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Mall of America Day (Because, Why Not?)

Sometimes Meadow comes back to bed with us in the morning.

Once and while this means a little more sleep for all three of us. It usually means play time.

These Chinese Red Long Beans are really taking off.

I've always been disappointed with home grown green beans. I prefer the Chinese varietal anyhow. I'm excited for these.

I have to rotate the plants everyday since the bottom shelf doesn't get much sunlight.

After talking about getting together for forever we finally met up with our friends Cayla and Amanda at Maria's Cafe for brunch.

They were very excited to have breakfast with Meadow.

I think Meadow was excited too.

She was more interested in the conversation behind her.

She just wants to have a good time.

Twins.

Meadow and Amanda played until breakfast came.


Cayla and I each got the special of the day. Yuca, beans, eggs and an arepa.

I see a sausage in there too.

I got Pablo's omelet as always. It never disappoints. We used to eat Maria's quite often. I really wish we'd eat here more often.

Meadow was passed around.

She's quite portable.

And had lots of photos taken of her.

It was time for us to say goodbye to two of Meadow's biggest fans.

Afterwards I suggested we go to the mall to find me a new winter coat. I have been wearing the same coats for years and really needed to upgrade.

I've been wearing my sweet 70s puffy coat for much longer, but that neither here nor there.

Brooke went straight for the Fiestaware.

The only color we don't have is lapis.


Meadow was hungry after watching all of us eat at Maria's.

The Mall of America is such a weird place.

I got some jeans at a new store called A'gaci. 

It was basically a hipper Forever 21. Meadow and I got a bunch of "oh cute" comments since I was carrying her in the Ergo.

We passed a toy store, JM Cremps, that is geared towards boys,  but it had so much cool stuff I want for Meadow.

She wants the Brio Metro Railway Set if anybody is paying attention. She turns one in a few months!


Apparently Topshop is now at Nordstrom. Just thought you snobbish London readers should know.

Apparently tea is hip.

I wanted to get this sweater for Blake. Alas, I did not.

We ended up getting more than a coat for me. I got new shoes, jeans and a coat. Scott got video games (Anybody want a copy of Skyrim for $20?), belts, lens cleaner, phone charger and a sweater. Meadow got a new snowsuit and socks. 

I think Meadow was sad to be home.

We had a late dinner of leftover hot and crunchy chicken cones. A classic favorite for our little family. 

Also the best homemade ice cream ever. Blackberry Oreo.

I try to make my honey happy.

Then Meadow played until she was sleepy. Her new favorite thing is playing with the top of her baby gym.

Goodnight Meadow. Goodnight world.

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