Christmas in the Park 2017

I’ve always had a healthy love for Christmas, I mean after all  “it’s the most wonderful time of the year!”  But I think my love for it has escalated a few notches. I don’t know if it’s the fact that I’m getting a little older/a little wiser or just simply Pinterest! (Shrugs) the point is I love it a little more now!

My home smells like Christmas it’s semi Christmas looking, it could improve but, hey I tried! So I mean what else could we do to make us get a little more into the holiday….uummm….do Christmasy related activities. I used my bestfriemd google and searched for events around me and I found the perfect one. It was going to be hosted in a park near my moms house and the activities they were having really sold me. I was in!

The kids, mom, and I made our way to this little festival early Saturday and it was my mission to make sure the kiddos had an amazing time.

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Ladies and gentleman welcome to Christmas in the park!

The first thing Noah noticed was the swat team truck, so that was our first stop. He got to meet some of the swat team and he also got to put on the vest they use (they held it up because ya know it’s a little heavy) Kamilah was interested as well she got to wear their helmet and was also carried by one of the gentleman. And shared a few words with him. Kason was not so in to it, so he just stood by mom waiting for Noah.

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Dont mind Kamilah lol she felt so cool even though her knot got in the way. Once Noah was done asking questions we headed over to the bouncy houses they had. And let me tell you they had bunch! They decided to tackle the obstacle bouncy house first, it was brother against brother. At first i wasn’t to sure Kason would be able to do it but her surprised me. When the girl supervising yelled “go!” Kason took of running and jumped right in to action. Noah won but Kason was able to finish it all by himself so he was happy and Noah greeted him with a high five when he came ttumbling down the slide.

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They wanted to continue the jump house madness, but I told them that we needed to do other things and that we could jump later. With a little hesitation they followed my lead the played few games and won candies and little random toys here and there.

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Thats when i spotted it you guys! The best part of the whole festival..

THE PETTING ZOO!

Y’all I nearly lost my mind. I love animals but specially farm animals, my dad and brother own horses and I go see them every chance I get. My grandma has a bunch of farm animals so they have been a part of my up bringing. Anyways he boys and I went while my mom took Kamilah to ride the ponies. She loves horses and she isn’t afraid to ride them. She met us at the petting zoo soon after. I need to be honest I was trying to think of a master plan to kind of “borrow” this little cute pig, Noah on the other hand was trying to convince me not to. party pooper..the pig stayed just in case you’re wondering. They had bunnies, chickens, geese’s, goats, cows, a donkey, a long horn and sheeps. Ahh i think I enjoyed it more than the kids.

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I left the petting zoo without my little pig friend and we made our way to the arts and craft area. Where the kids ate some cookies, wrote on chalkboard and made a Santa Claus ornament. They had a few other tables for the kids but it was getting a little late and Kamilah was so sleepy but refused to go to sleep. So we didn’t get to make more arts and crafts. The kids didn’t really mind they were happy with their Santa Claus ornament.

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And that was basically our day at Christmas in the park!

And I knew my mission was accomplished when Noah said “you’re the best mom ever”

until next time

-Miriam

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Thursday-Sunday

I’m a bit late on this post but it wasn’t on purpose. I schedules this post to go up on Saturday morning but it didn’t post for some reason. But better late than never…

Thursday

I went to my first concert ever! Yes I’m 25 (almost 26) I have never been to one. I was both happy and nervous to go, happy because I would finally be seeing H.E.R but extra nervous because I would be going by myself, cause none of my friends know who she is and also it was on Thursday night.

When I got to the venue there was already a line but not a really long one. By the way do you guys know how awkward it is to walk pass a bunch of people in small groups and they’re just staring at you while you walk by?? Umm freaking awkward.

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I stood in line for maybe 40 mins before they started letting us in. Skipped a few people because they didn’t have their tickets together, once I got in the venue I made sure to get a water because I was pretty close to the stage and the bar was a mile away (not really) but I wasn’t too sure if the venue would get really crowded. I was surrounded by the same people who were either right behind me or in front of me so we started making small talk. You know trying to pass time..

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The show started around 8:30 pm with Tiara Thomas opening up. I totally forgot to mention that both artist are RnB singers. That was my first time ever hearing Tiara but her voice was amazing.

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Then it happened H.E.R came out! The show was everything I could’ve ever imagined it to be, if not more. We were all singing with one another and it was just such a great time. I have so many videos of the concert that I had to delete a few pictures while I was recording because I was running out of memory. It was a night to remember for sure!

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If you guys have never listened to H.E.R please do, this girl is beyond talented.

Friday

Friday wasn’t suppose to happen the way that it did. The plan was to run a few errands with my mom and go buy our tickets for the circus for Saturday night. Wwweell we decided last minute to go Friday afternoon because the tickets would be a little cheaper on opening night.

