Monday, September 22, 2008


Where has the time gone? Seems like only a few years ago, I held my beautiful baby Cleo in my arms. Now she is officially an ...ADULT!...OMG!...

I am not as freaked out as I seem honestly, but I have been trying to remember all those things she asked permission for over the years..when I answered ....NO WAY!... When you are 18 it will be your choice, untill then, IT'S NOT GONNA HAPPEN!

Cleo at aprox 8 weeks old

As I think back, I should be afraid...VERY AFRAID!...I seriously hope she has some of her mom's common sense lol. Never the less, she must make her own mistakes and hopefully learn from them. She is turning out to be a very special young woman. Her future will be filled with adventures and experiences. I hope that some of the things I have tryed to teach her over these years, will have sunk in lol.

I know she will find her own way, In her own way.

Cleo 1

In Canada, legal drinking age, varies in the provinces between 18 or 19 yrs old. Here in Quebec it is 18. ...although, not being totally nieve, I do know she has been to a few clubs already...(eye roll)..Now she can be there LEGALLY...(oy vey + eye roll).

Thankfully she refuses to get in a car with anyone who has been drinking or under the influence. Unfortunately, she learned that the hard being in a minor accident for that very reason last scared her enough to make her adiment about it today. Of that I am very thankful.

Below are a cpl funny photos, taken of her last week...She was covered in paint! It was initiation week....hense her colourful attire lol...When she walked in the house after school, I just started laughing LOL!

Atleast the blue went well with her hair LOL!

College (CJEP) Initiation 2(fall 2008)

College (CJEP) Initiation 1(fall 2008)

Her birthday was last saturday the 20th. She spend the day at her dad's house. As she loves music, he got her a decent classical guitar. She has been learning to play ...She has a musician friend teaching her and he is blown away on how fast she is learning. She is also adamant about continuing her piano lessons each week. So far, she is managing all that with her full caseload in college.

Sunday was our day to spend with her. We went shopping in Montreal. She needed some clothes so we had fun finding things she liked. We later went out for supper at one of her fav resturants...along with her best friend Mel and her cousin Chantal. It was a very enjoyable day.

I think she was happy about the whole weekend...I would be. Everyone was very generous, she got it should be...her family is proud of her...

Je t'aime ma belle suis fiere de toi.......0x0x


kenju said...

Moon, I am certain that you have taught her well and she will (hopefully) remember your lessons when she is away from you. She's so pretty and her eyes are really amazing (underneath all that paint)

Star said...

Congratulations on raising such a beautiful daughter. Her birthday is the same day as my husband's. Daughters are awesome.

Mar said...

She is a beautiful young women. Michele sent me to wish her a belated happy birthday!!

cindy wilson said...

Happy birthday Cleo and many more to come.....It's wonderful that she lets you share her life and pics with us. Kids have to make their own mistakes just like we did, we always hope they will hold on to some of teaching and let go of the ones we really screwed up on..


colleen said...

She looks pretty normal in an abnormal way (with all that paint and blue hair). And as I scroll down further I see she is quite beautiful. Well done for both of you, getting this far!

Scarlet said...

I'm only supposed to say hello and that I'm visiting from Michele's blog, but this post is so beautiful, I must say more.

I love the way you started with a baby photo of your daughter and ended it with the "woman" she is today.

My 12 year old is growing fast and this post makes me want to hug her tighter tonight and tell her to slow down. I'm not ready for her to turn 18 for at least another 20 years! ;)

Pez said...

Happy 18th birthday Cleo!

Melody said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful Cleo. 18. Wow. Here is my daughter who only turned 4 and I know in the future I'll be blogging about her turning 18!!! *argh*

I don't think you have anything to worry about with Cleo. I'm sure she has a good head on her shoulders.

Ramona said...

I love Cleo's beautifup blue hair. She seems like a very unique young woman and I am sure that she has captured her Mother's sensitivities.

Happy Birthday, Lovely Cleo!

PI said...

I am constantly surprised at how much my boys seem to have listened to me over the years. It seems that once they move out on their own it starts to make sense to them.
Cleo sounds a delightful, sensible young woman and I'm sure she'll be fine. Happy Birthday Cleo!

Anna said...

Josh isn't far behind baby will be 18 in November. It's weird, I went to wake him up for school in the morning and thought to myself...that's my baby and he's gonna be legal very soon OH No!

No matter how old they get they'll always be ou babies.

Belated birthday hugs to Cleo. She's such a beauty.

Oh, Josh got his drivers license today, did I already say Oh No!?