hump day nuggets: minneapolis and mamalode

Family outing to a Twins game. Popcorn, overpriced beer, the wave. It was grand. Margot loved all the clapping and quickly became an enthusiastic fan.

Lots of shared summer meals.

Voted the best burger in the universe or something like that. The ‘juicy lucy‘ at the 58 (pronounced five eight) Club which incidentally involves driving in circles for 20 minutes to find. A funny little place with planes flying about 15 feet overhead and very friendly service. We had dinner plans so our family ordered one juicy lucy burger to split for an app. Totally worth the headache to get there. Margot slept through the whole thing.

Croquet in my parents’ backyard.

A new piece is up on mamalode:
Today Margot woke at 5:16 all groggy morning whine from her crib. Andy and I lay there, both pretending not to hear, begging silently for her to fall back to sleep, hoping the other would fetch the chicken. Andy eventually rolled with the heaviest thud off the bed and stumbled across the hall, returning moments later with a footed-jammie, waaaaay too-alert Margot. I immediately regretted my late bedtime…I clenched my butt cheeks with desire for 15 more minutes of sleep
click here to read more.

16 Responses to hump day nuggets: minneapolis and mamalode

  1. Melissa says:

    loving the wednesday nugs.

    yay to family vacation. yay to baseball and minnesota. you make me want to go see my family there.

    and the mamalode article made me chuckle as we just did the 4:57 am wake up with avi yesterday, and it made me wish he would just come into our bed and sleep, too . . .

    love your writing and your photos. love hearing about a life lived with joy and honesty. you will be a great wedding officiant!

  2. Kelly says:

    what a sweet little girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. June says:

    Such a pleasure to visit the family with you. Feels like home just reading about it…

  4. Joan says:

    I want to hold those sweet little dimpled hands.

  5. Kelle says:

    Humpday smiles for humpday nuggets. Faves: croquet pic and twins game. Lainey catches her first cubs game next week in chitown. Love the new article.

  6. FinnyKnits says:

    Oohhhh! Good mama – getting that girl hooked on ballgames early. She’ll be a devoted fan and you’ll have a good excuse for season tickets – if you’re into that kinda thing.

    Love the family get togetherness – so important.

  7. i want to sit down for that meal right now…yum.

    and we just ate!

  8. i want to sit down for that meal right now…yum.

    and we just ate!

  9. Loved the news mamalode article, Nici :)

  10. anne c says:

    What day were you at the game? Bjorn was there on the 31st – got to go to the field for batting practice because it was his best friend’s birthday!

  11. sarah says:

    (a) trav is going to grad school!? (b) is margot wearing a baja? remember when i tried to bring the baja back?

  12. Jaymi says:

    5 8 Club? That’s in my neighborhood! If you ever get the chance, drive south on Cedar for a couple of minutes and get a Juicy Lucy at Matt’s. Soooo much better!

  13. Katie says:

    Beautiful writing on the Mamaload~~I can so relate to times like those with your chicken~especially now that I have a babe attatched to my boob day and night, all on tiny morsels of sleep here and there. I wouldn’t trade it for the world :)

  14. TRB Holt says:

    Margot, you are the sweetest little girl in the world!!!!

    Nici,thanks for all the great photos, we all enjoyed having you here. I am putting together a package, to mail, of little bits of stuff you left…look for it soon.

    LOVED the mamalode piece and love you very much

    xoxoxo, Mom/Gram

  15. Lisa Y. says:

    I think I saw the juicy Lucy on the food channel. Yummy!!

    Yik Chick