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Let's Skate the Lake, of the Isles

Meadow was excited for our weekly adventure, but once she jumped in our bed she didn't want to get out.

No fancy breakfast this morning. We had plans to go ice skating with Cayla and Amanda. Amanda had to work at noon so we decided to meet at 10:30.

Meadow got this stroller and baby for her birthday.

Thanks Cevonne and JT.

Since she couldn't walk when she got it I put it away. I finally brought it out and its her most favorite thing ever.

Or at least just her favorite.

At the moment at least.

Scott was saying that girls always get to play with dolls, but what about boys? That's what made me think of "My Buddy." I found the commercial on YouTube.

I guess some one in family had that.

I can not figure out what you are trying to say here.

Meadow's still all about her play tent. We moved into the living room to replace the Christmas Tree.

Scott once told me that there are 22 lakes in Minneapolis. I thought I would test his knowledge. I only counted nine.

I had a source, but I think they're counting quite a few ponds.

Someone on Facebook had posted an article about how Josh Hartnett was selling his home on Lake of the Isles. I was intrigued and clicked on the article. There was also a video that started out with people ice skating on the lake. I had forgotten you could ice skate there. Since we hadn't seen Cayla and Amanda in a long time I asked if they would like to join us. 


!FLASHBACK WARNING!


Earlier this week Emma asked if we wanted to go ice skating. Meadow has a pair of Scott's old skates so I thought why not. She actually did really well. I figured the more times we take her the better she will get. 

And back in the present...

There was something about today that made her not in the mood at all. She just stood there watching people.

Watching people may have been her problem.

The steps down from the warming house are quite precarious.

I tried to get her to move, but she wasn't having it. Her legs would turn to mush.

Amanda was also learning how to skate. 

She did a lot better than Meadow. I guess it might be easier for an adult.

At some point she decided to sit on the ice. That must've been cold.

Compared to the rest of the week, today was much colder. We went inside to warm up. I took off Meadow's coat and she walked around in her skates just fine.

I thought maybe she didn't want to skate since it was too hard in her bulky coat. We switched it out for her lamb coat and gave it another try.

I walked across the street in my skates to get it, so I was hoping this would work. At least she'd look cute either way.

I tried to encourage her by putting out my cell phone. She took one step, fell and was done.

The rest of use enjoyed the bumpy lake ice.


We pulled her around in a sled instead.



She was a kind of into this. Kind of...


At least Cayla had fun pushing her around.

I wonder how these folks got to the point where they live in houses like the ones surrounding Lake of the Isles.

Cayla and Amanda had to leave and we went back inside to warm up again.

By this time Tyler, Emma and company had arrived. 

Meadow was only happy in her sled train with June when they were moving fast.

I have been really getting good at skating backwards. 

I'm jello. It's not a skill that I've mastered.

June was more entertained by the baby sled train.



 At this point we waited inside for the Fialas. The plan was to head home for lunch, but Tyler had bigger plans.

He suggested we go to an Indian Buffet and I couldn't resist. We tried out Taste of India in St. Louis Park.

It is Scott's Birthday week after all.

It was not Gandhi Mahal, but it was a good excuse to hang with the Fialas.

After we got home and put Meadow down for a nap, I worked on sewing another bag for her blocks.

I was able to complete this one much quicker than last time.

Since we had such a big lunch we ate leftovers instead making a big meal.

Meadow was still hungry so we shared an orange and minneola amongst us.


Brooke threw on some Christmas lights on Meadow's tent. She was scared at first, but now likes them.

Then it was time for my favorite wintertime show. 

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