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Nov 16, 2017

Pumpkin Carving 2017 what did we carve?

I’ve got to blog about our 2017 Pumpkin Carving with the family and plus we have an additional member of the family circle. No! I am not pregnant again. The newest member because my niece is with us this year and it is her very first time to carve pumpkins. You see, we don’t do this in the Philippines, we don’t have this much big pumpkins or not that I am aware of. So, this year is an extra special for working on it.

The place where we used to buy our pumpkins doesn’t have much grown this year. They said they have a bad/slow year for good pumpkins and so, they have limited good ones for sale. 
Getting ready... opening and gutting their pumpkins

Niece tracing her pattern

Messy table...

We ended up buying to the local store, and not sure where exactly it is originated. Still, we heard that one of our local farmer’s still has some good pumpkins left. And we drove our way to the place to get the rest of the 2 pumpkins. We have 4 this year.

Looking for the prototype isn’t hard nothing like before. All I did is to seek out online for the ones I sought and so was the rest of the family. We selected JACK from the Nightmare before Christmas, OWL’s Head for my 7 years old [thankful he finally joined to carve the pumpkin this year]. I’ve got the GRAVEYARD one and since my pumpkin isn’t too big, it was very hard to carve those tiny and thin parts. I managed it and come up with somewhat pretty close.
 
All carved pumpkins ready for display
My husband picked his own outline as he was busy fixing our Water Heater Tank as it was leaking in, which is another story that I would like to share next time. He has multiple patterns, nevertheless end up with a MAD PUMPKIN feature. Not sure specifically, yet it turned out to be pretty awesome.
 
Left to Right.... Son and Niece [Owl's Face, Jack from Nightmare before Christmas Movie]

Left to Right.... Husband, Mine [Monster Face, Graveyard]

We never forget to save the seeds of course, and since we have big pumpkins, there are more seeds as well. We baked and seasoned it, then munched it as a snack. This year, the husband didn’t cook it well and so we still have more sitting on our table, wondering when will it be eaten.

Moreover, we have put our pumpkins outside the house for decorations, lit the candle we have inside and it looked even better.


What about you? What did you carve this year? How fun was your pumpkin carving with your family?

Nov 2, 2017

Halloween 2017 Kid’s Costume this year!

I have all things figured out since last Halloween of what my kids going to wear. Of course, the little one will always or has to wear the hand me down costume of his Kuya when he was his age and thank goodness for the safety plastic bags that keeps the clothes clean and new the little one’s costume still looks brand new. Mind you it is 4 years old now.
 
Robin's eye were close..didn't notice it until seeing this picture...

My two Super Heroes .... Robin [Teen Titans] and Captain America [Avengers]

With Ate Pretty...A not so Wicked Witch....


Kuya K has worn it when he was 3 years old and now our little one will turn 3 on December yet, he is big enough to wear the costume, in which I find it just perfect for him to be Robin.

Caleve is a Robin or the Captain of the Teen Titans Cartoon Character. I’m happy that he wore the mask. And that he was all dressed up when I got home from work. Very excited to walk for a trick or treat.

Kuya wished to be one of the Avengers and so it was also a perfect timing when I went to Walmart to purchase an on Sale Costumer for him. It was 50% or 70% off of that time, I can’t remember and I’m not buying something that he will only wear once or twice for a full retail price. I’m cheap when it comes to this product because they are expensive if you don’t wait until clearance or when they become Sale, which I can get 90% off or free.

Captain America is missing his Shield, I totally forget about that until my Papa mentioned where is his Shield? It wasn’t included in the costume when I purchased it, also it was lame of me not to make him one. My Papa suggested to use a lid of a wok instead, but I have not time to make it anymore. The good thing is that they don’t have enemies that day, for my son to use the Shield….lol!

And as for Pretty, it was un-intentional for her to join the trick or treating. Yet, I’m happy that she put on some makeup and became a Wicked Witch. We don’t have a costume for her, but she did wear a black clothes after all.

She joined the gang for a trick or treat house to house, never intended to join, however, everyone kept asking her if she would like some candies, and that’s when she decided to just go trick or treating with the boys.


They got lots of candies, but not as many as last year. Of course, it didn’t help when the weather outside was 43F cold and windy. The fun thing is that even though they went home early, they go house to house for a trick or treat candies also it was Pretty’s first time to go trick or treating.

Oct 7, 2017

Preparations for a Home Renovation

There are many different types of home renovation projects. You might be doing something very large and involved like adding a new room to your home. You could have a smaller project like replacing the cabinets in your kitchen. Whatever the case may be, it is important that you know the right steps to take so your home renovation project is completed as quickly as possible with no mistakes. The procedure for preparing your home to be renovated will be basically the same regardless of the size of the project. Here are the steps you will need to follow.

1. Decide exactly what will be renovated.

Ideally, you should try to avoid making any changes at the last minute when it comes to your renovation project. This can create serious problems and might cause your project to take a lot longer to complete. Your contractor will be hiring people, renting equipment and ordering supplies based on the renovation plans you initially discuss with him. Changing your plans at the last minute might require different equipment or materials. Therefore, you should make all of your final decisions before you contact a home renovation contractor.

