Monthly Archives:October 2015

Boo On Ballard 2015, Foam Party Pit, And Photo With Miss Texas 2015 ( Momimhar posted on October 31st, 2015 )

Ginormica costume (photo from Amazon.com)

Ginormica costume (photo from Amazon.com)

Alright, so my darling daughter had firmly decided that she wanted to be Ginormica or Suzan from Monsters vs. Aliens this Halloween.  I thought she would insist to be Raven from Teen Titans Go since she really liked that character in the show.  So three weeks before today, I looked for Ginormica costume online.  I knew it would be difficult to find one in the stores.  As usual, I found one on Amazon.  For the price of $9.99 with free shipping (as a Prime member), I admit that the costume was a great deal.  Even though the material of the costume is 100% polyester and seems like the quality is for a one-time wear, I still bought the costume for my daughter.  She really liked it.  She even told me that she’s gonna wear it forever.  Oh the happiness of a child is priceless.

So we went to the Boo on Ballard Street in Downtown Wylie on Thursday, October 29th, with my cousin Em and her two toddler girls, AC and Lexi.  It was a huge success and it was so much fun as usual.  Like other annual events in town, it’s always a well-attended event.  Wylie Chamber of Commerce in cooperation of the local businesses, institutions, and the general public made this a successful event for children, youth, and the grown ups.  There were lots of treats, giveaways, activities, and attractions for everyone.

Trunk or Treat

Glow in The Dark (held at the Olde Wylie Park Playground) – Foam Party Pit, Zipline, Giant Slides, Music, Games

Photo Opp with Miss America – Miss Texas 2015

Ready for Trick or Treat at Boo on Ballard.

Ready for Trick or Treat at Boo on Ballard.

 

a-k and cousins with Miss Texas 2015

Miss Texas 2015 taking a group photo with the girls. 🙂

Because of the very long long line of trick or treaters going counter clockwise, we didn’t finish the Trick or Treat on Ballard.  We took the girls to the Glow in The Dark at the playground.  We didn’t even see what other activities were in there because K and AC wanted to go to the Foam Party Pit.  It was 10 minutes until the event was over so we just let the two girls go.  The inflatable has a machine blowing non-toxic foam bubbles as it makes waves.  The kids were having fun diving into the bubbly foam.  Of course, they’re all wet and cold.  When the two came out of the foam pit, Lexi wanted to go but it was 8:00 P.M. and the in-charge stopped letting kids in.  K and AC had lots of fun but they got really cold.  🙂  Good thing I had a towel and a t-shirt in the trunk of my car so I lend Em the towel so she can wipe AC dry.  I let K wear the big t-shirt.

Look at that foam pit!

Look at that foam pit!

Em and me at Boo on Ballard.

Em and me at Boo on Ballard.

Pumpkin Patch At The Blase Family Farm In Rockwall ( Momimhar posted on October 27th, 2015 )

Goat: "Let me tell you a secret, Lexi."

Goat: “Let me tell you a secret, Lexi.”

a-pumpkin patch-hay ride

Hay Ride

Jumping into the hay.

Jumping into the hay.

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

Silly girls. :)

Just being silly.  🙂

And we got to take free pumpkins home.

Online Writing Service Can Help With School Projects ( Momimhar posted on October 26th, 2015 )

a-student writing

This is another exciting year for me and my whole family.  My youngest sister got hired at a local hospital and one of my nieces just started college this year.  We’re very proud of the girls.  My niece is taking up Hotel and Restaurant Management course in one of the popular colleges in Ormoc City.  I am happy to say that she is very interested in this course.

As we know, college is a new experience.  Unlike high school, everything in college needs to be promptly accomplished with diligence and patience.  Most of the subjects, depending on the courses taken, are intense that you do not even have the time to go out to have a little fun because your focus is to finish the requirements to get good grades.  And if you are a working student, time is very important.  An effective time management leads to a successful problem-free and worry-free school year.  I was a working college student so I know how hard it is to manage my time to work and study.

I tell you, the new generation now are very lucky that technology is easy and convenient.  The Internet can be accessed for free in most places where free Wi-Fi is offfered.  That means they can do research papers on a subject matter more conveniently.  The Internet is one of the effective tools to find and obtain knowledge.  It is a tool for everyone to take advantage of when it comes to gaining or gathering information.  There are many great helpful sites that college students like my niece can use with their school projects.  Research and comparing information is very important to obtain more resources.  Honestly speaking, not all people are good in writing.  I am one of them.  And I think my niece needs help with writing her term papers and stuff, too.

Online writing service like PrivateWriting.com can be of help not only for my niece, to other students, but also to everyone who are not confident with their writing skills or doesn’t have time to do their writing assignments.  Here’s why:

  • The complexity of the writing task is handled by professional writers.
  • Services rendered:  Essay writing, Proofreading, Resume, and Presentations
  • The type of writing service is flexible based on the complexity levels.
  • Affordability of service.

The website is easy to navigate and each subject matter is categorized accordingly.  If there is one thing I would like to improve in the site, it is the font size.  The text in the contents are a little small for me though.  Anyway, I think this is an outstanding online writing service that will give you quality essays, term papers, case studies, etc. for a minimal charge.

In college, you will be taught and trained intently because you are taking the field you are most interested in so when you’re done, it will help you become someone you want to be.  A little help wouldn’t hurt.  Hopefully my niece will finish her college education with flying colors.  There are many challenges in the years ahead but we are willing to help her along the way.

