I just got home about an hour ago from another long day at work. Well, I was supposed to write this down last night but I was having migraine attacks so I slept instead, about an hour after little Z did.
Last Saturday was our company summer outing. Yes, it was indeed late already but at least we still had one. 🙂 Only about half of our business unit attended given that most of them were already preparing for the start of the school year (last minute shopping and all that). The outing was in Canyon Cove, Batangas then dinner at RSM, Tagaytay. It was a day trip only (overnight outings are no longer allowed).
The assembly time was 6 AM and the first bus was expected to depart at 6:30AM. It was way to early for me to be honest. Good thing that my son woke up at 4AM to feed then started to play afterwards. My sister woke me up at around 4:30AM (since I fell back asleep after feeding little Z) as I had to bathe the little boy while he was still awake.
We got to the office a little over 6AM where we were to meet up. Breakfast was served at the pantry as well (we were served McDonald’s breakfast with coffee, thank God as my sister and I needed the caffeine boost) and departed at around 7AM. Z slept for about an hour and a half in the bus then stayed awake the rest of the way.
We reached Canyon Cove at around 10AM. Tents were set up by the beach where we mid-morning snacks was served. It was too warm, Z was sweating and whenever there’s breeze from the sea, he would try to find the direction and he would turn his face to it. LOL!
I brought Z to the seashore and let him stand on the wet sand. I think he felt weird about it because he kept curling his toes and lifting his feet up. We got a bit nearer the water when a stronger wave came in, surprising little Z as the water reached his mid-calf. I think he got frightened by the sudden gush of water that he lifted both his feet and never wanted to put them down again. 😀
I changed him into his rashguard which is quite big on him (a cheap one that we found in Landmark – I saw a few rashguards being sold online and at a bazaar but I just cannot justify the kind of price they have given that Z will be able to use it only a few times, but that’s another story). Regardless, he looks cute in it. 😀
We brought him to the pool which was quite far from our tent assigned to us (it was at the opposite side of the area) and tried to put Z in the floater lent by one of my colleague. He didn’t want the floater and didn’t want to let go as well. I think the little boy got scared of the water. LOL! Maybe he thought that it wasn’t his bath tub. I was trying to get him accustomed to the pool when suddenly, strong winds came in from the sea. It felt like there was a storm coming. Well, more like, it felt like there was a tidal wave about to come and hit us. The wind was really blowing strong and it was getting stronger. There were dark clouds as well, sign of a heavy rain about to fall. We decided to get out of the pool and go back to the tent. We were almost near the tent when it started to rain. So instead, while my sister went back to the tent to get our bags, I brought Z to one of the rooms assigned to us. He actually fell asleep while all the chaos was happening. 😀
The sun came out a few minutes after the rain that it seemed like the heavy rain that fell just about an hour prior was just a dream. Everybody went back to the beach or to the pool as if nothing happened. I was supposed to bring Z back in the water but he fell asleep on the way to the pool. He only woke up when it was about time to prepare to leave. Z was able to overcome his fear of the big pool, though, as we were able to “swim” for about 10 minutes before heading for the showers.
We had dinner at RSM Lutong Bahay in Tagaytay. We were fortunate to have gotten there fairly early that we still got a view of Taal. Have I mentioned that it was my sister’s first time to go to Tagaytay and Batangas? Yep, it was her first trip to that side of this archipelago. 🙂
We arrived home at almost half past 10PM. The little boy was dead beat and slept the whole night, only waking up when he needed to feed. All in all, I’d say it was a great way to spend the weekend. It was Z’s first time to experience the beach, “swim” in the big pool, and it was also his first time to eat rice with bulalo soup. LOL!
Here’s Z’s video in the water:
Until the next adventure for the little boy. 🙂