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We Actually Built Something

Scott left us in the morning to go do a photoshoot. Meadow and I had breakfast together. While eating breakfast with my parents in Duluth my mom could't believe Meadow could eat a whole banana. I explained to her that she eats a banana, toast and oatmeal, granola or eggs for breakfast everyday.

The night before we went to Ikea to get this step stool. We have plans for using it for Meadow as you will see later. While Meadow finished eating I started putting it together.

As soon as Scott got back we headed to the Farmers Market for one last time this year.

Brooke wanted me to go to the market by myself after the engagement shoot, but what's the fun in that?

It's amazing how much produce you can still get on a 39 degree day in mid November.

We got a bunch of staples to get us by for a few weeks of groceries: carrots, potatoes, cauliflower to name a few.

When we got home Peanut tried to trick me into feeding him. It's his favorite pastime.

When we got back I finished putting together the stool. I only had to take it all apart and redo it 3 times. Darn Ikea instructions.

Meadow finally fits in my Michael Jordans from when I was a babe. I thought they'd look good with this outfit.

I made sure to pick out the best pieces of wood.

She's definitely watched her dad do this a few times over the years.

Back at home Meadow and I had leftover schnitzel, spaetzle and brussel sprouts for lunch before I put her down for a nap.

Meanwhile Scott and I got to work in the basement. A few weeks back I Googled "learning tower" to see if there were any affordable options and stumbled upon this site. It looked easy enough so I thought I would try it.

I thought I would give Brooke a helping hand, though she's probably awfully handy if she wanted to be.

We had to make a few modifications as some of the lengths she suggested in the instructions didn't match up. Luckily we had extra pieces of wood to recut.

I had planned to do this myself, but I'm glad Scott helped me with all the cutting and drilling.

After a few arguments and cuss words we finished. I'm pretty proud of ourselves. We aren't very handy people so finishing this makes me want to do more around the house.

I just think we have other hobbies that interest us more like cooking, kayaking and snowshoeing. I guess I also don't enjoy it like our dads do.

When Meadow woke up we showed her her new tower. She loves climbing so I knew she would be excited to see it.

It took her a bit to figure out how to climb in, but she soon was an old pro.

"Okay guys give me something to cook."

"Water within reach? Don't mind if I do."

She decided that watching me cook was more fun.

Meadow mostly ate cabbage. 

Who knew she likes raw napa cabbage so much? Once in a while she'd go for a sliced onion and quickly realize that it wasn't so yummy.

Napa cabbage, bacon and onions with noodles. This is supposed to go with egg noodles since it's a Hungarian recipe, but I just used some Italian noodles instead.

After Meadow went to bed we continued our latest TV obsession, Boardwalk Empire.


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Amanda said…
I laughed so hard at this: "After a few arguments and cuss words we finished. I'm pretty proud of ourselves. We aren't very handy people so finishing this makes me want to do more around the house." You guys did a great job!
Now I have the answer to a question I posted in your latest blog...I should be working my way forward.

Oh man...I'm cracking up with your comments about Meadow on the tower...ha, ha. I want a tower now!!!! Can you build me one?

Oh...you DO watch TV.

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