Giveaway: $200 Apple Park gift card
Harlow started camp last week. It’s pretty much just an extension of her school year through June, but they try to make it as different as possible with special themed days. For instance, this Wednesday is Costume Day and last Wednesday was Pajama Day (not to be confused with Mazzy’s made-up Pajama Day in kindergarten).
Wednesday’s Pajama Day worked out PERFECTLY because Apple Park had just sent me a big box of their newest stuff, which included blankets, books, and new bunny PJs for Harlow.
Harlow has worn her Apple Park lambie PJs to death and they were getting a bit snug, so I was happy to replace them. This also meant Harlow looked publicly presentable in her pajamas as opposed to her belly jutting out in one size too small. (Although that looks pretty cute too.)
“Can I take the mouse ballerina?” Harlow asked about her new oversized stuffed friend which matches the mouse ballerina blankie she’s been sleeping with all year.
“Yep. The teacher said you are allowed to bring one stuffed animal.”
“Can I bring my new pack pack?” (That’s Harlow speak for back pack).
“Sure!” I helped her put on her new owl back pack.
Harlow didn’t carry a backpack last year but for camp she needs to pack a bathing suit and towel for the sprinklers. Let me tell you, Harlow is VERY proud when she puts on her “pack pack”. She knows it’s a “big girl” thing.
Then Harlow completed the look with a pair of sunglasses. Because that’s how she rolls.
Apple Park has a been a favorite of ours ever since they sent us a bunch of their signature Picnic Pal pajamas, stuffed animals, hooded towels and children’s books to make our summer house feel more like home for the girls.
Mazzy has been carrying around Apple Park’s pink bunny backpack for her entire year of kindergarten, which incidentally is over at the end of this week. SOB! (I’m sure you’ve noticed it in almost every photo I’ve posted of Mazzy on our school commute.)
Harlow has been sleeping with several Apple Park items at the summer house (including the mouse ballerina blankie I mentioned above), which saves us the trouble of bringing Harlow’s blankie from the city back and forth.
Mazzy is another story since she is still quite attached to her Boo. There are actually five BOOs but Mazzy likes to sleep with ALL of them and doesn’t believe in separating one from the pack. She’ll be taking that pile of rags to college one day, I’m sure.
They also both use their Apple Park towels pretty religiously.
Starting in July, Mazzy will be going to a full day of camp and Harlow will be staying mostly at home. I have high hopes for getting both Mazzy and Harlow more comfortable in the water and was pleased to find a Picnic Pals board book about a duck learning how to swim. All Apple Park’s board books tell simple stories weaving in subtle messages about topics like trying new things, sharing and not being afraid of the dark.
Besides being cuddly and adorable, Apple Park’s products are all organic and designed to be ultra safe and eco-friendly. In addition to the Picnic Pals, they have a line called Farm Buddies which is available at a lower price point.
The Farm Buddies are actually some of my favorites because they have wackier characters like Pork Chop, the karate chopping pig , Frenchy Fox, the scarf-wearing fox, and Catnap Kitty who is dressed in a bikini.
What child wouldn’t want a cat in a bikini??
Well, lucky for your children, Mommy Shorts readers are getting 20% off between June 8th- June 22nd. Just shop here using the discount code MS20 at checkout.
AND… I’m giving away a $200 Apple Park gift card today! Just follow the simple rules below.
1) You must “like” or “share” this post by clicking the social share icon of your choice below (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.).
2) Then visit the Apple Park website and come back to tell me your #1 pick in the comments below.
Although I’ll warn you, picking between Frenchy Fox and Robbie Raccoon is pretty HARD.
I’ll pick a winner at random on June 22nd.
Good luck getting that Catnap Kitty!
And the winner is… Summer Havron, who wants the cubby organic cotton picnic pal pajamas.
Congrats! Please contact email@example.com to claim your prize.
I love the toddler bath towels and the penguin back pack! (The penguin with the neck tie of course)
I just adore the Penguin backpack!
I LOVE the Penguin backpack!
We love Apple Park Pals. We have the Frenchy Fox blankie.
The Ducky Picnic Pal Swinging In Crate is just about the cutest thing I’ve seen! Love the toy and the packaging!!
They are all so cute $200 could go so fast!! We are major “quack quack” fans so our first item in the basket would be the duck stuffed animal quickly followed by some cute pajamas!
