Fun day in Minneapolis 

Today we spent the day in Minneapolis with Shawnie and Elliot. It was a great time. 

We arrived around 10:30 and got to see their new house. It’s in the North Loop in Minneapolis, very close to Target Field and lots of great restaurants and breweries. We sat and visited for a bit then went to freehouse for lunch. 

Shot from their deck

After we ate we went to the Como Park Zoo. The kids had a blast looking at the polar bears, sea lions, lions, tigers, monkeys and giraffes. Sophie even fed a giraffe a lettuce leaf. I could have stayed and watched the Polar Bear float on his back all day, he looked very relaxed. 

We left the Zoo and went to Hyland park to play and burn of some of the sugar the kids consumed at the zoo. Hyland park has a great play area with lots of slides and climbing areas. The kids ran all over and were pretty tied out. Sophie wants to go back again soon. 

It was a full day and we had a blast. I’m so thankful for time together with family. 
Have a great rest of your weekend and week to come!

Night Time Ritual

Each night after we have said our prayers, everyone gives Sophie her hugs. When it’s Masons turn, Sophie always asks for a picture. We aren’t sure if she is just buying time before bed, but we usually oblige. Here is the one from last night.


Big helper

My mornings have changed from getting a two year old up and ready to go to school, to now having to get that same two year old up, plus get a 4 month old up and fed. This morning, after feeding Mason I laid him down on his play mat and went to get everything ready for daycare. Sophie was in the living room playing by Mason. She came into the kitchen and said, “Hey Dad, I covered up Mason.” Fearing the worst I ran into the living room to find this:


My morning was made.