It was a very pleasant day driving today. We are here on Padre Island in Corpus Christi, TX. It is our small family’s summer vacation this year. Darling daughter is very happy because she’s been wanting to go to Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts. So we had to try going to the one here in Corpus Christi. If I was not mistaken, were were in two Schlitterbahn Waterparks four years ago. We went to one in Galveston Island and the other one in New Braunfels. We all liked the two locations. Schlitterbhan in Galveston Island was indoors. Though the Schlitterbahn New Braunfels wasn’t, there were lots of shady areas because of big trees within the resort. We’ll see if this one in Corpus Christi is nice.
The targeted time to leave the house didn’t go through. We were supposed to be on the road at 9:00 A.M. today, but we had to leave around 11:00 A.M. instead. It was an 8-hour drive overall from Lavon (TX). We arrived at our destination around 7:00 P.M. and headed towards the front desk to check in and everything. After that, we drove to the beach and relaxed a bit. Then we ate dinner at La Palma Mexican Restaurant off S. Padre Island Drive and Whitecap Boulevard.
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My darling daughter and I had a great time at my friend’s home last night. She and her husband hosted a birthday party for three of our friends, and it was our second sleep-over their house. There were dancing and lots of fun games. K enjoyed the dancing part. There were lots of food, drinks, and dessert. Though it was grownups’ birthday party, the young ones were given the time to have fun dancing and play kids’ games at the party. When it was time for bed, we got ready and tucked ourselves to bed at around 11:00 P.M.
We thought we were able to swim at my friend’s pool this morning but it rained very hard with thunder and lightning. So we will just come over next time to swim. 🙂
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.
Yay! We are back from l-o-n-g vacation. Yup! Two months vacation is quite long enough, don’t you think? Very happy that we had the opportunity to go on vacations and visit families and friends on the other side of the world. This is the the second time my darling daughter K went on vacation to the Philippines, but this time on me and her went. Daddy was a having a big project at work that’s why he wasn’t able to go. Of course, it could have been way more enjoyable if he was with us.
Fissan Prickly Heat Powder
Although the weather in the Philippines was super hot and super humid-because it was hot season (summertime)- was able to adjust to the warm environment. The first couple of weeks (we arrived March 22nd), was pretty hard because K had prickly heat rash. So I bought my favorite heat rash powder called Fissan. It works wonders on prickly heat. I apply the Fissan powder on the affected skin after bath day and night. Somehow Fissan prickly heat powder soothed K’s discomfort because of the heat rash. K felt bored and felt a little awkward with my parents. She even told me that she wanted to go back home (Texas). She missed her daddy, the house, her toys, and her bedroom. But as soon as my nieces and nephews came over and got to talk and play with her, she was fine. And we talked to daddy almost every day via Skype.
It is very amazing how the communication technology has improved through the years. Eight years ago, we did not have an Internet access because my parents do not have computers and smartphones. We were only able to communicate through prepaid cellphone once a week. Today, we can chat any time we want to using our smartphones. They don’t have a monthly Internet subscription so they only buy Internet credits from a telecom company, where they bought the sim card from, to be loaded in their phone for about $1.07 and register the credits to be able to use the Internet for three days. Sometimes the signal is poor so there are times credits are wasted. That’s disappointing and frustrating.
Anyway, glad we’re back to our home sweet home in Texas. Looking forward to our future vacation to the Philippines in two years.
My darling daughter is growing fast that I am almost not aware that she will be in Kindergarten this year. Oh how I adore her being so sweet and smart. Sometimes, but not very often, she is testing the length of my patience. Like what happened during our vacation in the Philippines two months ago.
My niece and nephew enjoying a night’s swim.
It was a very fine evening at the Sabin Resort Hotel. My siblings and their kids were with us spending the weekend to swim and have fun since it’s summer vacation and the school is out. My niece and nephews were swimming that night. K saw them in the pool and she asked me that she wanted to join them. I said no. Because as you know, she already get in the pool around 4:00 P.M. and I told her that if she go swim, she’s not gonna go night swimming with her cousins after dinner. I asked her twice if she really want to go ahead and swim without her cousins. She said yes. Okay. So I let her because she insisted, and she agreed she won’t get in the pool again after dinner.
When she’s done swimming, we had dinner with the family at the resort’s restaurant. After about an hour, my niece and nephews went ahead and swim in the pool. K saw them having lots of fun – splashing and chasing each other. But kids are kids, you know. K was jealous. She came to me and asked if she can go in the swimming pool and join her cousins. “See. They’re having lots of fun,” she said. I reminded her about our agreement. I told her that we talked about that earlier. Calmly, I recalled everything to her. But of course, K gave me that sweet-begging-kind of look on her face. It was precious but I have to be firm.
She really wanted to go in the pool.
She said, “I will just sit down on the edge of the pool and feel the water on my feet.”
I said, “Not even that one.”
See our kids sometimes play tricks on us. If we give in, we lose. They will think that we don’t have one word. We have to be firm on what we agreed on. It is part of good discipline.
I am glad that my daughter didn’t fuss on that. She knew her boundaries there. To take her attention away from the swimming cousins, I suggested we leave the pool and take a walk towards the seawall. And guess what, we found a treasure. A hair tie. 🙂
Blue hair tie. Finders keepers. 🙂