|Doesn't Dave make a great Minnesotan?? The beard, the puffy jacket (in school colors!) and the|
beanie,which looks like it came off a Charlie Brown episode. Oh, and that is a chap stick
in Riley's grip - guess she knew she was getting kisses today :)
We went for a walk along the beautiful, icy Mississippi River. Nice day for a walk, too - it was 35 today, the warmest it has been all week.
|Just passing through on their way south|
|That kind of excitement is really hard to rein in.|
After a chili/grilled cheese lunch, Chris left with his Uncle Jack and we hunkered down for a nap. Ah the nap! I have been after a good nap for days! Yesterday I kinda got one, but it did involve Joe hauling a bag of potatoes into our room and using them to outline my "sleeping" self on the bed. When he climbed up on my back with a box of finger paints, I decided it was time to wake up.
But today the babies were so exhausted from our outing and from a lack of sleep in general this week, that the whole family got to sleep at two (albeit with Riley in bed with us) and didn't wake up till five thirty! It was dark outside by the time we got up! Hallelujah! It might make for a later bed time but it was sooo worth it. Makes me think, "Hey, I can do this whole 'winter' thing." Hibernation - that's the ticket. Can I get an amen??
Apparently my feelings about sleep are downright spiritual...