Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Our Baby Boy Blessing


I am so blessed to introduce to our sweet baby boy born...
September 20, 2011 at 7:40pm
7 pounds and 6 ounces
20 inches

It was my longest labor (24 hours and a sleepless night night of false labor the night before),
but worth every minute.
He is so precious, so I am going to go back to snuggling him. Enjoy the pictures.


Friday, September 16, 2011

Fun Activities to Prepare for A Baby on the Way

I planned a fun morning of activities for my children as we get closer (7 days away) to my due date. It was a wonderful way to spend time together before the baby. 

Reading

We read books all about a baby growing in a mommy's belly or a new baby in the house and adjusting to being a big brother and sister.  
Everywhere Babies                     Hi New Baby!  
by Susan Meyers                   by Robia H. Harris
                                There's a House Inside My Mommy                         Peter's Chair 
                                                        by Giles Andreae                                      by Ezra Jack Keats

Angel in the Waters                               Big Like Me
            by Regina Doman                   by Anna Grossnickle Hines

by Gillian Shields                           by Julie Markes

by Russell Hoban                   by John Burningham
Yummy Treats 

We made baby feet rolled sugar cookies and decorated them with butter cream frosting and both blue and pink sprinkles since we don't know yet if this baby is a boy or a girl.




Crafts

The children each made a simple card welcoming the new baby and telling them how much they love the baby. The standards of love are loving you "as much as a racecar" (Pumpkin) and "as much as a flower" (Peaches). There was lots of sticker decorations.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Some people have such a gift of creativity...

This is worth two minutes of your time...

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Remembering and Respecting all Life

On this day of remembrance of lives lost, a beautiful way to honor all life...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Immaculate Mary!!

It's the Blessed Mother's Birthday today. A wonderful day to keep it simple and have fun. Make a cake or cupcakes or take it easy and by a little grocery bakery cake. Sing "Happy Birthday" to Mary (singing "Immaculate Mary" as well since she was born "immaculate"), pray a Hail Mary (or the whole rosary or just a decade, the latter is the reality for our younger family) and bring some flowers to a statue of Mary. It's a simple feast like this that my kids love the most. This year we'll be combining dinner and dessert by making a big stake of blueberry pancakes layered with whip cream in the shape of a birthday cake with a candle on top. Here's what we have done in years past...



Visit Catholic Cuisine for some inspiring and beautiful yummy ideas for celebrating.

Mary, born Immaculate, Pray for us.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Congratulations Charlotte!

A sweet blogging friend just welcomed her precious little girl. Visit here and see her sweet newborn face.

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