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Rain, Ice Cream, Tiny Libraries and Donut Rides

Meadow is always constructing something with leftover boxes.

Theo is always smashing buttons.

And smashing bananas.

It's been really nice not having to use our car lately. We've started biking to the grocery store. I take the kids while Scott pulls the bike trailer.

We fill the bike trailer with our groceries while the kids stay on the big Yuba.

Eventually our ride will be even more convenient when the 40th Avenue pedestrian bridge is completed. Supposedly it won't be for 2 more years, but we'll see.

We found a decent detour and the kids don't seem to mind.

The neighbor boy then came over to play with Meadow. Meadow is always going to their house so we let him stay as long as he wanted.

Buddy boy needs to snuggle his blanket when he wakes up from a nap.

It didn't take him too long to wake up.

Theo is now a full time walker.

Meadow and Fisk shared a box of mac and cheese.

And clothes.

Then they performed for us.


Sushi Sunday is back.

All we need is some good old friends to show up.

Meadow ate her sushi in the the neighbor boy's costume he forgot.

The day was still young so we went on a bike ride to get ice cream.

It was finally nice outside.


Theo is slowly understanding how to eat an ice cream cone.

I think Meadow was a whole year older when she got her first cone.

Meadow in her party dress.

Back in the winter we went through all the kids books to pick out which ones Meadow didn't want anymore. We took them with us today to distribute them to all the little free libraries in our neighborhood.

She wasn't kidding when she said we stopped at every...single...one.

We ended up getting just as many books as we got rid of.

Whoops.

Besides the gnats, it was a nice leisurely ride.

We even found an old cell phone for Theo.

The next day while Brooke was at work I took the kids for long ride on the Yuba.

We biked along Minnehaha Creek avoiding flooded trails here and there.


These two were wondering where we were going.


A playground of course; just north of Lake Nokomis.

Theo and Meadow loved adventuring for a long while.



Theo even braved the big old slide (the rest of the playground was replaced a few years back) on his belly/backwards.


After play time, we biked over to Mel-O-Glaze for the first time in years. Probably the first time for these two.

We saved them for the end of the ride and surprised Brooke with one when she got home.

Yay!

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