Category Archive:childhood memories

Boo on Ballard Glow in the Park Fall Festival 2017 ( Momimhar posted on November 4th, 2017 )

With the Tooth Fairy of Wylie Children’s Dentistry

It was one of the awaited event every Fall season-the Glow in the Park and Boo on Ballard Fall Festival in Wylie, TX every last Thursday of October.  We always go every year.  My darling daughter enjoys trick or treating and seeing some friends downtown.

Lots of activities and all the stores in Downtown Wylie participates in Trick or Treat.  Glow in the Park is held at the Olde City Park while all the trick or treating and Fall festivities are held inside the downtown business area.

Boo on Ballard Street in Downtown Wylie, Texas.

There were free hotdogs, water, and cotton candy, zip lining, bubble pit, face painting, barrel rides, and disco.  Lots of fun!  Almost everyone were in their best Halloween costumes.  This year we got to see the Tooth Fairy.  We weren’t able to catch her last year. Yay!  K was very happy.  The Tooth Fairy granted K some pixie dust.  So sweet. 🙂

I am glad that we had a nice weather in this event.  Last year’s was very chilly.  We didn’t get to do the foam pit because I did not bring extra clothes for K.  So she just spent most of the time in the playground.  Then we ate hotdogs, tried out TCBY (The Country’s Best Yogurt) frozen yogurt place on Ballard Street and went home at 8:00 P.M.

Free hotdogs and cotton candy.

TCBY – The Country’s Best Yogurt on Ballard Street in Downtown Wylie.

Tradition – Thanksgiving Luncheon At School ( Momimhar posted on November 19th, 2016 )

Turkeys in disguise.

Turkeys in disguise.

K’s school had a Thanksgiving Luncheon Thursday.  The Pre-K and Kindergarten students had lunch first at 10:15 A.M.  My darling daughter was very happy and excited because there were so many parents, grandparents, and guardians came to join at lunch.

After lunch I walked K to her classroom and saw their turkey arts and crafts displayed on the wall in the hallway.  It was a family project to disguise the turkey.  In the picture below, K was pointing to her turkey in disguise as a Japanese girl.

Thanksgiving Lunch at school

Thanksgiving Lunch at school

It’s pretty nice to be able to join my child in school’s events and special occasions.  She feels happy and confident.  I feel the same, too.

I am also glad that many parents, grandparents, and guardians join their students in this special holiday and keeps the tradition going forever.

First Day Of School – Kindergarten ( Momimhar posted on September 15th, 2016 )

Darling K's first day of school. Kindergarten.

Darling K’s first day of school. Kindergarten.

Hi, everyone!  It’s back to school already.  How’s your summer vacation?  Did your children enjoyed their summer relaxations?  Where did ya’ll go?

AC’s 5th Birthday Celebration ( Momimhar posted on November 6th, 2015 )

Disney Princess Rapunzel birthday cake.

Disney Princess Rapunzel birthday cake.

Oh it was a happy day for AC, K, and Lexi.  Because it’s AC’s 5th birthday!  My cousin Em wasn’t planning to hold the birthday party at her home.  But with the help of our dear friends, AC’s birthday party was a successful.  The little girls had a fun.

K was very excited to help AC open her birthday presents.  🙂 A few of her gifts are:

American Girl Doll – Rebecca

Toddler Girl Clothes

Lava Lamp

Sofia The First Kitchen

Large Giraffe Stuffed Toy

K is helping AC open her birthday gifts. :)

K is helping AC open her birthday gifts. 🙂

Kids’ birthday parties doesn’t have to be extravagant to make them happy on their special day.  A small simple celebration at home can be satisfying and enjoyable even if it’s the last minute planning.  Thanks to our dear close friends who came and helped Emz.  Here are few tips how to make the small birthday celebration at home memorable and fun.

  • Order the cake and cupcakes from your favorite grocery store like Tom Thumb, Kroger, or Walmart.  They can make the cake available the next day.
  • If the schedule is hectic, invite close friends three days in advance for a potluck birthday party and ask their help if they can bring food.  It’s proven on our end.
  • A small crowd of guests also makes a difference.  Too much crowd can bring stress to the little ones.
  • Birthday party games are optional.  At AC’s party, we didn’t have any party games.  We just let our kids play in the living room while the grown ups were busy chatting and stuff.  🙂

As with the food and drinks, below are a few suggestions what to bring to the potluck party.

  • Spaghetti
  • Mixed vegetables stew
  • Pork or beef stew
  • Cooked rice
  • Green salad
  • Pansit (rice sticks noodles)
  • Assorted fruits
  • Roasted chicken
  • Soda, juice, and water

Halloween 2015: Do You Visit Other Neighborhoods For Trick or Treat? ( Momimhar posted on November 1st, 2015 )

It’s Halloween again and time for Trick or Treat.  I thought it’s gonna rain last night.  It was raining hard all day Friday while my darling daughter and I were visiting my cousin Em and her girls.  We talked about her daughter AC’s upcoming birthday next week.  She’s turning 5.  Oh, how fast the years go by.  And coming next month is my dear K’s 5th birthday as well.

Anyway, yesterday was a nice day.  Though it was gloomy and chilly, it didn’t rain so we were able to do Trick or Treat last night.  I bought the candies and chocolates Friday night at Dollar General.  We’re thankful that there is a grocery store nearby where we can buy stuff we need immediately.  As per the pumpkin carving, we carved it yesterday afternoon.  K picked the pattern from the Pumpkin Carving Kit I bought for $.59 cents last year.  It’s a bat.  Last year’s Halloween pumpkin carving was Ariel of The Little Mermaid.

Big orange pumpkin.

Big orange pumpkin.

Daddy is carving the pumpkin.

Daddy is carving the pumpkin.

Candies and chocolates are ready.

Candies and chocolates are ready.

As usual, darling K was very excited to do Trick or Treat.  As soon as it got dark, we went ahead trick or treating.  It was really chilly last night so I brought our jackets with me because it was quite a long walk around our neighborhood.  After we did our trick-or-treating in our neighborhood, K wanted to go see her cousins AC and Lexi and wanted to do trick or treat at their house.  So we drove to Nevada Lakes.  Do you go to other neighborhood to Trick or Treat?  It’s the first time we did it.  We thought they weren’t home yet from an event in town but they have been home for a while and started trick or treating at the houses next block from theirs.  I heard a familiar voice echoing in the dark.  Then I knew it was them.  I let K call AC’s name.  AC answered in wonder.  Then K called her name again, running towards them.  The kids were glad to see each other.  It’s the first time they Trick or Treat together.

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

Una Verse and Ginormica. :)

Una Verse and Ginormica. 🙂

The buckets got heavier and the girls were tired.  ‘Twas time to go home.  We visited at Em’s for a little while then K and I went home.  The kids had fun.

How about you?  How was your Halloween Trick or Treat?

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