Family time means the world to me. In fact it’s probably the biggest thing that brings me happiness in my life. There’s just something so rewarding about watching Marcus interact with Blake and Blake giggle and smile at everything! Unfortunately this doesn’t happen as often as I would like it to, with busy schedules, work to be done and well…you know, a one year old 😉 SO This past Saturday, I decided, it’s happening! I told Marcus (way last minute might I add)–we’re going to Dairy Days! Now before you start asking what the heck is Dairy Days?! Let me explain…
It’s better than it sounds, okay? Haha! It’s a little “fair” with rides, yumm food and a PETTING ZOO! See! It’s pretty cool, eh? Well, Blake had a freaking blast. We loaded up the car, packed a bottle, lots of snacks, sippy cup of milk (she drinks milk NOW!) and of course–THE CAMERA. I mean, do you know me at all? 😉
When we got there, it was well…dead. The rides weren’t running and there wasn’t a soul in sight..we were a little confused until we found all the food trucks! That’s where the party was happenin’ and apparently the rides didn’t open for another 20 minutes. So we said screw the snacks we brought and we bought junk food. I mean YOLO, right? Okay, I promise I will never say that again. We chowed down on burgers and curly fries, Blake had milk to drink though — we stay nutritious 😉 and eventually made our way to the little pop up shops. Blake yelled and pointed at everyone that walked by and we ended up buying a gorgeous picture by a local artist.
Finally, the rides were open, but first–Blake needed a milk break. We’re on a pretty strict milk schedule for her, especially since we just made the switch from formula this week and I want to make sure she is getting the nutrients she needs per her cup of milk! Speaking of milk though, let’s chat about this really quick because it’s something I’m so passionate about-have you heard of The Great American Milk Drive? It’s the opportunity to make a difference and join the effort to help deliver fresh milk and its high-quality protein to children in need this summer. You can help feed a childhood in your community this summer with a small donation at milklife.com/give. A donation as little as $5 can deliver a highly desired and nutrient-rich gallon of fresh milk to children who need it most! Because did you know? That whole food banks provide critically needed nourishment – including milk – to millions of Americans, it can be difficult to meet demand. On average, food banks are only able to provide the equivalent of less than one gallon of milk per person per year. So seriously, let’s make a difference y’all! Milk is so important and naturally nutrient-rich – it includes 9 essential nutrients, including 8 grams of high-quality protein per 8 ounce serving that can help to ensure that kids have the potential to play, learn and grow this summer.
Now, back to the rides. After her milk and a little game of chase around the picnic table, we headed to the rides! She had her first merry go round ride and LOVED it! In fact, she screamed when it was time to get off and kept reaching to get back on. Oops! Ha! It was clearly a hit. Finally, we finished it off with the petting zoo and games! Blake LOVED the cows and kept showing them her milk, which was hilarious and ironic all in one. She even got to pet on and it was adorable and she patted her back. Ha! As we were walking out, the games drew Marcus in. I swear this happens anytime we go to some sort of fair. Literally, he would spend all the money if I would let him! Oops. He played a few games though with the rest of our tickets and won Blake a little purple duck and a Princess Wand–she was pretty obsessed with both and wouldn’t put them down until bed!
Family time, milk and snuggles with be happening a heck of a lot more this summer and I can’t wait!
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