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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Kalahari Fun Water Obstacle

I gave my husband the camera  when the kids took off to swim because I had to stay  in the table where our things were.  We rented a locker but apparently, the lockers are  so small thjat it only fits a bag and some  small stuff.  If I could have known it was small, I would have just kept the money and just  guard our things my own, that's what I did  with the other things anway.
 But anyway, my husband  said that the kids liked this  obstacle course set up which they call American Ninja obstacles lol.
 Bopth kiddos are very  competitive so they made a bet that whoever drop on the water loses.
 So here they go.  Glad both of them are strong for this type of activity.
 As you can see, Rylie has two more  floats to go through and EJ still has three.
 .. and he dropped on the water at the ast one lol.
 It was a nice competitive race for  them.
EJ was bummed but Rylie was happy she completed the course without falling.  Rylie is a lot more cautions that him so in situations like this, she would always prevail.   They really had a blast out there.  They temporarily forgotten about Winter.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Roboworld at Carnegie Science Center

These photos were taken two years ago when we celebrated  our son's  7th birthday.  We don't do birthday parties anymore   so we take our kids  in places where  they can enjoy and at the same learn some things.  We have never been to  Carnegie Science Center so we thought it would be an awesome time to  explore on his birthday.  
 I just remember these photos   that I have forgotten to  post because I was thinking EJ's birthday this coming Friday.  I can believe my little man is   turning 9 already, whew!
Anyway both of the kiddos were fascinated by the robot displays in the CSC.  
They were  amazed how this  robot can accurately shoot  the ball in the basketball ring.
 Rylie is into this  sketchbot.  You can basically  sketch anything and the machine will build it for you.
 They patiently watched how  their sketches  were built.
 "That is so cool" was their exact statements.
We had a fun time  at Carnegie Science Center.  I would like to go back there again.  

5 Punk Rock Accessories Every Rocker Needs

Punk rock is one of the big head-turners of the fashion world. Nearly everyone has a bit of a punk side, making all of these items a wonderful investment for a night out; especially for a good rock concert or Battle of the Bands. It is a very youthful fashion statement that applies for anyone.

Duct Tape Wallet 
The duct tape wallet has been popular since its inception during the duct tape craze, nearly 15 years ago. Duct tape is now available in hundreds of different prints, meaning there is something for everyone. These wallets are a cheap, wonderful DIY project for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Tripp Clothing 

Tripp pants continue to go in and out of the fashion spotlight. These hot pants are a well known brand, with a wide variety of styles and colors. From skirts to chain laced pants, they have a clothing item for virtually any event. They are affordable and budget friendly as well.

Black Nail Polish 
Black nail polish will always be a core item in punk rock and gothic fashion. Both men and women use black nail polish, as black is the go to color in this sector of fashion. Many punk rockers have black hair and an assortment of black clothing, so the polish compliments these items nicely.

Printed Leggings 

Leggings are a favorite among punk rock women. They are comfortable, affordable, and are available in a wide variety of prints and colors. They are commonly paired with long shirts, jackets, and heavy combat boots. They are very slimming in contrast to the bulkier clothing. As the popularity of leggings continues to soar, nearly any print can be found: galaxies, kittens, unique designs, and even cupcake prints!

Tons of Jelly Bracelets 

Jelly bracelets are thin, small, flexible bracelets that are commonly seen worn by the dozens. They are rather cheap and quite comfortable to wear. As punk rock evolves, it seems that the jelly bracelets continue to be seen and worn due to their simplistic design. They are also available in a variety of colors; but again, black is the preferred and most widely available color.

Turning to the punk rock world of fashion is an exciting experience. It is a daring fashion that allows for a lot of character and personality, which is why many turn to this look. It is also easy to put together and most items are very affordable.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Christmas Day 2015

The kids was part of the Christmas pageant at church so we had to leave the family gathering early.  Christmas pageant is an annual play of the  St. Joseph's students depicting the life of Jesus.  My son's part was  the  chief  shepherd.  The pageant is heald before the 6 o-clock mass.  It was a really good presentation.
 We took some photos  at home after church.  When my husband holds the camera, the photos comes in many different faces lol.
 The kids went to bed around 9 o'clock.  MY son reminded us to go to bed early so Santa wouldn't  pass our home.  Hubby and I  spent almost three hours, assembling the   gift that Santa have for the kiddos.
 We thought we will be able to sleep in on Christmas day but the kids were very excited to open gifts so they  woke us up at 6 am wahhh. I was so tired and sleepy.  When we went to the living room, all the gifts were taken out and piled up according to who it was for lol.

  It was funny, my son was  bummed out that they couldn't  find any gifts from Santa underneath the tree or anywhere in the  main house.  Santa actually left all his gifts  at the basement so I asked them to let the dogs out and they finally saw their  gifts when they  went down there.
 EJ got the  "professional" art kit that he wished  for.
 Daughter couldn't wait to see the  bean bag chair that she's been wanting for Christmas.
Her brother loved her  bean bag chair so he said he wants one for his birthday which is coming up  in three weeks.  Time flies, EJ is turning 9 years old.  Oh boy, where do the time go?
Hubby thought we didn't have  anythingwrapped for him but we were  sneaky about it.  The kids  got him somethingand I got him somethingas well.  Of all the people, we couldn't  forget  the man of the house.
 Ryestein got an artkit  from Santa as well.
 She also got her bother this nike set that we found  on sale when  she and I went shopping while the boys  watched the Star Wars movie.
 Theylove the  iPOd cases that we got for them.
Funny to hear them say "this is the best Christmas ever" every year!
 They got an air hockey from Santa.  Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus  had  a hard time putting this together lol.
 It is a great joy seeing them enjoy what Santa bring though.
 Even their Dad is having a great time playing with them.
 I hope you all have a great and merriest Christmas just like we did.  Iwish you all a  joyous new year! Shadow Shots

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Secret Santa Shopping

Today,  I asked my husband to take a day off.  He is  actually off on Fridays but he  called off work last MOnday because he was  sick.  He wanted to work today so he doesn't have to use his PTO but  I told him that we have some  errands to do.  "Santa" has to finish gathering all the  stuff he needs  before Christmas and so we went.  We tried to  finish doing  our secret shopping  before the kids get out of school.  
We wrapped  some gifts for   friends and relatives and they delivered it today before they went to their piano  lessons.  

While EJ was taking his piano lessons, we drove around Marland Heights and see some Christmas lights.  We were  happy to see that the Marland Heights pool was also lit up.

 I would love to have this in my yard.  I will go to the store when Christmas is over and see if I can find  one like this on sale.  It would be nice to have one next year.

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