I had a really good Saturday. After having a series of stressful days and long sleepless nights, I was so thankful to finally get a break from the tireless routine and simply enjoy. In the morning, while Kayo and Summer slept in, Emma and I woke up relatively early and had breakfast together. While I was having a cup of coffee and Emma was nibbling on some bread, I took that time to finish an artwork I started making the night before. Turns out, it was a foretelling of how the rest of the day was going to be!
Our fun family adventure began in the afternoon when Kayo took me and the kids to Manila Seedling Bank in Quezon City Ave. Even if I’m not a plant person, I can’t believe I’ve never gone there before! I really enjoyed being there. Just walking around and looking at the plants was very relaxing. Even if it’s located in the middle of one of the busiest parts of the city, the air was fresh and smelled clean because of all the greeneries.
We went there to buy some succulents because they’re so pretty and they’re interesting painting subjects. Also, I wanted to have more live plants at home, which I’ll try my best to take care of. Like I said, my thumbs are anything but green so I do hope they last. I’ve been researching online, trying to get as much tips on how to best care for this type of plants. They’re selling them real cheap at MSB at P100 for three pieces. I got myself six to start with. Let’s see what happens…but aren’t they lovely? Kayo and I will have a potting session soon!
After our little greenhouse field trip, we went to SM Aura at Taguig and took a relaxing coffee break at Starbucks before visiting some stores and picking up a few things at the mall. We also took photos of each other!
We dropped by one of my current favorite shops called L’Indochine, where they sell handpicked goods from all over Asia. I really enjoy being there because it’s an entirely different experience. The shop even smells good! They have many beautiful items for sale such as decorative figurines, trays, clothing, accessories, pillows, quilts, purses, chairs and paintings. Each of them uniquely exotic. On my first visit to L’Indochine, I got my Mom a ceramic owl jar and a bag trinket. On this second trip, I was able to get myself a few pieces and also meet one of the owners. I’ll be sharing more about it on my next post.
We ended the day with something cold and refreshing at Cafe Lugang. For P240, all four of us shared one bowl of their frozen strawberry yogurt. It was very satisfying! Summer and Emma loved it too. As we dug into the bowl of icy delight, all of a sudden, Summer, with her happy eyes and cheeky smile, exclaims, “I love you, Papa, I love you, Mommy, I love you, Emma, I love you, Summer, I love you, ice cream!” Kayo and I found it so funny that she thinks her dessert had to know it’s loved.
We went home that day dead tired but very happy. And that’s one of the best feelings ever! Nothing beats time well spent with the people you love the most. We did and bought all sorts of things but it was really the company of my husband and my daughters that made that day oh so happy. 😀
I hope you had a great weekend too. I also pray that the rest of this week be infused with happy moments for you and for me! 🙂