After our 17 yo cat Schmedley passed away a year ago. DH kept on bugging me to have a new one. I was hesitant to have another cat again since I saw how emotional he was when he lost our cat, also cat's smell bothers me a lot. Then one morning I heard DH talking to my DD that there was a cat who wanted a new home. DD asked me nonstop if she can have her. Guess what, after a lot of convincing DH and DD were ecstatic when they heard me say yes. Now we have a new addition in our family. This cute and gregarious little fella makes my DD and DH happy.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
I have a Friday moms' group that I go to just to eat and chat while kids are playing. Since our kids are now in a 5- 6 yo range we now have time to seat and relax a little. We mothers really need that little time. Once kids know the rules playdate goes smoothly. We do check them from time to time just to make sure that they are safe and the set rules are followed.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Bristol, RI isn't satisfied with those boring yellow lines for the road centerline. They show their patriotism by using red-white-blue. They've been doing this for many years, and there is even an exception to the nationwide Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices specification for road markings that specifically allow them to do this. The oldest 4th of July parade in the US is in Bristol and follows the route of the road with the red-white-blue centerline (Rt 114 or Hope St, Bristol). It's about 2 1/2 miles in length.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Since summer will soon be over and DD will be going to school we decided to spent our weekend in Rhode island. It was very relaxing days at the beach. DD enjoyed the water so much that she requested for another day to go swimming again. We started our day at the city walk. We walked and took a lot of pictures from Forty Steps down to the Breakers Home. Cliff walk has an amazing view of the ocean and the coastline. This was the nth time DH visited the place and he always enjoyed it.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
I was in awe watching the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. I can't stop using all the superlatives that I know just to describe that spectacular event. Even my daughter was so engrossed watching, we didn't even notice that it was already past her bedtime. I promised her to tape the rest of the show so she can watch it anytime. The well choreographed performers, the fireworks, the extra ordinary lighting of torch were so exciting to watch. Each performance was so amazing that made me glued on television for hours. China really showed in this opening that they can provide a lot of things to the world. Since China is a home to one - fifth of the population of the world, they really do big in this big event. You can watch the stunning pictures here.