Saturday, April 4, 2015

Visita Iglesia 2015

For this year, we did Visita Iglesia in Bulacan, the province where I grew up with.  We were not able to get into 7 churches but all of those we visited have memories from the past.  With us were my mom, sis and niece. It was very sunny that day that even if we have brought some refreshments in the car, it seemed to be not enough to keep us cool. We made the effort to do it this year especially that Reese had her First Holy Communion few days ago.

From our home in Guiguinto, our first stop was at the Parish of San Ildefonso. It is the church beside our school when I was elememtary at St. Martin de Porres Catholic School. It is where I had my First Holy Communion and where we attended several First Friday masses. Also, my sister and my brother got married here.

Second stop was at the Sta. Isabel Church. My dad, aunts and uncles tarditionally go to this church every Easter Sunday to join the "Salubong" procession.

Third stop was at the Barasoain Church, which is more famously known as the church at the back of the former 10-peso bill.  It is where hubby and I got married. :)

Fourth stop was at the Malolos Cathedral.  It is where my sister and I were baptized. 

On our way going back to the main road, we passed by my grandmother's former home.  I saw my cousin Sheila at the store and we dropped by to see Tita Rose and Daryl as well.  We had another round of refreshments in the form of Coke Sakto :). We were all talking and laughing that I forgot to take photos.

Fifth and last stop was at the Balagtas Church. It is where my brother was baptized.

Then we went back home to eat Palabok that mom ordered along the way before we finally went back to our home base in San Juan.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Gian's 2nd Birthday

My little boy turned 2 last March 25. 

Hubby and I skipped work to be with him that day.  We had lunch at Corazon and afterwards brought the kids to Fun Ranch and took advantage of the unlimited play tickets we got from a birthday party few months ago.  Since it was a weekday, the play area was like rented by us, not much kids around!

Sunday came and we had our part 2 celebration with the grandmothers, uncles, aunt & cousins.  I planned on having the kids play at Kidzoona at Robinson's Galleria for an hour.  It was fun time not just for the kids, but also for the aunt & uncles accompanying them at the play area.  To date, for me it is really one of the best play area in the metro!

Right after the happy and tiring activity,  we went straight to Burgoo inside the mall for lunch.  I pre-ordered to avoid the long waiting time for food knowing everyone was hungry and excited to eat.  Food was served in just few minutes after we were seated.  As usual, I forgot to ask for our photo to be taken at the beginning and hubby remembered just when all the food were gone! Oh well, we still have everyone in the picture which was more important :)

Gian, this will be your remembrance on your 2nd birthday.  I know you had so much fun.  We love you to bits anak! :)