October 11, 2016

8th Birthday

Where did the time go, I now have an 8th-year-old son. Every time I looked at him, I know that he doesn’t look a baby anymore but of course, he will be forever my baby. 

Read: 4 Birthday Party Theme for Boys 

This year, no more theme birthday party for him. He was not asking for a party but he wanted a staycation. He said, “Mommy, I want a hotel with playhouse”. Waah! It is really a challenge to find a hotel with a playhouse, I know he was not referring to a small play room. He wants a hotel or resort that offers activities for kids just like the Crimzone


Read: CrimZone at Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan


The only hotel that I know that has a play house in Metro Manila is Shangri-la at the Fort but I was hesitant because I’ve read mixed reviews. So my husband called the Makati branch but he was advised that there is no playhouse and pool is under renovation. Waah! 

I was running out of time. September 30, day before our trip, I saw EDSA Shangri-la on my newsfeed so I checked their site. While browsing their website, I saw the Wet Play Area. I know that Ethan will like this because we saw this in Jurong Bird Park and Singapore Zoo but he was not able to try it because we’re so busy with the shows and animals. Click here for the video

I immediately informed my husband about it, he called the hotel and reserved a room for October 1-2. Again, it was a last minute decision so nagmamadali na naman ko sa pag-empake ng gamit. Hehehe! 

Read: Birthday Staycation at EDSA Shangri-la

Fast forward to his birthday, he went to school. My husband and I went to SM Southmall to buy gift and cake. It was time for lunch so we took advantage my free buffet at Sambokojin. (free because I reached 10 stamps) Instant date with hubby! Sayang lang, free birthday buffet sana anak ko but he was in school. 



On our way home, my husband called my in-laws so they can celebrate with us. May pasok din lahat so 3 lang ang nayaya namin, hehehe! We picked-up my in-laws and we waited for the birthday celebrant at home. Ethan was surprised when he came home from school. Nagulat siya na may bisita siya hehehe!. We had lasagna, fried chicken and cake to celebrate his 8th birthday. 



To my favorite son (may iba pa ba?) Happy 8th birthday!



16 comments:

  1. Hi Michi! Great birthday celebration and looks like your big boy had fun. I think I'll try taking my little boy to Shang to play like yours did.

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    1. Hi Maita! I'm sure he will have a blast here. Even adults like the wet play area. There is also playroom for toddlers. :)

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  2. Nice play area for the kiddos nd kids at heart. Personally I do not rely heavily on reviews, instead I read but still go with my heart. Happy bday to your boy! :)

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    1. I always read reviews too, sometimes I follow and I sometimes I take the risk too. :) Thanks!

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  3. Happy Birthday Ethan! Time flies indeed. The first time I met you online, magstart palang magschool si Ethan. Now 8 years old na sya.

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    1. True, di pa siya nagschool nung nagstart ko magblog. hehehe! Thanks! :)

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  4. It's a happy birthday indeed for Ethan. My 7-year old daughter also doesn't like to have a birthday party anymore. So, we just ask her where she wants to go or what she wants to do. If we can afford it, why not.

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    1. True, as long as we can afford, we will give it to our child. :)

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  5. Happy Belated birthday to you little one.

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  6. Happy birthday young man! Ilang taon nalang sis, may binata kana, are you ready? hehe.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, ang bilis ng panahon. :)

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  7. Happy Birthday to you, Ethan. I agree with you, time flies so fast. I surely love the cake and the photos that you shared. Such a fun event!:)
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