Saturday, April 18, 2015

Great Day for the Akron Zoo

Today was a beautiful day to be outside. The weather was the best it has been this year! We took the boys & Uncle to the Akron Zoo unfortunately Hailee was at her dad's and had to miss out! Some other family met as there as well! Akron Zoo provided my family tickets to attend and we were more than happy with our trip today!

The line to get in was a bit crazy since we got there at opening time, and the day was beautiful!

Once we got inside Braxton ran to the Penguin Exhibit. They had statues you can stick your heads in and he loved it every though he was a bit to short.


It took us a few hours to go through everything because we took our time. Braxton is at the age where he loves everything. He really loved the "kitty".



Inside the building where the bats are we saw the bats of course as well as my favorite frogs, an axolotl which the kids were excited to see since we have white ones as pets.



Outside the aquarium they have a carousel lion you can sit on for a photo op. Near the building is a giant carousel you can ride for $2.


The aquarium has some really nice jelly fish, fish, frogs, komodo dragon, & a touch tank, the kids loved it.





The bigger animals outside were all napping. It must have been nap time!



Braxton said WAKE UP BEAR!

The kids were really into the Eagles, we have an Eagles nest down the road from us so they loved looking at them close up. The zoo keeper told us they are all rescues. This one was very friendly and has been hand raised.


Braxton wanted to meet the otters. He shared a drink & a kiss!

After visiting the fake otters the kids found a slide at the otter exhibit, the slide is clear and goes through the otters pool. Its pretty neat and the kids saw otters as they slide down. Kids really enjoyed themselves.


The next part of the zoo was my country boys favorite part, the farm as he called it. He pretend milked a cow and pet some goats. They have a little maze for the kids and a train you can ride for $2.

The kids saw a big pirate ship playground so we stopped for some shade while the kids played. They loved it and the adults got a break!



The last animal we saw before we headed out was the flamingos. Braxton really loved them and Hailee would have to!

Today was a wonderful fun filled day! The Akron Zoo is a wonderful experience for kids & adults as well.
Braxton walked the whole time without a stroller and did well. Its set up so that you can follow the paths and see everything without missing any animals.

Check out the Akron Zoo hours & pricing and take your family! We will be going back later this year!

Winter Season
November – April
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily

Admission
Per person $7.00
Akron Zoo Members FREE
Non-member parking $3.00

Summer Season
May – October
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Admission
Adults $11.00
Senior Citizens (62 & older )$9.00
Children (ages 2-14) $8.00
Akron Zoo Members FREE
Non-member parking $3.00

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Veggie-Go's Review







Braxton goes days without eating anything really, I keep fluids in him, his doctor says its just a stage. When he does eat he doesn't eat as much fruits & veggies as he should.

I came across Veggie-Go's and decided to give them a try with Braxton. He loves "snacks" so he assumed they were candy or something. He loved every bite of every flavor we were sent.

Each Veggie-Go's contains a 1/2 serving of fruit & a 1/2 serving of vegetables. There is less than 1/3 of sugar than leading fruit strips. They are Organic & non GMO.

The best thing they are something he will actually eat while I sneak in Veggies!

Veggie- Go's come in 5 flavors.
  • TropiKale™ flavor is a blend of the tropical fruits of kiwi, guava and mango with nutrient-dense kale, pumpkin, and apple.
  • Mountain Berry Spinach
  • Sweet Potato Pie
  • Cinnamon Spiced Beet
  • Carrot Ginger

 His favorite by far was the Cinnamon Spiced Beet, Can you tell? He was a mess but he loved it!




The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

My newest fish


We added our 10th tank. I choose Angelfish, I've always wanted them! They are beautiful fish.



Something just doesnt belong...

Found a ear plug in our pork rinds today. Very disgusting!! 


My sweet little Country Boy

He just loves our chickens and feeding them. He is such a little country boy, playing outside from sun up to sun down, nothing stops him!





The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country Review

The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country
Series: Berenstain Bears/Living Lights

By Mike Berenstain 
Published by Zondervan

A new addition to the bestselling Berenstain Bears' Living Lights series that teaches simple Christian truths to children.
In the newest Berenstain Bear Living Lights 8x8 title, the glorious Fourth of July has arrived and the Bear family is busy decorating with flags and bunting. Brother, Sister and Honey are just waiting for the big parade and all the fireworks and aren’t really thinking about the true meaning of the day.
But Mama and Papa make sure the cubs know just how much Bear Country is blessed with a quick lesson about the first Fourth of July.
Features 12 full-color stickers.
Who doesn't love the Berenstain Bears? We got a new book in the mail to review. The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country is a good book for kids who just don't know what the Fourth of July is really about. The book teaches about the Statue of Liberty as well! The pictures are always great to look at. The book also includes stickers, who doesn't love stickers!
Hailee loves this book because she can relate to it. We always attend the Fourth of July parade!

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Last Competition of the season

She is moving on to another team and giving it a try, she wants to work on flips & such! This is from her last comp of the season!