A Rainy Day Staycation at Discovery Suites Manila, Ortigas

The hubby and I decided to treat the kids to a staycation as a last hurrah before they started the schoolyear.  We had very specific criteria in mind when we were scouting for a destination, and because of these, we were able to experience Discovery Suites Manila in the Ortigas district. Continue reading “A Rainy Day Staycation at Discovery Suites Manila, Ortigas”

A Playdate at DreamPlay, City of Dreams Manila

DreamPlay
City of Dreams Manila
Asean Avenue cor. Roxas Boulevard
Entertainment City, Parañaque
Tel: 800-8080, 808-0909
http://www.cityofdreamsmanila.com/dreamplay

One of the playdates the Princess had this summer was at DreamPlay, City of Dreams in Pasay. The first time we went there was on a school field trip, so we had limited time to explore. This time around, however, after an early morning swim and a quick brunch at the Nobu Hotel pool, we practically devoted the entire afternoon to exploring and enjoying DreamPlay. Continue reading “A Playdate at DreamPlay, City of Dreams Manila”

A TGIFriday’s Evia Party: The Ball’s 3rd Birthday

Being one of the kids’ favorite weekend haunts, TGIFriday’s was really at the top of our list of the possible places for the Ball’s 3rd Birthday Thanksgiving. What was a bit tricky though was deciding which TGIFriday’s to go with. Truthfully, we inquired at four TGIFriday’s branches in the south of Manila, and we finally decided to go with TGIFriday’s in Evia. Continue reading “A TGIFriday’s Evia Party: The Ball’s 3rd Birthday”

DIY Cake and Cupcake Toppers (2nd Edition)

For the Ball’s Birthday Thanksgiving this year, I was somewhat undecided for a long time on whether to order a customized cake or just make DIY cake decor again. After canvassing and inquiring from some nearby suppliers, I decided to take time to just DIY the toppers myself since it’s mostly the only thing I’ll prepare for the party anyway! Continue reading “DIY Cake and Cupcake Toppers (2nd Edition)”

A Summer School Party: The Ball’s 3rd Birthday

Since the Ball’s birthday fell on a day of summer school, the Hubby and I talked it over, and instead of letting him miss school to celebrate, we decided to celebrate in school with his classmates and teachers. So.. viola! Our very first school party! Continue reading “A Summer School Party: The Ball’s 3rd Birthday”

Cooling off at Coolato Gelato, SM City BF Parañaque

Coolato Artisan Gelato
Level 3, SM City BF Parañaque
Dr. A. Santos Avenue, Parañaque
(https://www.facebook.com/Coolato-178996762482943/)

After a few shopping errands and a carb-loading pasta and pizza dinner on a Sunday night, I gave marching orders to the Hubby, the Princess, and the Baby Ball (who will soon be a baby no more!) that mall time was over and we should head on home. On the way to the parking lot, I stopped in my tracks when I saw this new gelato shop.  So sorry guys, change of plans: Mag-ice-cream muna tayo! Continue reading “Cooling off at Coolato Gelato, SM City BF Parañaque”