Haler Baler!!!

So it’s been a while and I honestly am not sure where to pick up the writing.  2014 sure was a great year for us but instead of giving you a detailed account of what kept me away from this blog, I’ve decided to share one of our most memorable trips of 2014 – Baler, Aurora.

It’s was mid-September of last year when we made our farthest trip to-date to Baler, Aurora.  Baler is the capitol town of Aurora and is one of the top destination for surfing enthusiast.  You can also tour the many historical places around town and some natural sites.  Read more about Baler here. Continue reading Haler Baler!!!

The Unplanned Trip to Sky Ranch

It was a long weekend for us last week and with the Hubby finally deciding to take his much deserved time-off from work, I suggested that we go out of town.  Of course, I was thinking we’ll be going around the end of the week, but we ended up going the same day (Tuesday, even before the long weekend started) I told him that I wanted to go on a trip.  We absolutely had no plan.  We just packed some clothes good enough to last for at least 3 days, kids’ essentials, swimwear in case we end up at the beach and a few snacks for the road.  By sunset, we were driving south to the in-laws. Continue reading The Unplanned Trip to Sky Ranch

A Trip (or Two) to Manila Ocean Park

It seems that Manila Ocean Park is a big hit for school trip this year.  Both my kids school went there last month and since I joined both trips.  I got to go twice. Lucky Mommy!” according to my kids.

Honestly, Ocean Park is really close to our house (about 20 minutes away, give or take), but we never once been there since it opened in 2008.  Why?  Well it was expensive back then, plus I think a a baby and a toddler wouldn’t be that interested (a.k.a. Mommy and Daddy will be too busy with the baby to have fun).  Now a days, the park offers reasonable packages for visitors so a lot of schools are able to make their way there.

So where did we go?  For the Little Guy’s trip, we had the Deep Sea Rush package which includes a trip to the Oceanarium, Birds of Prey, Sea Lion Show, Musical Fountain Show, and the Jellies Exhibit.  In the Princess’ case, we went to the newly added attraction, Seri Fantasy World.  Here’s a few highlights from each the trips.

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Kids’ Day Out

We went to Eastwood last Saturday for Ki’s pre-birthday fun. Hubby’s team will be having a Christmas party that night and I thought it would be a good excuse to take the kids out.

I knew it was going to be a fun day, but of course with both kids overly excited about the trip, we are bound to meet a few challenges throughout the day.

Our first challenge came way too early. A few second before the taxi reach our stop, the Little Guy threw up…on ME. I was ready for them to get messy and had packed 2 sets of clothes for them, but I never really expect I’ll be the one needing some changing.  I was so worried that he might throw up on the taxi seats that I literally catch everything on my shirt.  As soon as we got out, Hubby and the Princess run to the nearest shop to get me a new shirt while I change the Little Guy.

After changing, we’re off for lunch. Of course, the Little Guy, again kept everyone on alert mode. We had to watch his every move as he insist to do everything on his own. He really had become a handful since he turned 3. Good thing the Princess is behaving nicely that day or I’ll probably take them back home then and there. I guess she knew what the consequence is if mommy loses her temper. LOL!

The Hubby needs to meet up with his guys before the party, so after lunch he left the three of us to wander on our own. We went straight to the arcade for some games. That’s what the Princess have been waiting for since we left the house and she knew her way around the arcade, so to the play pen she run.   Unfortunately, the old play pen with the big yellow slide is no longer there, so the kids had to settle with the car rides.


 The kids tried a lot of games but bowling still remains their favorite. The Little Guy was also tall enough to reach the kiddie air hockey table, so both kids decided to have a match.


After the arcades, we decided to do some window shopping. There’s still 2 hours before the party so there’s plenty of time to kill. While looking around, the Princess spotted some barbies – gift no. 1 on her birthday gift. I knew she’ll be able to wait until her birthday to get her gifts, but I decided to give her one that day. She was so well behave that she deserve an early present.

As soon as we paid for the doll, the Princess begged to go home with an excuse that she’s already tired. In other words, she can’t wait to play with her new doll. The Little Guy, on the other hand, seems genuinely tired since he missed his afternoon nap. Obviously, it’ll be difficult to enjoy any party now, so I decided to skip it and take the kids home. Anyway, it’ll be better for the Hubby to go on his own, in case they decided to have a few drinks.

School Trip

Fieldtrip with KiIt’s been so long since the last time Ki and I spent a whole day to ourselves, so she was really looking forward to spending the day with me last Friday on their school trip.

We started the day early since I had to prepare our food. Nothing fancy. A few chips and juices and spaghetti filled with hotdog and cheese. Ki’s favorite. Since kids’ field trip often have a lot of stop with stores nearby, I figure we can just buy more later if what we had were not enough. Plus it saves us from bringing too much containers. Continue reading School Trip