Happy Feet {Betts Kids Giveaway}

by mamagrace71 on October 23, 2012

If it wasn’t trippy enough finding out for the first time we were having twins, the ultrasounds thereafter were something out of this world.

Like a silent version of “Aliens”, Mr Surfer and I would sit in that dark room and stare at the huge plasma screen in disbelief.  Before us, there were two little heads, two little bodies and all the twenty teeny tiny fingers and toes.

“It’s like you’ve got a little soccer team in there…” The ultrasound technician giggled on one occasion.


As sleeping babies in their twin stroller, I would throw a large muslin over the front, protecting them from the sun and flies. But four little feet and their squidgy toes would peep out, catching the attention of many a jogger and by passer.

“Oh, how cute! You have twins?”  Asking while having a quick peak through the cover.

These little feet are no doubt the joy of my life.  At the same time, have given me great cause to get fit while learning the importance of patience.

They turn stubborn, defiant even, and refuse to budge an inch when I’m in a hurry to get them to the car.

But then they do the Usain Bolt, (usually in opposite directions), guaranteeing me to sprint after them and beating my PBT.

There are also the precious moments when they actually sit still.  Then a foot is shoved in my face, requesting for fat little toes to get some “This Little Piggy” tickle time.

“Mama, Piggy…Piggy…”

Back in late August, Betts Kids kindly invited me to the launch of their Summer/Spring collection.

Along with a beautiful morning tea spread, I had the opportunity to see first hand a beautiful and stylish range of shoes that had plenty of appeal for children of all ages.

I can say from experience that Betts Kids shoes are extremely comfortable because they graciously gave the twinlets a pair each.  Not only are these sandals look so cute on these mischievous, adventurous little feet, the boys happily wear them without fuss.  (Big plus!)

And the news gets even better! Betts Kids are generously offering 3 readers a pair (to the value of $100) each.  Awesome, yes?

What’s been your most memorable Usain Bolt moment with your little one/s ?

To enter this fab giveaway:

1)   Head on over to the Betts Kids website and leave a comment on this post telling me which pair of shoes your little one would love the most. (Don’t forget to include your email address)

2)   Click Like on the Betts Kids Facebook page.

3)   Like “With Some Grace” on Facebook.

The important stuff:

1)  This giveaway is for Australian residents only.

2)  Closing date is Sunday, 4th of November.

3)  The winners will be announced on Monday, 5th of November.

4)  Please remember to leave your email address in your comment.

5)  Betts Kids Shoes will contact the winners who will have the choice of either having the requested shoes delivered or to be picked up at the nearest Betts Kids Shoes store.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions expressed are my own.

Linking up with the fabulous Jess for IBOT

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Tracey @ Bliss Amongst Chaos October 23, 2012 at 6:41 am

Oooh, I love the Junior Pacific in Blue grey. I think my youngest would love these!
Thanks Grace :)

PS “Doing the Usain bolt”….cracks me up.
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Michelle V October 23, 2012 at 6:43 am

My beautiful daughter Penni, aged 8
Thinks the Talie style shoes are great!
Size 1 in White (her favourite shoe hue!)
For the summer season, no others will do!


Michelle V October 23, 2012 at 6:44 am

Oops forgot to mention my email:

Thankyou for the opportunity!!


Sim October 23, 2012 at 6:47 am

I love that photo of the four legs sticking out from the pram. Makes me think of bliss and mayhem!
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Bachelormum October 23, 2012 at 6:57 am

I’ve had a child who has never done any bolting, she tends to give me a verbal run around which leaves me just as exhausted and wondering what the word patience means. As for the 20 toes, two heads, my sis has 4 month old twins (and a toddler) and I think she believes more than aliens have come into her life! :-)
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Penny October 23, 2012 at 7:13 am

I love the KRYSTAL pair from the new arrivals. Such a lovely colour combination.

