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It will be the second time that Nate will participate in a week-long summer kiddie job at McDonald’s.  You have to pay McDonald’s for the one-week training but lunch for the kids are free.

Speaking of being so active, Nissa said that while the rest of the kids were silent, Nate kept raising his hands to answer all the questions. Questions like “why do you need to share an apron”, “whose favorite are  chicken McDo, burger, nuggets”? 

He is a very friendly little guy. Nissa has this to say:

So Nate and I had an agreement that he’ll only get a toy once he reaches a certain number of points. Points are awarded based on his chores at home, how he does in school, how he behaves, etc. He’s being very cooperative.. (YES! the plan is working!)

A while ago I told him I would give extra points if he could just sit still and behave. I could tell it was killing him, lol. He was trying his very best but when he couldn’t take it anymore, he blurted, “This is the way I am, Mom! I just can’t sit still and do nothing!”
Hahaha!


Sometimes, I can’t believe I’m talking to a 5 yr old. 

I told her Nate is five going twenty.

When you have a grandson this active, there is really no dull moment when he is around.

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Relaxed Days With Nate

He said “pagod na ako”  meaning he is already tired so he got a pillow and watched television instead. He knows what channel Nickelodeon is.   Took this series of shot on my tab while he was serious about watching and making faces later.

The garden is precious to Nate. He always visits it every time they are here. He loves picking calamansi. 

 

Why are you frowning? Alanganing ngiti.

 

He has lots of toy trucks but he loves this old collection of Josef. He had it safe in his pocket when they went home.

Haha!

Precious moments with Nate. Precious time spent playing and visiting the garden.

Congratulations Nate

As I want to retain the pictures in hi-resolution format, I am posting them  here. Nate just received three medals this school year.

So proud of you baby. He got three medals – With High Honors (with a 95-97 average), Best English Speaker and Best in Singing. I have yet to hear him sing. When he was about three, he would invent words then he will sing. I miss those days.

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Saturday, Saturday

A Thousand Words In A Picture

Isidro Clan Grand Reunion

Obet’s side of the family had their  grand reunion last Sunday in Cavite. Nissa said it was fun, a whole day affair with a mass. They were all in Filipiniana costume.

Nate was  his exuberant self as usual.

Nate with his Mom

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With his mom and dad.

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With kuya Kev.

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They look so happy.

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Love the calesa…

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The usual pose…haha!

Nissa calls the last picture  Don   Nathaniel. He probably learned it during his workshop at Trimedia.

Saturday is Family Day

I can’t tell you how nice and lovely it is to see my daughter, son-in-law and Nate after almost a month of not seeing each other. We were laughing at Nate while eating lunch, he surely had a big appetite.  There is really no need to feed him like most kids his age. He can hold a fork and spoon so well.

All our attention seemed to be  focused on him always. After lunch, we had a great time letting him read  three-letter words provided by Nissa. Yes, he is starting to read and he is in junior Kindergarten.  I think his teachers teach them phonetics. He has to sound each letter first before saying the right word.  Bravo, I’m impressed. I can’t wait for the day he will start reading a whole sentence or a paragraph even.

Back in my time when I started studying in the province, we didn’t have Nursery or Kindergarten. One has to start directly from Grade 1. Imagine, you only learn to write each letter of the alphabet in the first grade.  I  had a hard time adjusting to high school life when Dad enrolled me in UST.  Having spent my grade school days back home, I could not help but compare they way they taught us in the province. They were more advanced here in the city.

We played ball, made figures out of  the  plastic blocks we have here and  the Lego set he brought  along with him. My goodness, he is more creative than I am when it comes to all those tiny  blocks.  I can’t match the dexterity of his hands. I didn’t grow up with Lego bricks. My cousins and I spent our spare time playing outside, sometimes in the heat of the sun or after dinner.

A little later he joined Mom while the latter was playing solitaire with her old playing cards. Nate said, ” I know how to play cards”“Really?” I asked. He just smiled.

 

 

Haha, he acted like he really knew the game. But it was just arranging the sequence of the numbers with the same  designs.

We ended up having  two  large boxes of pizza for snacks. Would you believe? Nate finished three slices.

Family day is always the best for me. Hugging  Nate close  and opening his window to say goodbye.  And as always, hearing his “See you later”. 

 

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