Holding your newborn for the first time, seeing that first toothless grin, seeing her figure out how to control her arms and legs to start crawling, taking those first steps, hearing him say Mama... the early years are filled with milestones that will forever have a place in our hearts.
Equally as thrilling, childhood is also filled with plenty of candid and real moments – the completely unscripted ones that leave you filled with joy and grabbing your camera to capture.
And those sweet, humorous, surprising, messy pictures, videos and stories are exactly the ones that Fisher-Price wants to celebrate with us with their new photo and video sharing site, Moments of Joy.
A place for parents to share everything from their child's first day of school to the time they planted their face in the birthday cake, Fisher-Price wants you to join in with your candid pics, videos and stories of your kids in action!
Let me tell you, for me the hardest part about taking part in Moments of Joy was narrowing down which memories of my children I wanted to include! With folders and folders containing picture after picture and video after video, it's all too easy for me to get lost in the memories as I browse... not to mention that I could spend forever looking through the gallery at Moments of Joy to see everyone else's adorable additions as well!
In the end, I chose five of my favorites of each of my girls from their first year or two of life and, after marveling at just how much they've grown and changed since then, happily added them to Fisher-Price's collection.
Each time I have visited, the Moments of Joy homepage has changed, but I love seeing a few of my favorite little faces. First it was these...
...and the next time it was these!
If you were trying to make me swoon, Fisher-Price, you've succeeded!
Plus, now I get to keep visiting to see other people's super cute additions, as well as keep my eye out for my remaining four photos to possibly make their homepage appearance:
Uploading your own photos, videos and stories to Moments of Joy couldn't be much easier, as Fisher-Price has designed all of the steps to be user-friendly and intuitive. Simply create a free account, click Add Your Moment, choose where you would like your photo to come from (computer, Facebook or webcam) and upload.
You're then prompted to add in a title, caption and a tiny bit of info about your moment, and then voila! You're a part of the adorableness!
In case you needed a reason to join in the fun (other than being like me and just wanting to show off more baby pictures), Fisher-Price is kicking off the debut of their new site with a Fisher-Price Moments of Joy Sweepstakes!
Simply by uploading your own pictures, videos and stories about the candid, sweet, silly moments that you've experienced from now until December 20, 2012, you're automatically entered for a chance to win!
The Fisher-Price Moments of Joy Sweepstakes includes five weekly winners selected at random to receive a $100 gift card each, and one grand prize winner selected at random to win up to $1,000 of Fisher-Price toys! Talk about great prizes!
To enter, visit the Moments of Joy website or Moments of Joy on Facebook and upload your moment today! (To be eligible, you must be the age of majority in your state of residence and a legal resident of the U.S. or the District of Columbia. See the Official Rules for the sweepstakes and learn the other requirements for entry by visiting here).
What are you waiting for? Head over to the Moments of Joy site and upload your cute memories today!
And, thanks to the generosity of Fisher-Price, one person will be prepared to turn their memories into prints, canvases or more, because...
One lucky person will win a $100 American Express prepaid gift card!
Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below — simply enter your name and email address to get started and click on each entry that you would like to complete. Follow the directions for each individual method, entering in the necessary information when asked. If you have any questions or problems, feel free to let me know.
A big thank you to Fisher-Price for providing compensation for me as well as a $100 gift card for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.