And just like that... Cassandra's TWO.
I'm sure some may have heard these from our elders...
"Enjoy your kids while they're young, pretty soon you'll realize that they're all grown up"
Yes, they're right.
It was a quick two years... probably because of the series of life events that happened... or just plainly how life works. This year, we celebrated Cassandra's 2nd birthday with our closest relatives and friends at Jollibee. It's amazing how they designed his face to appeal to toddlers.
Funny thing about Cassandra is that she tries not to smile whenever we're taking her pictures. It's one of the greatest challenge for us as a photographer couple as we're able to make most kids smile except her. During her birthday, there are even scenarios where she was super happy but when we focused the camera on her, she tries so hard to cover her smile.
Looking at our rare family picture, I just can't imagine a decade ago that God would bless me this much. Now our youngest turned two, I look forward to how can God even bless us more.
Some say that we have to watch out for the TERRIBLE TWO. But I would rather think of it as her TERRIFIC TWO. Just adding up a dose of positivity in this world enveloped by negativity. As a parent, I know that it'll be another milestone of always running after Cassandra so she won't fall while running, or prevent her from sticking her tongue in the power outlet, or even stand up on her high chair... but nothing would beat seeing her light up and laugh about all these tiny discoveries she will experience on her life as a two-year old. And with these simple joys, more terrific adventures await us...
Speaking of how time flies fast, seeing Ate Amanda on this shot made time fly faster. I know that no matter how I want them to stay as Daddy's Little girls, soon they'll be adults and will be making a good difference in this world.
Cassandra's birthday reminded me of three things:
I'm a technology geek, photographer, musician and a rookie dad trying out to speak my mind through writing my daily experiences as a young Pinoy dad.