Category Archive:summer

Setting Up The Pool ( Momimhar posted on April 7th, 2016 )

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As warm weather approaches, you might begin to think about ways to keep the kids busy when they’re out of school or ways for the family to spend time together. A pool is the ideal type of entertainment, and you can often find pools that are easy to install and set up in the yard. If you’re looking for ways to save money, then consider wholesale pool pumps and filters. These are sometimes sold in multiples, so it’s best to find someone else who is going to set up a pool so that you can get the best deal possible by splitting the cost of the supplies.

Before you set up a pool, you need to find out if there are any limitations on the size, especially if you live in the city. Your local zoning office can give you the details that you need when it comes to where you can put your pool and if you need to stay within any restraints when it comes to the size or design.

Think about the depth of the pool. Your filter and pump will usually work depending on the amount of water that is in the pool, so if you find something that is a larger size, then your equipment might work overtime compared to getting something a little smaller. You also need to think about children and the depth of the water that will be safe for them.

Find a proper location in the yard for the pool. Make sure it’s flat, and place a plastic tarp under the pool so that there aren’t any sticks of debris that could puncture the lining. An idea is to clear off the area and add sand before placing the tarp. Avoid putting the pool under a tree as you don’t want leaves in the water. When the pool is in place, you can begin filling it with water. After the pool is filled with water, add all of the chemicals that are needed. You can also take this time to add any decorative details as well as the ladder and pump. All of this needs to be in place about 24 to 48 hours before you begin swimming in the water.

Throwback: Summer 2015 At Sea World San Antonio #SeaWorld ( Momimhar posted on January 25th, 2016 )

We did so much fun stuff last year.  We went on a vacation in the summer and attended kids’ activity parties during the Holidays. It was indeed another wonderful year and my family and I were very grateful for everything.

We went back to San Antonio last summer with our darling daughter.  It was 6 years since we were there.  We stayed in La Quinta Inns & Suites-Riverwalk.  I don’t know but my daughter likes La Quinta.  Though it was a very busy vacation, we had so much fun because we went to Sea World San Antonio.  It was my darling daughter’s first experience at Sea World.  She got to see the Shamu Show, Clyde and Seymour High Show, and got on some rides including the thrilling Journey to Atlantis.  That was her favorite ride she said.  Gladly it was mostly cloudy the day we went to Sea World.  The weather was just perfect for lots of walking in the park.  Still, we brought our sunscreen, towels, and three bottled water for us to drink.

The day before Sea World fun, we strolled by the Riverwalk and had dinner at Guadalajara Grill.  My favorite meal there was the Molcajete.  Then after a fun day at Sea World, we just enjoyed sightseeing by the Riverwalk around lunch time.  We got on a boat that tours around.  Interesting history and facts while boating.  Then we explored the Market Square in the afternoon.  My darling daughter got the chance to ride the mechanical bull.  She had so much fun.  We saw a lot of colorful clothing, souvenir items, home decor, and entertainment (singing) in the square.  At check out day, we went up to the Tower of the Americas located at the HemisFair Park.  It was very interesting and amazing experience to go up to the tower and read some stuff about Texas history.  DD and dear husband looked through telescope a few times and walked around while I was reading stuff.

Three days and two nights in San Antonio, Texas were worth it.  Leaving San Antonio, we were headed to New Braunfels for some swim and splash at #Schlitterbahn.  It’ll be in my next post.  🙂

Summer Is Not Over Yet ( Momimhar posted on October 11th, 2015 )

Beautiful day to be out in the backyard playing in the pool.

Beautiful day to be out in the backyard playing in the pool.

Although October is here but it’s a hot weekend here in Texas.  Summer is not over yet for us here.  That’s good I guess because my darling daughter enjoys the outdoors so much.  One weekend she asked me if she can play in her pool in the backyard.  Of course, she had to bring all her bath toys out with her.  🙂 After I filled up the pink pool I bought from Walmart for $8.00 last year, I sprayed some sunscreen all over DD.  I used Banana Boat Baby Sunscreen Spray on her because it’s non-sticky and non-greasy.

And just look at that little girl.  She asked for her Scoobydoo umbrella after a while. Ah, toddlers.  😀

Labor Day Weekend Pool Party ( Momimhar posted on September 7th, 2015 )

Playing volleyball in the pool.

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!

 

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Fun With Family And Friends Celebrating The 4th Of July ( Momimhar posted on July 22nd, 2015 )

The kids were chasing Uncle G with their Magic Balloons.

The kids were chasing Uncle G with their Magic Balloons.

K and friend lighting up sparklers.

K and friend lighting up sparklers.

Done with our fireworks. So we were relaxing and watching the neighbors' fireworks show. :)

Done with our fireworks. So we were relaxing and watching the neighbors’ fireworks show. 🙂

Happy Independence Day, America.  Happy 4th of July!

July 4, 2015

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