Monday, February 19, 2018

Slimy Fun Night #SlimeaStressReliever

I think I am too much of a kill joy why I don't really see the fascination of slime lol.  The thing is, kids are so crazed about it and  my kids told me that it is a great form  of a stress reliever and I'm like, "What could they possibly be stressing about?"  They both told me, too much homework stresses them out lol.  I said, wait till you become an adult and  that's the least thing you will have to worry about.  Sometimes I forget that  my two young ones are just kids, that they need to  have fun and enjoy  their  youth.  So for the sake of having fun, we did a "slimy fun night".
Zimpli Kids sent me a pack of their  slime baff  where you can turn your bath water into a Gooey slime.  Since my kids are almost teens  and not to mention  their bath tub's drain doesn't drain  that great, we decided to just  mix the  slime baff into a bowl and let their fingers  do the trick.
The kids love the smell of this slime, it's  is so different from the slimes they have tried before.  They keep saying that if slime is edible, they would eat it because it does smells so good.
This slime baff  would be a  perfect one to have for  St. Patrick Day, the color is perfect for the occasion.  I love the fact that it is non-irritant and stain-free.  This slime is made in UK.  It is made from sodium  acrylate copolymer with strawberry scent.  
Since we mix it into a bowl only, the slime is so thick and  they really had fun picking it up and down.  This slime mix only needs  warm  water  and the fun continues!
They forced me to  really try it and join the fun.  I didn't want to be called a party pooper so I tried it too and they were right, it was  fun!  The only thing that I didn't like about this  is that, it is so sticky that it was really hard to clean up from your skin.
The way it feels on my skin reminded me of  the snails on the rice field that we used to  picked out and removed  from the rice plants.  I am glad that  I tried it because it brought back  some good memories I had with my parents when we were still living in a farm.  I was part of the cleaning crew that  removes the snail invasion from our crop.
The kids spent a couple of hours playing with it and after they got done, they did not want to throw it out so they keep it in a container with lid and save it.  My son sticks his fingers in there every time they  come home from school.  He said it  relieves his stress, lol.
Zimpli Kids also sent us a pack of Snoball BattlePack.  They  did one pack of it today and   thought they like it better than the slime but they like the slime's  smell better.  Zimpli Kids have Emoji product range coming soon, those looks fun too.They not only  offer  playtime range of slimes but they also have educational range which is super cool.  
Below is the video that I recorded while they are having fun with it.  
Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the complimentary product/s mentioned  for testing purposes and to help me  facilitate this review but  opinions are my own.

Friday, January 12, 2018

ELEVEN .. Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

My son was born on Martin Luther King's day so every time he celebrate his birthday, it is right around that week. This year, he is very happy because even though his birthday falls on Monday, they are off that day and they also got another day off today due to storm. He was excited when he woke up and I told him that school is cancelled. He exclaimed "Yes for a 4-day weekend!" Anyway, as he celebrate his 11th birthday, I wrote something about him to represent his ELEVEN years of existence.

E - Eldon.. I was going to name you after my Dad  but we  decided  that Eldon is perfect.  Everywhere you go, the  crowd seems to gravitate with you  because you have that very friendly personality.  EJ, as you grow up, remember that Mom and Dad would always be the rocks you can lean on, no matter what the situation is.  We love you  and your sister to the moon and back.
L - LOVING... I wrote that in all caps because you are such a loving  person.  You always  make sure to tell us how much you love us and we love you very much for that.  Although you are no longer little, in my eyes, you are still my little boy.  I think, you will always be my little boy who  always bring light and laugh to our lives.  Your  quirky sense of humor is very contagious!
E - Excellent story teller.  I always find joy in listening to you  when you are telling us stories.  Your animation is very  enjoyable.  You might exaggerate things sometimes but I still enjoy it.   Please continue to be you, we love you for who you are!
V - Vivacious.  As I have mentioned above, your bubbly personality  always  bring joy to anyone around you.  Your vibrant personality is what makes you  unique and genuine.  Don't stop being a vessel in bringing a smile to anyone's face.  
E - Exceptional is what you are.  I am biased in saying that because I am your Mom but other people see it too and because I am your Mom, what I think counts the most, right?  You will always be my  extra-special little buddy.  Thank you for being such a wonderful son to us and brother to your sister.
N - Nice is usually what  your  peers would describe you.  I always  find  joy in reading notes that your friends wrote you.  It makes me proud  to be your Mom.
Three more days Anak and you will be fully eleven.  Remember, try not to grow up too fast, okay?  Please don't rush to be a teen because you will have seven years to  enjoy it but you only have one year to be 11.  
Happy ELEVENth birthday Sweetheart!  May God always  protect you from harm and guide you in achieving your  aspirations in life.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

St. Joseph School Choir Sung at St. Joseph Church #Christmas2017

The St. Joseph Choir sung beautifully during the mass at St. Joseph church.  Mrs. Bernardi really did a great job in  coordinating all of these songs with the group of students.  I think masses are extra special when the choir are children, would you agree?
I don't go out  right away after the mass because I love taking pictures of the kids after the celebration.  Here's our daughter with her friends.  These lovely girls will be in 8th grade  next school year,, whew, where did the time go?  I can still remember the very first day I dropped my daughter off to school in kindergarten, I felt sick to m,y stomach as I walked away from school.  
The  church was well decorated for the season.  Lots of  beautiful poinsettia and a big nativity scene alongside a tall Christmas tree. 
The choir was  required to come  an hour early so they could practice before the mass starts.  I don't know how  the music teach can pull this amazing performances because they only have little time to practice with their  recess from here and there.  I really admire her  patience and  dedication in putting this all together.
These kind of performances really give the children boost of   confidence in performing in public setting.
My little guy look so handsome with his attire.  This little man is turning eleven years old in few weeks.  Whenever I shop for his Christmas gifts, I also shop for his birthday presents.  He said it is his favorite time of the year because after the Christmas presents, he will get  birthday presents a couple of weeks after that.
I think that sending  our children to a  small school has it's advantages.  Most of the kids are close and they get along so well.
Our son was  complaining about  me taking so much pictures after the mass lol.  I couldn't keep him to pose  for me.
Glad our daughter is up to it.  It's amazing how some of them got so tall and big all of the sudden.  Our daughter said that she's the only one that's not growing lol.  I told, it might be a good thing.  
They were friends  since kindergarten so they are very  close.  We did not send our children to pre school, I chose to teach them at home all of the basic that they could learn going to school at  that age.  I think we did good on that, they are both smart and seemed to not miss anything by not going to preschool in school.
Ahhh one more year and I will have a high school student.  
It was hard  recording a video since we were seated at the back but here are some of the videos.  The parochial priest, Fr. Dennis, started the mass by singing the Alleluia.  
Hark the Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
I hope that all of you had a great Christmas.  I wish you all a joyous and prosperous new year.  May it bring  good health and  lots of joy to your home and personal lives!

Slimy Fun Night #SlimeaStressReliever

I think I am too much of a kill joy why I don't really see the fascination of slime lol.  The thing is, kids are so crazed about it an...