Playing volleyball in the pool.
Yay for September! Is summer over yet? Nope. It’s still in the 90s here in Texas. Today was 97 F the highest here in Lavon.
It’s Labor Day. One of the official holidays here in the USA. Me and my family are just hanging out at home. Three-day weekend, baby! While my dear husband is grilling some chicken, pork, and sausages, I am relaxing on the couch while our darling daughter was busy playing with her My Little Pony characters. That’s what we love on a summer holiday-barbecue.
I don’t feel like doing much today. I am tired from the long drive last night. My friend invited us to her husband’s birthday party in Fort Worth yesterday. It was a double celebration, actually. Labor Day and birthday party. Most of our friends were there. I met new ones, too. It was nice because I met a girl from a neighboring town from mine in the island where I came from (Leyte, Philippines). What a small world indeed. Anyway, we had so much fun playing volleyball in the swimming pool. My daughter and I arrived at my friend’s house around 1:00 P.M. I still had the time to make some spaghetti.
The party was well-organized and we had lots of fun. My darling daughter enjoyed swimming with her little friend Toby. And she met a new friend too named Beverly. Tip: If you are attending a pool party and you are bringing kids with you, be sure you have life jackets or life preservers ready. And a sunscreen lotion or spray should be handy as well.
My daughter and I got home close to midnight last night. So I am still tired, and sleepy. Have a wonderful Labor Day, everyone! Enjoy!
It’s the month of June, everyone! That means summer is just around the corner. I hope the weather is wonderful in your areas. It has been raining like crazy here in Texas. Some lakes and rivers are overflowing. The one behind our neighborhood is super full that the water is almost on the road. Thankfully it didn’t. It’s supposed to be clear and sunny all week this week. 🙂
The lake’s water level.
Are you and your family excited for the summer vacation? We are. I cannot wait to go on a summer getaway with my family. I hope DD won’t get sick these days because there are so many kids’ activities during summer and party invitations too.
DD was invited to a couple of birthday parties. One was last Saturday and the other one was yesterday. She wasn’t able to go last Saturday because she was not feeling completely well. She caught a cold and ran a fever Friday evening. Her body temperature was 101.3 F and I was very worried. The next day, which is Saturday, she is still feeling weak. So we declined the birthday invitation and I let DD rest a lot on that day.
Then yesterday, Sunday, she said she wanted to go to Avi’s birthday party. So we went and joined Avi’s 8th birthday party held at one of my girl friends’ home. The weather was wonderful. The kids spent most of the afternoon playing in the backyard. Everybody had a great time at the party especially when it was cake time.
They found the swimming pool noodles and played sword fight. 🙂
Avi’s pretty pink Lalaloopsy birthday cake.
And you know what, behind the fun and happiness of this party is also a little sadness. Why? Because Avi and her family is moving. They will be moving to Tennessee next week. We will surely miss them.
DD (in green shirt) and friend singing Let It Go from Disney’s Frozen.
The Disney movie Frozen was a hit and children have been very fascinated with its characters – Princess Elsa, Princess Anna, Olaf the snowman, and Kristoff. My little girl loves the two princesses. She even wanted to have the dress up gowns. How I wish I can buy her the gowns for dress up. Right now they are still kind of pricey. But I am keeping my eyes open for good deals.
Yesterday, we visited my friend F. It’s the regular play date for our kids. I didn’t know that my friend prepared a big lunch for everybody because besides me and darling daughter, our two other girl friends came over. In addition, I was also meeting someone at her house to discuss an employment opportunity for me. That person happens to be my friend’s new friend. 🙂
Anyway, our kids enjoyed playing at their outdoor playground set. When it got very hot outside, they ran into the house and sang karaoke. It was nice that F and her husband have a karaoke system with songs downloaded in it. They have Disney’s Frozen soundtrack downloaded in the system. Man, the girls were like having a concert yesterday. 🙂
Our little girls enjoying being outdoors and with friends.
“Children learn best through their everyday experiences with the people they love and trust, and when the learning is fun. And the best place for these experiences is outdoors, in the natural world.” – Center for Families, Communities, Schools and Children’s Learning.
Your sister is the first female friend you will have in your life. Nobody will ever be able to understand your craziness like your sister. And although you don’t see each other as much as you would like, she will always remain your friend and be there for you whenever you need her the most. While people will come and go in your life, your sister will be in your heart for a lifetime.
I found this quote from someone on Facebook. I shared it on my profile and sharing it here as well. Yes, our sisters are our best friends. So love your sisters like you love your parents.
I miss my siblings, I love them so much.