Pool, balloons, party
There are a lot of fun things going on this summer vacation. Besides swimming classes for darling daughter, birthday parties and special event invitations are keep coming in.
Yesterday, DD got invited to a birthday pool party. It was not a Luau Party. Just a typical kids pool party. Darling daughter enjoyed it very much. As you know, she likes swimming. My dear friends and I watched over the young ones because the pool was quite deep. That is why wearing a life preserver is very important even in a shallow pool. Age-appropriate and US Coast Guard approved life jackets should always be handy, and adult supervision is advised on young children.
Friends, happy kids, birthday party
As for the party, my dear friends and I had fun catching up while the kids were swimming in the pool. This is the very first time K and I went to a pool party. There were lots of food and we met new friends. It was awesome.
Bella’s birthday cake 🙂
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.
Baltic Amber Teething Necklace For Infants
I wish I learned about this Baltic Amber Teething Necklace five years ago. I just found out about it when one of my friends who had a new baby few months ago bought one of these for her little girl. It says it soothes an infant’s teething discomfort just by wearing the necklace or wearing it as a bracelet. The natural succinic acid contained on the amber helps sooth the discomfort of teething. But how?
I thought the baby has to stick the necklace in the mouth like the other teethers to sooth the swelling gums, but NO. Silly me. It doesn’t work like that. The amber works wonders, I think. Any how, this is an ideal gift for Christening and souvenir, too.
Remember that using this product should be under adult supervision. Never let baby sleep with this necklace on.
How about you? Did you or someone you know have used or are using Baltic Amber Teething Necklace for their teething babies?
*I got this item for free from Amazon. All opinions are 100% mine.
Your home may seem safe to you, but it is likely a dangerous place for babies. That is why baby proofing is an important step that parents of all experience should take. Unfortunately, some people don’t get their home ready for a baby because they think it takes too much time and money. This just simply isn’t true. In fact, below are a few simple tricks that you can do today to baby proof your home.
Invest in Finger Shields
Finger shield safety products are these nifty little devices that help prevent a child from getting their fingers pinched or shut in the door. They are relatively inexpensive and easy to install, which means there is really no reason not to have them on all doors in your home.
Use Wash Cloths
That’s right, I said wash cloths. These versatile pieces of fabric are not only for keeping clean, they can help keep doors closed while still allowing babies to turn the door knob. All you have to do is, while closing the door, position a wash cloth between the door frame and the door. Make sure it is on the same side that the door handle is on. You should be able to fully close the door while the wash cloth stays in position. You should test the door a few times by turning the handle and trying to open the door. When you want to open the door, simply pinch the wash cloth tight while you open the door.
Prevent Doors from Slamming Shut
You can easily and quickly use a bit of masking tape and an old towel to keep doors from slamming shut. While this method may not be the most eye pleasing, it is a great alternative for parents on a budget. To start, you will need to position a towel at the top of the door. The towel should be closer to the side with the hinges. You want the door to close most of the way while still staying ajar enough so that fingers cannot be squashed. If you notice that the door is staying open too wide, simply move the towel located at the top of the door further along. You can also cut the towel as needed if it hangs down too low. Secure the towels corner to the door by adding a bit of masking tape.
Sounds very clever, isn’t it? Baby-proofing made easy and worry-free, yes?
“I had so much fun!” K told me when we were in the car pulling out of the Baptist Church parking lot last night. We went to town for the 2015 National Night Out celebration. National Night Out is an annual event uniquely designed to promote year-round crime prevention, strengthen the police-community cooperation against crime, and build strong community safety awareness. Sponsors gave reading materials for everyone to read and small favors for everybody, too.
As soon as we got there at the Olde City Park in Downtown Wylie, where the event was holding, I let K try riding on the pony. I saw it has a long line so we started there because they might load the ponies back to their trailers when it gets dark. K enjoyed the ride. She said it was her favorite part in the event. Next she got to pet the goats and the sheep. She liked that so much that she went there and fed them after a while again. K was happy to know that there was a mini-petting zoo because she enjoyed petting the goats last year.
Feeding the goat.
I enjoy these kinds of community events. There is people interaction and learning. There are fun activities for kids and adults include:
- bounce house
- games in every booth
- face painting
- petting zoo
- fire trucks
- K9 Demo
- SWAT Team
- free food
- pony rides
Fireworks 2015 Texas National Night Out
And fireworks display concluded the 2015 National Night Out in Downtown Wylie, Texas. To learn more about the National Night Out please click here.