Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Happy 13th Anniversary to Us ♥ + WIN Abbott Grow Hampers

Today is our 13th anniversary together ♥

It seems like a lifetime ago when the boy and I first met at University. From the very beginning, whenever I talk about my relationship with hubby, I always gush about the same things - how loving he is, how he always gives in to me, how supportive he is of my dreams and goals, how he takes care of me and the family etc.

Even after all these years, he hasn't changed and remained the man I fell in love with. For that, I'm really grateful and thankful.

Today, we sent Lil Pumpkin to school in the morning and the boy went to work. Since Lil Pumpkin has early dismissal today, we managed to have a rare weekday family lunch together at one of my fave French restaurants near her school. Good news! She told us she had full marks for her spelling today (⌒▽⌒)☆

After that we came home for a Lil Pumpkin's nap. I joined her for a bit then folded the laundry and finished up this blog post. When she wakes up, Lil Pumpkin will have her Chinese enrichment class while the boy and I will eat 麻辣香锅 for dinner while waiting for her as per our usual Wednesdays. We'll buy chicken rice for her dinner and the boy will drop us back home before he goes for his late evening CrossFit class. During that time, Lil Pumpkin will have her dinner then I'll bathe her and get her ready for school the next day. The boy will be back just before Lil Pumpkin sleeps and read her a bed-time story.

Unlike our early anniversary celebrations that had lots of pomp and planning, after 13 years and 1 kid together, today will be just a simple day filled with our usual work commitments, parenting duties, household chores, and chatting about the new fitness toys & gear we want to get heh.

I wouldn't have it any other way though. Happy anniversary to us, dear Poogeo

P.S. If you like, have a read at 12 Years Together As A Couple and 11 Things You Didn't Know About Hubby and Me.

Other anniversary posts:

Last week, Singapore Zoo’s first baby giraffe in 28 years was officially adopted and named ‘Jubilee’ by Abbott GROW! Born on 31 August 2015, male calf Jubilee is the first offspring of mother Roni and father Growie who arrived at Singapore Zoo in 2005, from Israel and the Netherlands respectively. Since his birth last year, Jubilee has been proudly and fondly referred to as the zoo’s tallest ‘SG50 baby’, having been born during Singapore’s jubilee year haha

To celebrate our 13th anniversary and the happy news about Jubilee with you, I'm hosting an Abbott GROW Hamper giveaway! Lil Pumpkin has been drinking Abbott GROW, a nutrient-dense growing-up milk specially formulated in partnership with the Health Promotion Board, for the past couple of years to help her grow into a strong, well-developed kid and I'm glad there's this opportunity to share it with you now ੧(❛▿❛✿)੭

I think most kids in Singapore are like Lil Pumpkin - constantly on the go attending school, enrichment classes, playing outdoors etc. What helps them to keep up with their physical and mental demands is a strong nutritional foundation for a healthy body! Besides eating healthy & balanced meals, milk should remain an integral part of their diet to support their growing needs and if the kids don't really like fresh milk yet, growing-up milk is an essential alternative.

For my own special friends & blog readers, I've TWO Abbott Grow Hampers {worth S$50} to give away!! Each prize includes:
  • 1 x GROW Premium Water Bottle
  • 2 x GROW Dinosaur 3D Puzzles 
  • 2 x GROW Discount Vouchers 
  • 1 x GROW Grab & Go School Kit {whiteboard, marker, stickers etc.}
  • 1 x GROW Ready-To-Drink in Vanilla {6x180ml packets}
  • 1 x GROW 3+ w/ Immunigrow 900g tin OR GROW School 6+ w/ Immunigrow 900g tin

Giveaway Method: Random Draw

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* Open to Singapore residents only.
* Ends Sunday, 13 March 2016 2359hrs {Singapore time} 
* Incomplete or inappropriate entries will be deemed invalid and will not be included.
* Winner will be announced by Wednesday 16 March 2016 on this blog post and notified via email with further instructions on how to collect prize. Winner have 2 days to reply, or the prize will be redrawn.
* Water bottle & puzzles designs may differ, depending on stock availability.
* Winner has to choose either GROW 3+ w/ Immunigrow 900g tin OR GROW School 6+ w/ Immunigrow 900g tin
* Sakura Haruka is not responsible for any prizes lost, damaged or misplaced in delivery.

UPDATE: The giveaway has ended. The winners are Toh Lay Hoon & Theresa Tay. Stay tuned for more blog giveaways on Sakura Haruka! Check out my current readers promos too. Thanks for your support!

* Disclosure: Abbott Grow Hampers were provided by Abbott Singapore for giveaway.



Jaime Chan said...

i also have a p1 kid , perhaps using mathematic magazine, colourful workbook ...

Carol Mei Mei said...

We use manipulatives at home to simulate drawing bar models for problem sums solving.

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Evette Looi said...

We played little games using our boys' plushies and toys! We played hide and seek for addition and subtraction as well as during fruits time, we count and then eat them up!

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An Apel a Day said...

Happy Anniversary!

Such a great giveaway you have going on.

Rina Lim said...

i teach my 6 year old kid maths by using ice cream stick for those calculation problem . and use drawing model to explain simple problem sum . fun way to learn math make them have more interest in math.
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Anonymous said...

I teaches my 5 years old boy by using eg. Ah Ma bought 10 apples, Ah Gong ate 2 apples. How many apples left?

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mail4rosey said...

Happy Anniversary to you. You both always look so happy together in your pictures. :)

Jingxian said...

use interesting props to introduce the maths concept to them before looking at the actual word problems.
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Indah Nuria Savitri said...

happy happy anniversary, Ai. have a wonderful years ahead with your lovely family :)

Unknown said...

Happy Anniversary!

Heng Gek Yong said...

i got a toddler son.
I used simple sticks or blocks to let my son have more interest in maths.
Also, ive bought a few maths related board games, card stuffs which has animals and numbers teaching him additional, subtraction.
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Esther Kam said...

Hi Sakura Haruka

My little girl loves to play with LEGO. So I use them to teach her simple addition and subtruction. Beside this I also use LEGO to teach her colours, shapes, counting , sorting, numbers recognition to help her understand these concepts better and faster and also to get her to be more interested in Math in a fun and creative way.

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Toh lay hoon said...

I teach my boy counting math used sweets from birthday party's additional & subtraction a fun way on learning mathematics.

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blessedone said...

If my boy is in pro sch, I will get some board games to add in math concept and get him interested

Theresa Tay

Rachel said...

The best way for my children to grow up learning maths is to incorporate it into our daily lives. Not as a chore or anything unusual, but as a fun and simple thing! Like grocery shopping, start from the number of fruits etc to the prices to the discounts! Haha! Most importantly, I think as a parent is to enjoy the process of learning with our children. I guess it would encourage our children the desire to learn and know more, be it maths or other things in life. 😊

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Hana Jabir said...

Make math fun by integrating it into everyday activities. For example, if your kid is helping you with grocery shopping and you need to buy ten apples, you can teach subtraction by picking three apples and then saying, "We need ten apples and we have three already. How many more do we need?"
Or if your kid likes helping out while cooking you can let him/her measure out the ingredients.

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Anonymous said...

I use her Lego toy in my mum colorful chopsticks to get her interested in math

Julie tan
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Unknown said...

Best tips for my kids to grow up loving Maths would be to integrate math into fun family activities that my kids enjoyed such as asking my them to measure ingredients' weight, counting the number of fruits & eggs e.g “We need to put 10 eggs, we already placed two eggs, how many more eggs do we need?” Also while shopping for groceries, can also ask them how much the items cost altogether.

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