Our rainbow baby’s second birthday last Monday (February 7th) was celebrated simply and without fanfare. The hubby and I had a limited budget and we never really wanted to spend so much for it in the first place. I think what’s more important is that we made her happy with the few gifts she received and the unlimited supply of love and warmth from all of us at home.
Last weekend when the rains hit hard, we were mostly stuck at my PILs’ place in Manila. On Sunday, though, we braved the roads despite the appalling weather to attend the birthday party of a relative’s child in Tanza, Cavite. After the party (which was super fun both for the adults and the children!), we drove back to Manila to rest a bit and prepare for the coming work week.
Last weekend was a rainy weekend. There was no typhoon but the heavy rains that kept pouring on the ground felt like one. There was nothing more safe and convenient to do but to stay at home. We, however, was out early on Saturday to go swimming in Pansol for a cousin’s son’s birthday party. Family comes first, you know. Haha.
In fairness, nung nasa SLEX kami, wala masyadong ulan. Tapos nung nasa resort na kami, umulan ng ilang beses (na di kalakasan at humihinto rin ng matagal bago bumuhos ulit) kaya tuluy-tuloy pa rin ang swimming namin! Buti na lang, may ordinary swimming pool at may hot spring pool din dun sa resort. Kapag giniginaw na kami, lumilipat kami sa hot spring pool para magpainit. Para kaming mga bata, inenjoy lang namin ang swimming party hanggang sa nagdecide na kami umuwi by 4PM.
Two things that marked the past weekend for the hubby and me: a shopping trip and a birthday party.
On Saturday, we went to Landmark Makati with my MIL and my SIL to look for ready-made long gowns. We are attending a wedding next month and the dress code says “formal.” Like black tie and long gown kind of formal. I am used to wearing short dresses during weddings so this is going to be a new experience for me. Nakakapagsuot naman ako ng long gown sa work pero laging black. Tingnan natin kung kayanin ng powers ko ang magsuot ng long gown na hindi black bilang kasal ito. Haha.
So, last weekend was quite busy. The hubby and I went to three different places in two days. Tiring but super fun! I cannot think of a better title for this post because we really did have good times with friends and family. And for that we are thankful.
On Friday night, the hubby and I joined my officemates in an overnight swimming at a private resort in Pansol, Calamba City. It was hosted by another officemate Kuya Rene who went there ahead of us. (Thanks again Sumalinog family for having us!) We ate, swam, and videoke’d the night away. The boys also drank a couple of beers while I settled for a few glasses of ice-cold Sprite. We slept at around 3AM of Saturday and woke up just before our checkout time of 8AM.
It’s my birthday today and I have a thousand reasons to celebrate it. I’m now a 28-year-old lady but still feel and act like a teenager most of the time (teheee). I don’t expect any gifts from anyone but I expect warm greetings to fill my special day from morning until night.
At 28, I’m already engaged to the man I want to spend the rest of my life with. Soon we’ll start planning our wedding that’s set for next year. (Yes, we do love to cram, haha). I’m just so glad that at this age, I have already accomplished quite a handful for myself and for my family. I may not be rich by society’s standards, but I’m not poor, either. I think I just have enough to live a decent, comfortable life and provide for the needs of my parents and my two college student siblings.