Posts Tagged ‘Baby Nate’

Nissa says, “parang bida sa sinaunang pelikula (a lead actor in an old film). I laughed but I love his smile. A typical Nate smile, bigay na bigay.

And here’s the colored version of this pic.


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I remember blogging about that photo five  years ago. How he has grown. Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful fathers out there.

Look Daddy, I am big boy now, says Nate.

Yes, our little boy has grown up.

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They came over  last Saturday for us to celebrate Nissa’s birthday. I asked Nate if he wanted to take a nap.

Nate: No, Nonna I will just play.

Me: Aren’t you sleepy?

Nate: No (shaking his head).

After a while he asked: Do you have other toys for me? (He was looking at the big plastic bag where his other toys were kept).

Me: Let us just read, okay?

He got his books down from the shelf and leafed through a story book. He could not read sentences yet but I heard his voice. He was inventing a story. It was just like when he would sing and just string the lyrics on his own.

Priceless moments spent with Nate ♥

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Yesterday was another milestone in Nate’s life and in ours too, his family.

It was a lovely celebration of Moving Up at the Manila Hotel, a two-hour program where they sang and danced.  They didn’t have this honors awards but Josef got two awards, Best in Reading and best In Science. So proud of you baby. I remember those days when your mom was like your age. I started her in kindergarten instead of nursery school but she got the first honors and a gold medal. Bank in high school and in college I was up the stage every recognition day and graduation. She graduated  Magna Cum Laude.  Hoping you will too when you grow up. I can’t help but post these lovely photos of yours.

how lovely getting those gold medals.


A close-up shot of our future pilot.


Ladies and gentlemen, we are now on our final approach into Manila. This is your Capt. Nate speaking….


Nissa, a proud mommy up the stage. Sarap ng feeling di ba?


meeting a real pilot in the hotel. Are you shy baby?


the proud parents with the new graduate.

I am so proud of you baby. So happy for you 🙂  Moving up soon to nursery school Make it good.




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A child’s life would not be complete without experiencing what fun it is to visit Jollibee. Its logo is probably more known to kids than some other franchises that dot Metro Manila. Jollibee is a Filipino multinational chain of fast food restaurants which is based in Pasig and serves hamburgers, rice-based meals, side orders and desserts.

Nissa took several shots of Nate enjoying moments with Jollibee.






Just a simple way really to make a child happy.

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Time moves so really fast.  It’s only been a month and Nate has grown. Yes, he is our little bookworm. A friend gifted him with another book for his  second birthday, it was only yesterday though that he has seen it. He loves all the animals included in the nursery rhymes.

I told him to be careful with turning the pages and he is...

I told him to be careful in turning the pages and he is…

Look at his serious mien while turning the pages.

Look at his serious mien while turning the pages.

Reading with his favorite Ninong Josef. He is happy when Josef is around.

Reading with his favorite Ninong Josef. He is happy when Josef is around.

And I made picture quotes from one of his shots.

Our Little Bookworm

Little Bookworm1

Time seems so short, it seems to fly. Looking forward to more exciting book adventures with our little bookworm.

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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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Today, we celebrate the gift of life.It’s our little Nate’s 2nd birthday. If his first birthday was a blast, today we spent lunch together at home.  They came over for lunch before going to Avilon zoo.  He needs a hair trim and his daddy is planning to buy him a little car of his own.  He was so happy with his  remote control toy car which Josef has given him earlier. He kept saying “wow, galing” and “thank you” ninong.

They need to start him on potty training now that he is two so I gifted him with a trainer set that doubles as a sturdy chair with its own music that he can listen to.  We laughed out loud when we let him try it even with his disposable diaper on. How could one be happy potty-training a child you might ask, at least now he knows  what it’s meant for:) We have another simple celebration tomorrow with Nissa’s in-laws, just the family, Nissa’s and Obet’s. He has yet to blow the candles on his cake.

Time flies!  He is no longer a baby, he is a toddler now and sometimes I could see that he is starting to assert himself when it comes to wearing  shoes  (a Crocs pair that I gave him almost a year ago is his favorite footwear now), holding a spoon when he eats (is being left-handed normal to a two-year old?), to choosing shorts over pants.  Nissa says he can’t stay in one place, running all the time, imitating what he sees on TV. I told her yaya to limit TV viewing  and read books to him instead.  Terrible two, that’s what they say of this age. Where did those words come from?  It’s pretty normal for a child to be curious on everything.

Happy birthday Nate. We still have a lot to learn and discover together even if we only see each other once a month. Hearing your voice saying “lab you Nonna” over  the phone is enough for now.  God bless you baby, may you grow to be healthy, smart and a loving child.

Nate's first scribbles using my Stabilo markers.

Nate’s first scribbles using my Stabilo markers and scratch pad.

Nissa posted this on her wall and shared it with me.

Nissa posted this on her wall and shared it with me.

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Go, go baby, show Nonna how it's done.

Go, go baby, show Nonna how it’s done.

I remember one time they came over for a visit and Nate found my plastic piggy bank and a comb and drummed his way through.  Enjoy your new toy baby 🙂


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Nissa says it was the best family vacation ever. It’s Nate’s first plane ride. Every time they come over for a visit, we would  stay in the garden for a while and pick Calamansi (Philippine lime) or watch and count the airplanes going to and from the airport down south. Our place is on the eastern side of Metro Manila so we could clearly see airplanes passing by.  Maybe now that he has experienced riding on one, he would no longer embrace you  tight while pointing up (we call them big birds) in the sky. They spent  four  glorious days in Siquijor and Dumaguete City in the Visayas.

At the airport...

At the airport…

Up close...PAL Airlines

Up close…PAL Airlines

He is turning two in a few days and I wonder what he thought of seeing an airplane this close and riding in it. It’s actually their gift to him on his birthday, exploring other places and experiencing how to be a tourist for a few days.

Look at that deep frown....

Look at that deep frown….

In his young mind, he must be wondering why the sky seems so blue this side of the universe. A questioning look, some unanswered thoughts.

Using Mommy's sunglasses to see better Nate?

Using Mommy’s sunglasses to see better Nate?

What do you see up there baby?  You seem to be so engrossed watching the sky.  Now when you see an airplane in your baby books, you’ll no longer wonder how it is to ride in one. A is for airplane, right Nate?


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