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Top Raleigh Kid Friendly Restaurants

Raleigh Area Kid Restaurants

We have two young kids who LOVE eating out at restaurants.  It's to the point where you would think that they have  special toddler column as food bloggers.  My daughter especially would eat out for every meal!  Living in Raleigh there are truly so many options for eating out- its one of the things that we love about living here...the options, variety, and lack of having to go to chain restaurants is huge!  This got me thinking about what our favorite restaurants are to take the kids and I wanted to share our top choices with you and the reasons why.

In no particular order:

1.) Cowfish (North Hills)- Cowfish has such a fun and inviting atmosphere.  It is really fun for all ages.  From the time you come into the door you can watch an interactive video of where you are in line, the menu items, and to the great big fish tank inside,  you really can't go wrong.  The menu items fit most kid appetites and are good portion sizes.  I would also say that 9 times out of 10, our waitstaff there will bring out the kids food first.  There isn't a parent out there who won't appreciate this as we know that the patience levels of kids (and in my case a 4 year old and 2 year old) is practically nonexistent.  If you do have to wait any, the fish tank usually helps bide time with the little ones.  

2) Relish (Raleigh)- When the weather is nice, Relish is such a great option at anytime of the day for the kids.  They have really done a great job of trying to make any waiting easy on kids.  They usually have a set up outside with bubbles and sidewalk chalk  Our kids love it and it really helps occupy the time while our amazing food is being prepared.  And as with Cowfish, Relish has a great menu that appeals to both the kids and parents.  

3) Mellow Mushroom (Raleigh, Wake Forest)- Now I am sort of breaking a rule of even putting a large chain restaurant on this list.  It truly is a partial toss up between Mellow Mushroom and Lynwood Grill for pizza.  The big winning factor is that Mellow Mushroom does a great job of getting the kids served quickly and first.

4) Goodberrys- Let's face it, ice cream, custard, milkshakes, can win the heart of most kids and adults alike.  You really can't go wrong and Goodberry's is just delicious.  Not too many choices to overwhelm, but always tasty.  A lot of people also don't know that they do offer kids cup sizes.  We have found that even splitting a kids size between the two is the perfect amount.  The staff is always generous enough to give us and extra cup and spoon so we can split it.  Goodberry's also has a fun and great environment outside- make sure you bring some extra loose change for the fountain!  

Photographs Brought To Life | Raleigh Photographer

You just had photographs taken of your family, your children, or your soon to be new addition to your family.  What should you do with your pictures? Where should you put them?  What size(s) would work?  Will those pictures look good together?  How should they be arranged?  I know that most clients ask these questions because I do as well.  

This is why I am SO very excited that I have started to use a new program, Swift Galleries.  I can't even begin to tell you how awesome this system is and what it will do for you and your photographs.  When you receive your normal gallery of pictures, I will now send you an extra link.  Within this extra link you will get to see some examples of some wall galleries that I have put together for you.  If you like it, great, you can purchase the canvas prints right there!  If you still aren't sure, then let's play with some of the images and layouts and see what we can find.  Still not sure and the room templates just aren't coming close enough?  Then send me a picture of the wall(s) you are considering and let's see how it will really look in YOUR home!  

It doesn't get much better than this!!  I have created a couple wall galleries from some sessions this past year.  

PLEASE don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or if you would like to see your past sessions designed just for you!  Let's decorate those walls together and let your memories fill your house.  

Fall family photos displayed nicely in living room.

Fall family photos displayed nicely in living room.

Decorate your Master Bedroom with your Family Photos. 

Decorate your Master Bedroom with your Family Photos. 

Pictures of your children in their own playroom.  

Pictures of your children in their own playroom.  

Beautiful black and white child photo images in the perfect place!

Beautiful black and white child photo images in the perfect place!

Raleigh Family Holiday Photos

It was so great to be able to see the H Family again.  Hard to believe it had been about 5 months since we last saw this adorable family for Jeremy's newborn pictures.  He is such a handsome guy and seriously has the greatest smile!  I had such a great time doing Holiday pictures with this family and look forward to seeing Jeremy as he continues to grow!  Thank you guys! To learn more about the Watch me Grow program, email us today.

Jeremy is all smiles here!  They can't get much happier (or cuter) than this! 

Jeremy is all smiles here!  They can't get much happier (or cuter) than this! 

Caught this guy peeking over his parent's shoulders :) 

Caught this guy peeking over his parent's shoulders :) 

Those eyes!  And that face

Those eyes!  And that face

Love getting kisses from mommy!!

Love getting kisses from mommy!!

Love the expression 

Love the expression 



North Raleigh Family Fall Photos

In my last blog post, I mentioned an upcoming session at Baileywick Park and am proud to announce that particular session is complete!  I had such a great time working with this family.  They were so much fun and it felt like I had known them for for a while!  Their daughter is also such a sweet little girl.  She was quite a pro in front of the camera- I just loved photographing her.!

Thank you guys for a great session!  I had a wonderful time meeting you all and hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I did taking them.

Too cute for words!

Too cute for words!

Peek-a-boo!!!

Peek-a-boo!!!

Mommy and me

Mommy and me

What a cutie!!!

What a cutie!!!