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This week marks four years.
Over 1400 days with one of the most special people I have ever met. He’s sweet and funny and serious and silly and everything I never knew that I always wanted. My Will. My firstborn. My little Baby.
And for his fourth birthday, we wanted to do something really special that HE picked.
We asked him…to which he said that he wanted to eat cupcakes. And drink orange soda. Ten minutes of clarifying later, we decided that he had no idea what we were asking and that we should just ask him simply if he wanted to go on a train ride. He of course said yes very emphatically. (there was shrieking) We knew that would happen because he asks to go on a train ride pretty much every other day…and because we have that special Parent Mindreading ability. The good news is that Stone Mountain is nearby and has a five mile train ride.
We love these type of activities…family fun days filled with local attractions.
Weston came along for the ride…ya know…because he’s a little too short to drive the train just yet.
Despite his face…it was really fun. He was in take-it-all-in mode. This might be one of my favorite photos of him for this year…absorbing the ride, the scene, the sounds and speed and everything in between.
It was going well…the pointing…the oohs and awwws…LJ wasn’t crying or pooping…my boobs weren’t exploding #postpartumproblems
The boys started asking for treats so I grabbed the snack bags I had jammed in my purse. The responsible mom in me likes offering more than fruit snacks or Cheez-Its. I like having fun and creative (and nutritious) options for them…to expand their snacking horizons and to cut off the impending toddler/preschool breakdown before it begins.
So I pulled out a bag of our favorites. The greatest thing about these snacks is that they are from NatureBox…a subscription snack service. Ya know those expensive snacks that are like $5 for a handful of tasty snacks at the grocery store? Think yummier and more interesting. And they send them to your house. And they are not your normal grocery store snacks….they are nutritionist approved, and they have no high fructose corn syrup, no partially hydrogenated oils, no trans fats, no artificial sweeteners, no artificial flavors, and no artificial colors.
Basically these are the JLaw of the snack world….everybody loves them.
Since their smallest box comes with a set of five different bags, I have found that the snacks fall into two categories…perfect by themselves or perfect for combos (like a topping on top of a salad or with yogurt or with fruit). These honey macadamia pretzel pops? Perfect solo. Their french toast granola? combo with vanilla yogurt and strawberries.
Needless to say the full meltdown was thwarted. We made it all the way around the mountain…seeing a whole lot of rock and trees. #mostinterestingrideever
And Will LOVED the entire thing. He actually told us that he wanted to ride the train again….immediately. But there was more on our birthday agenda 🙂
The best part about birthdays is the presents, right?
Well, NatureBox has a gift just for someone special….
Here’s what is up for grabs….
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- NITTY GRITTY : This giveaway closes on Friday, April 18th at 8pm EDT. Only one contest entry per email address. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be announced in an update to this post the following Monday morning. We will email the winner directly, so please make sure you use your regular everyday email address.
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DISCLAIMER: NatureBox has provided this prize to give to our readers. We hope your day is happy…like a birthday…with yummy snacks 🙂