Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I am so blessed to introduce to our sweet baby boy born...
September 20, 2011 at 7:40pm
7 pounds and 6 ounces
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
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.
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.
by Susan Meyers by Robia H. Harris
by Giles Andreae by Ezra Jack Keats
by Regina Doman by Anna Grossnickle Hines
by Gillian Shields by Julie Markes
by Russell Hoban by John Burningham
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.
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.
Posted by Robina at 1:30 PM
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
This is worth two minutes of your time...
Posted by Robina at 3:59 PM
Saturday, September 10, 2011
On this day of remembrance of lives lost, a beautiful way to honor all life...
Thursday, September 8, 2011
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...
Happy Birthday Mary (2009)
Visit Catholic Cuisine for some inspiring and beautiful yummy ideas for celebrating.
Mary, born Immaculate, Pray for us.