With twins, like you, I completely understand. Luckily, I have Miss Possum but sometimes she does the bolt too!
Yesterday, I alone, took a huge leap of faith and took all three girls plus our two dogs for a walk to the park. We started off well until Miss Possum let go of Sam (the dog) and he went bolting off down the street. I’m holding one dog and holding the hands of my two year old twins. Miss Possum (four years old) races after Sam and around the corner out of sight while I’m screaming for her to come back to me. I’m pulling the girls forward as fast as possible. We managed to get to the park that day, with all five of them alive and fine but that was a scary moment for mummy!
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Kate @ Our Little Sins October 23, 2012 at 7:32 am

Ooooh, I love the Mack sandals. My Mr 3 doesn’t have sandals for summer yet and it’s getting pretty warm some days.

I can’t even imagine what it would be like having to chase two toddlers! I’m not quick enough for one, let alone two!
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Jasmine October 23, 2012 at 7:38 am
Kevin October 23, 2012 at 8:13 am

Best bolt moment was in Aldi. My wife told me to hold on to little miss 2.5 but I didn’t want to “oppress” her spirit. Next thing she’s tearing down the ailses pulling jars off squeeling “daddy daddy daddy” as I chase her doing the “running while trying to look like your not running” thing.
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kirri October 23, 2012 at 8:17 am

You know what one of the zillion observations I love about twins? The way that they naturally stick together, especially when they are small. Even now, when I ask my girls for a photo, they tend to both come and stick their face (and feet) in each others shot. We’re doubly blessed x
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Mum's the Word October 23, 2012 at 8:23 am

I love the griffin shoes for my little Roo.. I have plenty of run away stories.. high heels and toddlers do not mix well!! lol
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Catherine Rodie Blagg @CoTaaB October 23, 2012 at 8:23 am

I think the Lark saddles would be cute on G. They are a great combination of pretty and sensible!

I have plenty of bolting stories to chose from, I feel like I am always chasing after her. The most recent was in our local shopping centre, I had C in the buggy going down the travelator, G made a run for it, but because of all the people in my way and having the buggy I couldn’t catch her. When I finally got to the bottom I ran around shouting out for her but couldn’t see her anywhere. It was terrifying! I eventually found her sitting at a table in the food court as if she was just waiting on a order. Cheeky monkey!

It’s funny that you’re doing a shoe give away today, my post is about shoes too :-) x
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Catherine Rodie Blagg @CoTaaB October 23, 2012 at 8:25 am

ps my email address is catherine@cupofteaandablog.com
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Catherine Rodie Blagg @CoTaaB October 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm

What’s wrong with me! my best bolting story is the time G unlocked the changing room door and ran out into Target leaving me with no choice but to follow… in my undies!! (OK, truth me told I had a tee shirt on, but the granny knickers were on full display for all the world to see).
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Me N my Monkeys October 23, 2012 at 8:56 am

I love a tootsie shot, such a cute pic!

There are quite a few really cute pairs of shoes on their site.
I’ve liked there FB page
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Christine October 23, 2012 at 9:06 am

Aww super cute pics of the twins :) hehe
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Nat - Muddy Farmwife October 23, 2012 at 9:12 am

I love these shoes, with 4 kids I am always looking for durable shoes that can be worn for play and dress up. I love the Krystal sandals for my eldest girl. – muddynat@gmail.com
My 3 girls have been pretty good, they haven’t done the Usain Bolt on me very much but my Baby Boy does it every chance he can get, his favourite one is bathtime, I get him undressed and he bolts out the bathroom door giggling so hard he falls over trying to run. It’s frustrating but hilarious at the same time. I definitely take my hat off to you with twin boys!
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Ai Sakura October 23, 2012 at 9:45 am

I go gaga over cute kiddy shoes :) good luck to the participants!
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Yvette Bowyer October 23, 2012 at 10:54 am

Oh bless their cute little tootsies!!

I would get the Congo’s for my son. They will match is baby blue eyes (when we all have brown eyes!)
He’s 17 months and only just starting to stand on his feet, after having no muscle tone in his ankles or hips, we’ve had problems getting him to put weight on his legs. At 10 months old I felt like I was carrying around a 9kilo new born!! Now he is on the move we need to get him into his first pair of shoes!
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Danya Banya October 23, 2012 at 11:29 am

I love Betts Kids, we’ve gotten JJ’s last 4 pairs from there. She’d love a pair of the “Candi” ones – she has a serious shoe fetish, and a serious purple fetish, and these are SHOES with PURPLE flowers. OMG she’ll do her best 2 year old swoon.