2. Look for a contractor to be in charge of renovating your home.

A contractor is a person who makes a living by overseeing construction crews on various renovation projects. This person will be in charge of all the people who will be renovating your home. Needless to say, it is crucial that this person knows exactly what he is doing. He needs to have a firm grasp of the project so that he will be able to make sure it is done correctly. You should hire a contractor with at least five years of experience. You should also look at some of the other homes the contractor has worked on.

3. Prepare the area of your home that is going to be renovated.


You need to be sure the area where the construction crew will be working is prepped and ready to go when they get there. You should not have any junk laying around that will need to be picked up and put away when the crew shows up to your home. Make sure there will be enough room for the workers to use their equipment. The workers should also have easy access through your home in the renovation area.

Swimming Lesson Fall 2017

 

Another season of my first born’s swimming lesson. And this time, he is doing great, no longer shy turd, but now becoming more interactive with other kids and he seems to be doing well.

Last year my husband’s Aunt had to go down by the pool to encourage him to swim back and forth in order to get used to swimming and to practice the skills even more.

This time, I’m glad I don’t need to go down right next to the pool and walk just for him to swim and practice more.

It was a nice and fun beginning of the season, there were so many students with different aids to help them.


Looking forward to be better in the next few weeks. 

Oct 6, 2017

Designing Cornhole Boards

Cornhole is a fun game that you can play outside with your family and friends. It's easy to set up and doesn't take up a lot of space. There are numerous designs that you can create with cornhole sets, such as sports themes, hobbies or favorite colors. You can add lights and special effects to the boards for added flair. If you like making the sets, you can go into business creating them so that you can make a little extra money.

Before you make or buy any kind of cornhole boards, you should look at the dimensions. You want to get boards that are made to the proper specifications instead of using boards that are uneven or don't have the right number of holes in them. There are certain distances that the holes should be from each other. The design of the board shouldn't be so dramatic that it interferes with playing the game. Avoid using colors that are too dark because you won't be able to see the holes to throw the bean bags. High-gloss paint often makes the surface slippery, which can make it easier for the bean bags to slide when they are thrown.

A benefit of cornhole boards is that you can create any kind of design that you imagine on the surface. There are a few ideas that you can follow to make your boards really stand out from others that have been designed. Glow-in-the-dark paint makes it easy to play the game in the evening. Lights are another option if you want to play at night instead of during the day. Position the hole so that it's a part of the overall design. Ideas would be where the eyes would be on a face or skull or windows of a house. If you aren't good at drawing, then you can get decals to put on the boards. Make sure you seal the decals in place after they are placed so that they don't get ruined by moisture. Another option is to get bags that match the same design on the boards.

Easter Sunday 2017, Easter Bunny came by too

This is a very late upload and post. Just can’t keep up with everything at once, plus I’m slacking a lot and the supposed to be posting this simple post to keep everyone updated.

Anyways, this was last Easter Sunday, when Easter Bunny actually came and bring goodies to the kids. After church, the kids had fun digging up their Easter basket. They even have a big box that I don’t remember what it was.



It was a fun to watch the kids and their goody baskets and all, and thinking about the Bunny who hopped from house to house to deliver the baskets to good kids is another fun to think.


However, I never forget to tell them the importance of why we are celebrating the Easter Sunday. It’s about Jesus Christ, who died on the cross to save us from our sin and was risen on the third day.

Sep 26, 2017

Kid’s Safety with their Car Seats

“This is a sponsored post. All opinions is 100% mine.”

As a parent, all I wanted for my children is to be safe no matter where and what. My husband and I make certain that we have given them not the perfect, but good car seats while they are still little. We make sure that safety comes first, knowing no matter how careful we can be on the road, accidents do happen, and if that happens then we wanted to ensure, provided that it is not a disaster one, everyone in the car will be alright.

So, learning from the expects and to those who have knowledge about car seat safety is a great and perfect example to ensure we have done the right way of installing our kid’s car seats.

We don’t want to regret that when things goes bad, we couldn’t listen and done what is best for our precious ones.


Cars.com, provides a video and article for you to interpret about car seat safety. Simple and proper way to install them in your vehicles. This is also a nice way  to share with new parents, single mom and dad out there who were na├»ve about this new adjustment in their life. It’s simple to have no car seat installed in your car, however when you have your bundle of joy with you. It is best to have them installed properly. 

Sep 14, 2017

I have a Second Grader now Plus a Senior Student too!

Time flies so fast! After all the things that happened during the Summer Season, I almost didn’t realize that I do have now a Second Grader Student. I tried to hold back my tears for the First day of school because I know even if it’s okay to be emotional, I just don’t want it.

Also, this time, we have our niece all the way from the Philippines to become a Senior this year at Frewsburg High School. It would be a totally adjustment for her, because not only through her studies as the whole culture itself.


They said that it’s easy for kids to adjust and adapt the new environment, however, we want to make sure that she is comfortable and happy with the new place. Temporarily she’ll stay with us, since she went to the School District in our town, and by law you must be living within the District.

Everyone woke up early on the first day until now and hope it will be like this until the end of this year.

Everything seems pretty jolly and happy with our Second Grader and Senior Students.

And after school, they both have a great First day. All I can hope for is a great school year for both, especially to our Senior Student.

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