It’s a late post, I know. My daughter turned 5 last Friday, June 27. And as we promised her, we took her to SM Megamall so that she can go ice skating.
After school (her class ended at 10:30 AM), we headed off to SM Megamall to, first, grab lunch and then go ice skating. We decided on going there on a Friday, her actual birthday, because we thought that it would be better if the rink wasn’t too crowded so that she could skate a bit freely. And because the weekday rate was just PHP 300 (weekend and holiday rate is at PHP 390).
Of course, since I was pregnant, I couldn’t skate with them (to be honest, inggit ako the whole time they were in the rink). But I still went inside the holding area (where the lockers are) so I can look after their shoes and our belongings. Pwede naman, I mean, some of the moms and yayas who weren’t skating were staying there, too.
Hubby had to re-learn ice skating — it’s been almost a decade since we last did so (when the rink was still at the lower ground floor of Mega A… and when we weren’t married yet). He did that while holding Zee’s hand and teaching her how to skate at the same time.
After a few minutes, they were already skating in the middle of the rink, still holding hands. I, meanwhile, took pictures on the side — until my camera’s memory got full. Great, I forgot to bring a spare memory card. Good thing I had my phone ready and got her “Look, Ma, no hands” moment on Instagram.
We were in SM’s Ice Skating Rink for more than 2 hours — and my little one still wanted to skate for, like, forever. But we had to go home since we had to prepare for her mini-celebration at home. And so we left, but not without tears. Yes, she cried — wailed, actually — because she wanted to go back to the rink. Next time, we promised.
At home, we prepped her birthday dinner celebration. Just spaghetti, fried chicken, and the cake roll (the donuts, which my daughter requested my brother to buy, arrived a bit late) for her. Nevertheless, a happy night for her and for all of us.
Happy birthday, our dear Anna Zafina! Promise, we’ll go ice skating again, even if it’s not your birthday anymore. 🙂