Happy IBW Week Saturday… photos, events, and raffles, OH MY!

(this photo is on the train half in a carrier sitting on my lap being entertained playing with the hood). ūüôā

Photo Contest

We have a photo contest that’s underway, if you have a favorite photo (one from each category), please vote for it! ¬†Voting will run through Sunday at noon! ¬†Well give you the results by Monday morning!

Here’s the direct link ¬†https://bwichicagoland.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/photo-contest/

Events

We had a few great events this week, starting with a social gathering at the Algonquin Township Hall in Crystal Lake. ¬†We had 23 caregivers come and share their knowledge and experiences with each other. ¬†Though we did some 1×1 help, there was a lot of great group sharing going on. ¬†Some mamas shared tips on using ring slings. ¬†A gorgeous Snuggybaby wrap was given away. ¬†The lucky winner was a new attendee with a newborn who was there looking for another option to her Bjorn, so it was a lucky match for the drawing!

Yesterday was a busy babywearing day in Lake County.  We had  16 caregivers come and share their babywearing love.  We held a giveaway drawing and a pregnant first time mama won the Boba wrap.  Another great giveaway!  One of our leaders gave us feedback on all the great carriers represented at the ABC conference a few weeks ago.  We will have a few new wraps coming our way from the event, stay tuned for details when they arrive!

After a bit of a break some of us headed out to the Mundelein Farmer’s Market. ¬†We had an opportunity to show off a few ponchos and larger jackets while wearing our little ones since it was getting so cold and windy! ¬†It was the last market of the season, and the kids enjoyed some free apples, local bakery goodies, face paintings, a hayride, popcorn balls, and a little free pumpkins! ¬†I’ve never seen the market with so many fun samples for the kiddos!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The preschool to grade school aged kids enjoyed the “hayride” on a few local streets through town. ¬†My poncho worked wonderfully as a blanket over us, since the 3 year old came off my back for the ride. ¬†My son has decided both arms and one shoulder need to come out of his poncho hole to play with my hair. ¬†It looks like my poncho will need a few alterations, since I don’t really prefer to be strangled by a 3 year old…

We have two more meet-ups scheduled for today. ¬†I’m sure we’ll have a few pretty photos from the outdoor event to post later!

Raffles

Our fundraising raffle is also underway. ¬†We welcome all to enter the raffle, you don’t need to be a member of our group. ¬†Our only requirement is that you’ll need to pay for shipping if you win and aren’t local (since this is a fundraiser :). ¬†Some of the raffle items have very few entries, so the odds are great for winning!!

Here’s the link for the raffle:

https://bwichicagoland.wordpress.com/2011/10/13/raffles-and-giveaways/

Happy Babywearing Weekend to all!

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