Friday, July 30, 2010

Fine Clothing Made in America

Posted by Cecile at Friday, July 30, 2010 6 comments

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Ramblers Way. All opinions are 100% mine.

For nearly 8 years, my husband and I lived in a city. We like living in a city because we are close to everything, from hospital, school, work to church where we belong. But even then, we always talked about moving to a small town away from busy city life to a peaceful and safer place. Finally, after the long wait, our dream was realized when we bought a new house in a small town east of Texas. So far, we like living here. We are not only close to school but also we are in a place where it is peaceful and safe. Anyway, as we were driving around town, we couldn't help but feel sad to see many small businesses suffered because of the big businesses sprouting everywhere. Company where my husband works are outsourcing for cheaper labor leaving big department to close down, and that once caused him his job.

Good thing there is a company like the Ramblers Way Farm Corporation that sources, produces and grows their own wool clothing using 100% domestic materials. They have their own company in a small town helping the community rise again from poverty and distress. I like that they didn't build a new building for their office, but instead they renovated the old one. Ramblers Way Farm Corporation produces the finest wool clothing that is truly Made in America. I truly believe that preserving small towns are necessary for the future of American people. Having a strong and established economy means stronger nation and people. Seeing product made in America means quality made and Americans are at work. I salute Ramblers Way Corporation for changing the way American business is done. Thank you for stepping in and rebuilding small towns that need help!

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

To Our Pride and Joy....

Posted by Cecile at Tuesday, July 27, 2010 8 comments
Happy Birthday dear son, Jacob. Daddy and I want you to know how much we love you! We are very privilege to be chosen by God to care to one of His children. We may be far from being perfect parents, but we are doing our best to give you everything you need in order to live a happy, successful and blessed life. We want you to know that we will always be here for you and that you can always count on us. myspace graphic comments

You are officially six year old maybe growing so fast...but we want you to know that you will always be our baby :-) We love you, son :-).,,,and Happy Birthday AGAIN....Hope you have loads of fun today.

Friday, July 23, 2010

MM: Park Day

Posted by Cecile at Friday, July 23, 2010 8 comments
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Here is my share for this week's theme of Mommy Moments which is "park day."

This photo was taken at Pirate Cove park here in the new community where we live.

At Heartland park playing on the bouncy house.
and this one was at Lake Ray Hubbard park taken on a Sunday afternoon.

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Back to the "School Routine"

Posted by Cecile at Friday, July 23, 2010 1 comments
A month before my son goes back to school, I normally start putting him to sleep early...about 7:45 to 8:00pm. Prior to that he already took a bath/shower, brushed his teeth and read to him. This short routine has helped him a lot before. We also read to him books at least 20 minutes and now that he can read, he would read to us, too. I like that he loves books and is very excited to go back to school this fall. Anyway, here are some tips I read from internet on how to prepare our kids for school after a long summer break.

After a summer off, its always difficult for kids and their parents to get back into the school routine. Dr. Carol Donovan and Dr. Diane Sekeres, faculty members in the College of Education at The University of Alabama, offer these tips for getting organized for back to school:

~ Create a list of “to do” items to ready your child for school.
~ Plan when you will shop for supplies, when you will purchase new shoes or clothes.
~ Check off each item as you complete it.
~ Set up a place for your child to accumulate school supplies—preferably the same location that your child will do homework.
~ If you have not been reading regularly with your child, make sure you have some regular times set aside the rest of the summer so as to retain your child’s skills.
~ Your child may read independently or side by side (each with your own book) or together, aloud. This applies to any age!
~ If this is a new school, go visit and meet the administration and secretary.
~ Practice getting up and preparing for school on time.
~ Establish rules for waiting at the bus stop or coming home after school.

