Skip to main content

Rainy Day Play

I have grown up in the PNW. But with a kiddo, the 50% of the year when the weather is too awful to go outside, but you need to do something to help your toddler burn off energy, has brought about a whole new perspective. Our local mall hosts a few fun places for kiddos to burn off energy, but spending money to go there a couple of times a week adds up. The Children's Museum of Tacoma is super cool and another excellent place to take toddlers, plus it offers "pay as you will" admission, which is great, but it is about 30 minutes from our home. So, for Christmas this year, we purchased the Little Tikes Jump 'n Slide Bouncer from Amazon. This. Thing. Is. Awesome.

We bought it on sale, because we don't believe in paying full price for anything, and Miss P has bounced in it almost every day since Christmas. Plus, we have hosted friends, so that their kiddos can burn off energy for free too! Win! Win! The blower that blows up the bouncer is a little noisy, since it is meant for outside play. With all the giddy excitement, the noise isn't really a big deal though. The weight limit is 250 lbs., so it is definitely meant for kiddos, not older kids or adults. Aside from burning off energy, this toy has helped Miss P learn how to jump, climb, and have better overall coordination. We have absolutely no regrets about this purchase and look forward to using it for years to come, as so many others have told me the same thing! If you want to come over for a play date, let's schedule something soon!

** I am not paid for this post, but I am an Amazon Affiliate. Mostly, I just love sharing what has helped our little grow and learn, while also helping us maintain our sanity during the rainy season.**


Popular posts from this blog

American Foursquare Renovation Before & After

Growing up, I attended private school in North Tacoma and completely romanticized the area. It has gorgeous views, amazing architecture, and just that classy old world charm. Fast forward to when I was in college and met my husband. I told him about all of the loveliness that North Tacoma offered, and aside from agreeing to get married there, he just didn't see it. When I said "North Tacoma," he saw "South Tacoma." For anyone that knows those two areas, they couldn't differ more. Over the past 10+ years, I have tried to win him over. Well guess what, I finally did! Together, with an investor, he snagged up this gem before I ever saw it. And when I walked in for the first time, I was all heart eyes. A classic American Foursquare, with that great foyer and staircase. Beautiful hardwoods throughout, and just charming. Obviously I was looking through my rose colored glasses, because even though the bones were great, she definitely needed a little sparkle and s…

We're teeing it up with a third!

On August 16th, 2013, we announced to all of our Facebook friends, that we are expecting our first child!  We couldn't be more excited!  If I'm being completely honest though, I am mildly terrified as well.  I'm not that "let's just see what happens" kind of gal.  I'm a planner.  I'm an observational learner.  I'm a realist.  I know that babies aren't all cooing and cuddlie with those cute faces moms catch in photos.  Don't get me wrong, they are those things, but they are also screaming without words (so you have no idea what they need), poop that escapes their diaper & goes halfway up their torso, & sleepless nights.  I think that's part of the reason we waited so long to try and conceive.  Babies are a whirlwind of change, and I needed to wait until I was old enough to except that challenge.  I know that some moms will see this and say, "It's different when they're your own child," or, "The screaming …

10 YEARS. 3,652 DAYS. 87,658 HOURS.

24 more days, and all of those numbers are official. I am so incredibly thankful for the life that God has favored us with. 10 years. I truly am overjoyed to make it to this milestone. In a society that puts little value on a lasting marriage, we choose to celebrate marriage! We celebrated by recreating some of our wedding photos at Annie Wright School, where we tied the knot 10 years ago. And can I just tell you, it was incredibly fun, brought back so many memories, and gave me some warm fuzzies for my hubby all over again! Our original wedding photos are credited to the artistic work of Christy Pelland, and our recreated photos, plus bonus family photos, are credited to Miss Abby of Abby Joy Photography.
Whenever I get asked marriage advice, I always say something to the tune of, "Out serve each other dail…