Implementing Discipline Measures To Your Kids Doesn’t Have To Be Violent ( Momimhar posted on October 26th, 2015 )

A week ago or so, a big chaos arose one evening at my younger sister’s household.  My sister was very furious when she learned that her daughter lost another cellphone – the second cellphone bought for her, to be specific.  That was the second incident my niece lost her cellphone and she said someone must-have stole it in school.  My niece is a freshman college student.  Anyway, so my sister got very angry.  When her daughter got home that evening from school and told her about the lost cellphone, well, my sister has gone violent.  In short, she hit her daughter.  She was unreasonably mad about the cellphones got stolen.  She was more concerned about the amount she spent on those s****d cellphones.  She was mad that her daughter’s not valuing the importance of everything given to her, that she is not seeing her studying her lessons and not updating her about what’s going on in school, that she’s trying to do her best to give everything to her kids even though their budget is very tight.  These were my sister’s sentiments towards her daughter that lead to hitting.

As usual, the ‘curious’ neighbors went outside their homes to see what was happening. According to my cousin’s wife, my sister was throwing things at her daughter including glasses.  My parents didn’t know about it until my cousin’s wife sent a text message to my mother telling them what’s going on.  They lived about three miles away from my sister’s house.  My cousin’s wife tried to get my niece out of the house and immediately took her to my parents’.

I was very upset when I learned about what happened.  My sister told me first and she said she have decided not to enroll my niece in the next semester to teach her a lesson.  I know they have a financial crisis but is that reasonable or not?  Then I called our mom last weekend and she told me that my niece has a few bruises.  You know, I felt sorry for my niece.  I am sure she didn’t mean to lose the cellphones.  If my niece was like other teens, she could have run away and not come home.  That could be a bigger problem.  I talked to her and she said she still wants to go to school next semester.  My niece was embarrassed and humiliated.  She trusted her classmates so much yet one of them betrayed her.  We are pretty sure whoever stole her first cellphone is the same person took the second one.

My sister is a good person but sometimes she becomes unreasonable when things get complicated and out of hand.  Her husband is currently working abroad yet they don’t receive enough budget for the household and for the kids’ school needs.  She is doing the parenting responsibility all by herself for the last four years.

As of the moment, my niece is at my parents’.  I told my sister she’ll stay there for a while because things are still in heat.  Plus, if I was in my niece’s situation, it will take time for me to go back to my neighborhood after what happened that evening.  They have to realize things. But even if they realized their mistakes, what now?  Feelings were hurt.  Trust was broken.

Then I read my mom’s message this morning that my niece’s classmate will meet up in school to return the cellphone.  That b***h! ‘Didn’t think about the result of her evil doing to my niece.  My youngest sister accompanied my niece to her school.  I know my niece.  She doesn’t say anything.  She doesn’t fight back.  She is still young to be dealing with type of conflicts.

If you were in this situation, would you take the cellphone back?  Why and why not?

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Categories: behavior, family, family issues, niece and nephew, parenting

Birthday Party Themes for Kids – Making it Memorable ( Momimhar posted on October 16th, 2015 )

It is a common myth that making special birthday memories for your child has to dig a hole right through the center of your budget. In fact, kids are simple at heart, and that’s why we love them so much – they remind us of all the simple places where joy can be found.

With that said, here are some birthday party themes for girls and boys that will turn into lasting happy memories – without sending you into debt in the process!

Throw a Shapes Party

Circles, rectangles, squares, triangles – a Shapes Party is the perfect simple choice for the younger set (girls or boys). Not only is it super easy to organize a shapes party, from the food to the decorations to the games and favor bags, but even the littlest attendees will feel right at home identifying (and often ingesting) their favorite shapes.

Select a Theme

First, decide whether you want to select just one shape (for instance, circles) or feature all the main shapes.

power rangers themed cake

Power Rangers Themed Birthday Cake

What You Will Need

Your list of supplies will depend on your theme, but here are some easy ideas to use.

Snacks. Finding snacks in the shape(s) of your theme is as easy as a knife, cookie cutter or the pre-packaged goodies at big box retail stores.

Decorations. Balloons, big dot stickers (any retailer will have these), posters, photos and streamers are all perfect for a Shapes party.

Games. Same goes for games – from bubble wrap and blowing bubbles to post-it note Pin the Tail on the Donkey.

Party favors. Favors can feature small fruits, kiddie crackers and geometric stickers.

Similar Themed Ideas

Having a color-themed party (featuring one or all colors), a bubbles party (with everything bubbles) and a cupcake party (where the attendees bake and decorate their own cupcakes) are all fun and memorable variations on this creative theme.

Create a Party Photo Booth

Another fabulous way to create surefire good memories for your child’s birthday is to include a photo booth. You can make the “booth” yourself based on your party theme and snap each child’s picture as soon as they come in.

Keys to Making This Work

Of course, if lots of attendees arrive at once, your awesome and well-planned idea could turn into chaos! So here is what to do to make this work.

Choose your camera. A digital camera allows you to email photos to parents later. An instant camera lets you print the photos out and tuck them into the child’s party favor bag – or hand them to the parents at pick-up time.

a-girl with confetti

Choose your photo moment. Depending on the crush at the door, it can be better to take photos as kids are leaving rather than as they arrive.

Keep a list! One thing you don’t want to do is fail to recognize an attendee later (if your party includes face painting, costumes or other activities this can be a real problem you may face). So keep a list of names in the order of the pictures you take.

Designate a second-in-command adult to assist you. Here, while you are snapping the photos, your assistant will be taking down names and (for digital pics at least) parent email addresses.

There are so many great ways to make your child’s birthday memories special and long-lasting. Feel free to use these ideas, or they might help you brainstorm your own unique party!

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