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Building a Play Tent

I'm still trying to make meals with what we have. I found buckwheat and brown rice flour in the freezer. So pancakes it is. I also needed oat flour. Thank you grain mill.

Not sure this grain mill is worth it since we use it four times a year.

Meadow's been putting her learning tower to good use.

Meadow loves to feed Peanut. She gets mad at him whenever she's trying to pour food in his dish and he tries to eat whatever she already poured.

I think it would be more appropriate to say Meadow likes to dump cat food in a bowl. 


Pancakes with whatever fruit we had plus bacon on the side. Whenever I eat pancakes I always feel really hungry an hour later or I feel cloudy. These pancakes actually make me feel full and energized.

I'm thinking we need to continue with our Sunday brunches throughout winter. Since we no longer have to rush to the farmers markets our mornings can be a little slower.

We didn't have any plans for the day so I suggested a trip to Menards to work on Meadow's Christmas present.

We went to the St. Paul location to mix things up. I wanted to take the light rail there, but Brooke thought we'd have too much wood to carry.

We needed some fabric for her gift and headed over to the Goodwill nearby. Meadow was getting tired and cranky so I entertained her with this crazy ball game. 

We planned on skipping lunch since we ate breakfast late. Scott and I snacked on strawberry ice cream and popcorn.

I'd have preferred a real lunch, but with Thanksgiving week approaching we had less food than normal in the house.

I put together a random hardware bin rack.

I picked up this bag full of random blocks while at Goodwill. Meadow is going to have so much fun building stuff.

Once we were finished with our snacks and building the shelf we went down stairs to build the tent.

The dowels aren't as snug as I thought they would be and I  may get a longer board so its wider. This project was definitely a lot easier than the last one. 

I got the idea from this blog. She doesn't give detailed instructions so we just went on whim. We used four 1"x2"x 4 feet pieces and three 1/2 inch dowels. And then a 1"x2" by 3 feet for support in the back. Hers seems a little taller and wider. She may have used 5 or 6 feet pieces instead of 4 foot.

I think this the right size for her room. We don't live in a McMansion.

Meadow and I cooked Tunisian Vegetables with Couscous from the greatest cookbook ever, Best Recipes in the World.

This is the perfect hearty vegetarian meal. Get that cookbook now.

During dinner i decided to entertain the family with the antique accordion we inherited from my grandma. It fell apart a few times. This antique was made for looking.

Meadow and I played in her room while Scott finished some work.

She's gotten really good at brushing my hair.

Comments

Amanda said…
What is the "leaning tower"? I want a picture.

I love that you have Meadow right there while you're cooking. Do you guys ever just sit and watch TV? I think we do it too much.

Scott, ha-ha "I think Meadow just likes putting cat food in a bowl" (I think you're right).

What do you plan to do with the random metal binder?

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the picture of her brushing your hair! She is so cute.
I think it says learning ie Learning Tower. Maybe Brooke corrected that?

We do watch TV usually after Meadow goes to bed.

Binder? Do you mean the metal thing I was building? It's a parts bin holder. http://www.menards.com/main/tools-hardware/tool-storage/storage-racks-containers/tool-shop-15-bin-parts-storage-rack/p-2014907-c-9189.htm

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