Skip to main content

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

Popular posts from this blog

Morgan Comes to Minneapolis and We Go to Southern Minnesota

I went to the monthly North Minneapolis Bicycle Advocacy council meeting w hile Brooke, Meadow and her friend Morgan went kayaking.

A Big Old Family 4th and Our First Trip to the Fox Valley and Bay Beach in Forever

We began our 4th of July weekend a little early with a trip to Marshfield, WI. I had to shoot a cable company store and I didn't feel like going back and forth from Wisconsin to Minnesota and then back again. Meadow found something shiny at the bottom of the hotel pool and I went diving for it.  We got to the cottage for the long 4th weekend and I enjoyed some ramen. Because, you know. Chelsea and the kids were already up when we arrived. Theo would play in his turtle all weekend long. Hey Harvey. The cousins were reunited after almost a year. Theo didn't remember who they were. Theo may have not remembered who they were, but he still wanted to hang with the dudes. You can expect something yummy every night when the whole gang shows up. Chelsea served us her famous chicken and wild rice soup on our first night. Then we went on our fist pontoon ride of the week. Gail must bring wine on the boat ride. Oh and animal crackers of course. Not for Gail, but will end up all over the po

Backcountry Camping with Kids in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Day 1  Back in May I stumbled upon Theodore Roosevelt National Park. I had no idea there was a National Park in North Dakota and that it was the northern end of the Badlands. Usually our summer vacations coincide with Scott's work trips. Since he didn't have any this summer I thought we should take advantage of actually taking a vacation. What, my workcations are always classics? I suppose a second real vacation this year wouldn't hurt. We definitely have more time than normal. As long as we took Covid-19  precautions and avoided people. We finally settled on a time to go. Blake joined us so we borrowed our dad's van so we could ride together. Scott had just driven from Michigan the day before. Blake had met my parents in Wisconsin to get the van and then drove from Duluth to pick us up. I offered to drive since I literally only drive twice a month.  I was still pretty tired from a long drive home. Don't @ me for doing this, as the kids say. Our kitty has been havin