Holy week 2014

As part of our 2014 resolutions, Dino and I promised to travel with Liam more this year.  Last holy week,(yeah I know, suuuper late post again)  Our original plan was to go to CDO and let Liam experience the white water rafting then spend the rest of the holy week in Malai Balai (It’s soo nice there, promise! It’s like you’re in New Zealand).  But our good friend, suggested that we do it some other time as there are many tourist and travelers during holy week.  So instead of staying at home, I decided to book ourselves in a resort hotel nearby.

We booked ourselves in Best Western Sandbar Resort at Cordova Mactan Cebu (check out their official website).  It wasn’t that pricey and they are the only hotel that did not increase so much during peak season (1K additional only).  Swak na swak sa budget! 🙂

We also decided to go yaya-less this trip.  Asked Ate Donna to do a general cleaning instead.  Unfortunately, Dino was not feeling very well during the trip, so most of the photos you’ll see below are of me and Liam.

Liam entertaining himself while waiting to be allowed to hit the pool (the sun was scorching hot then, so decided to wait til late afternoon before we hit the pool)
Liam entertaining himself while waiting to be allowed to hit the pool (the sun was scorching hot then, so decided to wait til late afternoon before we hit the pool)
All geared up!
All geared up!
He insisted on wearing his shades (no not as goggles( saying the sun in hot and he wants to keep it on so he can see properly :)
He insisted on wearing his shades (no not as goggles( saying the sun in hot and he wants to keep it on so he can see properly 🙂
Running to his dad relaxing on the beach chair
Running to his dad relaxing on the beach chair
Thanks dad for the refreshing drink
Thanks dad for the refreshing drink
play time at the pool (eating our fresh catch, haha)
play time at the pool (eating our fresh catch, haha)
relaxing..
relaxing..
now with mommy...
now with mommy…
Buffet breakfast the following day..
Buffet breakfast the following day..
We hit the pool again after our breakfast..
We hit the pool again after our breakfast..Liam decided he don’t want to wear his rash guard anymore.. 
on the way home...
on the way home…He tried hard to stay awake but failed.. hehe

It wasn’t as grand as the Shangri-La Hotel, but it was cozy and we had a fun time together.  As they say, it’s not important how expensive or how grand the place is, as long as we are all together, that’s what matters!

Til our next Trip! :)
Til our next Trip! 🙂

 

 

 

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Liam’s Many Firsts – Holy Week

Our holy week vacation in Makati marked Liam’s many firsts.

First Mega block Building…

It's not his first time to play with blocks, but it is his first time to really build and stack them up.. :)
It’s not his first time to play with blocks, but it was his first time to really build and stack them up.. 🙂 Thanks Ahya Sean and Ahya Matt for the Mega Blocks!! 🙂

First Antipolo trip.  It’s a de Leon tradition to go to Antipolo every Maundy Thursday.  Before, Dino used to walk from Makati to Antipolo and meet his parents there then he will ride back with them going home.

First time to go to Antipolo which is his first long ride too since it took us 2hours to arrive.. :)
First time to go to Antipolo which is his first long ride too since it took us 2hours to arrive.. 🙂

First Laguna Trip with my side of the family.  Dino and I were really happy that Liam is not shy anymore. As soon as we reach the resort, he let my brother carry him and said hi to all his cousins, blessed his Ahma (Grandma, my mom) and played with everyone.  He even played with the other kids that night, forgetting all about me (another first – Ouch!!)

First time to swim in Laguna's hot spring, which also is his first time to sleep over night with my side of the family.
First time to swim in Laguna’s hot spring, which also is his first time to sleep over night with my side of the family. Oh how he loved those slides.. 🙂

First time to let another girl ride with him.. (another OUCH for mommy.. hehe)

This is not his first to ride this car but it's his first to let others ride with him..
This is not his first to ride this car but it’s his first to let others ride with him… Look at that naughty grin on his face.. haaay..

First time to let Ninang Jane carry him with matching photo opt, kiss, hug and gigil pa.. 🙂 Every time we go home (Makati) Ninong Rene and Ninang Jane (together with Ahya Sean and Ahya Matt) never failed to come and visit Liam, not just once but at least 3x in each visit. 🙂

First time to let Ninang Jane carry him.. hahahaha..
First time to let Ninang Jane carry him.. hahahaha..

My SIL also blogged about our vacation. First about our Antipolo trip and Liam’s 2 weeks vacation where there are more pics than my post.  (yeah, yeah, I know, am bad in documenting events.. This mommy will get there soon.. hehehe…)

All excited to eat the pastillas, Liam got comfy on the ground.. I love this shot.  (got this from my SIL's post.. thanks for the pic!)
All excited to eat the pastillas, Liam got comfy on the ground.. I love this shot. (got this from my SIL’s post.. thanks for the pic ate Pen!)