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Summa Summa Summertime

We never got Meadow a walker because we assumed she would have been walking by now. Since that's not the case we borrowed one from Emma. At first she would push it on her knees, now she seems to get the idea of walking with it. 

We think she's still a while off from walking on her own. 

With a bunch of potatoes and not much else in the pantry, I decided to make Spanish tortilla.

I added cauliflower to add some variety to this egg, onion and potato dish. 

We talked about trying out the Kingfield Farmers Market, but by the time we woke up and ate breakfast it was already noon.

As we were getting our bikes ready to leave a car stopped at the end of our driveway. A guy our age got out and said his mom grew up in our house. He had come to our house for every holiday as a kid. I wished we weren't in a hurry or I would have invited him in. He was also on his way to see his grandma who was the previous owner of our home. I told him to stop by sometime to have a look inside. I hope he does, I'd love to hear stories and see old photos.

I'm going to miss this place in a few months.


This time we just picked out things we liked.

Water break before heading home. 

Peanut stays cool in the sink.

Now that Meadow is playing with her toys more I love when I find things left by her.

Today's market bounty included some early corn.

Leftover eggplant fries, homemade noodles and scratch sauce for lunch.

Meadow thought it was so fun when I would walk next to her.

After debating on what to do for the day we decided on the Loring Park Art Fair.

We'd originally planned on going somewhere further afield, but we realized it was getting too late for a day trip.


We locked our bikes up by the sculpture garden and went over the bridge at the bottleneck.

I love looking at all the pottery vendors. I wish I could afford everything I wanted. Like these garden labels. 

I have to admit that I'm not that into art fairs.

Of course I had to grab the free samples.


We ran into our old friend Liz who was putting on a puppet show.


These puppets were pretty rad. When I was looking at them a gentleman said, "Oh, Jimmy Buffet." I wonder if this guy pronounced Buffett's name like that on a regular basis.

He also did custom puppets to look like you.



Since Meadow has never been to the Sculpture Garden we took her on a quick tour. 


My suggestion for the day was to go to the beach. It felt pretty hot for this cool summer we're having. We biked over to Cedar Lake and of course we weren't the only ones with this idea. 

Meadow still prefers playing in the sand over the water.

We took her into the water eventually, but since we both went in we have no photos to prove it. 

The beach was as packed as I've ever seen it. In fact all three beaches on Cedar Lake were hopping.

She could stay here all day long.



She thought it would be fun to climb on me while being covered in sand.

It was getting late and we still had to eat dinner.

We had nothing planned so I decided to look up grits and chard. 

I found a recipe that served pan-wilted chard and a fried egg over polenta. This was a tad rich for my tastes, but worked as a last minute meal.

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