Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Girl Twin Giveaway

Okay, that came out wrong.
I really do want to keep her. But I thought it'd be fun to do a giveaway
in honor of Dee's almost-walking status.
Here's the idea:
Simply leave your comment with the date
(month and day)
you think Dee will walk. Whoever guesses right
(or closest without going over) wins.
Everyone can enter two times
(leave 2 different dates--no need to enter 2 different
comments--you can leave them all in the same comment).
Here's more of the nitty-gritty if you're interested:
If multiple people leave a guess of the correct day,
their names will all be put into a pool for a random drawing.
To clarify, I'm not talking about taking a wobbly step
or two and then falling down.
I'm talking a purposeful walk to get somewhere.
Here's a video of Bug's maiden voyage to give you
an idea of what I consider walking.
(Wanna know how old she was?
A few days shy of 8 months. I know. Insanity.)
Here's what's at stake:

Bath & Body Works' romantic Moonlight Path lotion, bubble bath, body spray and candle along with Nicholas Sparks' A Walk to Remember. You might see the general plan here: draw a hot bubble bath, light a candle and read a book. Sounds nice, right?

If I make it to 75 followers by the time Dee walks, I'll add in this adorable cookbook:

so tell a friend or two.

Christmas Pantry by Gooseberry Patch is the cutest cookbook/craft idea/holiday book ever! You will love it!

To get you on the right track, here's some hints:

Dee is a stone's throw away from the one year old mark. She has been standing herself up without the aid of furniture for a few weeks. She can take one or two steps, but then falls down. It's quite hard to estimate--she could walk in two days or two months, but I'd wager on the scale of days, not months.

This is my first giveaway. I have no idea if this will work. I'm thinking there's some obstacle I haven't thought of, but I hope you'll fill me in if that's the case!

But we'll have fun with it and I'll keep you all posted on Dee's bipedal status. The moment she becomes a pedestrian, I'll announce the winner!


southerninspiration said...

I was thinking of passing up this giveaway until I saw that it is Moonlight Path.....my absolute favorite!!! and the rest ain't bad either!! ;) I'm going to guess Oct.6 or Oct 8 in honor of my kids' birthdays! One will be 20 and one will turn 18!! I'm old enough to be your kid's grandma! ;)
Thanks for the entertainment. The quints I visit every monday are almost all walking. The two smallest are the last, and slowly but surely are wobbling along!

Take care.


Elle, I loved the video. How precious... What a great giveaway. My guess is Oct. 22 and Oct. 28th. Thank You for sharing your life and all your great pics. Many Blessings my friend,

Salitype said...

i am going to give this a try as i am having my eyes fixed on those bubble bath and candle...ha!ha!ha! its oct 15 and 0ct 25, more or less.

wow! this is exciting!...

Meghan said...

Ok, first off, I can't believe Bug walked at 8 months!! Emy was 17 months before she finally walked and Caleb was 13 months. You haven't rested in almost 3 years, woman! :)

My guesses for when Dee will walk are Oct 7th and Oct 10. I hope I win!!

Heart2Heart said...


How cute and what a wonderful way to capture this precious moment. I pick October 17 and October 9th.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

susanigan's said...

I will play. I would like to pick the dates of Oct 10 or Oct 16 for her to take her first walk. My son could walk but didn't take his first "offical" walk until 12 1/2 months.

Kim said...

Ok, I don't exactly have kids to judge this against, but here's a shot in the dark guess-
October 5 or October 19. Good Luck Dee!

Dandy said...

I love that its A Walk to Remember along with Moonlight Path, how cute.

You are adding to my holiday addiction as well!

My guesses are October 5th and October 14th!

Could bug have any cuter of a walk?! Its like she was dancing!

teamkyte said...

What a doll! Olyvia walked at 8 months too - it was frightening!

ok, my guess is October 4th because it is a Sunday and good things happen on Sundays!

blushing rose said...

Oct. 12 & 29

TY for popping by today ... That teacher should be highly commended for a wonderful lesson in history. Thank Heaven the principal had a decent head on shoulders to allow such a fantastic lesson.

Your wee ones darling.

Have a lovely autumn week. TTFN ~ Marydon

Unknown said...

Awwww, Married Boo walked when she was 8 months too and she was so tiny that it looked like she was definitely 8 months old or younger.

I think Dee is looking pretty steady on her feet so my guess is October 2nd and 8th.

CottageGirl said...

Oct. 10 or Oct. 23. Now the fun begins!!!!!!!

Can't believe Bug walked so early!

Dana said...

