Friday, February 23, 2018

Surprise Vacation for the kids - Disney World Florida!

The kids been wanting to go to Disney World so do I. My husband and I talked about it and of course we need to save money to do that. We really want to surprise the kids. This year we been planning to do it on April-May. Mike thought April-May is the best time to go to Florida. Last week, we told the kids that we are going vacation this April. They ask "Where?", So we look each other before we say "We are going to Disney World!". The kids were jumping for joy and clapping their hands, they are so happy and they give us a big hug and kiss! they say "I love you mommy and daddy! Thank you!". That was the best reaction ever! So yes, we are planning to go Disney World on April! We will started making reservations and doing our fast past end of February. So hoping that this vacation will be the best and big vacation we will ever have for this year! What a wonderful gift and surprise for the kids and for our family. Thank you to my dearest hubby for making this dream come true! Love you bebeeh! 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

As a Parent, How I feel about homeschool?

Well, I am not really against homeschooling my kids. Honestly, I love homeschool! The safety is the first thing that matters for my kids especially now that I hear a lot of bad news about school shooting. The world is very scary right now, you don't know what's going on inside and outside school. Lots of shooting news going on for this past year. Me and my husband wanted the best for our children, we talk about it as a couple and of course we let the kids make the choice either they wanted to go Public School or Homeschool? They choose homeschooling, so we agree with it. I am a full time mom and housewife so I have all my time to  my kids. My husband won't let me work because he wanted me to focus my time to our kids instead of letting other people watch them. I don't like the idea of taking my kids to day care and let stranger watch my kids. I know a lot of mother out there feel the same way. 

So I think homeschooling is the best choice we made. We choose Connections Academy because it was recommended to us and we like it. Its very organized and its easy for the kids to follow along and do their lessons. They really enjoy Live Lessons too. The teacher contact us once or twice a month to check the progress of the kids. We like the communication between our kids and their teacher. We give thumbs up for the whole Connections Academy teachers and staffs and for all the kids that using their program. My kids says, "I Love Homeschool!". So yes they love it and that is all that matters! 

How the kids feel about homeschooling...

My two kids Dana and Dustin been homeschooled for 2 years now. We used the Connection Academy and so far I never had trouble with them. The kids love it and they have pretty good schedule for their lessons. They finish 4-6 lessons a day, Monday to Friday. I like how organize their lessons are. Usually we started school at 9:00am - 3:00pm. Just a right amount of lessons for the kids to do and they still have time to play outside and do exercise in between their lessons. They also do their chores after their school, they help me clean the house and prepare dinner so it was good. They are very good kids!

For Dustin, he said that being homeschooled is nice because he don't have to worry about competing to his classmates, he don't feel too stress dealing with a lot of kids, he don't have to wake up early to go school, on winter, he doesn't have to worry on going out in the cold. He likes it because we do their lessons at the house so he feels very safe. The public school here, they have couple of lock downs so we're worried about it. Since I don't have work, I can spend all my time with them and help them for their school. They do pretty well on their lessons and I'm glad I don't have to force them to do their lessons every day. 

For Dana, she likes it because she is having trouble waking up in the morning. She doesn't like it when I wake her up 6:30am and drag her to school at 7:30, she ends up crying in the car and she doesn't like the public school. At first she likes it, she went to public school when she was KinderGarten and First Grade but on the Second Grade, she wanted to do homeschool. She had problem with bully at school. There was a young kid that always want to be with her and always ask her food at lunch time, that girl steal her toys too, so everyday she complains that she doesn't want to deal with that little girl anymore, that she wanted to stay home instead of going to school. I even tried to volunteer at school to keep an eye on her and watch her while I am helping the teacher. But you know if your kids having trouble going to school, we don't want to force them because they won't enjoy it anyway. 

So yes, we decided homeschooling and they started to like it. They like the freedom of doing their lessons on their own phase. I gave them one hour to finish one lessons so usually, they finish 2-3 lessons in the morning, they play outside or do their exercise before lunch, then they can start their afternoon lessons at 1-3pm. They have a close friend that always come to our house, she is the same age as my son and they are in the same class. So they enjoy that company a lot, they do school together and we do a lot of things with them too like taking the kids to sledding, ice skating, gymnastic class on summer or just a play time here in our backyard. We take the kids to vacation or going to the zoo for breaks and holidays so they won't feel that they miss something. I think next year they will continue doing homeschooling. Dustin will be on 7th Grade this  year and Dana will be in 4th Grade! So proud of them both!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Take the kids for a horse riding!

This photo taken last June 23rd at Granite Mountain Outfitters. First time to do horse backriding with the family. It was fun! Kids love it! 2 and a half hours riding seems very painful for the first timer like me. My leg are aching after the 2.5 hours riding. I couldn't even stand right but it was fun though. Will try it again next year maybe :-)

At their gymnastic class photos

This 3 are unseparable! Renee is one of their closest friend. They are happy that she join the gymnastic class with them. This is their 2nd time around at their gymnastic class. So they are at the Intermediate Class. Dana learns fast, her cartwheel improves a lot. Dustin still need a lot of practice. He just doing it for fun and helps a lot in his balance, he doesn't care if he's the only boy in the class too. So yes, this is what they do on the month of June. For the month of July? no gymnastic class but we do a lot of things as a family and we go out in the ministry most of the time this month. They are also looking forward for their school next month! They both choose to do homeschool so I will be very busy assisting them at their school that time. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Dana in her Leopard matching outfit

We just receive a magazine which is the beautiful leopard is in the cover of the magazine. I forgot the name of that magazine but anyhow, when my daughter saw it, she said that she has a shirt and a pants that will match on that leopard magazine. She even have a matching headband too! She looks so adorable. She told me to take a photo of her and of course I would love too! very cute!

Kids with the big turtle...

This photo taken when we went to the Colorado Gators at Mosca last month of May! Look how big that turtle is! They have more turtles in the area and more Alligators too! Kids love it and they really  had fun! 

Brave Girl...

Look at her, you can tell right away that she loves animals. She is not scared touching and holding them. I don't like snakes. When we went to Philippines for vacation, I tried to fight my fear of snake and try to hold it at once just for picture but I am really scared on it. Just watching my little girl holding the snake, I thought to myself, "hmmm she is more braver than me". She knows that the snake is used to people and that the snake is so nice and won't bite her as well as the baby crocodile and the lizard and actually she told me that she wanted to work at the zoo to take care of all the animals and become a veterinary too! I am very proud of her!

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Dana headstand tricks...

Dana did really well on her headstand tricks. She did pretty good! She had a good balance! I think last year gymnastic helps her balance a lot. So she keep practicing and now she is able to do a headstand! I like this photo a lot, it shows how athletic she is. She is very excited on her gymnastic class this summer and actually they just started it last Tuesday and today Thursday is their 2nd class. So will see how it goes. It doesn't matter if they learn it or not as long they had fun and its good for them to get their energy out while they are on it.