Monthly Archive:: January 2013

The Big Easy

For the past couple years, around the holidays, I’ve had a strong craving to try deep fried turkey. The thought of deep frying anything has always been a positive in my book, and I expected a deep fried turkey would only serve to reinforce those thoughts. Following holiday after holiday, waiting for a deep fried…

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The Great Escape

One of Carter’s favorite things to do right now is climb. He loves to climb on our couches, chairs, beds, or pretty much anything that he can pull himself up onto. When he first started, I thought it was cute, but as he has gotten better, it has become a bit unnerving at times. To…

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Minnesota Children’s Museum

This past weekend we took Carter to the Minnesota Children’s Museum in downtown St. Paul. We had heard a lot of good things about this place, and figured it was finally time to check it out for ourselves. As we expected, on a cold Saturday morning, the place was packed with kids.  Shortly after we…

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Cool Runnings

Living in Minneapolis, I find very few benefits to residing in such an arctic climate.  The cold makes it pretty tough to get out and when you throw an energetic toddler in the mix, you have the perfect recipe for cabin fever.  To remedy this, and take advantage of this year’s snowfall, we took Carter out…

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Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes

Carter rarely performs on command, especially when toys are around.  However, when we are able to keep his attention for those brief moments, he never ceases to impress us.


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Sesame Street Live!

Imagine hundreds of toddlers in a confined space, hyped up on snacks, and bouncing off the walls.  Then imagine being caught in the middle of it all.  No, this isn’t the worlds largest daycare, nor your worst nightmare — though some might disagree — this is the phenomenon known as Sesame Street Live. This past…

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Hello World Wide Web

With the new year upon us, even as the bitter cold starts to creep in, we’re all very excited to find out what this year has in store for our family.  This past year brought a lot of firsts, for both ourselves and Carter, and I’m sure this is only the beginning. As is the…

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