SHAPE RUN 2013–the stroller version!

A follow up post from the introduction of Capella CONY stroller; we were supposed to complete a 2.4KM run in July 2013 organised by SHAPE.

This was postponed due to the horrible haze during that time and it finally took place last weekend!

True to be told: I am never the first to put up for hands for a run; save a 2.4KM run! It is a tall order for a self-professed couch potato… But in the spirit of good fun I signed Eizac and myself up for the SHAPE run 2013 in the Stroller Fun Run Category.

We had a practice run at Bishan Park a month ago and lasted a good 1.5KM without much fuss.

On the actual run day, we joined a group of blogger mummies and their cutie babies for a bright early morning run. 

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We were the last one to arrive at the assembly area because I lost my way! Thankfully, it was easy to spot 9 other mummies and their babies in Capella strollers. Hard to miss such a scene ya. 😛

It was a difficult morning because Eizac was woken up from his slumber and in a dazed mood. He decided he didn’t want any milk till we arrived at the race site. And so I had to feed him from the beginning of the race all the way till the finish line! Well, almost!

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Photo credits: http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/shape-run-2013-attracts-10000-participants

It probably felt like the longest 2.4KM run in my life! Armed with a highly disagreeable boy with bawling lungs and endless tears, I just had to pick him up from the stroller and walked our way through the route.

Eizac is normally good with sitting sit in the stroller for a walk in the park or market; but that morning was just a little tougher for him given the morning heat and lack of sleep and milk. Thankfully, I had the company of 2 other mummies who “strolled” with us as I lugged a 8kg boy in one hand and handled the stroller with another hand. The stroller is steady enough for a one hand handling but do make sure you get some practice with this – I have perfected it with my 2 boys. :p

Despite a fussy boy, it was good fun. Our Capella stroller was put to test with navigating through the uneven grass patches at the gathering area to the hard and rough roads. Overall it was a decent experience with Capella even though I was moving alone with Eizac. We travelled light for the run and I totally like it’s practicality as a everyday stroller. For the records, we lasted the run and made it back in one piece (all 3 of us – stroller included!)

A special thank you to Capella for sponsoring the stroller and its’ PR team for actively making this event a smooth one. Thank you fellow mummy bloggers for the encouragement to run and the company to finish the run! This is a personal level unlocked! Open-mouthed smile

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Disclaimer: We were given a Capella CONY Stroller for the purpose of a review and participation in SHAPE RUN 2013. All opinions and photos remain writer’s own unless otherwise stated.

Fisher-Price Play Ambassador

About a month ago I saw a fellow mom blogger –  Lynn  – posted an entry on Fisher-Price Play Ambassadors. I was intrigued by the idea of being a ” Play Ambassador”. I meant – How nice is it to be an advocate for “PLAY”! 🙂

Ever since Xi En was born, we were quite sure we don’t need our children to be the smartest in the class; we prefer them to have a childhood and enjoy it while it last!

And so I joined in the Fun and submitted the following 2 photos of Kai En and me playing with some Fisher-Price toys we have at home.

I am seldom in photos with my boys because I am normally the one behind the lenses. But thankfully, I gave my Mum some training on how to help us take some photos. Some quick tips for the grandmothers who have to stand in as photographers:

1) Hold your hand as steady as possible or rest your hands on a support e.g. a table/chair

2) Take as many photos as possible (higher probability of one shot coming out well) 🙂

Sorry I digress. Meant to be a quick post to announce that:

We were chosen as one of the 2 Fisher-Price Play Ambassadors!

Totally thrilled with the appointment! Besides Evespiration, the other blogger chosen is Netty from Madebeautifully. Netty is a pretty young mummy who shares about beauty/make up tips & her motherhood journey with her little boy – EJ.

We were invited by Fisher-Price to share about our playtime with our young ones at the recent Live Well Baby Carnival. But it’s a pity I had to miss it due to a prior work commitment at The F1 event happening over the same weekend. Do pop over to Netty’s blog for some post events updates. 🙂

And so.. dear readers, watch this space for more updates on our explorations as Play Ambassadors with Fisher-Price! Come back again to check on Fisher-Price product reviews, giveaways and more!

Wordless Wednesday – Flipper

Celebrating the little milestones in my soon-to-be 6 months old baby.

He’s quite a “flipper” these days.

A new found skill.

He’s lov’ing it.

He flips 180 degrees (for now);

One hand gets stuck underneath the neck.

Nose flat on the bed;

Screams for help.

Mummy to the rescue;

Repeat this zillion times;

In the middle of the night…,

Mummy celebrates your milestone my darling; but let’s try not to practice this at night; deal?

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