I want to give a big thanks to Betsy King, of Betsy King Photography. She was the talented person who took this gorgeous photo of our sweetie. I cannot tell you how many compliments we have gotten on her work. This is by far one of my favorite pictures of Olivia to this day. Finally, I want to thank all of the people who voted for Olivia. It is because of your help that we were able to win. I promise not to bother you with e-mail voting requests for a very long time. Olivia may look back on this one day and think it is pretty corny and cheesy, but hopefully it will make her smile. I know I smile each time I think about her being named the 2009 Baby Idol!
Monday, June 08, 2009
our little star
Yep, that's our girl. She was recently named the winner of the 2009 WMEE Baby Idol photo contest! I think most of you are aware of the contest because we hounded you for almost a full month to vote for her, over and over again. Well this past Monday the winner was announced and it was Olivia! This was the longest contest in history, with round after round of voting until it was finally narrowed down to the final two. I think I sent out four sets of e-mails reminding people and begging them to vote for her each time. Although this was a cute baby photo contest, and of course we think she is the cutest thing out there, what it all boiled down to was who would be able to round up the most votes. I guess we were! Hooray for us!
Even though Olivia has no idea that she won this contest we are excited for her to use some of her reward. We receive a $500 gift card to Meijer for winning! We have many plans on how we would like to use the money but we want to make sure that Olivia is able to pick out something special for herself too. I think our big purchase is going to be bicycles for the family. We want to be able to ride bikes together in our neighborhood and this money will allow us to do that! I know that $500 seems like a lot of money, but I have a feeling it is going to go very fast.