There were a few things on our "summer bucket list" that hadn't been marked off, and since we are heading out of town the last week of summer break I wanted to make sure we got them checked off! We picked up our friends the Stenejhems this morning and headed off on our morning adventure!
First stop, Slappy Cakes, a hip breakfast joint in SE Portland. They have griddles on the tabletops and you can make your own pancakes.
A very fun and yummy stop. Lots of laughing and eating and pancake making was had!
Both Evelyn and Ellie had been wanting to got the Chinese Garden downtown ever since they took a walking tour of Portland last spring with the 3rd grade class at school. During the tour they got to peek in the openings in the cement wall and both girls wanted to see more. Thankfully our awesome library has a "cultural pass" so we all got in for FREE... yay!!
This place did NOT disappoint! The kids were given a scavenger hunt sheet and they had a blast walking around trying to find all the things on the list. At the same time, they all (even the boys) were in awe of the beauty of this place and were genuinely interested in learning about the Chinese culture. It was fun to see them truly be amazed by how pretty it was.
The fish in this pond were huge!!
It was a full and super fun morning with these 4 sweet kids. We are so fortunate to live in a city that has so many fun things to offer, and I am so thankful to be able to spend this time with Evelyn and Matthew. Summer is winding down and I am trying to soak up every last moment!