Archive for August, 2013

Caturday: Sophie edition

“It’s cool. Rub my belly. I won’t bite.”




Olivia update

Kindergarten is going well! There seems to be a fair amount of coloring coming home each day, but last night’s parents meeting brought a promise for new reading and math groups starting next week. Livie’s made a few new friends and loves her teacher.

When I picked her up yesterday, she was one tooth short. I imagine she was the talk of the classroom this morning—this is big news in Kindergarten.


No-wen Fix

Owen has a number of new words, including kitty, Ava, thank you, more, milk, and “na-na,” which, given its context, is obviously “no no.” He’ll head to the running dishwasher, intent on moving the dial mid-cycle, babbling “na-na, na-na, na-na” the entire way.


He’s a pretty ornery little guy, creating diversions that allow him to make a significant mess (while I’m off obliviously cleaning up the first). He’s walking everywhere while sporting new soft-sole shoes, and he greets every person, animal and toy with an adorably loud and enthusiastic “HAAIII!”

Apricot-Almond Tart

This month’s Saveur focuses on Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma—in fact, the editor’s note specifically mentions our little city, and several recipes are from restaurants in nearby Leawood.

I made the fried chicken cover recipe Sunday night, and this Apricot-Almond Tart served as dessert for neighbors on Saturday. (I didn’t have almond flour, so I made a frangipane base, similar to this recipe).

Up next, a lemon curd layer cake. Kansas is pretty darn sweet. 



Bryan: “Antibody drug congugates are SO hot right now.”

Livie Lou Who Fix



How I Spent My Summer Vacation

I found this in Ava’s homework folder today. It would appear the author took some creative liberties…