Olivia usually takes her bath first, followed by Jackson. While he splashes in the tub, she likes to make faces in the mirror. Often, there is dancing and singing involved.
And sometimes she will simply stare intently at her reflection, inspecting the details of this face looking back at her, this little person who is Olivia. It's clear she is pleased with what she sees. Why shouldn't she be? I hope she always feels that way whenever she looks in a mirror.
Lunch was Humble and Hearty Vegetable Soup from Celebrate Vegan. My favorite recipe from that cookbook. The barley truly does make it hearty.
For dinner I made Rooted Vegan's Mango Chutney Tofu Salad. We enjoyed the combination of sweet mango, crunchy celery, and smoky toasted cashews.
I also made the Creamy Squash Casserole from Cookin' Crunk, made with summer squash which is abundant right now. It was a tad on the bland side -- you wouldn't want to eat it as a meal on its own, but it's fine as a side dish.