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The other Saturday when they came over, I watched Nissa  make some reviewers for Nate for his first periodical exams this school year. so happy to this result.

So proud of you Nate, you made good again.

I still remember those days when I did the same thing for Nissa and Josef. I remember those days when I would  attend their recognition awarding. And the culmination was Nissa graduating as Magna Cum Laude in college.  I always said, “may pinagmanahan si Nate”. 

And as a reward, my son-in-law bought this for him, a  War Machine that Nate loves. He has previous toys of these action figures but he is  still collecting.

Giving rewards for a job well done motivates a child to do better.  And being smart inspires confidence.

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Just sharing with you some more photos of Nissa’s family when they took a three-day  road trip to Baler, Aurora. I always love those photos when I seem them enjoying the site and the place. If only I could post the videos here while they were at the waterfall.

Look at their happy faces probably anticipating an afternoon of beach walk and  swimming. Sun and sea – what a perfect combination.

I had a good laugh at this one, seeing  Nate balancing himself. Identical shirts? Haha!

Stage parents? Haha. I think Nissa and Obet enjoyed more than Nate did.

Cool! The Tondo boy looking more astig than his Dad.  What a really lovely place.

A typical Nate post. He learned it while attending a workshop a few months ago.

Ah, and this. A beautiful sunrise, a serene sea, a calm morning. It must be lovely to just walk and feel the morning breeze while watching the sun rises.

The song goes, “the deep blue sea”. Baler, when will I see your shores?

 

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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.

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I’m impressed.  He did it all on  his own. First taste of having a job done well.  He took a one-week  Kiddy Summer  Workshop at one of the branches of McDo. then he got this at the end of the training.  Kids could be responsible too when you teach them well.

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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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This is quite a late update. I have lots of photos  of my grandson courtesy of Nissa but I don’t always seem to be able to blog about them. Nate’s grades during the third grading period were a great improvement from the second one. He is surely adjusting to school life.

Yes, his grades have significantly gone up for the  third quarter term. So proud of our boy.  I remember that time during his first two weeks in class when he would not want to be left behind  by his mom or his paternal grandmother. He is enjoying his class now, his teachers and his classmates.

A few  more days to go and you’re done with nursery school Nate.

 

 

 

 

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I think it is not officially summer yet but two weeks ago Nissa’s family went on another swimming trip. Nate loves the water. We were supposed to go with them but we could not leave mom alone in the house. My eldest brother was not available. Nissa took some photos of their trip.

I am sure those were enjoyable moments for our baby who is now four years old.  At the beach or in  a swimming pool, he loves it. Maybe it’s about time he officially learns how to swim.

 

 

 

 

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So now, you’ve just turned four. Happy birthday  baby. I know you are no longer a baby, you have grown. I am glad you have reached this age where we could converse  and talk to each other well.  It is always nice to hear your voice over the phone and to see you when you come over for a visit.

Time flies! Now you can relate with us like a four-year old does.  I promised myself that I would write about your growing up years remember?  Yes, I remember those times when you visit us and we would play together and shout. I remember those times we spend at the garden to pick up calamansi for you to bring home. I remember those times you always say “yummy” when we have our lunch together. Those are priceless moments indeed.

There are more journeys that we will take and discover.  There are more things that you’ve got to learn.  There are more adventures that we will undertake. In all these, I wish you all the happiness, good health and plenty of love around you.  I wish you everything good that a loving Nonna could wish for.

We are so blessed and lucky to have you around. Happy Birthday 🙂

 

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It’s been a while.

Come Tuesday next week, November 22, our baby Nate is turning four.  They  had their yearly road trip in Subic, Zambales this weekend.  Nate loves the beach. I talked to him a while ago and he said he enjoyed it.  He actually doesn’t want to come home yet but they’ve been there since Thursday afternoon. It is such a joy to see him  so happy.

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Sand, sea and sun. What more could you ask?

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nates-beach-outing16The family enjoying a swim.

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Right on Nate, enjoy ba?

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It seems like it was only yesterday when I blogged about him as a baby.  He is now a talkative, bubbly and smart four-year old.

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At Zoobic Safari

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He is now officially in pre-school and we are all excited.

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Nate and I talked on Viber last night for about a minute, I think. He shouted, “I am going to school tomorrow” in that excited voice of his and I can’t help but laugh. Our precious one is now officially a nursery student.  Time flies, how amazing!

A few winks, laughter here and there, shouting over the phone with  I love you’s, a lot of begging to pick kalamansi or play in the park, telling stories that sometimes Nonna could not grasp  because you speak in rapid fire excitement, opening the refrigerator door because you are curious what Nonna has prepared for you, asking to take down that big plastic bag of toys and you would say, “make me a house Nonna”, appreciating the food set on the table by always saying “yummy”. I guess aside from the usual Mommy and Daddy words, the word yummy was the first one you learned to speak.

They are happy times with Nate, little adventures that speak of family life that’s full of love.

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And here is how Nate looks when he is enjoying something, that typical smile and that somehow serious mien.

You look good  in a school uniform baby. Make Nonna proud 🙂

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