Friday, November 30, 2012

Recycled Arts

My Burritos likes to recycle things like empty bottles,  paper towels rolls, and just about  any empty containers at home.  They made these empty bottles into some cute  characters that represent their friends and  classmates.
What do you think of their creations?

Creating a Gift Registry for your Baby Shower

A baby shower is a wonderful way to celebrate your baby’s upcoming arrival and to get some much needed items for your nursery. However, putting together a gift registry can be an intimidating process, especially for first time moms. The good news is that with a few handy tips, creating your gift registry is a breeze. Companies such as New Arrivals Inc make it quick and easy – and fun.

 Start with the Basics

 No matter what, your baby is going to have certain basic needs. We all eat, sleep and wear clothes – your baby included. Keeping this in mind, you’ll need to choose items accordingly:

 A place to sleep – You have several options ranging from a bassinette to your own bed. However, two popular options are a crib and a portable bed (such as Graco’s Pack N’ Play). A crib is the traditional choice and if you choose a convertible crib, it’s a choice that can grow and change as your baby does. A portable bed is also a popular option both for travel and everyday use. Many families choose to have both.

 Food to eat – No matter if you plan on bottle or breast feeding, there are still plenty of items you will need. A large pillow (such as a Boppy pillow) is a great item and burp cloths are a must. Formula fed babies will need plenty of bottles and the wherewithal to clean and sterilize them. Breast feeding moms will appreciate having a pump and storage containers for milk.

 Diapers – Whether you choose disposable diapers or a diaper service, you’ll still need something to put on your baby’s bottom. You’ll also need plenty of wipes along with a container for soiled diapers. 

Clothes to wear – Babies go through a lot of clothing – much more than you would think. Between spitting up and diaper explosions, your baby can go through more clothing changes than Lady Gaga during a live performance. You can never have too many onesies.

 Have a Little Fun

 Once your baby’s basic needs are covered, why not have a little fun? After all, there’s more to putting together a nursery than taking care of bare essentials. Indulge your baby and yourself with a stylish nursery decorated with a fun theme such as nature, a favorite story character or a pleasing color palette. After all, you and your baby deserve the best.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

LIl' Fashionista

These photos were taken four years ago when we were still living in Korea.  My sister-in-law  made her some sort of a legging and she  paired it with one of  her top and other accessories.  Here we go, Mommy kept the camera rolling lol.
I'll leave you the last photo with a big smile to say, thank you for being part of our online life!  Happy Thanksgiving y'all!

Hottest Skateboarding Trends

Quality skateboards will always be in style. But the designs, fashions, and accessories that skateboarders enjoy fall in and out of vogue. What's hot today may be out next season.

Not sure what's in style now? Here are some of the hottest skateboarding trends to guide you:

Retro Plastic Skateboards

Glossy, plastic skateboards enjoyed their heyday in the 1970s. Now these discount skateboards are making a comeback and are among the hottest skateboarding trends. This durable, functional board has a cool, retro design that will make you feel nostalgic even if you weren't around to see the 70s yourself.

Hybrid Skate Shoes

The shoes you wear to keep a good grip on your board may not necessarily look good on the dance floor -- until now. Hybrid skate shoes give you the functionality you need when you're doing tricks on your board and the style you want when you're out with your friends. No need to keep a change of shoes, so you can pack light!

Upcycled Skateboard Jewelry

Show off your love of skateboarding by wearing cuffs and chains made out of upcycled skateboard parts. Ball bearing shells and bolts can become rings, strips of board can be molded into bangles, and other pieces can be turned into pendants and other fun accessories. Show off your love of the sport while also indulging in one of the hottest skateboarding trends of the season.

What are some of your favorite skateboarding trends this season? Share your thoughts on these trends in the comments!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Trio Thanksgiving Treat

I attended the  Thanksgiving  lunch of the three classes (Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade) at my  children's school last November 19, 2012.  I wasn't assigned as  homeroom mom volunteer but I went anyway because I did not want  my son to feel like I am neglecting his functions as he saw how I was very active with his sister before.
There are many Moms who attended as well which makes the little ones very happy.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Budding Artist

My daughter has been watching the tutorials about drawing different kinds of subject on youtube.  Here are some of her drawings.  She definitely has my husband's artistic side, I don't have any talent in drawing at all.  I am glad that there is youtube because  even if I don't send my daughter to an art class, she learns from watching video tutorials.

"Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age. "
 - Paul Klee -
My two Burritos are equally different, Ms. Burrito is a quick learner while the  Mister   takes time.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sleepy Eyes

Sharing old photos once again. My PC isn't well yet, the technician said that he could probably finish it by tomorrow so let's see. For now, I am uploading these shots when my kids were still little.
Mr. Burrito  is barely  a year old when these were taken.  We laughed looking back at these photos as he looked like so sleepy on the second shot.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Fire Drill

Oh I wish I could have my PC back, all the photos I have was there and it's killing me that updating my blog is hard without my photos.. sigh. This photo was uploaded before my PC crashed.
I wasn't in the school when the annual fire drill was held  but glad that one of the Moms who attended  took pictures and gave each of the student a copy.  This is the second grade class.  I am loving the  fire men  wearing pink shirt hehehe.


Me and my husband was invited to attend a meeting  by the principal of  our children school in order  to discuss a possible  special program for gifted children.  Our daughter  was recommended by her teacher  because she see a potential in her.  She was impressed when our daughter showed her  some of her  articles  and drawings that she did at home when she is off from school.  I am so glad that our daughter is doing so good in school.

It is my son that I am concern about, although he is doing good but doesn't take  it as seriously as his sister.  That is why I focus my attention in helping my son with his  homework at home because I know that he needs it most more than his sister.  I am also glad that I am a stay at home mom and I can teach my son at home.  Some Moms who  need to work has no other option but to  hire a tutor for their kids.  

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling rivalry is very common. My daughter was only nine months old when I got pregnant again. She got used to being our everything so when our son was born, she wasn't very happy. She was only 18 months old and it was very hard for her to accept that she had a competition to our attention.
For the most parts, she was very good to her brother but there were times that she would pinch him or bite him when she wanted attention.
It was hard for me too especially that  my family was far away, I felt like I  had twins lol.
Now that they are  bigger, sibling rivalry still exist.  It's a constant battle  that I have to deal with from time to time.
Time flies and I am glad that I got to  enjoy  motherhood in full at home.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Trick or Treat 2012

The trick or treat event here in Weirton was rescheduled last Saturday. Even though it was a bit cold, we accompanied our Burritos to go treat or treating so they could have fun.
Thanks for commenting.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

The photos below were taken at the pumpkin patch at Janoski's Farm. We bought three pumpkins, two small ones and one medium white one.
Squash is the only thing that I saw  at my country so when I see the different varieties of pumpkins here, I was amazed.  I like the pink pumpkin the most .
Going to a pumpkin  patch with my kids is so much fun!  Presenting  our outdoor fun to you.   Thanks for visiting!

Child's Happiness

I showed these  photos of my kids to a colleague and  she said in disbelief "You let your kids play in the leaves?  Do you know how much dust is in it?"  I told her that  my kids enjoy it and that a little dust  won't hurt them.  What matters to me is the fact that they  can enjoy what mother nature has to offer.  I personally think that this is better than letting your kids just sit in front of the TV or playing  games.  This is a good exercise for them both physically and emotionally.

As long as you clean  them up after they play and  let them eat healthy foods, they are okay.  Child's happiness comes in many forms and this is one of them.

Youth Leadership Graduation

Each year, Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a Youth Leadership for sophomore students different schools in Weirton and nearby counties...