Before every birthday, I’d post that I would write about the preparation and the party afterwards. But I always end up not doing so for various reasons: a) I got too tired during the party preps; b) I got too drunk on wine that my mind doesn’t want to do any thinking let alone sentence composition for a day or two; and c) After I recover from the party, I would already have too much on my plate that I put it on hold…. forever. Let’s just do a quick recap of our little family’s birthdays this year since I missed blogging about mine and Oscar’s. I usually do a recap of the year with places we’ve visited and hotels we checked in too. I think we toned it down this year, we haven’t been anywhere I think! We’ve become home buddies ;p So here’s our 2013 birthdays!

Jacob’s 2nd birthday was celebrated at Astoria Plaza in Ortigas with a 3D/2N stay in a 2 bedroom suite. We checked in the night before his actual birthday and had a sleepover for the first time ever with my little sister-in-law. Before dinner, we all went to Kidsville in Podium and just ordered food to eat at the hotel.

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The day of his birthday, we had our closest friends and family over for some afternoon get together.

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If you know me well, I usually celebrate my birthday for a whole week. If budget permits, I’d usually celebrate until the end of the month. I love my birthday! For the past 2 years, I’ve been celebrating my birthday together with a co-birthday celebrant who is a good friend of ours and also Jacob’s godfather. We had dinner at Vikings Luxury Buffet in Marikina.


The weekend of my birthday, I had close friends over for dinner, Mojitos, wine, champagne, and all-night karaoke.



Oscar’s birthday was just last week and we had a simple party at home with a few of our friends.


I’m pretty happy with the outcome even with such a small party. It’s a bit more intimate if you ask me. No bullshit. Just good conversation and fun (and beer and wine!). We played Pictionary where I got really competitive and got a pretty big dash on the side of my foot for having trampled over the white board. I was the only one drinking wine and I had consumed almost two bottles by myself.


The morning after, we went fishing and caught a few small ones that are okay to eat. But we didn’t have time to grill them. Next time!



That’s it! I’ve been thinking if Jacob would still have a 3rd year celebration. I want to go all out on his 7th Birthday kasi. We’ll see! You know me, I do parties last minute.

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How did you celebrate your birthday/your family’s birthdays this year?

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Roxi is happily married and mom to two boys (#SantiagoBros!). Mommy blogger since 2010, work-at-home Mom as a virtual assistant and web designer at Mommy Mover.

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  1. diosyl evan says:

    this year, my little boy turned 1 πŸ™‚ … currently, i am preparing for his 2nd birthday πŸ™‚

  2. It looks like you had some great birthday party memories. This year we didn’t do anything special except for my son’s 2nd birthday. We typically just do family birthdays with cake and ice cream.

  3. For my daughter’s birthday, we had a pool party. It was a lot of fun.

  4. Lolo says:

    We really didn’t have big bdays this year. Fiona had her first communion and all our budget went there… plus the big 40 & 10 are coming next year, so hurray!!!Hope you have a Very Merry Christmas & a HAppy New Year

  5. You know how to have fun! We’re low-key about birthdays around here. I’m thrilled to read a book and drink a few gallons of tea on mine. For my kids, we have friends over and play games, eat cake, etc.

  6. Cynthia says:

    Your celebrations look so fun and very happy! Lately we just celebrate with our family at home.

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