splashway recap

Last weekend, we headed to one of our very favorite places, Splashway Waterpark and Campground. We went last year with my parents and had so much fun, we couldn’t wait to get back this summer (read a full review here). Bear really wanted to show Zach how he can do the big waterslides by himself, and we couldn’t wait to see Boonester in full force at the Waterpark this year since he was just 5 months old the last time we went. Sure enough, he lived his best life there. Sharing more below!

We arrived Friday afternoon around 1pm and were excited to hear that our cabin was already ready for us. We unloaded our bags and let the boys play for a bit because they both absolutely LOVED our cabin. Bear really thinks we’re “camping out” when we’re at Splashway, even though the cabins are nicer than a lot of hotels. The bed is like a cloud, you have your own kitchen, and can crank up the AC and much as needed on a hot Texas summer day. More like “glamping” and that’s my style.
We changed and headed to the waterpark, where we all did the Lazy River and Boone decided he needed a nap in the tube. We rented a cabana both days which we learned last year was totally worth it. The cabana gave me a private place to nurse Boone and let him nap, keep all of our things locked up in a safe, and order food/drinks at the push of a button. We had a blast before heading back to the campground for s’mores around the fire pit by the pond, a round of putt putt (Bear’s favorite), and watching Lion King on the lawn. I wish I could put into words how unique and special Splashway is; it’s truly like this magical place where I feel safe letting my boys run and play and they love it even more.

We all slept in on Saturday morning before making a donut run and hitting up the waterpark. We stayed in the park from 10:30am to 5pm and I think the boys would’ve never left if it had been up to them. Bear loved jumping over the waves in the wave pool, and there are at least 4 toddler areas that are perfect for Boone’s age. He had fun making little friends and going down the mini baby slides. Mama got a pretty good tan, so everyone was happy. Zach ended up floating around the Lazy River with Boone for almost an hour while he napped in a tube again; we laughed about how the River put him to sleep every time. It is relaxing…I could’ve taken a nap there, too.
Saturday night was probably my favorite part of the trip. We got back to the cabin and just relaxed, had burgers for dinner, and headed over for another round of putt putt per Bear’s request. We had laser tag tickets but Bear enjoyed putt putt so much the night before that we decided to do it again. Toward the end of the round, we heard music coming from over by the pond and looked over to see people had gathered and were listening to live music, some people dancing out on the “dance floor” under a giant oak tree. The sun was setting and turning the sky the prettiest cotton candy shades, and it just felt like such a beautiful moment with my boys. Bear convinced us to buy a net from the Camp Store, so he tried to catch fish and frogs while the sun was setting. We let the boys play on the playground and make some new friends before heading back to the cabin to roast marshmallows and make s’mores. Everyone went to bed with full bellies and full hearts.

We were sad to go on Sunday, but said goodbye to Splashway knowing that we’ll be back as soon as we can. When I shared stories on Instagram, so many of you messaged saying that your family loves Splashway too and plan to go this summer. If you haven’t already gotten your tickets, use code HONEY5 for $5 off here! If you’ve been to Splashway Waterpark and/or the Campground before, I’d love to hear about your experience! Bear couldn’t wait to get home and tell his friends all about it, and made my heart so happy to see how he’ll remember these “adventures” always.
xo, Britt

River Oaks Shopping Center 2019 Video

I recently had the pleasure of being a small part of the 2019 promotional video for River Oaks Shopping Center and it’s finished! Y’all know by now how much we love River Oaks Shopping Center; from dining to shopping and lots in between, it’s our go-to for fun in Houston. I'll let ya'll watch the video below, but I also want to share a few fun summer happenings at the Center!

If that doesn’t make you want to visit River Oaks Shopping Center, I’m not sure what will. There are countless things to do at River Oaks — from a variety of stores, like my favorite Vikari Boutique, to workout options like The G-Y-M and Pure Barre, to self-care options like TGF Hair Salon, and even delicious dining choices like La Griglia and Perry's Steakhouse. River Oaks Shopping Center has a feeling of home, and a small-town, friendly vibe in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the Space City.

Today is our first full week of summer, and I’m trying to plan all the things to fill our days. If you other mamas can relate, River Oaks Shopping Center has lots of fun going on this summer to keep you and your littles busy (and sane!). Summer movie nights (sign up to be notified about the next one here) are sure to be a hit for the whole family, and did you know that Barnes & Noble in ROSC has story time for kids every Thursday at 11am? View the full summer schedule here, since the location also offers additional story time hours and even baby story time for children 0-2. This is a free activity and a great way to beat the heat while letting your kids participate in something educational AND enjoyable!

Have some spare time without the littles? Modern Acupuncture is offering a free session for first time visitors. Such a great way to relax in their Zen Room and feel refreshed and replenished on these hot summer days. Houstonians, call 713-677-0551 to learn more and book a free session.


Can you tell I’m all about the free entertainment this summer? With 2 little kids at home, days can be long and outings can get expensive in a hurry. I love that River Oaks Shopping Center is offering so many free activities and options for families. What are your plans this summer? Trips, staycations, days at the pool? Would love to hear in the comments!
xo, Britt


*Thank you to ROSC for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.