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 .
She is such a beauty! Her costume is so adorable, too! Happy birthday to your daughter!ReplyDelete
What a complete and total doll! I love her outfit, and the pictures of her with your dogs are just the sweetest!ReplyDelete
Her costume is too cute and she looks so grown up in it! Time really does fly and happy 10th birthday to your beautiful little girl!ReplyDelete
Aw she looks amazing. I like the costume. Happy 10th birthday to her too!ReplyDelete
She is stunning!! I love that series, as does my kids and that costume is perfect!! I love how she gets into the goofy character in your photo shoot!ReplyDelete
10 years old already hey! I bet she's growing up super fast in front of your eyes. Happy Birthday to your little girl!ReplyDelete
She has such a cute personality and it comes through in these photos. She looks marvelous in her new costume.ReplyDelete
Aww what fun costume! I love how the dogs came around to join in on the fun. I love that picture where they all look at the camera.ReplyDelete
She is adorable! It looks like she totally is in love with it!ReplyDelete
How sweet, and what a cute costume. I am so happy that your little one is growing up healthy and happy. Congrats on getting her to 10. Now, as the parent of a teen girl, I advise you to buckle up for the next 10. It gets bumpy! :)ReplyDelete
It looks like she's really enjoying that costume! I like the color combination. Happy birthday to your girl!ReplyDelete
She looks so cute in her costume. I bet she had a fun birthday wearing it.ReplyDelete
I have heard of the Mad Hatter, but not 'Madeline Hatter' that is such a cool twist! Happy Birthday!ReplyDelete
BTW, what is the mix on the bigger dog? I see either dobie or rottie in the face, but the rest of the body doesn't resemble either's body structure so I was super curious and just had to ask what the exact mix is.
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly
Hi Tracy, he is a mixed of pinscher, his MOm is a miniature pinscher while the dad is a doberman pinscher.Delete
That costume is so cute! She's having fun with it and I love the photos. Happy Birthday to her.ReplyDelete
Her costume is adorable and is looks beautiful in it. Ten years old is such a great age ... it almost makes me miss my girls being young ... almost!ReplyDelete
I'm glad your daughter was okay. She has beautiful eyes. Cute pictures with the dogs.ReplyDelete
Oh shes just beautiful! That costume is just lovely too, what a great outfit!! Very nice. My girls would love it! - JeanineReplyDelete
This costume is so cute, and your daughter looks adorable in it! And I love the photos where the dogs joined!ReplyDelete
She is so cute! Now you have a ten-year-old. :) Happy belated birthday to the little one.ReplyDelete
She looks great in that costume! Glad to see that someone is a fan of the new hatter. The colors are really cool.ReplyDelete
She looks so adorable in that outfit, now we need the tea and biscuits to have a tea party. :D Happy birthday pretty girl.ReplyDelete
I love these photos. The ones with the dogs are adorable. I love the costume. My Daughter used to love dressing up.ReplyDelete
Omg how adorable is she?!?! I'm just loving this costume. Your daughter looks great in it!ReplyDelete
Looks like she had a great time. Madeline Hatter....how cute. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
How precious is she! Her costume is adorable and she is just as adorable!!ReplyDelete
Glad everything worked out. Your daughter is so beautiful. Love the picturesReplyDelete
She is a beautiful princess. I hope that she had a wonderful birthday. They do grow up way too fast.ReplyDelete
That is an adorable costume! you know, it's almost time for me to start thinking about our family costumes this year.ReplyDelete
That is such a cute costume! I love how cute she looks in it.ReplyDelete