We headed out to Gingersnaps Glorietta 2 to shop for the kids' outfits first. I didn't expect to find my outfit at Gingersnaps since their adult line is for maternity. But I was pleasantly surprised! I found out that I still fit in their teen line - Just G - albeit the biggest size. Plus I found a maternity dress that I liked and could actually use as a nursing outfit!
|Left: In Just G - the teen line - fitting the biggest size!|
Right: Me in a wrap dress and N in a jumpsuit
For Mother's Day, since we were dining with my mom and mother in law, my sister chose a restaurant that everyone liked. So, we headed out to one of our favorite Japanese restaurant - Kimpura in Greenbelt 5. Stan's family have been regulars even when this restaurant was still in Glorietta 2. My family is a recent convert. I was happy that we were able to dine together (mom and mom-in-law) and really thankful that they get together well :)
|grandma, moms and kids|
After lunch, we proceeded to the 2nd floor of Greenbelt 5, The Gallery, where Ayala Malls' "Music Takes Wing on Mother's Day" was happening. Aside from a live musical orchestra, there was a mini butterfly garden which N really enjoyed. Ayala Malls also prepared a Mother's Day Garden party with dessert treats, an express mani-pedi station and a photo booth.
|E was lulled to sleep by the live orchestra|
while N had fun at the butterfly garden
It was a busy afternoon. The SoMoms and SoKids also visited Gingersnaps, Lancome and Kiehl's for their Mother's Day specials. The kids were real troopers - posing for the camera and entertaining each other.
|Top: SoKids in Gingersnaps|
Bottom: The entire gang
|Thank you Ayala Malls, Kiehls and Lancome|
Shopping at Ayala Malls is even made more comfortable for families with the launch of their family lounges. I don't know about you but one of my top requirement in visiting a mall is to have a place where I can breastfeed and change my baby's diaper in peace. I was very pleased that Ayala Malls has dedicated spaces in their various malls for family lounges.
|spanking new family lounge at Serendra (not yet open)|
2nd floor, near Gymboree and Hossein
Entrance to family lounges is free for A+ card holders and costs 10pesos per person for non-card holders. However, if you are a breastfeeding and/or pumping mom, you get to use the breastfeeding lounge for free!
|airy and bright - family lounge at Greenbelt 5, 4F|
more photos from the designer Kish
I've previously posted about this and received emails that some breastfeeding moms are still charged for the use of the breastfeeding station. I clarified this with Ms. Thez Garcia of Customer Relations and was informed that breastfeeding/pumping moms can indeed use the lounge for free and they have cascaded this information to the lounge personnel.
|breastfeeding nook at Glorietta 4 family lounge|
3rd floor near Rustan's
Other Ayala Malls with family lounges include Abreeza (in Davao) - 2nd floor near Timex; Alabang Town Center - upper ground level, Corte de las Palmas; Market Market - 2nd level between Kevin's Kut and Alteresi and Trinoma - level 3, beside Sony Centre.
It was certainly a fun Mother's day since I got to spend time with my mom and Stan got to spend time with his own mom. Thanks to Ayala Malls for the great afternoon!
|everyday is a perfect day when I'm with my loves|
thank you Gingersnaps!
How did you spend mother's day?