H-Town Fun Part 2

Summer is quickly coming to an end, and I am literally holding back tears as I type this. While I am eagerly anticipating cooler weather, football season, and everything fall. I am also very sad that Fenn and I are going back to school, and our last summer as a family of three, well four including Duchess, is almost over.  I have been calling this “the summer of Fenn”, and it truly has been.  He has gotten to explore so many new and familiar places this summer, and I am going to share just a few more of them with you here.

Urban Harvest Farmers Market Eastside
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I love love this place! It is open every Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 am, and it is best to get there early during the summer, because it is ridiculously hot!  Not only will you find great fresh and local produce, grass fed beef, fresh eggs and seafood, you can also get breakfast. There are many food vendors serving all kinds of yummy breakfast treats and amazing coffee and juices.  Last weekend we got kolaches from the Underbelly booth.  They were great.  Don’t forget to bring cash!

*If you look closely at the picture above, you may also see some amazing donuts. These beauties came from River Oaks Donuts, another weekend favorite in the Currin house.

Picnic from Phoenicia Specialty Foods at Discovery Green

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Sister, Fenner and I took a little lunch adventure a few weeks back and picked up snacks at Phoenicia Market. They have a huge variety of chef prepared food items, baked goods and so much more.  You can park in their garage for free, and then walk a block over to Discovery Green and enjoy a picnic. Fenn even enjoyed flying his new kite.

Noah’s Ark Splash Pad
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We tried this place out just as they opened one morning at 10:00am. That was definety the way to go! Not only did we beat the hottest part of the day, but we beat the crowd as well. We were able to get a nice covered table where we could drop all of our stuff and the babes could sit and take snack breaks. The splash pad is a shallow pool, just a few inches deep, with slides, places to climb, and a giant mushroom waterfall. It took Fenn a little while to warm up to everything but all of the kids had a blast. There is also a great park right next door. We really enjoyed our visit. Admission was $7 a person and well worth it.

  The Little Galleria
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This is a small play place in Galleria 2. It has quickly become a favorite of Fenns.  As most of you know, I’m a bit of a shopaholic, so having a little place to take Fenn during our long shopping trips helps a lot. I have not ever ventured here on a weekend, I can only assume it’s crowded and chaotic. We have gone several weekdays this summer and the crowd is not bad.  My only complaint is that some parents don’t seem to pay much attention to their bigger kids, and I feel it should have an age limit. But as long as you keep an eye on your littles, I assure you they will love the break from strolling around the mall!

 The Playground without Limits
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This is is probably the closest playground to our house. It is right behind the City of Houston Metropolitan Multi-Service Center on West Gray. It is great for younger kids. It has low access to all of the equipment and many multi sensory things to explore.  Fenn loves the drums and the bells. The equipment is not shaded, so it is best to go early or late, when it’s not too hot. There are a few tables to sit at and a big green lawn to relax in, if the weather is right. We love heading over to this park for a quick playtime. Brad and Duch usually go for a walk around the lawn while Fenn and I play.


These are just a few more of our favorite places around town.  I hope you enjoy checking them out.  Stay tuned for our favorite “Fenner” friendly restaurants, coming soon!

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