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Saturday, April 21, 2018

John's 49th Birthday Celebration

It's been two months since my husband's birthday.  I was teasing him that in  another year, he will be a "golden guy".  Time flies and as we aged, we realized so many things.  First, we started noticing that  there are so many things that we can normally do easily when we were younger that it's getting harder and harder to do as we age.  Physically, our bodies become weaker and  less agile.  We do however become wiser right?  
My husband  gets frustrated sometimes because he can no longer  do things that he easily did when he was younger.  That's  one negative aspect of aging but it is always important to note that those younger years helped us  grow of what we are now.
But as he aged, he realized he have more patience.  He said, he used to be short-fused but now he is not, he is more understanding.  He always put himself to other peoples predicament and not judge.  He said, a lot of what he is now are rooted from his experience though all these years that he's been in the military.  Dealing with different kinds of people from different walks of life really formed his understanding of different situations. 
I always tell my kids how lucky they are to have a Dad like their father.  He always make sure that our kids are having fun and make sure that  they have what they need. 
On his birthday, mother nature  decided top dumped snow on us.   The first bowling lane we went to  was not operating that day so we went to the one in downtown area.  We did not want the snow to  ruin our plan of having fun.
Anyway, it was better on that bowling lane anyway. 
We love going to the bowling lane.  I wish we can do it more often but I am glad we do it on special occasions.
Overall, we  had a lot of fun on his birthday.  Traditional birthday cake is not on our book so we always get something that  the celebrant likes.  In my husband's case, he love cheesecake so that's what we got on his birthday.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Birthday Gifts for Our Little Man

I was looking at my children's   younger photos  through my old posts and it  it kind of make me sad a little bit.  I miss those  years when simple activities makes them so happy.  As they grow older, we find it a little challenging to find activities that they really do enjoy.  I wish I could  stop the time  so they would stay  young but I can't.  I am happy though of how they are becoming as individuals.  
Our son turned 11 last month and I can't help but be sad and  happy at the same time.  He is definitely growing up .  With our two children,  our son is the most expressive when it comes to  how he feels towards us.  I know that our daughter loves us as much as our son loves us but she  kind of keeps  her feelings to herself.  
Anyway, on his birthday, we took  both of them to Flight Trampoline Park.  We asked him what he wants for his birthday and this is what he wanted.  After our day of fun in Pennsylvania, we came home and  had some  pizza and  he opened his gifts.
He was very emotional after  opening his gifts and reading his sister's message to him  on the birthday card that she made  for him.  He gave each of us lots of hugs.  He is the sweetest kid I know.
You can tell  in his eyes that he cried, his siter was giggling when she saw him  crying lol.
I ordered him this  personalized mugs with a special dedication to his eleventh birthday.  Included in it are some chocolates.
He loved the  cars that we got  him.  He has a collection of cars but they are small, so he was very happy of these bigger ones.  I found them  online.  My plan was to buy eleven of them of  they cost too much lol.  I only bought the Lamborghini Veneno, McLaren P1, Yellow - Kinsmart 5393D - 1/36 Scale Diecast Model Toy Car, and the New style 1:32 Bugatti Veyron Alloy Diecast car model collection light and sound in red.  HIs sister also got him a  collectible car.
His Ate made him this card and he loved it.
Here's a video of him opening the gifts.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Christmas 2017 at Home

My kids are now aware that Santa  is  Mom and Dad but they are still  excited to open their gifts.  They were both  have cold   last Christmas so they stayed up a little late compared to the previous years.  I decided to  take a video of them .  

We always let our Jack Russell Terrier open  their gift first.  Our other dog, Bolt is scared so Champ always do the honor to do it.  We got him this  rope that is suppose to last long but our JRT broke it in less than 10 minutes lol.
My kids left me some hints on my desk on what they want for Christmas so it was easy to buy the gifts.  Books are number one on their list, then  they have their favorite snacks and games.  Friends  also gave them some  gifts so they got busy as soon as they woke up.  I woke up around 1 am that day and couldn't go back to sleep so I just got down in the kitchen and cooked some food

Overall, it was a nice Christmas for all of us.  My husband got me a  new camera and I love it.  Since he is trying to get back in shape, we ordered the Bowflex Max Trainer  for us to use, well, mostly for him.  I hope that we can both achieve our  fitness goal this year.  We want to be healthy and strong as a family so we included fitness in our weekly routine of schedules.