As you know, we travel… A LOT. I am always looking for things to make my life easier. My family used to spend TONS of money on bottled water. Every gas station we stopped at, every drive through we went through… three bottles. Not to mention, half the time the water gets warm (who wants to drink warm water?) before you drink it all. From this… my search for the PERFECT water bottle began. I tried all kinds, I could never find the perfect.. fit in the cup holder, won't sweat, won't spill, holds A LOT, doesn't look goofy water bottle. And then… my SUPER MOM came through. She brought me the blue TRUDEAU water bottle from Target. It was love at first slurp. I carried it everywhere with me. I drank from it (seriously) 20 hours a day. Through the dry mouth of pregnancy, feeding Grady, rodeos, and hours and hours on the road. Cooper affectionately named that original blue bottle "Mommy's Giant Blue Drink". At first, Cooper would just want a drink of "Mommy's Giant Blue Drink" then the next thing I knew… "Mommy's Giant Blue Drink" was Cooper's drink. I bought a pink one, and then my friend Erica found me another blue one. All Cooper and I drink is Milk and Water (I do indulge in some sweet tea when I'm traveling in the south) so the bottles are great. Before we leave for a long trip, I fill them both all the way to the top with ice, and then take a gallon of water with us. They hold 24oz and Cooper and I will both drink three (or more) of them a day.
As you can see from the photo, we have acquired a black one also. Cooper always sticks with the original "Mommy's Giant Blue Drink" though, and he still calls it that (despite the fact that he comes completely un-corked if he catches me drinking out of the blue one). He carries it around with that little finger hole on the side. It's nearly as long as his legs… but boy is he hydrated! I don't know if you can see it in the photo, but they have two layers of plastic, so they never sweat. The top twists and the rubber straw goes down inside to keep it from leaking. They also keep the water SO cold for SO long. And the best thing of all? They fit in a cup holder! They say they are dishwasher safe, but I have never risked it. We only put water in them, so I just hand wash them in the sink every couple of days. I must warn you… if you want one, you will have to order online because you can't find them in stores anymore but the good news is they are on sale for $9.00!!!
You would think I'm getting paid to sell you this bottle, huh? I just have a tendency to get REALLY excited about things that I use on a daily basis. And for those of you who stuck it out and made it ALL the way to the end of this boring post… leave a comment (before noon central time on Friday) and I will be randomly choosing a winner and sending you your very own "Mommy's giant blue drink"! Please just enter once so the random draw is even for everyone. (Shhh… all those "I just look at the pictures" readers will never know…) ENTRIES ARE CLOSED