Over the past few days that I have not had internet on my MacBook Pro we have been posting a lot on Instagram so you can kind of see what we have been up to there! Although some things were left out just out of pure business and not being able to grab that nice photo during whatever we were doing. 🙂
On Wednesday Ms.Ana was here and we ran some errands and then when Joey got up we went down High Street and to Market! Market! The kids and Ms.Ana walked with us and then once we got to Market! Market! the kids were asking to play so they went and played while Joey and I walked around and did some shopping. He tried on some shirts *He needs some desperately before we got to the UK* and I got a Herschel backpack for only $10USD! That is super cheap for that brand, haha! We also checked out some of the other shops around before we headed back to pick up the kids and Ms.Ana. Before we headed out we stopped at our piercer and picked up some more rings for my nose and Joey’s eyebrow since we are heading home for a bit and like to have extras. On our way back home we stopped on High Street and sat down for a while so the kids could play with their bubbles and run around. They even made a friend and we swapped Instagram accounts! It was such a nice evening and the kids were beyond happy to sit and play. I wish I had gotten some pictures!
Thursday, my closest friend here in PH came out to visit with us for the day! She lives just nearby BGC in Manila and took a car out to have lunch and let the kids play together. Her daughter is a little bit younger than Oliver and they all love to play together and do so very nicely! 🙂 We took them on the walking path, visited Starbucks, and ate an amazing lunch from Green Bar. I also made us some vegan Mac and Cheese! We ordered…
- Two orders of Popcorn Chikun with spicy ranch dressing
- Cheese sticks
- Three orders of Smashed potatoes with spicy ranch dressing
- Breakfast Burrito
- Hail Seitan
The kids had a great time playing and Barbie and I had a wonderful time catching up since we haven’t seen each other in a while because everyone was sick or busy. Our day ended with all the babies in the shower playing and then passed out once she left! It was definitely a great day and a much needed one for myself. We appreciate the friendships we have created with Barbie and little Abie. ❤
Yesterday was Friday and if you were following our Instagram, you saw we were pretty busy in the morning! We had gotten up, cleaned up, went downstairs for water and Gong Cha (Aubrey has been asking for a mango smoothie!), then we waited for Ms. Ana to arrive since it was about that time and went to Central Square Rustan’s to grab some things… We picked up:
- Organic animal crackers
- Frozen blueberries
- Frozen peas
- soy milk
Plus the kids saw that the toy store set up a booth downstairs (right in the freaking entrance of course, ha!) and each picked out one thing. Aubrey picked a purse that you color in to decorate and Oliver picked a small RC truck that lights up. We bought those and headed home but they also saw that Central Square High Street turned back on the water fountains they love to play in so they ran off to splash for a ONLY few minutes since we had some frozen things to bring back. The fountains had been turned off and covered up for a while because they’ve been having a lot of events and whatnot there the past few weeks!
Once we did all of that… Around 4PM Joey had gotten up and we were going to try and walk around Venice but the internet wasn’t behaving and we couldn’t get a car so instead we took the kids for a walk down the walking path, this time all the way to the end and then back home. Aubrey was exhausted and truly over being awake so once we got home they were bathed, put in their PJs, fed and put to bed happily. Aubrey even slept in today until about 11:30AM!
This morning (Saturday), Oliver and I got up about 10AM and headed to Starbucks so that I could upload some of the blog posts I had already written and ready to post onto ThisLittleElephantFamily blog and also picked up some things from Robinson’s before heading back home to tidy up and work on some more posts for the blog. Aubrey is now up and we are just cuddled up while everyone eats some breakfast before we figure out what to do for the day!
I hope you enjoyed this long(ish) update and continue to read and follow us while we prepare for our next flight back home!!