November Misc

Our one and only family hike this autumn. We miss being able to do this, but are thankful we got out at least once. We picked a half-mile hike right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Sophie wasn’t particularly happy about it so she and Laith bailed out as soon as we got to this view. She did enjoy the car ride views and small animal sightings though.IMG_4320bsmIMG_4310sm

A few pics of the kids looking cute!

IMG_4409smIMG_4568smIMG_4674smSophie’s Nutbutter recipe (she chose the ingredients, taste-tested along the way, and decided when to add more of something or something new!) We made this for Sophie’s starve-the-cancer-cells-of-sugar ketogenic diet so it’s super high in fat and soooooo delicious!

1/2 cup of pecans, 1/4 cup roasted salted cashews, 1 Tbsp coconut oil, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 cup of Lily’s (sugar-free) Chocolate chips.  Combine in food processor until the ball of ingredients rolling around in there starts to become smooth and uniform. Don’t over-blend. Chill in fridge for a more solid consistency.

She actually picked to add a 1/4 tsp of salt too, which she thought improved the taste but that made it too salty for the rest of the family. We omitted that ingredient the next time we made it. 🙂

IMG_4638smAre cats really like this? Gigi’s personality totally cracks me up.IMG_4643smIMG_4451smIMG_4457sm
A cool art installation at the Architecture School:IMG_4485smIMG_4501smIMG_4489sm IMG_4491bsm Art has become an increasingly favorite activity for the kids as it’s often too cold (and wet) outside to play or too bright for Sophie’s sensitive eyes (even with sunglasses). Plus it’s one of the few things the kids can still do together.IMG_4335smIMG_4417sm Sophie has made one of these bracelets for herself, Laith, Lucas and I and has moved on to making more for our extended family. We’ll give them to you when we see you (or mail them) 🙂IMG_4413smOne of Sophie’s last hippotherapy sessions before the winter break:
IMG_4359smI see you Kitty!
IMG_4329sm Lucas loves his rock collection and arranges it often. (Thanks Meemom!!)IMG_4327smA nd I’ll leave you with this:  …I bet Laith likes the first picture the best 😉Untitled-1sm


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