Amelie has so many toys now but her clear favorite is the inflatable bouncer. Thanks Joe! But its shrunk quite alot now with all the jumping and I’m worried that she might hurt herself if it gets any flatter. So the obvious solution is to re-inflate it but I’m still trying to figure out how – I’m not really keen on the idea of hand-pumping it up again…and again in the future. There is a tire inflator in our tool box but no-one here seems to know how to work it – it looks like the Milton S506 shown here. I have been told I need an air compressor to make it work? Is that right? If so, which air compressor? – there are so many to choose from and I’m not too keen on trying to figure that out….any ideas anyone?
When I was pregnant with Amelie, I always prayed that she’d be healthy, with complete body parts and inheriting the good traits of her dad. I so admire how he has remained simple natured, timid and patient throughout the years — those traits I want our daughter to have.
I shared this with my mother-in-law and she asked, “You didn’t pray for her to be beautiful?” and I said, “Not exactly. But I did ask for her to be cute.”
It will take a few more years for me to confirm if she got the traits I prayed for. Although I’d like to think that she is an overall good kid now, it is still pretty early to tell. But what is very evident is Amelie looking very much like her dad.
As soon as my ObGyne placed Amelie on my chest after delivery, I whispered to R, “Kamukha mo sya.” Since that day until now, you’ll hear the exact same words from the people who see them together.
For our daughter’s first year, we celebrated the 20th of each month as it presented milestones/developments of her growth. I fancied buying this small cake with her favorite character design, Elmo.
When I think of how long my parents have stayed married, I wonder if my husband and I will reach the same milestone. It’s still a long way for us but I’d like to think and believe that we’ll reach if not surpass that length of time.
Carlos is my sister’s only son. He’s now 8, tall and smart for his age. He used to hug me when I come to the Philippines for a visit and he was only about 4 or 5. When he turned 6, he became too conscious to be babied! Ha ha.
Kelly is my cousin’s daughter. She is growing to be as beautiful as her mom.
The photo shows my mother with my nephew Carlos and niece Louise Andrea.