Wednesday, May 13, 2015

mother's day

The kids and I went to the mall for Mother's Day. The husband knows that he married an ever practical woman so instead of spending money on flowers he decided to let me spend his money shopping for things that he said I would rather have. The kids and I had fun going from one store to the next mostly window shopping. The little man helped keep an eye on his little sister while I looked at price tags clothes. We spent hours roaming the mall which was packed that day. He wanted to go to the music store so we went and, again, window shopped. No, we did not need anything from the music store so we just looked at pianos, tapped some drums, and wondered what fender princeton 112 plus are for. Then we got out to check out more stores. The little girl did not want to go. She likes musical instruments, see. The louder, the better. But we told her we cannot stay too long because there were still so many stores to visit. Fortunately for us, she was on an amiable mood that day. I did end up buying several tops and a pair of shorts for me and several tank tops for the little girl. We ended the day with good food and a plan to do it again another day. Next time, the little man said he will go bungee jumping. We will see about that. :D
  

Sunday, May 10, 2015

field trip

The little man will go on his last field trip for the year. He is very excited because his father will chaperone said field trip. He has been wanting one of us to go on one of his educational field trips but we did not get to go because of schedule conflict and regulations/restrictions on the places they have to go. This time however there are no conflicts so daddy gets to go with him. He has been talking about the trip for days now. He said he cannot wait for the day to come. They already have planned what food to bring and what to wear for that day. I hope that they will have a good day.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

mad over hats

The little man is fascinated with hats. Every time we go to the store to shop and he sees a hat on display, he tries it on. Then he talks about how good he looks in it. If that does not work, he begs his father (he knows daddy rarely says no) to buy it for him. I have to intervene most of the time or he will end up with plenty of hats which I think is ridiculous considering he is only eight. When, by chance, he got on a website Eli's Western Wear he went straight for the hats. He said he "needs" to get him a cowboy hat. And, oh, sissy should get one too. You can only imagine his reaction when I said no. I mean, how many hats does a kid need? And he only wears them to school on hat days which is like once or twice a year! I did tell him that he can buy all the hats he wants when he starts earning his own money because when I said he can use his current savings to buy the cowboy hat he wants he adamantly said no. I must admit, he looks really good wearing hats.
 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

he is growing up

In a few weeks, the little man will be done with second grade. He will be in third grade where he was told that he will be joining with the "big kids" on the other side of the school. In his school, the big kids, the third to fifth graders are on one end of the school building while the younger kids are on the opposite side. I can understand, and like, this arrangement because it is safer this way for all the kids especially during recess. But my baby boy is growing up and so he will be where he belongs, with the big kids. He will have to go to different rooms for (advanced) classes for English and Math because he qualified for the state's gifted and talented program. He is very excited. He came home the other day with a checklist of the expectations for third grade and aside from being worried about having more subjects, he said he is actually looking forward to third grade. I am the one who is not really ready for this. I worry about him being around kids who are older and bigger than him. Also, I know he wants to act like a big kid and who knows what he might do at the playground. Silly, I know but I cannot help it. The husband said I should not worry too much. I know I need to toughen up. This is not something I can stop from happening. I just need time to get used to it. Perhaps the summer break will help me with the transition.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

musical instrument

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Friday, September 19, 2014

get the help you need

When a person gets in bad financial shape, one of the options he has is to file for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy, as I understand it, is like wiping the slate clean. This means that a person can start over financial-wise. Not everything will be forgiven but I think that the creditors will not be able to collect anymore. I am not sure about judgments but this is where bankruptcy lawyers come in. It is a big financial step so a lawyer who has knowledge about these things should be contacted to help so everything will be done legal and proper. Before considering for bankruptcy though, a person should look for other ways and means to get out of financial trouble. Bankruptcy should be a last resort, if ever.

Monday, May 5, 2014

a little beach time

We went to the beach yesterday. It was our first time to go in weeks. The kids and I were dressed for warm weather because it was warm when we left the house. The temperature at the beach was different though, it was still cold especially with the wind blowing hard. Nobody thought to bring a jacket and all of us were really cold. We did tough it out though, we let the kids decide whether or not to stay and since they said stay then the adults did not have much of a choice. The kids played in a tidal pool where the little girl got soaked because she decided to take a dip. They did enjoy the short time we spent yesterday. There were not a lot of people save for some people who were walking with their dogs. People can bring dogs in the afternoon and that is when we get to see lots of dogs, big and small with their cute little dog tags. I had to make sure the kids did not run to the dogs so I had to move which was a good thing to keep me warm. I told the husband we need to go again but it will be when we know the weather will be really warm so we can spend longer hours at the beach and the kids can play until they ask us we need to go home instead of the other way around. It is good to live close to the beach.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

pre-registered

The little man came home one day last week with a registration form for school. It had information in it to register him for second grade in his school. I thought I would wait until school is over before I do it but the husband said to do it now in case there are a lot of enrollees next school year. It is better to make sure he is already on the list so he will have priority over other kids who will enroll in the coming school year. So, I did it last night. He is registered for second grade. My little man, who a lot of people thought will not do good in school because of his bossy attitude and his lack of "training" (i.e. preschool and kindergarten) for regular school. He is growing up quick and is getting so big he is almost my height (just so you know, I am not tall :D). I am proud of him and his accomplishments in and out of school. We clash over a lot of things because I have a tendency to make him do what I want while he insists on what he wants. We always make up though. I never fail to say I am sorry when I know I am in the wrong and I have been teaching him to accept his faults the same way. He is so much better behaved and it helps that he has a good teacher because he is blooming into an intelligent child who thinks independently. I hope he will keep on doing good and that he will have a good teacher next school year. Congratulations kuya. Keep up the good work!