We had a blast celebrating New Year’s at our humble home. Two of my dear husband’s co-employees and their families came over to celebrate with us. They bought fireworks and we had fun shooting fireworks in a cold New Year’s Eve. The kids had fun dancing with Just Dance on Wii U. We’re supposed to do Just Sing Karaoke too, but for some reason the CD didn’t play.
It was a great New Year’s celebration. We missed a few family and friends but they were sick and my brother-in-law and his wife already had a commitment ahead of time.
Happy New Year to you! Wishing you all the best of 2017.
It was a beautiful day. The temperature was so perfect that we were able to stay the whole time. So here’s the one of the much awaited event of the year in Wylie – the National Night Out (NNO) 2016. Since we discovered this special event two years ago, my darling and I together with my cousins join the occasion. This is also an event of appreciation to the community service workers who help us keep our community safe in peace and order. Also, this is an opportunity to meet the your neighbors.
Spin the wheel game
So at the NNO there were exhibits of firetrucks and air medics, distribution of safety guidelines courtesy of the city police department, K-9 training show, barrel ride, bounce houses, obstacle course, free food and games, and giveaways of complimentary items from sponsors and vendors. And, of course, fireworks.
We had so much fun. This is an annual celebration every first Tuesday of October.
Our daddy was watching the soundtrack video of the movie The Legend of the Black Scorpion starring Zhang Ziyi this morning. The video showed scenes taken from what is called The Forbidden City.
K: “What is that place called, daddy?”
D: “It’s the Forbidden City in China where the Emperors lived thousands of years ago. There are billions of people in China now.”
K: “Wow. I want to go to China.”
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.