Wordless Wednesday; Kyron Is Definately A Hat Man! ( or Toddler....)

7:00 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy

  Becky loves to buy cute things for Kyron, but she goes overboard with shoes and hats!  Here are some cool shots of Kyron's latest styles!














PS: Be sure to enter my current giveaways!  1) Win a $50 McDonalds Gift Card ( 5/31/11) and 2) A $100 Toys R US Gift Card and Air Miles Package!
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Kyron Loves His Great Grandma!

6:30 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy

  Becky, Kyron and I had the opportunity to travel to Vancouver Island to visit Becky's Great Grandma last month and it was a blast.  Even though I only live one province over, this was the first time I was able to visit the Victoria area.  It is simply one of the most amazing places I have ever been to and with its temperate climate ( some call it the California of Canada....) I can see why so many people choose to retire there.

  Kyron has met his Great Grandma once before, as I outlined in the post here.  He really took to her and affectionately calls her "G.G."( Gee...Gee...) which is too cute.  He loved being able to explore a new house and I am pleased to confirm that none of GG's antiques where broken during the visit! 

Here are a few cute pics...



This is classic goofball Kyron...climbing on chairs!



So cute! 

I had a great time on the Island and cannot wait to visit again.....I already miss GG's amazing porridge every morning!






 PS: Be sure to enter my current contests!  $50 McDonalds Gift Card and $100 Toys R Us Gift Card! 


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Enter to Win A $100 Gift Card From Toys R Us and Air Miles!

8:00 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy



Have you heard? Toys R Us and Air Miles have partnered to offer reward miles in Alberta and BC!

  Moms understand the value of play, but they also understand that value means getting more for their dollar. That’s why they love loyalty programs that reward them for their everyday purchases. This spring, AIR MILES, Canada’s premiere loyalty program, has partnered with Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us in Alberta and British Columbia, offering collectors the opportunity to earn reward miles on qualifying purchases.

 “Our customers are looking for added value on each of their purchases, and AIR MILES Reward Miles are a great incentive,” said Liz MacDonald, vice-president of marketing, Toys“R”Us Canada. “Now, parents can reward themselves with bonus miles as they treat their kids to that new bike or outdoor swing set.” To celebrate the new partnership with AIR MILES, moms, dads and gift-givers alike can take advantage of earning reward miles at Alberta and British Columbia Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us locations beginning April 29th.

  Toys“R”Us, the one-stop shop for kids, has everything from toys and arts and crafts to bikes and electronics. In fact, the wall to wall toy selection makes it the perfect place to get everything on any shopper’s wish-list. Babies”R”Us also has the little ones – and new parents – covered with a tremendous selection of strollers, cars seats, infant care and clothing. When getting a kick-start on your spring shopping, take advantage of bonus offers and earn up to three times the AIR MILES starting now. “We know how much Canadians love their reward miles,” said Neil Everett, Chief Marketing Officer, AIR MILES Reward Program. ”Our new partnership with Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us in Western Canada is a great opportunity to give our Collectors even more reason to shop at Canada’s leading toy and baby product retailer.”


  For more information on how you can get more out of your everyday purchases, visit http://www.airmiles.ca/.
 
About Toys“R”Us:  Toys“R”Us (Canada) Ltd., is part of Toys“R”Us, Inc., the world's leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer. Toys“R”Us, Canada operates 70 stores across the country. For store locations and convenient online shopping visit www.toysrus.ca or http://www.babiesrus.ca/.
 
 About the AIR MILES Reward Program:  Founded in 1992, the AIR MILES Reward Program is Canada's premier coalition loyalty program. More than 10 million active Collector accounts, representing approximately two-thirds of all Canadian households, actively participate in the Program. The AIR MILES Reward Program allows Collectors to indulge in leisure, entertainment, merchandise, travel and other lifestyle rewards quickly, simply by doing their everyday shopping for products and services at AIR MILES Sponsors. AIR MILES reward miles can be redeemed for more than 1,200 different rewards, such as movie passes, family attractions, electronic merchandise, sports and recreation, travel and more. 


 I have an amazing giveaway for my readers!  The folks at Air Miles and Toys "R" Us have generously donated a Prize Pack giveaway that one of my readers can win!  The package includes:

  • A $100 Toys”R”Us gift certificate            
  • 250 AIR MILES reward miles

Want To Win This Prize Package?
To enter, simply  leave a comment on my blog telling me what you would buy with the Gift Card!
Bonus Entries!

1. Follow Calgarydaddy.com with Google Friend Connect
2. Follow Me on Twitter http://www.twitter/calgarydaddy and Re-Tweet this contest. You can Tweet once/day! ( @calgarydaddy)
Feel free to use this tweet...