Okay! I'll guess October 4th or October 10th. No reason, just random

Flat Creek Farm said...

Your kids are amazing! My son walked at 9 1/2 mos.. and I was blown away by that. But looky at BUG... wow!! I predict for Dee: October 13th. 2nd guess: October 20th. I'm sure she'll walk way before then though, so why I chose those dates I don't know! -Tammy

Simply Colette said...

What a cute video! I will say by Saturday, Oct. 3 and Tues, Oct 6. Busy woman! I commend you. :)

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

OMG. I know nothing about two-legged kids! But here are my picks. Oct. 9 and Oct 14.

Maybe I should do something similiar for Miss D's foal!

Lois Christensen said...

So I get two guesses? One is 10/15 and the other 10/20. No clue why, just picked from the top of my very tired brain. I hope you make it to 75!!!!!

Alice said...

Ooooh! I'm far away so if I win give the gifts to someone else, just wanted to guess too! 7th oct or 11th oct please!

Janene said...

Oh this is such a great giveaway!
And what a great way to do this!
I am going to pick October 4th and/or October 18th. Those days are the birthdays of my last two daughters...so it was lucky for me!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Oh my goodness girl... your comments just blessed my heart like crazy! I feel like I just found the sweetest new blog buddy in you!! Thank you for your sweet words of love- especially on my post about my JJ. What a darling you are.

I'm so glad to have "met" you and look forward to getting to know you even better. I saw that you have two blogs listed on your profile but one seems to have a lot of other writers, so i hope I found the right one! I'll go check out the other one too...

Have a wonderful day and I'll be back to visit you again!


monica said...

What a cute video of Bug walking!!

I am guessing 10/3 and 10/5.

This is a great idea and can't wait to find out when she walks!!

NKP said...

So much fun! Ok, Oct 7th and Oct 23rd.

curegirl0421 said...

Okay I'm gonna guess...

October 9, and if not by then I'd say the 31st.

Nothing like a huge range! hahaha

Also, your Bug was as cute then as she is now.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Oct. 13th and 17th

Chrystal said...

October 17, 2009.
My 11th wedding anniversary.
It will happen then. Purposeful walking followed by purposeful running.

I can just feel it.


mine is just starting to toddle around. it's exciting and sad all wrapped up into one! that means she's leaving babyhood behind! thanks for being a new follower

McVal said...

CooL! I'm guessing October 14th at 2pm.
Or if you're not caring about that exact time, then 10/14.

Unknown said...

ooh, can I enter JUST for the cookbook ;) You know my favorite part about that video of Bug is seeing that other families DO have as many toys as we do. My hubby is convinced that we are the anomoly.

My guesses are October 7th (my brother and niece/nephew's bday)and October 25th (my anniversary). And on the subject of walking - Timmy just walked with a "walking toy" for the first time tonight. He usually can't keep up the wheels and gives up, but got across an entire room tonight. Katie took her first steps at just about 11 months and I foresee Tim will be there or just shy and what the heck....do I hear him clapping in his bedroom....?

Unknown said...

PS..just in case you were also concerned that he was awake at 9:45 - he is not. It is the cat eating dry cat food ;)

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

Bug was sooo cute! My guess is October 20th and 19th. Dee is just adorable!

Don't worry-I have the same problem...sewing comes as fast as Christmas. :)

Love, Joy =D

Unknown said...

Aww she is so cute. I love the way she waddles. lol. I think I will go with October 6 and October 15.

Ingrid_3Bs said...

Hi, Elle! Thanks for visiting my blog, too! I was worried that you would think me nosy with all my questions! :)

I started to go into labor at 26 wks but was able to hold off until 32 when my water broke. That's terrific that you went term! How big were your two? Mine were 4lbs7oz & 4lbs 13oz. They get big fast. Teenage twins? Mine just turned 13 so we're still trying to get the hang of it but I think it's a bit easier having one of each instead of same sex twins. Too much competition and comparisons going on!

My twin boys walked at 8 months, too! They pretty much did everything at the same time. The doctor said that they learned from each other and that they didn't want to get left behind. :)

I'm guessing the day that Dee walks is the day that was their due date!

Happy Birthday to Bex & Dee!

Unknown said...

This is fun!
I vote for October 5th or October 10th...
love Bug walking... so early!

Unknown said...

By the way what kind of camera do you have?! I love your pics!

Roxy said...

Dee will purposefully walk on October 17, 2009...it's my favorite October day....I don't know why...it just is.

Good luck to me on this give away!!

Dandy said...

You are sooo close to 75 followers!

Momma Chae said...

Oh man---- but I wanted to win a twin! :)