Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Birthday Girls

My 2 daughters Chloe and Zoe are both July babies. Chloe was born on July 18 and Zoe on July 12.

Chloe used to have parties every birthday but after her 7th bday, I told her that she will have a simple birthday when she turned 8. I let her understand that she will give way to her baby sister. Glad to say that she understood but told me she will help plan the party for her sister.

Anyways, Zoe had her birthday party on a weekend so that many people could join. She had a Tinkerbell-themed party wherein she wore the costume of the pixie fairy. I had her cake made from a friend and I was so satisfied with the result.

Prior to her party, I was the one making her invitation cards, prepared her lootbags, pabitin and piñata but I just contacted a party organizer for the mascot, host, games and magician. We celebrated Zoe's birthday in a hotel and decided to stay there overnight for they were offering a 50% off discount...besides, the baby needs to rest also..

Chloe, Me and Zoe

Chloe as Silvermist and Zoe as Tinkerbell

A day after the party: Zoe happy in her dad's arms and Chloe swimming at the pool with daddy.

Since Chloe's birthday falls on a Monday, she had a McDonald's snacks for her Classmates and Teachers at school. After I picked her up at lunchtime, I brought her to San Augustine Cathedral to pray and light a candle. In the afternoon, I bought Chloe a pizza, as she requested, and a cutie glee cake with candle for her to blow. And even though it was that simple, she was very happy and I think that's what mattered most.

I'll surely miss these moments in my children's life. I can still vividly recall carrying Chloe before putting her down to sleep, changed her diapers and feed her in a bottle. And I just can't believe that 8 years had passed. I'm now savoring the moment with Zoe for time flies so fast I might miss something...

Anyway, every time my daughters celebrated their birthdays, it also makes me reflective. I often asked, what are we doing to improve ourselves? But there are lots of opportunities in the world and one of them is online education. I have tried to Check out
and somehow it's inspiring. I hope my girls never stop learning and should they continue to take up for any online masters degrees, they will always have my support. After all, knowledge would be the best gift.



Chris July 21, 2011 at 12:06 AM  

time passes by too fast, doesn't it?!

chubskulit July 21, 2011 at 12:14 AM  

Wow they look like dalagas already hehehe.. You have beautiful children sis, ganda ng combination nyo ng hubby mo. Belated happy birthday to your lovely princesses, may God bless them with good health and good life ahead.

Psst, I admire you for being so early this week. Thank you for joining.

Just a suggestion sis, am just paranoid of identity theft so maybe it is safer if you removed the dates or years para di masyado halata ng mga online balasubas.. Just a thought, mwah!

Cookie July 21, 2011 at 8:48 AM  

@Chubskulit: thanks for the suggestion. I appreciate very much your concern. I removed na the dates, haha.

アンゼエリン July 21, 2011 at 10:37 AM  

happy birthday to both of your cute sweety pie...May god bless them.

Jidhu Jose July 21, 2011 at 1:25 PM  

cute shots

Vernz@ Consumer Mom Talks July 21, 2011 at 8:46 PM  

wow, halos magkasabay din sila pala.. ang laki na ... love tinkerbel :)

was here sis for nostalgia...

PS.. can I ask a little favor to follow and like my blog.. I need it much sis to qualify for a network.. followed na here and liked you on FB.. thanks cookie.. PS again.. love your header :)

Mummy Gwen July 21, 2011 at 9:58 PM  

Wow...what a grand birthday party...very nice.

Chloe has grown up alot. She is such a good big sister to Zoe. Time flies...Zoe is already ONE! Looking good Cookie ganda. ^_^

Hazel July 21, 2011 at 10:45 PM  

Pretty daughters, pretty dresses, nice timing on their birthdays :) I'm visiting from the Nostalgia meme; joined for the first time.

kimmy July 22, 2011 at 7:26 AM  

love the theme, TINKERBELL! and their outfits are really nice..

anne July 22, 2011 at 10:53 AM  

My daughters almost has the same birthday also, and yeah rose is right, it is good you took her advice your kids are very lovely, my nostalgia is here I hope you can come and take a look Mary Anne’s Musings, thanks!

imriz August 6, 2011 at 11:05 AM  

hitting two celebration in one. great party photos.
it's good that the eldest understand that table now is turned to the her little sister. i guess, that's a sign of maturity for chloe.

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