Saturday before Father’s Day 2017, we did not really have anything planned. Found a local summer festival in one of the neighbor hood park, so we thought we stopped by as it has a train display on this time.
We have been to this festival before, maybe 2 years ago. They have little kids rides, booths and fair type of foods – cotton candy, hotdogs, lemonade etc.
Back then I think A did a kiddie roller coaster and rolling on a giant ‘hamster’ ball.
This time he chose to ride on spinning rides where he went by himself.
I have to say, he is surely braver than me when it comes to rides. 😉
While we were about ready to go back to the car, an older man with a train engineer attire approached A. Turned out he was a magician. He performed many tricks with A. The old classic tricks, like the handkerchief, the disappearing coin and many more.
It’s kind of fun to watch A participate in the magic trick action – for free too!
In a paid magician performance, he may have to fight with other spectators to be on the stage to do such thing.
What a lucky kid!
I was able to record some of them, here are a couple of them. To view more videos, you can view them in Youtube.com :
I have been trying to have A write what he needs to bring for his lunch during his camp season. Besides practicing writing, spelling, I just want him to learn to be efficient.
And here’s what he wrote in the very 1st day of his scout camp (week of June 23 2015)
The lunchable thing banana carrots water mom n dad love
I hope and pray he will remain a loving, caring, kind, person.
I love watching my son making friends with new people.
As the only child, I expected him to be less social, shy and introvert.
But thank goodness, he has no problem making friends with pretty much anyone he meets : older kids, younger kids, baby, adult so on.
All he sees is friendship in the making. I surely hope so.
Let your kids enjoy their childhood to the fullest
Unlike many American kids, my son does not really know a lot of board games. He’s the one actually introducing me to different kind board games as he learned them from school.
But one of those board games, we have one favorite one. It’s called Road, Rail and River. It’s like building a town of our own. And I know he’d like it a lot because it has railroad and he’s very much like anything building. I got it since Christmas 2011 when he was still in Kindergarten.
The rule of this game is pretty easy, you just need to match the open tile with tile you have, if you don’t have a match, then you have to draw more tiles until you find the matching one. It’s kind of like domino or card play, but it’s building.
We found ourselves laughed a lot as sometimes we made the track super short, or the road really curvy or other ‘goofy’ things our town turn to be.
Last night , we pretty much beat our own record. We used 139 tiles out of 140 tiles available. It can’t do better than that!!
When I was at work, I was told that my Son cried this morning since he did not get a hug from me as I had to leave before he woke up.
So later in the day when he came home, I thought I’d compensate my absence of hugging this morning by giving him kiss on the cheek – in front of his friend who happened to come along.
To my surprise he said ‘Mom!! Dont kiss me in front of my friend!!!!’
And he’s only 8!