Category Archive:Texas

Summer Vacation Corpus Christi Texas ( Momimhar posted on August 6th, 2017 )

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.

Swimming Lessons Level 2: Water Movement ( Momimhar posted on July 20th, 2017 )

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.

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Categories: hobbies, kids, lifestyle, summer, summer activities, summer fun, swimming, Texas, wellness

Winter In Texas – Snow Today ( Momimhar posted on January 6th, 2017 )

Collecting snow for a snowball.

We got a bit of snow this afternoon around 1:00 P.M. here in North Texas.  My darling daughter kept telling me since this Tuesday about the possibility of snow because her teacher said so.  I checked the weather forecast and it was clear all week and the freezing days are Thursday to Saturday.  I found no chance of  snow or rain whatsoever.

We lit up the fireplace yesterday because it’s freezing.

But when I was entering Walmart store to buy a pair of mittens for K close to one o’clock this afternoon, I saw flurries falling from the sky.  I thought it won’t last long.  As soon as I got home, the flurries turned into snow.  So when my darling daughter arrived from school,  we put on our winter coats, winter boots, and mittens then went outside and play in the snow.

Snow covering the weeds in the flower beds.

The water in the bird bath got frozen.

Throwing snow at me. 🙂

You know children are naturally curious individuals.  They always check on little things wherever they go, and whatever they do they will always ask  questions.  And we should be keen and ready to answer their inquiries.  One of the things that amazes them is snow.  What is snow made of? Why does it snow?  We know that snow is composed of snowflakes.  So K was checking the snow and saw snowflakes formation.  She said to me,

“Mommy, snowflakes have different shapes right?

“Yes,” I said.

Naturally formed snowflakes differ from one another through happenstance of formation. (Wikipedia.org)

She found two and pointed at them so I can see.  I won’t even see them immediately, those tiny little snowflakes on the plastic chair. 🙂

Two tiny snowflakes. K’s pointing at one of them.

We had fun playing in the snow.  K’s most favorite thing was when she found two beautiful snowflakes.

K’s outerwear – Hawke & Co. Outfitters (birthday gift from dear friend)

Boots – Crocs (gift from Na-Na and Paw-Paw)

Panda hat (from Na-Na)

Mittens – Faded Glory

Jeans/Pants – Gymboree

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Categories: fireplace, home, indoor outdoor activities, kids, snow, Texas, winter

Give Thanks All Year Long ( Momimhar posted on November 19th, 2016 )

Thanksgiving arts and crafts.

Thanksgiving arts and crafts.

Give thanks — all year long.  Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Zootopia Movie Date With Na-Na And Cousin #Zootopia #DisneyMovie ( Momimhar posted on March 7th, 2016 )

It is another birthday celebration this month.  It’s Mom’s birthday.  Since we didn’t come over last weekend, K and I drove this afternoon to Tyler to visit our beloved folks.  And also to be with the family since K and I will be traveling and will be gone for eight weeks for our vacation.  We had a pretty nice plan during our visit and birthday celebration.  First was watching Zootopia with Mom and a cousin JA. He’s already on Spring break.  K was looking forward to this movie since it’s first trailer show when we saw the Inside Out movie last year.  Cousin SR had gone to Dallas with her mom and dad, cousin P was in school, and Paw-Paw was busy installing the new microwave oven he bought from Lowe’s, so only the four of us went to watch the animated movie from Disney.

We watched the Zootopia movie at Studio Movie Grill.  It’s one of those cinema chain where you can dine inside the theater.  We ordered popcorn and a few drinks for us.  To me, I rate the service 3 out of 5 stars.  Because it took a while before our orders served.  Well, I understand the busy work because there were so many viewers in the theater.  But you have to really watch it when you order drinks especially for your kids.  I ordered Strawberry Icee.  I did repeat the order more than twice to the server.  When it was served, it tasted different.  I am pretty sure it was not Strawberry Icee.  I don’t know if there was a mess up with the orders or what, but I am pretty sure that the drink they served wasn’t the one I ordered.  So Mom complained about it.  They took off that particular drink from the bill.  I suggest that you should take the first sip of your kids’ drinks when you’re at the movies.  It’s dark in the theater you know.

Anyway, my daughter liked the movie.  It was funny and thrilling.  My favorite funny part was when Officer Hopps and Nick went to the DMV where sloths are the employees.  You have to see the movie to find out why. 🙂  Okay, second in the plan was to let K play with her cousins.  That’s always in my agenda whenever we come visit. Lastly, was to spend the night so we have more time with Mom and Dad.  K loves being with her grandparents.

Bad weather started coming this morning – thunderstorms, heavy rains, and strong winds.  There’s a Flood Warning everywhere until Friday.  It was raining hard when we got out of the cinema.  It’s getting nasty so we will just go home tomorrow.

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