Friday, July 30, 2010

Thanks God it's Friday!

I'm glad the week is over and i hope the weather will cooperate even just for the weekend so I could fully relax.  If it's gonna rain, i might just stay in the house and still relax although there are lots to do but that can wait, lol.  Hubby and me will have a movie marathon as we are already behind with our movies.  We couldn't cope up, they just keep on coming in the mail, thanks to Netflix (free promo, lol!).  Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

How twins are made....

 Have you ever wonder how twins are made?  Well, here it is! They're so cute, aren't they?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

AIM a little higher

Guest post written by Dana Kelso

Most nights I’m working on lesson plans for the next few days or trying to keep my kids in line. So when I want to talk to my friends under the guise of doing lesson plans, I just log onto AIM and chat away.

It’s so much better than calling other people and on AIM if you don’t have a lot to say to the person, it’s not as awkward. Besides, as a teacher I have to talk to my students all day so it’s a nice break to just have to type for a while instead. When I noticed a few weeks ago that my dial-up was making my messages take forever to load, I searched for satellite internet Michigan to see if there was a better internet option in my area. I found some wildblue internet pricing and liked what I saw so I ended up getting wildblue satellite internet.

It doesn’t just help me procrastinate and socialize through AIM. I’m able to find a lot of helpful instructional videos that I watch and pass onto a student teacher who’s currently working in my classroom.

Mental block?

I don't know why it seems that my brain is not functioning well today no matter how I try.  It's like my mind is wandering off somewhere, my focus is so poor today.  Do you experience this sometimes?  I do, but not often.  That's why when i am in the mood to write, i write, write and write until my brain stops working.  Do you ever wonder how mysteriously our body work; how each part of the body - from the tiniest part - contributes to how the whole body works.  Each time one part doesn't work well, everything is being affected.  I learned this in  the "Body" exhibit hubby and I saw when we went to Las Vegas last June.  Our body is like a machine that works faster than any computer in the world.  That's why we should take care of our body because this is the only one we got.  I guess while i start this post with a mental block, it seems to be working fine now, lol!  Guess, i just need a little push!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Amazing kid

This kid is amazing! Her talent in dancing is extra ordinary! You think her parents or anybody else taught her to dance like that?  I guess not! I believe this is her natural talent.  I wonder what comes out of her when she's older, if she can do this amazing act at her age now.  She dances like she doesn't have a bone, lol!

Don't touch my bone!

When i was in high school, i was watching a suspense type of a movie in a theater with friends.  I remember we were standing because there were no more seats available.  In that part which was supposed to be the peak of the story where everyone held their breath, like no one is breathing, and my heart was beating so fast; then suddenly i screamed so loud.  I thought something hit me at my back!  Goodness! I found out it was the handle of my shoulder bag that fell off my shoulder, lol!  Well, this video i want to share with you is related to what i just told you.  Watch it, it is hilarious!

Boys' falling pants

What do you think of boys wearing their pants so low, showing their underwear or their ass off?  If this is a fashion, then i rather be out of fashion because I hate it! Boys who do this are definitely  in need of attention.  They think it's cool?  No way! It is ugly! It is like telling the people behind them "hey guys, wanna look at my ass?"  How can you run or walk fast when all you do is keep on pulling your pants up so it wont fall.  I would never encourage my son to wear his pants like this, never!  I told him that and i hope he understands!

Monday, July 12, 2010

World Cup on TV

Guest Post by Martin Mocker

Every four years a great sporting event happens that I long for. The great World Cup is aired over the direct tv channels once every four years, and it is a time that I look forward to. I especially love watching the World Cup when my favorite team is in it. Luckily, my team is one of the best out there and always qualifies. The Brazilian soccer team is surely one of the best. Watching them play soccer is one of my favorite things to do in the summer. I actually schedule my time around the games since this event only happens once every four years.

If I am not able to watch the games live, I have them recorded and keep away from the television and internet all day. I actually get upset if someone tells me the score before I see the game. Luckily where I work no one is into soccer, so I rarely have to deal with that scenario. I would love to actually go and see the games live, but for now the large screen TV does just fine.

My daughter's blog

My daughter has just started her own blog. She has created it in January 2009 but it was only in April of this year when she started writing. I hope she doesnt't get tired of blogging because i am like that, i write and write when i feel like writing but when i'm not, it would take months, sometimes almost a year before i go back to it and write again. If you get a chance, please feel free to visit her blog and leave a comment so she knows you were there. Thanks!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Watching an old Johnny Depp movie

We ran out of movies to watch so we just picked an old movie through Netflix and watched it on my hubby's pc. We watched the movie " What's Eating Gilbert Grape', a movie in 1993 starring Johnny Depp, Leonardo di Caprio and other big-named stars. I was surprised to see Leonardo de Caprio because he was so young in this movie and played the role excellently as a "special child". The movie was pretty decent. It is about family supporting each other to care for a member who is a retard and a mother who is overweight. Oh my God, Johnny Depp was a cutie in this movie. You should watch it when you get the chance.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Toddler Research Online

Guest post written by Jamie Winston

My son was first introduced to the internet when he was just two years old. I work from home, so the computer is a large part of our lives. I know that there were things he would enjoy online as well, so we started out in a search for those.

We started with flickr and YouTube, mostly. If he had a question about an animal we read about in a book, I would do a search on flickr for a few appropriate pictures to show him. If he was still interested, I would try to find some YouTube clips of the animals in the wild. He found that he could have access to instant information through our hughesnet deals.

The key to me was keeping it connected to what we were doing in real life. Connecting it to books, for instance, grounded our online activities in the real world. Although he wasn't old enough to type in a search for himself, I was weary of the danger of being sucked into the world of endless information and entertainment.

Now that he is four, he plays games occasionally online, but always with a set time limit. We still spend most of the time online looking up things he is interested in. Doing it together makes it fun for both of us. I love how much he can learn so quickly.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

What are your plans for today? How do you celebrate the 4th of July which is a very memorable day for every American citizen? I know most are already outside of their homes, perhaps carrying their own chairs and get the best position along the streets to have the best view of these long and colorful parades. Some arfe getting ready, having cook out with friends and family. Hubby and me have no plans for today, I don't want to be out having hard time looking for a parking spot as we had experienced before, trying to watch the fireworks at the Niagara Falls. I am no biggie on fireworks anyway, i feel i have seen them all but they are so nice to watch tho. Anyway, whatever you are doing today, happy 4th of July everyone!