Can you believe that my baby girl is 2 months already?! (check out her latest pictures on Instagram)
It seems like not thaat long ago when I told you all that we were expecting. Ok, that was around New Year’s so maybe it has been a while.
Well, Olivia’s arrival has completely changed our lives. She has brought us and our families so much joy and love. But there is no denying that she is a LOT of work. And she is by no means a difficult baby.
The opposite actually. She is a total sweetheart who rarely screams and already sleeps through the night (apparently 5 consecutive hours count as ‘sleeping through’). She’s been smiling at us for quite a while already and now she even starts ‘talking’ to us in her awake time.
My Livy Lou is a great eater (wonder where she got that from) and is growing like crazy. She has already outgrown many of her 3 months sized clothing.
Between the feedings, diaper changes, rocking, washing, drying and folding of laundry (if I ever get to that) the days just fly by. Can you believe we are already 1 week into September?
On our walk yesterday I noticed a number of trees with leaves that have already turned completely yellow! Fall is definitely not waiting for it’s official start on the calendar.
But no matter how much I love summer and it’s fruit, I cracked out the pumpkin. Which doesn’t mean I am over summer fruit (check back later this week for another fruity dessert).
And pumpkin flavored granola is a great way to ease into the new season. This version also is chock-full of healthy seeds.
There is quinoa, sunflower and pumpkin seeds. And the pecans help drive home that fall flavor even more.
- 3 cups rolled oats
- ¾ cup pumpkin seeds
- ¾ cup sunflower seeds
- ½ cup quinoa
- ½ cup pecan nut, pieces or chopped
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- Preheat your oven to 300 F.
- In a large bowl stir together all ingredients until evenly combined.
- Place mixture on a large baking sheet and bake for 30 - 45 minutes until crisped and browned to your liking. Toss every 10 - 15 minutes.
- Let granola cool to room temperature, then store in an airtight container.
Have you opened up that first can of pumpkin yet? Or are you firmly holding on to summer still?