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May Didn't Quite Get Canceled: Part II

Mother's day means handmade cards from Meadow.
Also breakfast made by Meadow.
Then Meadow made another breakfast banana split for her and Theo.

May Didn't Quite Get Canceled: Part I

Theo and I go for a walks or wagon rides while Meadow finishes up her school work. This is also the last photo we have of "baby," his blue teddy bear. Missing you "baby" aka Blue Boo.
Baby went missing and we can't figure out where he is. 
Meadow has been on a sewing streak again. This time she made a skirt with some leftover fabric from a dress I made her.
She wanted to add the zig zag design to it too.

Another one of those papa and Theo walks around the block. He's not fast, but he loves his balance bike.
Theo has suddenly wanted to join in our wiffle ball games. 
Meadow and her outfits.

I'm more confused by the two weirdos playing horsey down our long driveway.
Our local liquor store does curb side pickup and puts your order in your trunk for you. Or in our case our bike trailer.

Of course I wear mask when I'm picking the beer up.


I caught Meadow planting flower seeds in our yard in her princess dress.
This about it this week. Kind of uneventful.

Coronavirus: Week 7

The weather suddenly warmed up so we spent a lot of time outside.

Coronavirus: Week 6

I randomly found bars for our cargo bike on Facebook Marketplace. Pick up was near Crosby Farm in St Paul. I figured we all could use some time in the woods and in a different scenery than our neighborhood.

Coronavirus: Week 5 - Easter Etc.

Despite the coronavirus the Easter Bunny still came. Meadow had put a note on our door for the bunny that the baskets were by the front door. So then he wouldn't have to come into our place.



We don't want the Easter Bunny to spread the virus.

Coronavirus: Week 4

The weather seemed a bit nicer so we decided to take a long bike ride. This was my first time leaving the neighborhood since this started.

Coronavirus: Week 3

Meadow's suddenly a Facetime fanatic.


Brooke's parents were supposed to be here this weekend, but couldn't come up after the stay at home orders were put in place.
Plus Ikea and all the breweries are closed. They're literally nothing for them to do. 

Coronavirus: Week 2

After rearranging the kids room we decided to keep Theo's kitchen in the hallway so he could cook with Scott. I guess Theo thought it should be closer.

Coronavirus: Week 1

Things sure have changed a lot in the last week. Things are closing and the Coronavirus is starting to spread. We stocked up on groceries with plans to stay in for awhile. One thing we forgot was cat food so we took a walk to our neighborhood pet store. Target is the last place I'd want to be today.

A Duluth Cabin for Brooke's 35th

Meadow has added her commentary. Hers will be in bold. 
For those who don't remember, Scottie = Italics & Brooke = plain jane.
As tradition we stayed at a cabin for my birthday weekend. This year I found a place on Hipcamp that happened to be in Duluth.

Theo's First Haircut and More Breweries

These kids love cereal.

Theo's Birthday, Sushi, Ice Skating and Breweries

Our little dude turned two.

Theo @ 2 Years

Little Theodore has got his own personality. He lets you know what he wants and when he doesn't like something.

Our little peanut is 34" tall and weighs 24 lbs.


He loves being outside, playing in his kitchen, helping us cook, building with magnatiles (Picasso Tiles) and Mama.

I think he also loves papa.

His favorite book is Pete the Cat and he loves everything Meadow likes. Pink, sparkles and nail polish.

He'll still eat anything we feed him, but he loves fruit.

He's great at communicating despite only being able to say a few words like baby, mama, papa, hi.

He's a late sleeper like Meadow. We're very lucky.

No, Theo you're not quite ten, yet.

Since Theo still can't talk yet, here are his answers by Meadow

How old is Theo? 2 What is his favorite color? Blue What is his favorite animal? Birds. When Theo was in Mexico City he was pointing to a lot of birds What is his favorite book? Mommy Hugs What is his favorite TV show? He watches any show. What is his favor…

Library and Hair Dye

As usual, Meadow requested big pancake for breakfast.
Soon it will be Theo making the requests. For now it's just an affirmative, "Yay!"
The best breakfast.

We didn't really have plans today except to go to the library.

Meadow dressed up for the occasion.
Meadow's doing a biography on Maria Sharapova at school. The downtown library was the only one that had a kids book about her.
This kiddo doesn't get to the library as much as his sister used to.
We hadn't been to the library in awhile so Meadow stocked up.


More dress up shenanigans at home.

She also got to try the Oculus Go VR headset I got to show my virtual tours at an upcoming conference.
We didn't do much the rest of the day. Theo did manage to detune the guitar a few times.
We ended the night with Meadow and I dying our hair magenta.

Mexico 2020 - CDMX - Coyoacán

After our bus ride and a long cab ride we made it to our third and final airbnb in Coyoacan.

Well, just across the highway from Coyoacan.

Mexico 2020 - Guanajuato

While planning our Mexico trip Scott discovered a city "nearby" that he said looked cool. He originally told me it was like an hour away. 
I think I said a few hours away, but maybe.
Except when we got our bus tickets it was actually 6 hours. 
Sometimes you need to take a journey for a good adventure. Or something.
We picked up this model bus for Theo at the bus station. Also he's claimed the Frida backpack.

Mexico 2020 - CDMX - Hipódromo

Day 1 After saving up for a few years we were finally ready to take a real family vacation. Our original plan was to rent a camper van in San Diego and drive down into Baja California. When we couldn't find any rental places that allow you to cross the border we decided on Mexico City.

Kite Fest 2020

The kids like getting up early these days. And by early I mean 8:00. Theo has also decided he's suddenly too big for his high chair.

Isn't that late for you? For me that's way too early.

2 Days of Snow Much Fun

We were home again this weekend. After a snowstorm over night we decided to play outside.

I got the fun task of moving the car. There was a layer of frozen snow on top of the ice and the windows were iced over.
I love this Beetle and it looks even better in the snow.

We thought we'd go sledding, but the kids just wanted to play with sand toys in the snow.
Theo loves eating snow and Meadow loves picking on her little brother.
We took a quick walk around the block, but the wind was brutal.

I guess this was as far as we were going to get.
As always we promise hot chocolate when coming inside.

It's the only way to get her inside sometimes.
The next day we decided to go ice skating.
I wanted to try the free skates instead of using my own. I had a hard time finding skates in my size.
We are trying to get Theo on single blades right away. He doesn't agree with this idea.
His wooden sled slid right across the ice.
Hockey skates are definitely not the same as figure skates. I fell prett…