Busy Days!

family, food, Svara

Svara is really running around these days, exploring and trying new things.  Sometimes she’ll sit and play by herself for a few minutes, but she usually wants at least one of us (usually me) right next to her, or at least in the same room (and of course you can’t be doing anything except looking at her haha).  Here are a few things she’s been up to lately:

Here she is crawling into the little “house” I made for her out of the box that my oven came in.  It’s not great, not even tall enough for her to sit up in, but it was fun to play with for a few days.

Svara is very interested in small steps or even just the difference between a carpeted floor to a non carpeted floor.  Here she was going in and out (and in and out and in and out) the kitchen door.  Unfortunately I had to stop her fun because it was afternoon and the mosquitoes were coming out so I had to shut the door.  She wasn’t  too happy about that!

Svara loves to go through the groceries when we come back from the store.  She spent quite a few minutes playing with the boxes of soymilk.  Luckily she was busy with them long enough for me to put the vegetables and tofu away in the fridge (she LOVES to try and get into the fridge).

Talking on the phone is still a favorite activity these days!  She looks so serious when she’s having a “conversation”   haha!

Svara has been walking on her tiptoes lately.  Not all the time, but she likes to do it a lot.  I finally managed to capture it in a picture, though it’s still kind of hard to see.

And here’s Svara’s first pigtail!  Looks like a  little water fountain.  so cute!  It didn’t stay in very long, as she didn’t stay still long enough for me to put them in tightly enough.

And here’s something I’ve been up to lately:

Making bagels!  I forgot how easy it actually is to make your own bagels.  The cooking time is actually a LOT less than regular bread. First you have to boil them of course, but that only takes a few minutes and then they only bake for like 10 minutes.  So easy!  Of course it makes it even easier that I can have my bread machine do all the kneading!  yay!  I made 3 batches of bagels (6 in each batch) in 2 days.  Two regular and one cinnamon/raisin.  I think Naren is getting tired of bagels!  LOL!  I probably should have frozen the last batch, but they’ll be nice to have for breakfast for the next few days anyway.  Next up, pita bread!

In case you’re interested in trying to make your own bagels, I used a recipe similar to this one:


I used 1/2 cup of bread flour and the rest wholewheat (with a little added wheat gluten) and they turned out great!

I will leave you with this extra cute picture (if I do say so myself) of Svara and her dimples (which she did not inherit from me):


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