog site 4. Bloggers outside Philippines are welcome ( just leave a Philippine address for the delivery of the items) 5. One winner for each item. Winners will be drawn through random.org 6. Contest Runs from May 01 - June 15, 2010.
Today is already June 15. So, why not try your luck, too, before this contest closes?!
Last May 30, 2010, my daughter Chloe had her first piano recital. All of us were excited to her play and Chloe, of course, loves to be on the stage, hehe. I'm glad she's not timid like me when I was her age. Sharing to you the video of Chloe while she played the Swans on the Lake and The Man in the Moon. To Chloe Alexandra, keep it up! We're proud of you and we will always support you! Love yah!
We went to the mall today and bought Chloe school shoes. It was quite difficult to find her size because her size is big for her age. Finally, we settled for Gibi shoes. I hope her feet won't grow that fast so that her shoes will last until next year. We bought few things for the baby, too. I would have love to stay a little bit longer there and bought more things but my bulging tummy was too heavy to carry that I ended up sitting at the bench whenever possible. Malling/shopping is very tiresome for me these days...
It's already June and I'm now checking the things Chloe needs for her school. I'm also preparing things that I need for my hospitalization because I'll be on my 8th month this month and we don't know what will happen. We already bought some necessary things for the baby. I'll be seeing my doctor every two weeks, too. So far, the baby is good and my condition gets better. I pray that everything will run smoothly until my scheduled delivery. Wish me luck!