Thursday, February 17, 2022

Finally Out Of The House

 As you may have gathered, January was a joke for us. There were Covid exposures, tons of testing, stomach flu, and colds. It was not cool. As soon as February hit, we were ready for some freedom. Our last two weekends, we went hiking, spent time with family, went out, and finally went to one of our favorite winter time places: the Des Moines Art Center. I'm feeling MUCH happier since breaking out of the house and spending time amongst others. 

The middle mini has spent a lot of time baking. One of our favorites were these vanilla almond cupcakes he made for my mom's birthday.

I made waffles for the first time in my life! The first two were rough looking (as evident by my plate above), but then I got the hang of it and they came out beautifully.

Group pictures were what we call tricky business.

We've been hiking at this park numerous time before, but this was our first time hiking the marshland when it was frozen. It was beautifully peaceful, as we had the entire park to ourselves! Not another sole on the trails.

I went to Kava over Christmas break and fell in love with the space. This time I brought the rest of my circus to try out the almond flour waffles, smoothie bowls, and smoothies. All of it is heavenly.

A walk around the Art Center, home to grab the dog, and then back to Greenwood Park to walk around the pond and enjoy a cold stroll on the bike path. The trails in the area were completely ice covered, so we stuck to the cleared bike trail until we were too cold to continue and decided to head home.

Saturday night and Sunday were spent in the kitchen baking sugar cookies, heart shaped brownies, homemade play doughs, and food for the Super Bowl.

Our Super Bowl food included French dip sandwiches and Cincinnati chili.