Saturday, February 3, 2018

Thankful lists: Random days in Jan & Feb

1. We went to Alkmaar with a car. It was cold that day but we had "fun" looking around. Matthew was keeping saying tired of walking. 

In alkmaar 

2. I watched Matthew's swimming course for the first time. Usually I stayed at home to do household chores. 

3. We booked a trip to Legoland Denmark. We are going with a plane. For Jason it was his third trip with a plane but he was barely remember his first and second trip. For Matthew, it will be his first trip with a plane. I am SO excited for the boys. I am pretty sure we will have fun while we are there. 


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A Comfortable Option For Your Baby

Whether you're looking for a baby shower gift, a gift for a special occasion to give to a child or a comfortable place for your baby to lay on the floor, then consider plush animal mats. You can get mats in a variety of designs depending on the gender of the baby, the design of the nursery or a favorite animal that the parents or child might enjoy. A plush mat is easy to wash and is small enough to use anywhere in the home. You can roll the mat to take it with you when you're visiting family members or when you go on vacation so that your baby has somewhere soft to lay instead of saying in a crib or playpen all day. 

A plush mat is a fun baby shower gift that you can surprise the parents with and usually isn't something that is given by other gifts, making it a unique idea that can be used on multiple occasions. You can wrap the mat around other baby items if you want to give a larger gift. Ideas include a pack of diapers or baby wipes, a stuffed animal or a diaper bag. You can also put the mat inside a diaper bag along with a few small toiletry items that the parents can use when bathing the baby. 

You can take a plush mat with you if you're planning on staying in one location for a long period of time. Examples include visiting grandparents for a holiday or spending time at church. Your baby can lay on the mat and roll over or play so that you don't have to hold your baby the entire time. The mat can be used on the ground while you're at the park or on the floor or furniture when you're changing your baby's clothes. Design ideas range from lambs to giraffes. Mats come in designs of animals from lullabies and those that might be seen in a circus or in a jungle. Most mats that you can purchase are gender-neutral with both the designs and colors available.


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Two weeks in Jakarta

Last time I went back to Jakarta was 10 years ago. This year, my brother and his family who lives in Perth - Australia wanted to visit Jakarta. My mother told me that I need to come home this year to meet him. Next day after St. Nicholas, I took a plane to Jakarta for two weeks.

I felt little bit strange to visit my birth city after so many years. There were so many new buildings and the street were never sleep, too many vehicles. I was so excited to meet my mother and brother, also my nephews for the first time. 
Dave & Nathan

Before I go, I did plan so many places that I would like to visit but when I was there I didn't feel want to go anywhere. Maybe because the weather was too hot for me. I get use to it with European weather. 

I was lucky that I could meet my classmates from economic high school. I felt blessed that they would like to meet me. We spent a great time laughing and chatting together. Time flew to fast while I was with them.

It was hard not to be with my boys for two weeks. I tried to video call with them everyday. The first 3 days was hard. Matthew was crying after video call with me. It was sad to hear that. I was glad the rest from the weeks took more easily for us.

Back to the Netherlands was not too easy. I was sad leaving my mother alone. Usually, the plane took around 14 hours but this time I had to flight 15 hours because of the weather. I was really tired when I was landing in Schiphol - Amsterdam and then I heard that my baggages left in Jakarta. It was because for safety, the plane could not take too much baggages that's why some of the baggages were sending the next day to Amsterdam. I received my baggages two days later. 


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Should you about giving your kids sugary drinks on a regular basis?

This is an age-old debate. One made greater as of late by the thousands of kids that develop weight problems while sipping on loads of soft drinks all day. Here are a few facts about sugary drinks that might change your mind about what your kiddos ingest on a daily basis. 

Sugar is Addictive

Sugar is a top-ranked addiction, often with the same studied side effects as drugs. Things that taste good release feel-good chemicals throughout your body, which sugar rushes your system and results in a want, a NEED, for more. To say that sugar is merely addictive is an understatement, but there are few words that could accurately go towards describing its hold over people.

Too Much Sugar Has Been Linked to Obesity and Related Health Problems

Sugar in moderation is okay, but too much has been linked to obesity and serious health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease. Sugary drinks, like sodas and sugar-loaded fruit juices, can expand your waistline, rot your teeth, and do significant damage to your internal organs. Especially if you consume the adult norm of 4 to 5 sugary drinks a day. 

Your Kids Don’t Need Soda – Plain and Simple

Soft drinks are considered a luxury, especially in America. But kids never NEED soda. It’s not a necessity. Sure, it’s cute watching that first spark of sugar rush light their little eyes, but for what price? A lifetime of moderation problems? Sometimes it’s better to simply say NO, stand firm, and offer water instead. 

Good, Healthy Habits Now Will Likely Pass to Adulthood

Children are molded into adults by their childhood experiences. Ergo, the habits you instill now will likely follow them throughout their life. Start them on the path to good health with nutritious foods and lots of water now, and they will likely pass those habits into their adulthood. Which inevitably passes down to their kids, and so on. You have the ability to instill the knowledge of good health for generations through your family. 

Sugar is so often a parental debate because there’s the old versus dilemma. You have some parents asking, “what could it hurt to have a soda every once in a while?” While other parents are saying, “I will never deny my child anything he or she wants.” According to several clinics of North Tampa behavioral health, both mindsets can be detrimental to kids and their health. But you have to decide what’s right for your family based on personal research. So, do your homework. Read up on the effects of sugar on kids and make the conscious decision to raise a healthier generation. 


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thankful lists: Random days in November

1. We are very proud parents of two boys and we thankful that every single days.  

2. Counting downs to my single trip. I am so excited and but also sad because I have to leave the boys for two weeks. I can't wait to make SO many photos with my new camera. I did buy a new suitcase as well. 

3. Matthew love to write. Sometimes he choose learn to write than playing DS or tablet. 


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