Finally!!!! Independence! Pre-k

Mani&Maya: We want to believe going to kindargenten for us is a bitter sweet situation for both us and our parents. On our end, we are happy to be out of the house for 6 hours a day, hopefully make friends and learn some new rules and of course get to play at our school’s playground, which is so pretty by the way. And on our our parents end, it’s like an end to an era where they have to look after us all day everyday.

Mani: there’s lots of things to keep us busy at school like our playground. Hopefully, we’ll have a ParkRaydar episode on that soon. They have cars, race track so I can practice my Dash moves.

Maya: they have spinning area where I can spin and get fun dizzy. And of course slides. Who doesn’t love slides?

Make sure to check out our video above on the supplies we had to get to get ready for school, did you have to get these for your children too, whats similar and whats different?


Let me introduce myself.


               It’s finally my turn, I’m the baby of the house, let me introduce myself. My name is Destin, but my people (basically my family) call me Destin Don Dimples, or Deputy DJ Dowu. I’m the baby Jack Jack of this wonderful and ‘Incredible’ family, and I have lots of powers you know, (I wish). It’s important that you get to know who you’re watching on YouTube at ManMayDes and ultimately who you’re reading about as well, that’s why I want you to get to know me while I’m doing the same with you as well.

img_1363-1               I’m only 9 months old at this time my mom is writing this, and so far all I can do is stand for 3 seconds at a time. I see my brother and sister running and dancing around sometimes and I wish I could just join them but I haven’t mastered my balance yet, so hopefully in the coming months you’ll see me running around with them too. My adventure right now involves crawling around the house, playing with my brother’s Lego stuff and you’ll also see me here and there, getting into things while I explore.

img_1365               What do you do for ParkRaydars? What do I do for ParkRaydars? what’s my job? Well, not a lot yet, but before you know it, I should be able to join in on some of the activities and be able to pull my own weight, literally. I’m usually in my Liteway Chicco stroller when we go out on our ParkRaydar adventures, and I do love my stroller, well, my mom keeps going on and on about it of how much she loves it, so guess what, I love it too. When I’m in my stroller, I rarely miss out on any fun my twin brother and sister are having, I’m usually shaking my legs in excitement when I see them doing something fun like playing around in their scooters.


               Some of the other stuff my mom uses that I really like are my pacifier, and my pacifier clips, made by TYRY Hu Official store, my clothes, made mostly by Carters, my shoes are also from Carters, my diapers by Huggies and my diaper wipes by Kirkland, because I have to be very happy and very comfortable when we go on our mini trips and adventures.

img_1381-1This is us going home from our first pre-k. meeting. We’re just having fun here before we get buckled up.
img_1289This is Mani and I’m in the middle and then Maya, I’m just chilling with my brother and sister here before we go out to get some things for the house.. They always take care of me, making sure I don’t fall because I’m still learning how to walk. So please subscribe to ParkRaydars because there’s still many more adventures to come. Hopefully we’ll be able to involve you too somehow.

Funko Pop “Incredibles Day”

               Hello from Mani, Maya and Destin. This is our sixth video on YouTube and our 4th blog post. Don’t worry ther’s still many more adventures to come. Usually we try to bring you the Behind-The-Scenes story of our YouTube videos. So go ahead and watch first. Follow us on Instagram ManMayDes and like our page on Facebook MayMayDes.

               So this is how it went down, before we went to the park, we came to this installation on South Ave in Staten Island. We’ve driven by it multiple times and mummy decided we should take pictures with the installation. I mean, all it says is LOVE, so we took turns sitting in different letters taking family pictures. If you’re ever in a place where there are installations like this, have fun, that’s what they’re there for.

               The sun was shinning really bright when we went to Jennifer’s Playground, so we decided to do this impromptu photo-shoot first then we would head to the playground. We had so much fun on this day. Anytime mummy is home from work, we try to do as much as possible as we can, because it will soon be fall season and we might not be able to go out as much as we want to and since school is starting soon also, we need to go out as much as we can now.  Hopefully, we’ll be able to get more videos out in the fall. img_1198img_1132img_1215

                We got to Faber Pool and Park first but there were lots of Mosquitoes, huge mosquitoes and monster mosquitoes. They had just cut the lawn there and there were lots of bugs crawling everywhere. We all got bitten. The next time we go out we ‘re going to need to use bug repellent sprays and lots of sunscreen because it was so hot, we don’t want to get burnt. So, whenever you’re going out to a park or a playground, make sure you’re 1. hydrated 2. lots of suncreen, 3. Bug repellent sprays.

Maya said it.

              Hello you guys, my name is Maya, I’m a twin and I’m 3yrs old. My brother wrote to you all the last time, so now, mom says its my turn. Mum thinks she can figure out what’s going on in my head, but let’s see if she’s at least close. You see, mummy calls me a princess and she says she’s the queen. Hmmm… that’s what I said. Naturally, I should be the queen right? So, she’s been doing some things with our clothes lately and I’m loving it because you know, “a Queen gotta represent”. I’m like, where’s she shopping our clothes from? turns out she’s been shopping at Burlington Coat Factory [BCF], who would’ve ever thought, I thought she would never leave Target.

Mom: I didn’t leave Target, I’m just exploring my options.
Maya: Okay, mom. This is ManMayDes blog, not LivinginPeace remember?

