This morning, I woke up to a silent house. Silence. Sissy had her first sleepover at Mimi’s house with her big sister, and for the first time in two and half years — I had a kid-free morning. I should have been excited, but I was sad and nostalgic. This was a big step for my baby girl, it means she is growing up. I blinked, and she isn’t a baby any more.
If I could, I would keep my girls exactly as they are right now forever. Ages six and two, they a perfect. But it won’t last, they have to grow up. So I take pictures and try to preserve these memories every chance I get.
So when I was given the opportunity through the Playtex Baby Mom’s Trust to have a hand-drawn illustration of my baby girl created as part of the Beginnings Imagined program, I jumped at the chance. I provided a photo of Sissy and answered a few questions about her personality. A few weeks later I received an illustration of my baby girl complete with a description of her.
Wouldn’t you like to have an illustration of your little one? Through Playtex Baby’s Beginnings Imagined sweepstakes you have the opportunity to win an illustration of your child!
Playtex knows babies, and we know every baby is unique. We want to help parents capture their child’s one-of-a-kind personality with a keepsake that they can treasure forever. That’s why we’ve created the Beginnings Imagined Sweepstakes. If you win, accomplished artist Julie Olson will create an amazing, hand-illustrated tale of who your baby is today and who he or she may become.
In addition to the weekly drawing for a one-of-a-kind illustration, everyone who enters the Beginnings Imagined sweepstakes is also entered for the grand prize of a $5,000 scholarship to help their child discover who they will be come one day.
In case you are curious, this is the photo I submitted for my illustration.
In addition to the weekly illustration winners through Beginnings Imagined, I am giving away the chance for one lucky reader will win an illustration of their child.
To enter this giveaway, use the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway ends June 19.
what an awesome idea for kids!
Audrey at Barking Mad! says
I imagine SO MANY things for Gaby. Right now she’s at that age where she’s tackling everything she thinks she might like. However, I really think she has an affinity for snowboarding and animals and I’d love to see her use snowboarding to pay her way through vet school. Whatever she decides to do, she’s going to be amazing!
And woah! Those drawings are the cutest! I’d love to have one of Gaby!
Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting says
OMG! How fantastic is this!? I imagine so much for ALL my kids. My 14yo I envision being a lawyer (he’s a really good arguer lol).
Christina B says
I imagine so much for my little one. She’s been telling me lately that she wants to be a “ballerina veterinarian.” 🙂 Whatever she chooses to do, I know she’ll be amazing!
Valarie Davenport says
I would do this custom illustration for my beautiful granddaughter which we lost on October 22nd, 2012. She was 5 years, 3 months and 11 days old and we imagined so much for her life. She was so beautiful and full of life and her passing was extremely tragic. I imagine her future is as an angel in the Kingdom of God and watching over all of us and other children. I miss her every single second of every day.
Uplifting Families says
I just want my kids to grow up to be productive and useful citizens. 😉
To make a difference wherever she is placed in this life
Natalie S says
I want my boys to grow up to be healthy and strong, loving, tender, caring, generous, friendly, and most of all to be men of God!
I want my son to be a man of God, respectful, and responsible member of society.
Donna Kellogg says
I think she will be a leader she is such a strong personality
Stephanie Galbraith says
My son is planning on working for Disney and becoming a famous artist.
What a cute idea! I’d love a drawing like thus to hang in my daughter’s playroom!
sara giresi says
I want him to beat the odds!
Sarah L says
No kids. This will be a present for my friend to have it done for her granddaughter.
Thanks for the contest.
Tammy S says
I only imagine my kids being healthy and happy. That’s all I really want for them.
I think she will be great at whatever she decides to do.
Kristin F says
I think my 3 1/2 year old daughter is going to be in a science field – she loves investigating and learning about the earth.
I imagine shes a star athlete, that’s her style as a little kid right now 🙂
Nancy Loring says
For the future I imagine my daughter will be the president or an astronaut or whatever will make her happy. I just want her to contribute in a positive way to the world.
amanda whiltey says
i just imagine them succeeding at what they set out to accomplish and that they are happy.
michelle riebeek says
Happiness, joy, love