Skip to main content

On the eighth day of Advent we hung with childhood friends and made a Christmas card

Despite the snow and cold we were meeting up with some of Scott's old friends for breakfast.

Meadow decided to wear her hand-me-down dress from Marina one last time.

They let us pick the place and we settled on Victor's 1959

It was really cold out, but Meadow didn't seem to mind.

I wish we came here more often. We actually put in offer in on a house in Kingfield, but it was scooped up by a cash buyer.

Krystal was excited to see and hold Meadow.

It was great seeing Jeremy and Krystal. Hopefully he gets his medical residency here. 

She started to get grumpy and was handed back to me. 

I guess we were all excited to eat we didn't take any photos of our food.

It wasn't pretty, but you can't go wrong with Cuban breakfast food. 

We had changed our minds for our Christmas card photo last minute. We decided to just have it be Meadow with a snowman, but the snow wasn't packable for making a snowman.

This was the runner-up for our Christmas card photo.

Meadow is getting this sled for Christmas. We needed to use it to have her sit in something.

I wasn't going to have her sit in single digit snow.

I was excited to have her try it. Then I convinced her it was all a dream and the sled didn't exist. 

For the next hour or so I turned this photo into a card.

I think it turned out pretty good. It was a big hit with the family.

I had plans to meet up with an old high school friend and left Meadow to have a Daddy/Daughter day.

We had a good time playing in her room.

I made tacos and ate a slice of pizza for lunch.

Cevonne and I were meeting with our friend Sarah at her house. I got lost on the way and Cevonne got stuck in the snow. 

Meadow is starting to like her jumper.

I bombarded them with the camera as soon as we arrived.

I taught you well, my lovely wife.

Meanwhile Meadow fell asleep on my lap while I worked on editing photos. Again.

The only time I get baby free time is during work. I was excited to have adult conversations and drink wine. 

Apparently Meadow and Brooke had a read-a-thon the night before.

Later on I ate more pizza for dinner and we watched our favorite show Bob's Burgers.

I had told Scott we were just going to hang out and that I would probably only be there for a few hours. We ended up talking and talking, catching up on years past. We have plans to get together again soon and I can't wait. 

When Brooke arrived home Meadow was back in her jumper. I swear she loves it.

Meadow has been leaking in her diapers at night lately. Doesn't matter if they are cloth or disposable. I have to admit we are both too tired/lazy to change her diaper at night. Sorry Meadow.

She's been going through her pajamas like crazy. I dug into a few sizes ahead and found this great number.

Cute.

Comments

Amanda said…
I taught you well my lovely wife – oh Scott. Ha, ha.
How did Cevonne get stuck in the snow? Is that at her house?

Nice post. I'm glad I get email updates now...did I not before? How do I know if you respond to my comments?
Chelsea said…
Pampers and Huggies make a "sure-dry" diaper that's intended for nighttime. That's what we use on Nolan - and no leaks! Plus he has really sensitive skin so it helps soak everything up so he doesn't get rashes.

Popular posts from this blog

Bu Bye Chicago, Hello Milwaukee

The morning after the wedding we had leftover bagels for breakfast.
...and Brooke looked out the window.
Haha that's not me, that's Emma. See what I mean? My own husband can't tell the difference. 
By the way did you know we had roommates in our hotel room?
I also ate leftover pie from the wedding. 

Despite having to be quiet at night we enjoyed sharing our room with Tyler, Emma and Olive. It was kind of like a big sleepover.
Then we had to check out and head to Pilsen for lunch.
Tyler had been talking up Nuevo Leone for a while now, so we skipped Burrito House this time.

Next time it's a must. That's two times in a row that I didn't go to Burrito House. 
Pilsen is one my favorite Chicago neighborhoods, so I was easily cajoled.
I'm not exactly sure how they do their laundry with the machine facing the window.


Tyler, Emma and Olive got lost or something, so we walked around for a bit.
Brooke really wanted to eat this hot dog, but I said "No, it's a paint…

Faribault Bike Ride Makes Us Buy Meadow a New to Her Bike

Scott had some shoots south of the metro so we tagged along for the day. 
After shooting the quickest shoots I've ever done we ended up in Faribault. We got food at the lowest rated Mexican restaurant in the southern Minnesota city. My instincts say these folks don't have a taste for authentic Mexican food and I was right. Restaurante El Colibri was so good.
The trick to finding good Mexican food is avoiding the places that have the typical Mexican restaurant decor, you know the ones with the painted seats. 
We brought along our bikes so we could take the Sakatah Singing Hills  State Trail. 15 miles from Fairbault is the namesake Sakatah Lake State Park. There they have 4 bike in camp spots (they were reduced to two because of COVID). We thought about bike camping there , but sites are first come first served and we'd hate to bike there with all our stuff only to find they were full.
Always doing tricks.
Instead we just went for a nice, really flat, bike ride.

Labor Day is Oh So Great at the Cottage. Even This Year.

We planned on skipping the cottage for Labor Day thinking a lot of people would be up. Turns out that wasn't the case. We decided to spend our first day going on a bike ride.

We each towed a kiddo behind us. 
Pulling a bike trailer on a single speed gets to you after a while. Scott wanted to keep going down Sheltered Valley Road. We joked we should add Theo's trailer to Meadow's tag-along.
It actually worked and wasn't half bad.