Playing In The Park + A Giveaway for the Kids

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Tree Top, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #TreeTopInc #raisinggoodapples

Last week was Spring break for our family. The weather in Colorado was absolutely perfect. So I decided to take advantage and get the family outdoors for some much-needed quality time.  I packed a picnic lunch, gathered up the gang and we drove to a local kids park.

picnic in the park

Of course we had to eat first cause this family does like their food. For lunch I packed the traditional picnic lunch: sandwich, chips, and drinks. But for Sebastian I packed something special. Early that day, I had stopped by King Soopers and bought some Tree Top Apple Sauce Pouches in his favorite flavor, Cinnamon! Upon discovering it, he asked if he could eat it first. And of course, I said yes. I love those pouches because they’re easy to open, easy to squeeze and (my favorite part) there’s no mess! Plus he’s getting more wholesome fruit in his diet. What mother doesn’t love that? To me, it’s the perfect way to raise some “good apples”. 😉

picnic in the park-with Tree Top

While waiting on everyone to finish eating, Britton decided to do a little sun bathing. There’s some squinting going on here cause lets face it…Colorado can be pretty sunny!

picnic in the park-with Baby

Once we finished eating it was time for some playing in the park! We began our fun day of play on the swings. Britton was in love from the very first swing. In fact, he was so relaxed in my arms that he almost drifted off to sleep a few times. 🙂

picnic in the park-swings

After a few minutes of swinging, Sebastian was ready to take the fun up a notch! So Chris took him onto big and better things while I stayed on the swings with Britton. As you can see, one of Sebastian’s favorite things is the slide through the hill.

picnic in the park-slide

Overall it was an incredibly fun day and it felt sooooo good to soak up that warm outdoor sunshine. All that great time together has me itching for summer break now! 🙂

Unfortunately we’re back to our regular school schedule today. Even though Sebastian can’t eat his lunch in the park this Monday, he can still enjoy a special treat. I decided to surprise him once again by placing a Tree Top Apple Sauce pouch in his school lunch box. Just a little reminder from me to him that more fun-in-the-sun days are in our future!

picnic in the park-with Tree Top2

There are only 32 more school days left. (Ya, I’m totally counting.) Only 32 days until I can once again enjoy more fun time outdoors raising my good apples. 🙂 In effort to bring awareness to “Raising Good Apples”, Tree Top is partnering with the National Gardening Association’s to help educate kids on gardening. For every box of Tree Top Apple Sauce Pouches purchased through 5/31 Tree Top will donate $1 to help to help build and grow youth gardens. You can learn more by visiting their website, Raising Good Apples. Did you know that Tree Top is located in the heart of Washington’s apple country? They’re also a  grower-owned co-op, deeply rooted in the communities where they work and live. For over 50 years, Tree Top has been a trusted brand dedicated to delivering top-quality juices, smoothies and sauces.

If your little ones love to be outside gardening, I have an awesome giveaway for you! One lucky reader will win a Kid’s Gardening Kit thanks to Tree Top.

If your kids love to be outdoors, this gardening kit is a must have! Stop by and enter for your chance to win one! #TreeTopInc #RaisingGoodApples #PMedia #ad

The kit will include: “My Gardening Journal”, red Tubrug pail, kids gardening gloves, watering can, Soft Touch hand tool set, Favorite Five Spouting seeds, and Tree Top Apple Sauce Pouches.

To enter, simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway is open from April 13 until April 20. Good luck and get outdoors with your little ones! 🙂
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  1. My father in law had a beautiful plant nursery,and gave me the love of plants.this would be great to help me teach my grandbabies the same love.thanks so much for sharing.

  2. We go on family bi9kes rides in the summer, so that would be my favorite activity that we do as a family.

  3. My favorite outdoor activity during the Spring and Summer is gardening. I also like to go camping and visit new places.

  4. Walking with my dog is by far my favorite way to enjoy the outdoors! Even the cold weather is more enjoyable with my ‘companion’ 🙂

  5. Oh he loves playing outside riding around or swinging, but last year we did our first container garden. Oh….he had as much fun as I did with it! I think somedays we would check it 10 times a day….not like it would grow that fast…but it was so much fun! He was not really a vegetable eater before…but he loved eating peas and beans right off the plants! Loved the peppers and cucumbers too! Was a GREAT experience…and cannot wait to start it this year. He would love to have his own!

  6. I love nice walks around the lake and watching nature, I love seeing deer and wild turkeys, and I even have a road runner who visits our home

  7. I love hiking in the woods, Kayaking is fun too. I really just am happy walking outside in good weather.

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