Saturday, August 28, 2010

Swimming 2010

We took the kids swimming last week. They had such a great time. Zeke splashed and played around, even after his head went under the water. He just popped up and smiled like somebody had given him a present.

Amber is getting really good at swimming. Having the pool in the backyard is helping a lot, but having all this fun stuff to play on and the slides totally made her day.

Libby is getting pretty good at putting her face in the water too. It is hard to believe that only 1 year ago she was terrified to get anything above her waist wet.

Getting Jacki to get in a swimsuit wasn't as easy because she thinks being pregnant means she is fat, but she had so much fun with the kids that she took them back today. To bad summer is over, but we will be doing a lot more swimming next year.

Good bye summer~~ we have enjoyed the heck out of you. Don't take so long to come back this time would ya?!?!?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

~~Wee Squeak Shoe Review & Giveaway~~

I did a review a while ago for Beibi Shoes. I got a pair for Zeke and they are so cute and we absolutely loved them. So when Cara contacted me and asked if I would like to do one for Wee Squeak, their partner company, I jumped at the chance. We looked and looked through the options and Libby FINALLY picked a pair. Now anyone who knows Libby would know what a chore this was. For those of you that don't personally know us let me tell you, this child is the shoe queen. All of my kids have wanted treats at the store every time we ever went, but not Lib, she always wants a pair of shoes. Flip Flops, sandals, tennis shoes, dress shoes, play shoes~ she doesn't care as long as she gets a pair every time she goes to a store. The child has more shoes than all the rest of us put together. So anyway, these are the ones she chose.

They look so dang cute on her, She wasn't too thrilled with the squeakers because her big sisters teased her, but they are so easy to take out that about 10 seconds later she was smiling again and showing them off. Now personally I like the squeakers especially on little kids because they can't get to far from you without you knowing exactly where they are at and I think that is a great idea!

Wee Squeak Says:
"Children's Shoes - footwear that's fun to wear! Comfortable and stylish, these little shoes are great for any season. With a variety of styles and colors to choose from, these children's shoes are a great gift idea as well as a way to help children learn to walk properly without even realizing they're being taught. Children's tennies and sandals in several different colors and styles, as well as traditional Mary Janes and other kids footwear. As parents of infants and toddlers, our inspiration for WeeSqueak shoes was watching our children in these shoes. We discovered these little gems while in China adopting our oldest daughter, Chloe. However, during the adopting of our youngest daughter, Ellie, we had the idea to bring some shoes back for our friend's children. Our company, WeeSqueak, was born! We are fun parents, with fun shoes for fun kids! Wee Squeak donates 5% of our profits (up to $1,000 contribution per charity per year) to Half the Sky."

Check out some of the great styles they have:

And this is just a small selection, what they have to choose from is huge!! You really need to go check out the Wee Squeak and Beibi sites. There are so many more to see and I don't see how anyone would not be able to find a pair they love. Another thing I really like is the little extras like the heart shapes buckles and all the sweet little die cut and sewn on flowers and butterflies. I haven't seen anything this well made or even close to anything like that on any other brand that I have looked at and believe me with all the school shopping we have been doing I have seen a lot of them. It is just those little things that make these shoes stand out above the rest. They are well made, very stylish and you're sure to find at least a few you simply must have. They have a wide variety of colors and styles of baby and toddler shoes to choose from. Classic maryjanes for babies, stylish dress shoes, fun tennies and so much more!

Now for the best part of this review, as far as I am concerned, Wee Squeak has generously offered to give one of my readers a pair of shoes of their choice. All you need to do is follow the entry rules and you could be the winner chosen by a random draw. First and absolutely mandatory is going to the Wee Squeak site and find the pair of shoes you just can't live without then come back here and leave a comment.
As always you can get extra entries by doing the following:
1 entry for following Wee Squeak on Facebook
1 entry for following me either by email or the feed
1 entry for grabbing my button for your side bar and leaving me information about where it is displayed
2 entries for blogging about this giveaway and linking back to the post

When entering a giveaway, you MUST complete the mandatory entry requirements FIRST before completing your optional entries. You MUST also leave me a valid way to contact you, should you win. If you do not successfully complete the mandatory entry or leave a valid email address, then you will be disqualified from the contest.

The giveaway will end at 11:59pm on September 15, 2010. One lucky winner will be randomly selected using True Random Number Generator. I will email the winner and they will then have 48 hours to respond to the notification email, or a new winner will be chosen. Open to all U.S. readers. Good luck!

Giveaway entry is closed.