Sea Life Minnesota

We first visited Sea Life Minnesota at the Mall of America more than a year ago.  Since then Peanut has asked when we are going back at least once a month (no joke).  So, of course I was all over it when the fine people of Sea Life Minnesota reached out to me and offered up some complimentary tickets.

We took a break from the summer sun recently and reunited with our favorite sea creatures.

One of our favorite parts of the Sea Life experience is the ray pool.  This exhibit (which is much larger than the last time we were there) features a pool with a variety of stingrays.  All of which you can pet and even feed!  While Peanut was brave enough to dive right in (not literally, thank goodness), it took me a bit to get up enough courage to put let one of those slimy buggers sail underneath my palm.

Ray Pool at Sea Life Minnesota : Squishy Cheeks & Cupcakes [Read more…]

T Ball

Squishy Cheeks & Cupcakes: TBa

We’re playing ball!  Peanut is playing T Ball one night a week this summer – her first team sport experience. [Read more…]


Once upon a time there was a beautiful little Princess.  She was the most beautiful princess in all of the land.  But not only was she beautiful, she was also smart, kind, and incredibly funny.

Cinderella Birthday Squishy Cheeks & Cupcakes

On her fourth birthday, her mother asked her about some of her favorite things.  Here is what she said…

How old are you? Four
What is your favorite thing to do? Play at the neighbor’s house.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A doctor.
What is your favorite food? Spaghetti!
Who do you like to spend time with? Grandma.
What do you do really well? Color.
What makes you laugh? When we tell funny stories.
What is the best time of the day? Going to PPS!!  (what she calls VBS – so cute)
What are you afraid of? The dark.
Who is your best friend? Noleigh.
What do you like to do with your family? Cook.
What do you love to learn about? Dragons.
Where do you like to go?  To Grandma’s. That’s my favorite place to go.
What is your favorite book?  Caillou.
What is your favorite TV show?  Caillou.
Where is your favorite place to go with Daddy? Cherry Berry
Where is your favorite place to go with Mommy? Cherry Berry
If you had one with what would it be? A newwwww kitchen!  And it would look sparkly every day.

Happy fourth birthday beautiful princess!