Category Archive:milestone

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

Pumpkin Patch At The Blase Family Farm In Rockwall ( Momimhar posted on October 27th, 2015 )

Goat: "Let me tell you a secret, Lexi."

Goat: “Let me tell you a secret, Lexi.”

a-pumpkin patch-hay ride

Hay Ride

Jumping into the hay.

Jumping into the hay.

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

Silly girls. :)

Just being silly.  🙂

And we got to take free pumpkins home.

Encourage Your Kids To Participate In Physical Development Programs ( Momimhar posted on October 8th, 2015 )

My darling daughter and I went to her tumbling, gymnastics, and cheer class this afternoon.  I was glad that I didn’t forget the schedule today because we missed the first day of classes last Thursday.  K was very excited to try this new skills and physical development for toddlers.  As much she loves jumping, K loves tumbling as well.  I noticed that she got bored in ballet class when she was 3 so I decided to let her try something else that I know she enjoys.

We arrived at the recreation center 10 minutes early but the in-charge let K inside the classroom.  The room is big and wide.  The props are ready and waiting for the kids to show up.  There were six children in the list but only three of them came including K.  The other one, though she was inside the room, didn’t join the activity.

The girls and their pom poms.

The girls and their pom poms.

It’s a 30-minute class which is good, I think, because toddlers get tired and bored easily.

The Wylie Recreation Center offers fitness and developmental classes for toddlers and young kids age 2-5.  Depending on the type of class, the monthly rates ranges from $25 to $125.  For members and Wylie residents, the rates are lower.  So if there are health and fitness programs for kids in your area, you can register may register your children.  I am sure they will have a great time.

My Sister Passed The Nursing Licensure Examination ( Momimhar posted on February 2nd, 2015 )

D with our parents.

D with our parents.

I am super happy and proud right now.  Yeah, can’t describe my feelings.  I received a good news from my family back home that my baby sister D, who graduated from college of nursing, passed the Nursing Licensure Examination (NLE) in the Philippines.  Oh my goodness it was a very happy day when I learned that she did it.  That good news was a great birthday present to me.

My sister graduated from college in April last year and took a review in a NLE Review Center in Cebu City, Cebu few months after her graduation.  I don’t remember the name of the review center exactly but I will update this post as soon as find out from my sister.  My husband and I were so confident about letting her join the review classes in preparation for the licensure examination.  Review centers help nurse graduates to learn techniques and strategies in answering the test.  The Board of Nursing changes the structure of the examination yearly.  So they have to study and review hard.

D is now a nurse. We are very proud of her.  The Oath Taking is gonna be held in Tacloban City, Leyte next weekend.  She and her classmates who also passed the examination will be registering at the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on that day.  Now my husband and I have to figure out how to get her over here in the US.  We want her to work here and get a Master’s Degree in Nursing.  We live in Texas and we want my sister to work in a hospital close to us.

If you know of hospitals that do sponsorship and hire nurses from overseas, please let us know.  Your help is highly appreciated.

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Dealing With Bed Wetting In Toddlers ( Momimhar posted on September 15th, 2014 )

Every parent’s desire is to see his/her child reach a milestone.  And there are lots of milestones to look forward to.  One of them is when the child learns how to go to the potty.  That is just an awesome achievement.  But we do not have to force the little ones to do it.  We can teach them how and wait for them when they are ready.  Potty training toddlers is not an easy task.  It requires patience.  But if you’re little tot is ready, potty training comes easy.

Well, my darling daughter is already potty trained.  I was very happy that day when she asked me to take her to the bathroom because she wants to go.  That was a “hurray” moment.  Did that mean good-bye diapers already?  No.  Not yet for us at least for another year maybe?  I still put a diaper on K at bedtime.  My concern is bed wetting.  There are nights that K pees while sleeping.  So I don’t take chances of that to happen without her diaper on.  Or else she will be soaking wet in the bed.

well beginnings diaper

 

well beginnings diapers

Thanks to  Well Beginnings™ Diaper and wipes for the opportunity to try them on K.  Not only the diapers are comfortable, they are very absorbent and leak-free.  The wipes are soft and smooth on her skin.  The wipes don’t leave any particles on K’s skin.  I like that.

baby wipes

The  Well Beginnings™ diapers fit just right on her and the snaps don’t hurt or poke her skin.  The price is affordable and you can find these at Walgreens.

But how should I solve bed wetting problem?  What I do is let K go before bed.  And I don’t let her drink much water at night.  These helps minimize the possibilities of bed wetting.

*I received the products mentioned for free and for review purposes.  All opinions are 100% mine.

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