Win a $100 ToysRUs Gift Card! Enter to win on my blog here http://bit.ly/jyO8ry #giveaway #parenting  #yyc


3. "Like Me"  on Facebook! ( Link on my sidebar)

4. Subscribe to Calgarydaddy.com via email! ( see sidebar also)
5. Follow Toys R Us Canada on Twitter! https://twitter.com/toysruscanada
6. "Like" Toys R Us Canada on Facebook ( Link here) and leave a comment on their wall that I sent you!

7. Follow Air Miles Canada on Twitter! http://twitter.com/AIRMILES
8. "Like"  Air Miles Canada on Facebook ( Link here) and leave a comment on their wall that I sent you!



Contest is open to Canadian residents only and will end 11:59pm on June 4, 2011




6/5/11 Update!  Congratulations to Toddlermom34 on winning this cool prize pack!  Thanks to everyone who entered.




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McDonalds New Angus Third Pounder Giveaway

7:00 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy




To celebrate the start of Spring and the end of snow McDonald’s has launched its new Angus Third Pounder available at participating restaurants across Canada.  McDonald's is always adding new items to its classic menu, and I think these new burgers are amazing!

McDonald’s Angus Third Pounder is a third-pound of thick and juicy 100 per cent pure Canadian Angus beef. The Angus Third Pounder has MORE ingredients like: fresh tomatoes, sliced red onions, hickory smoked bacon, crisp leaf lettuce – topped with a bakery style roll.


The Angus Third Pounder comes in three bold varieties:

  • Deluxe Crisp leaf lettuce, fresh tomatoes, sliced red onions, crinkle cut pickles & processed cheese
  • Bacon & Cheese Hickory smoked bacon & processed cheese
  • Mushroom & Swiss Sautéed mushrooms & natural Swiss cheese
If you have not had a chance, give one of these awesome burgers a try....

As a bonus to my readers, the good folks at McDonalds are offering a $50 Gift Card so you and your friends can try them out!

Want To Win A $50 Gift Card? 



To enter, simply head over to leave a comment on my blog telling me which new Angus Third Pounder Burger looks the tastiest!


Bonus Entries!
1. Follow Calgarydaddy.com with Google Friend Connect

2. Follow Me on Twitter http://www.twitter/calgarydaddy and Re-Tweet this contest. You can Tweet once/day! ( @calgarydaddy)

Feel free to use this tweet...
Win a $50 McDonalds Gift Card! Enter to win on my blog here http://bit.ly/kgp1jI Angus Burger #giveaway #parenting @McD_Canada #yyc


3. Follow Me on Facebook! ( Link on my sidebar)

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5. Follow McDonalds Canada on Twitter! http://www.twitter.com/McD_Canada
6. "Like" McDonalds Canada on Facebook ( Link here) and leave a comment on their wall that I sent you!


Contest is open to Canadian residents only and will end 11:59pm on May 31, 2011






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Creating an Effective Nightly Routine for our Little Ones

7:14 PM Posted by CalgaryDaddy

  As parents, Becky and I have found that having an effective night time routing has been essential in establishing a harmonious night with Kyron.  He has become such a creature of habit that if we wander off our established routine, its hard for him to get in the mood for his sleep time!

 For the past few months, Becky and I have always followed the same basic routine.  After supper, I head upstairs and bath Kyron, followed by some playtime until 7pm rolls around.   By then, Kyron is usually ready to doze off after a long day of play!  I had the opportunity to try some of the awesome JOHNSON’S® Bed Time products to see if they would help in our routine.


  This line of Bed Time products really is amazing and Kyron seems to enjoy the soothing scents.  This lineup is clinically proven to help improve your baby's sleeps and includes:

  • Johnson's Bedtime Bath,  Johnson's Bedtime Lotion and Johnson's Bedtime Shampoo.
These products are available everywhere and I would encourage you to try them to see if they are right for your family.

The folks at Johnson also provided me with some tips to share, to help parents create an effective nightly routine for their own little ones, which I have included below.

SWEET DREAMS AT ANY AGE


Whether your little one is a newborn or toddler, developing a bedtime routine can lead to a good night’s sleep and will help to ensure your baby is getting the rest she needs. JOHNSON’S® clinically proven three-step routine includes a warm bath, soothing massage and quiet time which will help drift her off to sleep.

Here are some sleep time tips and ideas to help as your baby continues to grow and develop:

NEWBORN

The first few weeks of your newborn’s life are all about adjustment – for your baby and for you. Newborns can sleep up 18 hours a day – but never for more than three or four hours at a time. Though it’s too soon to expect structured sleep patterns, there are some key things to keep in mind:

• Learn Your Baby’s Sleepy Signs: Every baby is special and has a different way of showing you they are tired. Learn your little one’s signals which could include becoming fussy, crying or rubbing their eyes.

• Night & Day: Keep lights on and normal volume levels around the house while your baby sleeps during the day. At night, turn off the lights and keep the ambiance calm and quiet. This will help your little one sleep the longest at night and also start to learn the difference between night and day.

