Thursday, September 15, 2011
For those of you who have not heard of Heelys they are shoes with a single or double wheel in the heel and they allow the wearer to go from walking to rolling simply by shifting their weight to their heels.
When I first applied to review Heelys I was thinking I would get a pair for Big J, but when I was accepted and started looking at my choices I realized she was still a little too small feet wise so I decided on a pair for myself. Of course I was scared because I am not know for my graceful abilities!
When they arrived I was very excited and tried them on right away. Since I was not ready to try outside just yet I tried them out on the kitchen floor. Lets just say I won't be doing any tricks anytime soon, but I figured out how to go in a straight line! The best part is that the wheels come out and you have a comfortable, stylish sneaker to wear. The Heelys site also offers plenty of videos on how to start using your Heelys as well as how to do certain tricks. There is also the Heelys Safety Playbook which gives you some great tips on keeping yourself and your children safe.
Of course now Big J wants a pair, so perhaps in a year or so when she is a little older I will be picking out one for her. She will be getting the ones with two wheels which is more for beginners. Maybe her and I will be tricking it out in our Heelys together!
Where to purchase:
- Heelys can be purchased online at the Heelys Shop or use the search feature to find a store near you that sells them.
More Information about Heelys:
- Heelys Facebook Page
- Follow on Twitter
I was sent a pair of heelys for review through Business2Blogger for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Well that was not good enough for Big J because she was still shorter then her sister. To remedy this Big J took a little kid plastic chair and put it on top of the wooden kid chair. The proceeded to stand on it and call to her father to come see. Hubs got about three steps down the hall and we heard thud and screaming.
Big J was clutching her right arm and crying. We had her lay on the couch and put ice on it but she was still crying and whining after five minutes. Now as a parent I knew that something was wrong. Big J is dramatic when she hurts herself but she gets over it quickly. So Hubs got ready and headed to the ER with Big J around 6pm on Saturday.
After x-rays we got the news, Big J had broken her arm! She is in a splint and a sling at the moment. Of course it is a holiday weekend so the Ortho doctor is not open until tomorrow. So I have to call and hopefully will get an appointment tomorrow for Big J. Not sure if she will get a cast but at 5 it is exciting for her because she knows her friends can color on it.
My poor broken baby!
Sunday, September 4, 2011
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