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Daddy Daughter Dance 2016

This past weekend, Lennox had a very special date – Daddy! It was the weekend of their second annual Daddy / Daughter Dance. This years theme was under the sea treasure and she was so excited. She woke up early and was ready for a full day of fun. She got her hair done, had a brand new dress and a handsome date!

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Lennox had plans before the evening even started. A few of her old friends from Montessori school and their dads all met for dinner. Dinner and a date!

daddy-daughter-2016After dinner, they headed to the dance to party the night away with her friends, daddy and a few glow sticks! I’m not even sure what is happening in this picture – but that is a lot of happy girls, having a lot of fun!!

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It’s always so fun to see how excited she is and I hope she remembers her fun evenings with Daddy forever!

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This is a look back at 2015, her first daddy/daughter dance. She has grown a lot in just a year – she is getting so tall and was just as excited as this year!

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First Look at This years toys - Christmas Toys 2015

A First Look at this year’s top toys for Christmas! #ChosenbyKids #TheList

A few months ago I was lucky enough to attend a sneak peek of this seasons hottest and newest toys. I couldn’t bring Lennox with me but if I had been able to – or if she found out what I had been looking at – I would be in a lot of trouble! From Elsa to Shopkins to Lalaloopsy – all of the big brands were there and I’m sure Lennox would have wanted them all!! Most of the toys I saw will be on the big christmas lists this year, but I wanted to share some of my favorites since I got to play with them and see how they really worked! Here are my top 5 christmas toys for the 2015 holiday season!

First Look at This years toys - Christmas Toys 2015

Sing-A-Long Elsa – Of course, Frozen is still one of the most favorite Disney movies and toy group for little girls. Last year it was snow glow Elsa – this year it is the sing along Elsa. I have been seeing the commercials a lot the past week or two, so I bet you have too if you have watched any children’s tv stations! The Sing-A-Long Elsa is just that, a sing along / karaoke toy that sings with you. It knows where you start and stop and then takes over to fill in the gaps. It is also the only frozen toy to have the full original Let it Go track so that your little one can sing their little Elsa heart out! 
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Shopkins – At the time, I didn’t know much bout Shopkins and Lennox was not into them. That has changed over the last two months, we now are a Shopkins house! Lennox loves them, so seeing some of the new playsets were great! 

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Project Mc2 Ultimate Lab Kit – This was a GREAT toy that was more than just a toy. It was a learning set that was so much fun. It is a suitcase full of science experiments! It was fun to see a toy that would help kids get excited about Science.

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Barbie Saddle ‘N Ride Horse – Lennox loves Barbie and she wants to be a horse trainer when she grows up so I think when she sees this toy on the christmas list, she will want it. Just press a button and Barbie’s horse starts walking and then Barbie jumps on as well. It is really cute and a fun addition to any Barbie dream house or dollhouse! 

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Disney Infinity 3.0 – We have Disney Infinity 2.0 at home and my nephew loves the first one. Seeing that they have expanded the game to be even more kid friendly by including a side scrolling game plus a racing game – are just a few of the fun additions that have been added to Disney Infinity 3.0. I also love that they have introduced Star Wars and Inside Out characters. Lennox will flip when she sees Princess Leia is available, as well as Joy and Sadness from Inside Out!

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All of these toys, and so much more will be available at Walmart this holiday season. Make sure to look for them, as well as so many other great toys for both boys and girls of all ages!

Disclaimer: I attended this event and wrote this post in return for compensation through Acorn Influence. All photos and opinions are 100% my own. 

Healthy Snacks for On The Go

Life has been so busy lately. We put our home, our first home (!) on the market yesterday and i’m ready for things to start slowing down, at least a little bit! There have been days in the past two weeks where I have barely had time to eat a meal on the go, never mind sit down and eat a meal. So snacking on the go is what i’ve had to try to do.

One of my new favorite on the go snacks is the ZonePerfect Perfectly Simply Protein Bars. I have tried so many different meal or protein bars and so many of them are not very tasty. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried these. They taste great, have a lot of different flavors and they are perfect for on the go.

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Some other great healthy snacks for on the go for the whole family include:

Fruits & Veggies – These are so easy to grab and go with. I find that if I prepackaged them up in small containers or bags, my daughter is more likely to grab them out of the fridge and eat them. See how I set up a drawer for her in the fridge here!

Nuts – At work we always have containers of mixed nuts, and they are great to grab on the way to a meeting or as we walk out the door! They are packed with protein too.

Protein Bars – As I mentioned before, I love the ZonePerfect Perfectly Simply bars – you can find them at a lot of grocery stores now and they come in 4 different flavors:

Water – Drinking lots of water in Texas during the summer is a must. One day while we were in the process of getting our house ready I realized I had nothing to drink from wake up to 5pm – I felt HORRIBLE the next day. I won’t make that mistake again. Water will keep you hydrated and help fill you up before a meal time.

I look forward to calmer days and evenings to come, but for now – I’ll make sure I have something with me to eat for those times when there isn’t time to stop!
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