Category Archives: Weekly Park Adventures

Week In The Life: Sunday

I’m doing daily posts this week as part of Week In The Life, a scrapbooking project spearheaded by Ali Edwards. Other days of the project can be found here: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

Last day of this crazy picture-taking project. Here we go:


6:04am |  Sunday is the only day of the week when I leave the house for the studio and it’s not completely dark out. And that’s only in summer. First light 5:54am. Sunrise 6:25am.


11:00am | Home from teaching and this is what I see. Picnic on the grass.




11:03am | Those shoes! This is the first time he’s worn shoes for the purpose of walking (with help) outside. Oh my heart.




3:52pm | What happened between 11 and 4? I have no idea. Documentation fatigue, probably. Maybe a nap. Some food, for sure. Mowing the lawn? Anyway. Onward.


4:30pm | Stopped by a train on the way to our Weekly Park Adventure.


4:57pm  | It’s been a busy summer and we haven’t been going on weekly park adventures– it’s more like one or two times a month– but they’re still happening. This one is Hansen Park in New Brighton.



5:23pm | The posed timer- or remote-shot is a requirement of the Weekly Park Adventure.


Again, due to documentation fatigue I didn’t take any more photos after we came home from our adventure. I’m ok with that.


Weekly Park Adventure!

In early March when we had a sudden uptick in temperatures and it seemed like spring was on the way, Peter and I decided to get into the habit of visiting a different park every week. We started with one that neither of us had ever been to, and it was huge and gorgeous and it was just so great to get out with the stroller and let Malcolm experience being outside without having to cover him up so much. Say what you will about Minnesota in the winter (and I will), come spring it is the best place on earth, and that’s partly because of how many beautiful parks there are. But don’t take my word for it: check out what Wikipedia has to say about the parks in Minneapolis:

Theodore Wirth is credited with the development of the parks system. Today, 16.6% of the city is parks and there are 770 square feet (72 m2) of parkland for each resident, ranked in 2008 as the most parkland per resident within cities of similar population densities. In its 2013 ParkScore ranking, The Trust for Public Land reported that Minneapolis had the best park system among the 50 most populous U.S. cities.

(I included the bit about Theodore Wirth because our wedding took place in a venue in the middle of Wirth Park, and we chose that as our most recent park adventure yesterday.)

Anyway. So far, we’ve been successful: a different park each week, and oh yes I have a hashtag for it– #weeklyparkadventure on Instagram. Also required is a selfie of whoever comes with us, and we’ve had special guest stars  a couple times. And yes, I am creating a scrapbook about this, which I’m sure will be easily filled by the end of the summer.

The selfies so far:

Silverwood Park, 3/15



Arvig Park 3/19 (in Perham, MN)


Boom Island 3/28 with Sue and Carl (Peter’s parents)


Como Park 4/3



Windom Park 4/12. Had some technical issues with the autofocus. 🙂


Lake Harriet Rose Garden 4/18 with Annie, Tony and Kitt


Wirth Park 4/26