The newest addition to our extended family, Samuel Matteo, was baptized last weekend. I am honored to be chosen as one of his godmothers. Matteo is very, very special, most especially to his parents who have long awaited his arrival. My cousin and her husband has had to endure the deaths of earlier babies and babies who were conceived but did not have heartbeats. Losing an unborn child myself, I could understand their longing, and theirs is magnified many times over. I know how it feels to have your happiness snatched from you by your fingertips.
But their happiness is very evident now as they hold their Baby Matteo close to their hearts. He is their happy ending. And who knows, there might be more after him.
Welcome baby! You are loved and cherished.
One of my favorite godchild, Oddy, celebrated her first birthday. Her party was held at Kidzoona, an indoor playground for kids and kids at heart, and I tell you that Mischa and Maxine truly enjoyed the party and the venue. Even I loved it because I could let them be since I can see that most of the attractions are safe and kid-proof. I say most because Mischa injured herself going down the slide, but it could be because she didn’t tuck her arms in, scraping the inner folds near her elbow. But it was totally fun on the whole!
Lois, one of my godchildren, celebrated her second birthday with her cousin, Klein. These two would probably grow up very close as they are born only a couple of weeks apart, and are practically growing side by side. We were happy to be with them as they turned two.
Happy to have celebrated this big, little boy’s first birthday! I tried to carry him and he seemed to be heavier than Maxine, who is turning three in a couple of months. Haha. I am amazed that his mom, who is on the family way, can still bend, kneel and carry.
Glad to also have met WeiEm, the son of one of Mischa’s ninongs.
And someone got scared of Jollibee 😅. Funny how she likes the big mascot from afar, but cowered and lost her appetite when she saw the real one. Haha.
One of my BFFs who is now based in Dubai is home, yay! We will be seeing her and her husband soon but over the weekend, we met and brought our kids together. It is our first time seeing each of our younger daughters (we both have two girls) since we didn’t meet Alexis last year because she got sick. Both girls were born in 2014 and have kick-ass boys’ names 🙂
Advanced happy birthday to this little guy!
What a cutie! His mom used to work with us a few years back. His dad is German, but they live in Japan right now. They’re home now and this was an advance celebration for this first birthday. It was very simple but intimate. So great to catch up with friends who have since sought other pastures. As with other gatherings, there’s always this feeling of growing old, but getting wiser too. It is them I miss a lot.
It is very seldom now that we go out as a family, just the four of us. So we took the opportunity to bond at Lois’ first birthday more than a week ago. We even got a surprise visit from one of our best friends, Jane, who is now based in Singapore.
After Lois’ birthday celebration, we strolled around the Evia Lifestyle Center, our new hangout, the kids played, and the adults had cake and coffee. Simple and lovely, but we had so much fun. It’s good that Evia offers things to keep kids occupied.