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Just can’t pass this up. It’s Nate’s smiles and infectious grin that made Christmas 2014 something to treasure and cherish for always.

Nate with his new buddy Mickey :)

Nate with his new buddy Mickey 🙂

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DREAMS AND ESCAPES

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
–Kahlil Gibran

Please indulge me. I promise I won’t be talking about Christmas anymore until next year.  Where was I? Ah, the beauty of seeing Christmas in the eyes of my two-year old grandson Nate. I think he is old enough now not just to make his eyes wonder at the tinsel hanging on a tree or and the nativity set he kept pointing at because we told him Baby Jesus was born today. In his excited voice, he greeted my brother and a close friend a Merry Christmas via Viber and they said that just hearing his voice was enough to make them smile and remember the significance of this happy season in our lives.

He was asleep when we came home from attending the Christmas  Eve mass…

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This is a late post actually and it’s long overdue. Our baby turned two last November 22, 2014. Time flies! He is now a talkative two-year old. Sometimes  he speaks in straight English (two or three words in a sentence mostly)  but he also knows how to speak Tagalog.  Nissa and I took some shots when they spent lunch here and when they visited Avilon Zoo.

Where are the candles?

Where are the candles?

Yes, this is his favorite character and he was made to blow the candle several times before Nissa could get the shot right 🙂

Look how serious he is in opening his gifts while his Ninong looks on.

Look how serious he is in opening his gifts while his Ninong looks on.

Wondering what's in the box!

Wondering what’s in the box! And look at the smile on his face…

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Wow! It's a car, he shouted.

Wow! It’s a car, he shouted.

He says, "ang bigat" (it's heavy) while trying to lift the box.

He says, “ang bigat” (it’s heavy) while trying to lift the box.

Excited to see the animals Nate?

Excited to see the animals Nate?

Look mommy!

Look mommy!

I think that is the same cockatoo I saw before five years ago.

I think that is the same cockatoo I saw before five years ago.

Feeding the rabbits...

Feeding the rabbits…

What are you smiling at Daddy? Let's go inside...

What are you smiling at Daddy? Let’s go inside…

A week ago, they spent the night here and we had a good laugh while we watched him sing, shout and do some story-telling. As usual, he would start it with “one day……” then he smiles. The sweet smile is the end of the story,  ha-ha!

 

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