Anyway, thanks to my pretty little Samantha and sweet Mommy Ria for asking what my 1950's name is.
|Your 1950s Name is: Gloria Naomi|
What's buzzin, cuzzin?
|Your 1950s Name is: Gloria Naomi|
What's buzzin, cuzzin?
Even though I clutch my blanket and growl when the alarm rings. Thank you, that I can hear. There are many who are deaf.
This is a lovely town called Schwangau in the State of Bavaria which is famous for the Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Hohenschwangau, two castles built for the late King Ludwig II of Bavaria. This were taken at the village where the yellow post markers tell you which way the the restaurants, shops, WC, hotels and tourist information booth are.
There were also hiking trails in the area. The directions in the yellow one tell hikers how long it is to the next town and restaurant.
This restaurant is painted a pale yellow. The umbrellas are now folded at the end of the day. The street is now quiet but used to be flooded with hungry and excited tourists.
Can you see the castle yonder? That one is Schloss Hohenschwangau where King Ludwig II spent his childhood. It was also painted in yellow.
image ©www.gardeningtools.usWhat have I been doing on weekends lately?
The rest of the world is celebrating Father's Day on Sunday, June 19th. We celebrated it here in Germany last May 21st. To learn more about how we celebrated it, click here.
Anyway, it's Friday once again and another Mommy Moment to share. Because it is almost Father's Day, allow me to share some things about the Father of the house.
1. He loves his family more than anything else. Next to God.
2. His day is not complete without playing Warcraft DOTA, his week without reading Naruto Manga.
3. He is busy as a bee at work but never takes it home with him.
4. We share the same passion for traveling.
5. He loves cars, F1 and go karting with a passion.
6. He is vocal about his feelings and downright honest with it!
7. He has a different way of making lambing: he asks for a massage and always gets it.
8. He amuses me at very unexpected moments.
9. As a first time Dad, he is doing very well.
10. He always looks forward to being home with us.
11. He prefers to stay at home and spend it with the family rather than spending it with friends.
To Hanhan, thank you for being the father that you are to Sam. I know that you have sacrificed a lot for the family and that we are always on top of your priorities and at every decision that you make. Thank you for being the greatest dad there is!
And to my Papa, a warm Happy Father's Day too! I am very thankful that you have raised me as a good person and have taught me great lessons in life. I know you have sacrificed a lot for us to give us the best education we can have and I hope we have made you proud. I am proud to say that you have done a very great job as a Father to me and my siblings. Salamat Pa for all the love, the nurturing and the support.
To my Hanhan, my Papa, Tatay and to all the fathers and daddies and soon-to-bes in the world:
When I was pregnant with my baby, my hormone levels seem to have gone amok and pimples sprouted everywhere especially on my face! It was so very bad, really, as you can see from one of the photos. The pimples were big and red and they made my face look swollen! Also, it was winter time, and my skin became very dry that I had the urge to always scratch where it itches. The drying made my face look wrinkled too! I was also big, making me feel less confident and ugly. You could just imagine my agony as I try to keep my pimples in check and my skin moisturized to keep the wrinkled look away because I am not used to using skin care products. A simple facial wash was enough for me before.
• Self-comfort. As strange as it may sound, most toddlers who indulge in this behavior do it to relax. They bang their head rhythmically as they're falling asleep, when they wake up in the middle of the night, or even while they're sleeping. Some rock on all fours as well. Developmental experts believe that the rhythmic motion, like rocking in a chair, may help your toddler soothe himself.What should we do then to minimize the banging?
• Pain relief. Your toddler may also bang his head if he's in pain — from teething or an ear infection, for example. Head banging seems to help kids feel better, perhaps by distracting them from the discomfort in their mouth or ear.
• Frustration. If your toddler bangs his head during temper tantrums, he's probably trying to vent some strong emotions. He hasn't yet learned to express his feelings adequately through words, so he's using physical actions. And again, he may be comforting himself during this very stressful event.
• A need for attention. Ongoing head banging may also be a way for your toddler to get attention. Understandably, you may tend to become solicitous when you see your child doing something that appears self-destructive. And since he likes it when you fuss over his behavior, he may continue the head banging in order to get the attention he wants.
• A developmental problem. Head banging can be associated with autism and other developmental disorders — but in most of these cases, it's just one of many behavioral red flags. Rarely does head banging alone signal a serious problem.
I was awed at the sight of my coworker strapped to a piece of board and learned that in a rescue operation, there are various equipments used, one of which are the Medical Backboards. These are important in rendering a victim immobile or to simply restrain them to prevent further damage, and for easier lifting and transport of the victim. A typical backboard or spineboard usually has handholds for rescuers' ease of lifting and carrying the victim and also strapping pins to hold the victim in place.
Thanks Mommy Jac for the thought and for these awards. What a wonderful way to start the week!
Today's theme I love, Hubby loves, Sam loves! Outdoor fun indeed! Even as we were going out as a couple, we see to it that we get to see new places every once in a while. More so now that Sam is here. There is just nothing like going someplace new with the family.
Excursions in Germany. She enjoys our outings all the more because
she can now walk and can recognize things, animals and people.
We love going on trips and traveling to places. I guess that is one of the perks of living abroad and each time Hubby gets to have long holidays, expect that it is bound to be spent somewhere else. I guess I am one lucky Mommy. Always able to see new places and try new adventures!
Travels around Japan: Yokohama, Yamanashi, Kamakura, Tokyo.
I know that little by little, Sam becomes aware of the places that we go to. She even gets excited each time we ask her "Uban ka? Uban?" (Want to come with us?) And she would be content sitting on her stroller or her car seat.
More outdoor fun here.
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