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Monday, September 26, 2016

'Sleep with the Sharks' Giveaway!




Hello guys! Continuing my post in sharing about the new Scott's® DHA Gummies and the 'Bright Little Explorers' campaign that they've recently launched! I blogged Part I of the event HERE!


"Sleep with the Sharks"

One of the exciting activities of the 'Bright Little Explorers' campaign include 'Sleep with the Sharks' where kids are allowed to witness various nocturnal activities by sharks and other marine creatures in a fun-filled night at Aquaria KLCC itself! So cool! It's like having sleepover with friends, but at an aquarium! Can adults join too? :')

It's not just a regular sleepover, by the way! Kids get to feed the sharks and do other hands-on activities including night educational tours apart from sleeping with the sharks!

If only I got to experience this when I was younger! Our kids are so blessed don't ya think? Unfortunately Tyler is still a little too young to appreciate it but if you have kids who are old enough to enjoy and participate, don't miss this opportunity to give them this once in a lifetime opportunity!



Tyler's first encounter with a turtle. And he was like...am I watching TV? Hahahah guess he was too young to know if this was TV or reality :')


"Blippar App"

And here's something for the kids AND parents too! 

Scott's® has launched content in collaboration with an augmented reality app called 'Blippar', an app that helps parents to gain easy insight on DHA, engage in fun activities like puzzle games, virtual photo booths and so on! The activities are designed to stimulate the brain and trigger children's inquisitiveness.

The Blippar App can be downloaded via Google Play Store (for Android users) and the Apple Appstore (for iOS users)!


If you're wondering how the Scott's® DHA Gummies look like, here they are!

The idea behind the creation of Scott's® DHA Gummies is to provide moms challenged with busy schedules a helping hand when it comes to contributing to the DHA intake of their child. We parents have got so many to think about everyday, and sometimes it may just slip our minds that we're missing out certain nutrients that our kids need in their food intake.

With just 3 dummies a day, kids can get 40mg of DHA they need to supplement their daily diet! So as long as your little ones are taking 3 gummies a day, you can be rest assured that their DHA intake for the day is covered!

Many a times the tricky thing about feeding kids with supplements is that they tend to taste funky and not the yummiest thing in the world, but with Scott's® DHA Gummies, you're likely be facing the very total opposite scenario. Instead of needing to chase them around to feed them, they might just request for more than 3 gummies a day because they're so yummy!


The gummies come in Orange and Strawberry flavours, in shapes of octopus, crab and fish! How cute, seriously :')

They're available in 3 different pack sizes-
3 pcs (RM0.99), 15 pcs (RM9.90) and 60 pcs (RM34.40).


And here's a contest for you to win your little explorers to experience sleeping with sharks, and for you to win RM100 worth of AEON shopping vouchers! Here are the simple instructions on how you can participate in this giveaway on Scott's® Facebook page!

Step #1:
Ask your mini to complete this sentence:
"If I could sleep next to a shark, I will ask Mr. Shark....." (in less than 25 words), then guide your mini to draw a very simple happy shark on a piece of paper.

Step #2:
Snap a photo of your mini's drawing and post it in the comments below along with your mini's sentence.


Contest period: 
19th September 2016 - 7th October 2016


Prizes: 
1 pair of 'Sleep with the Sharks' tickets
+
RM100 AEON shopping vouchers


10x most creative drawing and captions will win! It's such an exciting contest cos not just the kids get to win something, us parents get to walk away with prizes too! And man, I love shopping vouchers the most! :P

So hurry and get your contest entries ready for submission! Oh, and check out the terms and conditions via this page too! http://bit.ly/2cQewGk


All the best to all of you mommies and minis! :)

That's all from me for now!
All the best for the giveaway!
xx



love, Careen.
This post is filed under AdvertorialLifestyleFamily.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Tyler's Newborn Photoshoot Pictures



There you have it, Tyler's first professional photoshoot! :)

We shot these photos when Tyler was two weeks and three weeks old respectively. Oh my, he was so tiny, skinny and still covered in his newborn hair all over his face and body (which I really miss! now his skin is hairless and smooth like a hippo ahahah). 

