Unlike Andrei (who almost gets one every year), Mati only had kiddie parties on his 1st, 6th, and 7th birthdays. At that time, we thought it was impractical to have super kaduper big bashes that we'd rather put our money on affordable bonding trips/staycations. Good thing too that my dear boy would usually prefer a play date with his best buds over a noisy getogether.
So as part of Mati's 2 week birthday, I planned a mini-party with Johans and Jelo Virrey in SHAKEY'S near our favorite Robinsons Magnolia mall. Even if the night did not give him a barrage of presents or wacky parlor games, it was obvious that my birthday boy still had a lot of fun with his little gang based from his laughs and guffaws that night.
And of course, that's what really matters during a birthday: to celebrate with the people you love... of course... over your favorite food!
He he he he he! OF COURSE there would always be food!
SHAKEY'S near ROBINSONS MAGNOLIA was the very new branch of this long time favorite.
Before, we used to frequent SHAKEY'S in SHAW BOULEVARD because service was always good and there was a play area there similar to what they have in Chuck E. Cheese's.
But now we go to this branch more because it's near ROBINSON'S MAGNOLIA and where the Virreys lived! Plus, it's more convenient for us to go here after my work because it's only about a 20 minute drive from TAPE office (minus the traffic).
Mati and Johans!
Me and the Chinese Adonis!
Andrei and Jelo!
My bunsoy was having a mini-tantrum here.
Me, BB Aning, and her daughter Dani.
Too bad her hub Jonahs (aka John Lloyd Cruz) was still at work and couldn't join us.
While Yub was talking to the waiter, my godson Jelo gave me a flower that he picked outside.
Awwwww! So sweet of baby Jelo!
TIME TO EAT!
Platters of SHAKEYS spaghetti!
SHAKEY'S Carbonara for Dani!
A party size SHAKEY'S thin crust pizza in Manager's Choice and Cheese!
Adults get the Manager's Choice....
... while kiddies got the Cheese!
Hot off the fryer SHAKEY'S Chicken with Mojos!
PLUS SHAKEY'S usually ignored garlic bread!
These are pretty darn good too!
ERICJAZ FOODIES with the little lords and the Virreys for Mati's mini-birthday!
Missing you here Jonahs!
Time to EAT!
Of course, me and BB Aning would chat non-stop.
MY the camera DOES add 20lbs! I better change to Sony!!!!
The boys were also having a great time!
The SHAKEY'S food!
When they were done, the kiddies sang a little birthday song to my dearest Master Mati.
After SHAKEY'S, BB Aning treated the boys to some go-karting in ROBINSON'S MAGNOLIA. It was so priceless seeing our kids shrieking with laughter and getting along like we did when me and Ann were younger.
My happy little birthday boy!
The boys certainly had a lot of fun that night!!
Mati's happy face all throughout was priceless! I'm sure it will be a night to remember for him!!!
On another night, we went back to ROBINSON'S MAGNOLIA for some go-karting because the little lord's school didn't have classes the next day due to some faculty event.
Mati remembered the fun they had before and asked for some go-karting again!
They asked for Jelo and Johans but the Virrey boys had school the next day. I told them we will meet up on the weekend anyway.
While waiting for the boys with the kart-riding, me and Yub got a YELFIE!
My super happy little lords!
After riding their hearts out, we went to SHAKEY'S once more for our late dinner.
Chicken and Mojos!
THAT BLASTED GARLIC BREAD THAT I WIPED OUT! Grrr!
SHAKEY'S thin crust pizza in Manager's Choice and Cheese!
Oooh yeah it was soooo gooey!
My plate!!! My pack of CARBS plate!
The Chinese Adonis and Andrei!
Me and master Mati!
I remembered how that night, Yub raved over the HD tv of SHAKEY'S that it was so embarrassing. Ha ha ha ha ha!
Oo na! We get how the players almost leapt out of the TV!!!!
Mopping up the sweet spaghetti sauce with my garlic bread -- my new favorite!
I... este... THE YAPPY BUNCH can't wait to go back to SHAKEY'S again!
Doña Hemady Street, A
cross Robinsons Magnolia,
New Manila, Quezon City
After eating, Mati excused himself to go to the restroom. It was that time that we thought of pulling a prank on him. We always do this to unsuspecting family members!
I guess the only one who is not a victim here is ME! I wonder why???
When Mati left the table, we rushed outside and hid from my guy.
Oh yes. We are such model parents we know.
HA HA HA HA HA!
We watched from the outside near the glass door.
Mati just stood there and knew he had been had again!
Later on he saw us huddling outside. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
He he he!
Sorry Mati that you were born into THE YAPPY BUNCH! Tee hee!
It's a curse and a blessing at the same time.
HAR DE HAR HAR!