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The aquarium and beach

July 21st, 2009 · No Comments

beautiful beach scenery
This weekend (Friday) we took the kids to the aquarium and the beach. They had a great time. I think I had a better time than they did. In retrospect, I few thing made the day a blast.

We went with our friends who also had kids. It seems that children enjoy activities when there are other rug rats around. Also parents get to have fun with other adults. My friend dared me to take a dip into ocean ,but I was reluctant at first because the water was cold. That did not hinder the kids.I eventually gave in and was a happy that I took a dip. My wife and her friends also got their feet wet.

Having a great times does not require spending great money. The aquarium had admission by donation. That saved us a lot of money. Also the the beach was as it alway is free. However,the experience was priceless. I think the kids had more fun at he beach than the aquarium. Maybe the saying that the best things in life are free might be true.

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Build a Cap

July 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Build A HatWe try to do fun and interesting things on the weekend. This weekend we ended up at the library.I thought that it would be boring ,but my daughter had a great time. I think adults don’t appreciate the simple things in life. Shame on us;they really can teach us profound life lessons. Go kids!
Today, the library had arts and crafts day and my daughter built the trendy cap you in this post . The next time your are looking for fun and affordable activities do yourself a favor and check out your local library. I am sure that lots of fun will follow Sunday,but I think the cool cap takes the prize this weekend.

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July 9th, 2009 · No Comments

It is official;our daughter will be starting preK in September. We got the letter today. “We are please to inform you that your child has been accepted into our Prek program……..”.

The first week will be a short week. The first day is only one hour. The second day will be 2 hours. Finally, the third day will be a full day. Her full day will be from 830-230. I plan to take her in the morning ,and her mother and brother will pick her up in the afternoon.

Where did the time go ? It seems just like yesterday she was on her back and could not even roll over.Today, she is telling me that big girls go to school and that she is going to school in September. She has grown up so fast;it is scary. Hey it is what it is. Life will going. We just have to make the best of it and hope for the best. At least she is potty trained. Believe me that was a huge challenge. But she did it.

Exciting times are ahead.

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how to save money with coupons

November 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Most of us are feeling the effect the strain that the economy is having on our wallets.
Everyone is trying to save money wherever they can.If you don’t use coupons to save money, then you should start. I found a great videos that show how we could save almost $700 a year by clipping and using coupons.

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Bumpy Ride

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” ~ Bernice Johnson Reagon

Having our second bundle of joy has made very happy but we are dealing with some challenges.

Our daughter is still very jealous despite have almost all of our attention. She tries to play with the new baby but she is unintentionally rough even though we tell her to be gentle. When she grabs or pull him, we tell her that she is hurting her brother ,but she repeats the same action soon afterwards.

We have take some actions to baby proof our home. We alway lock the bedroom door when we leave him to sleep. We set up a intercom system so that we could hear him. Remember how active our daughter could be with him.Lately,she has been picking the our bedroom room lock. So today, I went to Home Depot and bought a chain lock to further secure our room when the baby is sleeping.

Dealing with the jealous will take some patients. My wife and I are try our best to be patient with our daughter. We are hoping the she will grow out of her jealously when she starts school.But her doctor said that might be wishful thinking. I think my daughter means well ,but she just does not realize that she is being rough with her brother.

Having a second child will takes its toll on your marriage, but you have to stay balanced. My wife are spending less time together but more time with the kids. This is a given and we realize this. But we still spend time together after the kids fall asleep. We enjoy spending times drinking tea together and laughing about the funny things our children do daily.

Challenges bring out he best in all of us. Embrace challenges !

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