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This blog was started in 2008 when we did IVF for the first time to build our family after 5 1/2 years of infertility. We now have 8 and 2 year old boys (thanks to modern medicine) and we are enjoying our blessed life as parents ♥ In the summer of 2016 we took another huge step and moved across the country from Oklahoma to New York! This blog is about life and everything in between



Sunday, February 22, 2015

{Robot} Baby Shower!

Today was my baby shower hosted by my SIL Amy and my mom! The theme was "robots" and everything turned out so well! We all pitched in to make it special. Handmade invites were sent out and since robot stuff is hard to find, we had to get creative with decorations! Amy drew this great banner:



 
There was lots of good snacks and desserts to munch on! We had fruit kababs, veggie cups, cupcakes, a robot cake, pinwheels, blueberry trifle, banana pudding, pretzels, crackers and dip, and blue punch. Yum! Check out this amazing robot cake that Amy made:


 

 


These little bags were filled with popcorn for take-home favors

There were 4 different games (with prizes!) that we had ready. For this one, you cut a string to the length you think will go around my belly! (My mom won this one)


There was also a word scramble (Regina won this) and a questionnaire to see how well everyone knew me! (Margaret won this one)

For this one we filled a large bottle with kisses and people had to guess how many were in it. There was 138 and Margaret guessed the closest at 132! She got to take home the candy.
 


Of course Brad wanted to help people fill out their answers!









 Everyone was so sweet to bring presents and baby Jacob got a lot of much needed goodies! We all had a fun time seeing what each gift was.






 Everyone had a great time and I am so appreciative for those who came to celebrate our new addition! I will leave you with a picture from our US on Thursday of what my little one's face looks like.....


Only 7 weeks left to go!


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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Orange Cream No-Bake Cheesecake

I made this delicious dessert for the first time a few days ago and I was very happy with it! Around here, we love anything that tastes like an orange creamsicle and this fits the part perfectly. It was super quick to put together and ready to eat in a few hours. Definitely a make again! Unfortunately I don't remember where I got the recipe from, but I will share it with you from my cookbook.


9in graham cracker crust
1 box orange jello
1c cottage cheese
8oz soft cream cheese
8oz thawed cool whip
2/3c boiling water

Stir water with Jello until dissolved. Let cool slightly and add to large bowl with cottage cheese and sour cream. Mix well. Slowly add cool whip and mix, then pour all into crust. Refrigerate for 2-4hrs before serving.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

That's OK

As a parent I really saw how much of my controlling tendencies I had to overcome. Not that I'm super controlling, but I do like things to go a certain way in my house just to make life run smoother. Nick is the same way, and perhaps even more so than I am. But things are a bit different when it comes to kids, and that is something that we are both learning as we go. Sometimes things don't go exactly as you want them to, and sometimes that's ok.
 
Brad has holes in the knees of some of his jeans, but that's ok because that means he has been playing and being a kid.
Sometimes he goes to bed a few minutes late but that's ok because he was reading me his favorite story.
Sometimes he has a snack right before dinner, but that's ok because it was a banana and I will never NOT let him eat a piece of fresh fruit when he wants it.
Sometimes he comes home from school with paint on his shirt, but that's ok because that means he was participating and learning.
Sometimes he gets marker on his hands and face but that's ok because that means he was drawing and being creative.
Sometimes he wants me to brush his teeth for him, and that's ok because I know these days will be gone soon.
He insists on buckling his own buckle in the car (even though it takes forever) and that's ok because he is learning to be independent.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

First Performance

 I am a proud momma! Last Friday was Bradley's very first time to have a school performance. I had to work that day but was able to leave just long enough to see him show off his hard work! I wouldn't have missed it for the world. Nick and I are so proud of him--he behaved so well, and remembered all of his hand gestures. They sang 5 short songs about Valentine's Day and did a great job. He didn't even act up when he spotted us, he just smiled really big!




 
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