How We Spent Our Extended Weekend

spending quality time with your children, mum's thoughts, simple pleasuresPrior to the warnings about Typhoon Ruby, we are slated to have a long weekend because of the celebration of the feast of the Immaculate Concepcion. An extended weekend is a very welcome change for me as it meant I can sleep in longer and relax for a bit. Due to the inclement weather, we stayed cooped up at home for the most part of our extended weekend, except probably when we managed a short run on Saturday night before it drizzled.

I was too lazy to do anything at home because of the cold weather so I gave up on catching up on my cleaning and just focused on the regular chores that need to be done daily. If I would have my way, I would’ve preferred to have snuggled with a couple of my books and catch up on my very overdue reading but it was good that I managed to get enough rest and I am all good with that. I am also thankful that I managed to get a couple of backlogs done during our vacation. That leaves me with just a handful of tasks to finish and a couple of blog backlogs to tick off my list.

The little man occupied himself with his Lego toys, then his Happy Meal toys when he was finished with the first batch, then moved on to other toys in his stash afterwards. He also watched a number of his favorite Disney films. We also caught a lot of his favorite cartoon shows on the telly and enjoyed goofing around to pass the time. We even managed to snap some photos! ^_^

A good part of our 4-day weekend was spent glued on the telly to monitor the typhoon. It was a relief to know that Typhoon Ruby left the country with only a few damage and even fewer casualties. I guess it worked that everyone prayed for everybody’s safety that what was originally forcasted as a super typhoon lost its intensity as it fell to the Philippine ground several times.

I wonder how you spent your very extended weekend? Well, it is now back to regular programming so expect a number of updates here and on the other blogs, as well. I will also tell you about our MBP Winter Wonderland Christmas Party in another post. Here’s to a lovely Wednesday mums! 🙂

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What To Do This Long Weekend

It is another long weekend here in our part of the globe as the November 1st holiday fell on a Friday and I am sure a lot of families are so excited to plan their activities for the 3-day weekend. Apart from paying respects to our dearly departed, am sure everyone is just about ecstatic to go somewhere or do something fun with the entire family! Personally, every weekend in our household is just another weekend, considering this mum never goes to work, but apart from going to the memorial to visit my parents’ grave, I’d think of something fun and enjoyable for me and my little man to do.  :heart:

Here are a few things you might want to do with your family, too:

  • Go On A Quick Getaway ~ especially for families with members that keep a regular 9-5 job, the long weekend is the most opportune time to go on a quick, yet much needed, getaway. Hit the nearest beach or go to a new destination you have not been before. Make the most of the holiday by catching up with the other members of the family, or with friends, in case, you plan to go with them.

  • Check out Toy Kingdom’s Toy Warehouse Sale Year 7 ~ this will be the perfect time to jump-start your Christmas shopping for presents for your kiddos or your godsons and goddaughters. Loads of branded toys will be on sale for up to 70% off, can you imagine that? If I live somewhere near, I will make sure to check this toy sale out. I will bet my hands, I will find a lot of nice toys that my little man will love! 
  • Go Out For A Walk ~ the nice sunny weekend weather is also the best time to go out to get some fresh air, especially if you have been cooped up at home for days on end due to a sick little man or the bad weather. Explore a bit of your city by going on a walk with your children and your family. I am sure you will find something new and interesting. Who knows you might even stumble upon a very cool looking street furniture, where you can take a lovely family picture or a selfie!  😀
  • Work On A Holiday ~ now this might be quite a bummer for some, but there are those who were a tad busy during regular days that they can only catch up on work during the long weekend. This mum is a perfect example, as I shall be busy tinkering on my blogs, beating up online deadlines and getting my blogs updated.
  • Have A Movie Marathon At Homewe get to have a movie marathon regularly, but the Halloween weekend seems to be great in catching up on those Halloween-related or horror films, if you are a sucker for those. I’ve just sampled the animation, Hotel Transylvania, the other day with my boys + I loved it!
  • Sleep, Sleep, Sleep ~ yes, the long weekend is also most ideal to catch up on those zzzzz and get as much rest as you like. After all, you needed all the rest and sleep you can get, to keep you up and running again when the next week starts. So off to La la land  you go! I’ll make sure we get a good dose of that, too.

Whatever you plan to do for this long weekend, the most important thing is you spend it with the people you love the most. Oh and I’d love to hear about your plan, do share it in a comment below. Happy weekend everyone!  :-))

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Trick Or Treat In Malolos City

If you happen to live in our quiet city, there are a number of Halloween parties you can tag your little one for Trick or Treat activities. I was out and about with my little man last week and we found these 2 events which you might want to check out:

Halloween Family Fun Day at McDonald’s

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Halloween Fun Day is happening at McDonald’s ~ South Supermarket Branch on 27 October, 2013 between 3-5PM. Registration is at Php150 for each child {which comes with a Happy Meal and a free toy}. Arts and crafts activities, apart from exciting prizes are available for little guests to enjoy!

Jollibee’s Halloween Fun!

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Halloween Fun celebration in Jollibee will be held in Crossing and Bayan on 29 October, 2013 at 1-3PM and 4-6PM, so mum and kiddos can easily opt for the one nearest to their location. Tickets are sold at Php200, which include a meal for both kid and companion.

We have tried the Halloween celebration in Jollibee when the little man is only 2, but we did not really enjoy it as it was held in a very huge venue with loads of kids and parents in attendance. Jared was not able to see the mascots singing and dancing from our seats at the back. This time around, though, the Jollibee Halloween Fun event will be held in the local Jollibee branches {in Malolos Town Proper and in Malolos ~ Crossing}, which will be more conducive for little children to enjoy the party to the fullest. They can even give the play area {only in Crossing branch} a go after the party.

We will be  joining the Trick or Treat party at the little man’s playschool, as well as the annual Halloween party in my sister’s office, so I guess we will pass on these events this year.  🙂

Where are you going for Trick or Treat this Halloween?

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