Compared to Franco’s Japanese-themed 30th birthday party last year, our celebration last week was small and simple.
I also made the yummiest brownies I ever baked. Actually, it was my first time to bake brownies. Special thanks to Miss Betty Crocker for the easy, fail-safe, 4-ingredient recipe. The brownies were meant to take the place of the birthday cake. Unfortunately, when it was time to make a birthday wish and blow a birthday candle, I discovered we have several packs of white Liwanag candles from Aki’s baptism and from the house blessing but no little blowing candle.
Unlike last year where he slept all day while Jane and I secretly labored in the kitchen, on his 31st birthday, we spent the whole day together. We went to Ortigas to claim my prizes at Summit Media. Then we went to Makati where he renewed his driver’s license while I went to the groceries to buy diapers and then to BDO to open trust funds for Aki and for myself. No fancy meals for us. We ate our favorites at the Ayala MRT station- Jamaican patties, siomai with gulaman, kwek-kwek for me, and coated balot for hubby.
I also got Aki huge beach ball from Toy Kingdom. We have so many balls at home but I just got to get it. I saw some fun activities using an inflated beach ball in my Gymboree Toddler Play book. Plus, since summer is over, the beach ball was 50% off. Using the points in my SM advantage card, I did not to pay a single centavo. Sweet!
By the time we were done, it was almost 2PM. We ditched watching a movie and getting a thai massage as we wanted to spend the rest of the day with our darling boy. And that is what we did. We cuddled up in bed, exchanged tickles and group hugged until we fell asleep.
Belated happy birthday bebe dadeh!