As for an Usain Bolt – how can I pick just one? She bolts every single day. Freaks me out. Especially driveways. I’ve done a few mad dashes, abandoning the pram for lost, breastfeeding baby bouncing along for the ride…. I can only imagine twins…. (respect!)

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Rachel @ The Kids Are All Right October 23, 2012 at 1:43 pm

My youngest is the boltiest of Usain Bolters, and the stand out memory is not a happy one :( She was ok, but my conscience is not. So I won’t go into it, but I just wanted to say that pic of your kids’ little tootsies sticking out is extremely cute. x
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jess October 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm

It was just after Miss Ava was born, and I was doing the grocery shopping. I had Ava in the baby bjorn, Bailey in the trolley and a trolley completely full of shopping, so that I had to take Bailey out to fit it in when I paid. He was playing on one of those boat things, and as I went towards him, with my full trolley and baby attached, he took off back into Coles at full speed.I had to park the trolley at the checkout, ask the lady to mind him, then run after him in my thongs, trying not to fall over. He ran to one end of the shop, up the aisle, and right down to the other end as well, and only stopped when some helpful lady stood in his way. The bonus of catching him, was that I got to drag him kicking and screaming, all the way back to the trolley, which then needed to be pushed one handed down a slope. I loosened my grip on him momentarily, he took off again, I let go of the trolley which started to slide away, and by some miracle of go gadget arms, managed to grab his wrist and then catch the trolley before it crashed into a car. Then I had no idea what to do, until some lovely lady offered to push the trolley to the car, and Bailey was so concerned she was stealing our food, it snapped him out of it.
And if that doesn’t win me new shoes, nothing will! :)
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jess October 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Oh, and I would get the Whyndam for Bridie cause she would love them.
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Josefa @always Josefa October 23, 2012 at 2:23 pm

lovely post Grace
i’ve had too many moments (which i am trying hard to forget) when my monkeys have run off
but i can share with the the joy of shoes + boys
my little 3 year old is on his 3rd pair of sneakers in 3 months!
don’t last long with him
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carmen October 23, 2012 at 3:29 pm

*sigh* My darn practicality!
Summit. The boys would love them though. REAL school shoes. Why? Because they kill shoes! Quickly… so I’ve never bought them quality stuff. Silly mum.
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Rachel from Redcliffe Style October 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

It doesn’t matter how far I run they always catch me. My girls are too fast :) They would love these shoes. Rachel xx
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Salz October 23, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I love the “Layla” I think my daughter Layla will be impressed by them.
salzdummyspit@gmail.com I have liked both the facebook pages already :D
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Bridget October 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I can’t win, but I love hearing your Twinkie stories:)
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mellie jane October 23, 2012 at 4:26 pm

PERSIA J my little girl is in love with them wonder where her love affair with shoes comes from?


Prue October 23, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I love the Mack sandles!
My four year old did a runner on the weekend, through Bunnings! I’ve never seen him run so fast. It was like he was possessed. He got lost, & had the scare of his life. I don’t think he will be doing it again anytime soon.

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Kirsty @ My Home Truths October 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I would love to get a pair of beautiful girly shoes for my 2.5 yo Delilah – most of her “good” shoes are hand me downs from her sister so to get her a pair of the beautifully coral Danique shoes would set her up nicely!
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Melissa Mitchell October 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I have two little men who have practised for the “Olympics” for the past few months now. Not a ‘sporty’ bone in their bodies, but bless them, they’re out there giving it a go.

