Skip to main content

Snow, Snow and More Snow (and Some Sledding)

What started out as a lame winter of mild temps and no snow turned into record snowfall.

At least it would before the month of February.



On one of the snow days we took a walk to Curran's for pie.

It seems like less and less people put up Christmas decorations, but the ones that do take their merry time to take them down.

Pie a la mode or should I say pie with a side of ice cream. 

Cheap pie and ice cream. A perfect snowy day treat.

Brooke and I both went for the cream pies (french silk and banana cream) and Meadow got slice of cherry. My dad would've loved this place.

Meadow also got to do a little coloring. One these days we'll actually eat a meal at Curran's

A few days later I had an easy breakfast with my babes. 

I woke up to this very stylish gal.


She sure can strike a pose.

My old baby photo album is falling apart so I looked into ordering a new one.

We didn't do much this day, but we ended up eating leftover spaghetti.

On Sunday morning we decided on waffles for breakfast.

Theo was here.

The kids had strawberry syrup. Basically mashed strawberries on our waffles.

My healthier and very filling breakfast.

Is it really?

I tried making up for the indulgent breakfast by getting a workout in on the Wii.

While Theo napped Scott and Meadow went out in another snowstorm to go sledding.

It was the perfect weather to go sledding and the Lyndale Farmstead Bowl was packed.



Even with the busy crowd there's plenty of places to head down this hill.

They don't call it the Bowl for no reason.


Brooke texted me that Theo was up and about, but Meadow wanted a break so we met up halfway.

Once Theo was ready we joined them.

He's still not impressed with the winter. Next year buddy.


Theo fell out of his sled twice and landed face first in the snow. Time to head back.

Back at home Meadow pretended she was papa.

This is her Scott face.

I've recently taught myself how to darn socks. I've been learning lots of ways to mend clothes lately. I can't believe it took me this long.

Theo much preferred the confines of home and Meadow's fort.


Since coming back from New Years Eve Meadow has been doing great at having dinner with us every night. 

That night's meal: a classic take on shrimp and grits. I love hominy.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Bu Bye Chicago, Hello Milwaukee

The morning after the wedding we had leftover bagels for breakfast.
...and Brooke looked out the window.
Haha that's not me, that's Emma. See what I mean? My own husband can't tell the difference. 
By the way did you know we had roommates in our hotel room?
I also ate leftover pie from the wedding. 

Despite having to be quiet at night we enjoyed sharing our room with Tyler, Emma and Olive. It was kind of like a big sleepover.
Then we had to check out and head to Pilsen for lunch.
Tyler had been talking up Nuevo Leone for a while now, so we skipped Burrito House this time.

Next time it's a must. That's two times in a row that I didn't go to Burrito House. 
Pilsen is one my favorite Chicago neighborhoods, so I was easily cajoled.
I'm not exactly sure how they do their laundry with the machine facing the window.


Tyler, Emma and Olive got lost or something, so we walked around for a bit.
Brooke really wanted to eat this hot dog, but I said "No, it's a paint…

Faribault Bike Ride Makes Us Buy Meadow a New to Her Bike

Scott had some shoots south of the metro so we tagged along for the day. 
After shooting the quickest shoots I've ever done we ended up in Faribault. We got food at the lowest rated Mexican restaurant in the southern Minnesota city. My instincts say these folks don't have a taste for authentic Mexican food and I was right. Restaurante El Colibri was so good.
The trick to finding good Mexican food is avoiding the places that have the typical Mexican restaurant decor, you know the ones with the painted seats. 
We brought along our bikes so we could take the Sakatah Singing Hills  State Trail. 15 miles from Fairbault is the namesake Sakatah Lake State Park. There they have 4 bike in camp spots (they were reduced to two because of COVID). We thought about bike camping there , but sites are first come first served and we'd hate to bike there with all our stuff only to find they were full.
Always doing tricks.
Instead we just went for a nice, really flat, bike ride.

Labor Day is Oh So Great at the Cottage. Even This Year.

We planned on skipping the cottage for Labor Day thinking a lot of people would be up. Turns out that wasn't the case. We decided to spend our first day going on a bike ride.

We each towed a kiddo behind us. 
Pulling a bike trailer on a single speed gets to you after a while. Scott wanted to keep going down Sheltered Valley Road. We joked we should add Theo's trailer to Meadow's tag-along.
It actually worked and wasn't half bad.