Yesterday was a baking day at our house. Mom, sister-in-law, Lydia and I tackled peanut butter cookies, sugar cookies, chocolate crinkles, snickerdoodles, orange shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate, chocolate chip cookies, and spritz cookies. It was a lot of fun and produced a ridiculous amount of sweets.
Today we be visited by a therapist of some kind. She's going to assess James so that at the Early Intervention meeting next week everyone will have a good picture of how James is doing six weeks after leaving the hospital. I think she's going to be impressed!
Speaking of James... he's three months old now! Isn't that amazing?!
Here's a quick confession: we haven't been very good about the Jesse Tree. We don't do it daily, more like every four days. It's there, it looks good, Lydia loves hanging the ornaments on it, but for some reason I just walk past it time and time again. The other thing I should mention about the Jesse Tree is that it's really hard to explain ancient prophecies to a two year old who - for some reason - has a hard time even remembering the names of the first man and woman. If it's a religious-y kind of question Lydia usually defaults to "God," "Jesus," or "Mary" as her answers.
I've been updating my little recipe box blog a lot more recently. There's a couple good, new recipes over there, if you'd like to check it out. There's also some weekly menus. My hope is to be more consistent with weekly menus, and incorporate some of the delicious meals that people made for us into them. I encourage / challenge you to leave your latest meal plan in the comment box of my meal plan, or post your own if you too are a blogger.
If you haven't registered for the Behold Conference yet, you only have eleven more days of mail delivery to get yours in and receive the $10 discount!
I registered - I hope to see you all there, too!
Go to http://www.beholdconference.com/ for more information, and to print off a registration form.
And please remember that there are partial and full scholarships available for those who cannot afford the $35 registration fee!
Because of how great you all have been in supporting my family and me since James' birth, and you are deeply connected to us through your prayers and sacrifices for James' miraculous healing,
You are warmly invited, during the joyful Season of Christmas, to help us celebrate James' miraculous life and his Sonship of the Father.
James was Baptised at birth, but the anointing and godparent promises will be celebrated on
Sunday, January 2, 2011
during the 9am Mass
at St. Luke's Catholic Church
A celebratory brunch will follow in the church hall.