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Around the bakery with Lily these days


Lily has been such a trooper coming to work with me as much as she does. On paper it’s super adorable that she gets to grow up in a cake shop, but in practice it’s different every single day. Some days are great and she’s happy, cheerful, well-napped and content to play with her toys. Other days (usually Fridays, our busiest day of the week) she’s overtired and refuses to let me put her down anywhere, which makes it extremely difficult (and stressful) to decorate cakes on a deadline. I’ve learned to do a lot of things one handed!


It’s definitely a big challenge, but I love that I get to spend so much time with her, even on the cranky days. It’s such a blessing to watch her be social, explore the shop and interact with our customers.


Munching on our baking tools. She also enjoys banging cake tins, scrunching pastry bags, and pulling apart cupcake cases. Someday we’ll figure out how to turn all of this into useful labor ;)


bakerybabe2Mommy’s little “helper” during photoshoots.


Enjoying a playtime break in her playpen.




Slikkepotten hat and Harry Potter shirt. This girl is definitely MY daughter :)


On particularly busy days Chris will come hang out with Lily after he gets off of work so that I can have an extra hour of Lily-free time to finish up projects. This is Lily’s “Daddy is tickling me!” face and it melts my heart every time I look at it!


I just love my little bakery buddy!
Misc August
Just a few (ok fine…a lot of) favorite photos from August:

Beets are scary looking when they are all cut up. 
Lily is obsessed with mirrors. Every time we pass the one in the halls at church she gets so excited!
Waiting for mom and dad to PLEASE be done talking so she can go home. It apparently starts young.
These are not chocolate waffles. Whoops….


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Lily’s First *Real* Beach Day
Lily has been to the beach many times before for walks/naps in her wrap, but this was her first outing where she was actually aware she was somewhere new and different. She sat in the sand for the first time (and miraculously didn’t eat it!) but really enjoyed trying to pick it up in her hands. She adorably got a little concerned when we buried her feet and cried when we got ambitious and optimistic about summer and dipped her toes in the ocean. Too cold!


Grandma is back!
Moms sure are amazing. I was having a bit of a breakdown at the beginning of August because of a combination of wedding cake season, a scheduling issue at work (we overbooked ourselves on a week when half our staff was on summer holiday! Aaah!) and Chris’ upcoming camping trip with the youth. Mom could tell I was barely hanging in there on Skype and within a few days she had bought flights to come help with Lily for the last few weeks of wedding season.
Did I already mention moms are amazing? Because they really really are!
We didn’t get to do much outside of the bakery because of my crazy work schdeule, but Mom and Lily tagged along on a particular long delivery to Bakernes Paradis and we ended up having a gorgeous afternoon near the fjords eating waffles and homemade bread and artisan peach soda from the cafe at the wedding venue. Summer days were rare this year so we soaked it up while we could!

We sure love Grandma Osborn!

Lily’s first foods
A few days before she turned 6 months old, we let Lily officially try solid food for the first time (she’d snuck a few tastes here and there before). We are trying out the Baby Led Weaning method of introducing solid foods (basically skipping the purees and going straight for whole soft foods) and so far it’s going well. She went straight for the steamed carrot and while she didn’t actually swallow anything this first test she sure enjoyed the taste and texture! We’ll see how it goes in the coming months!

Watching Daddy eat his carrots to see how it’s done.


Om nom nom