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Showing posts from February, 2022

Maple Grove Ice Loop, a Brewery Worthy of a King and a Buffet

  Pancakes for breakfast. Even Scott joined us. Brooke decided we should make a day of it. But first we had to go to the library. Theo just kept on handing me the first book he saw. Like everything else, Meadow always says she doesn't want to go to the library. Yet she finds like 20 books every time we go.  Maple Grove's ice loop is just about the only reason we head to this side of the Twin Cities.   Ice skate season is already almost over. They're one of the last ice rinks still open.    

Theo's 4th Birthday, Fun Day

  After a busy last few months at work and at home I took Friday off to spend the day with Theo. First up was asking him what he wanted for his birthday breakfast. He chose a chocolate big pancake.      I told him we can do whatever he wanted today. I thought we might go to the childrens museum or something but he just wanted to play toys.   

Theo @ 4 Years

  Our little love Theodore.   He's not afraid to show or admit his feelings.  He's definitely emotional just like his papa. He may not know the alphabet but he's already doing simple math.  He's always asking us, "Papa, do you know what 4+6 is?" and then telling us the correct answer. Theo loves playing Zelda , watching the show Number Blocks , being in nature, randomly giving hugs and kisses, "nimming" on his blankie and eating mac and cheese everyday. He'll usually eat 2-3 breakfasts and two bites of dinner. Unless it's sushi or tamales.    Seeing if Theo (or Meadow) will eat dinner is always an adventure when it's not one of his favorites.  He's really grown up in the last year: being basically toilet training overnight, getting himself dressed and ice skating on single blades. Maybe this year he'll learn to ride a bike.  How old are you? Shows 4 fingers What is your favorite color? All the colors in the world except for pi

Finishing Up the Rental, A Quick Drone Shoot and Valentine's Day

The kids are pretty good at keeping themselves busy while we finish up prepping the rental. Every weekend has been pretty cold but as we are wrapping up the rental I had time to make cinnamon rolls for breakfast.   

A Quick Solo Work Trip to Oregon

Out of the blue I was asked by my regular contractor to head out to Bend,Oregon to shoot some high end RVs. Direct flights from Minneapolis don't go to Bend, so I flew in to Portland.  I really wish he'd get more notice on these jobs so we can plan to meet him there.  My phone suggested a vegan taco joint.     But thankfully another Mexican joint specializing in mole was right next door.   Mole burrito, FTW.   Meanwhile, at home. Theo completed his potty chart of having no accidents during the day. To celebrate he got to pick out a new toy. He originally wanted a remote control car but Target didn't really have any. Instead he chose Skye from Paw Patrol.    

The Duplex Rental's Bathroom is Coming Together (with Some Help from Theo)

After replacing the faucet and then the water lines we finally had the new sink installed. Putting new plumbing or major pipe repairs is well beyond my abilities, but this was pretty easy except for the mounting. We originally had scheduled a plumber to come out and do it when Scott realized he could do it himself.   My birthday present from my mother-in-law came in the mail. Yes, I love AJ Dillon!     Too bad it didn't arrive before going to the Packer game. I had to shorten the spacing, but in the end I got the towel bar up. Just a little touch up painting is now needed.   There was a few shelves in this space that we removed. Picking a place for a towel bar is harder than it looks. We never use ours so was hard to imagine. We figured having it near the radiator would be nice for after showers.