I was supposed to be off from work yesterday but I’ve decided to work twelve days straight since pay day is just around the corner. I know that it seems a bit extreme, but I love my job and I don’t mind putting in a few extra hours to help add to our savings. I was pretty tired today, but I decided to spend some time with Ethan. I figured he would appreciate being outside for a change, we’ve been cooped up in the house the whole week.
We don’t have a car so I couldn’t take him to a nearby mall, but my mom mentioned she was going to pick up some groceries at Rustan’s Evia, so I thought we could tag along and we could have coffee while Ethan ran around the mini (really mini) play area.
As soon as we arrived at Evia we accompanied our mom to Rustan’s and we were in and out within 15 minutes. After leaving the groceries in the car we headed to Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. We were hoping there would be new establishments in Evia by now but I guess most of them will not open till Christmas season. I really hope they build a cinema, so that my husband and I won’t have to go far to watch a movie! Not that Alabang Town Center is far, it’s just that sometimes we’re just too busy.. or lazy!
August has been an amazing month for me. Things are awesome at work and I’ve received great opportunities for this blog. I’m now excited for what September will bring – it’s the month of our wedding anniversary and it has always been my lucky month!
Now that August has come to a close, I’m going to do another throwback of Ethan from a year ago. I love looking at his pictures from last year, I still can’t believe how much he has grown!
He pulls my hair. He bites my feet. He dives on my belly while I’m sleeping. He headbutts my face. He throws everything to the ground. He screams. His farts stink to high heaven. He makes a fuss when I change his diapers. He smashes my laptop.
I’ve decided to do monthly throwbacks so I could show you guys how much Ethan has grown in the past year. I still can’t believe that more than a year has passed since I gave birth to this little troublemaker!
A year ago, he was only a month old.
In a swaddle, I’d call him Caterpie!
“Not another picture…”
He was almost two months here. Notice the chubbier cheeks!
Ethan was a happy, healthy baby during his first month. He was already smiling and he was always making funny faces (most likely unintentionally). Though I was always tired from the sleepless nights, I found his smiles to be very rewarding. You’ll notice his face covered in tiny acne in the last two pictures, those got me worried at first but they faded eventually. As for milestones, well, he was starting to lift his head around this time and he was also vocalizing, not frequently though, because he was always busy sleeping!
Summer is close to an end but I still can’t get over my son’s first trip to the beach! This was a family outing I planned with my parents for Holy Week (yes, another late post. sorry!). Since my dad has good connections we were able to book overnight accommodations at Acua Verde Beach Resort which is located in Laiya, Batangas.
At the beach with my little man.
Let me share more photos with you! 🙂
Acua Verde is two or three houses away from Acquatico Resort and they’re owned by the same person. Acua Verde is smaller and not as fancy as Acquatico, but still offers quality accommodations and services.
Waiting for check-in time, someone looks impatient!
My handsome little man!
Walking on sand for the first time, he’s not sure how to react.
..but it looks like he ended up enjoying it!
Passing time at the mini-playground. He’s scared of going down the slide.
Drinking milk like a boss.
The resort’s reception area. There’s a fish pond where you can feed the fish!
Getting settled in our rooms. The rooms are small, good for up to three people, but you can request for additional mattresses.
That’s me with my little man.
Acua Verde does not have it’s own swimming pools. However, the owners allowed us to enter Acquatico to use their pool.
Our curious little one playing at a fountain.
Beach front cabanas at Acua Verde. I got up early with my son to reserve a good spot.
Exploring the cabana.
Tired from playing on the beach.
Enjoying the beach with his Dada.
The experience was great. The rooms were neat, the food was delicious and the resort is even pet friendly. One downside though was that they didn’t have their own pools. I’m not fond of Laiya’s white beach because the sand is coarse with so many itty bitty rocks, but I really can’t hold the resort responsible for that. All in all, we had a amazing time and I’d definitely recommend Acua Verde for a quick beach getaway in the Laiya area.
Interested in visiting Acua Verde? Check out their website at http://www.acuaverderesort.com.ph