Now that Chickadee is fully vaccinated, and the Christmas rush is over, she’s back to being my grocery shopping buddy!
Back to school after a nice, long, Christmas break!
This week, Chickadee also had braces put on her four front bottom teeth to match the four she already had on top…she’s not necessarily thrilled about the extra discomfort, but she was really excited that they let her pick different Frozen colors for the top and bottom!
Chickadee is dreaming about the vacation we’re hoping to take this summer!
On Tuesday, we visited the Wild Lights at the St. Louis Zoo, and Chickadee loved it!
We found this cute little photo op yesterday when we paid downtown Belleville one last visit before Christmas:
Here’s one more look at our Santa Lucia Day celebration, featuring our little Lucia:
Today is one of my favorite days of the year…Santa Lucia Day! Chickadee started the morning as our little Lucia, serving lussekattes to the family:
I thought about making Swedish meatballs for dinner, but I decided stroganoff would be less putzy. I served it over egg noodles, with sides of pickled beets and smoked salmon, which seemed pretty Scandinavian to me:
For dessert, I made Molly Yeh’s Bløtkake with sugared cranberries:
It was nice to have a reason to celebrate at the beginning of finals week!
Here are a few of Chickadee’s highlights from our visit to Christmas Traditions in St. Charles, MO, last weekend…chatting with Scrooge (her favorite Christmas legend at Christmas Traditions), holding the Christkind’s bell, and pretending to be the Sugar Plum Fairy:
After having to miss it last year, Chickadee was super excited to be back!
Chickadee has been busy since Thanksgiving! She got the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine:
And she added Christmas colors to her braces…next month, she gets to have brackets placed on her bottom teeth, too!
I’m looking forward to more fun and excitement in the coming weeks!
Chickadee is starting Thanksgiving off right…watching the Macy’s Parade and playing Thanksgiving Day Parade Bingo!