I’m loving the Black Respond – they’d be great for school. And I think that the “Griffin” is adorable.
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LisaW October 23, 2012 at 8:55 pm

My daughter has fallen in love with the “Whisper J” shoes in fuschia. They have a little wedge heel, and she’s been busting to get a pair of grown up looking shoes!
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Nami October 23, 2012 at 11:00 pm

You and Tricia (Critters and Crayons) have the best give-aways that I can’t participate in because I live in Hell! Oh well, now I know how Hades feels. Ha, ha. Cute shoes – love pudgy feet.
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ava October 24, 2012 at 12:03 am

Love love those pudgy feet! Patience is one of my constant prayer now. And too bad I can’t join. Maybe next year or the year after next we decide to migrate to Australia, I’ll be your regular contestant then.
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Pam October 24, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Hi there, Delilah pink size 5.5. would be wonderful please :)
I’ve liked both page on my personal Facebook profile, if picked I will divulge in private so you can check, if that’s ok ;)
Cheers, Pam
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Kylez @ A Study in Contradictions October 25, 2012 at 9:28 am

This post has come at the perfect time as Mia will be walking soon, and once she’s gotten a bit of practice in and steadied up I’ll be looking to get her some shoes. I absolutely love the Candi sandals, they are gorgeous and going on my wishlist! I may have to getsome for her for Christmas I think. http://www.bettskids.com.au/catalogue/Girls_Baby/CANDI_3.aspx
Am now a fan of Betts Kids on facebook and my email address is kylie(@)kyliepurtell(dot)com
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iSophie October 26, 2012 at 7:12 am

Opps I put the comment on the wrong post!
I like the Boys casual Galaxy canvas shoe. So incredibly cute! We have a rule, no shoes, no deck play. We have had some whopped splinters from our deck. But often shoes are hard to find. I hate school mornings!

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Mum of Adult Kids October 27, 2012 at 9:04 am

Oh yay! Everyone loves new shoes, even little kiddies. Great comp… do betts kids come in size (mens) 11? Not sure Mr 21 would be so pleased about a pair of sandals though ;-)
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Glenda McDonnell October 28, 2012 at 9:30 am

It feels like I’m running a marathon keeping up with little growing feet, a pair of Tobago” sandals might let me skip training for a month or so… boys and there growth spurts… Arghhhhhh!!!!!


Cheryl McKibbin October 28, 2012 at 9:54 am


these are simple but very pretty and being a neutral colour would go with anything so they would get LOTS of wear :)


Sabby October 28, 2012 at 11:02 am

4 year old is obsessed with shoes,
pink, red, white and blue.
Betts Latina sandal looks great,
support, comfort for that play date.


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Annabelle Nicolas October 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm

My Little Princess would love to share,
Pretty “PHOEBE” is her desired pair!
Only last week did we walked into our local store,
INSTANT comfort when she wore!
A seamless fit I must say,
Financially unable to purchase on that day!
I asked my daughter why what she loved most?
“Mummy, my feet didn’t get bumps on my feet!” was her response and I’m glad I could share on this POST!
“Blisters” is what my four year old was trying to express,
AND to know comfort at such a young age does impress!
These seamless sandals would bring joy to her life each day,
Feeling free to run, skip and play!!!!
Email Address: annabelle.nicolas@gmail.com


Kaye October 30, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Swing-de because our Hannah would love to have the same shoes as her friends


Charisse Childs October 31, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Hi, my son would love the GNARLY shoe as he is pretty Gnarly!


Shellie November 1, 2012 at 5:25 am

My daughter loves the Betts Royal Sandle style shoe I think these would be great for summer.


Laura C November 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I love the Layla. Well, most importantly, I know my daughter would love the Layla. Not only are they sandals, but they are pink too – her favourite colour. I can imagine her running about everywhere in summer wearing these. Now, to choose a pair for her twin sister….


Laura C November 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I like the Betts Kids Facebook page


Laura C November 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm

And I also like the With Some Grace Facebook page


Alma G November 1, 2012 at 9:19 pm

CARNATION. These are gorgeous. We actually own them already in 3 different sizes because my daughter loves them so much :)


Tanya Bowers November 1, 2012 at 9:33 pm

the senior mandy shoe and the royce shoe are the ones that my 12 yr old loves even if we dont win i will wait and see ill be buys one thank you. liked and shared both stores


Abby Lee November 3, 2012 at 1:31 am

The Mack sandals are so cute!


Han November 3, 2012 at 2:28 am

WINNONA J – My daughter love these …


Val November 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Layla – i cant go past Fushia airflex’s – they’re so comfy for these active kids.


