Weekend Story: Tagaytay Trip + Condo Visit with Baby NJ

I guess up until our rainbow baby is at least two years old and tiny no more, I’m gonna call her “baby NJ” on this blog. I still can’t believe how we got so lucky for having a baby at this point in my and the hubby’s married life and at this juncture in world history where COVID-19 has changed the way people do things and look at life in general. But before I become more emo, let me talk about the long weekend that passed.

Our long weekend was extra special because the hubby and I got to take baby NJ to Tagaytay, her first out-of-town trip that involved no doctors and vaccines, haha. She wasn’t able to have a picture with the famous Taal Lake though, because the two establishments we visited — Cliffhouse and Bag of Beans — didn’t allow entry to people 15 years old and below in compliance with IATF health protocols. Actually, we never planned to dine inside those restos, we just wanted her to have a decent photo with the famous lake, but to no avail.

Aside from baby NJ, we went to Tagaytay with Mame and my sister Jodie. At Cliffhouse, we took turns in taking photos with the still majestic view of Taal lake as backdrop. It was cold and foggy then but that didn’t stop us from our photo-op. We just bought food from Bag of Beans for lunch and ate them inside our car. We definitely missed Tagaytay (but not the heavy traffic going to and from it)! The cool weather, plus the fact that we were with baby NJ and she looked and acted happy and excited during the entire trip, made waking up early on a Sunday morning worth it.


the hubby and his mini me; so ready for Tagaytay


cold and foggy Tagaytay


new normal mommy get up 😛


at the parking lot of Cliffhouse (this was how far baby NJ could only go) 🙁


some Rowena’s goodies for the fam bam


Bag of Bean’s carbonara to go


our little family

We also visited our condo on Monday, another first for baby NJ. This time, we were with my in-laws. I loved that she instantly felt at home there. She was ecstatic upon getting a panoramic view of a portion of Manila Bay and a part of Metro Manila from our tiny balcony. She took a nap after getting tired from exploring every nook and cranny of the condo. Nakakatuwa talaga sya kasi turo ng turo at nagbe- baby talk habang iniikot namin sya sa loob ng unit namin! Grabe…ganito pala ang may anak, feeling ko minsan ang OA ko na kasi lagi akong tuwang-tuwa sa kanya, hahaha.


she was supposed to have a photoshoot at the condo’s kiddie pool but there were quite a number of people around so we changed our mind (kasi nga covid)


lunch at the condo with my in-laws


by the balcony with her Lolo


family pic

Enjoy the rest of this lovely week, friends! 🙂

May you choose happiness always,

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