Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It's Almost Over!

I want to start out by saying thank you so much for all your votes and support.  I have been amazed to hear how many of you are voting, and how often you are voting.  It has warmed my heart and made me smile every time I see it posted on some one's Face book profile, or been copied on an email from a friend who is asking for votes for Sloan.   It has literally made my heart sing.  What an overwhelming show of love and support for all 3 of us – win or lose, we have the best support team of family and friends I could ever ask for.  Thanks so much!!

We got an email today telling us to be home between 8:00 – 8:30 on Friday morning, as they will be arriving at the winner’s house to surprise them.  What a huge surprise that would be...good to know, I think I’ll make a special effort to be showered and dressed by then, cause that might be more of a surprise for the Virgin 98.5 team than they are bargaining for.

Thursday June 16 is the final day of voting - seems kind of fitting as it is the Best Baby of 1951's (aka Grandpa Giles) 60th Birthday on June 16 as well.  That just seems like good luck don't you think ;)

My friend from high school, the exceptionally talented Amy Baxter met us at Nose Creek Park a couple of weeks ago, and it was a dreary, dark day with gale force winds.  I am truly amazed at what she created from three wind blown people and thought I'd share a few of my favorite shots from this outing. 

 Yup, that's a seriously cute kid.

For the last  time here is Sloaner’s link:

If you could also cross your fingers, I don't think that would hurt.

Wish us luck on Friday, and thanks again!!

Julie, Reg & Sloan

Friday, June 3, 2011

Our Cutest Kid

I have shamelessly entered my baby in Calgary's Cutest Kid Contest.   It is hosted by Virgin 98.5 radio, and it has amazing prizes and bragging rights.  But here is the real reason I entered it.  "Calgary's Best Baby" of 1951 was none other than Sloan's namesake, my Dad, Ron Giles.  Here is his winning photo!

And we thought Sloan had a lot of hair!!

It is actually something that comes up in my family from time to time, how "Ronny won the Best Baby Contest", and not wanting to rob Sloan of those same bragging rights.  I figured it was my duty to enter him too.

Here are the photos I selected...luckily I had a few pictures to pick from :)

That is a seriously cute kid (his mother said beaming :))

This just in...We interrupt this blog for some shameless promotion of said contest. We have completed the first two weeks of voting, and the babies have been narrowed down from 1334 entrants to the final 98.  And thanks to all of our amazing friends, family, and co-workers, Sloan has made it to the final 98! You guys rock!  Thank you so much!!  And the good news is, you get to keep voting!

Round 2 has begun, please vote, as often as you can.  You can vote from the same computer every few hours, and the link to do so is
Thanks for your support, your votes, and for reading my blog! :)