little loves play: rainbow waters playground

Judd - Water Park Today we headed to the Rainbow Waters Playground in Ellenbrook for the first time.  I really wanted to take my proper camera, but juggling the two kids was enough, so my iPhone had to do.  Although he was apprehensive at first, Judd loved running around in the water.  You can read more about the playground via the Kidsafe website which I’ve linked here.  Such a good option for summertime play.  I loved how visible the playground was; it didn’t matter if I was in the water or on the outskirts, or in one of the gazebo’s, I could keep an eye on Judd at all times.  My little man runs pretty quick so can stack it quite a bit, but the ground was grippy enough to keep him on his feet.

Judd - Water Park

We will definitely head back here, probably with Dad, before Summer is over. It exhausted both kids who slept the whole way home, Judd for the next three hours as well! So much fun this morning 🙂

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baking loves: my new favourite brownie recipe

Brownie Dessert, with Raspberries, Caramel Popcorn and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

We had our beautiful friends over for dinner last night, and I could not think of the perfect dessert to go with the Ragu I was making.  Probably because it’s the middle of summer and I was cooking the ultimate winter comfort food!

However, Husby loves a brownie, and when he suggested making a brownie for dessert at first I turned up my nose.  Just a brownie when we are entertaining?  AND here’s the thing…  I’ve never made a brownie that WASN’T from a packet mix.  I just thought Brownies were a pain in the ASS to get right.  So, a bit of thought and a few idea’s to jazz up the humble brownie, and this is what we come up with.  And now, I will never be buying a brownie packet mix again.  This one is so so good. Continue reading