The kids woke up at 6am and got ready for their first day of school! They were both very excited to see friends at school and anxious to see what this school year brings.
In December my sister informed me that she was expecting a baby at the beginning of August. Then a week later she found out that she was carrying TWINS!
After years of not being able to get pregnant we decided to do “In Vitro Fertilization” . It wasn’t something I thought we would do in the Philippines, until we found Kato Repro Biotech Center. Kato was very professional and high-tech — overall we were very impressed. Our first appointment with them was in August and the last appointment was in December. Everything was really easy for us without any complications and we were successful on the first attempt (the doctor had quoted a 33% chance of success in our case). It was a great experience and the final result was our baby boy Blake!
More photos of Blake here.
Kalani is now into middle school! She had a wonderful time at the elementary school at International School Manila. She was able to participate in music, art, PE, computers, etc. during the school day. She also had after school activities throughout the year of circus skills, painting & drawing, Minecraft, gymnastics and “Children’s Music Theater.” Elementary school also has “Sports Day” and also “International Day” for all of the kids to participate in. She has made wonderful friends through school and is looking forward to advancing to middle school.
The last country we visited during spring break was Brunei. We were excited to visit this country since the only cousins from the Philippines that we had not met yet live in Brunei and we were anxious to meet them. Matt booked us a wonderful tour guide through Viator. Esjay was a great fit for our family and easy to work with, and without her I don’t know how we would have gotten around since there are NO taxis in Brunei. We only had 2.5 days in Brunei and at first the kids were done traveling, but they had a wonderful time meeting our cousins and seeing the sites of Brunei.
More photos of Brunei here.