Nate turned three more than a week ago, yay! Because it falls on a Friday, I thought it’d be great to celebrate the day after instead. When I asked Nate what he wanted for his birthday, he said he wanted to go to the beach. Nate loves going to the beach and pool, just like most kids (but he does not like taking a bath, lol!).
Since we live in a kingdom ‘far far’ away (like Shrek, lol) from the beach, I decided to just do it in a pool near us – saves time, energy and money. 😀 And since our DVBS 2017 just recently concluded, I decided we’ll just celebrate our VBS thanksgiving along with Nate’s 3rd birthday celebration.
I told them to prepare for their entrance fee and not worry about food and fare anymore as one youth member offered financial help. The place is important but not as much as important as the bonding itself, so I settled with a less expensive pool with an affordable entrance fee for everyone’s convenience. I decided we’d stay in Villa Lucilla in Montalban, Rizal, since the water was cleaner when I went there early morning that day, lol.
We arrived at around 9 AM and left the place at around 5:20 PM. We had devotion where Ptr. Boni Arguelles gave a short meditation of the word of God about giving thanks and God’s blessings. We sang birthday songs for Nate, he blew his birthday candle, then we spent the rest of the time swimming, eating, chatting and repeat.
I think it’s safe to say everyone had a great time. The happiest I think was Nate – he had a great time bonding with his church ates and kuyas. And I am so happy for him also. I’m glad he enjoyed his simple but fun-filled birthday celebration.