There's nothing better than watching a baby dance!! It started out when Kaelyn was quite young...she'd bob her head and get all excited when she'd hear music of any kind. Now, she's older and has started to stand out in the middle of the room, bobbing her head, turning her hips and bouncing her legs to all kinds of music....a tune she hears on the TV, the songs her toys play, etc. It's pretty adorable if you ask me!! :) No matter what kind of day I'm having...I always enjoy Kaelyn's dancing. She can bring a smile to my face in an instant...what a joy she is! I happened to capture her dancing last night as she played with a "Guitar Hero" toy from the cereal box. Isn't it something that something as simple as a cheap toy from Kellogg could provide endless fun for a one year old??! :)
One of the nice things about this time of year is all the great food! Especially the sweets! Right?!? Well...if you enjoy sweets as much as I do...then do I have a giveaway for you!
I've decided to do my very first giveaway on this blog! I'm sure many have heard of the Ferrero Company before, but did you know that they are in their second straight year of partnering with Share Our Strength, one of the nation's leading organizations working to make sure no child grows up hungry in America?? They have given 150,000 dollars to this organization and are giving others the opportunity to add to that amount as well. How you ask? All you have to do is go to Share Something Sweet and "send something sweet" which is a customized e-card, and Ferrero will donate another 1 dollar per card sent! They will do this up to 10,000 dollars! What a difference that could make!! And, for every person that joins the Ferrero Facebook page, "Ferrero Lovers Unite," they will donate another $1 to Share Our Strength (up to $1,000).
To raise awareness about Share Our Strength, I am hosting a giveaway where I will be giving away 7 Ferrero Chocolate Christmas Tree gift boxes filled with Ferrero chocolates. For a chance to win, all you need to do is leave a comment (please be sure that you either leave your e-mail address with your comment or email it me so I know how to get a hold of you if you should win). On Monday, December 22nd at 5:30 PM I will randomly draw the seven winners and will e-mail them right away.
One of the biggest milestones we're facing with Kaelyn right now is walking!! She's been cruising for quite some time now...and about a month ago started to take steps. Then, within the past couple of days she's started to take more steps. We can really tell her confidence is increasing as she tries to walk more and more. It's fun to watch her thinking as she takes each step. It's like she's telling herself "I can do it, I can do it". :) It's very cute. So far she's taken 7 steps at a time, but each day she seems to get better and better. I have a feeling she'll be walking before we know it. Then we'll really be busy!!haha
Video to come....
For a few months now Scott and I have talked about getting a Nintendo Wii. The more we played it with friends and family, the more interested we became. Yesterday, my parents came up to visit and bought a Wii of their own. We played it for a few hours at least and by the end of the day you could say we were more than sold on buying one!! It was just so much fun!! They are going fast with Christmas around the corner, but Scott called around and found us one at a great price. We not only got it because it's a lot of fun and something we can do together, but also because waking up sore this morning and feeling like I did an extensive workout, tells us both that it's great exercise as well. I know some people who play don't move around much, but when you choose to really get into the game you're playing it can be a great way to exercise. There have actually been people to lose weight when implementing better eating habits and daily Wii activity that I've heard of. I'm very excited to keep playing for the fun of it and for the healthy aspect it will bring to our lives. Of course I am also looking forward to getting better at each of the games too! Who wouldn't like to have fun while exercising?? I know I do!!
I think it will also be a fun thing to do over the holidays with all of our family around. Many pictures to come I'm sure!! :)
For the past couple of weeks Kaelyn has been struggling with what we thought was a small rash on her tummy and back. Over time we noticed that it was also appearing on her arms, legs and neck as well. On Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Scott decided it would be best to take her to the Dr just in case it was something that should be treated before the holiday weekend. Thankfully the Dr had no concerns and said it was either dry skin or a reaction to something. Since we knew she hadn't been introduced or exposed to anything new that may cause an allergic reaction...we have come to the conclusion that it could just be very dry skin. We got a good moisturizer and started to dress here in lighter pjs at night. We're also looking into getting a humidifer for her bedroom as well. So far these things seem to be helping. The rash is minimizing and all she's really left with is very dry skin. I did some looking and came across Angel Baby Lotion which is supposed to be great for kids with skin like hers. It's all natural which is also an added bonus. It's coming in the mail and should be here by this weekend. I'm really excited to try it out and see how it works. I'll keep you posted....