Wednesday, February 23, 2011


We have now been in Boracay for 24 hours and it is beautiful!!! We reached here lunch time yesterday after a 5 hour drive from Iloilo City. Rafael did amazingly well. He slept 4 hours and then played for the other hour and ate some teddy grahams. He has slept thru the night the past two nights which is wonderful!!

Yesterday after reaching our hotel, Rafael played in the room with his toys and then took another 3 hour nap. Boy does he love to sleep!! We then played and looked around the resort and had dinner on our veranda. Rafael then played more and ran all around the room over and over and was opening and closing the cupboards. He's so active but we just love it!! He didn't go to sleep until 10:00pm but that was because he did so much napping. He then slept until 6:30am this morning.

After breakfast I showered with Rafael (there is no tub here). He loves the shower and the water in his eyes. Afterwards we went to the pool and he got in the baby pool and was splashing like mad. He loved the pool! He just finished lunch and now we're going for a walk. It's wonderful and relaxing here. The beach is beautiful. We visited it early this morning and will go back later on today. Gotta love this life. A beautiful place and a beautiful son!!! Amazing!

Rafael is doing very well. He settles in more and more everyday with us. He still prefers Brian to me, but if Brian isn't there he will easily go with me and enjoys playing with me. That's all for now!! I tried to download some photos but for some reason, it didn't work. Sorry!


The dB family said...

It sounds wonderful!! So glad to read that Rafael is settling in nicely too! Enjoy!!!


Jennifer said...

Oh, how lovely! What a terrific way to get to know each other as a family! Enjoy the sun and the water and most importantly...your SON!

Dawn said...

SO excited to finally read you are with your son, I teared up:)

Jenny said...

thanks for the picture email. I loved all the pool pictures. Some of our first pictures with Levi were with us swimming in the pool. So glad that you are enjoying the trip and getting to experience so much of the Philippines. I am sure it is so nice that Raphael is enjoying being out and about.

Wendy said...

Nothing like water to bring a family together! Glad to hear everything is going so well!

smurphylajoie said...

Oh wow Renee! So interesting to be reading your posts from the Philippines! I am so glad Cynthia was able to be of help for your transportation to Boracay!


josefine said...

Oh, it must be wonderful to spend some time in Boracay and also with a happy Rafael!!! A memorable time for you and something you can talk about in the future!
It is worth so much to get positive experiences from your adoption country. Hope you'll get a good end of your stay too!