K and her friend Z.
Cheers! It’s Christmas time.
We had a great time at the Christmas Party at my dear friend R’s home first weekend of this month. We all agreed to have it early this year because one of our friend was leaving for Singapore and won’t be back until the week after New Year’s. Though we had to rush a few things a bit, everything went according to plan. Our theme this year was Great Gatsby. 🙂 It was a potluck and all the party needs and party supplies were bought from Amazon and Party City.
Black, gold, and silver balloons. The decorating crew was busy.
Gift wrapping crew.
The children had a blast. The games were very exciting and entertaining. Every child who were at the party was given a Christmas gift to open on Christmas Eve. Of course, grown ups exchanged gifts, too. We played the White Elephant Exchanging Gifts game and it was a lot of fun.
Darling daughter enjoyed the company of her friends as well. She said it’s one of the best days ever. I am glad. I want her to have great memories with her friends, too. Another thing is that, I want my daughter to learn the concept of sharing. In fact, she is now learning to let go of her old toys, outgrown clothes, and books and donate them which is good.
I had a very busy week…’know why? My darling daughter was sick for four days and I had to sub in a Kindergarten class today.
Sometimes, it is very depressing when our kids are sick. We don’t get much sleep at night. I myself keeps waking up checking my darling daughter’s temperature every couple of hours. When she is coughing at night, I wake up also and try to soothe her coughing. I feel restless. I worry a lot.
Her congestion is not too bad this time, though. I am relieved about that. No severe nosebleeds either. We are keeping ourselves as healthy as possible because of the flu season and I heard many cases of it this year. Last winter was quite a challenge for us, health wise.
There are also absences at school due to sickness. Teachers are getting the flu. Some students go to school even though they are not feeling well. They should rest at home for three days, at least, if they are coughing and running a fever. I just feel bad hearing some kids coughing non-stop in the classroom. 🙁
Home remedies to soothe the cough and colds are not that difficult. I always give my child freshly made lemonade or Calamansi juice daily. At night, before going to bed, I rub Vicks Vapor Rub on her back. I put a little amount of Petroleum Jelly in her nostrils and spray Saline Nasal Spray to keep her nose moisturized because she is prone to nosebleeds. The linings in her nose are thin. Our humidifier runs full blast overnight. It helps keep the moisture in the air (humidity) in her bedroom. My husband and I keep this routine every night diligently. I think it is effective.
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Pretty Ladybug Birthday Party decor at cousin K’s 1st birthday party.
Cousin K is one year old.
Few weeks ago my darling daughter and I were invited to cousin K’s 1st birthday party at Play Street Museum in McKinney (TX). Oh how time flies so fast.
Enjoying the dessert while playing with new friends.
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.
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Carved pumpkin in the dark.
Candies are ready for Trick or Treaters.