Source: University of Alabama

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Something to Ponder About

Posted by Cecile at Thursday, July 22, 2010 3 comments

Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.
Live life to the fullest! Obey God and be happy forever!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Jake's Swimming Lesson

Posted by Cecile at Sunday, July 18, 2010 0 comments
Summer is the best time to teach our kids to learn to swim. Knowing how to swim is an important skill everyone should have for it can save your own life as well as other's lives. I regreted that I never learn how to. I don't want my son to make the same mistake again and so we enrolled him to a swim lesson. Next week would be the last week and we are pretty happy with the result. His fear of water is overcame and he can now play and swim at his own phase by himself....and without being pressured. We are very proud of him! Here are some of the photos I took during the last three weeks of his lesson.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mommy Moments: Rides on Amusement Center

Posted by Cecile at Thursday, July 15, 2010 11 comments
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This week's theme is all about rides on amusement parks/center...and here in my share.

At Mesquite Rodeo with his BFF, Charles.
At Scarborough Renaissance Festival.
At Amazing Jake on his 5th birthday last year.
At the mall, Virginia.
At Chuck E Cheeses.At the race track, NC.
At the mall again in VA.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Interior Decorating That’s Ready For Fun

Posted by Cecile at Saturday, July 10, 2010 0 comments
We are in the process of decorating every room in our house now and believe me it isn't easy especially if it is your child's/children room. Anyway, I got this great ideas from and pretty sure Moms out there would be very interested in them, too.

Playrooms can mean a room where there are a bunch of toys on the floor. Or it can be a room that literally is a toy! It’s easy to add some decorating accents on the walls of a playroom that can double as activity centers for your little ones to play and learn.

Ideas to excite your children’s imagination and burn up some of their energy include:

Interior Decorating That’s Ready For Fun
  • Replacing a carpet with an exercise mat to prevent skinned knees. Not only that, but it’s easier to wipe up spills off a mat than a carpet.
  • Install a mirror so they can check out their dance moves as they rock out to some tunes from Julie’s Jukebox.
  • Make it easy for your kids to get to their toys—and to put them away. Lower the shelves and cabinets so your little ones don’t have to stretch.
  • Try creating a theme room based on your child’s favorite interests. Have fun with it and let your imagination go wild. For instance, if your kids love firefighters, hang a ladder horizontally on the wall to create shelves or hang hubcaps on the wall and use red paint to create a fire truck look.

As you’re creating the walls of your children’s playroom, allow them to make some decisions so they get a real feeling of ownership of the room. And also keep in mind that kids grow up, so you’ll want to choose decorations that can be easily changed.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Mommy Moments: Jake's Bag and School Day

Posted by Cecile at Thursday, July 08, 2010 17 comments
Since I have missed last week's MM, I decided to post 2 in 1 today/this week :-) This post includes: School Day and Kids and Bag/Purse.

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This week at Mommy Moments is all about school days. Unlike in the Philippines, school here has just ended last month, and it won't starts till the third week of August which is fall/autumn. I had taken many pictures of my son during school days, but I chose to attach photos of the books we are using this summer in preparing my son for his first grade class. This method has helped him a lot before he entered Kinder last year...and sure will do again this school year. Anyway, my son and I set aside an hour a day teaching him how to write, read, learn phonics, vocabulary, spelling, language arts, math skills, sequencing and sorting, shapes and measurement, time and money, science, and social studies. He is a smart little guy and a fast learner, this should be like a piece of cake to him :-).

Jake's backpack and lunch bag he used a school and is using wherever we goes out...they are still in good condition; I might not buy him new one for this school year....we'll see :-). By the way, these are his gifts from his last year's birthday.

He wanted a new one though...when he saw new toy story lunch bag and backpack at Walmart today :-).

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

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Posted by Cecile at Wednesday, July 07, 2010 2 comments

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Office Chair over Workbench

Posted by Cecile at Thursday, July 01, 2010 2 comments
The other day, we went to Harbor Freight to buy hubby's gift for Father's Day; while there, all of a sudden he changed his mind and decided to replace the chair he uses when working in front of the computer. So the workbench is out of the picture now. He doesn't want it anymore. Well, I told him whatever he wants, he can get's not my gift anyway :-). We went to IKEA next and got him an office chair! As planned, we also purchased the china cabinet that matches our dinette. We Have assembled it the other night and we were both happy about it. Now, our little dining room is complete :-).

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