Monthly Archives: November 2015

Lyra, one month and counting

Lyra in Eric Carle onesie and twinkle swaddle

Wore this onesie exactly once before growing out of it.

Sudo wearing knitted ears

“Oh, not the ears again. I hate you people.”

Lyra and Sudo asleep

Large washcloth or small blankie? Yes.

Lyra and mom

Sleepy little snuggle-bug

"This is a lot of pink, guys."

“This is a lot of pink, guys.”

Lyra asleep in a too-big sweater

Yes, it’s still too big, but it’s got ears!

Ben holding Lyra

Cuddle time with Dad

burrito pattern swaddle and hat

A baby burrito for Halloween, just a week or so late.

Asleep in car seat

Going places

Baby dance moves. "I liked the Macarena after it was cool."

Baby dance moves. “I liked the Macarena after it was cool.”

Sudo staring at the printer

“Ugh, this print job is taking forever.”

Lyra making a concentrating face

No question what’s happening here…

Ben holding Lyra

“You are SO CUTE.” “Where is the milk?”

Sudo sniffing Lyra

“I don’t know, guys, this puppy smells funny.”

Sudo, Jenny, and Lyra

Bath time!

Dad's hand makes a good pillow.

Dad’s hand makes a good pillow.

Lyra yawning

“I’m tired of everything I wear having ears on it! Being this adorable is exhausting, you know.”

Hiccups. Again.

Hiccups. Again.

First visit to Simon's coffee shop (thanks Mae for the photo)

First visit to Simon’s coffee shop (thanks Mae for the photo)

Starting to smile for real

Starting to smile for real

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Homemade granola

We’ve scaled back our cooking and baking projects a bit recently (see: baby), but if we play our cards right we can still make some quick recipes. This homemade granola, adapted from The Living Kitchen, is simple to make, keeps for about a week (if it takes you that long to get through it – it probably won’t), is tastier and has fewer additives than most store-bought brands.

Ingredients:

1 cup whole rolled oats
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup almonds, chopped
1/4 cup pecans, chopped
a few hazelnuts, chopped (optional)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
2 Tbsp maple syrup or honey (or 1 Tbsp each)

Feel free to tinker with different nuts and seeds according to what you have around.

Preheat oven to 350 while you chop the nuts, melt the coconut oil, and mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Spread the mixture out on an oiled cookie sheet (or a silpat baking mat on a cookie sheet, if you have one) and bake for 15 minutes. Turn the granola with a spatula and put it back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes. When it’s toasty and crunchy (but before it starts burning!), take it out and let it cool completely on the cookie sheet, then transfer to an airtight container to store at room temperature. Enjoy it however you usually enjoy your granola – with milk, yogurt, berries, fruit, etc., for breakfast or as a snack later in the day.

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What we’ve read so far, week four

Stack of books on coffee table, Sudo yawning on couch in backgroundTo be honest, Lyra doesn’t pay attention to books (yet!), although I think she liked the rhythm of If I Ran the Zoo (thanks to Nate & Micah for the recommendation). What Sudo thinks of all this is obvious.

Check out what we’ve read previously.

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What we’ve read so far

In case Nick Hornby ever gets tired of writing his “Stuff I’ve Been Reading” column for The Believer, we’re training up his replacement. This is going to be one literate kid. And if she isn’t, it’s not going to be because her parents didn’t try. Reading is essential!

Nine days old

Nine days old – thanks to Brandy for recommending Hippopposites and Rhymoceros

Three weeks old, part one

Three weeks old, part one – lots of Dr. Seuss and Mo Willems

Three weeks old, part two

Three weeks old, part two – Giraffes Can’t Dance is my new favorite!

Thanks to everyone who has given us books or recommended them – we’ve already been to the library a few times and plan to be there a lot more. Recommendations are always welcome!

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Lyra, three weeks

Sleeping star

Sleeping star…

Dreaming of roller coasters

…dreaming of roller coasters

Sleep sack pose

Sleep sack pose

(Supervised!) Snoozing with Sudo

(Supervised!) Snoozing with Sudo

Wearing pajamas 30 years older than she is

Wearing pajamas 30 years older than she is

Extra ears

Extra ears (a gift from the lovely and talented Brita)

Warm and snug after a washcloth bath

Warm and snug after a washcloth bath

Definitely plotting something. (Plotting to spit up on the awful pink pillow cover, in fact.)

Definitely plotting something. (Plotting to spit up on the awful pink pillow cover, in fact.)

Reclining in stripes

Reclining in stripes, skeptical face

What, you thought we wouldn't put the ears on the dog too?

What, you thought we wouldn’t put the ears on the dog too?

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