Last week we hosted our first visitors since we arrival in the Philippines, and they were my favorite people of all time. My uncles!!! They’re like my second parents. I spent so much of my childhood and teenager years in their homes. They treated me like their own and taught me so much about family values. It has been over 15 years since we were so close living under the same roof.
Lizzy and my uncle bounded immediately
Sofia already knows grand uncle very well… he accompanied her to school bus many times
Sofia loved their grand uncles and enjoyed having them around
we explored the neighborhood after dinner
we visited malls together
these two girls melt their heart
they enjoyed our condo and the pool
every evening my uncle would take Sofia for a pool time
laughs filled the house during these 5 days
Tony took them to see the city a bit
On last day Lizzy had high fever
but 10 min after taking tylenol, she was alive again 🙂
We also celebrated Tony’s birthday before they left
Untie made crab noodles that was soooo good. They loved the crab, they even took some cooked ones to the plane
what a lovely celebration, with good food, fantastic companies, and very sweet and yummy chocolate mocha cake
they left Friday evening… very sad 😦 I wished they stayed longer because it felt we were a big family, loving each other so much, and having so much fun together.
Lizzy woke up happy on Sunday, I stayed in her crib for a while to chat with her
then we practiced piano with Sofia who started piano lessons with a great teacher
on Tony’s birthday we started with his birthday gift this year, golf lessons and golf set. I think he liked it a lot 🙂
specially when his girls accompanied him
we finished our leisure Sunday with a Christmas party at one of my colleagues.
As I get older, I appreciate more family time. There’s nothing that brings me more peaceful happiness than being with my folks. It’s hard to describe, but it gives me so much sense of union, belonging, blood tie, specially after I had my own children. Seeing them bounding with my mom and my uncles brings me so much joy. I hope they all live long and healthy so my girls can grow up with them, and also finds joy being with their family.