Archives for September 2013

A Day in the Life of Jaye at 25 Months

I love looking back on the three day in the life posts I wrote a long time ago. I wish I had written more, because it's fun to see what a day was like at 6 weeks, 3 months, and 7 months. Here's a day in the life of a 2 year old. This was Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. 8:30: Jaye woke up late this morning. Phil had snuggled her when she woke up for a bit around 5. Sometimes, when that happens she ends up sleeping in later. I went in to get her up and we took off her pull-up (she's potty trained, … [Read more...]

Laundry Room

The fact that our current house has a separate laundry room makes me super happy. I've never had a real laundry room. Previously, we either did laundry in the basement or in a shallow closet off the kitchen. I always dreamed that a laundry room would help solve the problem of laundry in various stages being all over the living room. Unfortunately, I'm writing this post sitting on the couch in a pile of (clean) laundry, so that dream didn't come true. But having a laundry room is still … [Read more...]

Is the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden good for toddlers?

So I know I told you about the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden the other day. But I was holding out on you. I apologize. I actually skipped all of our favorite parts, because I wanted to use them to answer this question: Is the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden good for toddlers? So, is it? Is the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden good for toddlers? Yes! A resounding yes! Here are all our favorite parts of the garden and what my toddler liked best. My sample toddlers … [Read more...]

Zucchini Risotto Recipe: The Best Vegetable Hiding Risotto Ever

I've discovered a genius recipe for Zucchini Risotto. Last night, it resulted in both Phil and Jaye eating squash. And liking it. To be fair, I didn't really "discover" it. The recipe is a thing of lore among the Moms Group ladies at my church. Many a time, I've heard one mom or the other mention, "Oh, I'm making Erin's Zucchini Risotto for dinner tonight." And finally, I tried it. And it lived up to the lore. It's the best zucchini risotto. And the best oven-baked risotto. And the best … [Read more...]

Woodland Park, Richardson TX

Woodland Park is really three parks in one! There are 3 separate play areas (plus a nearby school playground), and it took me several trips to the park to notice all of them. But luckily, that won't happen to you because you have this Richardson park review. Woodland Park Details: Location: wast of 75, off of Woodland Way, north of Arapaho and east of Coit, map here. Surface material: wood chips Structure material: metal and plastic Shade: minimal Equipment: 2big kid areas, … [Read more...]