Tuesday, September 30, 2008

to a dear colleague and friend...

You're still very much alive in our hearts and in our thoughts.

Your sweet smile will always be dearly remembered.

Thank you for the afternoon chitchats.

For the "suhol" whenever you need something from us.

For the back rubs to relieve us of the stress.

We are barely coping with your sudden departure.

We miss you, Caye.

Friday, September 26, 2008

First stop: Baguio

We decided on the last minute to push through with our Baguio plans. After all, we don't get to have this long leave often. So, off to Baguio we went where we stayed for 3 days. J & I had a hard time packing our things. We were kidding each other that this is a dry run for the more gruelling task of packing for trip number 2.

JB behaved for most of the trip except when we were in Pangasinan where he got really cranky. This is probably due to the long drive as he's used to travelling for just 1-2 hours.

Baguio was a bit different from when we were last there. There are a lot of one-way streets now due to the worsening traffic situation. Upon arriving, we rested for a while and then proceeded to SM Baguio to buy some of JB's feeding needs and to meet up with J's mistah. We had dinner with J's foster family where the guys exchanged views regarding current situation in Mindanao and us girls played with the little ones (J's foster sister has a 3-year old daughter).

Day 2 was all pasyal. I will let the pictures tell the story.

pink sisters

butterfly farm in camp john hay

dencio's at john hay

PMA with Abits and Dolomente

shempre kelangan may picture sa mansion

sa park sa tabi ng mansion

We were dead tired when we headed back to the apartment. JB behaved the whole day, except for that inconvenient moment when he decided to poop while we were taking a tour in PMA. We had no choice but to change nappies in one of the benches there which were not so baby friendly. J's underclass was kind enough to help us change JB's diapers. Ang kulit kasi ng bulinggit.

We were set to go home on Day 3 but not without taking a quick stop to Mines View for some photo opps with the little one and then headed to Good Sheperd as husband is craving for their hindi mapantayan ube jam.

mines view

good sheperd

Our trip was full-packed but we were still able to relax. Who wouldn't be? With pine trees surrounding us and that cool breeze that only Baguio can provide, our work-related stress vanished in an instant. And Baguio was twice as fun now with our little JB and his little antics keeping us amazed and made us adore him all the more!

More pictures of our Baguio escapade here!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

pit stop

Just taking a quick stop here. I'm back in the office, but just for today. I'll be on leave again for the next 2 days. Hehe. No out of town plans though. Ubos na moolah sa dalawang linggong lakwatsa. =) I have to say this long break was just what we needed. Husband and I realized this is the only break we really fully enjoyed. The past 2 long leaves we had were all about adjustments. This time it was different. =)

I will post pictures next week.

Friday, September 5, 2008

bakasyon grande

I'll be on blog break for about 2 weeks. I'm off to a much-awaited and highly-anticipated vacation! We'll be heading far north and then down south. This will be JB's first time to fly. I...can't...wait!!!

I will be back with lotsa pictures and stories. *excited grin*

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Last saturday, during JB's well-baby check up (he was also given his 2nd dose of pentaxime), the pediatrician advised us to start him on solids at 5 1/2 months. Now, I have more time to prepare for this monumental event in our sons life. =) As I searched the net on tips on preparing solids for babies, I stumbled upon www.wholesomebabyfood.com (got this site from a gtalker in femalenetwork.com). Just what I need to guide me on feeding JB. They have recipes there on how to make homemade baby foods and it has helpful tips on what to give baby as he grows.

As another preparation, we were initially thinking of buying a high chair for him then I recently learned of this!

It's a sort of high chair that you can strap on to practically almost any chair. And it's portable, you can bring it along when you travel! My magic word. Good for travel. So off I go to the mall later to search for that perfect booster chair for my growing boy. =)