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Monday morning calls for coffee oats.

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Yes, that is a baby spoon.

 

No, I did not grab it on purpose.

 

Yes, I was too lazy to walk back to the silverware drawer to grab a big person spoon.

 

Hence, the need for coffee oats.  Yum.

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All cooked on the stovetop:

 

1/2 cup oats

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup milk or soy milk

1 tablespoon instant coffee

1 ripe banana

Toppings: cashews and brown sugar

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So, how was your weekend?  Mine was nice but a little bit crazy.  I feel like we did SO much ‘stuff.’  Nothing exciting or super significant; just a lot of chores.  I did get on my hands and knees and scrub my hardwood floors for the first time in months, which is always an accomplishment. 

 

And Henry worked hard on his walking all weekend long.  He’s so close, guys!  He’ll now step between pieces of furniture (or people) if they are close enough together.  He’s got three more days to take five unassisted steps or I lose the house bet on when he’ll walk.  Bah!  I don’t wanna do all the dishes for a week straight! WALK, HENRY!  WALK!

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  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed January 28, 2013, 9:18 am

    Go Henry go!!!! Question, what do you use to wash your hardwood floors?

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  • Sharon@Fed Well January 28, 2013, 9:25 am

    Hi,
    I have a blog question if you have a second…do you save all of your blogged photos? On hard drive? Cyberspace? Or do you delete once you have it in your blog? Thanks!

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    • Caitlin January 28, 2013, 9:32 am

      I back up my blog monthly, but I don’t save non-family photos. :) There’s too many… literally thousands upon thousands!

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  • Lesley T. January 28, 2013, 9:25 am

    What do you use to clean your hardwood floors–Bona? A homemade cleaning solution?

    Mine could use a good scrubbing, but I can’t use anything waxy.

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    • Susan January 28, 2013, 9:39 am

      Looking forward to some pics of Henry cruising aound people and furniture!!!

      You go, little guy!

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  • lisa fine @ vermont vittles January 28, 2013, 9:36 am

    1. I love that you have a bet going on Henry’s walking. Go Henry!

    2. Cashews are the best. You’ve reminded me to stock up on some the next time I’m at the food co-op.

    3. You make me laugh. That baby spoon in coffee oatmeal is just perfect.

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  • Hope January 28, 2013, 9:41 am

    Ok, so I’m probably crazy but sometimes I eat with a baby spoon on purpose. It helps me take smaller bites and makes it feel like I’m eating more ice cream than I really am.

    Go Henry! My son was doing the walking with furniture thing at about that age but didn’t take unassisted steps until he was a year old. Henry sounds like an early mover though and you might win the bet.

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  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 28, 2013, 9:48 am

    GO HENRY GO!!!! And I keep meaning to try coffee oats!! I need to get on that!

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  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 28, 2013, 9:55 am

    Haha the baby spoon made me smile because my dad is always making fun of me for using small spoons. I guess growing up as a kid, his family used big spoons to eat breakfast, whereas I’ve always used small ones. Maybe not as small as Henry’s, but still pretty small! Have a great Monday, and here’s hoping for lots of baby steps! :)

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  • Kristen January 28, 2013, 9:59 am

    Hi Caitlin! Thanks again for your blogs and fun stories. They are a great way to start the day! I have a quick question about Henry crawling/walking and your pets. Specifically their food and water bowls. How do you keep Henry out of them? I guess you can always just pick up the dog food bowls when they are done eating, but what about the water? Our daughter Sonia is just a few days older than Henry, and has been rocking back and forth on her hands and knees for a little while. I think crawling is right around the corner! We have good ideas about normal baby proofing (gates, socket covers, etc.), but the dog water is stumping us. I’m just not sure how she’s not going to get soaked! Thanks!!

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    • Caitlin January 28, 2013, 12:17 pm

      We have a section of our downstairs that Henry is allowed it and another that is blocked off with baby gates so everything goes in there. The dogs switch between the two spaces so they get a chance to drink.

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  • Laura @ RunningJunkie123 January 28, 2013, 10:00 am

    Hmmm….Coffee oats sound good! I wonder if, instead of boiling 1 cup of water, if I boiled 1/2 a cup and half a cup of coffee and put them in?? Instead of using the instant coffee….and a tsp of cocoa powder?? Now we have Mocha oats.

    Trying it tommorrow:-)

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  • Mary Jo January 28, 2013, 10:04 am

    Do tell!! Must be fun to have BIL watch
    you run!! What a fun family. Lots of support.

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  • Jessica R @ From the Kitchen to the Road January 28, 2013, 10:32 am

    I like the spoon. That is great!

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  • Katie January 28, 2013, 10:35 am

    Your family is the cutest! I love that you have a bet :) Go Henry!

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  • Joanne January 28, 2013, 10:53 am

    Once Henry starts walking, he’ll be running and so will you…sooo many more miles than you do now ;)

    Delicious coffee oats.

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  • jl January 28, 2013, 11:22 am

    100% with you – baby spoon and the walking. GO Henry though! :)

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  • Kris January 28, 2013, 11:43 am

    I always eat w/ little spoons, little forks, smaller plates, and even glasses. I don’t know what that says about me!

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    • JL January 28, 2013, 12:57 pm

      Me too! :)

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  • Chantal January 28, 2013, 11:48 am

    Hahaha I love that you guys took bets on this. You can do it, Henry!

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  • Allison January 28, 2013, 1:41 pm

    Nothing wrong with eating with a baby spoon! I find it makes me slow down and actually savor my food instead of rushing through my meals. I could have used some coffee oats this morning..hope you enjoyed them :)

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  • sara @ fitcupcaker January 28, 2013, 4:05 pm

    I dont really like coffee and even that sounds and looks good :) Perfect for a monday morning!

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  • Ali January 28, 2013, 5:21 pm

    What do you use to clean your hardwood floors? Mine need a good scrub!

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  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 28, 2013, 5:57 pm

    Coffee oats! YUM! I work at 5am tomorrow…coffee oats AND a cup of coffee might need to be in my future. ;)

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  • Emily @ Hungry Delights January 28, 2013, 11:01 pm

    Coffee oats sound perfect right now! Should be every insomniacs compulsory breakfast along with an espresso!
    xo Emily

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  • Angela January 29, 2013, 1:01 am

    I love that you all bet on it… I bet he feels the intensity and he’s motivated under pressure like his mama!

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