Last Saturday, joining a lot of other families worldwide, lights, + everything electrical in the house, were turned off in observance of Earth Hour. For one solid hour we reveled in the darkness, illumined by our flashlight + the purple electronic candle (the ones where you blow into the candle to turn it on + off), my good friend, Chris, gave me last Christmas. Jared, in his playpen for safety measures, lest he will be running in the dark + Mum will have to run after him, decided to tackle his book yet again + pretend-read while we lit him with the flashlight. We stayed in our room with my sibs, Ken + Bel, as the hour wear off.
Earth Hour is something I’d like to make as a yearly family tradition. It is not only a perfect way of doing what little thing I can to help battle climate change, but is also a great avenue to teach my son to be eco-friendly too. He’s not asking much yet, being little still, but I know for sure that by next year he will begin to ask why we turn off the lights for one hour every last Saturday of every March + I’d be more than delighted to teach him the ways of the world, so to speak, the world where everyone is doing his share to help clean + eventually save Mother Earth. Sounds Utopian right, but with every little step we take, one earth-friendly deed at a time, one person at a time, I know you’ll agree with me when I say it is quite achievable. I only wish people in our rural neighborhood will find it in their hearts to participate next year, maybe I can start a campaign to promote it? Hmm, sounds like a good idea, well, let’s see….
Meanwhile, we’ve also found Earth Hour a great time to take nice pictures, come look at our photos taken by my sis, Isabel:
this is my uber late entry to this week’s
This summer, am going to party! A virtual party, that is! I am joining the Ultimate Blog Party 2011! This will be the first time am joining a blog party + am so excited. Thanks Mommy Willa (of PMC) for the post!
So, let’s get this party started!
I welcome you all to my humble abode (the second one, actually, visit my first blog here), I am Vix, or Jared’s Mum to Google Friend Connect, or Ma to my adorable 19-month old baby boy. I enjoy early morning or late afternoon strolls with my son, reading, moon-watching, + going on enjoyable baby’s day out. If given a chance, I would also love to try my hand at crafts making like cross stitch + scrap booking (I finished my first one with 100% effort from my sis + 10% annoyance from me ;)).
I simply love blogging, apparent with the birth of this blog, I’ve only had this recently + celebrated its 1st month last March 28! Yay! I also enjoy reading, visiting + following other blogs + it will be a delight to stalk yours next. So please swing by + let me know that you dropped by from UBP 11 + I will be delighted to return the favor.
For details + other party favors, do visit our gracious host at 5minutesformom!
Anything handmade is a thing of beauty. That is why I am way too glad to come across this giveaway by Mommy Gen.Here are the beautiful prizes up for grabs:
First prize (1 person)
- cloth diaper
- 1 pair of pink pearl earrings
- 2 sets of Friendship cards
- 4 sets of mini notebook
2nd prize (3 people)
- 1 pair of pink earrings
- 2 friendship cards
3rd prize (1 person)
- 6 sets of Bamboo Thank You Cards
- 1 set of Celebrate b-day card
This giveaway is made possible by these lovely sponsors:
- Momgen’s Corner
- Gen Card Corner
- BunnZoo Boutique
Hurry this contest is up until today only, so waste no more time + join, simply click on the image to get to the contest page. Good luck!
Love + Light,