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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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Monday, October 12, 2009
A Bloggy Surprise
Last week I posted about Kayla’s journey to stop sucking her thumb and the prize (a drop-down spider Halloween decoration she chose for going 10 days without it.

Well last Thursday I received an e-mail from the VP of Marketing at Improvements Catalog. She told me how she loved Kayla’s story and her desire for their spider. In fact, she loved Kayla’s story so much she wanted to send Kayla the spider “free of charge”. Needless to say I was blown away by this and entertained the thought that it was a hoax. My first reaction was “How did they hear about Kayla?” until I realized I had put her story and a link to the spider here. I contacted her back and asked her to confirm she came upon my blog and to let her know how much I appreciated her interest and offer but I had already ordered the spider (it was actually already in route to my house). This morning, I heard back from her and was told she has credited my credit card for the cost of the spider AND shipping. They are also sending Kayla a “special package with congratulations for her success”. For the second time I was blown away.

Although this was my first time shopping with Improvements Catalog you can be assured I’ll be back. They seem to have a great selection of a wide variety of products. Head on over and check them out. Of course I highly recommend their Drop Down Spider.

And I could tell you all about how excited Kayla was to receive her spider and how much both girls love it. But instead I’ll just let you see for yourself:

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And for the record, Kayla is on Day 12 and counting with her thumb. She's doing amazing!

posted at 9:23 PM  

At 11:10 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Wow what an awsome company that is! How sweet that they read Kayla's story and wanted to help her celebrate! Can't wait to see what her special prize package is!

What a really cool spider! Congrats to Kayla on doing so well!

At 10:57 AM, Blogger Typette said...

That video clip makes me crack up!

That spider really is great, for adults too ;)

I can't wait to see her special package too!!


At 8:45 PM, Blogger Christine said...

Awesome! And congrats to Kayla for her 2nd big accomplishment recently!!


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