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Coronavirus: Week 7

The weather suddenly warmed up so we spent a lot of time outside. 
A project I've had on my list for awhile was this Rapunzel wig made out of yarn. According to Meadow, it's not long enough.

She's just not tall enough for anything longer.

Theo insists on riding his bike. He makes it down the street then decides he'd rather walk.

He crawls on that bike. It takes a lot a patience going around the block.


Meadow and I started another project.

We bought some fabric last fall for Meadow to make a skirt. She decided she wanted to make a pillowcase with the fabric instead.

Meadow was clearly working hard.

She was supposed to be helping mom, but she just watched PBS Kids instead.

We had a couple errors to fix and I handled the ironing. 


And complete! 

Theo was chilly for school.

The first week of distance learning required a lot of help from me, but since then Meadow has been a pro. She's great at following direction. At least most of the time.

She's been getting up on her own, makes her breakfast and starts school by herself. 

Despite the cold and rain, Theo insisted on going outside.

Theo and I went outside in the pouring rain.

I also should've worn my rain suit.

Meadow changes up where she does schoolwork.

Quite frequently. This chair was completely falling apart, so I did some repairs and it's now a reading spot for the kids. That is until my computer comes back from the bedroom.

One morning Theo was making bacon and eggs in his play kitchen. I took that as a hint that was what he wanted for breakfast.

I made the breakfast. Brooke just told me to.

More daily walks and time outside.

Sometimes we don't make it far.


We got some battery lights to add to our new monkey bars. Now biking at night will be more fun.

We're never really out riding after dark, but they do sure look snazzy.


Looking cool.


Our condo is digging out a mess of gravel and dirt to put in a patio of sorts.

Suddenly Meadow wants us to jump rope all the time.

Sometimes I jump too.


We go on sunset rides almost daily.

With everything else going on during the day it just happens to be after dinner before we get outside as a family. Plus most people go in for the night so there's less people. 

While making dinner I caught the kids and Brooke racing down our driveway.

Little sneak. 

Since campgrounds are closed I thought the kids would like to have a campout in their room.

There are a few campsites along a certain scenic riverway open, but apparently this was easier.

Brooke has been planning on making her famous strawberry-poppyseed pancakes for weeks. It finally cam to fruition.

Anytime the sun is out places near us get overcrowded. Including the streets in our neighborhood. We had plans to go another bike adventure today.

But further from home.

Theo insisted on holding my hand while we waited at a stop light.

We biked through downtown.


And over the East Bank at the U.

I'd heard the U of M campus has been pretty quiet. There were more people here than I expected but still better than most places. 

Meadow thought it was so cool to rollerblade around the mall.

Plenty of space to social distance.

Most people were sunbathing anyway.


We had hoped to order takeout at Annie's Parlour but I guess they closed their restaurant during the stay at home order.

I sure hope they come back. They have the best malts in the cities.

After spending some time on the mall, we meandered through campus.


It's the perfect spot for a rollerblading kiddo. 



With no plans for lunch we biked back home.

Our buddy Nate dropped a little care package of Chicago mix, beer and a whoopeee cushion. Brooke proceeded to pop it. Whoops.

It didn't whoopie when I sat on it. 

With our disappointment for no shakes we ordered some malts from the Malt Shoppe.

We biked down a few blocks and ate the malts by the Minnehaha Parkway.

We decided to the take the roundabout way home.

The kids weren't ready to go back inside yet.

Meadow's a pro batter for skipping t-ball.

If only I was better at pitching.

Brooke took over and I got to drink my beer.

It got pretty competitive. We even had pinch runners.

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