Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Pre-Family Day Winter Getaway

For the second time in as many years, we stayed for a long weekend at Deerhurst Resort with our friends and their families. We were a total of 11 families, so you can just imagine how big our group was.

The charm of Deerhurst is that it has a lot to offer for the various needs and hobbies of each family. Couples love the fact that skiing is a few minutes away, down at Hidden Valley. While families with kids enjoy the activities that the resort offer for free.

Deerhurst Resort is located in Deerhurst Drive, Hunstville, Ontario. From where we live in Toronto, it was about two and a half hours drive without traffic via Highway 401 and Highway 400.

Here's how we spent the wonderful weekend.

We stayed in a 3-bedroom unit with the Zaragozas and the Ronquillos. Our room has a Queen bed and we just brought an airbed for Lucas. Each bedroom has its own bathroom which is mighty convenient for each family. No waiting for your turn in the washroom :)

We travelled to Huntsville early on the first day so we could do some snowtubing before we check in at Deerhurst. Unluckily, the snow tubing activity was closed in Algonquin Park :( Good thing we discovered that we can go sledding in one of the side streets near our units. Problem solved!

 More sledding fun with Enzo

Noah - shaking the pine tree for snow 

Noah loved this sled brought by Tita Cherrie's family. He said it went so fast 

Yup. This was done on the same day, at the same hotel ;) Kids also loved the indoor pool. Noah had fun practicing his starfish move with Daddy. 

 My boys

 Noah and the shark

 With the Zaragoza boys, Wacky and Macky

 Macky, Wacky, Marcus and Lucas - like a Nestea ad

 They sure didn't pass up the chance to play Pokemon Go and have raid battles.

Family snap before we go 

Background: the units where we stayed 

Cheers to going back again next year!

~ End ~

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Niagara Falls

The American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and the Horseshoe Falls collectively make up the wonder that is Niagara Falls. The American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls make up the American side and the Horseshoe Falls is on the Canadian side.

This beautiful place, just more than an hour drive from our place, is easily one of our favorite places to visit here.

Below are snapshots from our latest visit.

 Kuya and Noah - from the parking lot

 American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls

 the Rainbow Bridge -- connecting Canada and the US

Mommy, Daniel and the Rainbow Bridge 

 family pic

 Me and the hubby - with a very nice backdrop

We took the same boat trip (from backdrop) earlier that day. It was the first time for us and it was well worth it. 

 The little munchkin makes snapshots more challenging :) I cannot keep him still for a few minutes

 Mommy and Daniel - Horseshoe Falls

 My guapo son

 It is difficult to take a bad shot

 Just beautiful

Scary and amazing - all at the same time

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


The most difficult part in deciding whether to stay put or migrate was the thought of leaving family and friends behind. Missed birthdays, get-togethers --- and basically just not being able to see people you care about in a jiffy.

The series of farewell meet-ups made me realize how blessed we are because a lot of people care about us.

 Masci Barkada: Bittersweet as this was the last time we were complete :(
Miss you Vers.

Clan! These guys made my UP Engg days memorable.  

 From exams to diapers and breastfeeding... we have gone a long way guys!

My RE Team.  

CAD Beauties

I have to find a couple more pics and I'd post them as soon as I find them. 

Miss you guys!

Really??? Three years?

Oh my! Has it really been 3 years since I last updated this space. I have been a very bad blogger :(

A lot of things have happened in the last 3 years but the major one was our move to Canada. Yup, we are now living in the land of the maple leaf, the Raptors and the CN Tower.

Will be posting more often from now on.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Little Noah with Kuya Lucas

Our little bunso at four months


 "I am so guapo there Mom..." - checking out the Photobook from Ninang Nice

Hay... I just couldn't resist this smile

With Kuya Lucas, Noah's number one fan

Kuya's been requesting to carry Noah for months now... sige na nga...

Monday, September 16, 2013

Happy 3rd Month Birthday Noah

Our little bunso is now three (3) months old.
 Happy :-)
 Sad :-(
 With Kuya, who calls bunso "Noahkiss..."
Adorable dimply smile
Happy third month birthday sweetheart. Mommy is so thankful because you are very healthy (apart from your minor allergic rhinitis that sadly runs in our family). Makes all my pumping efforts whenever we're apart so worth it.
As you know, we all love you to bits...

Friday, August 16, 2013

Lucas's 5th and Noah's 2nd Month Birthdays

Mid-August was very special to our family. Kuya turned 5 years old last August 15 and bunso turned two (2) months old last August 16. Since the events were on consecutive days, we decided to have just one cake for the celebrants.

 My two angels
 Family picture
Lucas with his present from Daddy and Mommy

Fitting before his Christening
Happy Birthday boys :-) We love you very very much.