Category Archive:milestone

School Supplies Shopping For Back-to-School ( Momimhar posted on August 20th, 2016 )

Gee.  I missed the tax-free weekend shopping this month.  Me and my family went to a week-long vacation out of state.  We went to Arkansas Diamond Mine State Park in Murfreesboro and to Wegner Crystal Mine in Mount Ida.  They have been in our bucket list so we were glad we were able to go and visit these beautiful sites.  Then we headed to Beaver’s Bend State Park in Broken Bow, Oklahoma.  For us, vacation is always about adventure, enjoyment, family fun, and relaxation.  Experiencing the places we visit and making great memories are life’s treasures.

Oh, you know what?  My darling daughter has reached another milestone.  She is going to Kindergarten this year.  I am in a sentimental mode right now.  I am a stay-at-home mom and I will be missing her during the day when she’s in school.  When my husband and I first brought up the idea of schooling to our daughter K, she said she doesn’t want to go to school because she will miss me.  And if I will drop her off to school, she wants me to wait for her at the school’s parking lot. 🙂 But when we attended the Back-to School Bash event last Saturday and Meet the Teacher Day Thursday, my darling daughter somehow began to show excitement.

School supplies for back to school.

School supplies for back to school.

Even though I missed the tax-free weekend, I still had great deals on school supplies for back-to-school.  One of the stores I like shopping for school supplies is Walmart.  They have great prices on notebooks, pencils, crayons, glue, binders…and others.  I finished the school supplies shopping today because I don’t have a plan to drive anywhere tomorrow.  I am going to relax, enjoy the last day of sleeping late tomorrow.  Because on Monday, our lives are gonna change so much – on the first day of school.

I am happy that we are in a school district where standardized school clothing are implemented.  I do not have to worry about buying new clothes for K.  With standardized school clothes, my laundry will be reduced to about 20% every week, I think.

I bought five assorted solid-colored polo shirts from OshKosh.com for $5.00 per shirt.  The two navy skirts were bought from Walmart for $8.98 each I believe.  I got two excellent condition khaki pants, one khaki dress, and one navy dress for free from the Back-to-School Bash outgrown uniform donation.  A pair of black Mary Jane school shoes were bought today from Payless Shoe Store for $14.99. Oh, I almost forgot the Shopkins backpack was $15.98 and Peppa Pig lunch bag $8.00 are from Target.

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Does The Amber Teething Necklace Comfort Your Child? ( Momimhar posted on January 25th, 2016 )

Baltic Teething Beads Necklace For Infants

Baltic Amber Teething Necklace For Infants

I wish I learned about this Baltic Amber Teething Necklace five years ago. I just found out about it when one of my friends who had a new baby few months ago bought one of these for her little girl.  It says it soothes an infant’s teething discomfort just by wearing the necklace or wearing it as a bracelet.  The natural succinic acid contained on the amber helps sooth the discomfort of teething.  But how?

I thought the baby has to stick the necklace in the mouth like the other teethers to sooth the swelling gums, but NO.  Silly me.  It doesn’t work like that.  The amber works wonders, I think.  Any how, this is an ideal gift for Christening and souvenir, too.

Remember that using this product should be under adult supervision.  Never let baby sleep with this necklace on.

How about you?  Did you or someone you know have used or are using Baltic Amber Teething Necklace for their teething babies?

*I got this item for free from Amazon.  All opinions are 100% mine.

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.

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