After 2 seasons of no scores, the Sharks (Lily’s soccer team) finally scored a goal, in the last game of the second season.  And it was Lily that scored it!  “Elation” falls short of the screaming!


If there are any Sharks that see this, Thea’s name is Lily, but we called her Thea (short for Dorothea which is her middle name) because there was already a Lily on the team!


Aqua Girl

Lily put together her own costume for CVA spirit week Super Hero Day, including a pair of my old boots, which she wore all day. Impressive! I guess warm blood is her other super power. She’s like Elsa… “the cold never bothered her anyway”

Mental Health Day

The whole family is suffering from allergies or spring colds, so I let the kids stay home today. No screen time. We baked muffins and played games and now they’ve made a play dough sushi and pasta restaurant. I think it’s good for them. Schools gets more than a little crazy this time of year! 


Winter play

MN landscape arboretum has free admission in January. Spent the whole day hiking and exploring the ‘wilderness’. We stopped for breaks at the cafeteria (free hot chocolate!) and did some indoor projects at the family center. The favorite spot was the natural play ground, and it was even warm enough to play!



Making lemonade in December

So, Bryant doesn’t want me to post this, but I’m not ashamed to admit that the girls and I had lice. Ugh! Not fun, but what can you do?! Pay the Ladybugs (lice removal squad) $600+ and move to a downtown hotel for 48 hours, that’s what! It’s a spontaneous stay-cation. When we get home, there will be no living lice or nits, guaranteed! And HSA eligible! Except for the hotel. Anyway, we’ve enjoyed 8th floor Macy’s, visited Santa, explored the skyways, splurged on room service and maximized the hotel pool. Later today we’ll go to Holidazzle Village and then we can go home to our lice free beds.




Fat Bike Fun

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Here’s Bryant’s latest toy. He’s hitched up a sled and tows the kids around the block behind the Fat Bike. I don’t want to know how they handle the hills! I asked and he said, “they do their own braking”. I decided to let it go at that. I guess it’s good that some of us can enjoy the extremely early winter weather.