I’ve got so much lined up to share with you guys! House announcements, bridal shower invites, a quick trip to Denver, an unbelievable trip to the caribbean. Plus, our feature in Southern Living magazine! How’s your summer shaping up?
So, this happened last week. Em’s third trip to Disney World. I’m working on a few posts about our whirlwind trip including a what-to-pack-when-flying-with-a-toddler-to-Disney list.
Hope your week was fabulous!
During our Disney vacation, we celebrated a milestone. Em’s first haircut.
The Harmony Barber shop at Magic Kingdom isn’t just for show. It’s a real, old-timey barbershop and they offer first haircuts full of Disney magic. I booked an appointment for Em before we left for our vacation.
For her first time, Em did great! Of course the slew of Mickey stickers and the spinning, light-up Minnie they let her play with helped, too! She was quite entertained.
Before I could blink, Em’s haircut was done and she was topped off with her very own set of Mickey ears – her first! On the back of them, “My 1st Haircut” is embroidered.
We were also given a commemorative first haircut certificate and a special little bag full of pixie dust and locks from her first haircut.
This was such a great + fun experience. I’m glad we were able to celebrate it in Disney!
So, where did we go on our family vacation? Disney World!
This was Em’s second trip to Disney as we went there last winter with Kacey’s family. This year, we went with our good friends and their three kiddos.
We had such a fantastic time! We met the characters. Rode lots of rides including the tea cups.
We dined at Cinderella’s castle and met all of the princesses.
And we enjoyed a part of a new section they just opened in Fantasyland where’s there are now two Dumbo rides!
This is so great because there was always a long line for Dumbo – one of Em’s favorite rides. This trip, I think we rode it four times!
This weekend we headed back to the Houston Zoo with Em. The last time we took her, she was 14 months old so we were eager to get her over there again. As expected, she loved it! She fed the giraffes with her daddy…
and really enjoyed watching the meerkats.
That’s a snippet of our weekend, how was yours?
Our last morning in Portland, we rose super early and headed out again to try Voodoo Doughnuts. This time, we were in luck! There was no line.
After our tasty sweet treats, we took a shuttle to the airport. From the air we spotted these two mountains peeking through the white cloud blanket.
Bye bye, Portland!
We started out the day thinking we would grab breakfast around the corner at Voodoo Doughnuts. Unfortunately, so did everyone else! The line was crazy long. We ended up finding a little bakery nearby instead and vowed to try again super early the next day before our flight back home.
After, we walked down to Old Town Chinatown…
and made our way to the Lan Su Chinese Garden which was a lovely oasis that seemed out of place in the middle of modern day Portland.
There, we stopped in The Teahouse and enjoyed dumplings and Gongfu style tea.
After, headed to the the river to get a glimpse of Portland’s famous White Stag Sign. It was larger that I expected it to be!
That night, we enjoyed dinner at Little Bird. With the bill, they gave us mini macaroons that were about the size of a quarter! Such a sweet + unexpected treat.