Mother’s Day

Last Sunday, Nissa asked what food I ‘ve prepared and suggested not to buy anymore because she was sending something for lunch. She sent a box of Mang Inasal chicken and a big tray of palabok. They went home early to attend Sunday mass and had lunch out after at TGI Fridays. There were some photos that they took. Just sharing some here.

Look at Nate, one of his favourites is Macaroni and Cheese.
He bought this gift for Nissa, an everyday journal, out of his own savings.

Look at his handwriting. He writes better in print….haha!
The happy couple.

I told Nissa to fill it with her everyday thoughts. I remember those times when she was the same age as Nate, she also kept one under a tiny lock and key. She maintained journaling until she was in college. They are still kept here along with some of her art paraphernalia.


Nate’s way of making a hot day tolerable. He made that glass of yummy smoothie using whipped cream, soy milk, Oreo cookies and marshmallow.

Look at that smile!
And a glass should be enough Nateโค

Harry Potter Series

Back when the books were new a few years ago, Nissa always made it a point to reserve a hardbound copy at National Bookstore before it is even out. Nissa would read them first, then Josef and me after both of them. It was the only series that I read back then except of course the 8th book which was published years later. Come to think of it, we even watched the movie adaptations but during the fourth one I think, I slept in the cinema house. Tbey both laughed at me. I must admit the books are always better than the movies. Another series that they shared with me are The Hunger Games (three books in a row). We also watched the movie version.

Nissa bought Nate the whole set in trade paperback and the hardbound 8th book.

He is about done with the first book. More time to read since it is summer break.

Last Saturday, April 29 was Recognition Day in Nate’s school. It was a separate event from the graduation of the higher year. According to Nissa, they no longer give separate medals to students who excel in different subjects except for the graduating students. They give medals though to outstanding students in different grades. Nate got two, Best in English and High Honors Awards. I am not surprised because Nate is bilingual, he speaks both Tagalog and English fluently. Here are some photos of the event.

That’s how he looks in his
school uniform.
Proud of this boy. He earns medals every year since kindergarten.
Proud parents of course.

Congratulations NATE. Nonna misses youโคโค๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ

Nate’s Latest Pics

Nissa sent me a few pics while Nate is with her in the office. Nobody could take care of him at home since Obet’s mom is in Baguio. School year is over. Tomorrow is Recognition Day in their school. They’ll go back to their own home after the event.

Nissa says he is bored doing nothing. He should have brought some books aside from his tab.
Practicing Nate?

Growing Tall

Look at his shoes….haha! I hope someday he would be as tall as his grandfather on Obet’s side. Obet is tall enough but I am pretty sure Nate would grow taller than he is.

Nate is now taller than I am. He is just ten years old. Nissa took shots of them while Nate was learning to add soil to the pots of hydrangea which they bought earlier.

Appreciate gardening Nate.
Do you know that the colors of flowers depend on the pH of the soil? Either it is pink when the soil is alkaline or blue when the soil is acidic.
So engrossed.

I miss you Nate๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฅฐโค๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‰

Merry Christmas

It’s been more than a month since we saw each other, they were here when Noel and Lanette arrived from the USA. That was more than a month ago.

Yesterday we had our Christmas lunch. We forgot to take pictures except for the two shots I took during our meal prayers. Then I also took pictures of Nissa’s gifts to me.

See how serious Nate was in praying.
Nissa led the prayers. Thanksgiving for all the blessings in our lives and being together again.
The various gifts that Nissa gave me, a set of bedsheets, table runner, table cloth and some items from Marks and Spencer. I have a new umbrella too. How nice!

It was a simple celebration but we enjoyed a few laughs when Nate opened his gifts.

It’s Nate’s 10th Birthday

This is how Nate looks now, a truly tall boy for his age. I blogged about him yesterday. This is just an additional photo. Collecting memories.

Nate’s First Communion

I am saving photos of Nate here during their first communion last Friday. He is growing so tall for his age.

He is only nine years old but he looks like a grown-up.
With his dad and mom.
He was one of the readers during the mass. CONGRATULATIONS NATE๐Ÿ™‚ So proud of you.
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