Ellie and Lyla versus Voodoo Donuts

Ellie & Lyla versus Voodoo Doughnuts!

Jorge was gone this past week in Portland for work. Which means it was me and the munchkins all alone this week. Thankfully my parents come help when they can, but it’s still a heck of a week when he’s gone. Plus, I got sick…I have always had such impeccable timing.

So as a surprise, Jorge stopped by Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland as a surprise for us. I have ALWAYS wanted to try their doughnuts but have never made it to Portland.

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On his way to the airport, Jorge stopped and grabbed a box of “The Voodoo Dozen”. He sent me a picture and I couldn’t wait for him to land at midnight — with the PERFECT midnight snack!

However, his flight was delayed due to weather. Then he got stuck overnight on a layover in Denver. Caught a 5am flight out of Denver and then got stuck on a second layover with a delay in Nashville.

Ellie & Lyla versus Voodoo Doughnuts!

By the time Jorge got home (24 hours later than he should have been home), our Voodoo Doughnuts were sadly not soft  pillows that I wanted to faceplant into.

Jorge also admitted to accidentally dropping the box upside down going through security…and bribing a flight attendant with a doughnut trying to get home sooner.

Ellie & Lyla versus Voodoo Doughnuts!

In spite of all of that, these little ladies were THRILLED to discover what was inside that big pink box. They didn’t care if they were stale, dropped or bartered. They just wanted their doughnuts!

Ellie & Lyla versus Voodoo Doughnuts!

“Someday, this will all be yours, Doughnut!”

Lyla loved them so much she even gave them The Lion King treatment.

Ellie & Lyla versus Voodoo Doughnuts!

I mean, come on! Look how happy they are!

Ellie & Lyla versus Voodoo Doughnuts!

P.S. Yes, that jam totally stained her face. And she still smells like strawberries.

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What you can’t see? Brody (the dog) running around grunting like a pig sucking up every morsel that dropped.

Ellie & Lyla versus Voodoo Doughnuts!

I even found some later under Ellie’s armpit. I’m pretty sure she was hiding it for her own midnight snack later.

Ellie & Lyla versus Voodoo Doughnuts!

Here Mama, want a bite???

Ellie & Lyla versus Voodoo Doughnuts!

We drug them outside and while Lyla was still excited…Ellie knew something was fishy…

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And in typical klassy Florida fashion, we hosed the girls down right there — high chairs and all — on the front porch.

Ellie & Lyla versus Voodoo Doughnuts!

And like it never happened, we had shiny clean babies all over again. Here’s hoping we get another chance to try the famous Voodoo Doughnuts again…and this time they are fresh. 😉

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14 Responses
  1. Bel

    Hi, I love reading all your posts, from the pictures I’m guessing you led wean your girls, was that easy? My little one will soon be 6 months old and just started paying attention to food,any any advice on how to wean? Thank you

  2. Natalie | Paper & Birch

    Oh my word Jessica, how cute are they all covered in donut mess?! Those donuts look ridiculous. Possibly worth the 7 hour drive from Vancouver!

  3. Erin R.

    Ba haha! I’m SO happy to find out that hosing down children is a real thing! I was never quite sure. And what a sweet husband, hauling that treat all the way across the country over two days’ time. You’ll definitely have to try Voodoo again someday all brand new and fresh. Mmm. Mmm.

  4. Theresa Blume

    You have such beautiful babies! I love your donut story. I can relate, and with twins you have double the joy! Thank you for sharing them. I’ve also been trying your recipes occasionally. I love your home style approach!

  5. Pat B

    Oh, c’mon! Not fair – you got all the cuteness and sweetness there is! But did look like everyone had fun – even Brody!

  6. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

    ohmygosh.. Those babies!! So adorable. And I’m jealous they got to try Vodoo doughnuts before I did! haha

  7. Traci

    So sweet!! This brings such fresh memories! My twin girls are 6. I live in Florida as well and have done that! Super easy clean up! Your babies are precious. Enjoy it. Believe it or not, it goes FAST! Great story!

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