Chickadee Thursday

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!

Santa Lucia Day 2021

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 Bl√łtkake with sugared cranberries:

It was nice to have a reason to celebrate at the beginning of finals week!

Chickadee Thursday

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 Thursday

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!