We intended to have only one shoot but as what they always say, we can never plan too much when it comes to babies, especially when photographing newborns! They have yet to develop a routine and anytime could be sleepy time or active time, as and when they like! Read any advice from professional newborn photographers and they'll tell you to free the entire day for the shoot as babies need to feed and nap in between, and it requires lots of waiting and patience in doing so. We had our first shoot in the day time after Tyler's bath, which was supposedly the happiest time of his day. It was so and we had some great shots of him all happy and smiling, but it wasn't for long as before we knew it, it was time for another feed, and another nap.

Fed Tyler a couple of times in between shoot, carried him up to soothe him when he fussed and slowly put him back on our bed when his mood got better. It was also one of our first attempts putting him on tummy time, where he surprised us by lifting his head so high and pushing himself up on the pillow in one of the photos above! 

Most epic thing would be that he peed on our bed when we stripped him naked for his costume shots. He wet the bed several times until he got fed up lying in his own pee and cried angrily! That was when we gave up and decided to wrap the shoot earlier and continue the following week as suggested by our photographer, Nicole who is super nice and understanding.

Looking back at these precious photos brings back all the emotions that I was feeling at that time. At only two weeks postpartum, I was still overwhelmed by all the feelings of joy, pain and exhaustion. I was still bearing what looked like a 6 months pregnant belly, bloated with water retention, pain and discomfort from my c-section incision, and boobs engorged with breastmilk lol. With how I was feeling at that point, I was tempted to perhaps not go ahead with the newborn photoshoot as it required so much preparation. I needed to get out of my confinement look (aunty clothes, oily hair and pale face), get my hair washed and blown nicely, do my makeup and look for decent clothes to wear (THAT COULD STILL FIT ME OMG). It wasn't easy.

Besides, before I gave birth I had ALL the ideas on how I want our newborn shoot to be. I saved lots of photos from Pinterest, and thought about all the concepts and cute stuff we could do with Tyler. But when it came to the real thing, I was just too immobile and caught up with being a new mom (who couldn't even walk fast due to the incision) which rendered me helpless in preparing much for the shoot.

Thank goodness Love, Bubsie sent us some adorable knitted costumes when I was still pregnant, which came in real handy during the photoshoot! Loved all the adorable costumes, especially the little snail and dino!

Boon was, of course, being the supportive husband that he always is. The photoshoot (obviously) wasn't his idea as he's not fond of being in front of the camera, what more else posing for a shoot! But he knew it would mean a lot to me, so he obliged and cooperated (after fooling around for a bit) haha.

While Tyler was being the trooper that he still is. Since he was a newborn, he had always been very cooperative with us, even until today. He let us pose and move him here and there though he clearly was tired and uncomfortable after a while, and only cried when he no longer could take it (the pee on the wet bed hahaha). This is one of his most lovable traits that Boon and I deeply treasure. Even on nights when he was super tired when we're out, he would just hang on until he couldn't take it. In what we like to call, he would "give face" to us parents before making any fuss. Tyler, thanks for being an amazing baby to your papa and I, even from the very start.

At the end of the day we were all tired, but it was all worth the while because these photos were moments frozen, which enable us to look back and remember all the tiny details and feelings we felt at that time.


Here's also something from when Tyler was just a newborn, back when he was only one month old! 

Made a decision to commit to vlogging more these days because videos are just so precious. Tyler is just getting cuter by the day so we gotta catch 'em all (the moments) before they're gone.

Do subscribe to my YouTube channel to get the first updates whenever I upload a new video! :)

'Til then!
xx


love, Careen.
This post is filed under PersonalMotherhood, FamilyTyler Jay Ng
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