More Than Meets The Eye...

~ Posted on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 7:02 AM ~

Earlier last week, I asked our 4 years old boy to make a Lego car for me and when he showed me a plain simple rectangle looking box which he said is a Lego car, I thought in my heart 'Bah... so simple!' and then I jokingly asked him how to drive the car then?

He said need to take out the car roof.

And so he demonstrated to me by slowly lifting up the roof part and revealed what's inside his Lego car...

A car seat with steering and dashboard INSIDE!

Oh my awesometastic boy!!! I am just gobsmacked at this display of brilliance!!

There is more than meets the eye for this little child of mine!

Thank you God for blessing us with this child!

Finding a Maternity Swimwear

~ Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 12:05 AM ~

Sigh, ever since we found out we are expecting our third child in October this year, we have cut down a lot of family trips to our current health club. We used to go there few times a month, to swim with our kiddos and just let them enjoy the children pool and let our kiddos float and practise their swimming in the adult pool with hubby guiding them. Me? Mostly I just stepped into the pool to enjoy the cool water as I do not know how to swim, but that does not stop me at all from entering the water despite my fear and not knowing how to swim.

But I can't squeeze into my swimwear anymore. So the few times that we do go to a swimming pool, I ended up sitting, resting with a book or my iPad mini and look after our belongings at the table and just let my hubby enjoy with our kiddos in the pool. But there are times I wished I could join my family in the swimming pool. Enjoy the cool water and just float around.

I have been searching for a comfortable and flexible swimwear that caters for maternity purposes but not able to find the right ones. Most of the retail shops here sell normal swimwear which caters for non-pregnant woman. Sigh, sigh, sigh... I wished the retail shops here could stock up more choices of maternity swimwear! Something that looks like this:

Maternity Swimwear
** Image credit: Google search

I am pretty conservative hence bikinis are a no-no for me at this pregnant stage, so a swimsuit with design like the above suits me well! I like the V-neck design as that allows me to still comfort nurse our 22 months old girl (yes, I am pregnant and yes, I still breastfeed our child). I like the ruched sides pattern on this swimwear as well and it also grows as your belly grows! Love this design!

What about you? What do you look for in a maternity swimwear?

** Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All thoughts, opinions and words are 100 % my own.

iPad App Review - Fine Feathered Friends: All About Birds

~ Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 8:20 AM ~

My 4 years old boy loves animals! So when I received an email pitch on this app, I immediately requested to review it as I could definitely see the potential in our learning aspects! Without further ado, here goes my feedback...

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* Title: Fine Feathered Friends: All About Birds 
* Price: $3.99
* Category: Books
* Released: 26 June 2013
* Version: 2.3
* Size: 50 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Description from the product page:

"Join The Cat in the Hat on a bird-watching tour as he takes Sally and Dick around the world to meet our fine feathered friends. Observe a variety of birds in their natural habitats such as ostriches, bee hummingbirds, flycatchers, bald eagles, penguins and more. Plus, see what's waiting for Sally and Dick when they return home in The Cat in the Hat's Fine Feather, All-Weather Flying Machine! Children will learn the common features of birds, the traits of the world's biggest and smallest birds and the different sounds that birds make. In addition, they'll discover fun facts along the way by tapping on instant glossary words in bold."

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* It is engaging and interactive and I love that we can also touch the objects in each page on the screen and the words pop out to tell you what it is!

* I like the storyline where it teaches us all about our feathered friends, the birds. The parts on their body, the different type of birds in the world, the sounds they make and so on.

* For example, at the picture below, I love that I can show my boy the body parts on a bird and I go on to explained to him why birds have beaks and not mouth like us humans.

* I find myself learning new things too such as the male Emperor penguin guarding over its eggs until they hatches! An eye opener!

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You can purchase the "Fine Feathered Friends: All About Birds" app from the iTunes App Store.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"