Randoms from January. I started writing a few different posts then look shiny object and never finished them. Figured I’d combine them all and make them shorter.
First snow of the year
Last night (A week ago now) it snowed in Dublin; Yeah snow. Was also windy as can be causing it to snow sideways. The Snow started while I was at work. Running home from work in the snow I had to close my eyes a few times because the side ways snow in the wind hurt. Looking for some running goggles for windy days. By morning the next day there was not much snow left on the ground. What was left was plenty slippery to make for great running turf on the route to work.
Mila Made some Pancakes
We’re working at having the kids cook meals. Starting off small and growing as they improve. Mila’s first night cooking was this month. She picked what to book by looking through her kids cookbook. After we told her no cakes she choose to make pancakes. I don’t think I’ve ever made pancakes from scratch. Pancakes have always been add water and maybe an egg to a mix. Not tonight we mixed it all from scratch following the directions in the book. Was fun to mix everything ourselves – pancakes turned out ok.
Walk around City Center
Finally a saturday it was not too cold or wet out for a walk with the little ones. We hoped on the LUAS to the Harcourt station. Detrained and headed west to explore a new area. Karim, co-worker, and his family were coming for dinner sunday and they eat Halal style. Walking west we found a few Halal grocery stores. We browsed the isles and picked up some meat and other goodies. The kids were in prime cute mode or something because they scored a few times. We stopped at a Tesco express for pretzels and the lady behind the counter gave them all goddies. At the Halal shop the gentleman behind the counter gave them each a sucker.
From there the Halal shop we walked north a bit towards city center looking for something near. We walked around a church, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. We didn’t go inside because it’s setup for pay tours and we’re cheap. Next to the church we found a park for the kids to play in. We always stop at play areas and let the kids play. In the same park wechecked out a fountain, then carried on to explore a library a bit and an interesting grassy area in nearby with stone snakes in it. By now it’s starting to rain a bit. We walked past Dublin castle, down Grafton street to the LUAS and rode back home.
More pictures from the month