We’re all (mostly) sickies today and thought it best to stay home for church this morning – no need to share runny noses and coughs with our friends. So LL and daddy had a Sunday morning tea party and brunch.
I finally got around to making Lara bars (or something like them) thanks to my momma for hanging with the little lady this morning. I had extra apricots and almonds that I wasn’t convinced I’d finish off if left as is, so I decided to pick up a bag of chopped dates along with some other simple ingredients to give it a go.
I gave the apricots (about 1/2 cup) a rough chop and threw them, along with the dates (maybe 1/4 cup) into the food processor until it turned into a paste, which looked like the image below.Time for almonds! After they were evenly chopped in the food processor I added a bit of flax seed meal and a handful or more of pumpkin seeds. After a few quick pulses, I added the nut mixture to the fruit paste. Then I had some fun. I attempted to use a piece of plastic wrap to keep the puree from sticking to my hands, but then decided it’d be more effective to just get messy. I squished and squeezed and pushed it around until everything was well incorporated together.Then, I formed it into a log and cut it into even pieces. I actually ended up cutting it into six bars as apposed to four as shown. (These babies are hearty!)And then shaped and wrapped them into bars with the plastic wrap that I wrapped them in while Grandma Marty and LL were playing salon in the other room.
Isn’t she lovely?
We finally got around to taking advantage of the 60° weather in December and had ourselves a little photo shoot out back. I had high hopes of making it to the park, but the sun was fading fast and thankfully theres a wood pile in our back yard, which suited just fine!
We were having lots of fun, even though her hands got dirty, or as she likes to say, ‘dotey’.
It didn’t take long for the wagon to become more interesting than sitting on a pile of wood, so we went for a ride and later found some birdies (boh-dees) in the sky.
Three posts in one day is a lot, but when there’s catching up to do and when the following is just too precious not to, I couldn’t resist.
Last week was GORGEOUS outside as we welcome spring, so much of our days were spent outdoors going on walks. On one of our walks we decided to go to the park and let Linley try out the swing for the first time. It went as follows:
Getting ready for a good time:
And WHAO!! Check out the hand wave and the roll of her tongue too! I’m not comparing her to a puppy, but she sure is delighting in swinging like a puppy with its head out the window on a summer day!
Then we took turns snuggling, because it’s what we do.
And finally, 22 seconds of Linley swinging back and forth.