I had a very busy weekend. Friday afternoon was spent with Basti at the zoo. It has been a long time since the last time I went there. Basti went there a couple of weeks ago with his grandparents but they didn’t take any pictures. I brought along Nikki with me because she wanted to join us too.
It was a great family day for us. I saw how much he enjoyed seeing the animals (he’s such an animal lover!) and had so much fun walking and running around the zoo grounds. You know, although our zoo is not as lavish and as pretty as those in other countries, I really found it very educational, especially for small kids like DS. I had fun taking pictures of the animals we saw and of course, Basti also had his share of the limelight too.
We entered the Kinder Zoo where we were able to “interact” with the animals. Nikki had fun playing with the red birds. There was the yellow python that I’ve been seeing in photos and the ostrich that you can ride on. They allow the animals inside the Kinder Zoo to be touched but I was like “NO WAY will I ever hold a python! Not ’til I’m dead anyway!” Even DS was curious but he didn’t want to hold it. Nikki’s feelings were mutual with us! Snakes are just plain ICKY! Period!!!
There was this hanging bridge that made me so dizzy. Not all of you know that I suffer from vestibular dysfunction that cause me to have vertigo and VERY BAD vertiginous migraines. This in turn prohibits me from having sudden changes in body clock (making me give up my call center career), riding carnival rides and pass by hanging bridges to name some. Yeah I know, I live a very dull life but that’s the way it is. Oh well, it took me a whole 5 minutes or so to get by what seemed to be an endless tunnel for me. As soon as I stepped on solid ground, everything was just spinning. I had to take a breather and stand still for about 10 minutes while holding on to MH. It was bad as I didn’t bring any medication with me. I almost threw up but I was glad that we had a bottle of water with us.
Anyway, after recovering from that, we had to leave as it was already almost closing time and DS was already tired. I took about more than 200 photos and I just gave myself lots of pictures to scrap! LOL! I still have to upload them. Somehow, I’m having a hard time uploading photos to my online photo album because of the file size and it’s gonna be one humongous work for me if I’m gonna resize each and one of them. I just have to be patient enough for those photos to be uploaded.
We brought back DS to the office because he was going home with my in-laws since it was a weekend. We then met Papa for dinner at Harbour Square and of course, capped the night with a trip to Starbucks. It was fun and I also took photos of that as well.
Saturday, we went to Glorietta after Papa’s class and splurged a bit. Papa bought this cool shirt and he asked me if I wanted a new pair of shoes. I was actually looking at this pair of light and comfy driving shoes. However, the price on the tag made me think twice about buying it. But being the generous father that he is, he told me to buy the pair anyway. He told me that it’s high time for me to buy a new pair since he doesn’t like the pair of sandals I’ve been wearing. Well, shoes and clothes slipped into the bottom of my priority list ever since I had Basti. But of course, I still welcome the fact that Papa still wants me to enjoy life’s perks once in a while. Being the aspiring photographer that I am, I took a picture of my new shoes and even made a layout about it 🙂 Sometimes I find it silly but any moment can be scrapped no matter how silly it may seem.
We also had a trip to the toys section because I had to buy a gift for Kyle, a dear friend’s son who’s celebrating his 1st birthday today. Of course, I wouldn’t leave the toy store without a little something for Basti. I had it gift wrapped because he loves opening gifts.
Sunday was spent with DS. I had to wake up very early because I still had to pick up Basti from my in-laws in Valenzuela. Upon reaching my in-laws’ place, Basti just finished taking a bath and I dressed him up. Of course, he was more curious about the gift than anything else in the world. So we let him open his gift and got Sly ready for some action.
We attended Kyle’s 1st birthday party at Max’s Glorietta 2. It was so much fun seeing the kids enjoy face painting, the magic show and games. Basti even had his arm painted too. He didn’t seem to be afraid of the mascot and even danced along with him. It’s just too cute to watch 🙂 I will be posting the photos soon 🙂
After the party, we had ice cream with Reggie, Julo and his nanny at the nearby Icebergs. It was a great time for our children to bond while we chat and relax for a while. It’s really a joy seeing kids play together. Look at the fun that they had together!
We had to bring Basti back to Valenzuela after the ice cream treat. I got home late in the afternoon already. It was a tiring day but it was all worth it. The complete pictures will be uploaded soon in my albums. Of course these will all be scrapped — in time 😀
I don’t know if I’ll have scrapping time this week since I have some errands to do. My body already complaining and has been giving signs that I need to sleep. I might be catching up on sleep in the next couple of days and give myself some scrapping break. I just don’t know if I’ll be able to do this anyway. LOL!
‘Til my next entry!
P.S.: If you noticed I used some cool stuff from PhotoBucket. 🙂 Well, at least my membership to this site paid off! I just love all the features they’re giving me! I love this site!