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child safety car seat
As a car owner, one of the most important to me is the safety of my vehicle every time my family and I travel. It is not just something to compromise. Car safety is a MUST. I take it seriously. Besides, my life here in the USA is not complete without a car. It is one of the necessities to get around. And car shopping requires patience and a little know-how. Recommendations from family or friends should be taken into consideration because they can help with the decision-making in the long run.
Most people just look at car brands when buying one. They don’t take the time to look at the features and mileage capacity. All they think of is how they will look when they are driving an expensive car. I am not about that. I am about economic and safety features. So what car safety feature should we check for when buying a car?
When my husband bought my car, he sought recommendations from immediate families and he checked ratings and reviews on the Internet. He compared features and prices as well. One of the main concerns when buying a car is the Latch System in the back passenger seats. The Latch System consists usually consists of two sets of lower Latch anchors and three top tether anchors which you will find between the back and bottom seat cushions in the back passenger seats. If you don’t know about it, you may check it out in your car now. It is in compliance with the federal government law requiring cars manufactured after Sept. 1, 2002 to have a Latch System.
Under the seat cushions metal latches. Your car’s back seats should have four of these.
With this Latch System, you child’s car seats or booster seats will be completely secured. I recommend to go to your nearest Fire or Police Department for proper car seat installation. This way, you are confident. And to prolong the life of your car and your precious passengers, drive safely.
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.
Arrived at Seattle Airport Seattle, Washington.
Seattle Airport waiting for the train to transfer us to our gate.
Inside the train transferring us to our international flight gate.
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. 🙂
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Barrel ride. That red balloon is mine. 🙂
Obstacle course bounce house.
On a roll!
Hot air balloons.