Monday Mellow Yellows 061: Huddle

How do we win this game?

This is probably what my son and his cousins were discussing while taking a break from their football training.

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They’re enrolled at the free summer football clinic in Roxas City. The three enjoyed the “play” but after three days, only one remained running — and that’s the little one in the middle. The older ones, her sister (left) and cousin, my son (right), gave up because their legs and feet hurt, so they both say. Lol.
I have to thank my husband for not only taking our son but also the girls to the football clinic.  The summer football clinic is held at the Villareal stadium. Thanks to activities like these, many kids are having fun this summer. If this is an initiative of our city government, kudos to your effort. I hope many more fun activities will be offered – for free – for children every year.

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Monday Mellow Yellows 052: Firefighters

My boy and his younger cousin, Chappi, riding on a fire truck. This is still in the playground at San Antonio Resorts. It really is a great place to bring your kids.

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The two were role-playing. They said they’re off to save Bopbop, Chappi’s elder sister, who was “trapped inside a burning house”, or so they pretended. The role-playing was completed with Bop’s cries for help and a loud siren/alarm that, of course, came from the “firefighters” own mouths, hahaha.

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Monday Mellow Yellows 051: Hi-ho, hi-ho!

Still at the San Antonio Resorts in Brgy. Baybay in Roxas City…

I was surprised at how nice is the children’s playground there. Filled with the usual see-saws, slides, monkeybars and swings, it is large enough for kids to play and run around. There are lots of trees and flowering plants, and the grass are wonderfully trimmed. There are benches/chairs, too, that you’d normally see in parks where the oldies can relax, read a book or watch the kids and while away the time. There also pockets of areas like this, where you see duwendes (dwarves or gnomes) that don’t look spooky at all.

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The kids – Joshua, Beebop and Chappi – lovingly named these gnomes after them!

After the initial chaos of assigning which one is whom, they all agreed that the gnome with the green hat is Joshua,  the one in yellow, on the left, is Beebop, and on the right is Chappi.

And the three began singing … hi-ho, hi-ho.. it’s off to work we go…

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Mellow Yellow Monday 047: Cousins

While on vacation in Roxas, my son and my nieces have been reunited after almost one year. They were shrieking in delight when they saw each other! From then on, they were inseparable.

This photo was taken on the eve of my brother’s wedding. Here the kids are playing at the resort’s playground where we stayed the night.

Terrible three - but very happy together! You can't imagine how many times they got into mischief together.
Terrible three – but very happy together! You can’t imagine how many times they got into mischief together.

These kids have been growing very fast! I just wish they remain close as they grow up. That’s all I ask for.

Wordful/Wordless Wednesday 005: When my son and niece met the ostrich

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Didn’t I tell you my son and niece are here? My mother arrived last week to accompany my son. Turned out, she couldn’t leave without Beebop, my niece, who is inseparable with her so she had to bring her along, too.

Anyways, over the weekend, my younger sister (I currently share the apartment with her) and her boyfriend took us all out. We went to the zoo, much to the children’s delight. They were so excited to see the animals, especially the feathered ones. They learned about ostrich at school so when they met an ostrich for the first time, they were animated! My son was talking non-stop. You can tell from the picture, yes? My niece was a bit hesitant to go now but after a few minutes, both of them were feeding the ostrich.

Mellow Yellow Monday 001: Children’s school presentation

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Looks like I’m in a (blogging) roll these days.  I’m trying 😀

I missed blogging. It’s a wonderful outlet but my mama duties have kept me away for awhile.

Since I am making a comeback, I decided to join memes this time. They’re fun and so much easy to do compared to writing a blog post. So, for my first entry for the Mellow Yellow Monday, I’m sharing a photo of my son’s school presentation during their Christmas party.

The children wore different shirt colors to categorize their grade level – nursery (red), kinder 1 (green) and kinder 2 (yellow). My son’s in kinder 1 and his cousin, my niece, is in nursery.

What makes you happy?

Okay, folks, let me tell you at this instance that this is going to be a “proud Mama-moment” kind of post today.

After getting all his final exams result, the verdict is out – my son is graduating from Kindergarten!! He passed all his subjects very satisfactorily and his teachers recommended him to first grade in the coming school year. I’m so happy! Not only is he graduating, this coming Thursday, he also gets three special awards! How’s that? So now you understand  my title… this milestone is what makes me happy 🙂

So anyway, tomorrow is the big day. My son is finally graduating – together with his cousin Beebop (my younger brother’s daughter) who is also graduating from nursery. Beebop is in the top 5 of her class – 4th actually – and she’s going to get a medal for that distinction. She is also receiving three special awards. Already, my older sister is teasing our Mom and Dad for having the “honor” to go up the stage many times with their grandkids. I have asked my mother and father to pin the ribbons to my son – they both deserve to be in the limelight as they were the ones who took care of my son while I was away.

Here’s my son’s class picture.

Joshua class pic in Butterfly frame My son’s the one the teacher is holding. Looks like it’s the teacher who enjoyed the pictorial most while the kids looked bored and unamused! *lol*

Today I am taking both my son and Beebop to their graduation practice at the City Civic Centre. This is also where their graduation ceremony will be held. I promise to take lots of pictures and post them all here!

Thanks to my older sister for doing the digi-scrapped photo above 🙂 🙂 🙂