Checking out the new coffee shop, Craft, down the street from my parents house
Digging the reclaimed wood furniture
Split pea soup for dinner (recipe from David Lebovitz) – my first time to make it!
Yogurt, granola and strawberries makes a healthy-ish breakfast
Waiting for my turn at the cashier
Christmas display at Shangri-la Plaza mall. I wish I had brought Bea along to see it!
Drove to Anilao for the weekend. Two lolos (grandfathers) vying for the little one’s attention
Sorting the shells and corals
Look at that face!
Wrinkled fingers from soaking in the water too long, trying to get Bea accustomed to swimming
Blessed to be able to wake up in a place with this gorgeous view
Life in the middle of stones and dead corals
Missing the husband, who stayed home
More photos soon!
Given that I always post this series a week later than I’m supposed to, I thought it better to change the name of this series to My Week in Photos.
My week started with a trip to a car shop. On our way back to Manila from Baguio, we were rear-ended by another vehicle. I had to wait until the next Monday to have the damage (which was minimal) assessed and estimated by a mechanic.
This little girl is getting so big so fast!
Fried chicken and biscuits for dinner – I can’t remember where I got the recipe from!
I wonder what these two are up to…
Chicken and waffle breakfast at Pi
I wish Bea had been with me to see this train going around the third floor of Eastwood Mall
First night in her toddler bed – but right beside ours. I wish I could say she slept there the whole night. That’s still a work in progress.
Apple scones for Sunday breakfast
All dolled up for a busy Sunday!
Last week turned out to be my cheat week. I’ll have to get back on track and be good this week. I promise to try to eat better this time around!
Dog walking in U.P.
Mommy-and-me pink rubber shoes
Bitter gourds growing in our “garden”
Didn’t know what else to cook for dinner so I bought ready-to-cook BBQ pork chops and threw together a salad of fuji apples, corn and arugula with roasted sesame dressing. And of course, a bottle of ice-cold Corona to wash it all down.
Lunch with Julio and Bea at the new restaurant in the neighbourhood, π Breakfast and Pies. Their compost cookies were pretty good, BTW.
Eggs Benny at the same resto
Waiting at the new Starbucks at 151 Shaw (or was it 515? I don’t remember)
At a friend’s house, this amazing chandelier made out of capiz balls and roots
Dinner with some good friends after ages of not seeing one another!
Lazy Sunday breakfast – poached egg with chorizo, corn and croutons. Recipe from Serious Eats. That’s Bea, stealing a crouton from my bowl. She loves bread!
Last week started out so slowly, then Wednesday onwards became a blur. Nothing really happened during the week, as I had to make up for work I missed out on when we were away. But by the time the weekend rolled around, I was able to take some snapshots of what I was up to.
Stuck indoors because of a rainy morning
Checked out the new mall that opened up in our area – U.P. Town Center
Tried out the new neighborhood cupcake place.
The interiors were too cute!
I do like the way they decorated the place. Very shabby chic.
Lunch with relatives to welcome home my uncle, who moved back to Manila after about 40 years in Switzerland.
Bea trying to figure out how to get in on the cousin fun
Walking in her Papa’s slippers
More adventures next week!
Bea opening one of many presents for her second birthday. Check out my dad’s colorful shorts!
Tagaytay for my sister’s wedding. Check out that view from the house we stayed at!
Breakfast at Starbucks on the big day. This branch had huge windows and balconies that opened up to the view of Taal Lake.
Bea and cousin Kai reunited! My daughter was the more enthusiastic of the two.
The beautiful stained glass windows of the tiny church where Isabel and Nicky got married. Too bad that photographer was in the way.
Watching these two play together – sort of.
Celebrating my dad’s 66th birthday at a lovely little restaurant in the Makati Garden Club.
Monthly Sunday lunch at my grand-aunt’s house. That’s my mom smiling for the camera.
Taking Bea to U.P. to practice riding her Strider bike. She was more interested in riding the skateboards my brother and sister brought though.
While Julio watched Bea, I walked one round around the academic oval. I stopped to watch these little ones play football. On second thought, maybe they weren’t so little after all.
Looks like everyone thought it was a nice afternoon to get out for a bit of fresh air and exercise.
I really should rename this series to My Life Last Week, or something to that effect. Any suggestions on a new series title? Let me know!
More like, My Life Last Week!
One of my sister’s many bridal showers – a cookbook shower! Awesome idea.
Attended the last of several real estate seminars I signed up for.
Went grocery shopping with the little one, who didn’t take her afternoon nap.
Rainy Saturday dinner with my in-laws (and my nephew’s Thomas the Train collection).
French toast with a strawberry-mascarpone topping for a lazy Sunday breakfast.
Visited one of my friends and her newborn daughter. So precious!
An afternoon blogpost writing (and gossip) date with my two best friends. Coffee and cake. What can beat that?
My parents hosted a despedida de soltera for my sister – a farewell-to-singlehood party traditionally thrown by the bride-to-be’s family. That’s my husband, Julio, grinning at the camera.
Stay tuned for the next installment in this series!