>> Saturday, December 10, 2016
My mother-in-law had hip replacement surgery nearly 2 weeks ago, and her 5 kids have been helping out around the house as she's recovering. My wife and Charlie (my 2-year-old) went down to help Monday through Thursday evening. FaceTime calls with kids are not very sexy:
Push it out, buddy.
MONDAY, DAY 1:
I picked Henry up from school, and we went to Blue Sun Soda Shop in the north metro. I got a case of assorted soda, Henry played a lot of games of FREE pinball, and we both got some candy. Then we stopped at Menards for a few things, and played on their big (dirty) snow pile in the parking lot:
TUESDAY, DAY 2:
We just hit a deep freeze that started Tuesday. But Henry insisted on biking to school:
"New" (to me) trail that I'd never ran before, north of the Greenway.
Heading back as the streetlights come on, crossing under the rail bridge. It's a 20' drop
to the water just off those rocks. (And it was darker than this photo makes it seem.)
WEDNESDAY, DAY 3:
I spent most of the morning and early afternoon grading projects from the day before. That evening, Henry and I ran a few errands (Target and SUPER SECRET SHOPPING FOR MAMA'S CHRISTMAS PRESENT), and then ate at Baja Sol - one of Henry's favorite places:
We try to send Mama a "bedtime selfie" every night. This was from night #3.
THURSDAY, DAY 4:
We got a dusting of snow, and AGAIN, Henry insisted on biking to school:
Close up. Having the beard doesn't make more ice appear, but it leads to
bigger chunks. Note the 2 in the upper corners on either side.
Charlie and Mama literally RIGHT across the river from where I ran 3 days before.