Saturday, September 15, 2007

Happening On The Hill

Today was an interesting day. Mommy had to work, so Daddy decided to take the kids out to Safeway to buy some groceries. On the way to the bus stop, we saw a fun fair of sorts in the park, where we flew our kite just a few days before. We decided to check it out.

It was called “Happening on the Hill”, and was advertised at Acadia Park as a free event for kids in the neighborhood. The first thing the kids wanted to try was the obstacle course. They had so much fun trying it out.

Both Melur and Arman went through the obstacle course about 3 times each. I took pictures of both of them (separately, of course) as they traversed through. Arman was so happy, even more so than his usual self.

After that, Melur directed us to some free popcorn. Melur and Arman both had a helping. Melur then headed to the Staples booth to do some coloring. Arman was content just hanging out, enjoying his popcorn and water (which was also provided for free).

After Melur submitted her entry to the Staples coloring contest, we explored the rest of the fun fair. Arman caught sight of this thing called “Spin Art”, which he really wanted to try. We queued up for about 20 minutes, just to try it out. Melur was a little impatient and decided to walk around on her own. Don’t worry, the park is small and she never left my sight.

Arman finally got his turn at the Spin Art, and started pouring paint of different colors onto a spinning white card. The result was a piece of art. And during this time, Melur was able to get a tattoo (the temporary kind), play with a hammer thing, and throw darts, where she won 2 paper gliders, which she shared with Arman.

After all that, it was finally time to head to Safeway for the groceries. This event is held yearly. Unfortunately, I don’t think we have any pictures from last year’s event, but the kids did try the obstacle course then as well. The year’s event coincided with the fasting month, and so we didn’t really plan to go. But since we were here, we made a day of it. The kids were in a real good mood afterward, and Melur offered to carry our foldable trolley to Safeway. How nice of her.

And that’s how we spent this Saturday together, which incidentally is also Nenek’s birthday (the one in PJ). Happy Birthday, Nenek!

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