Family Outing in the Park...

~ Posted on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 3:30 PM ~

Few days ago, we started having our evening strolls at one of the playground cum park cum football field near our house, well, about 5 minutes walk from our house but we decided to drive there and then walk around the park since we're bringing the small market trolley to carry Ben around hehehe...

Picture below of Ben in the market trolley which MIL normally used when she does her marketing once in a while. It's clean, don't worry... and the 'wet' spot at the bottom in between Ben's legs are not his piss stains... hubby actually poured some of the organic lemon grass or some herbs concoction to prevent mosquito bites. In our place, there are a lot of mosquitoes when it's past 6pm+ so we came prepared even though we started our strolls at 5pm+.

Hubby left me with Ben and started his walking exercise, only to be stopped by a bunch of fallen tree brances and stuff, blocking the pathway. Picture below taken from afar where hubby along with an older man clearing up the fallen branches. There are a few other people standing near them but just looking and not helping Frown

Once the pathway was cleared, hubby and the old man continued their walk and they actually striked up conversations and throughout their walking exercise, they both were just walking alongside each other chatting non-stop!

So, since my hubby abandoned us, I pushed Ben in the trolley to the nicest looking seesaw and propped him on it. And then I just pushed the seesaw up and down, letting Ben have a feel of the seesaw.

Then I went to the nearby swing, sat on it and put Ben on my lap and started swinging... Ben seems to enjoy it cos he just sits quietly and looked at the view around. It's kinda painful for me cos the swing seat was a bit too small for me but it's better than nothing...

And this is the view right in front of us... who can resist it??!! So, I stop the swing and walked with Ben slowly to the playground. That's like 15 feet from the swing.

Ben immediately climbed onto the platform and started flipping the Tic-tac-toe game...

And the opposite of the Tic-tac-toe game was this blue capsule window which Ben immediately slammed his hands over it... guessed he was intrigued with the blue color window and the fact that I looked blue over the other side hahaha...

Then I noticed this guy walking out of the park... he actually carried his cat and was previously walking his cat in the park! Cool! First time I see someone walking their cat instead of a dog!

After a while, I was tired (have to watch Ben like a hawk cos he was really active, moving and running around)  so, I took him to the badminton court at the side of the park and let Ben drinks and rest while I tried to flag hubby to stop and go home.

The sky was getting dark (almost 7pm) so we decided to head home. All in all, it was a nice family outing in the park for us... a first to many many more to come! Cool

Winner for Artiwood Letters Giveaway

~ Posted on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 1:18 AM ~

Yes! My first giveaway had finally come to an end.

In case you have no idea what I'm talking about, I had previously posted a giveaway in my old Blogger blog and had mentioned that I will draw out a winner at the end of June, so here goes a bit of the info on how I selected the lucky winner!

#1 - Since I created my entry form using Google Documents, I had to of course download out the document into Excel

#2 - Firstly I make sure all the entries are accounted for. Meaning, if I said there will be 3 entries for those "Follower prior to 1st June 2010" I will ensure that there are 3 counts for the participant. In total, there are 136 entries for this giveaway.

#3 - Once I have the whole list, I have to drill down to each participant and checked the answer for the question asked, which is "What is the name of the animal used in the letter "N" OR "X" in their animal alphabet letters (choose either one)." Those who answered this question incorrectly will be disqualified from the giveaway. Those that answer correctly will stay in the list.

#4 - Once I cleared away the incorrect entries, I proceeded to Random.org and key in my minimum and maximum entry, which is 1 to 75. Yes, from a total of 136 entries, only 75 made it to the final list to be drawn. So, I clicked the "Generate" button and this is what I get:

Entry number 61 goes to: kendylann3 who entered the giveaway at 10/6/2010  2:57:11 AM

Congratulations! I will be contacting you shortly to get your further details and the design you'd like for your winning entry! You have 48 hours to respond to my email before I pick another winner!

As for the rest who participated in the giveaway, thank you for entering, better luck next time, OK? As for the rest of you who totally missed this giveaway, you can read back on my product review which was posted in my old Blogger blog at this link (http://imafulltimemummy.blogspot.com/2010/05/review-artiwood-letters.html). Totally awesome products! 

And, btw, I had previously consider showing the screen capture of the winning entry but then I decided not to as it will also show the answer for the question asked and I've seen many Artiwood Letters giveaway across a lot of blogs so I guessed it's better I keep the answer a secret to be fair to other blogs who are hosting  similar giveaway like mine. Till then, stay happy and looking forward to hosting more giveaways in my blog soon! 

Wordless Wednesday (Ben with Mega Blocks)

~ Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 1:06 AM ~

This is what happened when you leave your kid with the Mega Blocks toys...