Category Archive:Texas

Boo on Ballard Glow in the Park Fall Festival 2017 ( Momimhar posted on November 4th, 2017 )

With the Tooth Fairy of Wylie Children’s Dentistry

It was one of the awaited event every Fall season-the Glow in the Park and Boo on Ballard Fall Festival in Wylie, TX every last Thursday of October.  We always go every year.  My darling daughter enjoys trick or treating and seeing some friends downtown.

Lots of activities and all the stores in Downtown Wylie participates in Trick or Treat.  Glow in the Park is held at the Olde City Park while all the trick or treating and Fall festivities are held inside the downtown business area.

Boo on Ballard Street in Downtown Wylie, Texas.

There were free hotdogs, water, and cotton candy, zip lining, bubble pit, face painting, barrel rides, and disco.  Lots of fun!  Almost everyone were in their best Halloween costumes.  This year we got to see the Tooth Fairy.  We weren’t able to catch her last year. Yay!  K was very happy.  The Tooth Fairy granted K some pixie dust.  So sweet. 🙂

I am glad that we had a nice weather in this event.  Last year’s was very chilly.  We didn’t get to do the foam pit because I did not bring extra clothes for K.  So she just spent most of the time in the playground.  Then we ate hotdogs, tried out TCBY (The Country’s Best Yogurt) frozen yogurt place on Ballard Street and went home at 8:00 P.M.

Free hotdogs and cotton candy.

TCBY – The Country’s Best Yogurt on Ballard Street in Downtown Wylie.

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!

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