I cannot get over the Belle Cow Plush! I can’t believe they have such adorable products for such a reasonable price.
Love the Purple “Who” backpack for my little girl starting Kindergarten in the Fall!
I like the catnap kitty plush, but my daughter actually needs the pjs!
I think the “Cubby” PJs are so sweet!
Absolutely LOVE the Penguin Pack!! My son has a penguin lovey so this would be perfect!
Lambs are popular in our house these days, so definitely the lamb pjs!!
My 2 year old tries on the backpacks every time we are at Target – she would love the purple owl back pack!
The ballerina mouse is adorable!
love the picnic pals pjs!
I love the Lunchpacks from 100% recycled fabrics – Who (purple)
Love the LITTLE DUCKY PICNIC PAL. Something about a duck and a cracker…. LOL! I am expecting and will be purchasing a ton of stuff on here!!
Duckie Pajamas all the way!
Love the Chef Cow! But the Little Ducky Picnic Pal would be huge a hit with by two year old (today!) daughter. She loves playing “picnic’ with her rubber duckies.
Love the backpacks – particularly Cubby for my 2.5 year old son.
I love all of their stuff but I think my #1 is the bunny backpack 🙂
surfer chick is awesome, love the pjs too
Porkchop is my favorite for my little guy– and ballerina mouse for my girl!! 😀
actually, Porkchop and Penny pig!! 😀 for my boy & my girl. what a hard decision!! their adorable!
My daughter loves animals! I made her choose from the site and she loves to have the bunny beannie pal the most, followed by the owl bag 🙂
Everything is so cute and I love that everything is organic. My favorite things are the blankies. Especially the owl one.
The Ballerina Mouse!
My 7 yr old would LOVE that Pig. She takes Jiu-jitsu and just won 1st place in one division and 2nd in another division at a tournament over the weekend. 🙂
Belle Cow! I think I am adding some goodies to the 2nd birthday ‘list’…
I love Belle Cow! My daughter has a Penny Pig that was her favorite when she was a baby!! I would love to get her a big version now that she’s older! I didn’t even realize they came in sizes that big!!
I love the pjs!!! Especially the monkeys!!!
My #1 is definitely the ballerina mouse plush because my girls are obsessed with ballerinas right now!
Love love the plush belle cow!! Thank u!!
I love the chef plushie. Just so cute and my children’s maternal grandmother is a chef!!
The bat backpack is adorable.
our daughter would love the Bunny Backpack, or any for that matter!
Love the cubby organic pjs!
My first pick would be the organic patterned rattle- owl. I’m on a mission to add some girly items to all the big brother hand-me-downs my baby girl will be getting 🙂
Pirate pig!!! And The Duckie pjs- no way my son would ever want to get dressed!
I like the purple “Who” back pack!
You had me at bunny backpack 🙂
i neeeeeeeeeeeeeed the sucky jammies! They’re so darn cute!!
I love the Fawn blankie, book & rattle woodland gift crate. My sister is having a baby in August and always has deer running in her yard. This would be so cute!
Love the porcupine! My 2 year old daughter’s room is woodland theme so it’d fit right in.
That or the owl.
Or the fawn.
Or the raccoon.
Or the fox.
Okay let’s just say the porcupine because they are harder to come by.
Everything is so stinkin’ cute! My preschool-aged daughter would love either the purple owl backpack/lunch box or the pink bunny backpack/lunch box.
my girls would love the purple owls!! its adorbs!!
I would love the pink Bunny backpack for my daughter who will start pre-k in the fall.
I like the Lamby Stroller Buddy Blanket. Tweeted!
My little one would love Frenchy Fox Blankic and the Frenchy Fox Plush. Its foxes and whales all the time in our house!
Who, The Owl, Soft Teething Toy looks so adorable. I am sure my 8 month old will love.
Pork Chop is cute and funny!
Frenchie Fox is darling but I have to admit, I’ve had backpack envy every time I’ve seen Mazzy’s back pack and lunch box. My girl starts kindergarten, sob, this fall, and this adorableness might make things a little easier…..on me.
BAT BACKPACK!!!!!! so freakin cute!
Wow, so much cute! We like the bat backpack, my little man would model that like its his job 😉
I don’t think it gets any cuter than the lambie beanie and the matching picnic pals booties!
My son is terrified of the fox in the Peter Rabbit cartoon so it must be Frenchy Fox so that he can see how cute and cuddly foxes can be! Even though that a total lie in real life huh…
I love the Bat Backpack!
