Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Baby Feet (+Freshly Picked Giveaway)

Baby Feet

They are the first things to tell you and possibly warn-
Of the sweet spirit you're carrying even before they are born.
They kick you and push you and tumble about.
They're a part of the reason you love them no doubt.




Then ten tiny toes come with two sweet feet,
Into a new world with so much to greet!
We wrap them up in a blanket to keep them from harm
Then put them in knit booties and socks oh so warm. 

They are stared at and played with for hours on end.
They are kissed and tickled, on that you depend.




Then splashed in the tub and lotioned all up at night
Cuddled and held on to so tight.
Day in and day out 'til  one day they just stand.
And they start to walk  just holding your hand.




In such a short time they are sporting cute shoes. 
Walking and running about as they choose.
 I think it is possible to say this without fight.
Baby feet have a way of making our whole world seem right. 


--Elise Larson




Oh, those baby feet. When I was pregnant with JaiseAnn I remember her kicking me while I was in the middle of work meetings and sometimes I loved that little reminder that there was so much more to life than the stuff we were discussing in that meeting. There was so much to look forward to and so much more to care about than policies and politics. Those little kicky feet grew faster than I could have imagined. The day JaiseAnn really took her first steps, Zach and I sat on the floor encouraging her to come to us. "Go to mom!" "Go to dad!" And tears fell down my cheeks with those first wobbly little steps. 

Now, I can hardly keep up with JaiseAnn. She went from wobbling to walking to speed walking. I love those feet now just as much as I did when they were tucked safely within me! They have been with me since the beginning and now there are so many adventures for us to have together--so much for us to share. 

When it came time to outfit JaiseAnn's feet, I knew I wanted moccasins. I wanted a soft-soled shoe for her to really learn to walk. I was thrilled to receive a pair of Freshly Picked Moccasins to review. JaiseAnn's feet are covered in 100% genuine leather and each moccasin is handmade in the USA (there you go, mom!) These are the easiest things you will ever get on your toddler's feet--they slip right on. These are the only easy-to-put-on shoes that you will ever get to stay on your toddler's feet--the moccasins come with comfortable and flexible elastic that holds them to the little feet. These moccasins are extremely high quality (and so cute, might I add). I just die over these House That Lars Built Moccasins.  Now that JaiseAnn has mastered walking, I am even more grateful for these moccasins. They are high quality and keep her feet safe without compromising comfort. 

I love Susan Petersen and her empowering story behind Freshly Picked. I so appreciate that Freshly Picked works with many bloggers to review their moccasins. And I really appreciate that they are giving me a chance to give one of you a pair of Freshly Picked Moccs! That's right! 

I'm making it super easy on you, enter using the Rafflecopter below. But first, a few items of business:

*You may not enter this contest/win if you have won any other giveaway that includes Freshly Picked moccasins in the past 60 days
*The contest begins today 3/24 and runs for a week--3/31
*If you reside outside of the US and wish to enter, Freshly Picked will bill you for the shipping costs 

Good Luck and Thanks for Entering! 

I received a pair of Freshly Picked moccasins in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.
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