Here’s how we spent Election Day as a family.
We took the kids with us when I went out to vote, because Jacob wanted to see how the elections work. When we got to the village clubhouse, John said he was pretty sure kids wouldn’t be allowed inside, so he took the kids for a walk.
Sayang because I saw one or two kids inside with their moms! I applied hand cream prior to voting and this is what my right index finger looked like after:
Ink was gone after I washed my hands just once. So no free coffee for me! I heard the lines at Starbucks were crazy long anyway.
John and I had lunch with the kids at my parents’ place, then we checked in to Edsa Shangri-la for a family staycation.
Did you know I used to hate staycations? Such a hassle to pack up so much stuff to go somewhere so near for such a short while. What’s the point? But Jacob loooves to swim, and Edsa Shangri-la has really nice pools. Naomi enjoys getting herself wet, too!
We were initially planning to walk over to Shangri-la Mall for dinner, but after an afternoon of swimming, we were all beat. Decided to order room service while fighting with the kids over which channel to tune into. Nickelodeon or the News?
The next day, the kids were up by 6am, as per usual. I tried to delay getting up by opening a pack of cookies and letting them watch cartoons. After that, we headed downstairs for the breakfast buffet.
After breakfast, we crossed over to One Shangri-la, which was just across the street. My mom has a unit there, and she gave us one of her Resident cards so we can use the facilities, yay! The pool area is beautiful, and….
With the exception of a so-so breakfast buffet, Edsa Shangri-la is a pretty good option as far as family staycations go. You can enjoy the pools, walk over to Shangri-la, where there’s a newly-opened Kidzoona for the kids and The Spa for daddy and mommy! Plus of course lots of dining options so you aren’t limited to hotel food.
Hope you guys had a good long weekend with your family too. Excited for what’s in store for the Philippines ❤