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I haven’t updated this blog for quite a while and it’s the first time I’ve seen Nate for the past two months.  My daughter and son-in-law were busy for sometime so we have missed the monthly visits and this weekend was the perfect time to be together again. We celebrated my son’s 31st birthday last night with some orders of pizza and pasta dishes. We were so happy to see Nate again. He has grown, he is taller now at 3.1 ft. It’s nice to see him show what he has learned the past two months. His favorite toys now are robots and transformers. He brought along some toys but he has some favorites here at home. He can entertain himself shouting like crazy and the silent moments were spent  looking at pictures of some magazines.  I have this old copy of Travel Time magazine with a colorful dragon head drawing at the front page. He was always curious.He asked me the name of the animal and when he learned it was a dragon, he asked again how they looked up close so I told him to scan the pages and see the pictures of a dragon dancing. He has earmarked the page and kept coming back to look at the photos.

choosing what to read....

choosing what to read….

I showed him his previous photo with his dad with a dragon in the background, he smiled. That smile must have meant he remembered.

quite the serious reader ha?

quite the serious reader ha?

 

what are you smiling at Nate?

what are you smiling at Nate?

start them young even if they could not read the words at least they could appreciate the pictures.

start them young even if they could not read the words, at least they could appreciate the pictures.

We have a brief storytelling about dragons. He saw the close-up pic of a dancing dragon. I was surprised when he suddenly asked me, “how do they dance Nonna, the dragon?” 

I was amazed. The question was how, not what. So based on the dragon dances that  I always see during Chinese new year, I bobbed my head several times, spread my two arms and did something like a rain dance. His yaya was laughing out loud while I was doing it while Nate was trying to imitate my head bobbing and hand gestures. You see, it was one of those crazy moments that we both enjoyed.  Last night, we had this game of hide and seek and bahay-bahayan  with Nissa, yaya and me holding each end of a bed sheet while Nate was trying to hold the other end. We were laughing so hard while Nate was jumping on top of the bed.

it's quite hard to take a good photo of Nate nowadays, he knows how to make faces in front of the camera.

it’s quite hard to take a good photo of Nate nowadays, he knows how to make faces in front of the camera.

look Nonna....

look Nonna….

He found my sturdy shoes that I use when we go to the wet market. The simple joys of a child, the smiles that make you smile  too and laugh, the hugs and kisses when he is in the mood.

They left after lunch. Another overnight stay worth-remembering.

 

 

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