Yayyyyy!! Last Saturday, we had the chance to attend the KLEENEX Power of Play Bloggers Family Day! *jiggle jiggle dance dance* When I received the invitation, I knew that there's no way that we were going to miss that! Mr. Ako was away in KK on the date of the event, so I went without him with Superhero 2 & 3. That explains the less than satisfactory photos that I have in my memory card, as my 'photographer' was not around!
It was tremendous FUN! Held at KizSports 1U, we get to engage in exciting wholesome PLAY activities and games by Creative Arts Therapist and drama teacher Abigail Barragry. Plus, Consultant Pediatrician Dr Yong Junina Fadzil presented on how to encourage kids to keep a clean routine.
And of course, there was the FOOD spread! Lots and lots of fooooood. And the kids get to PLAY to their hearts' content at the play area. Also, meeting many mommy bloggers and columnists as well =) I was highly excited, as it was my first ever Bloggers event (I was not able to attend the Friso event last year, what a waste eh).
We arrived at IU about 1 pm and yessssss, I spent thirty minutes finding a parking space, thank God I managed to get one, and even then it was at the very end nearing the loading bay area. Fuhhhh! Really big thanks to the parking attendant who showed us to a 'hidden' area. Parked the car and zasssssss we went to KizSports, and well, we were the early ones there *wipes sweat with a big grin*
Hahahahah, look at me, snapped photo of the dining area first and foremost! The kids were already excited seeing the arrangement and the balloons and the charged atmosphere, and can't wait for the event to start!
These are the lovely ladies who did our registration. Well done, we got our name stickers and tags right away. Being a first timer to a bloggers event, I was grinning when they saw me and acknowledged me as a 'media' rep. Wow, bloggers DO have a place in this world =)
We went in the hall, and the kids were on their best behavior (thank God!). They were looking around the place and checking out the people who were there with us. We waited quite a fair bit for the event to start and I was happy just soaking in the atmosphere =) I should have gone around making new friends, but I was a silly shy-shy cat. Duhh.
Too shy even to ask someone to take a photo of us, so I self snapped this shot of myself with Superhero 3. Oh, now u know my middle name.
At 2.30 pm, Abigail Baragry of BluBricks Ampang started the ball rolling with an energetic song and dance workout. It got all of us singing and dancing too.
I love you, you love me,
We can PLAY so happily,
And we CLAP and we JUMP,
and we SHAKE each others' hands,
KLEENEX keep us clean and GRAND!
Then. Mr Nathan Kandapper, MD of Kimberly-Clark Malaysia/Singapore highlighted, "At Kleenex, we would like to believe we play a small part in advocating for our kids to play freely, in everyday situations. AT least, we are committed to providing the best in personal hygiene care for the family so that parents have the peace of mind while their children participate in imaginative, spontaneous play."
Later, these TRIO above, entertained us with more games and play activities that we wholeheartedly enjoyed. I was so happy being able to take part in these programs with my children! First, each family competed to recreate the most imaginative FROZEN photo scene depicting the thrill and freedom of being in the great outdoors. Me and my boys enjoyed this one very much! And our frozen moment was captured by the event photographer and the organizers printed it out and gave it to us after the event! Nak tengok tak? Tunggguuuuuuuuu.....
After that, we played more games. Everybody took part and from this activity we get to mingle around with all the guests in a FUN way.
How much FUN? Well, you can see form the above photo! Hahahaha, my sons got carried away with excitement and don't worry, they were not fighting with one another. It was just a friendly brotherly jostling, very usual when they PLAY.
And yes, the next activity was thoroughly enjoyable. It was a finger-painting session where each family raced to complete their most creative finger-painted drawing (following the theme given) within the shortest time possible. The first 10 families to complete the task in hand following the theme specified was announced as winners. We were one of them! Yayyyy! We got prizes too. Yippee! That was our 'artwork'. Four Superheroes flying kites in the field. Tee hee.
Next was chow time! Makan! Sausages, Nuggets, Fries, Tuna & Cheese sandwiches, Spaghetti Bolognaise, Fruits, Pizza, Ice-cream, mini cocktails snacks..... KENYANG!
We love this event!
What we got from the event =)
For the kids.
The brand new product from KLEENEX. Hand Sanitizing Moist Wipes that effectively kills 99.9% germs which include H1N1 flu viruses and is also dermatologist-tested to be naturally nourishing and moisturizing (enriched with shea butter, natural aloe vera and vitamin E) on the skin and safe for use on babies and children. I'm telling you these wipes are cottony soft and sooooooo easy to use. After all the activities and games we played, especially the finger-painting session, we used these wipes and it cleansed gently but thoroughly. And you can just use it anywhere, in the car, in the classroom, at the field, anywhere in the outdoors.
As Consultant Pediatrician, Dr Yong Junina said at the event, "We need to argue for children being given more freedom to play and explore and not use the fear of germs as an excuse to get them cooped up inside watching television and playing sedentary computer games for hours on end. Real life experiences help children develop a thirst for knowledge and enhance their learning activity and creativity." So, these wipes are perfect to prevent the spread of germs when there is no access to soap and water. Yeah, easy for us parents kan?
The Kleenex goodies that I get to take home
And OH! I promised you the frozen photo scene yah?
We had soooo much fun, thank you KLEENEX!!