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Meadow Goes to School and a Sleepy Sunday

We had got back from northern Minnesota a couple days before Meadow had to start school. On that Monday I had no time to do anything. I wanted to take Meadow on an adventure before she was at school everyday.

The day before school started I took Meadow and Theo to Lindstrom. We got lunch at the Swedish Inn.

Then we got some treats at the Lindstrom Bakery.

Meadow was super excited for the molasses gingerbread bear.

Of course, we had to stop by the Franconia Sculpture Park.

They always get to go without me.



Meadow's never happier than a couple hours running around, checking out the strange and beautiful sculptures.

She was also loving her Batgirl pose.

This time she was really into this mirror sculpture.


She's suddenly become quite the fashion model. Funny kid.

Then our little Meadow had her first day of school. 

Wonder Woman lunchbox. Check.

Cool shoes. Check. She was ready for a day at her new school.


Theo didn't like that his buddy was leaving him alone at home.




At the end of the day she stood a bit taller.

The following Monday was Labor Day. We had stayed in town, I shot my buddies wedding, the family attended and we didn't do much of anything that Sunday. Monday was more of the same.

Meadow requested chocolate Big Pancake with sprinkles.

Since coming back from our trip our house has been in chaos. This is my I finally got the living room clean dance.

This is my "she just put everything in the hamper for me to put away days later" face.

Not everyone gets to stay home all day.
Do you like the living room clean Theo?

Yes, yes I do.

Onto the dining room.

Meadow wanted to see how big Theo is.

We lounged around the house, cleaned up and made a grocery list.

Today we didn't have much going on for a Labor Day. Since we had that wedding on Saturday we stuck around the city. It's been a long time since we haven't done anything on this holiday weekend.

We're almost always at the cottage or on another adventure for Labor Day. Instead we went grocery shopping. To our surprise the co-op was open and Costco was closed. 

Theo loves avocado.

He's become so hands on. I remember not too long ago he'd be dropping anything you handed him.

Theo helped me prep dinner. Cauliflower and corn tacos are hard to beat.

Such a easy and tasty summer meal.

Before bed Theo checked out Meadow's tent bunk. She's a little rough with him sometimes. He was not having it.

Usually he doesn't mind being by Meadow.

It's just the start of their love-hate relationship.

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