Setting Up The Pool ( Momimhar posted on April 7th, 2016 )

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As warm weather approaches, you might begin to think about ways to keep the kids busy when they’re out of school or ways for the family to spend time together. A pool is the ideal type of entertainment, and you can often find pools that are easy to install and set up in the yard. If you’re looking for ways to save money, then consider wholesale pool pumps and filters. These are sometimes sold in multiples, so it’s best to find someone else who is going to set up a pool so that you can get the best deal possible by splitting the cost of the supplies.

Before you set up a pool, you need to find out if there are any limitations on the size, especially if you live in the city. Your local zoning office can give you the details that you need when it comes to where you can put your pool and if you need to stay within any restraints when it comes to the size or design.

Think about the depth of the pool. Your filter and pump will usually work depending on the amount of water that is in the pool, so if you find something that is a larger size, then your equipment might work overtime compared to getting something a little smaller. You also need to think about children and the depth of the water that will be safe for them.

Find a proper location in the yard for the pool. Make sure it’s flat, and place a plastic tarp under the pool so that there aren’t any sticks of debris that could puncture the lining. An idea is to clear off the area and add sand before placing the tarp. Avoid putting the pool under a tree as you don’t want leaves in the water. When the pool is in place, you can begin filling it with water. After the pool is filled with water, add all of the chemicals that are needed. You can also take this time to add any decorative details as well as the ladder and pump. All of this needs to be in place about 24 to 48 hours before you begin swimming in the water.

Toddler Stage: Playing Restaurant ( Momimhar posted on March 19th, 2016 )

(Playing restaurant.)

K: “Hello, what’s your name?”
M: “Uhm, you don’t ask the customer’s name, honey. You’ll greet them first. You’ll say, how are you today?”
K: “Oh. How are you today, ma’m?”
M: “Very well thank you. How about you?”
K: “I’m good, thank you.”
M: “Then you’ll say, what would you like to drink?- Then put the menu in front of the customer on the table.”
K” “What would like to drink? Ah, we don’t have a menu because this is a fancy restaurant. I memorize all the orders.”

Darling daughter and I were playing restaurant last night.  She was the server and I was the customer.  I like it when she uses her imagination. It helps her develop good judgement, I think.  It’s always fun playing with kids, you know.  You will learn lots of things with them that sometimes you’ll get speechless. :)

The Diner is closed.  Do not enter. :)

The Diner is closed. Do not enter. :)

It’s Almost Time For Vacation ( Momimhar posted on March 18th, 2016 )

First it was two years.  Then it’s two months.  Now it’s two days.  Wow!  It’s almost time for our vacation.

Two years

It takes about two years for us to plan and save for a long family vacation.  Yes it does because in this life, you never know what will come up and what priorities will be.  Sometimes you have to set aside the travel plans because there is much more important thing to deal with in terms of expenses.  And so there will be a great timing to save money for travels again.  Once you have decided and agreed about where to go and what to do, better stick to it so your plans won’t get ruined.

Two months

So the vacation plans were finalized.  My daughter and I are going on a vacation to the Philippines.  In this occasion, we’ll be traveling with a dear friend.  Two months go before our flight and I’m like “oh it’s getting closer”.  I’m getting excited for our trip.

Two days

Oh dear, two more days and we’re on vacation.  Wow!  How time flies so fast.  It’s getting near. My family back home are very excited.  My parents and siblings will meet us at the domestic airport in Leyte next week.  Happy times!!!

Zootopia Movie Date With Na-Na And Cousin #Zootopia #DisneyMovie ( Momimhar posted on March 7th, 2016 )

It is another birthday celebration this month.  It’s Mom’s birthday.  Since we didn’t come over last weekend, K and I drove this afternoon to Tyler to visit our beloved folks.  And also to be with the family since K and I will be traveling and will be gone for eight weeks for our vacation.  We had a pretty nice plan during our visit and birthday celebration.  First was watching Zootopia with Mom and a cousin JA. He’s already on Spring break.  K was looking forward to this movie since it’s first trailer show when we saw the Inside Out movie last year.  Cousin SR had gone to Dallas with her mom and dad, cousin P was in school, and Paw-Paw was busy installing the new microwave oven he bought from Lowe’s, so only the four of us went to watch the animated movie from Disney.

We watched the Zootopia movie at Studio Movie Grill.  It’s one of those cinema chain where you can dine inside the theater.  We ordered popcorn and a few drinks for us.  To me, I rate the service 3 out of 5 stars.  Because it took a while before our orders served.  Well, I understand the busy work because there were so many viewers in the theater.  But you have to really watch it when you order drinks especially for your kids.  I ordered Strawberry Icee.  I did repeat the order more than twice to the server.  When it was served, it tasted different.  I am pretty sure it was not Strawberry Icee.  I don’t know if there was a mess up with the orders or what, but I am pretty sure that the drink they served wasn’t the one I ordered.  So Mom complained about it.  They took off that particular drink from the bill.  I suggest that you should take the first sip of your kids’ drinks when you’re at the movies.  It’s dark in the theater you know.

Anyway, my daughter liked the movie.  It was funny and thrilling.  My favorite funny part was when Officer Hopps and Nick went to the DMV where sloths are the employees.  You have to see the movie to find out why. :)  Okay, second in the plan was to let K play with her cousins.  That’s always in my agenda whenever we come visit. Lastly, was to spend the night so we have more time with Mom and Dad.  K loves being with her grandparents.

Bad weather started coming this morning – thunderstorms, heavy rains, and strong winds.  There’s a Flood Warning everywhere until Friday.  It was raining hard when we got out of the cinema.  It’s getting nasty so we will just go home tomorrow.

Double Birthday Celebration Was A Blast ( Momimhar posted on March 5th, 2016 )

It was a very fun evening I had few weeks ago.  My best friend NJ and I had a double birthday celebration at her house in Forth Worth.  I am still cannot find the words how enchanted I was of how beautifully the party was planned and put together very successfully.  We both had not idea how the party would be like because there was no tiny hint.  Not one little bit.  Our dear friends were very good in hiding clues.  Would you believe that they did a Casino Themed Birthday Party? NJ and I like going to the casinos. 😀  We don’t do it very often but we enjoy going.

NJ and me. Birthday banner.

NJ and me. Birthday banner.

Anyway, it’s my 40th birthday and I can say that this was it was a big celebration to date.  NJ is in her late 20s already.  The last time we celebrated our birthday together was in 2009 when we were neighbors in Fort Worth. We went Downtown and had fun at the disco and karaoke at City Streets (now closed). Those were good times, I tell ya.

Lots of food. Yum.

Lots of food. Yum.

The party that night was a blast.  The decorations were amazing and the food was abundant.  Thanks to the guests who brought delicious American and Filipino foods.  In addition, NJ’s hubby and friends had set up a red carpet and casino.  NJ and I had a wonderful night on our birthday party.  They were very thoughtful with donating to my feeding program next month.  NJ, her sister, my daughter, and I are flying together to the Philippines for a vacation this month.  And one of the things in my agenda was having a small Thanksgiving feast for the children in my neighborhood.  I am excited about it.  It won’t be long and we will be in the Philippines.

Our birthday cake.

Our birthday cake.

My best friend NJ and me.

My best friend NJ and me.  I love you dear.

There’s a lot of stuff went on at the party that evening – karaoke, disco, and games.  Oh how fun.  Thanks to our wonderful friends who made our birthday party celebration very successful and amazing.

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