Monday, September 22, 2014

Fire Station Touch a Truck

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!

Saturday night we had a mini pizza party and did semi-homemade pizzas. Used the Archer Farms whole wheat crust, turned out very well!

Sunday our local fire station hosted a Touch a Truck event. We've been meaning to go to one fooooorevvvverrrr. Harry, as most little kids do, loves firetrucks. Firetruck/fireman were high on his list of Halloween costumes this year (he picked something else in the end, which I'll reveal later).

The department did a great job with the event. We got there about 15 minutes after it started and it was already packed, like 100+ people in our tiny town's fire station.

Here are some pictures.






Yes, I'm the mom who made her kid wear a firetruck shirt to the fire station :). I didn't get a picture, but Harry also got to sit in an ambulance and talked with a paramedic for a bit. We spent about a half hour there which was plenty of time to look at everything. They had one of those fire simulator trailers, which would have been really cool, but we thought Harry was too young to understand.

Winners for the Tropicana giveaway...

Machella and Laeci! Congrats!

Friday, September 19, 2014

First Baseball Game

Harry and Ant went to the Chicago White Sox game last Sunday. But, before I get to that, I wanted to share a cute picture from our trip to Brookfield Zoo the day before.


Harry kept telling us he wanted to go on the carousel, and the giraffe in particular, but we weren't sure how he'd react. Last time we tried he hated it! But, as you can see in the picture, he had a blast. We also saw the dolphin show at the zoo. Harry got a bit antsy, but he enjoyed it for the most part. Good thing it was only 20 minutes long!

Sunday morning Ant made a game time decision to go to the baseball game. He'd been wanting to all summer and we just couldn't find a day that worked for us. He found some cheap tickets (front row bleachers!) on Stub Hub that included priority parking and decided to go for it. We had originally planned on deep cleaning and organizing Sunday so I decided to stay home and do just that. Not nearly as fun, but I got a lot done while they were gone.

According to the boys, they had a lot of fun! We took Harry to a minor league game last year, but this was his first experience with the majors. It was Kid's Day so there was lots to do at the Cell besides just watch the game. Here are a few pictures Ant sent me.



He wasn't too interested in taking a picture with the mascot (can't remember his name...), but Ant said that Harry pointed him out as the "green guy" as soon as they spotted him and he gave him a high five.


Awesome seats!


A cute little magnet Harry got to paint. I guess they had lots of little stations set up for Kid's Day.

The Sox lost but the boys still had a lot of fun. Glad they got to go! And now Harry keeps asking to go to a hockey game, so we're thinking about going as a birthday gift.

Have a nice weekend!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Savoring the Last Moments of Summer + GIVEAWAY

Fall is fast approaching, and if you know me, you know I'm not trilled. I'm a summer girl through and through. I'll take 100 degrees over 20 degrees any day of the year. Although, this summer has been on the cooler side- just perfect!

With summer winding down (seriously, Harry wore jeans and a jacket to school the other day), the boys and I have really tried to spend as much time outside as we can. Harry's always up for playing outside and asks to throw the ball around or go for a walk at least 5 times a day.

Last weekend we went to one of our favorite local forest preserve for some fun in the sun. We've been going on little "hikes" a lot lately. It's an easy, fun and free way to get the whole family outside for some exercise. We love finding new areas to explore!

The nice people are Tropicana helped us say good bye to summer in style by sending one of their Summer Fun Kids Kits.


Bubbles, sidewalk chalk, sunglasses and sunscreen. And of course some Tropicana juice!





Always running ahead!



We like to go for our walks around dinnertime, so when we got home we poured ourselves some yummy Tropicana juice with our meals.




OJ has long been a favorite drink of mine, no juice is more refreshing! And the Tropicana Farmstand juices offer lots of delicious flavor combinations.

Tropicana has graciously offered a Summer Fun Kid Kits with coupons for FREE Tropicana juice to 2 TAW readers! Just fill out the Rafflecoptor below and I'll pick the winners next week.

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Cheers!

This post was sponsored by Tropicana. All opinions are 100% my own.

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