I remember back in school we had recognition days allocated for kids finishing grades 1-5, this is like the equivalent for the graduating class only they will still be in school the following year. If I’m not mistaken, it is called “moving-up” nowadays…please correct me if I’m wrong. This event is to recognize kids for their achievements in class, character development and extra-curricular activities. Back then I had my share of receiving medals and certificates; for being an honor student, for topping the Spelling Bee or the Bible Quiz or for being “behaved.” I never got an award related to numbers except for being Best in Numbers when I was a 6-year-old in kindergarten class. lol. Somehow, I know I made my parents proud…
Looking at it now, I think award-giving does not only boost kids’ morale but it feeds parents’ egos as well. Don’t get me wrong, I think such awards are beneficial too but I don’t like that some of those left without an award are affected by the fact that they didn’t get any. I think competition in this sense is unhealthy. 🙁 I might be wrong but that’s just my opinion. Being on top of class has it perks, you get to be a scholar, you get to have a say…but I think I also learned that ability and strategy in life (speaking from experience) matter, a lot.
Since schools here doesn’t have such recognitions and awards I find that my kids doesn’t have this pressure to be ahead of the others. They learn and study and play at the same time. Since the theme is scheduled for March I thought that it is timely to show recognition and graduation photos…I have none but to all of you moms, Congratulations to your little one!
|Lourdes Parish Church, Tagaytay City, July 2010|
Today, I’m relating the theme to the same wedding event I featured last week. I know, it sounds odd but my older brother was the last of us three to get married. Too bad that my dad wasn’t able to witness his unico hijo walk down the aisle (he passed away June of 2009).
The photo above shows us without the bride (sister-in-law). That would be D, my youngest at the farthest side; MG, my nephew carried by my brother-in-law; my older sister, my mom, my brother, my daughter and I (in gray) and hubby and his look-alike, our older son.
|Taal Vista Hotel, July 2010|
Here you’ll see sister-in-law and our uncle (mom’s brother) included. It may take some more years before we get the chance to have a family photo again…Congratulations to my Kuya and his wife…not just for tying the knot but for the new blessing coming their way! (Heard the wonderful news yesterday.)
Beautiful photos of such a happy family! Congrats to your brother, soon-to-be-dad. Happy MM Mare!
In the old days I remember that di pwedeng laktawan. The oldest child has to get married first before the younger ones. I know of some culture that still adhere to this.
i love weddings :). these photos are really beautiful especially the people in it. congratulations to the newly wed.
i guess it's only during weddings when the whole family is complete…mine too when i tied the knot 7 years ago! it was our one and only. visiting your MM entry! have a happy weekend!
very nice entry for MM this week :-); miss attending weddings…by the way you all looked great on these photos!
Congratulations to your Kuya, his wife and your entire family. It is always wonderful for a family to be together on important occasions. I'm with you on those kids feeling left behind because they don't have awards. Their parents should just make up for it. Certainly though it's not the end of the world and there are other ways to be happy. Thanks a lot for your thoughts left on my MM post. I appreciate it.
Congratulations for the soon to be mommy and daddy 😀
thanks for your visit and comment. In my sons' school every child has an award. Those who aren't included in the top ten are awarded on their best trait, ex. most behaved, most corteous, even most dynamic, whatever that means. so no child feels left behind 🙂
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Nice family photos. congrats to your brother. followed your blog too!
followed you here, hope you can follow me back…
You are one gorgeous family. I love weddings, especially here in the Philippines. It's not just a family affair, but a whole barangay as well. 🙂 Thanks for visiting my MM entry. : )
Congrats to the new couple and did I mention,I so love your daughter's gown?lovely and fab!!!
i simply love weddings! congratulations to the newly weds!
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what a beautiful wedding and family! 🙂 congratulations to your brother 🙂
wow! that is such a happy event… congratulations to the newly weds!
Late Visiting from Mommy MOments.. Have a nice day! 🙂
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My son's school doesn't give awards and medals, too, but they had a Moving Up Day. Congratulations to your brother! I hope you can visit my entry also: http://www.pensivethoughts.com/2011/04/mommy-moments-congratulations.html
it is always fun to share precious moments with our family..
late visiting from MM!