Tuesday, June 29
When I was done they wanted to walk around the lake.
Monday, June 28
My family has been enjoying Tree Top since I was a little girl. I never knew that Tree Top is a fruit-processing co-op owned by over 1,000 apple and pear growers throughout the Pacific Northwest. Tree Top is now celebration its 50th anniversary! As part of that celebration they want to encourage everyone to enjoy more apples. In our home we eat lots of apples, applesauce and apple juice. Princess A loves to have applesauce in her lunch and the Tree Top 4 oz cups are perfect, I just wish our local store carried the strawberry and raspberry flavors too. We always have a large jar of the Tree Top Natural Apple Sauce in the refrigerator. The girls call it Mommy apple sauce since I warm it up in the microwave and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top. Sometimes I substitute butter or oil in a recipe with applesauce when I bake, it taste really good in banana bread or oatmeal cookies. We also drink apple juice and when having a tea party for their little friends who do not drink tea it is the perfect substitute in a tea pot (it is the perfect color for pretend tea) and I have never met a kid who did not like Tree Top apple juice. During the summer I also freeze apple juice in ice trays and use it when making smoothies, yummy!
Tree Top is also celebrating their 50th Anniversary with two contests. First is the "America’s Secret Ingredient” contest: share your apple-themed recipe for a chance to win a trip for 2 to the Big Apple, to Food Network’s NY Wine & Food Festival and to meet a Food Network celebrity. I would love to win, can you imagine the food that will be there! The second contest is an instant win you can enter every day through July 31st for your chance to win a $1,000 gift card! One gift card is given away each day!
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Tree Top and received products necessary to facilitate my candid review. In addition, I received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.
Sunday, June 27
Saturday, June 26
The girls of course wanted to try the Klondikes even though they were not quite sure they would like them.
Friday, June 25
I discovered that our sunscreen had expired so all I had was some with alcohol in it (Princess A's skin peels when exposed to alcohol, at least that is the ingredient found in most hand sanitizers I think causes it) and some SPF 15 samples. Since I used the SPF 15 I also had them wear sunglasses and hats.
It really is so much fun the first time running through the sprinkler each year!
Princess G squeezed into a size 2T suit but it really did seem to fit her.
Wednesday, June 23
Tuesday, June 22
Princess A had a great year as a Brownie and can't wait to do it again. Princess G is going to a Daisy and I am going to be the troop leader. I have no idea what I am doing so wish me luck!!
Monday, June 21
Princess A has also been begging to have a hot lunch at school but I have been putting it off since she does not enjoy the food most kids love, she can not stand corn dogs and mac and cheese for example. They were having hamburgers (it read a school BBQ but they were not grilled!) so she finally got a school lunch. As a treat I also bought Princess G one and as torture for myself as well. The fruit and cookie were great but the burger tasted almost as if they had boiled it (yuk!)
Sunday, June 20
Saturday, June 19
Friday, June 18
As soon as Princess A found us she collected her sister and they went off to have some fun.
Princess A missed the bouncy house time for her class but they said she could go with the second graders. Princess A was hesitant to join them so I went with them and luckily we found some second graders that are in her Brownie troop so she was soon have a blast. Princess G had no qualms about going with second graders and quickly made friends with her sister's Brownie friends.
Thursday, June 17
School was let out before lunch so I took them out to eat to celebrate. Princess A picked the Ram since she said she wanted a burger (her first plan was Pho at a Thai restaurant.)
Last year Princess A was very sick and missed the end of school, to make her feel better we took them out to eat and Daddy let them pick a toy at Toys'R'us. Of course now they think one should get gifts for the end of school year. I did not want to disappoint them so here they are with their new YooHoo&Friends. Princess A also received Oreos (she asked for them), books and an embroidery kit. She has read all the books and finished her first embroidery project already. Well she finished the hula girl and now wants to add more embellishments.
Last night I also told them that they could stay stay up as late as they wanted. They also wanted a slumber party on the landing. Finally after 10 o'clock they wandered into my room asking if they could sleep in their own beds. Princess G then climbed into my bed and said she was to tired to sleep alone in her room. I said she could stay if she fell asleep in ten minutes and surprisingly she did!
Monday, June 14
I was sent two bags of yummy Stacy's Pita chips and they are delicious. As soon as the box arrived the girls wanted to open a bag and start snacking! The girls loved them plain and I liked them plain or with some hummus. We still have a little bit of the pita chips left but I know we will be buys some more this summer, the girls have already asked me.
Right now Stacy's is having the Stacy’s® The Art of Summer Sweepstakes. Here are the details:
- · Share your favorite healthy summer Stacy’s® snack! Submissions will be accepted as a photo of the snack, a photo of you and/or friends enjoying your snack, a written description, or a written recipe.
· Limit one entry per person and/or email address per day.
· All entries need to be submitted on www.facebook.com/stacyspitachips
· Stacy’s® The Art of Summer Sweepstakes runs from 12:00:00 p.m. Central Time on June 14 to 11:59:59 p.m. CT on June 23
· One winner will receive a one-year supply of Stacy’s® coupons (52 coupons total) each good for one (1) 8-ounce bag of Stacy's snacks up to $3.99 each; and a prize basket.
· Grand Prize Basket may include items such as, but not limited to: Candles, serving ware, plates, glasses, kabob set, picnic basket and/or a camcorder. Approximate Retail Value: $769.48.
The sweepstakes is not very long so start thinking of entries and head on over to their Facebook page and enter!
Friday, June 11
Champions Summer Science Program has day and half day camps for kids 5 to 12 years old over the summer. The camps are held at participating recreation facilities, parks, and schools nationwide. They have many camps including, Mystery of the Pharaoh’s Treasure (solve an Egyptian mystery), Go Wild (investigate amazing wildlife and plants), Gizmo’s Robot Factory and Space and Rocketry. Each camps last one week and have half-day and full-day options. You can enroll your child online at http://www.scienceadventures.com/ .
I also have promotional code that can save $50 on a week of summer camp: “summerscience10” You can also watch a short video about some of the cool things your kids might learn at Champions Summer Science Camp (Princess G loved the hippos).
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Champion Summer Science Camp. Mom Central also sent me a thank-you gift certificate.