Catching Up With The Kelnhofers-145 (and Lake Geneva guide)

Catching Up With The Kelnhofers-145 (and Lake Geneva guide)

In this month’s edition of Catching Up With The Kelnhofers we’re sharing a Lake Geneva, WI Guide and a bunch of fun moments – like Ben losing his first tooth, Sam is walking (!!) and lots of great brinner meal ideas!

Baby on floor with food pouch

Fun moments this month

  • Ben lost his first tooth and the tooth fairy came!!

Lost tooth and tooth fairy

Chai SuperLatte
  • We celebrated my birthday! Nick and I drove down to Chicago and had dinner with 2 of my 3 sisters, the kids gave me flowers (Ben made me a gorgeous lego orchid) and there was of course cake!

Phi birthday celebrations

  • Ben and Freddie got haircuts and look so much older.

Kids getting haircuts

  • We got lots of snow!

Family playing in snow

  • The kids are such fans of Universal Yums, a monthly snack box, snacks are from a different country each month, it’s so well done and the kids eat stuff from the snack box that they would never ever have tried otherwise!
Universal Yums
  • Ben had a school dance – our kids of course just wanted to eat pizza (it was after we had had dinner, lol) and I saw Nick with Sam giving him popcorn. I said babies are not supposed to eat popcorn. Nick laughed and said “well, he just ate a whole bag, he’s not a baby anymore, lol. We thought it was a disaster but on the way home we asked how the kids liked it and they all said they loved it and wanted to go another one, lol.

Kids eating pizza and popcorn

Quick trip to Lake Geneva and Lake Geneva Guide

Family road trip to Lake Geneva

I shared this in the newsletter, but wanted it to have a permanent spot on the blog! When I was younger we used to go to Lake Geneva but I hadn’t been back except passing through, so I asked Bridget (on the SweetPhi team) – who happens to live there!! She gave me the inside scoop with this lovely list, a mini Lake Geneva, WI guide:

  • The Tristan Crist Magic show is awesome
  • Oakfire Pizza – delicious woodfired pizza (they give the kids dough to play with instead of coloring pages at the table)
  • Bigger, rather generic, but totally easy with the kids is Lake City Social.
  • Coffee – local spot – Avant (also a bike shop); great owners.
  • Dust Bunny Books – cute bookstore (kid-focused). Allison Wonderland toy store
  • Simple for breakfast – this is my in-laws restaurant and don’t miss the bakery next door!
  • Geneva Lake Museum is fun – very limited hours so check on that.   Our kids love the school room and the train demo.
  • Dancing Horses is a super entertaining show just a few minutes outside of town
  • If you need a quick beer break, there is a fun brewery in an old church – Topsy Turvy. They are family-friendly with games, coloring pages etc.
  • Pro-Tip: you have to pay to park in the main downtown area, but there is a free parking lot near City Hall and it’s a very short walk into town
  • And if you get any adult time to sneak away, check out Candle MercantileHill Valley Dairy cheese shop and wine bar

What we’ve been cooking this month

Meatballs, Pancakes, Meatball pizza, eggs and toast
Pancakes | Meatball pizza | Eggs & toast
  • I also started using Hungryroot meal delivery this moth (review of it here) and it’s because such a time saver, easy healthy meals (that are actually easy to make and taste good).

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