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A Mott’s for Tots Play Date

Imagine four toddlers playing in the backyard of a house where there are clear blue skies, no clouds in sight, and 95 F degree temperatures. Now imagine that house hidden in the rolling hills of Bavaria, Germany. Seem like a dream? Well, that dream is my life!

I have had the good fortune to be able to call Bavaria, Germany my home for the last three years and have experienced the joy of making some amazing friends while I’ve been here. When I met my friend Mariele 3 years ago, we were both pregnant and due only 2 weeks apart. We became quick friends. From the moment that our babies, Lena and Matthew, were born they were playing together. Play dates together were a regular part of our babies lives, even when all they did was lay on the floor and look cute! Fast forward three years and despite everything that has been thrown our way, our kids are still having play dates!

When Mott’s for Tots asked me if I wanted to review their apple juice, I knew absolutely YES that not only did I want to review the juice, but I needed to include Lena and Matty’s other friends in a play date to do so!

We’re already fans of Mott’s products in our family. My father’s mother worked in the Duffy-Mott factory in Williamson, New York in the 1950s and 1960s peeling and coring apples for their applesauce and juice. My Dad told me stories of how his Mom would come home smelling of apples and how she’d spent all day making sure the apples were perfectly placed for peeling & coring by the machines. For over a decade, my Grandmother helped to make one of the best apple-based products in the country! How sweet is that?

Matty drinks a glass of Mott’s for Tots apple juice every afternoon and is Mr. Cranky Pants without it! The best part about Mott’s for Tots is that the juice has 40% less sugar than 100% apple juice and it has already been diluted. This means I don’t have to water down the juice before I give it to Matty and I don’t lose any of the essential vitamins & nutrition that my kiddo needs! This apple juice really lives up to Mott’s Promise to nurture the potential in every kid every day!

We invited over Lena and her baby brother Liam plus Lena’s friend Ellie and our next door neighbor Nick for the Mott’s for Tots Play Date! Since the afternoon was so hot, the kids spent only about thirty minutes playing together in the pool, running around getting wet in the sprinkler and swinging on the swing-set before they were ready for a break. Needless to say, in almost 95 F degree heat, the tots were hot, tired, thirsty and ready for a Mott’s for Tot’s treat!

Ellie was the first to get her straw into the box of Mott’s for Tots White Grape Apple Juice! She found a spot in the shade on the swing and guzzled down half a box of juice even before I could hand her a Mott’s for Tots apple juice popsicle! It wasn’t too long that Matty and Lena were on the swing with her!

Since the kids are only 2 & 3 years old, I saved the Mott’s for Tots 64oz bottles of apple juice that Mott’s sent me to make popsicles with. The kids absolutely went nuts for these popsicles and I can feel guilt-free about letting them eat one (or three)!

I thought for sure that the kids would run around with their boxes of juice and popsicles, but instead they sat politely on the bench swing and enjoyed the comfort that the Mott’s for Tots juice brought them!

Even baby Liam got in on the fun! His Mommy held him in her lap and let him suck on the delicious Mott’s for Tots apple juice popsicle! It was the perfect baby treat for this super hot day! Overall, we had an amazingly fun time on our play date together topped off by the delicious Mott’s for Tots juice boxes and popsicles! Yeah… we might have had as much fun without the juice, but I seriously wouldn’t ever want to!

Mott’s also wanted me to let you know that Mott’s Fruit Punch Rush and Wild Grape Surge have 15g sugar and the market average of 100% fruit juices and blends have 25g sugar. Mott’s has so much less sugar and I think that’s pretty awesome!

For more about Mott’s for Tots, visit their website or you can find them on Facebook and Twitter!

A big THANK YOU goes to Mott’s for Tots for providing the apple juice for this play date!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Motts for Tots via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.

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