American Girl Doll released a new series, WellieWishers last week. They are smaller than the regular dolls and are made for girls ages 5+. I had not heard of these until we arrived at the Orlando store today. They retail at $60 (versus $100+ for the original dolls.)
My daughter is having a sleepover with three school girls. Two days before the sleepover, I decided to go to the store to buy a few items.
I actually did not have a theme in mind… But that changed once I walked into Target. I found these cute plastic neon colored popcorn containers at Target in the dollar bins and thus the "party planner" inside of me kicked in. (So my four colors are yellow, pink, purple, and lime.)
I then moved into the Girls Dept and found black T-shirts, and black/white/neon colored socks.
Of course glow-in-the-dark/neon accessories are needed. (Also in the dollars bins!)
Neon drinking straws! (I think I found these at Wal-Mart--I actually already had them in the pantry. Amazon has them too.)
And at the very last minute, my daughter begged me to go to Party City to pick up coordinating neon gloves for the girls.
This past weekend we went over to the Longboat Key area. Since it was Mother's Day, I wanted a nice(r) dinner, but I also wanted it comfortable for the kids. I read great reviews about Dry Dock Waterfront Grill on Trip Advisor, and I'm really glad that we pick this restaurant!
We went on a Saturday night, and many of the reviews said to get there early. We arrived at 4:30 PM, and by 5 PM there were no tables left. (And by 6 PM the bar area was full of guests waiting for tables.)
We had a choice of seating upstairs/inside or below/outdoors. I'm very happy that we sat outside. The weather was beautiful.
Here are my kids relaxing well hubby and I enjoyed a cocktail.
I chose the scallop pasta in a wine and garlic sauce. It was outstanding! The scallops were fresh and the pasta was cooked perfectly.
My husband chose the grouper sandwich, and decided to try a blackened. He said it was excellent and I'm sad I did not get a picture. He also enjoyed this local craft beer, Circa 1926.
Today, my family took a little road trip to Mount Dora. The quaint town is about a 30 to 45 minute drive north of Orlando. It is known for tea rooms and antique shopping. However, we chose to indulge in desserts!