Last New Year weekend was as bright and loud as it could be for us. It was our first time to celebrate it outside our residence. Where else, but at our condo! Team Techo and Team Mabalay went there for Media Noche and the condo’s balcony served as our stage where we watched the cityscape get illuminated by fireworks. Baby NJ was in for a spectacular show but because she was already in dreamland when the clock struck 12, our poor, half-awake toddler (we sort of woke her up!) only enjoyed it for a few seconds.
Last Christmas weekend was a blast. Because baby NJ’s a toddler now, she was more interactive and fun to be with this Christmas as compared to her first Christmas experience last year when she was still literally a baby. As usual, we spent our Christmas with my side of the family (a.k.a the house next door). While waiting for Noche Buena, we hung out at the living room and watched in awe as our beloved toddler opened her gifts one by one. It was such a delight to witness as she was more responsive and talkative now.
Christmas always brings out the sentimental in me. I’m just so grateful to the one above my family is doing fine. It’s never been easy to spend the last two years being limited by the pandemic with our physical movements and plans in life in general, but just the same, may we continue to hope relentlessly, give generously, and love unconditionally.
Last weekend was quite hectic. On Saturday, we visited the condo and had some fixtures installed in our drying/storage area. The hubby and I were with Mame and my sister Jodie. And since we were already there, we also swam in the pool for a good 30 minutes. Our entire Sunday was spent with baby NJ who’s growing to be more cheerful and independent each day. She loves strolling around the village (actually, it’s more of along our street lang!). It’s a good thing there are also some babies in our area that she sees and interacts with when we are outside. Siguro paglaki nila, sila rin ang magiging magba-barkada, hehe.
I love slow and fine weekends. It means life is boring but it is good and worry-free. Last weekend was just like that. We did the usual stuff like going to the supermarket, doing household chores, getting online, and spending quality time with baby NJ. The last one was the best and most enjoyable, if only I can repeat it ad infinitum. Oh, and the hubby and I got to do some brisk walking which we should be doing more regularly to lose weight. Lalo na ako because I still haven’t shedded the pounds I gained during my pregnancy, waaaaah!
Last weekend was memorable and fun. On Saturday, the hubby and I celebrated our little angel’s 7th birthday in heaven by hearing the anticipated mass at St. Michael the Archangel Shrine in Malacañang, visiting his niche housed in that same church complex, and having dinner at Wok Inn Restaurant in Malate with our former La Cocina boss, Dr. Ramon Legarda.
On Sunday, we went to the condo again and swam in the pool. We just brought some sandwiches and chips so we had something to eat while there. We then spent the rest of the day at S&R Baclaran (to catch the last day of the members’ treat) and at home.
So last weekend was kinda hectic but fun. The condo unit we bought in Bacoor was turned over to us last week. We visited it and got to hang out at the massive lounge there and try one of the swimming pools at the garden area. So far, so good.
We also celebrated our family pet’s second birthday by buying him a cake. He’s grown so big and super kulit and he continues to bring joy into our lives. We love him dearly.