Hello! It’s August. I bet most of you have been to your summer getaway already. It is always enjoyable to be vacationing with the family especially when the school is out. I can’t wait for our family’s summer vacation to Corpus Christi this year. It is going to be a wonderful one for sure.
It is summer season so it is super hot and humid. We are definitely going to the beach and Schlitterbahn Riverpark in Corpus Christi-North Padre Island. So we are going swimming! I have been shopping for girls’ swimwear at every online stores and nearby stores. I was looking for a cheap swimwear but not compromising the quality of the material. Of course I wanted something that has a good SPF on it. I also looked for designs and styles that are neat. My darling daughter wears a life preserver or life vest every time we go swimming. Sometimes she gets rashes from the life vest. So I preferred buying a rash guard swimwear set and I found them at Gymboree.com. They had the set on discounted sale with free shipping. Plus, an extra 20% coupon was sent to me since I am a Gymboree Rewards member. So I purchased the set for $8.00 including taxes with free shipping. Good deal huh?
I always find great deals and high quality kids clothing at Gymboree. These summer dresses were $3.50 each at the store. I bought two for K, and she said she likes them.
Swimming lessons at YMCA.
This week is my darling daughter’s second level of swimming lessons. The class is introduced to water movements. The first level swimming class was about water acclimation where the students were taught to feel confident in the water so they won’t be scared whatsoever. Level 2 is about water movement. Students are taught about recommended and proper water movement in swimming. Also, breathing techniques are introduced as well as proper floating and to get off the water by themselves.
K was joined with my friend’s daughter Ari because my cousins’ are on vacation. The instructor teaches the students in the 5-feet deep water then takes them to the 8-feet deep water for the jumps.
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 🙂
Open swim at YMCA
Speaking of swimming, we registered darling daughter in a swimming class at YMCA. It was a 30-minute swimming lesson for eight days with open swim for parent and student after each lesson. Because K cannot swim five feet distance in a 5-foot deep water, she is a beginner which makes her join Level 1-Water Acclimation.
My darling K is enjoying her swimming classes so far. Her swimming instructor seemed to be competent. Swimming instructors at YMCA handles at least two to maximum of four students per class. K wants to continue and in two weeks, she will be in Level 2-Water Movement. Hopefully she will become more confident in the water so she will learn a lot in the next level. I need to buy her swimming cap and goggles next weekend.
Hello! My mom and I are having breakfast at 10:30 A.M. My dad said that we will be back to being night owls because school is out. He is funny. 🙂
It’s the first weekend of summer break. My mom and I are going to visit her best friends in Fort Worth today. One of them, Tita N (tita is Tagalog word for aunt), is holding a birthday party for three of the lady friends at her house. We are spending the night at her house also. It would be fun because I really really would like to see the cats, Bambi and Brutus. It is going to be fun!
Okay, this is all for now. My mom said we are going to Dollar General to buy some drinks to bring to the party.