Thursday, November 15, 2012

The family that Rocks together... Rolls Together

Posted By: Leah

This post is brought to you by The New Santa Fe from Hyundai. Think your family rocks? Show us by uploading a photo of your family rocking out. Enter now for a chance to win great prizes.

You all know my 6 year old son. I call him Gav online (this blog, FB etc), but his real name is Gavin. And to all my late 90's fellow Bush fans, yes, he was named after Gavin Rossdale. Well sorta....

If Gav had been a girl, he would have been Ava Grace. Gav's dad and I had zero boy names picked out.  I was open to all the boy names Gav's dad suggested. Seriously, I was like whatever... you're a guy. Tell me boy names that you think are good. With the British last name we have, he said Gavin  sounded like a proper gentleman's name.  And in my mind I was thinking OH YEAH GAVIN ROSSDALE.

From that moment, the very second we decided on the name Gavin, I knew this kid would be a rock star. And he truly has been. A Leo, born in August, Gav is the king everywhere he goes. (Except for BF's house, because BF is also a Leo, so its good for Gav not to always be the alpha). Gavin, a born leader, is just the sweetest, smartest, and most gorgeous boy ever. Oh! and ask anyone who I am friends with on FB. I called Gav my 'Rock Star Baby' or RSB for short, online the first three years of his life.

Two year old Gav doing his best Elvis impression.
As a born rocker, it was no surprise that Gav loved the game Rockband. He'd sit there mesmerized for hours as his dad and I would play in the livingroom of our old home. Even now, in Gav's room at BF's house, there is a Rockband drum set next to his bed. This child cannot get away from the rocker he is destined to be.

Three year old Gav rocking out at Target
Gav also loves to sing. He has the sharpest memory of anyone I've ever met of any age. He can remember every word to every song he's ever heard. Even if he's only heard it once or twice. It's awesome riding with him in the car because he has so much fun singing. 
One year old Gav on a cruise, clapping like crazy after the awful lounge acts.
When I heard that Hyundai Santa Fe and Rolling Stone were looking for families who rock, um DUH! I had to get us signed up. 

To enter the contest with your own rock star, click HERE where you can upload a photo of yourself with your crew demonstrating how your family rocks, along with 500 words or less about your family.

The requirements to enter are that your values include kindness, sharing, hard work, loud singing, mud, practical jokes and mischief in general. That's pretty much describes Gav, me, and BF.

Prizes include a photo shoot in Rolling Stone featuring the winning family shot by an industry photographer, airfare, hotel and transportation to the 55th Grammy Awards, and a fully tricked-out 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe custom rock ‘n’ roller.

Contest ends December 14, 2012.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


  1. Love the name Gavin :) He looks like a little rocker! So cute!

  2. Awww I want a little blonde rock star baby!!!

  3. Love this! I am new to your blog via the giveaway on Going with the Flow. We use to play Rockband all the time. Since we have a baby, we have had to put it on hold right now.


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