We had an outdoorsy carnival morning yesterday!
And it reminded me of how I do love my city, warts and all. The warts may be ugly, but they are my warts, so.
|Posing for photos as they walked, hand in hand, to the race and carnival area.
Love the warm glow of the morning sun on their faces!
|Enjoying her Greenfields chocolate milk.|
Though it was quite crowded and there were long snaking queues for various freebies, we just chose the shorter queues, and soaked in the lively atmosphere. It’s always good to be outdoors!
As we did last year (see how little they were then!), B and I popped by the Pledge-a-shoe booth (photo below!), to make a donation for “two pairs of shoes” in support of the meaningful cause in aid of underprivileged children in rural Cambodia. Some children as young as 2 years old are exposed to foot injuries because their shoes are worn out, and their parents cannot afford new ones. Others walk on rough terrain for long distances from their home to their schools without appropriate footwear.
I thought this was indeed a great opportunity to sensitise our kids to other children living just next door, so to speak, who can’t even have basic needs, such as footwear, met. I’m not sure how much of it sunk in for K & B, but hopefully these are seeds that are consistently planted into their consciousness, whenever such an opportunity arises.
Since we had to get to church by 11am, we soon headed in search of our car, which was parked pretty far away. B had her chance to do a long sprint on an empty path, and thankfully we made it into the car before it started pouring in earnest.
It was a pity that the last waves of the age 2-4 run and the special needs kids’ run had to be cancelled due to rain, but I guess it couldn’t be helped.Outdoor runs are always at the mercy of the elements and it is very important to prioritise safety.
All in all, we had a very festive morning and K had a good experience running alongside other kids!
There was also a fancy goody bag (or rather, backpack) filled with treats – not least complimentary entry tickets to Legoland Malaysia!
Note: We received free registration for the run as part of this blog review.