Wild turkeys and whitetail deer (mother and fawn) in our yard
Natalie playing our made-up Lego game

Date Night

Jenna and I don't get out of the house much--together without the kids, I mean. I don't remember the last time we went out alone. Jenna says it was my company's last holiday party, which was seven months ago. So when my mom offered to babysit we leapt at the chance!

Jenna was in the mood for sushi and Kai's has outstanding online reviews, plus it's relatively close in Chanhassen. We both ordered a plate of gyoza (vegetarian for her) followed by sushi: cucumber, avocado, and a spicy crunchy crab and tuna roll. Dessert was ice cream mochi. I had red bean; Jenna got mango.

Best dinner I've had all year. And the best part was spending it alone with my wife, while we tried to have conversations about something other than our kids or our craft fair (applications are open for Craft'za btw).

Fun With Bugs

We had some Great Black Wasps in the house. I don't like it. Even more I don't like the chiggers I picked up while I was in our woods two weekends ago. Only now has the itching mostly subsided. Nasty little things!