Two-month old Seven had his first out-of-town trip last Sunday. I booked an overnight stay at 8 Suites in Tagaytay, and we were so excited to go. My sister Lorraine came with us - it was also her first time in Tagaytay, believe it or not. Anie asked me - no, insisted - on bringing Seven's stroller, which would have seen its first taste of action.
Bags packed, stroller ready, Seven all dressed up. Then on our way to Tagaytay, somewhere along EDSA, it started to rain. Then it rained harder. By the time we got to Drinkdad (my English term for Tagaytay, corny, I know), the downpour was nonstop that we just decided to find a place to eat. Luckily for Annie's (C2 Classic Cuisine) at Summit Ridge Hotel - and unfortunately for the other restos in the area - their entrance had a roofed drop-off point.
Afterwards we just checked in at 8 Suites....and stayed there. A lot of plans were cancelled (sorry, Lorraine, sorry, stroller) but it was better to be safe than risk it. Back then this would have been an adventure, but now that we have a baby with us, it's still an adventure, but one that we couldn't afford to screw up. So we stayed at the confines of our hotel (which was splendid, by the way) and enjoyed the cool temp.
So what else did we do? We took a lot of photos of Seven. I loved the candid moments. I think we've found a way to make Seven smile and chuckle. =)
The weather was crazy scary, but we got home safe and sound. With this trip we wanted to find out how long and how far can we go with Seven. We didn't get to do a lot of things we thought we'd do, but still, it was worthwhile. Looking at these photos (and the dozens more I didn't post) makes me think the trip wasn't a waste at all. And the beautiful boy had a lot to do with it. =)
The stroller gets to stay clean for another day.
Father to Seven. Prefers to be called "Pop" because Daddy is too sosyal, Papa can mean boyfriend / boy-toy or a ketchup, Tatay is too un-sosyal, and Popsie is just three letters too much. I don't like the cola because it's too sweet, but I esteem coach Gregg Popovich because he gets the job done. So Pop it is.