Helloooo! I am back from the dead. I was sick since last Sunday. I was not surprised when I started feeling sick because many of our fellow churchgoers last weekend were coughing and sneezing. Am just thankful that my boys are A-okay.
Here is what happened one boring weekend last month.
Weekend usually starts with our martial arts training somewhere in Merville.
That’s boxing lessons for me. Bully-proof training for Aki. And jujitsu for Franco.
The family that learns martial arts together, stay together.
I love this pic. I love the calmness, sweetness and playfulness.
Aki’s lessons are all games. I love that he is taking his lessons with the son of Franco’s best friend. May these 2 boys be life long friends like their daddies.
While Franco trains, Aki and I go to the nearby playground. Speaking of friends, we met a new playground friend, Kyle.
While waiting for Franco’s training to finish, I also had a nice chat with Franco’s trainer’s mom on how to encourage children to pursue their passions. I learned so much from her that morning. Thank you, Tita Esther. I hope Aki grows up doing things that he enjoys.
After our martial arts morning, we headed to our favorite mall in the whole wide Makati, MCS or Makati Cinema Square. We have a new go-to store. We always pay a visit to the toy stores near the gun stores. I know less than one tenth of the toys but it is a joy watching my husband talk to our son about robots and superheroes and their superpowers.
Lunch was at Grillicious, a simple looking resto by the entrance if you are coming from the parking lot. Don’t be fooled by the cafeteria-ish ambiance. The beef wanton soup and siomai are really good!
We spent the rest of the afternoon looking for books, magazines and movies.
Because we were trying to convince ourselves that we are ready to go on a diet, we only ate veggies for dinner.
After dinner, we had another round of boxing. Franco helps me with my combos. I help him with his defense by punching him. He wears protective gear and I punch like a girl (for now!!) so nothing to worry. I am so glad I discovered that boxing is fun. It is more fun if you do it with someone you love. It is a great bonding activity and a great way to sweat.
Finally, the little boy went to sleep.
It was movie night for Franco and me. Because everyone was talking about Hunger Games II, we watched Hunger Games I. To my great joy, I discovered that Peeta is the same boy in Little Manhattan. Galing! Watching the movie got us hungry, so we ordered McDo delivery! There goes our diet. Haha.
The next day, Sunday, we woke up early to attend the 6AM mass. We made a panata that we will religiously attend the 6AM Sunday mass if God grants Franco’s prayer. Thank you Lord for listening. We have been attending the early mass since October. Continue reading “The Gift of An Ordinary Weekend”