Sunday, October 5, 2014

Thank You to our IBW Sponsors!

IBW is Here!  The BWI of Central Virginia leadership team wishes to send a hearty thank you to the sponsors who have made this year's IBW celebrations possible.







































And a special thanks to the following individuals who gave generously to our raffle!
Tara Wambugu
Cathy Dean
Jennifer Gates Grey
Angi Hamer
Dinora Lopez
Lauren Everett
Hope Hichak
Jessica Colteaux
Andrea Skeens
Christina Owen
Heather Pencil
Julie Kratzer
Sara Thomas
Judy Bowman
Christina Falkenstein
Sarah Mack
Angela Sanford
Natasha Frelin

Thursday, October 2, 2014

And the last prizes

Whew, we're getting very, very close to International Babywearing Week and it is my pleasure to announce the LAST batch of prizes to you all.  We have a total of 46 donations and more than 50 prizes (some duplicates) to give away.  Don't miss out on our party October 11, 2014 11am-1pm at Crump Park in Henrico County!

31) VMFA Family Membership, Courtesy of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

32) 25 Free Red Box Movie Rentals, Courtesy of RedBox

33) The Latched Mama $30 credit and teething necklace, Courtesy of the Latched Mama

34) Dinner and a Movie #4-5: $30 in Chilis gift certificates and 2 tickets to the Byrd Theater, Courtesy of Chilis and the Byrd Theater

35) Gift Certificate for Babywearing session with Hope Hichak, Courtesy of River City Babies

36) Gift Certificate for Postpartum Doula Services with McRae Brittingham, Courtesy of Jessica Colteaux

37) International Babywearing Week Tote Bag, Courtesy of Andrea Skeens

38) Young Living Essential Oil Starter Set: Contains sample size Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier, Grapefruit Lip Balm, Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint Essential Oil packets (10 of each scent, .25 ml each), Courtesy of Christina Owen

39) New Mama Gift Set: Contains Vera Bradley Diaper Bag, Hand knit "boobie" hat, tie dyed onesie, bag of assorted teas, Baby's Keepsake kit, silicone teething necklace, 12 cloth wipes, Courtesy of BWI of CVA members

40) Worn Baby Gift Set: Moby Wrap Baby Blanket and Knot Hat, Starbright Baby Wrap Scrap Teething Giraffe, comes in a We <3 Babywearing tote bag, Courtesy of BWI of Atlanta, BWI of Austin, and Starbright Baby

41) CVA Gift Set:  Pair of handmade suck pads from His and Hers Homemade (our own Julie Kratzer), handmade snack bags by Cathy Dean, and a Warriors Pride Wrap Scrap Key Fob from The Carrying On Project (our own Kit Jenkins), comes in a We <3 Babywearing Tote Bag, Courtesy of Julie, Cathy, and Kit

42) I Wish I Went to Tempe (International Babywearing Conference 2014) Gift Set: Lillebaby tote bag, Pashmina, Pavo IBC 2014 mini tote bag, wrapsody head scarf, Pavo textiles postcards, Assorted other small swag items from IBC vendors, Courtesy of Cathy Dean

43) Pampering Mama Gift Set: Baby Bjorn tote bag containing handmade oatmeal soap, assorted teas, wrapsody hair scarf, 2 scentsy room sprays, Yankee Candle, Courtesy of Cathy Dean, Heather Pencil, and Sara thomas

44) Happy Family Gift Set: Yoga Mom and Me DVD -- a Happy Family Nutrition and Family cookbook, free trial coupons and assorted free products, Courtesy of Happy Family

45) Pampered Chef Gift Card, Courtesy of Judith Bowman, Pampered Chef

46) Custom Handmade Birth Wreath, Giclee print with hand letter calligraphy with your child's birthdate and name based on their birth flower, Courtesy of Christina Falkenstein

47) Montana Gold Gift Card courtesy of Montana Gold

48) 4 vouchers good for tickets to our holiday show, Santa’s Christmas Miracle, which takes place at Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn, Courtesy of the Virginia Reparatory Theater.

Donations are continuing to arrive so we may have a few more surprise lots on hand next Saturday too!

Where We Wore This September

Each month we ask members to post pictures of their babywearing adventures.  Here are some of the places we wore in September 2014!

Because when a special wrap comes for a visit and the preschooler refuses to go uppy, Mr. Moose rides in style!

Back home in Kenya


Stealing babies and putting them to sleep in a borrowed Poe Wovens herringbone tester.

While doing pentatonic flute lessons with the big kids.

On the beach

At the final Flying Squirrels home game for the season

Walking to the post office to mail my sister her first ever college care package!

Going to pick up big sister from school in my first attempt at FWCC in a year and a half

Sick baby, wearing around the house.

At the Virginia Science Museum.

Walking on the beach at sunset

Richmond Kickers' Playoff Game in the Library's Toddler Tula

At IKEA...wishing, lol

At Maymont with a friend in Babyhawks.

Backyard in the Maya Wrap Ring Sling while Big Sister plays in the sand box

2 year old Costco napping!

Hiking the Oloolua trail!

Teething girl doesn't want to be put down so we're walking to CVS for Tylenol!

NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island