i have been informed that we have done NOTHING this summer || manila destination wedding photographer

it’s monday again. how does that happen so quickly???

this is the last FULL week before the kids go back to school NEXT thursday, aug 4.

whatEVER shall we do?

someone asked rosie what she did this summer? she said nothing.

NOTHING???? are you kidding me right now?

so…i think today’s post will be a recap for my DAUGHTER…who seems to forget all the fun we’ve had this summer. :)

dearest rosie…i’m terribly sorry that your memory has failed you at such a young age…i hope this blogpost will remind you of what a great first summer you had in the philippines. :) love, mama

 ~ endless snuggles with frods

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 ~ swimming at nini’s - and having mud baths with MF - and planting trees -  and baking and rolling with a 100yr old rolling pin of your long past relative - and eating curry on a banana leaf plate…you’re right..that’s nothing.

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~a zillion self-portraits on my phone and laptop..

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~eating an ENTIRE container of CREME BRULEE ice cream

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~multiple trips to CHOCOLATE FIREno big deal though…

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~ messmerizing your cat to sleep in the weirdest positions that only YOU are gifted to do.

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 ~ teaching me the ways of BAKERY STORY.

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~ being an awesome daughter and  hanging out with me and helping me pack before i left for canada for 2 weeks….

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now what happened in the two weeks i was gone was out of my control…i thought of you tho, when i was gone..i visited your best friends and your school…

 

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i did promise, however, to make it up to you when i got back…i think we did pretty good, if you recall…even though you did fall asleep waiting for me when i returned from canada.. :)

 

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hanging out at shangri la mall for your birthday - birthday lunch - ABC’s with the iphones - MR poppers penguins movie - have some starbucks…but you’re right..we didn’t do anything this summer… o.O

 

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~ i showed you the way of the TIM TAM SLAM…but no big deal…you didn’t LOVE that or anything… :)

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~ you dressed me in your uber cool hair bands, that didn’t look uber cool on me..

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~ we saw some really amazing LAST scenes from our condo before we moved…but that’s no big deal. not like we made any memories or anything in that condo the first 6 months we lived here.

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~ we discovered how cool FRENCH BAKER was cuz it had cool soup in bread bowls and eiffel towers all over their serviettes. but you’re right..no big deal

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~ we spent the afternoon shopping, even though it almost killed your dad, and out of caleb & you, you found your shoes in, like, 10 minutes and his was over an hour. you pretty much rocked that.

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~ many walks to and from the mall throughout our lovely salcedo village…oh ya, we didn’t do much this summer.. :)

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~oh…you pretty much have the raddest cat in the world…just saying. :)


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~we went on a road trip to subic to this freaking amazing resort…no big deal though…that’s doesn’t really count as doing “something”…

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oh that isn’t you frolicking in the water at all..nope..it’s another girl who looks EXACTLY like you, cuz you didn’t do anything this summer, remember? ;)

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~you scored a buncha cool shells in subic too!

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 ~ you were so awesome and helped move us from our little condo in makati to our big house in pasig! how exciting to move into a village with a yard, a street to PEDICAB on, a swimming pool… but that’s not anything exciting that you did this summer..no, not at all.. :)

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~you pretty much LOVE your room…

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~now that we are in the big house, the baking of cookies  has become a regular routine…not that you would have ANYTHING TO DO WITH THAT though…

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~and the PEDICAB…that’s not fun at all.

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 ~you tried TAHO for the first time, you cute little PINAY you.. :)

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 ~you crashed into this bike on the pedicab..good thing you just have your LEARNER’S :)

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~ we have ridden many a trike - and you pretty much always get the back.. :)

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~we played scrabble..you love scrabble. and i’m sorry that i kicked your butt with this 70+ point word. :)

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~little miss baker baked cupcakes. no big deal.

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 ~we’re swam in our village pool lots already since we have been here.. but that’s not exciting at all.

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 ~when daddy was away i made pizza. even though it kinda sucked, you thought it was great that i was ACTUALLY cooking. nice one, kiddo.

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~going to makati and buying our favorite yummy ITALIAN things…

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~sitting in starbucks and finding out that JLO and her husband broke up :(

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~showing nini & emma around our village via the AWESOME PEDICAB…no biggie.

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~whooping our BUTTS in the GAME OF LIFE.

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~family outing when daddy got back - EASTWOOD CITY - italianni’s - eastwood mall - ultra 7 movie of HP7.2

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~did i mention more cookie baking??

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~or how about the sleepovers with your cousins here, at nini’s and at GH? no, you’re right. boring.

 

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i guess you were right miss rosie. you did NOTHING this summer. and there’s still a week left before school starts… do you want a refund? :)

LOVE YOU MISS MUFFYXOXO

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8 comments

Krissy
LOL I love this post! ♥ I laughed so much over your comments on all the things you and Rosie did :)
ROSIE
ROSIE
OF COURSE I WANT A REFUND!! I WAS PARTLY JOKING
marlies
oh my...memories of what my kids would say and do...your summer looks like so much fun!! of course i was mostly bent over laughing at the antics and comments...hahah....this made my day!!
anita
Love you, your daughter, the cat, the cookies, the shoes, the wonderful photos. i love it all. thank you for sharing. That was too funny!
Teresa
Too funny Tracey. Awesome story.
Xaris Villa
Reasonings I can think of behind Rosie's comment is: [1] Kids have "selective memory" HAHAHA. [2] "Nothing" is their standard reply for any random question. [3] "Nothing" was said in a way she thought was "coy" and "mysterious like". Saying "nothing" but implying that she did indeed do "something". Hmm... I really need to get out more. p.s. my favourite picture is this 4 panel one where everyone seems to be sniffing/eating something from a mug? (((wutttt?)_) It looked like some kind of weird college ritual involving illicit somethings. Oh, WAS THAT the way of the Tim Tam Slam?! p.p.s. And any pictures involving your wuvly cats <3
tracey
tracey
ladies - thanks for the comments.. giggle.. and i didn't mention the wedding we went to, the other outing and mall trips.. the joys of children! :) xoxo

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