               We’ve gone to the Burlington Coat Factory here in Staten Island multiple times but we’re always rushed by mum and dad, we run through the toys department and try on some shoes, you see, daddy loves his shoes loves buying new ones  while mummy ends up buying nothing for us, she doesn’t like BCF like that,, but then she does hate shopping so maybe its not BCF’s fault.  She usually goes to Target to buy outfits for us mostly for church, but lately she’s been going by herself or with our grandmother to do the shopping because apparently grandma loves shopping.

              Do check out BCF, they’ve got some cool stuff, dresses are mom’s favorite, I love the dresses she gets me too and the tops and bottoms for ParkRayding. Mum says she can’t wait to go shopping again, especially for us and trust me she hates shopping. They have kid shirts for less than $10 and dresses under $20. It’s very important because we’re growing very fast and these fancy clothes won’t last long in the house anyway so why waste money she said. We will donate them so other kids growing up like use can wear them.

Here are some of the outfits.

IMG_0430This is Mani in his black/yellow striped Top and Blue shorts, with Mickey Mouse.

IMG_0431And here’s myself in a borrowed Truck top and White Anchor blue shorts from BCF, with mickey too. Obviously hair is looking a bit meh! Thanks Mom. Mom: sorry Queen Maya.

IMG_0432And here’s baby Destin in his Red/White top and Gray/white shorts from BCF. We wore this to our local laundromat, it was a very hot day so we definitely needed something very airy and we loved these, we met some new friends on this day too.


Here’s Mani again after a Sunday service wearing his Blue short sleeve top and Brown pants from BCF. We changed our shoes when we got home to spend a little bit of time outside cos the weather was nice. Pink dress and sweater cover from BCF for me. Shoes are from Amazon, they’re very comfortable and so far loving it for the summer.


That’s me on the left again with my Blue/pink dress from BCF, and my brother in his  Blue top & Blue jeans from BCF on the right.


That’s baby brother, Destin in his Red long sleeve top and Tan pants from BCF, mummy rolled it up for him. His shoe is from Carters branch here in  Staten Island. That’s me in the Middle, I’m wearing my cute Orange dress/pink sweater from BCF and mom and dad got my shoes from Target a while ago. And there goes Mani in his Blue jean short sleeve and black jeans from BCF Shoes from GAP

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And this last pic, was a cool one, The dress is so cute, Pink/Blue jeans pink dress from BCF and Long sleeve shirt and Tan pants from BCF for Mani. Ask questions if you have any, leave a comment as well. you can like this post by rating it 5 stars above. So, that’s it from me for now you guys, to get notified of newly posted posts, subscribe to our blog now, many more to come. I’m hoping to read from you awesome people very soon. Till next time.

We are… ParkRaydars!!!

          Hello, it’s Mani here, welcome, I’m a twin, my sister’s name is Maya and our baby brother is called Destin, we’ve been going out to some parks lately and we enjoyed this one called Willowbrook park right by my mom’s old school… please check out the video below

          We were surprised at all the fun things we were able to do at that park, we saw turtles for the first time, we saw plenty of ducks and actually fed some too and saw lots of water because it’s a lake. The only zoo we’ve ever been to was Staten Island zoo, but after our adventure at Willowbrook park, mom and dad decided to take us to Bronx zoo.

          But in the meantime, our mom decided we would record our adventures at the different parks we go to and we wanted to invite you along. We went to Markham playground the other day in Staten Island and we had so much fun. Mum&Dad bought us these really cool scooters to play with and what do we know about scooters? absolutely nothing, but we rode it as if we had one before, Oh wait, we did have one before, our uncle bought it for us when we were about 2yrs old. We were scared to ride it at first because it made noise like a small monster but later on, we got the hang of it. Mummy says its okay to be scared of trying out new things at first, but we must first try.

          So this is our old scooter it has seen a lot, it goes 0.05 mile/hr but we love it, its ours. Even though it’s pink, I don’t mind, its for both of us, we ride it together or we take turns. Funny though, Destin hasn’t ridden it yet, he’s only 8months old, so maybe when he’s older. This is it.


          And this is our new scooters, you can get one for your kids too if they don’t alreayd have one, they’ll have tons of fun with them and make lots of memories like we cant wait to do. I have mine and Maya has hers. ‘Beleev’ is written on it, my mom loves it because, we need to – believe – that we can do anything we put our minds to. Mum says we’ll scoot to school with daddy when school starts in September. You see, we’ll start pre-K soon and my sister and I will turn 4yrs old this years Thanksgiving week, but baby DJ (Destin Josiah) will still be at home with mum&dad, he’s only 8 months old and he’ll be a yr old this year’s thanksgiving week as well, we’ll probably have our birthday celebration together like we did last yr when Destin was born. Hope you’ll stick around till then. This is it, our new ‘rides’.


          What other things did we do at the playground? Well, they had this newly installed playground setup with a huge slide, we had lots of fun with that, I climbed, jumped and slid down the tall slide many times. I think it’s for bigger kids because there’s another playground setup which was much more smaller on the same playground. We also did some obstacle course-like climbs, I fell down too, but I didn’t get hurt. My mum tells us “We can do all things because Jesus said so.” So anytime I get scared, mummy reminds me that I can do all things, and then I remember that I’m brave. Did I tell you, I want to be a Knight when I grow up, Knights are not scared, they’re brave. The playground also has this sprinkler to cool down from the summer heat and we got wet lots. Mum uploaded a video on YouTube, please check it out.