When the sun’s shining, we love to go on hiking adventures outoors. A few weeks ago, we visited Dunrovin Farm near Crozet (west of Charlottesville) for a church parish picnic and worship event. There were free roamin’ cows.
There were breathtaking vistas.
There was a large mountain/hill which we ascended for worship just before sunset.
My 17-month old tromped through the hip-high grass in his new Keen® Newport H2 sandals which provided a steady tread, generous toe protection, and comfortable breathability as he tackled this hillside hike.
The hike was worth it, because afterward, we got to do this:
. . . enjoy the languid sunset on the emerald grass while singing praises to the Creator of this vasty beauty.
My son liked the dogs, the strawberries, the cows, running through the tall grass, and he especially loved his new shoes.
The most amazing waterproof sandals for sand and surf are now available for little feet. Babies, toddlers, and kids can all have a piece of this unstoppable footwear action by Keen® with the Newport H2, just in time for summer hiking fun!
My son thinks they’re the coolest shoes evah, probably in large part because they look just like a pair of Keen® sandals owned by his Daddy. Of all of my son’s shoes, and he has quite a few, the Keen® Newport H2 water sandals are hands down, his favorite which he hand selects for outings. Once I help him strap ‘em on, watch out! He’ll start running in place, stomping with a frenzy, and emitting the deepest and loudest little-man roar you’ve ever heard. Then, I’ll find him walking around admiring his Newport H2′s, every so often picking up his leg to hip height to admire his cool sandals in all their glory.
Mom’s Stamp of Approval
Waterproof, easy to clean, and quick-drying means super low maintenance on my part. Hook and loop closure ensures a snug fit on the ankle and that my son will eventually be able to slip them on and off by himself (one he increases his toddler manual dexterity skillz). The sole wraps up over the toes for some seriously intense toe protection for my toddling walker.
Keen® is a fabulous sponsor of Traveling with Baby’s Blogaversary Bash is offering 1 winner (U.S. only) their very own pair of of Keen Newport H2 sandals in infant, toddler, or youth sizes (retail value $50). The winner will be randomly selected via random.org
1. To enter, a) first leave a comment on the TWB Blogaversary Bash post about your ideal way to spend Mother’s Day. Then, b) leave a comment on this post with your favorite place to hike or play in the water with your kids. Finally, c) visit Keen®’s site and tell me which size and color you’d prefer in Newport H2′s.
2. Earn a second entry by blogging about the giveaway and linking to Traveling with Baby using “Traveling with Baby’s Blogaversary Bash” as the title in your blog’s post. Then, leave a comment with a link to your post. Non-bloggers can participate by subscribing to Traveling with Baby’s feed .
3. Follow me on twitter (drdolly) and tweet about this contest “@drdolly Keen sandals for kids giveaway on Traveling with Babyhttp://travelingwithbaby.wordpress.com/2009/05/05/kids-shoes-kee…n-surf-or-sand/“. Leave a comment saying you tweeted.
Leave a valid e-mail address, so I can contact you to claim your prize, or it’ll go to another amazing person. The contest is open to U.S. shipping addresses only.
This contest runs until 11:59PM (EST) on May 16th, 2009.
One winner will be randomly selected (via random.org) and announced on this post and e-mailed sometime shortly after May 16th. If a winner doesn’t respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be selected.
Congratulations to the winner: dreamer
– By Dr. Dolly
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