Pete’s workplace recently organized a carnival event at Gurney Plaza. It was basically a family day kinda event, where the employees were allowed to invite up to 5 family members and friends for a fun-filled day. Ah Kong and Ah Ma from Ipoh also came to Penang to join us for a day out.
Ethan and Hannah, as usual, were really looking forward to the carnival. Ethan, especially was all geared up for the coloring contest, which I told him about.
There were coupons for kiddy rides for Ethan and Hannah, but unfortunately there were only two coupons (i.e. 2 rides).
There was also a booth for us to take a family photo, and a couple of coupons for a 3-minute back massage (Ah Ma and Ah Kong enjoyed their 3 minutes of pampering there!)
We also wanted to get ourselves a footrub and manicure, but too bad, all the appointment slots for those were taken up for the day.
There were clowns giving out balloons and there was also a magic show for the kids.
But what Ethan was really waiting for was the coloring contest. It was his first one ever, and he kept asking me when the contest would be starting. His set of color pencils was getting worn out, so just for this coloring contest, I specially got him 2 new boxes. There were 3 categories for the coloring contest, and Ethan was registered into the Age 4-6 Category, where they were each given a picture of the sun to color. Time limit was 1 HOUR!!!
…and he eagerly got down to work…
Check out our little artist at work…Ethan’s coloring skills have improved tremendously!!
Hannah wanted to join in the fun too, but she was underaged for the contest, so I had to get her a random piece of paper from my bag, just so she could do some coloring of her own.
Meanwhile, Ethan’s coloring was taking shape…
He had to make the sun colorful, because nobody remembered to bring a pencil sharpener…and when the colors he was using ran out, he had to use other colors…hahaha…
And here’s Ethan with his mentor…looking on, as Ethan puts his finishing touch…
And now, we’ll just have to wait for the results…
Here’s how pleased Ethan looked, after the magician gave him a sheet of Thomas & Friends stickers…
The results for the coloring contest was announced after the magic show. Ethan was in the category with the most number of participants, and the names of the consolation prizes were announced first, followed by the 2nd runner-up, 1st runner-up and the winner…and you know what? We were all pleasantly surprised and proudly beaming when Ethan’s name was called up as the WINNER! Woohooo!!!
Look at that look of surprise on his face!
Ethan got himself a medal, a set of color pencils, a crystal paperweight and a recorder.
Picture of all the winners…looks like Ethan is the smallest-sized of all.. LOL!
Congratulations Ethan! We are so very proud of you…You must have inherited those “coloring contest winning” genes from Mommy, huh? *wink*
We also did some sand art before we left the carnival. It was a first time for all of us too.
Here’s Ethan with his masterpiece…
He had wanted to do another one, but the person-in-charge told us that one child was only entitled to one piece of sand art.
So Hannah had one done too…with the help of Ah Ma! Hannah chose the colors she wanted and Ah Ma did the “sand-arting”:
It was a very exciting day for all, and Ethan and Hannah really enjoyed themselves to the brim! Although the grown-ups were all tired out after the long day of events, the kids still had the energy to go on and on and on!