Essentials For Every Field Day ( Momimhar posted on May 26th, 2018 )

Students had fun at the Field Day games

Water slide was K’s favorite at the Field Day.

The classic game of Tug-O-War. Field Day 2018.

Yesterday, Friday, was Field Day at K’s school. Everyone was very busy preparing the outdoor games, obstacle courses, bounce house, and water slide.  The children were very excited and couldn’t wait for the special day to come.

The night before, I prepared the important things K may need according to the school’s notice-sunscreen, towel, bottled water, change clothes, and snack/sack lunch.

Sunscreen

Because all the activities are outdoors and late Spring in Texas start to get really hot, it is very necessary to put on sunscreen. Even if it is a cloudy weather, putting on sunscreen is highly recommended to prevent getting sunburns especially on young children’s skin.  We’ve been using Banana Boat Sun Comfort Sunscreen Spray.  It has been our trusted protection against harmful UV rays for years whenever we go outdoors or to the beach.  It’s non-sticky feel after spraying gives it the advantage.

Towel and Change Clothes

Usually field day activities include water games.  Darling daughter said the water slide was her favorite among all the fun games yesterday. So she brought a towel and change clothes because, boy, the students were soaking wet yesterday from the water slide and sponge battle. They had a lot of fun.

Bottled Water

Of course, with constant movement in the heat, the kids needed hydration. And the most convenient item to bring was bottled water.  The only thing was, there’s no place to put those drinks in.  The crate was full of towels. So I had to look for a big plastic bag to put all those drinks in so I can carry them around.  Gladly one of the staff at the sign in area under the shade of the trees had an extra big plastic bag.

Sack Lunch and Snack 

I don’t remember if I ordered a sack lunch for K from the cafeteria weeks before the field day. So I packed her lunch anyway just in case I didn’t.  After the students’ completed all the outdoor activities, they went back to the classrooms and changed.  Then they proceed to the cafeteria for the dance party and yearbook signing. The students ate lunch in their respective classrooms after.

It was an awesome fun day. Good thing the First Graders were the first ones in the schedule to go outdoors before it got too hot at mid day. To end the day, they had Kona Ice to cool them off.  What a great day!

How We Get A Tan ( Momimhar posted on May 11th, 2018 )

S: “Your skin looks tan from swimming lessons, Kaylen.”
K: “No. My skin looks fair, dad.”
S: “Yes, you are getting a tan like your mom. Your mom gets a tan just by standing by the window on a bright sunny day.”

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First Grade Musical Program Ten Little Lady Bugs ( Momimhar posted on April 21st, 2018 )

Musical Program

It was a busy week for me this week. I volunteered at the Book Fair at DD’s school for three days and did a lunch cover for a 3rd Grade class Thursday.  Then it was darling daughter’s musical program yesterday.  She was shy telling me about it because she is not really into singing, she said. 🙂 There’s not much time for me to make an animal costume because DD said her part was a horse.  I was like, uhmm…what should I do? Good thing it was optional and K just wanted to wear Sunday best.

Gladly, dear husband and my brother-in-law made it on time before the program started. We had a great time. We are so proud of our little lady bug. 🙂

Traveling With Baltic Amber ( Momimhar posted on April 4th, 2018 )

I always knew that I wanted a big family. Growing up I had one sibling. She was younger than me, by several years, and it often felt as if I was growing up an only child. I daydreamed about what it would be like to run around with someone my own age, to experience life’s milestones at the same time, and to have a forever friend from birth. So when I became older and got married, my husband and I established that we would start with three children and discuss any further children at a later date.

The first three were pretty easy. None of them experienced colic, bad teething phases, and generally got along well with each other. Their pregnancies were some of the best times of my life, and my husband would agree. After welcoming our third child into the world, we decided that we would have one more. After all, we had three boys and wanted to at least try for our girl.

Six months later we became pregnant with our fourth and last child, a girl. From the start, her pregnancy was rough. I had terrible morning sickness, my face broke out in the worst acne I had ever had (including my puberty years!), and I couldn’t stay awake. The bigger I got the more everything hurt. From my head down to my swollen feet, I was a hot mess. To top it all off, my anxiety had shot through the roof due to the impending cross country move that my husband’s job had thrown at us a few weeks after announcing our pregnancy.

I was doing research one night on homeopathic cures for my aches and pains. A fellow mother had suggested amber teething necklaces due to the anti-inflammatory properties. I had used them several times with my other children simply on the recommendation from other mother’s who’ve gone through teething, but had never actually looked into how they work. I knew they had worked on my first three, I just never knew why or how.

Baltic amber is found near the Baltic sea and is made from the sap that’s collected from it. The resin in the sap contains succinic acid, the main component responsible for amber’s healing properties. Succinic acid, as stated above, is an anti-inflammatory. Amber has many benefits, though, such as it’s natural immune boosters due to its antioxidant rich oils, and has even been said to help cure anxiety. Baltic amber has been used throughout history for centuries in countries surrounding the Baltic sea for this reason.

How does it work? Amber works best when worn because your body can heat the bead up, allowing for the succinic rich oils to seep through the surface and into your bloodstream. Once it’s absorbed by your body, you’ll start noticing it’s healing effects instantly.

The information I found sounded perfect! Not only could I wear the necklace to help cure my pregnancy related aches and pains, but it would also help cure the anxiety I felt surrounding my life changes.

Right before we delivered our last child, we made our first cross country move as a family of five. Things weren’t easy. We all needed time to adjust to our new surroundings, but things were about to change even more because our daughter was born one week to the day after we arrived.

As was her pregnancy, the infant phase didn’t provide much change. She was a force to be reckoned with from the start. She had her days and nights confused, she had trouble latching, and she just overall was not as laid back as our others. When the teething phase hit, I knew something had to give. I put a teething necklace on her ankle and prayed for the best. In two weeks time, I had noticed a complete 180 change in our daughter. She was happy and content, she slept through the night, and her gum inflammation was down. I knew it had to be because of the necklace.

Amber necklaces are not just for teething babies. If you’re experiencing pain in your joints or muscles, if you suffer from daily migraines or even anxiety, try out a Baltic amber necklace from http://balticwonder.com for yourself! It didn’t only soothe my baby, it soothed myself during one of the most hectic times of my life. Trust Baltic amber, trust Mother Nature.

 

*This is a sponsored guest post.*

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Spring Break 2018 Plans ( Momimhar posted on March 12th, 2018 )

It’s Spring Break 2018.  What’s your plans? Do you have some activities in mind for your children to keep them occupied this week?  There are Spring Break Camps or programs offered by recreation centers and sport centers but I decided to just keep my child’s schedule open for local travels.  In fact, my darling daughter already planned how to spend  her Spring Break. Haha!

She has two fun places in mind that she wants to visit this week.

  • Sea Life Aquarium (Grapevine, TX)
  • Fort Worth Zoo (Fort Worth, TX)

Although she has been to SeaLife Aquarium before, DD enjoyed the sea creatures.  She likes watching them and she is interested in learning more about each one of them-especially the sharks. 😀

This will be DD’s second trip to Fort Worth Zoo, too.  She was two years old when we first went.  Two-year-olds don’t remember a thing.  DD went to the zoo in Dallas with Uncle J and Aunt D but she did not want to go back there.  So we figured she wanted to visit Fort Worth Zoo.

As I was finalizing our Spring Break 2018 schedule I thought, it’s all good.  These places are educational as well as fun. And they are not very far.  Yes we are having a staycation this week.  Our goal is to not spend too much in our travels because we are looking forward to a big vacation early next year.

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