Cheerios Milestones Contest + Giveaway (CLOSED)

2006 Asleep Awake

This was the last day that Chloe slept in her cradle (made by papa). I snuck in to take a picture and ended up with two which will always be priceless to me!

Since becoming a mother almost four years ago, I’ve seen a lot of firsts. While I enjoyed seeing my little ones reach so many milestones, it is quite bittersweet. It’s exciting to watch them grow up but each step takes them further down that road of independence; which can cause a sentimental mother to shed a tear or two.

John, Chloe and Counting

This spring Chloe (3) and John (18 months) and I were sitting reading a story. Chloe and I were counting the items on each page. I turned the page and asked Chloe to count the ducks. John suddenly said, “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, thix”. My jaw dropped. Then I turned the page and asked John to count that one and sure enough, he did!

I remember when Chloe first counted to three. She was well over two and all her little friends were counting but not Chloe. I worked and worked with her but she just gave me her cute {but clueless} smile. Then one morning while I was getting ready in the bathroom, that cheeky little monkey stuck her head in the bathroom and said, “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6” then laughed and raced back out of the bathroom. It made me laugh as I wondered how long she was capable and just chose not to.

Cheerios Milestones Contest

Cheerios wants to celebrate our milestones with us! The Cheerios Milestones Contest runs from October 5th to December 15th, 2010. Simply visit their site, share a photo of your little one’s milestone {or any everyday moment} and you’ll have the chance to appear on a special edition Cheerios Box and win Cheerios for a year! PLUS one lucky grand prize winner will walk away with $10,000 towards an RESP from TD Canada Trust!


Mini Milestones Giveaway

We’re having our own giveaway here too! Would you like to win a Cheerios Playbook; perfect for learning and fun?

  1. Simply leave a comment sharing a story about one of your child’s memorable milestones or firsts.
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  • Contest will run from October 5th to 29th. CANADA & USA
  • Mom Central will send a Cheerios Playbook directly to the winner.
  • Disclosure – I am participating in the Cheerios Milestones program by Mom Central on behalf of General Mills. I received a gift card as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. I think the most memorable moment so far was taking first steps. It was amazing to see her let go of the couch and take a couple steps.


  2. I’ll never forget it when my daughter rolled from her back to her tummy for the first time and I was lucky enough to see it…the look on her face!! :D:D:D

  3. Part of me wants to say its when they both slept through the night the first time, but since that is more of a fluke than a regular thing, its not really a milestone.

    There are so many moments and all have been special; first smile, first roll, first crawl, first spontanious hug.

    The first time each walked certainly stands out. They walked almost exactly a week apart from each other. It brought tears to my eyes for each of them. Of course now I have to chance them both around, using in opposit directions, but thats another story.

  4. Our most memorable moment so far (he’s almost 2) has been when he took his first steps! We were lucky enough to have been able to video tape it so it’s something we’ve cherished since!

  5. Our most memorable moment is the moment my little boy first pulled up on the coffee table. It’s special to me because now he climbs on top of the same table. Everytime I have to tell him to get down I remember just how hard he had to try to just stand up. 🙂

  6. Our memorable moment was when she took her first steps at 11 months. She just took a few steps towards my friend and was so cautious to just stop when she was about to fall.

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