Archive for May, 2008

Mother’s Day with Brenda Lu

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Part Of What Brenda’s Mom Got For Mother’s Day

Roses and colored coloring pages from Brenda’s Friends. Brenda had a lot of fun coloring in these coloring pages for her mom. Brenda beamed with pride when Lisa thank her for the wonderful drawing. Besides the Flowers and Coloring pages Brenda and I made Lisa a card and gave her some money. I told her to make sure she spent the money on something for herself.

Mother's Day Gifts

Brenda and I got out of the house for awhile so Lisa could relax. Later that day we went to the beach. It took awhile for Brenda to stop clutching on to me and let go. She finally did. It took awhile longer to get her out of the frog floaty to walk around and wade in the water without the floaty or clutching on to me. All-in-all though she did a great job adjusting to the wavy salt water. Early on she got a mouthful on water and really didn’t like is. She kept saying, “Water yucky.” I am sure that didn’t help her first impression of the beach.

Later that night we went to a new restaurant Life Food Gourmet owned by John Schott. It had opened just a few weeks earlier. The food is all raw and organic. Even more important it was to die for. We had the Taco’s  and Mother’s Lasagna. Man they were both so good. For dessert we had a cupcake mind you raw and organic. It was pretty good too, but I think Lisa has made some desserts just as good if not better. The Cupcake was lighter in texture though than most of Lisa’s Desserts. Over all it was awesome. We are definitely going to go back again.

First Pic of Tom or A Few Recent Pictures

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Here is a picture of Brenda from around Easter. We have had this bunny for awhile. It make great Easter decor.

Brenda With A Bunny Rabbit

Here is Brenda with A Komodo Dragon. This is proof that Brenda can make friends with anybody and any animal. Not really. It is just statue. I took this one on another visit to Metro Zoo . Brenda really loves the Zoo.

Brenda With A Komodo Dragon

This is a picture of Brenda and me. I love my little girl. I helps her put her name on the hat she is wearing.

Brenda and Me at the Gardner's Market

Dora The Explorer MP3s

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

 Brenda really loves Dora The Explorer. I spent some time with Brenda listening to The Dora the Explorer MP3s and picked out the one she seemed to like the most. Check the out for yourself. Your little toddler will love them too, I am sure.

Kid’s Music Top MP3 Songs

Monday, May 19th, 2008

 I just found out that amazon has these cool new widgets to play music/ mp3s. I thought I would start trying them out so you could all  tell me what you think. If you like any of the music  you can buy it. All proceeds will go into helping build Brenda’s Friends which is in desperate need of some funding.

Top MP3 Songs

Blogging Safety For Kids

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Here is an article I found interesting about the pros and cons of kids blogging.

Helping Your Kids Blog Safely
Larry Magid Offers Tips To Parents Of Aspiring Bloggers
Here

Here is his website/ forum about blogging safely.
http://www.blogsafety.com/

Here are some rules for Online Safety. Find the complete list at http://www.safekids.com/kidsrules.htm .

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Kids’ Rules for Online Safety

1. I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number, or the name and location of my school without my parents’ permission.

2. I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that makes me feel uncomfortable.

3. I will never agree to get together with someone I “meet” online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring my mother or father along.

4. I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my parents.

5. I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do I will tell my parents right away so that they can contact the service provider.

6. I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online. We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, the length of time I can be online and appropriate areas for me to visit. I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.

7-10. at http://www.safekids.com/kidsrules.htm

Rules one through six are  adapted from the brochure Child Safety on the Information Highwayby SafeKids.Com founder Larry Magid. (©2004 National Center for Missing and Exploited Children). Rules 7 through 10 are copyrighted by Larry Magid (© 2005)

 

 It is a long way away until Brenda is blogging for her self , but I plan to be well informed so I can protect her. I am sure I could be safer too.  I will try to let you in on any really good tips some time in the future.

Mother Day Coloring Pages

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Mom’s love a little art from their little artist. Print out these coloring pages. Let mommy’s angel add their flare to them and give them to mommy on Mother’s Day. They just may melt her heart.

Happy Mother’s Day

Coloring Page Form Brenda Saying Happy Mothers Day

Mom’s My Best Friend

Brenda's Mom Is Her Best Friends

Finally Some Easter Coloring Pages

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Sorry it took so long for me to get up some coloring pages for Easter. Boy are they late. I was so busy in March and April. I put them up the same time I put up some coloring pages for Mother’s Day. Here is the link to go and see the coloring pages.

The Easter Bunny At Work On Brenda’s Egg

Easter Bunny

A Cute Chick

Newly Hatched Chick

There are two more Easter coloring pages to print out. Print them all out next Easter for the kids to have a little fun.

Mother’s Day Shopping

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Mother’s Day is coming. It falls of May 11th this year. Amazon.com has created a great page of items for Mother Day presents. Check them out and get some ideas or go ahead and buy some items form the most trusted and used online store.

Great Mother’s Day Items

Remember part of your purchase will support us here at Brenda’s Friends. We what to bring you more of the ideas brewing here in our minds, but without funds it can be hard.