• Join in Naptime: It’s tempting to use your newborn’s naptime to finish chores, but be sure you use this opportunity as a time to catch up on your own sleep.

• Expect Wake Up Calls: Respond to your baby as soon as they wake up. Most newborns are unable to settle themselves on their own and will need your help to be lulled back to sleep.

INFANT

Between three and six months old, your baby will be able to sleep longer during the night – which is great news for tired mommies and daddies! Your little one is also beginning to understand the difference between night and day, making it the perfect time to help develop their nightly routine.

• A Lasting Routine: Make sure your baby’s bedtime routine is not too long or impractical and make sure you adapt it at your baby gets older. According to a recent Babycenter.ca over 70 per cent of respondents said they had a bedtime routine they followed nightly.

• Bedtime Bath: Help your baby relax before bed by including bathing in her nightly routine. Some warm water and a lullaby can help soothe your little one into the land of nod. JOHNSON’S® Bedtime Bath®, formulated with NATURALCALM™, a unique blend of patent- pending essences proven to have relaxing properties is a great addition to the nightly bath.

• Soothing to Sleep: Put your little one to bed when she is drowsy but still awake; this will help her learn to soothe herself to sleep.

• How Much Sleep?: Your infant will sleep between 13 to 15 hours each day. Every baby is different and your little one may need more or less sleep.
BABY

By six months your baby will be starting to sleep through the night – a wonderful milestone for her tired parents! As your little one becomes busier with crawling, clapping and “talking,” it’s more important than ever to make sure she’s getting the rest she needs.

• Growing Sleepy: Your baby’s physical advances, such as rolling over and beginning to stand, can influence her sleep patterns. Don’t be discouraged if your baby temporarily wakes up in the middle of the night. Stick to your routine to help your little one return to a regular sleep pattern.

• Keep Naptime: Cutting down on naps won’t help your little one sleep longer during the night, in fact, sleep begets sleep!

• Bedtime Bonding: According to a recent Babycenter.ca survey conducted on behalf of JOHNSON’S® Baby, less than half of respondents (45 per cent) view bedtime as an opportunity to bond with their baby. Developing a regular nightly routine including a calm environment, bath and massage for your baby helps her drift off to dreamland while giving you precious bonding time. Try a nightly massage with JOHNSON’S® Bedtime Lotion®, with skin-conditioning emollients and formulated with NATURALCALM™ to help lull her into sleep.

• Fix Problem Habits: Rocking, cuddling and feeding your baby to sleep are major causes of sleep problems, so it’s best to try to break these habits early if you’ve established them.

• How Much Sleep?: Your baby will need about 14 to 15 hours of sleep each day. Crawling, rolling over, sitting up – an active baby means a tired baby.

TODDLER

As your little one continues to grow it’s important they still receive lots of attention, cuddling and sleep. Though they may have moved “beyond babyhood,” it’s important to maintain a consistent nightly routine to help your toddler fall asleep on her own.

• Changing Sleep Patterns: Your toddler’s sleep patterns will change throughout the next year. Although most toddlers will have learned to sleep through the night, change and stressful events such as an illness or trip may cause temporary setbacks to your routine.

• “Big Kid” Bed: You may consider transitioning your little one to a toddler bed at the two-year mark. It’s important to keep in mind that switching your toddler to a bed too early could be disruptive to their sleep routine. You may want to wait until your little one is almost three years old before making the transition.

• Daycare Dreams: If your toddler has started daycare or preschool, her nap time may be shifted to accommodate the need of an entire group of children. During this time it’s important to ensure she is getting plenty of sleep at night.

• How Much is Enough?: Toddlers need between 12 and 13 hours of sleep in total – usually 11 to 12 hours at night and another one to three hours during the day.



I hope this info helps! 

Shane




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The Wiggles in Calgary! CalgaryDaddy.com Readers Save 50%

9:50 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy


  Everyone’s favorite down under fab four - The Wiggles are coming to Calgary Stampede Corral on Sat August 6 (12:30 and 4:00) with a brand new BIG BIRTHDAY show – celebrating 20 years of the Wiggles!


Tickets just went on sale yesterday but the promoters have offered my readers a special discount, which will allow you to get access to special 50% off tickets through May 12 (off $25 price level only)! That’s Wiggles tickets for around $12!!!   Kyron loves this show and I know he will have a blast!
 
When purchasing tickets, simply enter the passcode BIRTHDAY

The Wiggles Big Birthday!

Calgary Stampede Corral

Saturday, August 6, 2011

12:30pm & 4:00pm

Get your tickets before they go on sale to the public!

Presale tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 2 at 10am

Password : BIRTHDAY

Tickets go on sale to the public, Friday, May 6 at 10am

For a limited time, take advantage of this Special Offer!

50% off select $27.50 seats

Hurry- discount ends Thursday, May 12 at 10pm

 
 

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