Pancakes

A large pile of golden brown pancakes on a grey plate in the middle of a table

Made our favorite vegan pancake recipe from America’s Test Kitchen’s Vegan for Everybody cookbook.

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Beardo Wardo

Selfie of Nick with a beard

Playing around with shaping my quarantine beard. First time I’ve ever tried managing it… I’m usually either clean shaven or lazy scruffy.

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Sunset

A Yorkie puppy turns his head while sitting on Nick's lap on the deck couch with a bit of sunset glow in the background

Enjoying the roof deck with the puppy now that it’s a bit cooler.

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Fingers Are Delicious

A small Yorkie sits on a square of fake grass, biting a hand

Instead of using his patch on the roof, Pike wanted to devour my hand.

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Working as Intended

A small Yorkie puppy head rests on the trackpad of a 16" MacBook Pro

“Stop typing so loud, I’m trying to sleep!”

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Outside

A tiny Yorkie is held in hands in front of a large umbrella on a roof deck

Pike got some quality time on the roof today. His pee patch is up here but this is the first time he got to hang out. He seemed to enjoy the wind.

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Sleepy Pup

A tiny black and brown Yorkie puppy sits on a pillow next to a smiling Nick

Pike woke up at about 6:30 am needing to go outside, and when we got back he claimed most of my pillow.

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Meet Pike

A small Yorkie sits on nick's chest while they sit on a couch in front of some stairs

After over two years we decided that our family needed a dog again. Yesterday we picked up this little cuteness widget, whom we’ve named Pike (after the Starfleet captain and the public market).

Like our previous pooch, Mr. Darcy, he is a Yorkie, although it looks like Pike will end up being quite a bit smaller once he’s full grown.

He is very snuggly and wants to sleep on our laps, chests, legs, or wherever he can curl up into a tiny fluffball.

Playing on Nick's lap with his favorite toy, a small pink rope chew from Kong
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The Pigeon Stays at Home

One of my son’s favorite author-illustrators, Mo Willems, is doing a daily video stream for everyone under quarantine called Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems. The first episode dropped today. This is apparently part of of his role as The Kennedy Center’s Education Artist-in-Residence.

We very much enjoyed watching as a family and I think we’re going to try to build this into the home school day with Seattle Public Schools closed until at least April 24th. I joined in and followed Mo’s instructions to make my own pigeon and doodle some many-legged creatures.

Pencil drawings of three different creatures with many legs
A quick sketch of the pigeon
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Vegan Cheezy Chorizo Pasta

Made a tasty dinner from an It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken recipe. Andrle has made it before but this was my first time trying my hand at it. Delicious flavors, super creamy, vegan… and Theo liked it too!

Mixing the spices with the crumbled tofu
Ready to bake
Cashew garlic sauce on Trader Joe’s gluten-free penne
Close up of baked tofu crumbles
Mixed the pasta and crumbles with some quick steamed 🥦
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