Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Nadine is two years old today!!
My little girl is growing up! Two years old today! Doesn't she look so mature already? We joke that she's our supermodel at home - oh yes, she will entertain you with a dorky back-bending pose that she's seen models do when they pivot and pause.
She is such a rambunctious tomboy, never a still moment. Running here, running there and especially, running out of the classroom! Looking at her today, you'd never guess she was born with a major hole in her heart. But that's been fixed. Nadine had open-heart surgery when only three months old (only the most harrowing experience ever!). The only tell-tale sign now is a fading scar down her chest where the incision was. I am still amazed how little babies can have their chests cut and yanked opened, hearts mended, with lifebeats stopped and resumed at will. The miracle of surgery. Every single day she is alive has been a blessing. But then that's true of all children, regardless of their condition.
We got her a Dora Playhut Mega Maze for her birthday! It's a portable playhouse with tunnels and two "buildings". I'm reminded of the hamster house and tunnels I used to have. All this is missing is the wheel!
And now I can't get them to come out!
Given that it's also Nadine's daddy's birthday, we have double reasons to celebrate. Last year, we feasted at Lei Garden, CHIJMES. Where shall we go this year? Hmmm! :)