Monday, November 19, 2007

Weekends Can Never Be Too Long

I'm home-based, so what am I complaining about? Oh, it's not really a gripe. I just wish Husband's work schedule wasn't so crazy. Anyway, we went to Danie's 1st birthday party on Saturday. Danie's mom is my friend Tricia, the baking whiz behind Little Cakes Factory. The party favors were cupcakes, of course, but these were specially wonderful because on top of each was a picture of Danie printed on chocolate. I was certain I wouldn't be able to eat mine, but I had no trouble gobbling it up when the old sweet tooth started nagging at me.

After the party, Husband and I decided that we wouldn't mind seeing TriNoma after all. We were going to check out the place shortly after the soft opening last summer, but people told me that there were very few shops open, it was hot inside, and there were lots of mosquitoes to boot, so we put off our visit indefinitely. Since we're generally anti-pop, we thought we'd let the general public's curiosity run its course and ignore the novelty ourselves. Anyway, we finally saw it and, yes, it's a nice place. The Ayalas know how to do malls, no big surprise there. I'm not a big fan of crowds though, so I think I'll be sticking to the Shangri-la Plaza for my malling pleasure (in which I sporadically indulge anyway).

You'll remember that we bought a convertible car seat so we can keep Marguerite rear-facing for as long as possible, but we didn't bargain on the baby's adamant refusal to comply with the plan. We thought we'd try front-facing once, but now we're too lazy to switch back and too delicate (hah!) to endure banshee screams every car ride. Anyway, excuses, excuses. Btw, I don't think we have carseat laws here in the Philippines, but Marguerite is way over the 20-lb requirement for front-facing.


Stephanie said...

Those cupcakes are so cute.

spinninglovelydays said...

thanks, stephanie. will tell tricia :)

a praying wife said...

midgy is growing sooo fast... miss her!

spinninglovelydays said...

hi, joi. hopefully we can get together soon :)

Rinna said...

it's really hard to keep babies in carseats in manila with the horrendous traffic. i remember when we were there, everytime we'd get in the car, it would be a production number.
i guess FF wouldn't be so bad na rin because if ever the unthinkable happens, chances are it's hopefully going to be low impact since, again, we have that horrendous traffic.

spinninglovelydays said...

i know what you mean. they hate being stuck in one place. dd's the same in her stroller. she's always threatening to get off if we don't keep it moving.