This summer, my two daughters and I spent two weeks visiting my mom and my brother’s family in New York. Allow me to indulge as I share my experience in this 2-week series, starting with my niece’s christening.
The main reason why we flew to New York was to attend my niece’s baptism. I was excited to learn that a few of my relatives from different states were able to get time off work to take part in the event.
|Here’s our 3-month old celebrant, Jessi, with her mom and dad. (My cousin DJ and I are behind them.)|
|That’s me, peeking in between my brother and Mica, teasing my sister who ended up taking the pictures.|
Did I mention that I’m the proud godmother of Baby Jessi? Yep! I don’t know what Jay and Ivy were thinking. (lol, j/k – I’m actually deeply touched!)
|Me again, blessing Baby Jessi.|
|My sister-in-law, Ivy, with my newly baptized niece. Isn’t Baby Jessi adorable?|
|My sister Jona, Tita Maricor, my mom, and Tita Liwie outside the church.|
After the baptism, we all went to the East Manor for the reception. The East Manor is an incredible Chinese buffet restaurant – your eyes will pop at how huge the selection is. They even have a sushi station (which isn’t exactly Chinese – lol!)
|My cousin DJ with my lovely daughters, Mica and Rinoa. Gotta wonder why Rinoa is pouting.|
|Here’s my mom with Jessi. My mom lives in the Philippines but has been visiting my brother’s family since May.|
|Here we all are in one table. There’s also Cary, Jay’s best friend from grade school, with his girlfriend Chris.|
Of course, we aren’t the only ones there. Several of Jay’s and Ivy’s friends attended as well. I was also able to meet Ivy’s aunts and cousins from New York …
|And finally, after partying all afternoon, the celebrant is fast asleep on her daddy’s shoulder.|
Watch for the second part of this 2-week series tomorrow -where I simply share more of my family affairs. Thanks for reading. =)