Joe’s Place Farms

Last weekend, we went to Joe’s Place Farms.  It is a great place to visit and it’s right in the middle of town!!  Yep, no driving far away to get there.  It is a suburban farm at its finest.

My mom bought all of us a hay ride.  ( really it just goes in a circle)  The best part….they give each person a farm fresh apple.  So tasty.  P saved his for dipping into carmel later that day.  It’s so fun watching Z’s expressions as he takes everything in!

There’s just enough for a kid to do.  There’s a maze, a stacked pyramid, a witch to take pictures in front of, and a little tee pee.

And, of course, there are pumpkins galore!  Last year, Z hauled one pumpkin around the whole time we were there.  This year….he just looked at everything. He didn’t want a pumpkin. And, he wasn’t nice about getting his picture taken until he was playing with his grandpa.

I say GO!  You only pay for your pumpkin and $1 for riding the tractor.  If you’re short on time or don’t want to go far but still want a good experience….this is it!


This Picture Thing May Be Hard!

Last night, P, Z, and I went to the downtown library.  We don’t even have library cards.  But, it doesn’t matter.  The library is all things cool when you’re 2….or 41….or 30….

We played with a wind up toy for 20 minutes.  Z and P would bring the balls up to the top and then press the buttons to make the balls go onto the revolving tray.  I just turned the contraption to make it move.  (yes, I realize I had it easy)  We had so much fun! 

Trying to stay true to my word (from yesterday!) I tried to take a picture of Z.  Epic fail.  He often embraces the camera with a cheesy grin.  Other times, like yesterday, he runs away from it over and over.  I know they say a picture is worth 1,000 words.  Hear me on this one, if you haven’t been to the downtown library….go NOW! 

A Day In the Life of P, B, and Z

This endeavor’s credit must go to my cousin…He is amazingly creative and cool because he doesn’t try to be.  

I grew up in Vancouver, WA.  I left for a short stint to get an education.  And, I’m back.  I met my husband in Vancouver.  We started our very own family in Vancouver! 

I work a few hours per week outside my home all around Vancouver and absolutely love my job.  ( Feel free to ask me about it…I’d love to talk about it! )

I live and work in Vancouver, WA.  I also try to do 90% of my playing, eating, shopping, and hanging out in Vancouver!  Vancouver, WA has so much to offer!!  My aim is to tell you about my experiences, learn from yours, and continue to explore this awesome city! 


Do you have a favorite place to take your 2-4 year old?  I want to hear about it!  Do you have a local restaurant that I should definitely try?  Please inform me!  I want to explore my city and promote small businesses (and a few large ones) all in Vancouver, WA!