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child safety car seat
As a car owner, one of the most important to me is the safety of my vehicle every time my family and I travel. It is not just something to compromise. Car safety is a MUST. I take it seriously. Besides, my life here in the USA is not complete without a car. It is one of the necessities to get around. And car shopping requires patience and a little know-how. Recommendations from family or friends should be taken into consideration because they can help with the decision-making in the long run.
Most people just look at car brands when buying one. They don’t take the time to look at the features and mileage capacity. All they think of is how they will look when they are driving an expensive car. I am not about that. I am about economic and safety features. So what car safety feature should we check for when buying a car?
When my husband bought my car, he sought recommendations from immediate families and he checked ratings and reviews on the Internet. He compared features and prices as well. One of the main concerns when buying a car is the Latch System in the back passenger seats. The Latch System consists usually consists of two sets of lower Latch anchors and three top tether anchors which you will find between the back and bottom seat cushions in the back passenger seats. If you don’t know about it, you may check it out in your car now. It is in compliance with the federal government law requiring cars manufactured after Sept. 1, 2002 to have a Latch System.
Under the seat cushions metal latches. Your car’s back seats should have four of these.
With this Latch System, you child’s car seats or booster seats will be completely secured. I recommend to go to your nearest Fire or Police Department for proper car seat installation. This way, you are confident. And to prolong the life of your car and your precious passengers, drive safely.
Today is the first day of school. It’s darling K’s first day of First Grade.
First Day of First Grade
Oh my! It is back to school again. K is now officially a First Grader. Today, we received the postcard from her new teacher. And we met her this evening at the new school. All the school supplies needed for the whole year were submitted this evening.
Postcard from the school.
As you know, our school district did some rezoning because K’s previous school is over populated. The students who are affected with the rezoning will attend the newer elementary school, which is 5 miles distance from our house. Hopefully, K will be joined by a few of her classmates in Kindergarten from her previous school. She will be delighted about that seeing a familiar face.
Being a transferee makes you feel uneasy. It is always takes time to adjust to the new school. I was a transferee, too, when I was in school. In fact, I was transferred to three schools because my family moved three times-twice during my grade school days and once when I was in middle school. It was tough because I didn’t remember my parents encouraged me or comforted me during the adjustment period. This is a new challenge for me to surpass. I will do my best to be able to give my child the encouragement she needs in this transition.
K is somewhat excited, though. This is because she will not be able to see her cousin in the new school. My cousin and I talked to our girls and assured them that everything will be fine. They will be seeing each other again in Middle School, and they will always have play dates.
Though I am not quite excited for the back to school coming Monday, but I am happy that we all had a wonderful summer. I am hoping for a great school year, too.
How about you?
It was a very pleasant day driving today. We are here on Padre Island in Corpus Christi, TX. It is our small family’s summer vacation this year. Darling daughter is very happy because she’s been wanting to go to Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts. So we had to try going to the one here in Corpus Christi. If I was not mistaken, were were in two Schlitterbahn Waterparks four years ago. We went to one in Galveston Island and the other one in New Braunfels. We all liked the two locations. Schlitterbhan in Galveston Island was indoors. Though the Schlitterbahn New Braunfels wasn’t, there were lots of shady areas because of big trees within the resort. We’ll see if this one in Corpus Christi is nice.
The targeted time to leave the house didn’t go through. We were supposed to be on the road at 9:00 A.M. today, but we had to leave around 11:00 A.M. instead. It was an 8-hour drive overall from Lavon (TX). We arrived at our destination around 7:00 P.M. and headed towards the front desk to check in and everything. After that, we drove to the beach and relaxed a bit. Then we ate dinner at La Palma Mexican Restaurant off S. Padre Island Drive and Whitecap Boulevard.
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Hello! It’s August. I bet most of you have been to your summer getaway already. It is always enjoyable to be vacationing with the family especially when the school is out. I can’t wait for our family’s summer vacation to Corpus Christi this year. It is going to be a wonderful one for sure.
It is summer season so it is super hot and humid. We are definitely going to the beach and Schlitterbahn Riverpark in Corpus Christi-North Padre Island. So we are going swimming! I have been shopping for girls’ swimwear at every online stores and nearby stores. I was looking for a cheap swimwear but not compromising the quality of the material. Of course I wanted something that has a good SPF on it. I also looked for designs and styles that are neat. My darling daughter wears a life preserver or life vest every time we go swimming. Sometimes she gets rashes from the life vest. So I preferred buying a rash guard swimwear set and I found them at Gymboree.com. They had the set on discounted sale with free shipping. Plus, an extra 20% coupon was sent to me since I am a Gymboree Rewards member. So I purchased the set for $8.00 including taxes with free shipping. Good deal huh?
I always find great deals and high quality kids clothing at Gymboree. These summer dresses were $3.50 each at the store. I bought two for K, and she said she likes them.