Today, The First of January, 2013

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How is 2013 treating you so far? I spent New Year’s Eve at my parents’ house and me and my siblings Bel, Cel and Ken, together with my little man had a simple yet special celebration in the house where we all grew up in. It would’ve been grander if my parents and my other brother, PJ, was around together with my niece and nephew, but nevertheless, I really enjoyed the time we spent at home. It has been awhile since we’ve been there last and no matter how abandoned and deteriorated the place looks like, I really miss the refuge and the warmth it gives me. I really miss living there. One day I hope we’d be able to have it renovated and live there for good.

I guess the little man shared the same sentiments. It has been, after all, more than a year since we left to rent a little place of our own and he probably miss our old house, too. It was evident on the way his eyes lit up when he saw the place. He instantly have a bigger space to roam around and a big backyard to play in! True enough, even when we stayed up a little past midnight last night to celebrate the coming of 2013 by sharing a simple meal and lighting some fireworks, he was up earlier than all the grown ups the next day and was wandering around the yard in no time. He spent the entire day doing just that.

When we visited my parents at the memorial park, he was also up on his toes running here and there, playing with children who were also accompanying their grown up relatives to visit their dearly departed on New Year’s Day. I know my little man had a grand time, too bad I was busy running after him and carrying him when he gets tired, and having a picnic with my siblings on the side,  that I wasn’t able to snap some shots of him in action.

The only photo I managed to take today is this photo of him sleeping soundly like an angel. Oh well, after all the physical activities he did today, it was only fitting that he capped the day with a sound sleep and turn in early.  He was fast asleep right after I washed him up and fed him with a bottle of milk 🙂

Sharing this with Blog Photo Challenge and with #fmsphotoaday. Nothing like a good challenge to jumpstart the new year and I really hope I can follow through and finish this. Wish me luck! 😉

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    1. my sentiments exactly. when i saw this, i cannot help but take a photo! visiting your entry next sis 🙂

  1. Happy New Year to you sis! Your little man looks so angelic! I bet he was really tired from all the day’s activities. I hear yah, I joined last year’s challenge too and in the last quarter, wasn’t able to finish. wish me luck too! BPC 2013 visit here.

    1. good luck to us sis, I’ve been in + out joining BPC’s after another, but never get to finish anything. This year looks like a good year to finish one, ayt? 🙂

  2. How’s the New Year paputok over there sis. What a peaceful sleep you lil man was having. Happy New Year and may all your 2013 wishes come true

    1. Personally we never get any firecrackers, by my other brother who’s wife hails from Bocaue brought us a bagful just in time for the New Year celebration 😀 Happy new year!

  3. what a lovely day for you and your family, mommy Vix! love it when kids are sleeping. It’s such a sweet sight, isn’t it? here for bpc!

    1. so true, sis! i used to photograph Jared while he was sleeping, I cannot help it. Am trying to do that more often now. Thanks for dropping by, visiting your entry next

  4. Happy new year sis! ang himbing ng tulog ni jared…reminds me that I need to take a nap..di pa ako nakabawi sa sleepless nights during the holiday and New year celeb:)

  5. I see a sleeping cutipie on new year’s day! 😀

    I miss celebrating the new year with my own family. I am thankful i have a lot of memories to reminisce with!

    Thanks for linking this up to BPC. Hope you keep joining!

    1. thanks so much! 😉 am making it a New Year’s Resolution of sorts to finish the BPC this month, + hopefully, this year! Am crossing my fingers. Thanks for hosting 😉

  6. Happy New Year Mommy! same here we don’t celebrate a bonggang-bonggang celebration just a simple one but we are happy that my family and I are united in welcoming the new year. 🙂

  7. sounds like you had a wonderful celebration mami..happy new year! how cute…sound asleep ang pogi!

    BPC hop!

  8. ..kahit dead-tired, mo worries, surely enjoy na enjoy si jared… 🙂 happy new year to you and to your li’l man mommy 🙂

  9. He looks so peaceful. Happy New Year to both of you sis. 🙂

    I’m catching up with BPC 2013, I wasn’t able to link-up. I hope you can drop by. My BPC 1/365

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