Ten years ago, at 2:57 am, our very first child came. She scared the heck out of us when her heart suddenly stopped breathing. I was rushed to an emergency C-section and everything was a blur as I was so dizzy from the epidural they gave me. Gladly, my husband was there beside me and immediately notified the doctor when he saw that the machine monitoring our baby's heartbeat have flatlined. She was already blue when she came out, thanks be to God, to the doctor and nurses who were there that day, they revived her. We were so relieved when we heard her first cry. Now she is TEN! Time flies, my oh my!
Anyway, we celebrated her birthday yesterday at home. To make it more fun and exciting, I let her play dress up and play pretend using this Madeline Hatter of Ever After High costume that I got from
Costume SuperCenter. I was going to get the large size but knowing how little she is, I ordered the medium. When it arrived, I thought it was small but when she put it on, it actually fit her perfectly. My ten year-old is really petite just like me!
The costume includes the dress, tights, necklace, and gloves. I should have ordered the wig (well, I did included it at my order as the amount allotted to me for review covers the wig but they did not send it ), I was bummed. Luckily, she had a purple head piece to match the dress so it work out fine.
Before I started cooking for her birthday, I asked her to put this on and I will give her a little photo shoot fun in our backyard, she willingly obliged! we had a blast in the garden, she told me many times how appreciative she was for making her day very special. I decorated our dining room with a themed party decor so she was happy about that too. I stopped hosting birthday parties when my kids started going to school. With all the bills and only one stable income coming in, we have to prioritized our spending. To host a decent party, you will have to spend at least $200-$300. With enrolment coming right around the corner, it won't be feasible as we have to save for their tuition fees and other school expenses.
I am very thankful that both of them understands our situation and they don't mind celebrating their birthdays with just us. We usually just go somewhere fun instead of having a party.
Anyway, back to the costume she's wearing. If your daughter love the Ever After High show, I am sure that she would love this Madeline Hatter costume. You can get this for $31.99 and you can take an extra 25% of all personalized items if you use the code PERSONALIZE. To get more deals and other promoted deals, Like CSC on Facebook.
I am taking advantage of this moment that she still wants to be photographed and act like a kid. I know that very soon, she would shy away from the camera and would probably ask me not to take pictures of her. For now,m I just click, click, while I can and being given the opportunity.
Bolt and Champ have been with us for 6 years now they become the biggest part of our family. It is hard sometimes having a dog especially when you ove to travel but it is something that chose to embrace.
We will eventually put them for adoption if the need arises but for now, we will enjoy their company. The kids would be willing to give up their vacation because they don't want the dogs to be taken away but that would be another post lol.
Over all, as our daughter turned "two digits" as he fondly calls it, I am excited and sad at the same time. I am excited to see her grow but a bit sad that she is growing up very fast. Am I the only one feeling that way? How about you Moms?
Dear Little Miss
"As you turned ten, may your strong will remain
May you soar high as you try to reach your goal
May you stay loving and caring even when you are older
May we be there always to watch you grow and guide you.
That we are always here for you
No matter what happen, we will be supportive
And help you achieve your dreams.
We love you dearly and we thank God
for giving us a Wonderful YOU!
Happy birthday Anak!The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review. I was provided with the products mentioned in exchange of my honest opinion .