Friday, December 11, 2009

She's Eight

MC turned eight last Dec 10.

I know it was not easy for her to adjust into our new life in Manila. But she is now doing better. We are all doing better.

It was not easy. There were a few traumatic incidents. There were big challenges. But she helped all of us open our eyes, our souls and our hearts to breeze through all of them.

She is now more sure in her steps. There are now force in her comments. She gives clever suggestions. She takes better care of her sister. She knows her way in almost all the places we usually visits. She decides. And she wants to know more.

Of course, there are still things that need to be moderated. But we are working out on them, as a family.

Let me show you some pictures.

A tradition: the birthday table.
Papa, IC and I managed to shop without MC because they have a school outing. But another tradition, we have already asked MC to give us a list of what she wanted. That made our shopping expedition easier :) She even helped us hide all the gifts; locking the room, even!
IC helped me prepare the birthday table the night before MC's birthday. We sneaked out of our beds! 'That was fun,' said IC :)

The birthday girl with some of her guests.

Two friends from the neighborhood came, plus her cousins, the grandparents, and one of her godmothers. She requested for a menu of fried chicken, spaghetti and rice; and she got an extra, her favorite lumpiang shanghai (ground beef mixed with carrots, young onion, parsley and wrapped).

Birthday Merienda or snacks
Another surprise were the snacks prepared for her. Hotdogs on sticks with marshmallows (which MC and IC didnt like, they hate marshmallows but they did ate those with pineapple and grapes); the rice cake (which wasnt the girls' taste); and the lumpiang saging (wrapped banana which I like :D).

Here is the birthday girl cutting her cake.

Here is she receiving an overseas call from Germany.
She chatted for a long time with her Aunt, Uncle and Opa.

And more surprises, a choir came to sing Christmas carols to us. When we told them that it is MC's birthday, they belted out a birthday song, too.
MC was really proud. We are really proud of MC, too!
Dear MC, we love you!


Anonymous said...

Belated happy birthday to your daughter! :D

Anonymous said...

Belated happy birthday to your daughter! :D