Monday, November 30, 2009

The Day After

The day after Thanksgiving we generally find ourselves downtown Minneapolis to see the Christmas presentation in the Macy’s (used to be Dayton’s) 8th floor auditorium. Each year it usually changes, however this year, for some reason, was much the same as last year’s. It did not matter for it was the road to Santa’s lap and we had a 2.5 year old with us who had some very important business to conduct with the Jolly Old Elf.November 2009 Thanksgiving Weekend 042

Here are a few shots of some of the scenes you see as you walk through a maze of assorted delights.

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Smiling faces and small ones filled with awe are found everywhere.

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Whimsy and wonder are the tone as we are looking at a day in the life of Santa’s Elves preparing for the big day.

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Then finally it is time for some serious matters with the *Big Guy*. Man to man, Santa does understand what is needed…wanted.

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Then the photo op and the deal is sealed!

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This calls for some ‘big’ celebration! Look at the size of those cookies!

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Green frosted nourishment is important while seeing the latest Santa has to offer.

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Then on to the Crystal Court in the IDS tower to enjoy the sights.

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Yes, these are photos of the same child! The sugar rush has set in and we see the switch from angelic to COOKIE MONSTER! ;)

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BUT this is what we were looking up at, Spiderman maybe?It is just a man working on the top windows of the Crystal Court.

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Minneapolis has many skyways to keep folks traversing the city warm in the harsh winter temps,and to just get around easier. The next two shots were taken while crossing through one of those skyways.

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Someone was pretty tired. It was only Noon…and we had miles to go.November 2009 Thanksgiving Weekend 089

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

More Than Apples

Monochrome Apple Orchard Cider Press

This from a visit at an Apple Orchard this fall. We all had a great time and were loving the chance to see some vintage items. See below:

Monochrome Milk Can

Monochrome Wagon apple orchard


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Busy As A Bee!

Weekly Reflection

That is right, the week of Thanksgiving always keeps us buzzing. By the time Sunday after Thanksgiving comes we are completely worn out. This year it was made even more exciting by being able to see things (more or less) though the eyes of an ‘almost 3’ year old. Excitement, Wonder and Awe were the tone of the day…and, oh yes, sugar! Whew….put a small child together with sugar, Christmas lights and Santa’s lap and what you have is a lot of craziness in a small package. I will get into all of that further in another post.

This post is about reflections and you can see the little Bee being reflected in the doors, taken just before Halloween.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Have a safe and very happy Thanksgiving!


“Hi, I’m Scooter and I’m Special! I am the Subject of this week’s ABC Wednesday because Scooter Starts with the letter ‘S’. Check me out and I’m Sure you will agree that I am a Super guy.  Seriously!

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Renner and Scooter



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Monday, November 23, 2009



Fall colors at Camden State Park, Minnesota

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Greyhounds Renner and Scooter enjoying a lovely Fall hike.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Kitty


There is a new guy hanging at our house. Lemme….maybe?

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

My Second Home (well almost)


This is what I see from my designated parking spot. (I should have my name on this parking spot by now.)

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Yep – this is the happening place…my hang out. It is such an addiction.


Parking in the same spot keeps me from losing my car! And yes I do park between the lines…not on them. However, occasionally I park a little crooked and if I am in a hurry, I leave it that way. (I’m such a rebel!)target 4

Alright, let’s get in there and see what kind of trouble we can stir up!


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Sorry, you know the rule… what happens at Target stays at Target, except for the part of it you bring home with you. Then again you might be able to tell from the big shinny object hanging out of one of the bags that I am preparing for Thanksgiving, hence the foil turkey pan. I’m a bag person, I bring my own. My reward this day was a Diet Root beer. Hadn’t had one of those for months so, yes, I drank the whole thing. Ahhhhhh, good times. :)



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