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Theo's Birthday, Sushi, Ice Skating and Breweries

Our little dude turned two.

He currently loves oranges so I made him an orange pound cake.

Just look at those eyes! So excited.

He even blew out his candles.

Meadow was excited to wrap his birthday present by herself.



Just like Meadow he loves Richard Scarry books. So, we got him a bundle of 10 of the classic Busy Town books.

For his birthday dinner we went to Sushi Train.



As you can see we ate plate after plate.

We love sushi.

We stick mostly to the vegetarian options, but once in a while I get brave and get some raw fish.


I love that the kids go read books when they wake up.

They were excited to read all the books Theo got.


Theo's hair is getting long enough that I can braid it now.

We had to take a trip to the fabric store to make something for Marina's upcoming birthday.

These kids aren't quite as easy to handle at stores as they used to be.


 I actually find SR Harris Fabrics to be pretty entertaining. It's someones job to come up with these crazy prints.

We found more fabric to make clothes for Meadow too.

And the kiddos got into a few scuffles.

So many choices. Sometimes it's overwhelming. 

We finally settled on the perfect prints.

Since we were up this way I suggested we go ice skating at Maple Groves Skating Loop.

Theo will skate, but only for a short while.

We took turns going around the loop with Meadow.

Theo mostly just stayed along the edge of the ice.

It was in the 40's today.


Brooke and Meadow ended going around many more times than me.

But I got to watch this charmer.

He'd rather eat the snow.


Meadows a pretty good skater.


Girl could skate all day.

Eventually we were kicked off so they could resurface the ice.

Next we drove over to Omni Brewing. Since they were pretty busy we decided to grab lunch at nearby Maple Tavern first.

We'd come here years ago for our friend Jose's birthday. They still have some great burgers.




We tried Omni Brewing again, but it got even busier. So, we made our way back to Minneapolis to go to Lakes and Legends.

The kids kept entertained with our magna tiles.

Actually Picasso Tiles (they're a bit cheaper).


One of the beers here is called St. Gail. We'll have to take my parents here when the visit next month.

Since we were nearby we decided to go ice skating again. This time at Loring Park.

The ice wasn't as nice here.


It had been pretty warm and the rink hadn't been resurfaced for a while.

After skating we were hungry again and it was late. Meadow suggested her favorite restaurant, Black Sheep. 

Not a bad mild winter day.

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