To Climb A Tree

That was what he wanted to do one morning last week.

We were out on the grounds that morning. We just had to take advantage of the glorious sunshine and fresh air after days of being held hostage by fever and rains at home. It was then a really bright day for us. 🙂

So there he was whirling around the play grounds when he suddenly stopped, pointed pass me and said, “Tree. Taas sa tree.” He wanted to climb the small tree just like the kids did when we first stepped on the playgrounds.

Without much thought, I obliged to his request. Children actually climbing real trees in this cyber age… Priceless. Thank God the property developer of the condominium community we currently live in is generous with open spaces, greens and trees. 🙂

So there, I propped him up the stone at the foot of the tree.

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But I guess there will be better days to climb as he only managed this one big step

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Some other day, LC. Maybe when you’re a little more able 😉

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Oh how I wish there will be a lot of trees to where we will settle permanently. And of course, more trees for the coming generations… 🙂

Hanging Out At The Monkey Bars

The monkey bars in our neighborhood 20120909-135930.jpgis made of six co-centric rings. Four of them each have perpendicular axes. This parent-scary structure is for the enjoyment of all little monkeys in the neighborhood.

Now this little monkey has discovered this adventure.
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This little monkey can even go up the level of the third and fourth rings.20120909-140932.jpg

This little monkey is a little sure of himself, and settles at the two lowest levels – much to my relief!
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Not surprisingly though, he fell to the ground and bruised his head

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Bicycle, Bicycle, Bicycle

I want to ride my bicycle / I want to ride my bike / I want to ride my bicycle / I want to ride it where I like

If LC knew Queen’s Bicycle Race, that must probably be the song playing in his mind when he saw his very own bike.

Yes! We bought him a bike.

I did mention in a previous post that we were undecided on what to get him on December. But seeing the bike offered to us at a measly Php 500(!!!), we couldn’t resist buying it. The bike was in a very good condition. The seat, the handle bars’ rubber padding and (amazingly?!!) the wheels barely show any wear. No evident major dents, scratches and the likes. It feels, looks and weighs it’s made of good quality – not alloy-made ;p but the good heavy kind of quality. So we bought the bike even if there’s no special reason to give the little guy a gift. And we bought the bike even if it was a tad big for him.

LC was sleeping on his car seat when we got the bike. But when he woke up and saw it at the back of our car, his eyes lit up and was smiling from ear to ear. He couldn’t stop talking about it as we went home. He kept saying something along the lines of, “Bike! (LC)’s bike! Home, tapos bike!”

True enough when we got home, riding the bike was the first thing he demanded and did.

It was also the first thing he did after waking up and eating breakfast the next day. The bike had to be taken out of the house though since he wanted it to be visible indoors from where we slept. It was a bit heavy for him, but there’s nothing more important that he couldn’t wait for someone else to take it out. There’s also nothing heavy enough for him who wants to ride the bike.

The night before this, he kept practicing how to mount the bike. The overnight practice was adequate. He can already get on and off the bike all by himself.

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