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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.




And pampering by Meadow.

Theo and Meadow are always constructing and deconstructing one another's PicassoTile castles.

It's the one thing they argue about the most.

Meadow decided to dress up like Rey from Star Wars today. The night before we'd watched the original movie.

 She even had me do her hair like her too. 

A behind the scenes look at how Meadow's cooking videos are made.

Meanwhile, I worked on repairing our bathroom door after Theo's great lock-in of 2020.

Last week Theo went into the bathroom quickly closed the door, turned the lock and was stuck inside. For some reason that door has no skeleton key hole and can only be unlocked from the inside.

Poor guy was stuck inside for at least 45 minutes. We debated on calling the fire department.

  At first I tried to ram the door open. That didn't work, but it did chip some paint. In the end I had to take trim off and hacksaw the deadbolt.

We didn't want to break the door since it's original and would be impossible to replace.


I kept catching Theo all day sneaking bits of the cake.

The kids and I walked a few blocks over to pick up some used swings. Meadow was wearing pants so I had to document this rare occasion.

Meadow's sewing kick included making a cat bed for Peanut. This is the first project she's done all on her own. Usually I help cut the fabric and guide her in where to sew.

Not bad Meadow. Peanut also agrees.

I'm not sure what they're watching, but we had our new favorite meal: manicotti.

We took a family bike trip to our local Ace Hardware to pick up a couple things.

We waited outside while Brooke went in mask and all to get a few items.

While hanging out in our garage I was thinking, I bet we could add swings to the frame. I found used swings on our neighborhood app and picked up the swing hook kit at Ace. The new swings are a hit. Meadow even said, "This is the best day ever."

We let Theo try it out on his own. We thought the helmet would protect him if he falls. Except he fell on his face. We'll have to find a baby swing for him I guess.

We got take out from the Mexican restaurant, Orale, that moved into our previous favorite taqueria. They have a great family platter. Theo stuffed his face like usual.

They just opened right before restaurants had to close. I hope they make it through this lockdown, the food was so good. 

Meadow and I have started taking a 10 minute recesses during the week. Of course now she wants to swing during this time. 

We need to get a swing for Theo.

After Brooke and Meadow went back inside for recess on this day, Theo and I went over to the park after some balance biking.

The Rose Garden's perennial counterpart was in full bloom.


Theo also loves this little forest next to the garden. Wants to be just like his big sister.


We've taught him well.

It seems watching Meadow swing is all we do now.

It's all she does now.


Someone forgot what shorts are and doesn't understand why they don't cover your legs.

Now that it stays above freezing at night I can start working on some outdoor projects. I've been wanting to refinish our dining table for at least a year.

As you can see the finish had worn off from years of use.

It's needed it for a good decade or two. This table has been in 3 generations of Tuska-Wojcik houses now.

It's already looking better with it's first coat of poly.

With no dining table, this means we eat around the coffee table.

The kids and I play while Brooke puts on coats of poly.

Hey little dude.

Friday typically means that Meadow has a short school day. So, we get out while Brooke works.

I wanted to show Meadow all the spring flowers over at the Lyndale Park Rose Garden.

I love these trees in the spring.

So do the kids.

We were exploring along Lake Harriet when Theo found a secret hideout.


It was the perfect place to watch fisherman on the lake.

Catch bugs.

And apparently loose one of Meadow's Build-a-Bear slippers.

 After work we took a little drive to Excelsior to pick up a swing for Theo. While there we also stopped at Adele's for frozen custard.

In between coats of polyurethane on the dining table I also started painting our garage trim. Originally we were going to have the guys who painted the trim on our building do it. Seems silly to pay someone when I have some time do it myself.

We didn't do much outside this weekend. I was busy rebuilding my portfolio, but I did make Kaiserchmarren.

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