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We only had about 30 mins to make it back before they opened up the doors. So as soon as the kids made it back from school which to my surprise I got a little turkey in return in stead of Kason

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We didn’t give them time to take their shoes off because we ran out the door. I don’t know why were even rushing if the rodeo is right around the corner from my moms house and we were still late. We were able to score some really good seats and I was able to snap a few pictures of the kids with the clowns. Win win for everybody!

Kason and Noah were so happy to be there while Ms. Kamilah wasn’t even worried about anything going on around. Nothing out of the norm she’s usually like that. If it doesn’t have to do with Trolls, Minnie Mouse, or any other character she likes she doesn’t care.

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I haven’t been to a circus since I was a little girl so I was pretty entertained not so much with the animals for my own reasons, but I was having a blast watching the clowns. Yes I was really laughing my pants off while the kids were looking at me like I was out of this world.

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I mean she was pretty much done before it even started…

Saturday

This was the day I had been dreading for over a year or so. I took my CPC test on this day and i won’t know my test results until some time next week I believe. The test was five hours and forty minutes I was so exhausted by the time I got out that I just wanted to go home and sleep. Which I did, the rest of the was very calm and chill.

Sunday

Another calm day, my mom, kids, and I went to Michaels to get ribbon for my Christmas tree and as soon as we walked in we saw the craft table! They were letting the kids decorate their own ornament(s) I grabbed my ribbon and bought the kids their clear ornaments and we made our way to the table of manny possibilities.

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Finished  product

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Kason and Noah wanted snowmans and Kami is small so I figured why not just write her name. Maybe next year she’l be able to draw or doodle something.

Can’ wait to show you guys my Christmas tree with these very special ornaments.

Until next time 

-Miriam

A Weekend With Us: The Zoo and Another Lazy Sunday

The crew and I took a trip to the zoo this past Saturday. It was great! The kids were so into the animals and asking so many questions. They were seriously amazed to see all the animals and to be so close in personal if you will. Kason and Noah walked the whole zoo while Ms. Diva (Kamilah) chose to take the easy route and sit in her stroller..she’s smart.

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We saw a show where they let birds fly all around, it was neat show. I mean I was blown away when a bird flew and took money off a guys hand (donation), and bring him back a bracelet. We also got the chance to feed the giraffes which was my F A V O R I T E ! 

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Besides it being like 90 something we enjoyed ourselves. Needless to say when we got home we all took a much needed nap.

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Sunday was another pretty relaxed day. We watched movies most of the day and went grocery shopping once the sun went down a bit.

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 Our weekends have been pretty relaxed for the past week or so, because we are trying to adjust to a small change made to our little family.

The kids start school soon so I plan on doing a little individual interview with the boys, to see how they feel about it.

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-Miriam

A Weekend With Us: School supply Shopping and Lazy Sundays

I’ve survived it! Yes the most dreaded time of the year well at least for me anyways…school supply shopping (insert suspenseful music here) Okay I’m not totally lying I love it. This is the first time that I shop for two kids. And to my surprise it was kinda easy! Kasons list consisted mostly of arts and crafts stuff while Noah’s got to the needy greedy rulers, erasers and all those fun supplies.

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I didnt get a few things on both lists so I’ll have to go back and look around for the few supplies we are missing. One of them being Manila paper, each school year it N E V E R F R E A K I N G fails. My next mission is uniform and shoe shopping, now this is the one thing I really dislike. My kids are very weird when it comes to clothes, the sizes vary. This is especially true with Kasom he is a very petite boy his waist is our problem. I looked around while I was getting their supplies but no luck so hopefully we have better luck this time around.

So after our Saturday fiasco our Sunday was pretty mellow. We stayed in our pjs and took naps throughout the day. After waking up from my nap I noticed that the kids had been inside all day and then I remembered I bought them some chalk so I decided to let them go out on the balcony and draw. Let me just tell y’all that it was S U P E R hot outside today. Texas heat is no joke! They had fun even if we only lasted 30 mins.

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We then ordered Cheddars and chilled, until bed time.

That was our weekend, nothing too exciting. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and hope that your week is just as amazing.

-Miriam

Kason’s Birthday Party! (Picture Edition)

Yes you read that right he is now four, oh where did time go. In all reality it feels like I have a teenager but nope he’s  only four. So we celebrated a bit late his birthday is June 29th and we were going to celebrate that following weekend but due to a death in the family it had to be postponed.

So we celebrated his birthday this past Saturday and it was amazing! We did have a few bumps but his grandma was able to pull everything together. It was a room full of close family and friends. Kason was so happy and so in the moment. His theme was power rangers which I am very surprised he picked because he is more of a super hero’s and minions kinda kid but hey it was his day.

I didn’t want to make you guys fall asleep with an hour to hour story so I thought I would share some pictures instead.

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The candy table his aunt put together

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Our little photo booth

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He was over the moon with all the gifts he received. And I loved it!

It was a great day for all of us, now it’s time to plan Noah birthday party. Woohhooo!

-Miriam