Saturday, February 28, 2009

North Shore

Last weekend we all went up to the North Shore (that is the north shore of Lake Superior for the non-minnesotans) with friends Brooke, Charla, and Elizabeth for a fun in the snow weekend. Veronica and Madeleine loved the ratio of five adults to two babies because they got a lot attention (Heidi and I loved it for all the help we got watching V&M).

Notice how this plays out at dinner the first night when everyone is focused on Veronica and Madeleine except for Heidi and me (behind the camera).

Just like home, Veronica and Madeleine like to supervise all the action in the kitchen. Veronica is trying to pet Elizabeth and Charla's dog Clementine (pictured in the snow below), who was easily the highlight of the weekend for V&M. It was a symbiotic relationship as Clementine took it upon herself to make sure that any food that was dropped on the floor was cleaned up. Well... almost all of the food. Clementine was not the biggest fan of fruit, which was ironic as a lot of clementine orange slices made their way to the floor.

Charla had the magic touch in getting Maddie to sleep. No I did not mix up my daughters... look a little closer at the shirt.

While Maddie took her nap Veronica enjoyed some only child time with her parents on the shore of Lake Superior.

Heidi and I got out skiing in the woods, but when we found ourselves missing Ronica and Maddie we gave each other a forehead kiss to tide us over.

Ronica and Maddie really enjoyed sitting in the sun.

They pooped out almost as soon as we were in the car and slept the whole way home.

1 comment:

LO said...

I keep tellin' ya--very handy to have a dog to clean up the floor. One of Suki's favorite commands is "Clean it up" though I suspect she would drop the clementine pieces as well. Nor is she a fan of the leafy vegetable unless it is a nice cruchy rib of iceberg. But a puppy would be quite a challenge to add to your family dynamic at this time.

Suki would like a chance to clean up after the girls too! When your snow becomes unfun, come visit us out here (though at the moment the rain is pounding down on the roof).