We woke up early today to prepare and pack for our trip to the grandparents’ for the Easter weekend. The little one has been asking me and her daddy when are we gonna go to Nana’s house. So yesterday we told her that we’re going to see her grandparents and celebrate Easter at their house. She was very excited, as usual.
“Let’s go mommy.”
We have so much stuff when traveling-three travel bags (mine, DD, and DH), one vanity bag, one handbag for books and special toys that includes DD’s lovey bunny, and one bag for snacks and drinks. Traveling with kids especially with toddlers require a little more time of preparation. That is why packing the day before the trip is highly recommended. Aside from clothes and the necessities mentioned, moms like me have to make sure that everything is in the bags. As for me, I have to take extra diapers and wipes because my DD is under 5 years old and I still let her wear a diaper when we are away from home. Although she is potty trained now, I don’t want to risk it having accidents of pee or poo anywhere.
Our car is super packed today because we brought the cooler. We bought some wine and a few drinks in this evening’s dinner. Most of the family came over and joined the celebration. We made a few stops to get some gas and lunch to go. I drove all the way to the grandparents’ house.
‘Found a grasshopper on the ground.
What’s Your Child’s Play Style? This was a quiz from Mom365
website. I took the quiz trying to find out what my little girl’s personality at play time.
By Wendy Schuman
Get thee to a playground. Explorers are bundles of energy. These little go-getters prefer movement to sedentary activities—banging, poking, tearing, throwing. Large-motor skills are their forte, and they tend to be early walkers. They’ll enjoy building a block tower as long as they can knock it over afterwards. A lot of their make-believe play involves zooming around like a horsey or airplane. Playtime with kids their own age usually involves playing chase, jumping up and down, and sliding down furniture. Their love of movement extends to turning the pages of books, especially flap books.
Yes, my darling daughter is an explorer. She loves examining things around her-big and small. She also loves collecting things that she finds and she calls them ‘treasures’. When unsure about something, she doesn’t hesitate to ask questions. Hungry for knowledge and curious about any thing. She is super active and enjoys playing pretend.
As a pre-schooler, my DD is now interested with activity books like coloring, painting, trace…etc. So I buy Pre-school or Pre-K activity books that will get her Math, writing, shapes, ABC’s, and comprehension a start.
It was a pleasant day for Egg Hunting. My cousin’s Moms Group (where she’s a member) hosted an Egg Hunt last Wednesday at the Founder’s park in Wylie (Texas). She invited me and DD to come and join. My darling daughter was so excited while we were filling the plastic eggs with treats. We brought some eggs to share and scattered on the ground and hid them in small trees.
Egg hunting begins.
DD filling her basket with colorful eggs.
Cousin A finding some eggs.
But the girls were more interested in playing at the playground.
Our girls got to go find the eggs first as the president of the Moms Group announced ages 1-3 go first. As they pick up eggs, they shake them first. Smart! After checking out what they got, which didn’t took very long, they headed to the playground quickly. The girls had fun.
My cousin introduced me to a few of her acquaintances in the group. They’re friendly. We didn’t get to talk much because we were all busy tending and watching for our kids. My cousin and I have circle of friends but I am not in a moms group. Maybe one of these days I will be able to think more about joining a moms group.
How about you? Have you joined any group in your area?
Greeting cards, tulips, and an orchid for our 6th wedding anniversary.
It’s my 6th wedding anniversary to my beloved dear husband. We are going on a trip taking our little one to the zoo tomorrow. I hope the weather would be very nice and sunny. Spring time is the great time to go to the zoo. Our darling daughter is already excited. The last time we were there wasn’t enjoyable because she was constipated. We felt bad about that. Anyway, hopefully this would be a great time for her. She loves seeing the animals at the zoo.
Kids really enjoy seeing the animals at the zoo. It is the best place to see the animals in person and the kids can experience how they look like, the sound they make, and their sizes. The zoo is also an educational attraction for kids and for the whole family.
As for me and my dear husband, he took me and DD to a nice dinner at a Mexican restaurant.
Filling the plastic eggs for tomorrow’s egg hunt.
My cousin Emz told me that there will be an Easter Egg Hunt at a park in town tomorrow. She will be taking her two kids there and she invited me and DD to go too. We have to bring eggs for the Egg Hunt and snacks to share with everyone. So this evening, my darling daughter and I went to Dollar General to buy some plastic eggs, basket, and treats. We also bought a couple packs of little girls’ rings with Disney Princess and Doc McStuffins. She love those characters. DD was very excited and she helped me fill the plastic eggs with the goodies.
At bedtime, she wanted me to read Max’s Easter Surprise (Max and Ruby) and The Story Of The Easter Bunny by Katherine Tegen. These two books are her favorites as of the moment. Reading a book is part of our bedtime routine.
We are looking forward to a pleasant weather tomorrow. I bet the children will have a wonderful time egg hunting. This will be my first time to join this group of moms’ event. My cousin had mentioned that she’s a member of this moms’ group. So tomorrow I’ll try to get to know them and may join.