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Meadow Turns 7

Since there is no birthday party this year we let Meadow open her first present right away.

My baby is all grown up. She was so excited to get Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Meadow has also requested an ice cream cake after her cousin Marina got one for her birthday. We had plans to pick one up at Dairy Queen when we remembered Sebastian Joe's has cakes. 

This was much better than a lowly Dairy Queen Cake. Meadow choose the Nicollet Avenue Pothole Cake. That was one decadent ice cream cake.

It was so rich, but we still finished it in 2 days. 



After her cake we let her open more presents. She got a new reversible dress from my parents.

She's wearing it in this pic.

We also got her her own headphones to use in the car. Her last gift of the day was what she has been asking for since Christmas. Walkie talkies. Apparently we've reached the age where she wants electronics and clothes instead of toys.


We went over to Lake Harriet to give the walkie talkies a try and explore Meadow's favorite secret hideouts.

We have started taking almost daily bike rides around Lake Harriet.

For dinner she requested a hot dog at Bread and Pickle. I have to admit, I kind of liked having an easy birthday this year. No party planning, no food making and no cake baking.

Meadow does really miss her friends though.

I did pick her up some Sprecher Maple Root Beer this past week. So that's almost as good as friends, right?

My parents called to wish her a happy birthday while we were playing at her secret hideout.

I even cleared away some seaweed so she could play in the lake.

Turns out Brooke talked to her parents more than Meadow.

Meadow requested a few weeks ago that for her birthday she wanted to watch the sunset at her secret spot. The clouds were too cloudy to see the sun, but we stayed long enough that it started to get dark  to turn our bike lights on.

Happy Birthday Meadow!

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