Val November 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm
kerrie November 3, 2012 at 2:51 pm

ONESTAR DX SENIOR will look really trendy for my eight year old. He is always asking me to buy him a cool pair of shoes, and I think I have found them. Thanks


Michelle Gray November 3, 2012 at 9:55 pm

PERSIA J, Colour: Pale Pink to go with all the pink clothes in her wardrobe :)


Michelle Gray November 3, 2012 at 9:55 pm
Natasha November 3, 2012 at 10:02 pm

How good is it to be looking at Summer shoes. I love the TOBAGO J shoes.


Kelly Arndt November 3, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Love the ‘Layla’ in Fuchsia,
Such a pretty, girly style of shoe,
For my Princess Isabella,
Only pretty, girly and Betts will do!


Kelly Arndt November 3, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Whoops! I forgot to add my email-


Kristina November 4, 2012 at 12:00 am

GABBI in Fuchsia, my Miss would love these ♥


Natalie Stoute November 4, 2012 at 12:03 am

I would choose the Mekong sandal for my middle boy Deakin. He starts kindy next year and these sandals look perfect for him to wear to school. I have three young boys and the youngest two always wear hand-me-downs, so it would be nice to treat him to a new pair of shoes for the start of a new chapter in his life. Thanks for the chance :)


Karlene November 4, 2012 at 1:02 am

The LARK are pretty and practical


Irena November 4, 2012 at 3:06 am

I would love MACK for my son!!


Irena November 4, 2012 at 3:07 am

I like Betts Kids on FB.


Irena November 4, 2012 at 3:09 am

I liked With Some Grace on FB.


Michelle @ Blundermum November 4, 2012 at 10:58 am

Skechers Skipz – prancing petal. Not that I’m trying to be be cool through my kids or anything, noooo, would never do that. Next I’ll have to find someone to teach them cartwheels, something else I could never manage.
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Peta November 4, 2012 at 11:16 am

DELILAH in classic white. Pretty, summery and goes with everything! Will be an essential pair of sandals for my little toddler this season! lovingjunk@Hotmail.com


Cherie November 4, 2012 at 3:29 pm

The “Flame” Frontrunners would be ideal for my very very active child


MissT November 4, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I would love a pair of the ‘KYLIE’ sandles for my little Moo. Just yesterday she done the Bolt down the beach, straight into the water. So scary, luckily Daddy was there to grab her. I’m a liker of both Facebook pages :)

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sarah November 4, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Mack sandals, so practical yet so cute. Love kidlets shoes.


Kristi Milligan November 4, 2012 at 4:12 pm

My little girl is starting prep next year
I’ll be saying goodbye with a tear
But she’ll be skipping happily through the gate
And the Raina school shoes would look great



kristy November 4, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I love the Rachael sandals, my daughter would loves this very pretty pair for summer.


Joselle Griffin November 4, 2012 at 5:19 pm

So many to choose from, but my little hobbit would love the Frodo sandal!


Kimberly Featherstone November 4, 2012 at 5:48 pm

My girl would love the KASHI in Fuchsia to match her likes and her clothes.. practical and would get a lot of wear.!


Kimberly Featherstone November 4, 2012 at 5:49 pm
Sarah Ramsay November 4, 2012 at 5:53 pm

My nearly 2 year old is so independent these days that he has to put on his own shoes! So with the Converse one star cross step, I think he would be able to do it!



Dianne Childs November 4, 2012 at 6:57 pm

The Griffin casual boys sneakers are gorgeous, my little man would love those! djchilds@hotmail.com
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Mara Book November 4, 2012 at 10:03 pm

RANI for my daughter…ever the fashionista.
Gallaxy for my son – a trendy little mister.
And for my bubba twins…ARTY would do just fine.
All 4 can be buggers, but they’re lovingly all mine!


EdenLouise November 4, 2012 at 10:28 pm

My daughter would love the Senior Girls Renee in Purple. Functional, Comfortable and most importantly in her eyes, pretty!



Rebecca Bird November 4, 2012 at 11:53 pm

I would love the Griffins for my little man, they’re so cute!!


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