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Friendsgiving and an Eat Street-MIA Day Out

Another year. Another Friendsgiving.

Little buddy is still working on learning to use a spoon.

 After breakfast I took the kids to the library for family storytime. 

They also had a Lego Lab, but Meadow wanted to play on the computer instead.

Back at home Meadow read her new books.

Today was our annual turkey dinner. I asked Meadow what she wanted to make for dessert and she chose chocolate Bundt cake of course.

The little cook has a speciality and she's sticking to it.



Meadow and I read some books while the cake was baking.

So proud of another cake.

Very nice Meadow.

The house was clean and the food was cooking. Time to take a break with Wii Fit. 

We invited Cayla and Amanda over. Meadow surprised them with her Wonder Woman outfit.

This time around we stuck with the tandoori turkey and yellow rice of course. On the side we also had a curried roast cauliflower and potato medallions alongside saag paneer using tofu.

Theo was digging all the food even though, admittedly, I may have made the potatoes and cauliflower a bit spicier than I wanted. He's so tough.

Then Meadow had to show them her new sparkly shoes.

And her mad lassoing skills.

Meadow also wanted to show off her writing skills. Amanda, and then Cayla, showed Meadow how they write their names. She just loves these two. They are two of our favorite people, so I get it.

Cake time! For such a small cake its the perfect amount for everyone.

Theo got his first taste.

Brooke finally caved in to peer pressure.

Meadow also shared the new books we made for Theo and her.

Meadow had to show Cayla and Amanda her new play kitchen.

She got to serve them at her new restaurant.

Theo finds anything with strings delightful, so you know he was all in on the silly mustard bottle.

Meadow has been asking to sleep with Theo at night, I guess he's big enough for it.

So sweet.

It took a while to get to them both sleeping, but it is very cute.

The next day we had an adventure in the city.

We walked over to Nicollet to catch the 18 bus to M.I.A.

I love walking around our old neighborhood. These row houses are my jam.

We went to the museum for family Sunday. Today was all about fiber arts. So, of course we had to go.

The first thing we did was make pom poms. Now Meadow is hooked.

Meadow and I made this really silly pom pom. We even got some advice from Minneapolis yarn artist/designer, Steven Be.

Meadow turned her pom pom into a necklace. Ain't it pretty?

Next we did some cross stitching. Except I don't know how to so we sewed a heart instead.

I tried making a fish, but I was totally confused.


We also saw this really cool spinning wheel. 

It was pretty neat to see him spin some yarn.

Meadow wanted to make more pom poms, but we were all starving. So we made a bee line to Eat Street.

We stopped by my old stomping grounds.

Brooke just loves the Bad Waitress. I'm kind of surprised it's still around,  but it does have a great vibe.

Before smartphones this was where I'd go with my laptop to surf the web. Or Facebook.

Good, comfort food. You can't complain about that.

We needed some things from the Asian market. We stopped to look at the crabs and lobsters.

This place was messier than I remember. I kind of miss the immaculate asian market on Lowry by our old house.

We also stopped by the neighboring Mexican market to pick up mole paste and some sweets.

Little dude was wiped out from the exciting day.

And back on the bus we went.


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