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User Image whollykao Posted: Jul 16, 2017 7:41 PM (UTC)

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First time forward facing in the car, and he kept saying 'Look! Look!' and pointing at all the stuff he could see from his new view

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User Image whollykao Posted: Feb 22, 2018 7:56 AM (UTC)

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Took Lily on another hike today and she did a bit better than yesterday. Wanted to go to the beach, but she needed to take a nap, so I spent the afternoon outside knitting (finished a beanie! - I think this is the 5th one of these that I've made)
User Image whollykao Posted: Feb 21, 2018 2:32 AM (UTC)

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Lily's first trip to Hawaii. We have to keep reminding ourselves to have low expectations for what we can do, since she needs to nap so much and bc it's hot here. So that means shorter outings, and more time hanging out at the airBnb. Oh well. At least we get to make pit stops for things like pie and poke.
User Image whollykao Posted: Feb 13, 2018 6:36 AM (UTC)

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I'm not usually a huge fan of chocolate chip cookies, but these brown butter chocolate chip cookies with toffee are amazing. And the sprinkle of salt adds a nice touch too. thanks @el_camyino for the recipe rec. Will add this to my go-to recipe list!
User Image whollykao Posted: Feb 7, 2018 6:16 PM (UTC)

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Trying to find simple but tasty recipes that Elliot and I can make together. Today we made 3-ingredient banana pancakes. You take a banana, 1/2 cup almond meal, 2 eggs; blend it in the blender, then pour the batter in a pan to fry. We opted to add 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1tsp cinnamon to the batter. Ate them topped with Greek yogurt and syrup (the pancakes themselves are supposed to have 10g protein per serving!)
User Image whollykao Posted: Feb 2, 2018 9:46 PM (UTC)

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Yippee skippy, Lily hit the 4 month mark! I think we are finally getting into a good rhythm as a family too - for now!
User Image whollykao Posted: Jan 30, 2018 2:17 AM (UTC)

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Made hazelnut butter! Toasted hazelnuts, cinnamon, honey, just processed in the food processor. Tastes pretty good, and Elliot had fun 'cooking' with me!
User Image whollykao Posted: Jan 17, 2018 10:13 PM (UTC)

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Frozen temps call for frozen bubbles. Thanks for the idea @oliviaprice7 !
User Image whollykao Posted: Jan 17, 2018 12:25 AM (UTC)

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Lily's head is getting too big for her newborn hat, so I knit her a new one (striped one on the right). I originally wanted it to be color locked, with all dark purple on the top but I ran out of yarn. Oh well!
User Image whollykao Posted: Jan 9, 2018 6:01 AM (UTC)

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hair and the holidays: lily turning three months (goodbye 4th trimester!) and meeting her cousins for the first time. the holidays were kind of a blur!
User Image whollykao Posted: Dec 27, 2017 5:06 PM (UTC)

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Ready for her first road trip and overnighter. She's been practicing by sleeping longer - 9.5 hours the other night 😴. Let's hope she keeps this up since 4 of us are going to be sharing a room for the next few days and there's no worse sound than older brothers fake crying when he wakes up in the morning...😳
User Image whollykao Posted: Dec 25, 2017 7:53 PM (UTC)

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Our attempt at making Christmas breakfast fun. Apparently it was so fun that it warranted a tantrum. This is the calm after the storm 🤣
User Image whollykao Posted: Dec 23, 2017 3:48 AM (UTC)

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Rainy day activities include gingerbread house decorating and making snowflake ornaments for the tree
User Image whollykao Posted: Dec 16, 2017 6:53 AM (UTC)

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This is called my random mishmash of kid pics from the past week. Enjoy!
User Image whollykao Posted: Dec 15, 2017 6:23 AM (UTC)

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How fun are these felted flower wreaths that my friend Joanne makes?? Love all the combinations she comes up with. See more of her projects on IG - @whenwesnaps
User Image whollykao Posted: Dec 14, 2017 4:46 AM (UTC)

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Happy birthday to my other half! Sorry you felt crummy today. Elliot wanted to make you a ‘poo-poo cake’ (it’s what he calls chocolate cake), but I vetoed that idea. Lily didn’t have an opinion (maybe next year!). Oh well, maybe it would have made you feel better though
User Image whollykao Posted: Dec 7, 2017 10:31 PM (UTC)

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Trying out this Advent calendar thing for Elliot. We didn't grow up with one so I'm not entirely sure what we should be doing each day. So far it's a mix of Bible verses, candle lighting, crafts, and food activities (like today's, which is decorating gingerbread men). Hopefully this is fun for him!
User Image whollykao Posted: Dec 6, 2017 4:02 PM (UTC)

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#Repost @estherkaojewelry
Anybody looking for a handmade christmas gift? I'm making a limited number of freshwater pearl necklaces and earrings. These are a lovely plum shade, which is actually a pretty versatile color. $30 for a 16" necklace, $36 for a pair of earrings, and the set of both is $60. Prices do not include shipping. If you're interested, email me! ✉️ in bio #estherkaojewelry
User Image whollykao Posted: Dec 5, 2017 5:16 AM (UTC)

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We have always had a Christmas tree but never a tree topper. I decided to change that this year and made us this one from jute string. It's not a star, but I think it completes the tree. I kinda want to make some matching ornaments...hmm...
User Image whollykao Posted: Dec 3, 2017 7:21 PM (UTC)

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This sister turned two months old yesterday, and celebrated by sleeping a 9-hour stretch! 🙌🏻
User Image whollykao Posted: Nov 21, 2017 11:49 PM (UTC)

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Seven years ago, I️ made this crocheted flower headband for our newborn niece Emmy. My sister in law lent it to us for Lily to use when she found out we were having a girl earlier this year. It’s kind of neat that we ended up with it this many years later!