Toddler Meals (July 25 - 31)

~ Posted on Monday, August 1, 2011 at 8:50 AM ~

Pictures of meals are getting less since quite a number of the meals served to Ben have been featured in previous posts of toddler's meals. Continuing on with Ben's meals for July 25th to 31st...

25 July
Breakfast - Cheese + omelette (hubby cooked), a bottle of Vitagen
Lunch - Egg noodle, choc milk UHT, mango pudding
Tea - Cornflakes
Dinner - Oats, cornflakes, honey dew, soya milk
Supper - choc rolls biscuits

Lunch for 25 July

26 July
Breakfast - Oats, cornlakes, Vitagen
Lunch - 1 slice of cheddar cheese, yogurt, choc roll biscuits
Dinner - UHT choc milk, oats crackers, tuna
Supper - Kaya balls, cornflakes

27 July
Breakfast - Oats, grapes, cornlakes, Vitagen
Lunch - Oatmeals with apricot biscuits, banana biscuit, UHT choc milk
Dinner - Steamboat

28 July
Breakfast - Oats, grapes, cornlakes, Vitagen
Lunch - Half sour cream bun, UHT strawberry milk, 2 pieces of oat biscuits with apricot flavor
Dinner - Rice, lotus soup, lotus, Japanese tofu

29 July
Breakfast - Grapes, choc UHT milk, some oats, some choc spread bread
Lunch - Tuna with crackers, a bottle of Vitagen, yogurt
Dinner - Soy sauce noodle with some lotus, honey dew, oats crackers

Lunch for 29 July...

30 July
Brunch - Cheese + omelette (hubby cooked), a bottle of Vitagen, choc UHT milk
Tea - Oat crackers, some choc doughnuts
Dinner - Sushi King ~ Salmon skin, tofu, boiled egg, crab sticks, edamame

31 July
Breakfast - Oats, grapes, cornlakes, Vitagen, some Peach Melba cake
Lunch - Half slice of bread with kaya & butter spread, mini choc bun, half oats crackers
Tea - Cheese omelette, a bottle of Vitagen, mango pudding, loads of grapes, oats crackers
Dinner - Mushroom, lemon chicken with some rice, jelly cake

Happy 31st Birthday to My Hubby!

~ Posted on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 12:55 AM ~

On the same date 1 year ago, I was just dedicating a post for my hubby's 30th birthday and now, here we are, celebrating his 31st birthday!

I've gotta be honest here, I don't really have much time and resources to get him a memorable (I don't even dare to say good) birthday present. I mean, back in the days when I don't have children yet, I could just go to a shopping mall and scout for some nice present for him. But with Ben in tow now, everywhere I plan (or think) to go, have to be thought carefully. I mean, I don't want to raise any suspicions that I'm going out to get a birthday present and at 8 months+ pregnant now, I'd really rather stay home and rest (no offense to my dearest hubby).

So, the only chance I get to look out for his birthday present was when we were out during our family outing, at which most likely Ben will be tagging along with me anyway.

Anyhoo, long story short, I managed to get something (again, I don't even dare to say it's good) but I think it'll have to do. I know I've told my hubby before that his best birthday present is his children (and now he's getting another one in 1 month time!), so I hope he'll like the present I got him. I chose it and Ben chose the color. He's got good taste! Hehehe...

I've already wrapped it up (had to sneak downstair with some wrapping paper, scissors and loytape) and had just printed out  and made this very cute birthday card template from Disney website (which I think Ben will absolutely go berserk at when he sees it)

Birthday present with the cute looking birthday card in front...

Buzz Lightyear popping out as you flipped open the birthday card! Cute eh?

We also have a simple family dinner planned out to celebrate his birthday and I've also arranged with my ever helpful SIL to get this very awesome birthday cake for my hubby (pictures later if I remember to take it hehehe...) So, I hope he'll have a memorable birthday this year!

Happy 31st birthday dear!

Read: Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV), 1 Thessalonians 3:12 (NIV), Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 (NIV) 

iPad App Review - Leo the Lightning Bug

~ Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 10:09 AM ~

I received a press release on this new app and immediately replied with my interest to review it. And as always, the ever helpful and friendly Cathy from Oceanhouse Media replied with the promo code for me to download the app for free! Yeayyyy!!! Anyway, my review as below...

* Title: Leo the Lightning Bug
* Price: $2.99
* Category: Books
* Released: Jun 30, 2011
* Current Version: 1.08
* Size: 19.0 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later

Description from the product page:

"Children will identify with Leo and grasp the importance of believing in themselves as they follow Leo’s adventure to make his very own light. The other lightning bugs tease him, but with determination, motherly support, and a little luck, Leo eventually lights up in the night. Transformed by his newfound confidence, he now laughs at himself, plays with the others, and enjoys a good night’s sleep!

New features only available in this omBook include professional narration, background audio and enlarged artwork for each scene. To promote reading in young children, individual words are highlighted as the story is read. By combining the original text and artwork of the book with features that entertain and promote reading, this omBook appeals to readers of all ages. "

Praise for Leo the Lightning Bug:
- #2 L.A. Times Children’s Bestseller List
- Benjamin Franklin Award Winner — Best Children's Book
- ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award— Honorable Mention
- Book Sense 76 Children’s Pick

Picture below taken of Ben while we went through the book together on my iPad... Ben was  initially engrossed when I told him this book is about a lightning bug. He was mesmerised at Leo but as we reached the middle of the story, he starts to lose interest and moved on to play with his toys.

Ben looking and listening as the story was being narrated...

What's good?

* I love the beautiful illustrations!

* Storyline wise is good as it teaches us not to give up and keep on trying until we succeed.

What's not so good?

* The volume is a bit too soft. I've adjusted everything to the max and yet still am not able to listen clearly to the narrations. Maybe this is why Ben lost interest halfway through the app.

You can purchase the "Leo the Lightning Bug" app from the iTunes App Store.

I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code by the sponsor 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"