Monday, January 31, 2011

If You Can't Beat 'Em--Adventures in Winter

I am growing weary of winter, like most of you.  I tend to hibernate and watch from inside as much as possible, but Saturday I had a change of heart.  You see, I had new snow pants to keep me warm, and temperatures in the 20s and not teens.  Also, there were activities to watch.  I bundled up, then bundled up the Little Nugget, and off we went.
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She didn't seem to mind, especially with the plastic cover for the stroller.  Mom, really, I kept checking, and her hands were warm!  You know, Missourians, they think I'm torturing the child, but Mary-Claire is hearty Wisconsin stock.  She knows no better!
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Our little village was celebrating Winterfest, because really, if you have no other choice, you might as well celebrate, eh?
There were sled dog demonstrations - maybe we will ride in a couple of years!
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Snoga (yes, Yoga in the snow)
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Snow sculptures
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Ice Golf on the lake
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Ice skating
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And yes, the idiotic Polar Bear Plunge (at least idiotic to me!)
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We kept warm and had fun.  Mary-Claire actually had a couple of naps.  They do say you sleep better when it's cool, right?

Yes, it was fun, and I wasn't cold.  Maybe I will venture out again soon. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em, right?

Just waiting for the next batch of snow!

The Real Housewife of Sheboygan County

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Joys of Home Ownership

Three times this week
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He's shoveled
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And snowblowed
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And worked up a sweat
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So that we can get out of the driveway. Think he wishes we still lived in the condo?
We are thankful for the man of the house who makes sure we are well taken care of.
Happy Winter!

The Real Housewife of Sheboygan County

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Day at The Beach - A Post by the Real Baby

I had quite a day! I went to the beach. I'm really lucky that my Uncle Tommy & Aunt Barbara have a sweet beach cabana. We had lots of fun today!
First, there was this HUGE jar of Nutella! I'm trying to figure out how to get it open.
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My cousin Allegra felt better today! Tomorrow is a BIG day for her - her baptism! She's practicing her smile for the camera!
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I got to monkey around with some of Allegra's toys. Look at all my teeth - 8 so far!
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Here I am in my new swimsuit! I look good in pink, don't you think?
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Next, comes the beach. I'm really checking out all those waves thinking, "I'm not so sure about this!"
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So, this is what sand feels like?
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Well, my Uncle Mike and cousin Emma are very brave, and even Gracie & Aunt Minnie are dipping their toes in.
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Guess it's my turn! Or maybe I should just play in the sand with KC & Jack....
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Too late. Mama decided I needed to see what the ocean felt like.
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And guess what? I DID NOT LIKE IT!
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And can you believe my Mama laughed at me? I don't think I want to do that again very soon. Even though I'm from Wisconsin, it's just too cold - and it came up behind me and scared the dickens out of me!
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Finally, Mama took me back inside to play with my cousins. I really like playing with Tommy.
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And I also got hugs from my Nonna MariaDina. She's not really my Nonna, but she's Allegra's Nonna, and she says I can call her that. I should really learn Italian so I can talk to her!
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I played some more
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But my daddy gave me an idea
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So, I pulled my kitty cat robe up over myself and did a face plant. Nighty-night all.
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So, that's how my vacation is going. Monday, back to Sheboygan County.

Happy New Year!

The Real Baby of South Florida Sheboygan County


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