Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hershey Lockdown

One of the great things about blogging isn't just the free stuff that sometimes arrives on my front door step but it is the opportunities it offers me to connect with other bloggers and get to know some of them on a more personal level (and you know, quit stalking them and such.) Most of all though it is the times that I get to bond with my family in some truly memorable ways. Hershey's, while having always been a fan of their candy, stole my heart this weekend when they invited TD and I to 'A Night at the Museum'.

As part of this special event they treated nine bloggers (Classy Mommy, MomDot, MomGenerations, Mom101, Sundry Mourning, Cutie Booty Cakes, Blissfully Domestic, Suburban Bliss, And Twins Makes 5) to a taste of their grand prize "Win a Night at the Museum" promotion. Hershey in combination with Night at the Museum: Battle for the Smithsonian is going to have a lock-in at the Smithsonian Institute contest for five lucky winners!

Mainly though, the weekend was all about TD and I getting reacquainted. In the past five months since The Comedian's arrival we've had precious few moments of just Mommy/TD time and we were both in need. It was such a nice treat for me to just spend time with her, indulge her whims a bit (who says $6 Oreos aren't worth it?) and just loose the confines of our daily grind er, schedule.

Here she is luxuriating in the king-size bed with her Oreos and chips. Who says we don't know how to do it up DC-style?

Charlotte, TD and Mackenzie (William not shown) became the best of friends that night.
The night by Hershey's was fabulous and not just because they loaded us up with free candy and chocolate galore but also because they made all of us feel so very special. From the pizza party, night time museum tour where the kids ran buck wild through the exhibits and the staff didn't bat an eye (brave people at the Smithsonian!) to the endless attention they paid our children it was truly a wonderful time that I, and hopefully, TD will never forget. We watched endless cartoons, played with all the bathroom amenities and took a nice mid-morning walk through the city ending up at a cafe for some brunch. I think she feels she has her Mommy back and I feel the same way.

I'm so thankful for Hershey's for providing that exclusive treat of having one on one time with my daughter and not just sending me a box full of candy to get fat on *cough* review.

Hershey's has partnered with Twentieth Century Fox’s Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and is offering 5 lucky fans the amazing opportunity to spend the night at the Smithsonian! If you find a museum key inside the wrapper of a specially marked Hershey product - you won! Now through October 31, 2009 - be on the lookout for keys in Hershey Kisses, Reese’s Pieces, Whoopers, Good & Plenty, Milk Duds, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures, Hershey’s Miniatures, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups 8-Packs, Kit Kat Wafer Bars 8-Packs and Almond Joy Candy 8-Packs.

"Unleash the Loot!" too by entering on the website daily for a chance to win the $50,000 Grand Prize or one of ten first prizes and more!

This is such a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Also - let the excitement continue by heading over to http://www.hershey.com/nightatthemuseumto enter daily and “Unleash some Loot!”


  1. Sooo glad you got more out of the trip than originally intended :-) I worry about losing my connection with Aiden once the new baby comes.

    You can always send some of that extra Hershey's loot down here though. I know you're all trying to Shred and stuff. Would hate for you to battle temptation.

  2. we loved meeting you and your sweet little girl. her curls were too cute. hershey really did a fantastic thing enabling us to spend special time with our families - and not just asking us to brain dump about their brands. i loved it - although it did mean we all had less time together since Mom mode was our #1 priority. hope to meet you again soon! xo colleen :)

  3. Mmmmm Movies and chocolate, two of my favourite things. Sounds like you had a great time. This movie is about to be screened here in Australia, I can't wait to see it! Michelle

  4. How fun for you both! That sounds like a blast!


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