Monday, April 11, 2011

pretty dresses

the girls

Ash was on a Sound of Music marathon at my mom's place yesterday afternoon. She likes the songs, the singing and the clothes. She wants to dress up exactly like Maria! Well, if she chooses the nunnery over the frat house - I think I may be able to live with that. I know hubby will be thrilled!! (remember, he doesn't like the idea of his precious girls dating...getting married even).

So, anyway, before going all Maria-ish, she woke up and said she wanted to wear her Ma-ri-mela (her version of Maria) dress. And, she went searching for them in her drawer and wore hers. She then proceeded to search for her sister's dress and got me to wear for Mini. Pretty right??!!

You must be wondering : that doesn't look like Maria's at all!!

Well, you're absolutely right - Maria will not be caught dead in a sun-dress like the ones in the photo. The only reason why Ash associated the dress with Maria is because the dresses actually came with matching headscarfs similar to what the girls in the movie wore. In this picture, they didn't have it on.

Let me tell you that, I am one fussy mom when it comes to my kids' clothes. I don't mind spending just that little bit more for quality or simply shopping around to get exactly what I want and these dresses are no exception. The dresses are meticulously hand-sewn (you didn't know that, did ya? heheh..) by a talented seamstress. Not by me (of course!)..but Pei Yi, whom I ordered the dresses from. I wanted matching floral dresses for my girls. And I also wanted matching headscarfs. Where to find leh? I tell you, she's one very talented lady with a gift of the threads. You can tell the difference between one who does a job because she "has to" and one who puts her heart and soul into her craft. Simply a work of art.

The next time, I will try to get the whole ensemble on the girls. I ordered a larger sizes so they can wear them for slightly longer than thinking eh? heheh..:-).

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

early morning tears

Ash cried this morning when she saw her Daddy in his work clothes. She's been asking us to take her to 1U where she can go on the kiddy car/stroller/pushcart ride because it's been a while since she has gone to the mall. Actually, it was more like 'pestering' us and we told her we'll go the first thing on Saturday morning.

But, because she asked us since Monday and Saturday is a long wait and she's already been waiting for such a long time, she can't wait any second longer. So she cried. And refused to change out of her pj's and kept asking her Dad not to go to work (Hubby told her that we'll take her when there's no school and no obviously, she thought that meant she had a choice not to go to school or that Dad has a choice not to go to work).

To pacify his princess, hubby told her we'll take her tonight. -sigh-

It's true that we haven't been spending as much time with her lately. Actually, not only her but the both of them. But, Mini is pretty much still in the blur -- as long as there's food, nothing else matters to her (at the moment). For Ash, perhaps it's the school routine that's boring her and we've been busy during the weekends just running around doing un-fun stuffs. Plus, both of us had our weekends off respectively so we didn't do anything family-like for a while now.

I would like to warn her though that the coming weekends will not be any fun either. Well, at least, not until her aunts and uncle comes home because we've got quite a fair bit to do at home. I don't know...we'll see. We'll see how it goes later tonight. Lets hope she's happier after that...**fingers crossed**

mystery photo

what's that?

Does it (the photo) not evoke a kind of abstractly mysterious feel to it? Or, more likely - what in heaven's name is that?

It's actually Ash and the skirt she's wearing. More like an oversized tutu because her aunt bought her 2 sizes too big. She was lying down on the floor waiting for her dad to assemble her birthday gift, I was busy snapping away with my camera. I tried a few angles : one from the side, from the side-front, from the back, from the front...etc...I wanted to capture that...that..frankly, I don't even know what I was trying to capture but just my poor attempt at being artsy.

Then, I chose one that was at least decent looking and played around with the textures and all. And, finally, this was the result. I am happy with the treatment (of the photo) but not the image. Blame it on the angle.

WHat shall I do with this now that the photo can be safely placed under the almost-ruined-but-not- entirely category? Frame it? Give it away as Christmas present? I've even created, in my computer, a folder called my Personal Creations just for urm...unintentionals just as this.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

the girl has grown


That's my mini-me. She's all grown up now. By this I mean, she's not as needy, she's pretty independent whenever we're at our playgroup, she's very good at playing politics with her daddy and mommy, she's an inch taller than she was a month ago.

I think she's ready for college, don't you? I will have to find one that take in students who are still on diapers and the bottle. Oh, and scream whenever her hair gets washed. Any takers? heheh...
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