This boy

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Expert eater. Champion snoozer. Snuggly, curious and sweet. Loves hugs, baby talk and his big sister’s smile. Stealing hearts and taking names.

XO,
Katrina

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Happy Easter! Lemon Ginger Bundt Cake

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Happy Easter! This post is popping up a little later than planned, but I suppose that’s life with a newborn and a toddler in the house. And a puppy. Yep, that puppy is wild, too.

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In case any of you are still on the lookout for an Easter-ready dessert (or a feels-like-spring dessert for that matter), look no further. This lemon ginger bundt cake comes together in a snap and tastes as happy as it sounds. I love that it uses crystallized ginger instead of ground. Have you cooked or baked much with it? It’s pretty fun, delicious stuff. Zingy and bright and just what spring is supposed to taste like. I’m currently in search of new gingery recipes so I can use up the rest of it.

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In other news, Beany went to her very first Easter egg hunt yesterday and had a pretty great time. Fortunately, she didn’t realize all the sugar that came hidden inside those eggs until the very end of the hunt, so we managed to escape without her getting too incredibly sugar filled. Of course, now in her zeal for jellybeans and chocolate, she’s requesting eggs by the dozen.

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Hope your Easter is a good one, too!

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Lemon Ginger Bundt Cake
Adapted just slightly from Martha Stewart

• 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
• 3 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest and 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1/3 cup minced crystallized ginger
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2 ½ cups granulated sugar
• 6 large eggs
• 1 cup sour cream
• powered sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and grease a 12-cup bundt pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, lemon zest, ginger, baking soda and salt.

Beat together the butter and granulated sugar on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Blend in the lemon juice and vanilla.

With mixer on low, alternately add flour mixture and sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Blend until just incorporated. Spoon batter into prepared pan, and smooth the top with a spatula.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for about 30 minutes, then turn it out onto a rack to cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

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XO,
Katrina

Photo 14/52: Favorite little faces

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XO,
Katrina

This post is part of The 52 Project: One photo of Beany and Bear every week of the year.

Photo 13/52: A girl and her Legos, a boy and his raccoon

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Beany: I love the open mouth while she’s playing with her Legos. The girl is always talking. Always.

Bear: Save for a quick diaper change or sudden demand for food, this little guy is amazingly content. Happy babies are so great.

XO,
Katrina

This post is part of The 52 Project: One photo of Beany and Bear every week of the year.

Photo 12/52: Here’s how you play

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There are plenty of important life lessons an older sibling bestows on the younger one, and Beany is already hard at work teaching Bear the ropes. This week’s lesson? Animal sounds and a tutorial on “how to play.” He seems to be catching on quickly.

XO,
Katrina

This post is part of The 52 Project: One photo of Beany and Bear every week of the year.

Photo 11/52: Blue eyes and sleepy guys

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Even though Jared and I are still scrambling a bit to figure out a new routine around here (I promise food posts will return in the not-so-distant future; we’re still just happy to have any meal at this point!), Beany and Bear have both settled into the swing of things like it’s no big deal. Kids are pretty amazing like that. Grown-ups, take note!

And now for this week’s photos: I probably already have fifty zillion sleeping pictures of Bear that are some variation of this pose, but I love how very boyish he looks in this one. And Beany’s photo? That sweet face paired with the oven mitts (a new favorite accessory) makes me pretty happy. She’s a funny duck, as her Grammy says. Funny and the best.

XO,
Katrina

This post is part of The 52 Project: One photo of Beany and Bear every week of the year.

Photo 10/52: Settling in

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Beany, pondering this whole big sister business. And Bear, reflecting on something wise and important.

XO,
Katrina

This post is part of The 52 Project: One photo of Beany and Bear every week of the year.

Photo 9/52: Then there were two

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And my heart grew three sizes that day.

XO,
Katrina

This post is part of The 52 Project: One photo of Beany and Bear every week of the year.

Photo 8/52: We love the ’90s

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Rocking neon like it’s 1993 — with a ponytail that just won’t quit.

XO,
Katrina

This post is part of The 52 Project: One photo of Beany every week of the year.

Photo 7/52: The sitting spot

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Oh, the places you sit when you’re small.

XO,
Katrina

This post is part of The 52 Project: One photo of Beany every week of the year.

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