Yesterday was Vera’s 7th birthday.
I originally planned to hold a party for her 7th and Nate’s 2nd (on July 6th). But technohub and I figured a family weekend getaway would be more economical (and hassle-free) than organizing a full-blown birthday bash. So yes, weekend getaway won over kiddie party. 😀
Since we do our grocery shopping every Sunday, we all went to the mall as usual. First stop, though, was at the department store – V wanted new shoes for her birthday. I don’t really spoil my kids; they’re used to the talk-to-the-hand sign whenever they point and say “I want this! I want this!” , so they eventually stop clamoring. But during special days such as birthdays and Christmas, they usually have their wishes granted. ( So far, no one has asked for the moon, so…)
After shopping for VGood’s shoes, Nate’s shoes, Patch’s shoes, hub’s shoes and iMom’s groceries (poor me, LOL), we went to our favorite Taiwanese fastfood/grocer, Shuin at Retiro Street, Quezon City. We let the birthday girl decide where to eat, and she chose Shuin because she simply loves the pork dumplings (of which she can devour 20 pieces in one seating!).
No birthday at our home is ever complete without the cake and candles. Hub bought Red Ribbon‘s new Red Velvet Cake, with white chocolate icing (yummy), rich red chocolate cake, and raspberry+rice-crispies filling. We all loved it, even hub who generally does not like chocolate (hooray for me!).
Happy 7th Birthday, Little V. Thank you for the laughs, the love, and the sweet little kisses. I love you forever.