Monday, May 15, 2017

Weekending | Disney Springs

Guess who was visiting the sunshine state this past week? One of my favorite blogging friends, Jamie. I'm so glad we were able to meet up. Again. That is definitely one of the perks of living in such a big tourist destination state - I get to vacation crash!

She was here for a work conference. And, because she is a fellow Disney lover we met up at Disney Springs toward the end of her trip.

We lunched at D-Luxe Burger, which was super good and super messy and super big.

Sweet Turtle Soup - Weekending | Disney Springs

Sweet Turtle Soup - Weekending | Disney Springs

We wandered around Disney Springs a bit. Aria talked Jamie into sword fighting with her...along with talking her ear off and picking her hand to hold while we walked around. I think she is a big fan of Jamie, but she did request that next time she bring Reese along too.

Sweet Turtle Soup - Weekending | Disney Springs

Sweet Turtle Soup - Weekending | Disney Springs

Sweet Turtle Soup - Weekending | Disney Springs

We took the boat over to Jamie's resort so Aria could take a dip in the pool. And, after a nap Lincoln joined them for his first pool swim. Mr. Serious Expression seemed to enjoy it.

Sweet Turtle Soup - Weekending | Disney Springs

Sweet Turtle Soup - Weekending | Disney Springs

Sweet Turtle Soup - Weekending | Disney Springs

Sweet Turtle Soup - Weekending | Disney Springs

Sweet Turtle Soup - Weekending | Disney Springs

Sweet Turtle Soup - Weekending | Disney Springs

Then we boated back over to Disney Springs for dinner at The Polite Pig (more delicious food) and Sprinkles cupcakes (always a good idea) before it was all of a sudden way past the kids' bedtimes and we had to say good bye.

Sweet Turtle Soup - Weekending | Disney Springs

Sweet Turtle Soup - Weekending | Disney Springs

Sweet Turtle Soup - Weekending | Disney Springs

I'm super thankful for the friends and people I've met through the blog, and it's a fun perk when we have the chance to actually meet in person. Thanks again for letting us run around Disney with you (and for holding Lincoln while I ate dinner), Jamie!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Lincoln took his first trip to the beach yesterday. He's already a few months behind his big sister. Aria took her first beach trip around two months - dipped her tiny toes in the water and sat in the warm sand. I guess beach trips are delayed when you are a little grumpy old man....plus surviving holidays with a newborn and recovering from leaking spinal fluid and the house buying process followed by the moving process and entertaining out of town guests. Phew, I feel like we've mostly settled as a family of four in our new home now and have had a chance to breathe.

So, yesterday Aria asked if she could go to the beach when daddy got home from work. Lincoln and I were planning on staying home to nap and make dinner respectively. But, when Chris got home he said we should all just go for a little fun in the sun and we'd just wing dinner later. Alright...twist my arm!

I think Lincoln's overall look was...concerned. But, I also think he really enjoyed watching the waves and feeling the ocean breeze on his face. The first trip of many I am sure. Aria is a little beach babe. And, watermelon on the beach is one of my favorite things...if only the sand wouldn't follow us home afterwards.

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit

Sweet Turtle Soup - Lincoln's First Beach Visit