#MySummerJourney to the State Fair and Zoo w/Safety 1st ~ Giveaway

Posted by Jenna | Tuesday, August 26, 2014

**As part of the Safety 1st Summer Journey Ambassador Program, I was sent the product featured to help facilitate my review and help make #mysummerjourney go smoothly. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.  

At the end of July I began to realize how quickly the summer was going. I walked the isles of my local department stores and there were school supplies surrounding me. Although my kids love school, we all enjoy summer and being able to make memories together as a family! One of the best ways to do this for our family is spending time together and taking family trips! Once I realized just how close we were to the end of summer...my hubby and I decided to plan one last summer trip that was also full of memorable 1sts!

As we got things planned for our weekend trip away, the first thing we needed to do before we could leave was get Caysen in a car seat that fit him more comfortably. Since we would be traveling quite a distance, I wanted him to be comfortable, as well as have something that wasn't quite as large as some of our convertible car seats to save space in our vehicle. Thankfully, I always know I can count on Safety 1st for our travel needs and found that the Summit Booster Car Seat was exactly what I had been looking for. 

Once our reservations were made, our tickets were bought and the car was packed...we all got in the vehicle and made our first trip to the State Fair! The kids can get restless on long car rides, but Caysen rode like a dream. The first thing he said about his new car seat was how comfortable he was! As anyone with little ones knows...having a happy 2 year old makes the drive go a lot more smoothly. ;) I think having the 4 position QuickFit headrest that adjusts with the harness really helped because it ensured that it fit him well, along with the high quality fabric and comfortable seat. 

In what felt like no time at all, we were at the State Fair and ready to enjoy our day! And, oh what a fun time we had! Being able to see all of those amazing animals, rides and especially try out the food....we soaked up our first trip to the fair and decided we really needed to make this a tradition for our family! 

Of course, after a long day of walking and playing in the sun it was nice that Caysen had the comfortable headrest to rest his tired little head on when we headed out for supper that evening. 

We enjoyed some fun at the motel that evening...of course the pool is always a highlight of any trip away from home!! My kids also love being able to stay in a bed all together and watch movies!

The next morning we headed to the local zoo in the area that we had never been to. We had a blast! We enjoy all kinds of zoos, but what stood out to us about Blank Park Zoo in particular is how kid-friendly it is! They really had a lot of fun things for the kids to see and do...it almost felt like a children's museum in parts! 

A favorite at this zoo was the kangaroos! They were freely hopping around, so we felt we could get quite close to them to see an animal that was so unique to us. The kids especially enjoyed this and got to even pretend that they were kangaroos themselves! 

Between viewing the animals, playing on the huge playground and getting to ride the fun train around the zoo....our kiddos were smiling from ear to ear!! 

Our drive home was once again a lengthy one, which made me thankful I had packed some drinks and snacks for the kids. They were hungry after our long and busy day at the zoo! Caysen felt special having his own cup holder built right into the side of the car seat. It gave him a place for his drink and snack which made it very convenient and a lot less messy too! 

It was an extremely fun trip! We had so much fun and got to experience many new things we had never done before. We were able to document the trips with lots of pictures, and thanks to the help of Safety 1st, our little man was able to ride in comfort safely! I appreciate the many features of this car seat that made our trip so much easier...not to mention giving me piece of mind that he was safe while we traveled thanks side impact protection. I love the 5 point safety harness, but also appreciate that it can be a belt-positioning booster once he is a bit bigger and older. With all of the places we stopped, having the pivoting armrests were also really helpful. They made getting in and out of the car seat easy, making it possible for Caysen to feel more independent in being able to do things himself. 

We are happy we decided to take our last free weekend of the summer to make memories with our kiddos by planning a fun summer journey. They are growing so fast and I want to soak up every moment. 

Share your fun summer pics for a chance to win a safety 1st car seat, GoPro HERO3 digital camera, bikes for your family, etc. Enter daily - promo ends 9/1 around 10AM EST. Visit here for more info. 

WIN IT: One lucky reader is going to win a Summit Booster Car Seat from Safety 1st (which retails for $119!). 

  1. Courtney B August 29, 2014 at 5:00 PM  

    i want the AeroLite Stroller- Woodbine

  2. s August 29, 2014 at 7:20 PM  

    Incognito Kid-Positioning Seat - Black

  3. Kimberly Bauer August 29, 2014 at 7:24 PM  

    I also like the Boost Air Protect® Booster Car Seat - Julianne

  4. Shelly Leatham August 29, 2014 at 8:57 PM  

    I adore the Disney Baby ALICE IN WONDERLAND Care Center™ Play Yard!!

  5. Nancy August 29, 2014 at 10:05 PM  

    I also like their Wide Doorway Fabric Gate.

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  6. aperry August 29, 2014 at 11:40 PM  

    I would like the Stand onBoard stroller

  7. Renee Walters August 30, 2014 at 12:55 AM  

    I like the SleekRide™ Premier Travel System - ABC Toile. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!

  8. Emily Reviews August 30, 2014 at 10:07 PM  

    i'd also like the sleekride travel system

    littleheathen9109 @ Yah00 d0t c0m

  9. LauraJJ August 31, 2014 at 1:38 AM  

    Oh I would also love to have the Perfect Fit Dual-Mode Security Gate!

  10. Becky Fluff August 31, 2014 at 12:13 PM  

    Whale & Baby Spout Guard!

  11. latanya t August 31, 2014 at 1:34 PM  

    ABC Toile Collection

  12. Andrea August 31, 2014 at 10:16 PM  

    I'd love the S1 Trivecta - McKenna stroller!

  13. Tj and Amy September 2, 2014 at 1:30 AM  

    I love the SleekRide™ Premier Travel System - ABC Toile

  14. Julie Wright September 2, 2014 at 4:10 PM  

    I like the S1 Trivecta Mckenna stroller

  15. Jennifer T. September 3, 2014 at 5:52 PM  

    I'd love to have the One Step Trainer Seat.

  16. Jennifer T. September 3, 2014 at 5:54 PM  

    I liked the VTech Kidizoom Watch giveaway post on facebook under Jennie Aston Tilson.

  17. jakiesmom September 3, 2014 at 8:12 PM  

    I like the wide door ways fabric gate

  18. Rochel S September 3, 2014 at 10:12 PM  

    I like the Genesis Digital Color Video Monitor

  19. Kim September 4, 2014 at 7:15 AM  

    also----AeroLite LX Stroller - McKenna

  20. Rebecca Orr September 4, 2014 at 7:42 PM  

    I really like the Trivecta Stand Alone Emerald Stroller.

  21. Jennifer T. September 4, 2014 at 9:22 PM  

    I liked the Kohl's post on facebook under Jennie Aston Tilson.

  22. friv 2 September 5, 2014 at 5:45 AM  

    That is a great seat for parents with young children. Thanks

  23. Jan Lee September 6, 2014 at 1:56 AM  

    I'd like to get the Safety 1st Saunter Sport LX Travel System :)

  24. Tylerpants September 7, 2014 at 7:39 PM  

    The Genesis Digital Color Video Monitor would be nice to have! Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

  25. trixx September 7, 2014 at 7:54 PM  

    I like the Disney Baby Floral Minnie Mouse Umbrella Stroller

  26. Photo Cut Out December 6, 2016 at 8:50 AM  

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