Category Archive:childhood memories

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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Categories: childhood memories, Happy Halloween, kids, occasion, treat

Disney’s Maleficent ( Momimhar posted on June 1st, 2014 )

These two little girls are excited to watch a movie in the big screen.

DD and her cousin were excited to watch a movie in the big screen.

Here they are.  'Couldn't wait for the movie to start. :)

Here they are. ‘Couldn’t wait for the movie to start. 🙂

I took my little girl to a movie today.  We watched Disney’s Maleficent movie together with my cousin and a few of our girl friends.  My cousin brought her first born daughter with her, too.  The little girls were very excited to see a movie.  It was their first time to watch a movie in a theater.  So that was a big deal to them because, as we entered the cinema, they both said that the place is amazing.  🙂

The Maleficent movie was rated PG (Parental Guidance).  My darling daughter kept asking questions.  We watched the movie in 3D so we were given and used 3D glasses.  DD wasn’t comfortable wearing the glasses at first but I told her she will be able to see the picture way better with the 3D glasses.  She wasn’t scared of the battle and all that.  She was fascinated by the fairies and the creatures in the Moors where Maleficent lives.  The two girls got quiet and focused in the movie when Princess Aurora was born.  They were waiting for her to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel.  Of course, that was a part in the fairytale book that we read at home. 🙂

I was glad that DD behaved in the movie theater.  She even told me that she wanted our house to have a big screen, stairs and carpet like in the movie theater.  Uhm…okay?!  Hahaha!

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Categories: childhood memories, Disney movie, entertainment, kids, toddler stage

Nostalgic Summer Past Times To Keep Your Kids Entertained ( Momimhar posted on November 26th, 2013 )

Reminiscing on the summer months always creates a sense of nostalgia. Time seems to move slower, the chirping of cicadas in the distance is comforting and the sense of freedom and lack of discipline you feel is overwhelming. For some, summer means schools out, the briefcase is stashed to the darkest realms of the closet, the swimsuits are hanging on the line and there might even be a whirlwind romance worthy of Danny and Sandy. One thing I think we can all agree on is the best memories of our youth are the ones we experienced during summer. Now that we are a bit older (and hopefully wiser) the time has come to conjure up fun ways to keep our kids entertained throughout the holiday break. While we all know that they will be gallivanting around with friends for the most part, there are plenty of old timey activities that we used to do as kids that will still be fun for the even the most technological reliant kids of today.

Marshmallows around the Campfire

No one knows who created this age old tradition, but huddling on a couple of neatly placed logs around the campfire and casting a marshmallow over a roaring flame is a staple to any camping trip. It didn’t matter so much if you weren’t a lover of marshmallows, it was all about seeking the best stick to do the job and watching the marshmallow slowly transform into a flaming ball of gooey goodness. Everyone always had a different idea of just right, whether you like it blackened or whether you preferred is gently browned. Regardless of this, once you put it in your mouth, you realise that the sweet taste of the marshmallow had a secret flavour only known when roasted.

Relaxing at the beach

Beaches and summer go hand-in-hand, you simply can’t have a summer without paying a visit to the beach at least once. Spend the day splashing in the ocean, laying the sand with a mindless book, building the biggest sandcastle known to man or bury Dad up to his head and giving him a body made of sand.

Outdoor Water Party

Yes, I know, water consumption during the summer is important, but there’s nothing like running around in a shower of water on a sweltering day. Once the kids start to get bored of the sprinklers, then you can bust out the big guns – the oh so adventurous Slip ‘n’ Slide.

Summer is fun!

Summer is fun!

Kids having fun at the water park.

Kids having fun at the water park.

Staying cool at the movies

There’s two reasons why heading into the dark confines of a movie theatre is a good idea during summer. For one, you can beat the heat under the cool whooshing of the cinema air conditioning and secondly, you can revel in some of the biggest blockbuster releases of the year.

Friendly competition with a bike race

A little friendly competition didn’t hurt anyone, did it? While a leisurely cycle on a warm day is good for taking in the sights and surroundings, an adrenaline filled contest to decipher who is has the best road bike and the quickest legs to take them over the finish line reins champion for entertaining ways to fill the day.

What is your favourite summer memory? Tell us your story in the comments below.

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