I love the WHO lunchpack for my little girl.
My # 1 pick is the ike the Cubby Bear backpack! 🙂
It is between the bat packpack and Pork Chop the Pig!
O my goodness. My daughter would love the ballerina mouse! oh yes! 🙂
Absolutely fell in love with the fawn jacquard muslin blanket!!! Would/will be great seeings how I’m expecting daughter number 3 in 15 short weeks!
Who the owl picnic buddy! And definitely the ballerina mouse!
I love the toddler towel cubby. My son had one but used it so much it fall apart. He misses it. It made bath time so much fun.
I love the monkey PJs. My oldest was never really interested in wearing PJs but my middle son LOVES PJs 🙂
I love all of these! The ballerina mouse wins for sure though!
All of it is adorable but I really loved the cubby organic cotton picnic pal pajamas! My little one would look so cute in those!
Pork chop for my boys…they would love him!
The penguin backpack is what my daughter would love! She loves seeing the penguins when we go to the Academy of Sciences.
I love the cotton bunny organic picnic pal pajamas. So stinking cute.
Guess I just found where I am ordering a baby gift for a friend who is having a baby soon! I am so in love with their products now!
The BUNNY BLANKIE, BOOK & RATTLE GIFT CRATE is my favorite and what I will be ordering win or lose! Love it!
My girls will LOVE Belle Cow! So cute! Thanks!
I love, love, love the pjs (especially the lamby ones)! They are so, so cute and I am guessing they are really soft, too. Love that they are organic cotton! The owl backpack is also super cute. My three year old will be headed to preschool this fall and I know she would love that backpack!
My daughter, who starts kindergarten in the fall is very into Batman and was super excited with the bat backpack.
I love the organic owl blankie! My little one loves sucking on his lovies and having a blanket that is organic would make for a peaceful mommy!
Surfer chick for my daughter and pirate pig for my son! Wow, it’s all soooo cute:)
Boxer the dog is adorable! So are Mazzy and Harlow!
I Love Apple Park. I’m digging http://www.applepark.com/organic-toys/organic-plush/porcupine-woodland-pal-plush-toy.html
Love the owl backpack
Ohhh…the Monkey jammies! My 3 year old is physically attached to a stuffed monkey she’s had since birth. The combo would be too cute!
We all love owls in our house so I pick the owl backpack as our favorite. Everything is adorable though…so hard to choose.
Porcupine plush?! I die!
The lamb PJs are pretty cute!
Love the penguin backpack!
The bee towel is too cute! Hard to pick a favorite though; they have some great stuff.
The bat backpack, because it’s just a little wacky.
Can I say what I want for me because I totally want a Bat pack. That is the cutest thing ever and I would totally wear it myself, at least the bat lunch box, just saying 😉
I just welcomed my first grandchild on Friday and so I was excited to check out baby things again! I really like the Bat Blankie. Lots of places have lambs and owls but who has BATS?!?
Sooo stinkin’ cute. My oldest’s last day of Kindergarten is today. And he turned 6 a week ago. Sob!
I don’t know why, but I love Surfer Chic – he’s hilarious. Although, I would probably buy Frenchy Fox or Robby Raccoon. Since these are not for me, ahem. And the gray owl backpack is too cute!
The penguin backpack is so cute!
I’m absolutely in love with the toddler bath towels. Especially Who the owl. My 6 month old daughter has outgrown her infant towels already.
The bat backpack!!!
I have a 7 wEek old so the picnic pal soft blocks would be our #1 pick
I love the bunny pajamas! We got Robbie the raccoon for my son and he loves it!
We need jammies but my daughter would pick ballerina mouse for sure!
I love the Robbie Raccoon blankie! http://www.applepark.com/organic-plush-farm-buddies/robbie-raccoon-blankie.html
I love the bunny pajamas! Followed closely by the butterfly toddler towel.
We need the mouse ballerina… well two of them, for my crazy ballerina girly girls!!!
The penguin lunch bag is adorable, but I think my toddler would love the Cubby bear towel wrap!
Frenchy fox! My little one is obsessed with foxes…random right? I thing it comes from watching too much peppa pig
Love the dreamy sheep plush doll
Considering my daughter has a five minute meltdown daily about not being able to wear her pajamas outside our home….I would have to say the monkey pajamas hands down!