Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pizzeria Lola

Last Friday, Patrick and I went out to dinner at Pizzeria Lola in South Minneapolis. We ended up having to wait quite a while for a table since we got there around 7:30pm. We waited in the bar area for a table.

Pizzeria Lola - Pizza Oven

They have a photo booth at the back of the restaurant that looked kind of fun, but we didn't end up getting our photos taken.

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Pizzeria Lola

Patrick got the My Sha-Roni pizza with pepperoni and sausage. It was a pizza with pretty standard toppings that tasted amazing.

Pizzeria Lola - My Sha-Roni

I ordered the Iowan with prosciutto, mozzarella, ricotta and arugula. I really enjoyed this pizza. If we are in the area we will definitely go back to Pizzeria Lola.

Pizzeria Lola - The Iowan

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sealife Minnesota

Last Saturday afternoon, Nickie, Nathan, Ben, Luke & Caycee all came to our house. We were planning on going to Sealife Minnesota (the new Underwater World) at the Mall of America, so they all came over beforehand for dinner. It was a beautiful day, so we were able to grill turkey burgers and hot dogs. I am glad that we were able to enjoy the outdoors before the snow came back this week.

Sealife Minnesota

Ben at Sealife Minnesota

Sealife Minnesota

Sealife Minnesota

Sealife Minnesota

After our adventure at the mall, we came home and celebrated Nathan's birthday with cake and hours of Wii games.

Nathan's 26th Birthday

The next day I couldn't resist taking so photos of Ben. I am starting to see more of Nathan in him as he gets older.

Ben - 9.5 months old

Look at this curly red hair.

Ben's curly red hair

Ben - 9.5 months old

And he has Traxler feet for sure. Pretty soon his feet will be bigger than his mom's.

Ben's feet

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Girls' Night

Last weekend I was able to see Kasie's new house for the first time. She hosted a Mary Kay party to celebrate the occasion.

Girls Night - Mary Kay Party

Kate at Mary Kay Party

Shanna at Mary Kay Party

And here is Kasie and her niece, the most adorable baby girl I have ever met. She was just as happy and content as she is cute.

Kasie and her niece

On Saturday morning we went to Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis. We ate breakfast at La Loma Tomales. I had a breakfast burrito that was very good and filling. We also did a little shopping. We all ended up buying some fun new scarves at the Tibet Arts & Gift store near the front entrance.

Midtown Global Market

Friday, March 18, 2011

David's 3rd Birthday Party

Here are some pictures from David's Birthday Party. He woke up from his nap and he wasn't very happy, so he stayed close to mom.

David's 3rd Birthday

David's 3rd Birthday

After a few minutes he warmed up to everyone and was having a great time.

David's 3rd Birthday

Then it was time for presents. He got an awesome new Spiderman bike and helmet from his grandparents. He was super excited about his new bike.

David's 3rd Birthday

David's 3rd Birthday

After presents it was time for cake. David was so excited about his dump truck cake. It was pretty cool.

David's 3rd Birthday

David's 3rd Birthday

David's 3rd Birthday

And this is where things got messy. By the time we were done eating cake, David wasn't the only one with blue lips.

David's 3rd Birthday

David's 3rd Birthday

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

David - 3 Years Old

We had a very busy weekend. On Saturday, we went down to Rochester for David's 3rd Birthday Party. Before the party I took some photos of the birthday boy. We always enjoy visiting David since he is especially well behaved. It was fun to see how his personality has developed since we last saw him. Here are some of my favorite pictures from our photo shoot. I also took some birthday party pictures. Stay tuned for those.

David - 3 Years Old

David - 3 Years Old

David - 3 Years Old

David - 3 Years Old

David - 3 Years Old

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Chris and Sammi

This afternoon I met up with Chris and Sammi for their engagement photos. It was pretty cold, so they were definitely troopers during their pictures around Mill City and the Stone Arch Bridge. Chris and Sammy were engaged earlier this winter near Lake of the Isles and Lake Calhoun so we also went to that area for more photos. I had a lot of fun hanging out with them today. Here are some of my favorites from the day.

Chris and Sammi

Chris and Sammi

Chris and Sammi

Chris and Sammi

Chris and Sammi

Chris and Sammi

Chris and Sammi

Chris and Sammi

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Timberwolves Game

Yesterday, I won Timberwolves tickets from work so Patrick and I took advantage of our free tickets and made a date night of it. First we had dinner at Gyropolis in Bloomington. I used to live near there so we don't go there often anymore, but whenever we do we are never disappointed.

Gyropolis for dinner

Timberwolves vs. Indiana Pacers

We were very lucky to see two good things happen at the game. First off Kevin Love had his 52nd consecutive double-double -- surpassing Moses Malone for the longest in the league since the 1976 ABA/NBA merger.

Here is the foul that led up to Kevin Love's free throw to surpass Moses Malone's record.

Kevin Love's Foul

Foul that sent Kevin Love to Free Throw Line

Kevin Love beats Double-Double Record

Timberwolves vs. Indiana Pacers

And the other good thing, the Timberwolves actually beat the Indiana Pacers 101-75.

Timberwolves vs. Indiana Pacers