Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Occasion: Mother's Day
Where: Newport Beach
The water was a little cold that day so Marianna stayed away. Elena on the other hand was thrilled to see the beach and a little cold water wouldn't stop her from splashing around. Marianna ran around and stuffed her diaper full of sand.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Where: At home
It's getting hotter and my poor girls' faces are disappearing under thick tufts of hair. Mom and Dad have been kindly reminding me to cut their hair and so finally, after cleaning the kitchen I sat the girls down one by one and chopped it all off. Elena was used to a cut so she sat perfectly still while I clumsily butchered her poor strands. Marianna, on the other hand, was traumatized. The little plastic I wrapped around her shoulders was drenched with her tears. Oh poor thing. At the very least she will feel better with shorter hair. That's less hair I have to comb. I don't know if you've noticed but Yayaa's hair is longer than Elena's so she suffers through more brushing time. Not anymore!
Hey, you know what, the way I cut her hair kinda reminds me of that picture of Mom when she was 6 or so. Striking resemblance! We're only missing the mole on the chin.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Occasion: Gian's Birthday Pool Party
Where: Uncle Harry's House
Happy Birthday Gian! I absolutely love hanging out with the cousins and the aunties because it reminds me of how crazy the family can get wherever they meet. The craziness always starts out with a funny story and then everyone gets louder...and louder until you can't understand anything they're saying. Is it english or is it cebuano? Such a sight warms my heart because I know these relatives have gone through so much in life but nothing reminds you of that when they get together. All they care to bring up are the funny stories and they love to laugh at how filipino they are.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
January 10, 2009
Occasion: Hanging out
Where: Lulu and Lula's house
These pics are older but I had to include them. The wind had blown off all the leaves on the trees and the gardeners hadn't come by to clean it up so this was the perfect opportunity to do the obligatory play-in-the-leaves photo opp. You can tell it was quite a sensory experience for both the girls. The leaves give such a satisfying crunch when you walk over them.